Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sunday Scoop Week of 10/18/15 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Sun Bank Center
181 Hamilton Avenue at Rt. 29
Trenton, NJ 
Wednesday, October 21
MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce Central NJ Fall Expo
The event will run from 10:00am - 2:00pm and is a must-attend for businesses and consumers. Showcasing over 100 of the region’s top organizations, the Expo is a great opportunity for businesses to connect with nearby affiliates, giving consumers the chance to engage first-hand with local organizations.

Admission for this event is FREE!
There will be plenty of parking and the traditional Restaurant Row as well as the Healthcare Corridor will be featured.

For more information go to http://midjerseychamber.org/
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Halloween  at iPlay America
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ

1.Full Moon After Dark Dance Party Oct. 23, and 30
2. Everybody Screams! Oct. 24-25, 31-Nov. 1 
3. The Phantom of iPA Oct. 24-25, 31-Nov. 1 

For more information go to http://www.iplayamerica.com/
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Upcoming at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York, NY

Saturday October 24 11:00 AM
National Dance Institute the Celebration Team
A joyous afternoon of kids dancing for kids from this award-winning New York City institution.
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Upcoming at TADA! Youth Theater
15 W. 28th St
New York, NY

Oct. 29 at  6pm & 30 at 7pm
Banned Broadway Project
Teens from TADA's Ensemble explore musicals and plays that have faced controversy.
Free admission for teens and adults. Reservations Required.

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Upcoming at the New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
(between 76th and 77th Street)
New York, NY

October 30-2015-February 28, 2016
Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection
This holiday season, the New-York Historical Society will be transformed into a magical wonderland with a dynamic installation from its renowned Jerni Collection of model trains, scenic elements, and toys from a bygone era. Featuring several treasures exhibited for the first time since New-York Historical acquired the collection, Holiday Express will unfold over a broad swath of the first floor and continue throughout the lower-level DiMenna Children’s History Museum. With the aid of theatrical lighting, an ambient audio “soundscape,” and other visual effects, visitors will be engaged in all-new and captivating holiday experience. Organized by New-York Historical’s Mike Thornton, Assistant Curator of Material Culture.

For more information go to http://www.nyhistory.org/
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GLOBAL CRICKET LEGENDS TO PLAY ON AMERICAN SOIL FOR FIRST TIME

Cricket Legends Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne Headline
“Cricket All-Star Series” at Citi Field on Saturday, November 7

Global cricket superstars Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne headline a star-studded lineup of renowned players from around the world in the inaugural “Cricket All-Star Series” Saturday, November 7 at 1:00 p.mat Citi Field. (Gates open at 11:30 a.m.) The New York event is part of a three-city tour marking the first time these icons have played in the United States. It also renews the famous rivalry between “Master Blaster” Tendulkar and “King of Spin” Warne. 

Tickets go on sale to the general public this Thursday, October 8 at Mets.com/Cricket. The “Cricket All-Star Series” will include a special opening ceremony prior to the match as well as other functions and galas. For more information on Cricket All-Stars, visit:  CricketAllStarsLeague.com
The format will be T20, a much shorter and boisterous form of cricket with the games taking around three hours instead of multiple days. Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar and Australian spinner Shane Warne will each captain a hand-picked team.  “Sachin’s Blasters” and “Warne’s Warriors” will feature some of the best players to ever play cricket hailing from eight different countries including Ricky Ponting (Australia), Brian Lara (West Indies), Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka), Wasim Akram (Pakistan), Jonty Rhodes (South Africa) and Michael Vaughan (England), among others.   
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News from Waldmania PR

AWARD-WINNING, BEST-SELLING
 
CHILDREN'S RECORDING ARTIST
 
LAURIE BERKNER
 
TO RELEASE TWO-DISC ALBUM
 
'LAURIE BERKNER'S FAVORITE CLASSIC KIDS' SONGS'

Best-selling children's recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner will release a two-disc album, Laurie Berkner's Favorite Classic Kids' Songs, on October 23rd.  The album includes 51 well-loved, traditional children's songs, plus six "bonus" tracks of favorite Laurie Berkner originals.

Laurie Berkner's Favorite Classic Kids' Songs will be available wherever favorite albums are sold, at www.laurieberkner.com, and at all digital retailers, including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, and more.

