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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sunday Scoop Week of 9/27/15 - What's Happening This Week of Coming Up Soon

A. Casola Farm Fall Fest
178 Highway 34
Holmdel, NJ

Now through  October 31!

Hay Rides

Pony Rides

Petting Zoo

Corn Maze

Wild West Show (weekends only)

Circle Line Bear Mountain Cruises & On-board Oktober Fest
Pier 83
42nd and 12th
New York, New York

Take a 2.5 hour cruise up the Hudson enjoying the autumnal sights and our new Onboard Oktoberfest with live music and German food and beer specials up to Bear Mountain State Park. You’ll hop off the boat there, where for 3 hours, you can enjoy the park’s 50+ hiking and biking trails, paddle around the lake, visit the Bear Mountain Zoo, brunch at The Bear Mountain Inn and take in the general splendor of nature and fall weather.

Now through 11/1 SAVE $10 WITH CODE BEAR2015

For more information or to book a cruise go to https://www.circleline42.com
Kidzsignments New Jersey's Largest Kids Consigment Sale
Coming This October!

Flemington, NJ  Oct. 1-3
Hunterdon County Fairgrounds

Edison, NJ Oct. 15-17
NJ Convention Center

Last day of sales most items 1/2 price!

For more info. go to http://www.kidzsignments.com/
October Events at Franklin Square
200 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA

October 2 – 31, 6 - 9 pm – Spooky Mini Golf – Philly Mini Golf is transformed into spooky fun for the season with fog, lights, music, and surprises (Fri., Sat., and Sun. evenings) ($9 adults, $7 children).

October 24, noon - 3 pm – Pumpkin Patch – Pick a pumpkin out of the Pumpkin Patch and decorate it to take home, FREE for children 10 and under. (Group reservations and participation not available.) Also, the Lightning Bolt Express Train makes the traditional fall stop in the Square ($5 adults, $4 children).

October 24, 4 - 10 pm – OktoberFestivus – Enjoy some of Philly’s finest food trucks, activities, and a summer beer garden presented by Barren Hill Brewery. Admission is free, with food and beverage available for purchase from participating vendors.

October 31, 12 noon - 3 pm – Trick or Treat Trail – Decorate your very own Trick or Treat bag and follow the map to the Trick or Treat Trail stops in the park. FREE for children 10 and under.  Group reservations and participation are not available. Also, the Lightning Bolt Express Train makes the traditional fall stop in the Square ($5 adults, $4 children).

Upcoming at The Strand Theater
400 Clifton Avenue
Lakewood, NJ

ALMOST QUEEN special guest Giffords Lane, Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 8PM

A Night of Rock and Roll to benefit the Homeless.
Almost Queen succeeds 
in blending the vocal layering and studio precision that is a signature of the band with the energy and spectacle of a live stage production. Elaborate lighting, effects and costumes aptly frame the seasoned musicians who step into these very large shoes to effectively render an authentic "Queen experience". The band can boast an unbroken string of sold out theaters from New York to San Diego, while headlining major rock festivals in a number of foreign countries as well as the US. 
Ticket prices: $25 to $40 (Plus $5 fee per ticket)

For more information go to http://www.strand.org/events/event-listing/
Upcoming  October Events at iPlay America
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ
UFC 192 - October 3, 8:00 PM
 Join all the non-stop action at the Gametime Bar and Grill of UFC 192. Come check out newly crowned Light Heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier as he defends his title for the first time against Alexander Gustafsson. Also on the card, fighting for the first time since2013, Rashad Evans takes on Ryan “Darth” Bader. The action kicks off at 8pm, where it’s always Game Time! - See more at: http://www.iplayamerica.com/special-event/ufc-192#sthash.m6kJcayZ.dpuf

Girl Night In -October 10, 7:00 PM
Come out for a Girls Night In of friendship, music, and fun with six of your favorite stars! Girls Night in featuring MyLifeAsEva, Meredith Foster, Alisha Marie, Meghan Rienks, Mia Stammer and Andie Case on Saturday, October 10 at iPlay Americas Event Center. - See more at: http://www.iplayamerica.com/special-event/girls-night#sthash.zY1VbNoh.dpuf

3 Shades of Blue From America's Got Talent - October 17, 5:00 PM
3 Shades of Blue is a national pop rock band from Philadelphia, PA. They are 3 brothers (Jeffery- 21, Jesse- 21, Austin- 19) + a friend (Dane- 21). They are known for their unique blend of rock and solid lyrics of hope. Their energy and hearts for music have gained the attention of leaders in the industry and many fans along the East Coast. They have recently performed with many national and international bands like Switchfoot, Skillet, Tenth Avenue North, Family Force 5, Third Day, City Harmonic, Plumb, Mikeschair, Josh Wilson, Reilly, Stellar Kart, The Advice, Lightswitch, Superhero and many more. 3SB also competed in season 10 of America’s Got Talent! They have played at festivals around the east including: Winterfest, Creation, Alive, Unity Festival, SoulFest, and The Columbia Freedom Festival. - See more at: http://www.iplayamerica.com/special-event/3-shades-blue-americas-got-talent#sthash.FTOVUwv0.dpuf

