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(ST. GEORGE ISLAND, FL) -- Florida non-profit Rock By The Sea’s mission started out as a simple idea back in the mid-2000s: music lovers plus live music events equal a failsafe way to raise money for charitable causes. Over a span of 14 years, the group has proved this theory to be successful with a network of volunteers, musicians, and fans collaborating to raise nearly $800,000 for meaningful causes—all while having a great time at festivals and shows across the country. ... READ ON

FAITH & SCARS has released the official music video for “Never the Same”. The band not only wrote and produced the video for "Never the Same," they built the set from scratch to create the dreamy, surreal visuals.... READ ON

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- The Discovery Orchestra, whose teaching concerts have introduced classical music to millions across the nation, has just won two Telly Awards for its latest program Discover the Firebird, an interactive exploration of Igor Stravinsky’s iconic Firebird Suite. Led by Founder and Artistic Director George Marriner Maull, The Summit-based Orchestra has been honored with a Silver Award for Television: General Education and a Bronze Award for Television: General Cultural for the one-hour program airing now on public television stations across the U.S., bringing its total to nine Tellys since 2011. The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens.... READ ON

If there is one thing Kathleen Elle has learned in this pandemic it's that we've been worshiping the wrong superheroes. ... READ ON

Avant-pop singer/songwriter, Will Wood, will release his third album, The Normal Album,  on July 10 via Say-10 Records. Produced by Jonathan Maisto (Dillinger Escape Plan, Foxy Shazam) with a guest appearance from multi-platinum producer Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, Ariana Grande, One Direction), The Normal Album is an enthralling, 10-track statement on normality and conformity. The album was successfully funded on Indiegogo within a day of its launch, and went on to raise nearly $28,000, with hundreds of passionate fans pledging up to thousands of dollars each. ... READ ON

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) -- Philadelphia public radio station WXPN is producing a summer-long slate of special music programming, with some in place of the WXPN live music events that its members and listeners typically enjoy each summer but that have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... READ ON

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) - Nick Ryan and the Mess have released their debut music video for their song “Waiting” on Friday, May 22nd, 2020. This is the conjoining video to their debut single, “Waiting”, which was released on April 4th, 2020. This music video was entirely self-shot in the restraints of quarantine, and actress Sydney Miller portrays the role of an average young adult who is struggling to find connection and purpose in the confines of her own house. ... READ ON

(BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ) -- Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) will offer a month-long Jazz Listening Hour every Monday at 7:00pm beginning June 29. Hosted by saxophonist Dave Schumacher, this informal survey of the history of Jazz will explore classic as well as rare, live unissued recordings generally unavailable to the public. This series of five online listening/discussion sessions covers eras in the development of Jazz from its early roots through swing, bebop, and beyond. Featured Jazz legends include Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and more. The participation fee for the Jazz Listening Hour is $50. For more information and registration, visit ... READ ON

Sum 41 has released a very special treat for fans today with 13 Voices B-Sides, available for the first time ever on streaming platforms. In addition to new music, fans will have the opportunity to purchase a limited edition merch item - available for only 72 hours. Fans can check out the new tracks and purchase the limited item before it's gone here: READ ON

Hip New Jersey, the Garden State’s premier lifestyle television series, and News 12+ are joining together on Sunday, May 31 at 8:00pm to air a one-hour telethon to raise awareness and funds for the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF). Telethon appearances include Bobbi Brown, Daniel Jones, David Burke, Golden Tate, Vic DiBitetto, Melissa Gorga, Vincent Curatola, and George Oliphant. Musical performances included Constantine Maroulis and Kimberley Locke of American Idol, David Bryan of Bon Jovi, Garden State Radio, The Happy Fits, Williams Honor, The Benjamins, The Nerds, Jim Babjak of The Smithereens, Robin DiLauri, Marco Benevento, Samantha Blossey, and Eliza Neals.... READ ON

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