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Timeless: You Belong To Me

If you love the music of The Duprees, you’ll love their new book and CD! #HipNJ has the scoop on the February 15th release, complete with a special offer for fans.

Timeless is a brand new book dedicated to the fans of The Duprees and focuses on their blockbuster hit song, “You Belong To Me.” It’s a fascinating story because tens of thousands of people have a deep emotional connection to the song. Hearing it at concerts instantly brings back memories of happy times, growing up in the 50’s and 60’s.

Timeless includes over 40 stories from fans, over 60 photos, “Up Close & Personal” bios of the singers, histories of the group and the song, words from women close to The Duprees, a special tribute page and much more. It comes with a companion CD that includes “You Belong To Me” and 10 other timeless love songs sung by Today’s Duprees in their unique harmonic style.

There’s a pre-publication offer for #HipNJ readers! If you order by February 15th,  your book will be autographed by the group!

To learn more, click here.

Music Monday: The Happy Fits

It is #MusicMonday and #HipNJ is here to tell you about The Happy Fits, a new indie-rock band with an alternative flair from the Garden State.

Calvin Langman – Vocals, Cello

Luke Davis – Drummer

Ross Monteith – Vocals, Guitar

Although they went to the same high school, the band mates didn’t know each other until they heard from friends that they all played music and were looking to start a band.  What started off as playing cover songs turned into writing original music and playing concerts across Jersey.

After uploading music to Spotify for friends and family, The Happy Fits were discovered by their now manager, who scored them a spot on the “Fresh Finds” playlist.

Be on the lookout for their upcoming album, which is set to be released in February. In the meantime, you can listen to their songs on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Bandcamp, and Amazon

Check out their studio interview and their performance of their original song  “While You Fade Away” above.

To learn more, click here.

Above Art Studios

Above Art Studios

Happy #MancrushMonday #HipNJ! Today we have not one, but two #mcm’s: Wilford Charles and Dontae Muse, owners of Above Art Studios in New Brunswick.

The studio has four resident artists, but rotates between the artwork of other artists. Some of the artwork is local, while others come from different states. Some pieces even come from other countries like Australia.

Above Art Studios’ focus on “art and all of the above” is clear: the studio features poetry, comedy, and music, as well as pop art and fine urban art. Once a month, the studio holds a poetry night. Every month and a half, a mini-concert series called “The Listening Room” takes place. Even more events to be found on their website, with electronic flyers posted for a “Painted Poetry Slam,” “Paint & Sip Thursdays” and a “Fall Student Exhibition”. By hosting these ongoing events, Wilford and Dontae are encouraging all aspects of art to be shared and appreciated. The studio is great for not only the art community, but for the general community it is a part of.

Dontae brought a work of art to #HipNJ’S studio that he commissioned for Mother’s Day. It is a gorgeous piece of Dontae and his mother by a resident artist.

To join Dontae and Wilford for a poetry, music, and art-filled night, visit aboveartstudios.com.