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December Update!

Hello Dear Friends,

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

We are very excited to announce 2 upcoming shows in December.

  • Saturday Dec 7, 2013 7:30 PM

    A musical tribute to Doc Pomus - One of the most important songwriters in the history of popular music. Doc penned "Save The Last Dance For Me", "This Magic Moment", "Youngblood", "Little Sister", and many other pop standards from the 50's and 60's. The concert will be followed by the acclaimed documentary AKA Doc Pomus
    The Axelrod Performing Art Center
    100 Grant Ave
    Deal NJ
    www.axelrodartscenter.com

    Featuring: Pat Guadagno, Eryn Shewell, Quincy Mumford, Sandy Mack Harry Filkin, Billy J Brown, With The MR+Friends House Band- Ethan Eubanks Drums-Paul Avrutin Bass- Craig Dryer Keys/Sax-MR Guitar/Vocals

    Tickets available online and at the box office
  • Wednesday December 18, 2013

    fifty_licksKeith Richards and Bobby Keys (Rolling Stones Sax Legend's) 70th Birthday Celebration 3

    Come join us for The Fifty Licks Rolling Stones Tribute at The Count Basie Theater
    featuring Rolling Stones sax legend BOBBY KEYS and many very special guests:
    • Rich Pagano (Drummer, The Fab Faux, Levon Helm, Rosanne Cash, Patti Smith, Sugar Cane Cups)
    • Graham Maby (Bassist, Joe Jackson, Natlaie Merchant)
    • Jeff Kazee (Vocals/Keyboards, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes,BonJovi)
    • Jack Petruzelli (Guitar/Vocals, Fab Faux, Joan Osbourne, Patti Smith)
    • Tommy LaBella (Sax, Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, 10,000 Maniacs)
    • Arne Wendt (Keyboards/Vocals, Jon Bon Jovi, Gary US Bonds, Noel Redding)
    • Rich Mercurio (Drums, Percussion, Jonatha Brook, Benny King, Michael Bolton, Enrique Iglesias)
    • Sandy Mack (Harp, Chicago and Montreal Blues Festvals, Kid Ramos, Dead On Live, Harpin' Help)
    • John Martin(Trumpet/French Horn, Motor City Review)
    • JT Bowen (Vocals, Clarence Clemon's Red Bank Rockers)
    • Lance Larson (Vocals, Lord Gunner, Cold Blast and Steel)
    • Jack Daley (Bass, Lenny Kravitz, Bo Diddley, Joss Stone, Beyonce, Countless Hit Records)
    • Peter Schulle (Vocals, Holme, Cats On A Smooth Surface)
    • Joel Krauss (Vocals, Cats On A Smooth Surface, The Diamonds, Holme, Solo Artist)
    • Eryn Shewell (Vocals, The Whiskey Devils)
    • James Maddock (Vocals)
    • Kip Conner (Bass, Vocals, Holme)
    • Frank Sementa (Drums, Holme)
    • Marc Ribler (Musical Director, Guitar, Vocals)
    • And many more special guests to be announced....
December 18th. Count Basie Theatre.
All Stones, All Live, All night long!!!
Here's a few of links from the first 50 Licks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s3BuroQuWI#t=44
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-SOAFz8C3E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhNOhAI3kmU

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>>>TICKETS ON SALE>>> @
www.countbasietheatre.org
http://www.countbasietheatre.org/calendar/show/show.asp?id=43248723

732.842.9000 or at
The BASIE BOX OFFICE,
99 Monmouth St.
Red Bank NJ

Wishing You and Your Families a safe, happy and healthy holiday season

With Love
Marc and Friends

Diary

Never Say Never

In 1992 I wrote a song called "How much longer is forever" with Freddie Curci and Steve Demarchi from the band Alias(Formerly known as Sheriff).

Their first #1 U.S. hit "When I'm With You" was in 1987.

Their second hit was in 1990 "More than Words" as Alias.

They went into the studio with producer John Jansen to record their second album in 1992 for EMI records.

If you recall that was the same year that The Seattle Grunge Sound took the industry by storm and Alias's fully produced album was shelved and never released. (I'm sure many other bands suffered this fate as well.)

A couple of weeks ago my manager Barry Bergman got a call from EMI that they are now releasing the Alias CD. 17 years later.

Crazy ass business that we're in. I just got a copy of the CD appropriately named Never Say Never and I must say (taking into consideration that it's 17 years old) it sounds great.

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Proceeds from the sale of "This Life" will be donated to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America and the American Parkinson's Disease Association.