Yvonne Schmedemann

Mark de Clive-Lowe is a grand pianist and jazz technologist who fuses acoustic and electric sounds. Along with his keyboards and live electronics, his band on tour features Teodross Avery on saxophones, Corbin Jones on bass, and Gene Coye on drums.

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New York Voices sang at a WBGO event even before their first album. That was 30 years ago. I have lost count of how often they've come to talk and perform on Singers Unlimited through the years. 

Southside Johnny — singer and harmonicat, "the Godfather of the Jersey Sound," a sidekick of Bruce Springsteen, an inspiration for Jon Bon Jovi — is performing with the Asbury Jukes this Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Enlow Recital Hall of Kean Stage

He came by to have fun talking with Michael Bourne, and to play some blues live in the WBGO performance studio. 

Here's a video of Johnny and pianist Jeff Kazee playing an impromptu tune, "New Jersey Tomato Blues." 

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Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was at Rowan University to talk about his vision for the future of the Republican Party.  He hasn’t taken his eyes and ears off of Garden State politics since leaving office, taking shots at current Democratic Governor Phil Murphy.

“I have not spoken about my successor for nine months.  My successor can’t stop talking about me.  Other than Tammy, I’m the second most popular name that comes out of his mouth over the course of the last nine months,” Christie said.

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New Jersey Transit, in partnership with the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris unveiled a public art project at Newark Penn Station to bring awareness to the impacts mental illness has on families.  

Five black and white portraits makeup the new public art space on track one at Newark Penn Station. 

Voter excitement for candidates will play a role in how many registered voters make it out to the polls.  Ben Dworkin with the Rowan University Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship says voter registration numbers in New Jersey have been trending towards democrats over the last decade.

“This is going to be a big help for democratic candidates because when you are registered to vote you’re obviously more likely to actually vote.  If you’re not registered, most of these politicians simply don’t care, and why should they.”


The report from the Center for Responsible Lending says New Jersey residents carry a total outstanding student loan debt of about $41 billion dollars.  Diane Standaert with the research organization says some students are victim of bad practices from loan servicers, and currently there’s not much they can do about it.

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