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Rebeccapromo1_1 Kids Rock: Montclair's award winning singer-songwriter and recording artist, Rebecca Frezza and Big Truck will be performing Sunday in Maplewood. Rebecca's recently been on Noggin's Jack's Big Music Show and Move To The Music, and is gaining new fans  on XM Satellite Radio. The seven member Big Truck band includes Baristaville musicians Beth Adleman and Ivan Max.

Rebecca has just completed recording her third album "Tall and Small" and will be playing new songs from the CD Sunday. Come dance the afternoon away before she starts touring with Big Truck this summer.  The Woman's Club of Maplewood, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood. 2 P.M Tickets available here and at: Wooden You Know, 1881 Springfield Ave. Maplewood.

Drama Queen: Burgdorff realtor Joyce Slous stars as Sara Rosensweig in the Summit Playhouse's production of the late Wendy Wasserstein's "The Sisters Rosensweig," starting tonight at 8. Friday and Saturday night shows the next three weekends, Sunday matinee at 2 this weekend. Tickets $12 and $17. More information here or call 908.273.2192.

Rave Reader Revues: Readers are emailing us about two local shows which shouldn’t be missed:  Montclair High School’s production of Cats and Luna Stage’s The Whipping Man:
MHS's production of Andrew Lloyd Weber's hit Broadway musical "'Cats",  has been in dress rehearsals all week. The student orchestra and 40 high school actors perform on an incredible stage set that even uses a hydraulic lift! Performances this weekend at 8pm tonight and Saturday, and a 3pm matinee Sunday. Shows also next weekend, May 12, 13, and 14. For tickets and information (973) 509-4150. 

The Whipping Man:  a reader writes "This show deserves to have sell-out crowds at every performance. It's that good," The Whipping Man runs through May 21. Luna Stage tells us that the performances are sold out on May 5, 12, and 19, so you better act fast if you want a ticket to this show.  Read the review. Luna Stage, 695 Bloomfield Ave. 973-744-3309. 

Kids: Win An iPod:  In conjunction with this year’s “Tour de Montclair",  Bike Montclair is sponsoring a poster contest with the theme “Keep Kids Alive, Drive 25®” for students in grades K-8.  Two Apple Video iPods will be awared as grand prizes. Thirty other prizes awarded, too.  For complete poster contest rules, to download a registration form for the Tour, or to see this year’s route, click here.   Montclair’s fourth annual "Tour de Montclair" will be held on Sunday, May 21. This favorite family event brings together hundreds of cycling enthusiasts to celebrate “May in Montclair”.

SENATOR ROBERT MENENDEZ SPEAKS Bob Menendez grew up the son of immigrants in a tenement building in Union City. He has served as a school board member, a mayor and a state legislator.  Since 1992, he has been fighting for New Jersey families in Washington, where he rose to become the third-highest ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives before taking office in the Senate. Blue Wave is sponsoring an evening forum with the Senator. He will talk about the issues and policies separating the Democrat and Republican congressional candidates in November’s election. Free and open to the public. For information contact [email protected]
Sunday May 7, 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Church of Montclair 67 Church Street, Montclair

Rock Out At The Bamboozle: There's a two day music fest at the Meadowlands this weekend. More than 120 band are playing on 6 stages, including Rapper Method Man, Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday, and more.  Get with the program, read the review. $30/day,  Starts 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Greek Festival at St. George in Clifton; click here for more info.

Bloomfield's Health and Wellness Fair, 11am -3pm, at the Town Green. It's fun, it's free, it's alternative. Check out details here.

Tell us more, if you want, and have a nice weekend.

May 5, 2006 in Happenings | Permalink


Nice axe Rebecca! Looks like a Taylor 510-CE .

Posted by: RadonMan | May 5, 2006 2:49:08 PM

Church Street Café
Live Performance Calendar
PHONE #: 973-233-0216
5/5, Friday, 7 – 10, OUTDOORS; Local Favorite Caté, Groove Band

5/5, Friday, 7 - 10; Jefferson, Acoustic Guitar, Singer No Cover

5/6, Saturday, 8 – 10, OUTDOORS; Kiwi the Child, Reggae Band

5/6, Saturday, 8 - 10; 13 Hands, Space singer / guitarist Dalian

5/7, Sunday, 5:30 - 7:30; Phil Micciche, classical guitarist

5/10, Wednesday, 7:30 -9:30; Bobby Kendes, singer / guitarist

5/11, Thursday, 7:30 -9:30; Richard Reiter Jazz Duo

Posted by: Greg Spinelli | May 5, 2006 3:12:52 PM

Rebecca is one of my clients at BangZ...GOOD LUCK TO YOU on Sunday!!!

Posted by: Stacey | May 5, 2006 9:38:39 PM

Good call RadonMan. The "axe" is in fact a Taylor 510-CE. I love it!

Posted by: Rebecca | May 6, 2006 8:35:51 AM

What a great night last night..with the cool music of Cate, and the friendly gathering of folks at the Church St.Cafe

Get yourself outside, enjoy all the activities May in Montclair has to offer...what a town, what a town.

Posted by: wayne robbins | May 6, 2006 11:55:26 AM

Just saw "The Whipping Man" at Luna Stage. Very powerful. Great drama. It is about a Confederate soldier returning to his home in Richmond, Va where ther are two of his ex-slaves. What makes it more interesting is they are all of the Jewish faith, and it takes plce during Passover, when Jews celebrate their release from slavery.

For info go to


Don't miss this one.

Posted by: Bitpusher | May 6, 2006 11:05:12 PM

Hi Rebecca. Taylor's are my fav. I own several. My favorite for 'sofa jamming' is a 712(small body grand concert). I use a 714-CE for playing with my 'basement' band.

Rock on!

Posted by: RadonMan | May 8, 2006 9:28:02 AM

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