Group Harmony Events Calendar

(Our calendar is divided into two parts: The first section contains events Classic Urban Harmony is actively involved in.  Scroll down further and you'll find additional group harmony events that others are producing, that we also support.  We encourage you to attend as many vocal harmony events as you can.  It keeps our music alive. - C&P)

 

  Calendar of Classic Urban Harmony Events


Classic Urban Harmony Presentations, Concerts and Participating Events
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2014

 

  Friday, August 1, 2014 [South Hackensack, NJ]

Classic Urban harmony's Charlie Horner to spin rare records at the TNT North Jersey Rhythm & Blues and Doo Wop Party.  Also Vic Donna Group will sing!

Charlie will be one of three dee jays spinning rare R&B vocal group records at the August 1, 2014, TNT North Jersey Rhythm & Blues and Doo Wop Party.  Just announced, the great vocal quintet, the Vic Donna Group will be there to sing live.  Should be a great time!  Doors open at 7 PM at the PL Lounge, 51 Louis Street, South Hackensack, NJ.  A fun get together each and every month.  Call 973-652-5949 for more details.

 

Friday, August 8, 2014 [Lake Hopatcong, NJ]

Private Classic Urban Harmony presentation of "Under The Streetlamp: Tales From the Doo Wop Era" for the Garden State Yacht Club.

 

  Wednesdays, November 8 through November 5, 2014 [Bridgewater, NJ]

Classic Urban Harmony's once-a-week for 5-weeks R&B/Doo Wop course returns to Raritan Valley Community College's Lifelong Learning Institute!

Due to popular demand, Charlie & Pam Horner will again be teaching a course on R&B and doo wop vocal groups at Raritan Valley Community College's Bridgewater NJ Campus, 14 Vogt Dr., Bridgewater NJ (near the Bridgewater Commons Mall). The course is part of the college's Lifelong Learning Institute and registration is limited to those 50 years old and older.  The course will be held every Wednesday afternoon from October 8 through November 5, 2014, from 2 - 3:30 PM.  Each class consists of a one hour multimedia mini-presentation, followed by open discussions on on a wide range of relevant topics.  Last year we covered:
The origins and evolution of R&B/Doo Wop Vocal Group Music; New Jersey Vocal Groups; Brooklyn Vocal Groups; Philadelphia Vocal Groups; Doo Wop singing around the world.  This year's curriculum will be similar.  We welcome attendees of all levels - from those with vast knowledge of the music to those who are not familiar with doo wop music but would like to learn about it. 

Registration is now open!  Tuition is $50, covering all five weeks.  Call 908-526-1200, Ext. 8524 for info on how to register, or Google RVCC Lifelong Learning Institute.

[New!]Monday, November 10, 2014 [Morristown, NJ]

Classic Urban Harmony presentation of "Under The Streetlamp: Tales From the Doo Wop Era" for Great Horizons Lifelong Learning Institute, held at the Morris Museum.

For those who have been unable to catch our newly updated multimedia presentation, "Under The Streetlamp: Tales From the Doo Wop Era - Part 1" during our night time scheduling, we'll be giving it on November 10, 2014, from 1 - 2:30 PM.  It will be for the Great Horizons Lifelong Learning Institute and will be held in the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ.  Registration is necessary and there will be an admission charge.  More details as it gets closer to November.
 

[New!]Sunday, January 11 through Monday January 19, 2014 (Asbury Park, NJ)

Gallery Exhibit, "Asbury Park’s Springwood Avenue Harmony: Celebrating The West Side’s Unique Musical Legacy"

Long before Asbury Park became known for rock music, the city’s African American community rocked on Springwood Avenue.  Between 1910 and 1970, the city’s West Side pioneered the sounds of jazz, gospel and rhythm & blues.  This exhibit explores, chronicles and highlights Asbury Park’s black music scene from Count Basie to Billy Brown, through an impressive collection of rare photos and memorabilia.

Working with the Asbury Park Historical Society, the Light Of Day Foundation and Monmouth University's Center for the Arts, Classic Urban Harmony LLC is spearheading a comprehensive museum-like exhibit that will be open to the public in January and February 2015.

The exhibit will contain scores of rare photographs plus phonograph records, posters, sheet music, musical instruments and other memorabilia from Asbury Park's West Side.  It will contain sections on jazz, gospel and R&B music, and will also highlight black radio, record labels and record stores.  One section of the exhibit will  feature photos and ads for early Springwood Avenue nightclubs and theaters.

Fans of R&B, doo wop and gospel vocal harmony groups can be sure these genres will be well represented.  There'll be plenty of items related to Bobby Thomas & the Vibranaires, Lenny Welch & the Markeeys, the Ray Dots, the V-Eights, the Broadways, Billy Brown with the Moments & Ray Goodman & Brown, the Missionary Jubilaires, Golden Harmoniares, United Gospel Singers, Golden Harmonettes and many more.

The exhibit will first open in the Heaven Art Gallery, 721 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ.  There it will run from Sunday January 11 through January 19, 2015 (closed January 13 and 14) during Asbury Park's annual Light Of Day concert series.  The Light Of Day Foundation raises money to find a cure for Parkinson's Disease and their concert series brings thousands of music fans from around the world.

