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13 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

Westfield Library to present 'Blazin' Blondes' tribute Oct. 1

The Westfield Memorial Library will present, "Blazin' Blondes," a tribute to Marlene Dietrich, Mae West and Sophie Tucker on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. The library is located at 550 East Broad St. Presented by Maggie Worsdale, this show highlights the lives and careers of these famous women, and how they blazed their trails. She will sing their most famous songs including: "Frankie and Johnny," "Lili Marlene," "My Yiddish Mama," "Some of These Days" and, of course, "Falling in Love Again."


Related Topix: Marlene Dietrich

17 hrs ago | Broadway

Quinn VanAntwerp Will Return to Broadway's Jersey Boys

Quinn VanAntwerp will re-join the Broadway cast of Jersey Boys on September 23 in the role of Bob Gaudio. He takes over from Drew Gehling, who will depart the production on September 21. The Tony-winning show is currently playing at the August Wilson Theatre.


Related Topix: Theater, Jersey Boys, The Four Seasons

22 hrs ago |

Asha Bhosle: I dona t like todaya s songs for they lack melody

Fondly recalling memories of recording classics with late husband and noted composer Rahul Dev Burman, evergreen singer Asha Bhosle Monday said she is not fond of current songs as they largely cater to masses who prefer rhythm over melody. "I don't like them.


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23 hrs ago |

First look: Ranveer Singh in Kill Dil

Priyanka Chopra recently caught up with her Dil Dhadakne Do co-star Anushka Sharma, and tweeted a picture of their 'cat fight'. 'The PeeCee n Nushki "CATFIGHT" !! ..For those who believe everything!! #GetOverIt.'


Related Topix: Barfi!, Asha Bhosle, Aamir Khan

Yesterday | Newsday

Four Seasons songwriter Crewe dies

Bob Crewe, who co-wrote hits including Can't Take My Eyes Off You and Walk Like a Man, and was key to the success of the Four Seasons pop group, has died at the age of 83. His brother and former business partner Dan Crewe said the musician died on Thursday at a US nursing home in Maine. "He had a wonderful career and I'm sorry he has passed but I'm glad he's out of his discomfort," said Mr Crewe.


Related Topix: The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Bollywood's 10 Heist Movies

Shah Rukh Khan's upcoming movie Happy New Year attempts a heist, and throws in music and dance as well. The cast was exciting too, with Ajay Devgn, Suniel Shetty and Riteish Deshmukh joined by hot ladies Shamita Shetty and Dia Mirza.


Related Topix: Bollywood, Arts, Cinema, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal

All About Jazz

Kelly Suttenfield: Among The Stars

Voice and nylon-string guitar. That's it. Nothing else to hear on this one, but nothing else is really needed.


Related Topix: The Platters

Fairfield Citizen-News

In the Suburbs: This King was the queen of pop songwriters

Jessie Mueller as Carole King, Jake Epstein as Gerry Goffin, Jarrod Spector as Barry Mann and Anika Larsen as Cynthia Weil in a dress rehearsal of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical." Photo: The Chronicle On a recent Saturday evening, my brother and sister-in-law from Washington, D.C., joined us in Manhattan for a belated celebration of my 70th birthday with dinner and tickets to the amazing Carole King musical, "Beautiful."


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Carole King, The Drifters, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Theater, Arts, Opinion

Bob Crewe | Singer and songwriter, 83

Bob Crewe, 83, a singer, songwriter, and producer who helped write "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," and other top 10 hits for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in the 1960s as well as the pop-disco favorite "Lady Marmalade," died Thursday in Scarborough, Maine. The cause was complications from a fall, said his brother Daniel.


Related Topix: The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Rock-N-Roll, Scarborough, ME

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Telegraph

Woods and tramps

The woods around this part of London are lovely, quite dark in bits, but not particularly deep, and this summer there aren't too many promises one can keep. I'm sure there are other cities with islands of serious forest embedded within the urban sprawl but I haven't visited them, and London, specifically the part near Highgate where I'm based, remains unique for me in this regard.


