When I became a County Legislator, a former legislator once told me, "You don't always have to hit home runs - singles and doubles are important too." Last night, I thought I hit a single, but later learned I really had an extra base hit!
Last year, I was approached by friends from the New Rochelle Arts Council. They mentioned that St. Gabriel's Church in New Rochelle, a mostly Hispanic Church, was trying to put on a Spanish language version of the great play Godspell, but was having trouble with funding. The roadblock was paying for royalty rights. My friends at the Arts Council did not have the funding available to help them, and asked if I or the county could help.
Guess what my favorite play is? Yes, Godspell! My family loves to listen to the soundtrack, and I have enjoyed the play about ten times. It is such a positive presentation of my religious faith. I immediately said YES. St. Gabriel's was so excited about this play, and it just had to happen. It was also important for city and county officials to step in and recognize that New Rochelle's growing Hispanic community is part of the artistic culture of our city.Read more
Pioneering legendary Heavy Metal Gods - The Rods - to guest on WVOX's "Metal Mayhem" show in New York this Friday, May 13th!
Drummer Carl Canedy will be Matt O'Shaughnessy's special VIP live in-studio guest...discussing The Rods latest masterpiece "Vengeance" and talking about their long and innovative career in Heavy Metal .
Canedy is also known for his production skills whose credits include Anthrax, Exciter and Overkill.
The Rods are definitley back with a vengeance and live on WVOX's "Metal Mayhem" on Friday, May 13th at 9:10pm exclusively on 1460 am and wvox.com worldwide!
The Rods are one of America's truly authentic and great Metal group's and it's with great honor WVOX welcomes Carl to "Metal Mayhem", says Matt O'Shaughnessy. Fans can call into the show at 914-636-0110.Read more
The all-new, all-weather Fosina Field at City (Flowers) Park in New Rochelle, part of the county’s Westchester Legacy program officially opened today during a ceremony with County Executive Robert P. Astorino, New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson and other City and county officials.
“Fosina Field is a welcome addition to the great variety of recreational fields in our county,” Astorino said. “This park will become a great destination for athletes and fans. With the addition of playgrounds, hiking trails and basketball there will be something for everyone to do. I thank the Board of Legislators for its support of this project, as well as our partners in the City of New Rochelle.”
Mayor Bramson said, “Once City Park is fully completed, this flagship athletic facility will provide recreational opportunities for thousands of residents, including more than 25 community-based organizations with over 200 teams, as well as our local schools and colleges. This outstanding legacy project is proof that even in challenging times we can come together to accomplish big things for the people of New Rochelle and Westchester County.”Read more
WVOX'S "Metal Mayhem" to feature Indestructible Noise Command's Founder and guitarist - Erik Barath - live this Friday, May 6th at 8:10pm on 1460 am and worldwide on wvox.com.
In 1985, Connecticut’s Erik Barath and Dennis Gergely birthed I.N.C. out of the frustration and annoyance arisen by the cookie-cutter bands plastering videos on the sole cable station to bring music alive and deliver it to the masses, MTV. This hunger to create more than the norm was what harnessed Erik and Dennis’ energy to form Indestructible Noise Command.
“We were angry and wild,” states guitarist Erik Barath. “[That music] didn’t represent what we were feeling. Aggressive Thrash Metal was our outlet and our truth."
The still relatively new Indestructible Noise Command crew recorded a demo tape in 1986 and immediately started booking bigger shows, appearing on stage with the likes of Exodus, Megadeth and King Diamond. Less than a year later and only six months after their high school graduation, I.N.C. were signed to Giant Records to begin work on their first full length album, Razorback, which was released in 1987.Read more
WVOX'S Metal Mayhem Show To Interview Sweet Cyanide This Friday.
New York City's favorite bastard sons will be Matt O'Shaughnessy's live guests this Friday, April 29th at 8:10pm exclusively on 1460 am and WVOX.com. Sweet Cyanide spent the greater part of the last few years becoming a favorite opener of rock heavy hitters such as Bullet For My Valentine, Pop Evil, Extreme, Halestorm and Charm City Devils. In 2010, the band was featured on the main stage at The Sturgis Festival with Hinder, Three Doors Down and Alice In Chains. With their latest record - Sweet Cyanide 2 - featuring the smash track "Bad Jesus"...Sweet Cyanide remains as cynical, vicious and arrogant as ever.
This is a group to definitley watch for in the next few years...The music is hard-edged, balls-out with catchy hooks and great vocals...Sweet Cyanide will be a household name across the world I can guarantee you! says, Matt O'Shaughnessy.
Sweet Cyanide Live this Friday on 1460 am and wvox.com!Read more
"Ross The Boss" To Guest On WVOX's Metal Mayhem This Friday!
Host Matt O'Shaughnessy will feature Ross The Boss live this Friday at 8:10pm exclusively on 1460 am and worldwide on WVOX.com.
The legendary "Ross The Boss" is a founding member of heavy metallers MANOWAR and recorded six albums with the pioneering band, including "Fighting The World", "Hail To England" and 1988's, "Kings Of Metal". He is also a founding member of the much heralded and innovative punk group, THE DICTATORS, and recorded three albums with them as well. Ross The Boss returns to WVOX's Metal Mayhem this Friday at 8:10pm. Ross is credited with revolutionizing hard rock and heavy metal with his work in Manowar among his diehard legion of fans throughout the world.
Fans can call into the show at 914-636-0110. "Metal Mayhem" runs every Friday from 6-10pm. 1460 am and wvox.comRead more
As always, New Rochelle is resplendent with amazing events to fill your weekend!
Beechmont Tavern presents the musical stylings of Jefferson Thomas at 10:00 PM
Kevin Haden performs live at the Beanberry Café and Frozen Yogurt Bar
And Dudley’s Parkview Restaurant presents perennial favorite: The Sundown Band
3:00 - 15 year old pianist Phuong Nghi Pham will perform a program of classical music by Max Reger, Lizst and Beethoven at the Ossie Davis Theatre
And if you want to get in on the action yourself, CJ Cullen’s Tavern Hosts an open jam every Sunday at 8:30
During the week:
The New Rochelle Public Library is presenting a new feature with something for everybody on, each starting at 1:00
Monday - film: Earth
Tuesday - performance for children: Butterfly Boogie
Wednesday – film: Oceans
Thursday - Comedian Will ShawRead more
Ajkun Ballet Theatre presents Don Quixote Friday, April 15, 2011 through Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the The Whiteny Theater at New Rochelle High School located at 265 Clove Road; New Rochelle, NY.
Buy Tickets online. General Admission seating, you choose your seats when you get to the theater.
By far the most successful ballet choreographed after Cervantes' story, Don Quixote is a magnificent spectacle of dancers’ athleticism suffused with an infectious passion for life. A joyous celebration of love and laughter!
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 7:00PM
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 2:00pm
(no intermission)Read more