Upon closing, this exhibit will be expanded even further and moved to Monmouth University (see below).

 

  February 1 through February 28, 2015 (West Long Branch, NJ)

Gallery Exhibit, "Asbury Park’s Springwood Avenue Harmony: Celebrating The West Side’s Unique Musical Legacy"

On February 1, 2015, the exhibit described above will be expanded even further and moved to Monmouth University's larger Pollak Gallery on the university's campus at 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ.  There the exhibit will remain viewable for the entire month of February, 2015.  We'll be scheduling a Classic Urban Harmony multimedia presentation during February, possibly at the Pollak Theatre, a magnificent 700 seat venue.  Date and time TBD.  Other related events are being discussed.

SAVE THE DATE:    Grand reception, February 4, 2015 from 6 - 8 PM.  


Monmouth University's Pollak Gallery is located in the Pollak Theatre building

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Calendar of Other Group Harmony Events We Support

(For time and space limitations, here we list only events containing live performances by doo wop vocal groups.  If you have an event you'd like listed, please email us details including a flyer, if possible.  We can only accept flyers in .jpg form, preferably at 700 pixels in the longest direction.  You can email us event notices at CUH@att.net.  We reserve the right to list only those events we feel are appropriate. - C&P)


2014

[New!]Saturday, August 9, 2014 [Lansdale (Kulpsville), PA]

An Evening with A Perfect Blend" at Lansdale Holiday Inn

The great R&B and Doo Wop acappella group, A Perfect Blend, really blew all of us away at the recent Franklin Township Library concert.  For those who'd like to hear more from the group, here's your chance.  A Perfect Blend will be doing an acappella show and dance party at the Lansdale Holiday Inn, 1750 Sumneytown Pike, Kulpsville, PA (outside of Philly), on Saturday night, August 9, 2014.  Doors open at 7 PM, show starts at 8 PM.  Cash bar and restaurant on the premises.  Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door.  For tickets call 215-237-5041 or visit www.aperfectblend.biz.  Highly recommended!      


 

[New!]Saturday, August 16, 2014 [Fort Lee, NJ]

Little Isidore & Inquisitors FREE Concert in Fort Lee

Littel Isidore & the Inquisitors will be giving a FREE concert at the Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center, 1355 Inwood Terrace, Fort Lee, NJ, on Saturday, August 16 at 7 PM.  Bring a chair or blanket.  For additional info visit www.fortleecommunitycenter.org or call 201-592-4699. 

 

[New!]Saturday, August 23, 2014 [New Bedford, MA]

Latest Todd Baptista's Concert to feature Swallows, Solitaires, Mystics, Shirley Alston Reeves

Looks like another great concert for Todd Baptista at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA.  Features the Eddie Rich & the Swallows, Milton Love & the Solitaires, the Mystics and original Shirelles' lead Shirley Alston Reeves.  Takes place August 23 at 7:30 PM.  See the flyer below for details.

 

[New!]Sunday, September 14, 2014 [Philadelphia, PA]

The Philadelphia Doo Wop Festival at the FOP

It's back!  The Philadelphia Doo Wop Festival has returned, this time for the benefit of the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Survivors Fund.  New location and new management, but the excitement is still there.  Fifteen area doo wop groups, Philly's best radio personalities, record collector vendors, classic cars, five hours indoor dance party - want more could you want?  Rain or shine.  $20 admission gets you all the activities plus food, beer and soda.  Free parking.  Sunday September 14, 2014 from 2 - 7 PM at Fraturnal Order of Police Lodge #5, 11630 Caroline Rd., Philadelphia, PA.  For tickets call 215-629-3600 or visit www.fop5.org.

 

 

[New!]Sunday, September 21, 2014 [Lodi, NJ]

Friends of Joel Katz Benefit Dinner and Concert to feature all star line up!

As Joel Katz battles cancer, his friends are getting together for an incredible all star concert and dinner to raise money for him.  Please help with you attendance and/or donations!  Concert stars the Dubs, the Fireflies, Little Isidore & the Inquisitors, the Devotions, the Solitaires, the Willows, Kid Kyle, the Five Discs, Quiet Storm, possibly more groups.  It takes place on Sunday September 21, 2014, beginning at 3 PM at the Elan, 111 Route 46 West in Lodi, NJ.  Tickets are $75 per person for family style dinner and concert.  For tickets call 570-775-9217 or 201-845-0579.  


 

[New!]Saturday, November 15, 2014 [Saddle Brook, NJ]

Sock Hop Pizza & Dance Party in Saddlebrook

Another great sock hop, presented by our friend Pam Nardella.  DJ, the Golden Gup.  Admission $20 per ticket includes pizza, soda & beer.  Takes place Saturday November 15, 2014, 7 - 11 PM, at the Saddle Brook VFW, 44 Market Street, Saddle Brook, NJ.  Contact Rick at 201-796-9889 or Pam at 201-791-4043.

 

 

 

 

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