The eighth Hope Concerts, organized by Bobby Bandiera, took place at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank Wednesday night. I’ve heard Jon Bon Jovi sing “Bad Medicine” in concert countless times over the last 30 years. But I felt like I was hearing it for the first time Wednesday night at the Count Basie Theatre… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: December 24th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Count Basie Theatre, Monmouth County News | Tags: Bobby Banderia, Count Basie Theatre, Deborah Harry, Gary U.S. Bonds, Hope Concerts, Jon Bon Jovi, Monmouth County News, NJArts.net, Red Bank | Comments Off on Jon Bon Jovi, Bobby Bandiera and Friends present a night of Hope in Red Bank (Video)
As estimated 3,000 people braved the cold and traveled by land and sea Sunday afternoon to to raise hope and money for the sea side community of Highlands, NJ, much of which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, at the Hope For Highlands Concert. The concert was held at the Seastreak Ferry parking lot. Seastreak provided ferry service from Atlantic Highlands and New York City to the event.
13 year old Max Kyrillos kicked off the concert with a Hendrix style rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.
Big Joe Henry, Southside Johnny and Pat Guadagno joined the previously announced talent of the Asbury Jukes, Glenn Alexander, Tony Seguso, Tony Tino, Bob Bandiera, Bob Burger, Lisa Bouchelle, Lisa Lowell, Layonne Holmes, and Tommy LaBella in raising the spirits of the tight knit community and the thousands came out to support their recovery.
Brian Spagnolo and Kari Belusko of Highlands were engaged to be married during the concert.
Over $35,000 has been raised so far. Click here for more information on how to donate to the Hope for Highlands Fund.
Posted: November 26th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Highlands, Hurricane Sandy | Tags: Big Joe Henry, Bob Burger, Bobby Banderia, Brian Spanolo, Glenn Alexander, Highlands, Hope for Highlands, Hope for Highlands Concert, Hurricane Sandy, Kari Belusko, Layonne Holmes, Lisa Bouchelle, Lisa Lowell, Max Kyrillos, Rick Korn, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Tommy LaBella, Toney Seguso, Tony Tino | 2 Comments »
Governor Chris Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie will be in Middletown this afternoon to acknowledge Hurricane Sandy First Responders and Volunteers.
This Christies are scheduled to arrive at the Port Monmouth Fire House, 125 Main Street, Port Monmouth at 3 PM. They will address the press following their meet and greet.
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will be attending the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund Benefit at Buono Sera Palazzo, 1033 West Park Ave, Ocean Township, this evening.
The event will feature live entertainment, silent auction, cocktail party and dancing. Scheduled entertainers include Big Joe Henry, Pat Guadagno, Kyle Grooms of Comedy Central & The Dave Chappelle Show, Gordon Baker-Bone, Craig Mahoney & Carolina Hidalgo. Spotlight performances by Vini ‘Mad Dog’ Lopez, Bobby Banderia, Marc Ribler, Brian Kirk, Sonny Kenn, Joe Petillo, Matt O’Ree.
Tickets are $100 and are available through Buono Sera Bar and Restaurant, 732-530-5858.Posted: November 26th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Huricane Sandy Relief Fund, Hurricane Sandy, Kim Guadagno, Mary Pat Chrisite | Tags: Big Joe Henry, Bobby Banderia, Brian Kirk, Carolina Hidalgo, Chris Christie, Craig Mahoney, Gorndon Baker-Bone, Joe Petillo, Kim Guadagno, Kyle Grooms, Marc Ribler, Mary Pat Christie, Matt O'Ree, Middletown, Pat Guadagno, Port Monmouth Fire House, Sonny Kenn, Vini 'Mad Dog' Lopen | Comments Off on Governor and First Lady in Middletown Today. Lt. Governor Guadagno in Ocean Township Tonight