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Bob Santelli on the GRAMMY Museum

Bob Santelli, Founding Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss the recent expansion of the Museum to Newark’s Prudential Center.

“You can actually go into the GRAMMY Museum in Newark and take a drum lesson with Max Weinberg,” Santelli states. Using technology, guests sit at a drum set, and Weinberg, longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen‘s E Street Band, takes you through the beat of “Born in the U.S.A.

“The museum is really designed to not just celebrate the past,” Santelli states, “but it talks about the creative process and how music is made.”

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New Jersey Grammy Nominated Artists 2017

New Jersey Grammy Nominated Artists 2017

The 2017 Grammy Awards show is just around the corner. The nominees have been announced have been announced and their are some New Jersey natives that we at Hip New Jersey wanted to showcase.

Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, or better known by her stage name, Halsey, has been nominated as a feature artist in two different categories. She has been nominated for best pop duo/group performance for the Chainsmokers song “Closer.” Halsey is also a feature artist on Justin Bieber’s album “Purpose,” which is nominated for album of the year.

Halsey started her career as a YouTube cover artist, but eventually started to make her own music. She is signed to Astralwerks, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group that focuses on electronic and dance music. Halsey is a electronic pop singer and songwriter.

In her short career Halsey has released an album and headlined her own tour. Halsey is only 22-years old and already has two Grammy nominations. Though she is still young, Halsey is on her way to stardom.

? #BelieveInMusic Feb. 12 as your favorite artists take the #GRAMMYs stage. ?

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Another homegrown musician that is nominated for a Grammy is Peter Erskine. Erskine is a jazz drummer that has had a tremendously successful career. Erskine is nominated for the best instrumental album. His album is titled, “Dr. Um.”

Erskine has worked on over 600 albums and film scores throughout his career. Erskine has worked with many big name artists. Some of the artists he has worked with include: Barbra Streisand, Seth Macfarlane, Michael Bublé and many more. Modern Drummer Magazine has voted Erskine the best jazz drummer ten times throughout his career.

Erskine has received many awards and accolades throughout his 45 year career. Erskine owns his own recording label called Fuzzy Music. He has already won two Grammy’s for best large jazz ensemble album. Erskine was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Berklee School of Music.

We here at Hip New Jersey, are cheering for Halsey and Peter Erskine to win their categories and make New Jersey proud.

Our Weekend Recap Kicks Off in Rio

Cheers to the weekend! August may be the Sunday of summer, but that’s no reason to keep the good times from rolling. #HipNJ is dedicated to bringing you round-the-clock coverage of everything going on #NJ-related. Here’s what went down this weekend in our weekend recap.

Friday, August 5th

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games kicked off in Rio de Janeiro on Friday with a huge opening ceremony that paid tribute to the history of Brazil’s rich culture and climate change. Up to 11,000 athletes from 206 countries marched into the arena. Of those included the 31 NJ-native American athletes. Check out non-stop coverage of the games until August 21st and see them show the entire world what the #GardenState is made of.

iPic, Bergen County’s first dine-in movie theatre located in Fort Lee, opened to the public on Friday. The theatre is the first of its kind in that it’s a bit more upscale than traditional movie theatres. The meals offered are prepared by top-tier chefs and are finger foods for the most part. Ticket options include Premium, which grants a customer soft leather seating and personal pull-out tables, and Premium Plus, which allows customers a personal two or three-person pod with reclining seats, waiter service and unlimited popcorn. Yum! Premium tickets are $19 while Premium Plus tickets are $27. There’s only eight screens and 528 seats, so make your reservation today!

iPic and chill. ??? #suicidesquad

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Saturday, August 6th

Asbury Park was the place to be on Saturday as Grammy-nominated folk rock band The Lumineers took the stage right on the boardwalk at the Stone Pony Summer Stage.

#thelumineers #langhorneslim #stonepony #jerseyshore #asburypark @thelumineers @langhorneslim

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Sunday, August 7th

In what seemed like a follow-up to Taylor Swift’s NJ wedding crash earlier this summer, Steven Van Zandt made a surprise appearance and joined The Infernos Band on stage at a Florham Park wedding. Van Zandt is a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and is also known for his acting career which includes a starring role in The Sopranos.

Music legend Paul McCartney made a stop at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford as part of his One on One Tour. There’s no telling of when the 74-year-old will stop blessing us with live renditions of his own material and The Beatle’s tunes. So we’re just going to let it be.

Jude. About to see the original. Hey Jude. #mum #paulmccartney

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Fifth Harmony took the stage in Camden this weekend at the BB&T Pavilion on The 7/27 Tour. Don’t you wish working from home was as fun as this girl group makes it sound?

Last night was so amazing??

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