Con Vivo Music will celebrate Earth Day weekend with a unique performance of “Not Less Than the Good,” a 60-minute musical sunrise and celebration of morning as embraced by Henry David Thoreau in “Walden” at the Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.), this Sunday at 6pm. The concert is free; all ages welcome.
“Not Less Than the Good” simulates a sunrise by combining the meditative playing of the saxophone quartet with ambient synthesizers. The music grows from a single quiet note, adding notes and timbres, growing in fullness and depth, much like the literature does with words (Ed. note: I’m only making that comparison because I wrote a term paper on “Walden” while at NYU).
Underneath this are real, pre-recorded sounds during the pre-dawn and early morning hours at Walden Pond: a chorus of insects, the lone song of dawn’s first bird which is joined by others in a raucous counterpoint, and the splashing of morning swimmers.
And keeping even further in trend with Beyonce, the hour-long performance is punctuated by readings of excerpts from “Walden”, considered a secular prayer of hope for enlightenment, that are narrated by poet J. D. McClatchy.
More info here.
May your ears be delighted,
Meet Andy Cohen and get a signed copy of his new book “Superficial” at WORD Bookstore (123 Newark Ave.) in Jersey City on Tuesday, November 15th at 7pm.
The Bravo TV host and executive producer of the “Real Housewives” franchise (and pretty much the mastermind behind everything awesome that I binge-watch) will be in house at WORD. Andy Cohen will be signing books (personalized) and taking photos in celebration of “Superficial.” The book details Andy’s personal and professional experiences, as well as Andy’s accounts of behind-the-scenes drama, antics and adventures—peppered with his own unfiltered thoughts. #nojudgment 😉
All attendees must purchase a ticket. Each ticket guarantees a spot in the signing line and 1 copy of Superficial signed by Andy Cohen. Buy your tickets here.
See you there,
Jersey City: Saturday, September 17th is the annual and all-out awesome All About Downtown Street Fair.
Stroll up or down Newark Avenue (between Grove St. and Jersey Ave.) to soak up live music, nosh on noms, sip adult bevvies, and shop from 11am-6pm.
There will be over 100 local vendors and plenty of fun activities for the kids, too.
FB info here.
Shop local. Support local.
New York Times bestselling authors Christine Feehan and Karen Rose will appear together at WORD Jersey City (123 Newark Ave.) on Thursday, July 7 at 7:30pm for a Q&A with readers and a book signing.
A Conversation with New York Times Bestselling Authors Christine Feehan and Karen Rose
Christine Feehan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dark series, the GhostWalker series, the Leopard series and the Sea Haven series. Visit her online at chistinefeehan.com.
Set in Chicago, SHADOW RIDER launches the Shadow series, featuring a mafia-like family gifted—or cursed—with the psychic talent to ride shadows, making them invisible to the average human eye. No one knows that behind the wealth and power of the Ferraro family name is a group of deadly warriors that administer their own form of justice.
Karen Rose is an award-winning, internationally bestselling author who worked in the engineering field before she began writing novels in 2003. Connect with her online at karenrosebooks.com.
In ALONE THE DARK, Homicide Detective Scarlett Bishop and former Army Ranger Marcus O’Bannion each fight evil in their own way—Scarlett using the law and Marcus using his newspaper. Both believe they’ve seen the depths of human depravity, but this investigation into the murder of a young girl who once asked for Marcus’s help lures him and Scarlett down a dark road—and straight into the crosshairs of a dangerous underground human trafficking ring. To stop them, Scarlett and Marcus have to be just as cunning and just as ruthless. But first they have to make it out alive.