Related Topix: Travel, United Kingdom Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, Alexandra, Opinion

Aquarius Papers

Saturday Night Attitude Dancing To the Music of the Great Bob Crewe

Bob Crewe was a songwriter, record producer, singer, manager, and the production genius behind the Four Seasons, as well as a major talent in his own light. Still, he'll go down in history as the producer and/or co-writer of 11 Top Ten hits for the Four Seasons, of which 5 went to #1.


Related Topix: The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli

Jersey Boys DVD & Blu-ray Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 11/11

Tony Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS came to the big screen under the direction of Clint Eastwood earlier this year and the Four Seasons movie musical is now available to pre-order on DVD and Blu-ray according to a new listing. The official description of JERSEY BOYS is as follows: "From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical "Jersey Boys."


Related Topix: Jersey Boys, Theater, Changeling, Western, Drama Movies, Unforgiven, The Four Seasons, Celebrities, Clint Eastwood

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Argus

Maud celebrates her 100th birthday

Maud Swanton celebrated her 100th birthday at the Adelaide Nursing Home in New Church Road, Hove, with her two sons, her daughter, and other friends, family and fellow residents on Wednesday. Deputy mayor Debbie Cobb was at the party, too, which was a joint celebration as it also marked the 101st birthday of Mrs Swanton's friend Ranji Dass.


Related Topix: We'll Meet Again, Drama Movies, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Musical Movies

Four Seasons songwriter Bob Crewe dies

US songwriter Bob Crewe, who co-wrote a long list of top 10 hits for Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, has died. BOB Crewe, the legendary songwriter and producer, whose work can be heard in the Jersey Boys musical, has died.


Related Topix: The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Rock-N-Roll, The Walker Brothers, Pop/Rock, Scarborough, ME

Chinese teen kidnapped in Philippines

US songwriter Bob Crewe, who co-wrote a long list of top 10 hits for Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, has died. PHILIPPINE police say a Chinese teenager who managed a family-run store has been kidnapped by four gunmen from the shop in a southern province where al-Qaeda-linked militants kidnapped an Australian three years ago.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Philippines, World News, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Rock-N-Roll, The Four Seasons

Thu Sep 11, 2014

IS has 20,000-31,500 fighters

US songwriter Bob Crewe, who co-wrote a long list of top 10 hits for Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, has died. ISLAMIC State militants in Iraq and Syria now have about 20,000 to 31,500 fighters on the ground, the Central Intelligence Agency says.


Related Topix: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Rock-N-Roll, The Four Seasons, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Indian Television

Zee Classic showcases 'Har Din Bachchan' film festival

MUMBAI: Zee Classic, India's only Hindi movie channel that showcases eternal movies from the evergreen era of Indian Cinema, has brought alive the nostalgic memories of Bachchan fans with the ongoing 'Har Din Bachchan' film festival. With his baritone voice, charisma and acting prowess, superstar Amitabh Bachchan has ruled the silver screen for nearly three decades.


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Clint Eastwood Jersey Boys Blu-ray Arrives Nov. 11

The Jersey Boys have invaded radio, Broadway and the big screen. In November they'll head directly into your home, as Warner Bros.


Related Topix: Jersey Boys, Theater, John Lloyd Young, The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli, Movies, Entertainment


Telcos look to the future

DATA SURGE. PLDT executive vice president Eric Alberto says their company is "fortifying our network to handle the storm surge of data being generated by consumers and corporate client."


Related Topix: The Shangri-Las, Southeast Asia, Philippines, World News

Messenger Newspapers

Oh What A Night - Jersey Boys is superb

JERSEY Boys was a musical education for me and the experience was so good I would have willingly volunteered for detention. Before seeing the show I never realised Frankie Vallli was the voice behind such stunning pop hits, songs released decades ago that sound so fresh and so invigorating they could have been released yesterday.


Related Topix: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Rock-N-Roll, The Four Seasons