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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...12/4/14

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 12/04/2014
"Besides helping charities? I love bringing people together and the camaraderie of it all; I just love giving something back!" Those are the words of a very excited Jennifer Chlebowski, owner of Heavenly Touch Cosmetics as she prepares for her "Mad Hatter Tea Party and Charity Fashion Show" this Sunday December 7 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

A makeup artist with more than twenty five years of experience; Jennifer has worked for Comcast and multiple other TV news outlets. Naming Brenda K. Starr and New York Yankee great Yogi Berra as two of those that she's worked on, it's easy to tell that she enjoys what she does. "I love what I do; I really do," she started. "I love to create things. I'm the type of person when told that it can't be done; will go to any length to prove you wrong (laughs)! This show is my biggest one yet. The proceeds go to two different charities, there will be amazing music, dancers, zumba, hula hoopers and of course, the fashion show. There will also be amazing food from local caterers, a visit and picture taking opportunities with Santa and the "Alice in Wonderland" theme is just incredible. I have such talented friends and they will get to show off what they can do at this event. My one friend is the main makeup artist for Great Adventure's "Fright Fest" and he is also into FX. He has built a prosthetic white rabbit that is just fantastic and that will go along with Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts too."

Chlebowski says that the charitable work and her cosmetic company are intertwined. Starting Heavenly Touch Cosmetics in 2005 because she was, in part, "Tired of using multiple name brand products," Chlebowski says that she began hosting charity events after working with such a wide variety of clientele. "I did a lot of research on private label companies. I wanted to be able to tell the brides, models, actors and actresses as well as newscasters and whoever else that they were wearing my product line. Telling them their eyeliner was this company, the lipstick another and so on was just too much; I wanted to bring it all under one brand so my name was associated with their makeup. I have always been involved with charitable work and organizations and shortly after I started Heavenly Touch, I held my first event in 2005. I started small, I literally had it in a gym; Work Out World in Middletown. I wasn't sure how many tickets I could sell; if I'd even sell any (laughs). The show wound up selling out, it was standing room only. My husband at the time helped me out and even though it was small, it was a large undertaking for the two of us. Then I got divorced and places started hiring me to do fashion shows around the same time. I started using these events to promote Heavenly Touch and then the whole charitable aspect became more the focus; I was always told, "If you give, you'd never go broke."

Readily admitting that she is an "Animal activist," Jennifer chose "All Fur Love Animal Rescue" and a children's charity, "Daniela's Wish" as the two benefactors of this particular show. "I love animals and they do such great things to rescue our furry friends and Daniela, well she's an amazing story from before she was even born. I know her and her family and she started her first charity at the age of seven and she's only twelve now. She started this charity to help kids; it's kind of like a mini "Make A Wish" but here out of New Jersey. The thing that people don't realize is, she's not even supposed to be here. When her mother was near the end of her pregnancy with Daniela, she was in a horrible car accident and Daniela almost died in the womb. Doctors wanted her mother to give up on the pregnancy because there was such a large risk of her being still born or handicapped and yet; she's fine and doing great things for kids."

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"The Mad Hatter Tea Party & Charity Fashion Show" takes place at Pure Event Space located at 1970 Route 35 North in South Amboy. Tickets cost $50 per adult and $15 for a child. To discover more about either of these charities please visit their web sites at and . To catch up with Jennifer and/or Heavenly Touch Cosmetics, please visit their site at

The full slate of music and venues is back in swing this week so please support your local musicians and the arts!

That's it for this week! Please continue to support live and original music and until next week....ROCK ON!

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Alchemist & Barrister

28 Witherspoon Street Princeton
(609) 924-5555

Thurs. 10 p.m. Paul Plumeri Band

Sun. 9 p.m. Princeton Area Bluegrass Jam

Wed. 10 p.m. Open mic. night

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All shows 21+

Amalfi's Restaurant

146 Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd. Lawrenceville

(609) 912-1599

Sat. 8:30 p.m. The Aldrich Brothers Band

Amarones Windsor Inn

29 Church St. Windsor

(609) 448-7144

Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Scott Cager & Debbie

Fri. 8 p.m. Juke Box Legends

Sat. 8 p.m. Shore Soundz

Tues. 7:30 p.m. Texas Hold'em

Wed. 7 p.m. DJ John Rossi

Big Shots Bar and Grill/Hebe Music Lounge

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835 E Rte. 130 South, Burlington

(609) 267-1200

Thurs. 8 p.m. Country Night Ft. Derek S

Fri. 7 p.m. Alright Junior, Wailing Kids, The Burgeoning

Sat. 7 p.m. Foxanne, Kate and Alan, Danielle Steward, Steve and Jon

Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic.

Blend Bar & Bistro

911 Highway 33, Hamilton

(609) 245-8887

Tues. 8 p.m. Triviajam

The Backstage at Championship Bar
931 Chambers St. Trenton

Fri. 6 p.m. Vine Street, Sensory Hoverload, Blue Son, Deadline Tuesday, Cephalopods And Their Allies, Gordon's Alley. All ages, $10.