Tickets FREE to this event

Plain White T's - October 30
It's been years since the Plain White T's kicked off their career in the Chicago suburbs, playing a mix of pop, punk, and melody-driven rock & roll in basements and clubs across the metro area. A decade-and-a-half later — with several thousand shows and a string of platinum-selling singles, including the mega-hit "Hey There Delilah” (the 18th most downloaded song of all time), under their belts — the guys haven't stopped heading back to the basement to dream up new sounds. Now, five years after the release of Wonders of the Younger, they're upping the ante by striking out on their own as an independent band, even putting the finishing touches on their newest album in frontman Tom Higgenson's basement studio. The result is American Nights, an album that focuses on everything fans have come to expect from the Plain White T's — summery anthems, heart-on-the-sleeve lyrics, acoustic love songs — while still breaking new ground.- See more at: http://www.iplayamerica.com/special-event/plain-white-ts#sthash.ZpViQCcD.dpuf
The Grand Tour

Coming October 21, 2015 - January 10, 2016

Get the best seats in the house with VIP tickets. 

Now is your chance to grab center ringside seats to their new show. VIP Limited so order now!

VIP Seats Include:

Seating in the first two rows
Access to the VIP Lounge
Private restrooms
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres
Open bar
Circus costumes for kids to try on

For more information or to order tickets go to https://tickets.bigapplecircus.org/Online/default.asp
News from Michelle Tabnick Communications

presents Legends & Visionaries 2015
and a Season Opening Event
at Danspace Project
October 1-3, 2015

New York Theatre Ballet will perform Legends & Visionaries 2015 from October 1-3, 2015 at Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street, NYC. Performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm. A Season Opening Event will take place on Thursday at 7pm in the garden. Tickets are $20 ($15 for Danspace members), and are available online at www.danspaceproject.org or by calling OvationTix/TheaterMania at 866.811.4111. To attend the Season Opening Event, email admin@nytb.org or call 212-679-0401.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
2015-16 Season features a host of
Grammy Award winners

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is pleased to announce its 2015-16 music series. This year's lineup includes 61st Season opener Michael Feinstein, a children's favorite Black Violin, a reimagining of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by Art of Time Ensemble, a holiday concert by Vienna Boys Choir, Robert Glasper Trio, a jazz violin virtuoso Regina Carter, and a tribute to Nat King Cole featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli. These musical events reflect the artistic excellence and cultural diversity to which Brooklyn Center is dedicated.
Tickets to Brooklyn Center's music series range from $18-$65 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 2015-16 music series includes:
  • Michael Feinstein: The Gershwins and Me
  • Black Violin
  • Art of Time Ensemble - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • The Vienna Boys Choir - Christmas In Vienna
  • Robert Glasper Trio
  • Regina Carter's Southern Comfort
  • Straighten Up & Fly Right: The Nat King Cole Tribute
Michael Feinstein's: The Gershwin and Me
2015-16 Season Opener
Saturday, October 24, 2014 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $36-$65
Emmy- and Grammy-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein brings his impeccable piano skills and unparalleled interpretations to some of the greatest selections in the entire American Songbook, peppered with personal anecdotes from his autobiographical book The Gershwins and Me, which reflects upon his six-year collaboration with the great Ira Gershwin.

Black Violin
Saturday November 14, 2014 2:00pm
Tickets $18Back by popular demand, virtuoso violinists Kev Marcus and Wil B return to Brooklyn with their electrifying mash-up of hip-hop, classical, and pop tunes. With appearances ranging from the Apollo Theater and the Billboard Music Awards to three NFL Super Bowls and President Obama's official Inaugural Ball, this dynamic duo never fails to take audiences by storm with their unique spin on music for strings.
Art of Time Ensemble
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Saturday November 21, 2014 8:00pm
Tickets $30
With hits including "When I'm Sixty-Four," "With a Little Help From My Friends," and the title song, The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has been designated "the most important rock and roll album ever made" by Rolling Stone magazine. Toronto's Art of Time Ensemble brings this iconic collection to life in a fusion of high art and pop culture that reveals the universal and timeless qualities that lie at the heart of all great music.

The Vienna Boys Choir - Christmas in Vienna
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8pm
Tickets $36-$45
This illustrious group of young musicians has been delighting music lovers across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone, distinctive charm, and crowd-pleasing repertoire. Christmas in Vienna showcases these gifted musicians in an extraordinary program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, popular songs and, of course, holiday favorites.

