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  • Fetty Wap, Halsey & Charlie Puth: NJ's Pop Heavyweights
    Big name collaborations keep coming He is featured on the official remix of David Guetta s single Bang My Head with Sia In an interview with Maxim Wap revealed he now has a home in Hackensack filled with Air Jordans this may be an exaggeration According to his official bio his mission in hip hop isn t to become more famous but to use his fortunes to help his community rise above their hardships Halsey Hometown Washington Born September 29 1994 Label Astralwerks Universal Music Group Instagram iamhalsey instagram com iamhalsey Ashley Frangipane initially caught attention on the blogging platform Tumblr where she published original song lyrics and poems and earned 16 000 subscribers on YouTube by 18 Her stage name is an anagram of her first name and also a reference to a street in Brooklyn where she developed her sound Her honest song lyrics appeal to young women with frank descriptions of sex drug use and dealing with mental illness She graduated from Warren Hills Regional High School in 2012 and worked on songwriting until she self released her first single Ghost on SoundCloud in January 2014 The song exploded online catching the attention of five record labels within days Recommended Reading Charlie Puth Rumson s Pop Prodigy Badlands released in August was the second biggest debut of 2015 for a female artist s first full length album Meghan Trainor s Title was first Sharing her album title with a well known song by another New Jersey artist is merely a coincidence The work is also her label s highest charting album ever Her fall tour sold out within minutes resulting in countless venue upgrades in cities across North America which also sold out within minutes Halsey s dedicated fan base spurred an impressive venue addition a Madison Square Garden show to close out her world tour on August 13 2016 The pre sale sold out within 24 hours and the entire arena is almost sold out She also opens for the Weeknd s The Madness tour and appears on Justin Bieber s newest album Purpose dropping November 13 on a song called The Feeling Halsey also covered Fetty Wap s Trap Queen for a Norwegian radio station Charlie Puth Hometown Rumson Born December 2 1991 Label Atlantic Records Instagram charlieputh instagram com charlieputh When Charlie Puth was only two a dog bite left him with a permanent scar on his right eyebrow He started posting singing videos to YouTube in 2009 and graduated from Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School in 2010 He went on to major in music production and engineering at the prestigious Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship On his second day in Los Angeles in July 2014 his publicist tipped him off that the Fast Furious franchise was looking for a moving original song to play at the end of Furious 7 as a tribute to actor Paul Walker who died in November 2013 in a car accident While Puth had

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  • Count Basie Theatre Plans Major Expansion - New Jersey Monthly
    Jersey pop culture and entertainment have performed at the Red Bank performing arts center once called the Carlton Theater in various stages of their careers Maureen danced onstage in the venue s Nutcracker performances Steven bought his first guitar nearby at Jack s Music and helped define the Jersey Shore sound as a member of Bruce Springsteen s E Street Band and co founder of Southside Johnny the Asbury Jukes who will be performing at the theater on December 31 to ring in 2016 Springsteen was the best man at Steven and Maureen s wedding The couple appeared in TV s Sopranos as Silvio and Gabriella Dante Jacquie Lee Colts Neck teen and contestant from The Voice also spoke at the press conference The project is not scheduled to commence until nearly 20 million has been raised for the nonprofit theater We re optimistic that we can raise the money and have shovels in the ground within three to four years said Count Basie Theatre president and CEO Adam Philipson at the announcement Rendering of the remodeled Count Basie Theatre Courtesy of the Count Basie Theatre Click to enlarge images Read more Culture Corner Just For the Web articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016 February 2016 Best New Restaurants Table of Contents Subscribe Give a Gift Locate a Newsstand Purchase back issues View older issues Paper Mill Playhouse presents A Bronx Tale Millburn Feb 04

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  • Becky Quick: Quick Study
    agree with the criticism that CNBC put the candidates on the spot BQ I honestly don t think it was any different than the two debates that went on before then If you go back and look at the questions they re all pretty similar We were trying to distinguish between candidates sure but that s the goal of any debate NJM So your panel didn t set out to fling gotchas BQ We didn t If you want to be president the leader of the free world you have to be able to handle tough questions This campaign season is different in that there are so many people in the race and the people leading are outsiders to the GOP establishment They re not people who have been sanctioned so they have a lot to answer for Recommended Reading Charlie Puth Rumson s Pop Prodigy NJM You took some heat for your debate performance At one point Donald Trump denied saying something you asked him about You appeared to have forgotten your source Did you fumble that exchange BQ Do I wish I had had the source in front of me Sure But you don t expect somebody to deny something that s on his own website so it took me by surprise but overall it wasn t a bad experience NJM You have thick skin Is that from living in New Jersey BQ It s from experience It used to bother me when somebody said they didn t like the shirt I was wearing Now I ve learned to jump around with Donald Trump and Chris Christie NJM You re known for hard hitting interviews with power brokers like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates Who impressed you most BQ If I had to pick one person I guess it would be Charlie Munger the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Charlie is 90 years old and he tells people exactly what he thinks NJM Last year Squawk Box celebrated its 20th anniversary with a series of conversations about the future with business and media visionaries like Barry Diller and Les Moonves What did you learn BQ When you talk to these people who have been doing incredible things for 20 and 30 years you realize they ve had that longevity because they understand change and they ve been willing to adapt What I ve taken away is that you have to adapt to the pace of change to be successful If you don t move fast you ll lose your lunch NJM Oh no You don t want to lose your lunch BQ I don t mean lose your lunch like you re going to vomit I mean you re going to get your lunch eaten if you don t move quickly There are no photos with those IDs or post 123782 does not have any attached images Read more NJM Q A People articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to

