Arts & Entertainment

INTERVIEW: Gary Fienberg (Jazz Appreciation Month)

posted on Apr.19, 2012

Dr. Gary Fienberg is the Music Department Chair at The College of New Jersey. He also is an Assistant Professor of Music (Trumpet), Area Coordinator of Brass Studies, Director of Jazz Studies and Director of Brass Ensemble.

According to his biography from TCNJ.edu, Gary Fienberg is a trumpeter whose experiences range from the great concert halls of Europe to the orchestra pits of Broadway. His performance interests cover the complete range of possibilities for a contemporary trumpeter in classical, jazz and commercial music. He has performed with such artists as Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, The Manhattan Transfer, Natalie Cole, Barry Manilow, The Temptations, Toots Thielmanns and many others.

Amanda Reddington and Melissa Radzimski had the opportunity to talk with him about the history of jazz from cultural, political, and racial perspectives.

To learn more about about the Music Department at The College of NJ, visit: music.pages.tcnj.edu

Matt Staley (Live Performance & Interview)

posted on Apr.04, 2012

Musician and TCNJ student Matt Staley performed on Kyle Smith & Taylor Boyle’s “Arts and Entertainment” Discourse program on Friday, March 30, 2012.

He performed five covers and one original:

“Tables & Chairs” – Andrew Bird
“Please Please Please” – The Smiths
Untitled – Matt Staley
“All My Little World” – The Magnetic Fields
“Barton Hollow” – The Civil Wars
“Skinny Love” – Bon Iver

INTERVIEW: Patrick Wang of “In the Family” (2011)

posted on Apr.03, 2012

On Sunday, March 18, 2012, Melissa Radzimski and Amanda Reddington had the opportunity to talk with the talented Patrick Wang: director, screenwriter, and actor of “In the Family” (2011). He screened his film for the Trenton Film Society to a small and intimate audience in the historic Mill Hill Playhouse in Trenton, New Jersey.

Initially rejected by many film festivals, “In the Family” slowly began receiving profound buzz on the Internet. Due to some “brave” festivals as well as some committed audience members, Patrick Wang began receiving the attention and praise he deserves.

For more information about the film, visit inthefamilythemovie.com
To read the New York Times article about him, visit: movies.nytimes.com/2011/11/04/movies/in-the-family-from-patrick-wang-review.html

INTERVIEW: Chiddy Bang

posted on Jan.21, 2012

James Rettig, WTSR’s Web Director, had the opportunity to talk with the two guys behind Chiddy Bang. They visited The College of NJ on January 21, 2012 and had a successful show sponsored by the College Union Board. The Jane Doze opened up for them, too.

They talk about their album release “Breakfast” in February and even their, uhhh, “interesting” (and perhaps illegal) encounter with The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards.

INTERVIEW: The Jane Doze

posted on Jan.21, 2012

Web Director, James Rettig, had the opportunity to talk with the up and coming mash-up DJ duo The Jane Doze. They talk about the impact of social media, their personal favorite mash-ups, and the future of the duo.

Their new mixtape, GIRLS TALK, will be released at the end of February. They just released an awesome remix called “Born to Feel Beef” featuring Lana Del Rey, Calvin Harris, and Afrojack. Here their mixes at soundcloud.com/thejanedoze.

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