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Jody Joseph presents Four Common Threads: One Heartstring

Jul 11

Jody Joseph presents Four Common Threads: One Heartstring 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

In an intimate setting, Jody Joseph reveals her feelings about life and love through the powerful songs of four legendary artists. While unveiling the musical DNA that threads through the heart and soul of Jody Joseph, and the artists who influenced her life: Joni Mitchell, Bette Midler, Janis Joplin, and Stevie Nick, she sings and talks about the common thread that weaved its way thru her own musical life and also shows the parallels in her own songwriting. This particular show, where Jody is performing as herself, is up front and personal, riveting, witty, and real.


MARC COHN and SHAWN COLVIN

Jun 12

MARC COHN and SHAWN COLVIN 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Two brilliant tunesmiths, each presenting a complete show, all in one unforgettable evening. As a storyteller, Shawn Colvin is both keen and warm-hearted, leavening even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy and a searing sense of humor. Her spellbinding songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis told through clever lyrics, polished phrases and delicious sarcasm. Songwriter and singer, Marc Cohn combines the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He’s a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. The Grammy-winning artists behind such classics as “Sunny Came Home” and “Walking in Memphis” will leave the audience spellbound in what is sure to be a great night of music.


Sinatra: An American Icon Symposium

May 9

Sinatra: An American Icon Symposium 

Wilson Hall - 12 PM

The Sinatra Family and Frank Sinatra Enterprises are pleased to announce some of the major initiatives confirmed as part of this year’s Sinatra 100 centennial celebration honoring one of the most cherished entertainment legends of all time, Frank Sinatra. An icon who forever epitomizes the American dream, Frank Sinatra continues to have an immeasurable influence on popular culture: music, film, art, theatre, fashion and beyond. Sinatra was a true one-of-a-kind personality whose incredible achievements continue to inspire greatness in others. As part of this celebration, Monmouth University in partnership with the GRAMMY MUSEUM will be hosting a day long Sinatra Centennial symposium. Confirmed Panelists will include Max Weinberg and Southside Johnny. Tickets are no longer on sale online. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door - cash only.


An Evening with NILS LOFGREN ACOUSTIC DUO

May 9

An Evening with NILS LOFGREN ACOUSTIC DUO 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Guitar, multi instrumental and vocal virtuoso NILS LOFGREN joined Neil Young’s band at the age of 17. He used that credential to land his own band Grin, a record deal in 1971. His solo career began in 1975 which spawned a string of mid-70’s rock radio hits, “Back It Up”, “Keith Don’t Go” and his biggest, “I Came to Dance”. In 1984 he joined Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for the massive Born in the USA tour and has been with them ever since.


Women Waging the Way

May 8

Women Waging the Way 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 7 PM

Women Waging the Way is an event dedicated to empowering, educating, and supporting women, men, girls, and boys. The event will involve musical and theatrical performances, an exhibition of fine art, and a silent auction of the exhibited art. The net profit will be donated to Women and Girls Education International, a 501 (c) 3 organization that is dedicated to empowering individuals through education.

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Marc Muller’s Hippie Jazz

Apr 17

Marc Muller’s Hippie Jazz 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

Drawing from influences ranging from The Beatles to Miles Davis, MU Music and Theater Arts Adjunct Professor Marc Muller presents an evening of his instrument original “Hippie Jazz” compositions in the intimate setting of the Woods Theater.


2015 Black Maria Film Festival

Apr 2

2015 Black Maria Film Festival 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

From the world-renowned Black Maria Film Festival, the Department of Communication presents a screening of highly-recognized and award-winning short films, spanning across several genres and topics. Introduction and post-screening discussion to be held by Specialist Professor Matthew Lawrence.

Free Event


A Marvelous Night: The music of Van Morrison

Nov 26

A Marvelous Night: The music of Van Morrison 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE: This concert will take place as scheduled.


One Last Waltz: A Celebration of the Music & Legacy of The Band

Nov 21

One Last Waltz: A Celebration of the Music & Legacy of The Band 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

A wise man once said it’s better to burn out than fade away, and on Thanksgiving Day of 1976, one of the best live acts of the rock era went out in a blaze of glory. Glen Burtnik, Salvatore Boyd, Bob Burger & Arne Wendt, performing as The Band. They will be joined on stage by a cast of artists, including Southside Johnny, Pat Guadagno, Bobby Banderia, Kate Taylor, Bruce Gassman, Frank Puggy DeRosa, Matt Wade, Stringbean Sorenson, Frank Lombardi, Anthony D'Amato, Emily Grove, Nick Foster, Tommy LaBella, Taylor Hope and more, to bring us on a musical journey back in time to the fall of 1976. Tickets on sale Mon. Oct. 6.


FALL POETRY FESTIVAL

Nov 8

FALL POETRY FESTIVAL 

Bey Hall - 9 AM

Do you write poetry? Have you considered writing or translating poetry? Do you love language and its ability to engage in meaningful exploration? Monmouth University and the Long Branch Arts Council invite you to a series of workshops in poetry, lyrical essay, and translation of poetry; readings by acclaimed writers; lunch & discussion, and a reading by registered participants.

Free Event


Film Screening: Oro Macht Frei

Nov 5

Film Screening: Oro Macht Frei 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Oro Macht Frei tells the story of the Roman Jewish experience of the Nazi occupation of Rome (Sept 1943 - June 1944). Weaving testimony from Roman Jews together with historical research by renowned scholars on the subject (including Susan Zuccotti, Alexander Stille, Liliana Picciotto), OMF seeks to bring the viewer into a personal and relatable reflection of the Holocaust in Italy through the eyes of this unique and historic community. There will be a panel/Q & A following screening.

Free Event


GRAMMY Museum Affiliate Launch Celebration

Oct 10

GRAMMY Museum Affiliate Launch Celebration 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 2:30 PM

Monmouth University and the GRAMMY Museum announce an exciting new partnership on Oct. 10 at the Lauren K. Woods Theater.

Free Event


Auction for BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN  limited edition print

Sep 23-Oct 27

Auction for BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN limited edition print 

Pollak Gallery - 12 AM

A limited edition 20” x 30” print taken by photographer Barry Schneier at the historic May 9, 1974 Bruce Springsteen concert at the Harvard Square Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts is up for auction!

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An Evening With Thom Zimny

Sep 23

An Evening With Thom Zimny 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

In celebration of Bruce Springsteen’s 65th birthday, Friends of The Bruce Springsteen Special Collection and Monmouth University will host this special evening of films celebrating Bruce Springsteen. Thom Zimny has served as Bruce Springsteen’s film/video archivist and collaborator since 2001.For this unique celebratory evening, Zimny plans to “dig deep” into Bruce Springsteen’s personal, official film/video archives, presenting all of his selections with high-quality visuals and sound on the big screen using Pollak Theatre’s state-of-the-art projection system. Tickets on sale August 28 at 10 AM


Fifty Years of 'Makin’ This Guitar Talk: A Bruce Springsteen Forum

Sep 20

Fifty Years of 'Makin’ This Guitar Talk: A Bruce Springsteen Forum 

Wilson Hall - 9:30 AM

The Friends of Bruce Springsteen and Monmouth University will sponsor a unique Springsteen-themed forum in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s first major steps towards becoming a professional musician. The structure of the forum will be centered around a series of moderated panel discussions on various Springsteen-related topics, allowing the audience to hear from and interact with a variety of authors and scholars. Tickets will be available at the door. Cash Only.