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  • NJ-Bred Poet's Road to the Pulitzer
    a graphic artist for the Yellow Pages his father one of the air traffic controllers fired by Ronald Reagan after they went on strike in 1981 At Rutgers in New Brunswick he studied political science aiming for law school and contributed to campus publications That s where I got the writing bug he says But Pardlo left Rutgers for the Marine Corps Reserves moved to Denmark briefly and then back to New Jersey where he managed Serengeti s Café and Jazz Club his grandfather s nightspot in Pennsauken I always looked forward to my friends coming to the club and talking about literature and art and politics Pardlo says It was just oppressively obvious that I needed to be in school Recommended Reading For WDHA The Song Remains the Same He enrolled in Rutgers Camden still intending to become a lawyer A poetry workshop and the lessons he absorbed from the musicians who passed through the club changed his compass heading Being exposed to people who were doing the thing they were passionate about on a daily basis and managing to feed and shelter themselves that was a revelation he says These days Pardlo who lives in Brooklyn with his wife Ginger and their two daughters is a teaching fellow at Columbia University and is working on a graduate degree in non fiction writing His Pulitzer is the sixth in the last 15 years awarded to a poet with Garden State ties a depth and breadth of literary history that is special to New Jersey he says There are no photos with those IDs or post 119186 does not have any attached images Read more Culture Corner Jersey Living People articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition

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  • All Manner of Art Thrives at Mana
    and president Eugene Lemay considers most impressive Those who come for a tour Mana JC is open weekdays from 10 am to 5 pm and there is no admission fee are likely to be captivated by its concept which essentially is how elastic breezy and interactive the experience of looking at art can be At museums and galleries you re going to see the final product says Lemay 54 of Hillsdale At Mana you see the work in progress So you can actually walk into the artist s studio You see the painting being painted or the sculpture being sculpted You can talk to the artist about his or her process In the case of a current attraction Making Art Dance Backdrops and Costumes Celebrating 30 Years of the Armitage Foundation you also can see a traditionally curated exhibition Making Art Dance which runs through March 13 culls set designs and costumes created by famed choreographer Karole Armitage with artists and fashion designers including Jean Paul Gaultier Jeff Koons and Christian Lacroix all displayed in Mana s 50 000 square foot Glass Gallery Adding to the experience Armitage s New York dance company Armitage Gone Dance has a permanent residency at Mana Her fourth floor studio is walled with glass allowing visitors to watch rehearsals Recommended Reading Charlie Puth Rumson s Pop Prodigy Lemay says scheduling is not particularly important when planning a trip to Mana JC Ninety percent of the time dancers will be dancing he says And at least some artists making visual art selected by Lemay and a committee of five are always on hand working in spacious light filled studios They include fashion photographer Sante D Orazio Vogue Vanity Fair and sculptor Shelter Serra Bold face names such as Marina Abramovic the famed installation artist and Gary Lichtenstein the master printer may be harder to pin down in Jersey City But they are also aligned with Mana JC through ongoing collaborations all masterminded and executed by Lemay who calls himself very persuasive Many Mana artists are displaced New Yorkers Rents go up in places like SoHo Williamsburg Chelsea and they get pushed out Lemay says It has not been hard to lure them to Jersey City where cultural and culinary attractions abound Due to open in April in downtown Jersey City is White Eagle Hall a venue for concerts and other performances with space for 400 seated and 800 standing Todd Abramson a former owner of Maxwell s the Hoboken music club that closed in 2013 is the music booker Culturally I think we ve reached critical mass says Jersey City planning director Bob Cotter Nobody in the art world needs much convincing that it s a good time to be in Jersey City Click to enlarge images Face Time Artist Laura Alexander greets visitors at her Mana studio On a Roll Matt Reilly of the rock band Japanther paints with his skateboard at Mana Glass Gallery Read more Culture Corner Jersey Living articles By submitting

