Greetings from Asbury Park 4/12/12

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Greetings from Asbury Park:
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April in Asbury continues and grows   . . . .
The AP Chamber of Commerce is hosting its monthly business card exchange on Friday, April 20th at The Paramount Theatre from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. $20 for members and $25 for non-members includes one complimentary drink (domestic beer or house wine), lite fare and one complimentary ticket to stay for the show Legally Blonde: The Musical. Call 732.775.7676 to reserve. Only in Asbury Park!
The Premier Theatre Company will present Legally Blonde: the Musical at the Paramount Theatre next weekend only. Call 732.774.STAR for details
Asbury Park Musical Memories a musical heritage documentary premieres Saturday, April 28th at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel at 8 pm. This oral history project was a collaboration between AP High School and Monmouth College students and Synergy Productions. The film captures some amazing and insightful stories of the amazing music scene on Springwood Avenue and the early rock roll days in the city. Don’t miss this one! The screening is free but you will need to pick up a complimentary ticket at City Hall. The Asbury Park Musical Heritage Foundation will host a launch fundraising party prior to the fundraiser including an open bar and lite fare. Join us in making musical history. Tickets are $75. Contact me at 732.502.5749 for details. A Meet & Greet will follow the screening with musicians in the film.   An after party will continue the celebration at the Dauphin Grill. Asbury Park Where Music Lives! HUGE!

The Wiz is coming to Asbury Park high School Auditorium on April 19th, 20th & 21st. All shows start at 7 pm and Adult tickets are only $5 and all AP School district employees, students and anyone under 18 will be admitted free. Come out and support our kids. Gary Kilmer , Teacher of Theatre and Dance at APHS has done another amazing job of bringing this all together. If you haven’t been to an APHS production, you are really missing out on an awesome performance by many talented AP students.   Take my word and come out and see for yourself. Only in Asbury Park!
Signs that summer is just around the corner:

1.) The Swan Boats are back in Wesley Lake!
2.) Grand Opening of Yappy Hour at the Wonder Bar, Saturday, April 14th 1-6 pm
Chico’s House of Jazz is celebrating their 2nd Anniversary this weekend. The eclectic music lineup includes Zetizn, Wakan Chan and Elevator Art on Friday and Dub Proof, Heavy Soul, Hammer Head Quartet, Deftet, Billy Hector, Eddie Cooper and the Perkin Brothers on Saturday. The celebration also honors the life and birthday of Chico’s father, jazz great Charlie Rouse Sr. Smooth!
The AP Historical Society will be hosting “West Side Harmony” a multimedia show full of rare photographs of signing groups, night clubs and record labels at the Atonement Lutheran Church on Sunday April 22nd at 2 pm. It will be presented by Charlie and Pamela Horner, founders of the Classic Urban Harmonies web site. Horner is recognized worldwide as an expert on early Rhythm and Blues and Rock and Roll vocal harmonies. He started collecting records when he was 11 and the collection now numbers more than 50,000. Tickets are $10 or $5 for AP Historical members. Seating is limited. Purchase tickets at or at their museum space at The Shoppes at the Arcade, 658 Cookman Avenue. Asbury Park where Music Lives!
Real Men Joe McRae Production & Faith Based Initiative Group will present Real Men Pray, a gospel stage play at the Paramount Theatre on April 14th at 7 pm. Master of Ceremony is our own recording artist and AP Police Officer Tyron McAllister. For tickets call 732.455.5415 or go online at

Support Asbury Park by voting for our beaches in the NJ Top Ten Beaches contest at . We need your vote, it counts!
The Bamboozle Festival that is coming to AP on May 18, 19 & 20 is looking for volunteer guides to help out. If you are interested visit the Bamboozle Guide Volunteers Wanted Open House on Sat, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th in the convention Hall from 1to 3 pm. Check out http// for additional info. Only in Asbury Park!
April 19, 20 & 21: The Wiz at the AP High School, 7 pm
April 20-22: Premier Theatre Company presents Legally Blonde: The Musical
April 20: AP Chamber of Commerce Business Networking at the Paramount
Theatre includes ticket to Legally Blonde: The Musical
April 22: AP Historical Society presents “West Side Harmony” at Atonement
Lutheran Church, 2 pm
April 26: American Red Cross Blood Drive, City Council Chambers 12;15 to 5;45
Jersey Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau Hospitality Industry
Networking Event at Watermark, 5:30 pm
Revision Theatre’s Cabaret at Chicos, 7 :30 pm
April 28: Asbury Park Musical Heritage Foundation Launch Party and film
premiere: Asbury Park Musical Memories, 6:30 pm
April 29: AP Chamber of Commerce Restaurant Tour, noon to 4 pm
Wishes for a wonderful, sunny, and safe weekend,
Tom Gilmour
Director of Commerce, Economic Development, and Good Times
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Tom Gilmour serves as the Director of Commerce and Economic Development for the City of Asbury Park and is responsible for special events and film permitting.

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