CD Details:  Laurie Berkner's Favorite Classic Kids' Songs
Release date:  October 23, 2015
For ages 0 - 7
Label:  Two Tomatoes Records
SRP:   $13.98 for CD.  $12.99 for digital download.
Running time:  129 minutes

Visit Laurie Berkner's website HERE.

Laurie Berkner on Facebook.

Laurie Berkner on Twitter.

Laurie Berkner on YouTube.
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THE RISE AGAIN TOUR COMES TO BROOKLYN!

SINGALONG CONCERT CELEBRATES PUBLICATION OF

RISE AGAIN: A GROUP SINGING SONGBOOK

LONG AWAITED COMPANION TO RISE UP SINGING

WITH ANNIE PATTERSON & PETER BLOOD,

EMMA'S REVOLUTION, MAGPIE, AND

BEV GRANT & THE BROOKLYN WOMEN'S CHORUS

                                         FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH7:00  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23

After more than a quarter of a century, the long wait is over! From the creators of the beloved songbook Rise Up Singing, comes its much-anticipated companion Rise Again: A Group Singing Songbook. In celebration,The Rise Again Tour will hold a festive singalong concert on Friday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. at The First Unitarian Church, 50 Monroe Place, Brooklyn, NY.
The Brooklyn Rise Again concert is a benefit for the Carry It On Fund, a source of support for organizations and causes to which Pete and Toshi Seegerwere deeply committed. The concert is sponsored by First Acoustics and People's Voice Café.
At all Rise Again Tour concerts, the creators of Rise Again, folk singers Annie Patterson & Peter Blood, will teach and lead songs from the new book. In Brooklyn, they will be joined by Emma's RevolutionMagpieBev Grant andThe Brooklyn Women's Chorus, each of whom has songs included in the book.
Annie Patterson & Peter Blood have, for many years, been advocates of group singing as a way to build community and promote peace and justice throughout the world. Thirty years ago they approached Sing Out!, a folk song magazine founded byPete Seeger, about publishing a unique kind of songbook. The idea was to create a book with words, chords, and sources (but no music) to 1,200 well-known songs for use by lay musicians and in group singing. Pete and Toshi Seeger persuaded Sing Out! to take on this project, and Seeger's manager helped secure the song licenses from major publishers. Over 200 musicians, including Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Judy Collins, James Taylor, and Bruce Springsteen, donated the use of their songs for the book.
Rise Up Singing quickly became an underground best-seller, selling well over half a million copies by word of mouth. Pete Seeger, who played a central role in the development of the book, declared, "It is making a qualitative difference in music in America." Rise Up Singing has helped to spur a renaissance of group singing, with hundreds of groups holding monthly or even weekly singalongs and song circles in churches, synagogues, libraries and pubs across North America.
Following the publication of Rise Up SingingPete Seeger urged the creation of a second songbook with the same format as its predecessor but with even more inclusion of genres that were not heavily represented in the original book. Through the years, he regularly sent Annie Patterson and Peter Blood suggestions for songs to include in the second volume, lobbying for a balance of song genres and subjects, and for the songs to reflect a message of empowerment and positive change through community music making. Shortly before his death, Pete Seeger wrote the preface to Rise Again.
Every page of Rise Again: A Group Singing Songbook reflects the vision ofPete Seeger, who did not believe in artificial boundaries like "folk music"' and constantly encouraged Patterson and Blood to center their work on songs he referred to as "people's music"-- songs about real life experiences that real people enjoyed singing together. Rise Again: A Group Singing Songbook is a treasure trove of lyrics and chords to 1,200 well-loved songs spanning genres as diverse as British Invasion, blues, country, jazz, Motown, composed folk, traditional ballads, gospel, Broadway, early rock 'n' roll, alternative/indie artists, "pub songs" and much more.
Rise Again: A Group Singing Songbook may be purchased in advance of Rise Again Tour concerts from the Rise Up and Sing website and picked up at the concerts. Songbooks may also be borrowed or purchased at the concerts (while supplies last).
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EMMY® AWARD-WINNING

ALEX & THE KALEIDOSCOPE'S

GET ON BOARD! ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT!

