Live in Concert: @gavindegraw

2016-09-09_13-07-38Live at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on October 18th at 7 PM


Multi-platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw is no stranger to the top of the charts. The Grammy nominated singer/songwriter first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” Gavin’s self-titled second album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart in 2008,earning Gavin his first Top 10 album. It spawned the hit singles “In Love With A Girl,” which Billboard dubbed “a rocking homerun,” and the gold-certified “We Belong Together.”

In 2009, Gavin released Free as a gift to his die-hard fans clamoring for recorded versions of Gavin’s live favorites. DeGraw released his third studio album, Sweeter, in September 2011. The album’s first single, “Not Over You,” co-written with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, reached #1 on the Hot AC charts, was a top 10 hit on Top 40, and was certified double platinum. DeGraw’s acclaimed, fourth studio album, Make A Move, was released in October 2013 to rave reviews. Shortly thereafter he was nominated for his first Grammy for “We Both Know,” a song he co-wrote with Colbie Calliat for the 2013 film “Safe Haven.” FINEST HOUR: THE BEST OF GAVIN DEGRAW was released last October via RCA Records featuring two new songs, as well as his most renowned and notable hits to date, including “Not Over You,” “We Belong Together,” and “I Don’t Wanna Be.”

Currently, Gavin is in the studio finishing another full length album of all new songs, which is slated for release in Fall 2016.

What’s the Story?


The Madison Storytellers Festival’s inaugural event will take place on June 11, 2016 in Madison, New Jersey.

This free event features more than twenty sessions and workshops, ten musical performances and open mics throughout the day.

The festival’s four stages, dubbed Madison’s ‘Culture Corner,’ will be at the Green Village Road RR Trestle (between Main St. and Kings Rd.), Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub (23 Main St. at Green Village Rd.), Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (9 Main St.), and Drip Coffee (34 Main St).

The event begins at 9:00 a.m. with sessions and workshops all day, and music and open mic continuing into the early evening.

Storytelling is the expression of who we are, who we were, and who we hope to be. It encompasses both experience and identity, and is what brings us together as a culture.

Read more HERE.

Obscura Day? What’s that You Say?


What is Obscura Day?

It’s more than 150 events in 39 states and 25 countries, all on a single day, and all designed to celebrate the world’s most curious and awe-inspiring places.

Enter the magical, and sometimes bizarre world of living dolls – clockwork automata from the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection at the Morris Museum.

In celebration of Obscura Day 2015, the Guinness Collection Curator and Conservator invite you to the Morris Museum for an interesting and unique demonstration program of clown automata! Come and delight in the fantastical doings of the incredible clowns, jesters and harlequins from the Guinness Collection. Then join us for a private tour behind the locked doors of the Guinness Viewable storage area, where over 500 more mechanical musical instruments and automata live!

Ticket price includes general admission to the museum and the opportunity to join the public daily demonstration of the Guinness Collection at 2pm.

Saturday, May 30; 12:30-2:00pm
Price: $25
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

Register for the 4th Annual Phillips 5k/10k Trail Run/Walk


Register for the 4th annual Phillips 5k/10k on May 31, 2015 at the Lewis Morris Park in Morristown, NJ. 100% of the race proceeds will benefit the Christopher and Susan Phillips Foundation, which helps support scholarships for graduating Jonathan Dayton High School students.

May 31 is Susan Phillips’ Brithday, so this is an extra special date for the race!  heart

This USA Track and Field Sanctioned event will begin at the Sunrise Lake Picnic Pavillion.  Both the 5k and 10k courses are on the park trails.  The 5K course is mostly on wide trail with moderate hills.  The 10K course is mainly on narrower trails and is quite hilly.

