WVOX'S "Metal Mayhem" show will present a live in studio interview with New York Tri-State progressive metal rockers "Livesay" this Friday at 8:10pm...exclusively on 1460 am and worldwide on wvox.com!
The legendary New York band will talk with host Matt O'Shaughnessy about the making of their new cd - "Awaken The Giant"...and their long and successful career as one of the area's most productive and highly talented group's ever!
"Livesay is a group I have always given special attention to and their unique brand of heavy metal is so deserving of major label recognition. This is definitley a band to watch for in the next few years..."says O'Shaughnessy.
Livesay - live this Friday at 8:10pm on WVOX's "Metal Mayhem" with Matt O'Shaughnessy - only on 1460 am and worldwide on wvox.com! Fans can call into the show at 914-636-0110.Read more
img src="http://www.newrochelletalk.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"http://www.newrochelletalk.com/files/NewImage_2.png">http://www.newrochelletalk.com/files/NewImage_2.png" alt="NewImage" border="0" title="Josh Nelson Project" class="caption"width="200" height="150" style="float:right;" />Rock music with a Jewish sensibility that will appeal to every age group and every audience will be highlighted in a concert featuring the Josh Nelson Project at Temple Israel of New Rochelle, March 26 at 7:30 pm. The concert, sponsored by TIFTY (Temple Israel Federation of Temple Youth), the Temple’s high school organization, is a benefit for the Youth Involvement Fund.
For lovers of contemporary rock music, this highly acclaimed group headed by Josh Nelson will be a special treat. Its Jewish edge is apparent in lyrics in Hebrew or with Jewish identity themes. Critics have cited Josh’s “high-energy and captivating performance style” and have noted that “his music consistently leaves audiences with strong feelings of community.” A multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Josh’s music is integrated into the repertoire of congregations, communities and camps around the world. His CD, “Lift,” released in 2009, has broken new ground with razor-sharp lyricism and a progressive, radio-ready sound.Read more
The past two Board of education meetings have been dominated by public speakers on the sole issue of out of district busing for student enrolled in private schools, primarily to the SAR Academy in Riverdale, NY and The French American School in Larchmont, NY. Both schools are wonderful and are highly respected institutions and many New Rochelle residents would love to send their children there, but…and this is where it gets interesting, tuition at both this institutions cost over $21,000 per student per academic year. The SAR Academy’s tuition for K-8 is an astonishing $21,300, plus a $4,000 building fund per family per year. The French American School’s tuition for k-8 is a whopping $21,400 - $23,420 (depending on grade), plus an additional $2,000 per student per year for ESL.
Now, if you can afford to send your children to any of these schools, you make more than enough to pay for busing your child to and from your home to the school. For that tuition, the school should include busing for those that need it.Read more
New Rochelle Board of Education is having yet another Budget Meeting at New Rochelle High School Library @ 7PM. Not sure of the specifics on the agenda, but it seems as if they will discuss program cuts, especially within our elementary schools. And of course, music & arts, which children need in their elementary development stages, may be on the chopping block. Funny how a City which claims to be so pro the arts, places the arts on the chopping block so quickly. There are many studies out there that show the vital importance of the arts in the elementary level and there are hundreds of children that participate within these programs throughout our district. Music and art are proven programs that reflect higher grades in those students that participate within the programs then those students who are not. By cutting the music and arts programs in the elementary schools, the Board of Education will be choking the middle and high school music and art programs in the near future. This will lead to more future layoffs due to enrollment and the death of a now vibrant program. The elementary music & art programs have seen positive growth over the last ten years.Read more
Murder League All Stars To Be Interviewed On WVOX's Metal Mayhem This Friday!
WVOX’s "Metal Mayhem" show in New York to feature Murder League All Stars - featuring former members of M.O.D., AUTUMN HOUR, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SHAT and HADES among others - this Friday, March 11th at 8:10pm!
Host Matt O'Shaughnessy will world-premiere new tracks and interview the band on 1460 AM and worldwide on WVOX.com. "This band is one of the most talented and highly original metal/hardcore/rap crossover bands ever...and there is international recognition beckoning for this superior band in the years to come -mark my words..."says Matt O'Shaughnessy
The band features Tim McMurtrie (M.O.D.), Jeff Wood (Dillinger Escape Plan), Dave Lescinsky (Hades), Eddie Night (TEN FEET FROM MURDER) and Mike Huffnagel (WARHORSE). Fans can call into the show this Friday at 914-636-0110.Read more
College students came from all over to build houses for Habitat for Humanity. Jim Killoran, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity in New Rochelle was hosting groups of students. The group from Beloit College in Wisconsin had the most exciting ride by getting stuck in a snow storm in Pennsylvania for four and a half hours and driving a total of 28 hours instead of 17. When these students were asked about the political protests and atmosphere in Wisconsin, the answer was it is an 45 minute drive from Beloit and "everyone is talking about it includng the professors."
Among those attending the gathering at Corommandel Restaurant on March 7 was Doug Fleming of the Thornton Donovan School. He said he had the greatest respect for the work of Jim Killoran and Habitat of Humanity. Rockwell, he said, "is about as American as anyone can get."
Killoran then spoke about his American dream to bring a Norman Rockwell Museum to New Rochelle. Emphasizing that Main Street in New Rochelle was most important, he wants to create jobs and hotel filled with tourists there. Rockwell, in his view, saw "life as it is," giving the Thanksgiving Meal painting as an example, adding "I don't think New Rochelle knew Rockwell was New Rochelle."Read more
More than 100 paintings, sculpture and prints by long-time New Rochelle resident, teacher, musician and artist David Tobey will be presented at an opening reception for a solo show of his work at The White Plains Museum Gallery at 100 Martine Avenue in White Plains on Wednesday evening, March 30th from 6-8 p.m. The show will run through June 15, 2011.
At the reception Tobey will perform on violin with keyboard artist Kirk Ehrenreich, which he regularly does at all of his receptions, and often with visiting artists from his alma mater, Juilliard or from the Westchester Philharmonic, where he performs on violin regularly in their concerts. Everyone is cordially invited to the party to see the art, and to enjoy live music, refreshments and interesting conversation with artists, musicians, educators and others who are expected to attend. Admission is free.Read more