THE ARDMORE MUSIC HALL, ARDMORE, PA

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2015

With 18 national awards in their hip pocket, including a 2014 New York Emmy® Award for Best Children's ProgrammingAlex & The Kaleidoscope, with Alex Mitnick at the helm, has a splendid itinerary of colorful musical adventures in store when they celebrate the release of their new album, Get On Board!, with a festive, all-ages concert at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 25at The Ardmore Music Hall, 23 East Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, PA.

For more than a decade, children's entertainer Alex Mitnick and his group of fun-loving musicians, Alex & The Kaleidoscope, have been captivating kids and adults alike with their fresh approach to music for young audiences. Alex & The Kaleidoscope is known for dynamic, jamming shows overflowing with high-energy dance moves, kid-friendly interactivity, and a boatload of hand-clapping, foot stomping just plain fun.
Full episodes of the award-winning Alex & The Kaleidoscope TV show can be seen on YouTube, Kidoodle.TV, AmebaTV, Toon Goggles, and Battery Pop.
Alex & The Kaleidoscope's new album, Get On Board!, will be released onSeptember 25thGet On Board! will be available at iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, Pandora, Spotify, and on the Alex & The Kaleidoscope website, HERE.
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HOLY GUACAMOLE!

IT'S THE KINDIE MUSIC TITANS OF BROOKLYN!

ROLIE POLIE GUACAMOLE

IN A

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY SHOW

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26

PALISADES CENTER, WEST NYACK, NY

Holy Guacamole! The award-winning kindie music titans of Brooklyn, Rolie Polie Guacamole, are ready to raise the roof and dish out plenty of tasty ear spice at a rocking Halloween Costume Party Show at 11:00 a.m. onMonday, October 26 at the Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack, NY. Kids and adults alike are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Halloween finery.
Frank Gallo and Andrew Tuzhilin have been entertaining families for almost a decade as Rolie Polie Guacamole. They'll bring their irresistible energy, impeccable musicianship, and wacky humor to the Palisades Center, playing tunes like "Bird Bellyful," "Wake Up Shake Up," "Apples," "Always Brush Your Teeth," and, of course, "Rolie Polie Guacamole.
Set for release on September 25, Chips and Salsa continues the Rolie Polie Guacamole tradition of bouncy, fun, high-energy songs all done up in folk, funk, rock, Latin and country styles, about eating healthy, staying active, and places the band loves to go, with a sprinkling of animal tunes thrown in for good measure.
Chips and Salsa will be available on the Rolie Polie Guacamole website HEREand at CDbaby, iTunes, and other digital retailers.
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News from O & M Co.
BROKEN BOX MIME THEATER’S
ALL NEW SHOW
“ A B O V E   B E L O W ”
ADDS ONE EXTRA PERFORMANCE
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

ONE NIGHT ONLY
WITH LIVE MUSIC
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29

Broken Box Mime Theater is thrilled to announce an additional performance of their newest show, ABOVE BELOW, which will play for one night only on Thursday, October 29, at Aaron Davis Hall (West 135th Street and Convent Avenue, 129 Convent Avenue), as part of the City College Center for the Arts fall season. Performed with live music, this special added performance gives audiences one last chance to catch the acclaimed production after it finishes its run at HERE Arts Center (145 6th Avenue) on October 25, 2015. This special City College Center for the Arts presentation is sponsored by The CUNY Dance Initiative.

Through movement and music, Broken Box Mime Theater performs a set of fresh original narratives that explore what is above, what is below, and how we find ourselves in the here and now. Inspired by place and perspective, and set to contemporary music mixed live by DJ Christopher Ross, ABOVE BELOW began performances on October 2, 2015, with an official opening night held on October 5, 2015. Tickets for all remaining performances are available by visiting www.brokenboxmime.com.
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HALLOWEEN REVELRY RETURNS TO
THE McKITTRICK HOTEL
HOME OF “SLEEP NO MORE”
WITH
I N F E R N O

