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Main Man Records Releases Yoko Ono Tribute Album: "Cut Pieces"


There is arguably no artist as misunderstood as Yoko Ono. Her status as a composer and an interpretive artist is well-known throughout the world. The rich and varied style which Yoko Ono has applied to her career was like a beacon of attraction for the producers over at Main Man Records. Since 1998, Main Man Records has aligned themselves with the area's most intricate and evervescent east coast projects, and Cut Pieces: A Tribute to Yoko Ono is a continuation of that.

Cut Pieces: A Tribute to Yoko Ono deconstructs and reimagines an essential collection of skillfully constructed pop/rock songs. Presented in their own context and in their own terms, the tribute soars free from the superficial sensationalism that still seems to follow her.

The album title is a reference to "Cut Piece" (singular, where the album title is plural), a performance art piece Yoko originated in the early 1960's,and an interactive experience wherein she invites gallery patrons to come up on stage and cut pieces of her clothing off with scissors, a statement on the vulnerability of women in society.

The album also coexists as a benefit release for New Jersey Peace Action. Ms. Ono has always been an outspoken activist about world peace, going back to 1969 and her "Bed in for Peace" with John Lennon, so Cut Pieces: A Tribute to Yoko Ono is a beautiful synchronicity, joining Ms. Ono's passionate quest and tying into the original happening.

Yoko was gracious enough to allow us to use her songs at no charge, given the fundraiser nature of the project.

With an official release date of January 13, 2015, the album presents 16 of Ms. Ono's most diverse and arabesque compositions. Styles range from radio friendly genres of pop, to experimental journeys into rock, country, blues and even a foray into the heady days of new wave, with the following track listing:



I'm Movin' On – BEBE BUELL
Tomorrow May Never Come – RUSSELL ARCARA
Walking On Thin Ice – JACK BRAG
Death of Samantha – TARA ELLIOTT AND THE RED VELVETS
New York Woman – WILD CARNATION
Move On Fast – FRANKENSTEIN 3000
Age 39 – GARRY NOVIKOFF
Waiting For the Sunrise – DEENA AND THE LAUGHING BOYS
Nobody Sees Me Like You Do – REBECCA TURNER
Turned the Corner – DIGGER PHELPS
Midsummer New York – CAROLYN MAROSY and DONNA DEADY
She Hits Back – THE MALEDICTIONS
Silver Horse – CHRISTIAN BEACH
I'm Your Angel – SPEED THE PLOUGH
We're All Water -- THE POOR MAN'S OPERA
Goodbye Sadness – RUBY ON THE VINE




The executive producer of Cut Pieces: A Tribute to Yoko Ono is Tony Donato, a founding member, primary songwriter and bassist for the band Jack Brag www.jackbrag.com

Yoko has been gracious enough to waive all royalty rights for this project. All proceeds will benefit New Jersey Peace Action. For more information, go to www.njpeaceaction.org

Since 1998, Main Man Records has been the home of cutting edge tribute albums, original artist releases and compilations around the New York/New Jersey area. www.mainmanrecords.com

For more information visit www.mainmanrecords.com/yokotribute.



BergenPAC Presents 14th Annual Englewood Idol
(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Talented teen vocalists who either live or attend school in Englewood will once again grace the stage of bergenPAC on Friday, January 11, at 7:00pm for the 14th annual Englewood Idol competition, which features nine contestants from the city’s high school programs: Dwight Morrow High School, The Dwight-Englewood School and the AcademiesatEnglewood. This year’s contestants are Genesis Capellan, Maggie Colquitt, Donna Gad, Savannah George, Lena Graf, Angelica Munoz, Lamyra Newton, Patricia Parker and Auhjen Upshaw.
Susan Werner To Perform At Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series
(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Susan Werner will headline at the Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series on Friday, January 4,  2019 at 7:30pm at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown. Zoe Mulford will open. The event is part of the Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series, sponsored by The Folk Project each Friday evening at the Fellowship. Admission is $10.00 per adult at the door. Children 12 and under are free. 
Experiment 34 To Hold CD Release At Asbury Lanes
(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Experiment 34 will celebrate the release of their debut full-length album, "What Dying Feels Like," on Saturday, February 16 at Asbury Lanes. E34 are a hard, heavy, aggressive mix of punk, funk, rap, metal and psychedelic rock with an inventive chemistry and explosive bond to which audiences of all kinds react well. Tickets for the CD release show are $15 at the door and $12 in advanced. Admission will include a free copy of the CD. 
Daniil Trifonov performs Schumann's Piano Concerto in NJSO debut
(NEWARK, NJ) -- Daniil Trifonov, Musical America’s 2019 Artist of the Year, performs Schumann’s Piano Concerto in his NJSO debut, January 25–27, in the final program of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s 2019 Winter Festival, “Music Speaks.” Music Director Xian Zhang conducts the program, which also features Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra and the NJSO premiere of Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy. Performances take place on January 25 at 8:00pm at NJPAC in Newark, January 26 at 8:00pm at State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick and January 27 at 3:00pm at Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown.
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Melissa Etheridge LIVE! at the State Theatre
The lobby of the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ, is buzzing with activity this Friday, November 30, 2018 evening as rock music fans ready themselves for a special Holiday Show by singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge!
Join The Greater South Jersey Chorus For "A Winter's Night" (Or Afternoon)
The holidays bring many special things and, for me, one of the best is the music. It sets a mood, invokes memories, soothes the soul and provides a seasonal soundtrack for my life.
An Interview with Chip Davis Of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
You can experience the magic of the holidays — Steamroller-style — when Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis makes a tour stop this Thursday, December 6, 2018, at New Brunswick, NJ’s historic State Theatre.
Max Weinberg’s Jukebox LIVE! at the Grunin Center
Something is different about tonight’s November 18, 2018 concert at Toms River, NJ’s Grunin Center for the Arts starring Max Weinberg, celebrated drummer from Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band!
PHOTOS: Matt O'Ree Band at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park
(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The Matt O'Ree Band returned to The Stone Pony in Asbury Park on Friday, November 16 and photographer Estelle Massry of Coucou Photography was on hand to take some photos.  David Bryan from Bon Jovi was one of the special guests that night.






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Monday, Dec 17, 2018


MUSIC

THE NEPTUNES @ Lobby Bar at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, Atlantic City - 7:00pm

Holiday Express Benefit Concert @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 7:30pm

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