The Robert Gasper Trio
Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 8pm
Tickets: $35
More than ten years after making his debut at the legendary Blue Note, 2015 Grammy-winning pianist Robert Glasper graces the Whitman stage with an intimate concert combining original jazz compositions and selections from his June 2015 album Covered, which draws from some of Glasper's favorite songs by artists including Joni Mitchell, John Legend, and Radiohead.

Regina Carter's Southern Comfort
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8pm
Tickets: $35
Violin virtuoso and MacArthur fellow Regina Carter is considered the foremost jazz violinist of her generation, putting her indelible stamp on collaborations with artists as diverse as Wynton Marsalis, Mary J. Blige, and Dolly Parton. Her latest recording, titled Southern Comfort, pays a tender tribute to her paternal grandfather, an Alabama coal miner, as it draws from Appalachian fiddle tunes, church hymns, and the joyous Southern folk music that infused her childhood

Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Nat King Cole Tribute
Featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3pm
Tickets: $40
As a singer, Nat King Cole was called "the best friend a song ever had," but he was essentially a jazz performer at heart. Three-time Grammy Award-winning pianist Ramsey Lewis and singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli join forces in this tribute to the titan of fifties vocal pop, performing favorites including "Route 66," "Mona Lisa," "Unforgettable," and more.
Visit BrooklynCenter.org for a complete season lineup.
Multibuy discounts (four or more shows) save 15% off individual ticket prices (not applicable for Alexander, Who's Not... Going to Move). Multibuyers enjoy flexible ticket exchanges and discounted parking for purchased performances. 50% discount for children ages 12 and under for select performances. Discounts also available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, and groups. $10 student rush tickets available day-of-show,
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2 train to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue
Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org
Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm
Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3331
News from Waldmania PR





Best-selling children's recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner and The Laurie Berkner Band are thrilled to bring their "Greatest Hits Tour" home to Manhattan, with a family show at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 17 in The Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, New York, NY.
News from O & M Co.




Clear Channel Spectacolor and New York Comic Con will kick off New York Super Week with the second annual “Celebrity Karaoke: A Epic Evening with the Stars,” Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at Hard Rock Café Times Square (1501 Broadway).  Hosted and co-produced by Justin Guarini, currently starring in the world-premiere musical comedy Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical, “Celebrity Karaoke” gives Comic Con and Broadway fans the opportunity to perform with a live karaoke band alongside Broadway’s brightest stars.  Chart-topping R&B singer/songwriter Deborah Cox will lead the roster of stars with additional performers to be announced soon. Tickets are $40 for VIP floor seats and $25 for general admission, and are now on sale via TicketWeb here.

A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit Random Acts Org, a US-based, global nonprofit that strives to conquer the world, one random act of kindness at a time. The organization inspires individuals and groups to come together and help improve the overall well-being of their communities.  Random Acts will use this opportunity to benefit Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center and will accept non-perishable food donations at Celebrity Karaoke.

Tony Award-winning producer Jayne Baron Sherman (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Tony Award nominees Dan Markley(Something Rotten) and Carl Levin (Rock of Ages) will judge the performances. At the end of the night, the judges will select one winner who will receive an incredible prize package to help further their goals of stardom.  The package will include a private voice lesson with Justin Guarini, a sit down with the panel of Broadway producers, a work session with a top NYC casting director, and a headshot session with NYC photographer Nathan Johnson.  Additionally, the winning performance will be broadcast on one of Clear Channel Spectacolor’s billboards in Times Square with full color and audio. 

To enter, aspiring singers should record a performance of themselves singing their favorite karaoke song (Broadway and/or rock) and upload it to YouTube.  Video submissions should be under three minutes and submitted to BroadwayWorld.com via the contest landing page here. Submissions will be accepted through Monday, September 28, 2015.  BroadwayWorld.com will select two guaranteed slots from the submissions.  All contestants must be able to provide their own transportation to New York City’s Hard Rock Café in Times Square on October 5, 2015.
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MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West,Executive Director) is thrilled to announce casting for the New York premiere of John Pollono’s Lost Girls.  Golden Globe® nominated star of stage and screen, Piper Perabo—who recently completed five seasons of the USA’s popular drama series “Covert Affairs” for which she received a Golden Globe® Award nomination, and was last seen onstage in the Broadway and MCC Theater productions of Neil LaBute’sReasons to be Pretty—stars alongside Ebon Moss-Bachrach (HBO’s “Girls”), Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal), Tasha Lawrence (Good People, The Whale), and newcomers Lizzy DeClement and Josh Green.  The production is directed by Jo Bonney who last collaborated with playwright Pollono on MCC’s critically acclaimed production of Small Engine Repair.  Lost Girls will begin previews on October 21, 2015 ahead of a November 9, 2015 opening night.  It is scheduled through November 29, 2015.  Casting for Lost Girls by Telsey + Co.   For more information on MCC Theater, please visit www.mcctheater.org
And that's the scoop. Tune in Monday for another Talking Topic.

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