Sat. 5 p.m. Tantric, Episode Earth, Aurin, N.A.S.H., DiRTY ROBOTS, Honor. All ages, $15

Sun. 4 p.m. Icarus, Nevada Rose, Vanity Strikes, My Flesh May Fail, Reverse Psychology, Dreadful Recognition. All ages, $10/$12

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Candlelight Lounge
24 Passaic St. Trenton
(609) 695-9612

Sat. 3 p.m. Bob Devos Guitar Quartet.. (No cover-$10 minimum)

Chambers Walk Cafe
2667 Main St. Lawrenceville
(609) 896-5995

Fri. 6 p.m. Dick Gratton

Chickie's & Pete's

183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown

(609) 298-9182

Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Music Night feat. The Dawgs

Dubh Linn Square
167 Rte. 130 North Bordentown
(609) 298-7100

Sun. 4 p.m.Billy O'neal

Tues. 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night hosted by Shaun Ruymen

Wed. 9 p.m. Trivia Night

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Fran's Pub

116 S. Main St. New Hope, Pa.


Fri. 8 p.m. Vin Mott and The Rhythm & Blues Band

Sat. 8 p.m. Scoville Blues

Mon. 8 p.m. Open Mic Blues Jam hosted by Jimmy Pritchard

All shows 21+

Havana New Hope
105 S. Main St. New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-9897

Thurs. 10 p.m. "Beat the Clock" DJ Dance Party

Fri. 8 p.m. Highway 41 (Allman Brothers Band Tribute). Doors at 6 p.m., $15

Sat. 8 p.m. The Legendary Wailers w/ Jah People. Doors at 6 p.m., $35 (advance), $40 (door/day of show)

Sun. 2 p.m. Midnight Sun Orchestra

Mon. 10 p.m. Karaoke in the Bar w/ DJ Ron Sherr and Bridget

Wed. 8 p.m. Pat Foran and Friends

All shows 21+

Ivy Tavern
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton
(609) 888-1435

Fri. 10 p.m. F2 and the Anchovy Brothers

Sat. 10 p.m. Blind Lemmon Pie
All shows 21+

John & Peter's
96 S. Main St. New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-5981

Thurs. 9 p.m. Kalen & The Sky Thieves

Fri. 9 p.m. Sean Faust & Robert Fulton

Sat. (3 p.m.) Crosscut Saw Blues Duo (9 p.m.) Rainbow Fresh

Sun. (3 p.m.) Mercer County Pour (9 p.m.) Bootstrap Bandits

Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night w/ Chris

Tues. 7 p.m. J & P's Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show

Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational
All shows 21+

JoJo's Tavern

2677 Nottingham Way Hamilton

(609) 586-2678

Wed. 10 p.m. Karaoke

Palermo's Of Hamilton
310 Klockner Rd. Hamilton
(609) 838-7979

Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke

All shows 21+

Patriot's Crossing

1339 River Rd. Titusville

(609) 737-2780

Fri. 7:30 p.m. Sensei Juan & The Black Belts

Pete's Steak House
523 Whitehorse Ave. Hamilton
(609) 585-8008

Fri. 9:30 p.m. Radio Fiction

RHO Waterfront

50 Riverview Plaza Trenton

(609) 393-7300

Thurs. 9 p.m. College Night w/ DJ Wessey Wes

Fri./Sat. Closed for private Parties

All Shows 21+

Sunsets at Cream Ridge

181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge

(609) 208-2500

Fri. 9:30 p.m. (TBA)

Sat. 9:30 p.m. (TBA)

Tavern On The Lake

101 Main St. Hightstown
(609) 426-9345

Fri. (& p.m.) Jazz Night (9 p.m.) The Night Out

Sat. 9 p.m. Warhammer

Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke Night

The Ivy Inn

248 Nassau St. Princeton

(609) 921-8555

Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Ron Sherr

Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Darius

Sat. 10 p.m. Jam Lab

Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv

Wed. 10 p.m. Theme Night w/ DJ Rockin' Ron

The HOB Tavern

146 Second Street

(609) 291-7020

Sat. 9 p.m. Karaoke

Wed. 9 p.m. Frank Squared

The Millhill Basement

300 South Broad St Trenton

(609) 989-1600

Sat. 9 p.m. The Choices, Supreme Commander, A Balance Between. Ages 21+, $6

The Record Collector

358 Farnsworth Ave. Bordentown

(609) 324-0880

Fri. 8 p.m. Mulebone. All ages, doors at 7:30 p.m., $12 (advance)

Sat. 8 p.m. Spanking Charlene/Soraia. All ages, doors at 7:30 p.m., $12 (advance)

The Sun National Bank Center
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton
(609) 656-3200

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Tir Na Nog
1324 Hamilton Ave. Trenton
(609) 392-2554

Fri. (5 p.m.) Eugene O'Neal (8 p.m.) Kelly Fragale

Sat. 9 p.m. Bill Shannon

Sun. 3 p.m. Irish Sessions

Tues. 9 p.m. Taylor Reed

Wed. 9 p.m. Paul Wiese

All shows 21+

Trenton Social

449 South Broad Street Trenton

(609) 989-7777

Thurs. 8 p.m. Cinema Thursdays Presents: "Evolution of a Criminal"

Fri. 10 p.m. Friday night w/ Jay Kountree & Jaxx

Mon. 10 p.m. Service Industry Night w/ DJ-Jay Kountree

Triumph Brewing Company (New Hope, Pa. Location)
400 Union Square New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-8300

Fri. 10 p.m. Hendrix Lives. ($5 cover charge)

Sat. 10 p.m. Blendmode w/ Catullus. ($5 cover charge)

Sun. 7 p.m. Open Jam Night

Tues. 9 p.m. Acoustic Grateful Dead feat. members of Splintered Sunlight

All shows 21+

Wildflowers Inn

2572 Pennington Rd. Pennington

Sat. 9 p.m. Live Acoustic Rock
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke

Danny Coleman is a veteran musician and writer from central New Jersey. He hosts a weekly radio program entitled “Rock On Radio” airing Sunday evenings at 7:000pm EST on multiple internet radio outlets where he features indie/original bands and solo artists.



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