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  • A New Exhibit—The Role of Servants in a Country House—At The Kean Family Estate On The Campus of Kean University
    home We felt that the real stars of the show Downton Abbey are the servants says Schroh noting the exhibit s focus on the downstairs rather than the upstairs residents of Liberty Hall Each period decorated room has uniformed mannequins posed as though serving tea or inviting guests to leave a calling card on a silver tray In 1900 the needs of the Kean family who lived at Liberty Hall were met by the simple ringing of the servant s bell Schroh says In one bedroom a black clad mannequin representing a lady s maid stands next to a corset In another a valet appears to lay a gentleman s evening wear on a four poster bed Recommended Reading Net Gains The History of Pound Fishing The Kean family kept copious records on the household staff We went through ledgers and notebooks Schroh says The results astonished us We know who worked here for how long and how much the servants were paid Some of the records are on display in the kitchen As in Downton Abbey the butler was in charge The butler was the first person a visitor would see and the last to see guests out Schroh says Though it may seem hard to believe dinner plates were indeed positioned on the table with a straight edge We still have the ruler says Schroh Liberty Hall kean edu libertyhall is located at 1003 Morris Avenue Union Tours run 10 am to 4 pm Monday to Saturday departing on the hour the last tour departs at 3 pm Click to enlarge images The restored exterior of the former Kean family mansion Servants in the dining room Read more Culture Corner Historic Jersey Jersey Living articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments

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  • Lest We Forget: The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Traffic rushes by at a distance much like the war itself The memorial was dedicated in 1995 and the adjacent museum and educational center in 1998 The newest addition to the site dedicated in May is a Huey helicopter displayed at an angle that makes it look and sound when speakers are blaring the roar of rotors as if it has landed in front of the museum We sanded for seven months says Ken Gurbisz who flew Hueys in Vietnam Gurbisz and a team of 30 volunteers restored the museum s chopper which had been sitting in a field at Fort Dix for 20 years It s the iconic image of the Vietnam War Gurbisz says We thought we should have one here The museum echoes the circular design of the memorial with an outer ring of exhibits that tell the broad story of the war and an inner ring that tells the personal ones Recommended Reading Court Street School Fortified Students for Anything Do you know the good news Because you re going to be a Papa David R Beattie s mother wrote to him on August 12 1966 The letter is displayed next to a telegram delivered to Beattie s Neptune home one month later It begins I deeply regret to confirm that your son Beattie s name is on the wall one of four on the panel for September 18th There are no photos with those IDs or post 92353 does not have any attached images Read more Culture Corner Historic Jersey Jersey Living articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table

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  • Morris Museum: A Century of Curiosities
    in which Elvis showed up The challenge was to turn everyday toys like Rubik s cubes Legos toy soldiers and crayons into playful sophisticated pieces of artwork The permanent collections are no less varied ranging from dinosaur artifacts to model trains to the world class Murtogh D Guinness Collection of 750 mechanical musical instruments music boxes and automated figures Among the latter are a clown that loses its head a 10 foot tall one man band and a fairground organ that belts out ragtime tunes We re able to present high quality programs through a small but dedicated staff and 400 plus volunteers says executive director Linda S Moore The nonprofit relies on admission fees fund raising initiatives and the support of foundations and corporations Some 450 000 adults and children visit each year Among the current exhibits through October 27 is An Evening of Elegance 200 Years of Costumes for Special Occasions organized by Sergonis and costume curator Elizabeth Laba We re eager to present a collection of magnificent gowns including one that was worn to Abraham Lincoln s inaugural ball says Sergonis Recommended Reading A New Year Celebration And Much More The museum sprang from humble roots in 1913 a tiny collection known at the time as the cabinet of curiosities Families returning from travels donated what were considered to be exotic items Local schoolkids were fascinated and the collection took off from there In 1964 the museum moved to its current location once the summer home of the Frelinghuysen family The mansion is full of nooks and crannies and secret hiding places Last year behind a bookcase the staff discovered a forgotten alcove packed with antique weapons Once cataloged the treasures will be exhibited next year Since 1986 the institution has also boasted its own theater a rarity among museums The 300 seat Bickford Theatre presents dramas comedies thrillers musicals a children s series and a jazz showcase Morris Museum s black tie centennial gala will take place September 21 For sponsorship or ticket information contact the museum at 973 971 3705 Click to enlarge images One of the many glamorous gowns on display at the Evening of Elegance costume exhibit at the Morris Museum A larger than life Elvis portrait made entirely of Rubik s cubes was part of the Morris Museum s recent Toying with Art show Read more Culture Corner Historic Jersey Jersey Living articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016 February 2016 Best New Restaurants Table of Contents Subscribe Give a Gift Locate a Newsstand Purchase back issues View older issues Paper Mill Playhouse presents A Bronx Tale Millburn

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