This event will feature:

  • Real-time Facebook, Twitter, and text message race results
  • Free raffle prizes for all participants
  • Wicking t-shirts
  • Indoor bathrooms
  • Playground area
  • Post-race refreshments
  • Disposable chip timing by Fast Finishes
  • Paddle boating on Sunrise Lake (for an extra fee)

Sneaker Factory Prizes: 1st overall male/female $50 gift certificate 2nd overall male/female $25 gift certificate 3rd overall male/female $15 gift certificate

Advanced Therapeutic Massage Prizes:  Top 3 finishers in each age category for the 5k and the 10k receive a gift certificate:  1st place $30 certificate,  2nd place $25 certificate,  3rd place $20 certificate.

About the Christopher and Susan Phillips Foundation

This race is dedicated to raising funds for the Christopher and Susan Phillips Foundation, which was started to honor the lives of Chris and his mother Sue Phillips both of whom this world lost too soon.

The Foundation will be supporting two scholarships each year to two graduating seniors fromJonathan Dayton High School in Springfield, NJ where the entire Phillips family went. The Christopher James Phillips Scholarship will go to a male student looking to go into nursing or who has served on the First Aid Squad since Chris was a nursing technician, EMT and Springfield First Aid Squad volunteer. The second scholarship, the Susan V. Phillips Scholarship will awarded to a female active in volunteer activities, which reflects Sue’s kind and generous nature.

Diamonds for Kale Gala – April 18th

2015-03-12_14-43-23Grow It Green Morristown is hosting its 3rd Annual Fundraising Gala to continue our work to grow a greener, healthier community. The Diamonds for Kale Gala is our premier fundraising event for the spring.

The gala is a fun evening filled with music, dancing, local seasonal hors d’oeuvres provided by Ome Caterers, decadent deserts by The Artist Baker, a silent auction, themed cocktails, craft beer and more. Tickets are on sale now!

Kinnara Ensemble Presents “Lament”


Join Kinnara Ensemble and conductor, JD Burnett for Monteverdi’s Sestina, a collection of six poems titled “Lament at the tomb of the beloved”, which forms the centerpiece of this hour of singing.

This concert will also feature Ginastera’s Lamentations of Jeremiah and other choral works. The concert will be held Saturday, March 14th at 8:00 P.M. at St. Peter’s Church in Morristown. Tickets are $25 with student discounts available.

To find out more about the ensemble or to purchase tickets in advance, please visit:

About KINNARA Ensemble

Comprising 32 voices, KINNARA Ensemble is a professional choir based in the Princeton, NJ area. Singers hail from all over the country for a week in residency together as they prepare for each concert series. Singers in KINNARA Ensemble perform with other professional ensembles such as Conspirare, The Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Apollo Master Chorale, Tucson Chamber Artists, and Skylark Ensemble.

Ring in the New Year in Morris County!!

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It’s a tradition that has brought Morris County and beyond together for the last 22 years, and this Dec. 31 will be no different.

First Night Morris County is set for another amazing evening, ending 2014 and ringing in the New Year all along the Morristown Green and at a variety of venues throughout the town.

More than 200 artists will take part in 90 events across 24 different venues over the course of seven hours, as revelers help wind down the clock into 2015.

This year an additional two hours of programming for children will be held at Morristown High School, beginning at 4:45 p.m. Two fireworks displays – 9:15 p.m. and midnight – will also be available.

Restaurants and bars will also be open in Morristown throughout the night.

Performers include The British Invasion Tribute band, Tequila Rose Band and jazz guitar legends Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo. Of course local jazz pianist Rio Clemente will be on hand as well.

It’s not just music that will fill the air Wednesday night, as Rizzo’s live reptile show and illusionist Anthony Salazar’s comedy magic will also hit the stage.

A full list of the event’s offerings and their times and venues can be found here, along with ticket purchasing.

Tickets can be ordered online until the start of the program or purchased in person for $25, which covers admission to all events throughout the night. Children four and under are free, and group packages of four tickets will have a reduced price of $22.50 each.

One programming change, according to the First Night committee, is venue 9 on the map has been moved from the Presbyterian Church Parish House to the Hyatt Regency Ballroom.

The program is celebrating its 23rd year after launching in 1992. Attendees come from as far as Canada to enjoy the celebration and welcome the new year.

Find out more here.