TWO NIGHTS OF DEVIANT WITCHCRAFT

LATE-NIGHT ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCES ON
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30th & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31st
New York, NY  The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street, New York, NY), home of Sleep No More, celebrates Halloween withInfernotwo consecutive nights of costumed mayhem directly following the Friday, October 30th and Saturday, October 31stperformances of Sleep No More.  These one-of-a-kind party experiences will start at 10:00PM.  An entirely original evening has been conceived, set to include bottomless open bar, live music, surprise guests DJs, and specially-crafted entertainment.  The night will also feature, for guests who so desire, a Halloween-inspired dining experience at The Heath, also inside the hotel.  Guests are encouraged to come dressed in attire inspired by the occult, be it a sorcerer, enchanter, beast, fiend, monster or witch, or else all in black.
Tickets for Inferno, which includes bottomless open bar and entertainment at the party, range from $70 - $200 and can be purchased athttp://events.mckittrickhotel.com/inferno2015/.   Packages with Sleep No More and dinner ranging up to $360 are also available.
The McKittrick Hotel is New York City’s most unique one-stop nightlife destination, featuring the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, the full-service fine dining restaurant The Heath, the stunning rooftop oasis Gallow Green, the wintertime rooftop iteration The Lodge, and the jazz-infused Manderley Bar.  For more info, please visit www.mckittrickhotel.com.  
Sleep No More is produced by EMURSIVE (Jonathan Hochwald, Arthur Karpati and Randy Weiner and principals) in association with rebecca gold productions.  EMURSIVE produces immersive theatre in extraordinary places.
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BOB SAGET
RETURNS TO BROADWAY
IN
TONY® NOMINATED
“ H A N D   T O   G O D ”
AS PASTOR GREG

BEGINS PERFORMANCES ON
NOVEMBER 3rd

“HAND TO GOD” MUST CLOSE ON BROADWAY
JANUARY 3rd
Producer Kevin McCollum announced today that comedy and television icon Bob Saget will step into the role of ‘Pastor Greg’ in the Tony® Award-nominated comedy Hand to God beginning November 3, 2015 through the production’s previously announced closing on January 3, 2016.  Saget returns to Broadway after making his Broadway debut in 2007 in the Tony® winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone.  He will join current Hand to God cast members Steven Boyer, Geneva Carr, Sarah Stiles, and Michael Oberholtzer.  3-time Tony® nominee Marc Kudisch, who originated the role of ‘Pastor Greg’, exits the production on November 1st to begin production on Baritones Unbound.  Hand to God plays at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45thStreet) through January 3, 2016 before immediately transferring to London’s West End, with performances beginning on February 5, 2016 at the famed Vaudeville Theatre.  More info at www.HandToGodBroadway.com.
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BROADWAY’S
“ A L L E G I A N C E ”
ANNOUNCES DIGITAL LOTTERY
& RUSH TICKET POLICIES

TONY® AWARD WINNER LEA SALONGA
STARS ALONGSIDE
“STAR TREK” ALUM & SOCIAL MEDIA ICON
GEORGE TAKEI
IN HIS BROADWAY DEBUT

NOW IN PERFORMANCES
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR NOVEMBER 8TH
 Sing Out, Louise! Productions and ATA announced that the new American musical Allegiance will implement a digital lottery for $39 seats available each day via allegiancemusical.com/lottery.  Entries can be submitted the day of the preferred performance, either by 11AM for matinees or 3PM for evening performances.  Winners will be notified via email or text, depending on what they select during the entry process, and winners may purchase up to 2 tickets which will be held at the box office.  Allegiance will also offer a limited number of $39 rush tickets for patrons 35 years old and under for each performance beginning at the opening of the box office each day.  There will be a limit of 2 tickets per customer.  Cash or credit cards will be accepted for all lottery and rush tickets, and seat locations will vary depending on availability.  The Allegiance Digital Lottery is powered by Shubert Ticketing and marks the launch of the new Telecharge Digital Lottery platform which provides theatre-goers wide access to affordable tickets through multiple social media networks.  Performances of Allegiance began at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 with an official Opening Night set for Sunday, November 8, 2015.  For more information, visit www.AllegianceMusical.com.

Allegiance stars Tony® and Olivier® Award winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables) in her long-awaited return to Broadway joined by “Star Trek” icon George Takei in his Broadway debut at age 78, and Broadway and “Glee” star Telly Leung. Allegiance is the vibrant and unforgettable story of one family’s resilience in the face of seemingly-insurmountable odds, inspired by Takei’s real-life experience as a Japanese American during World War II
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