Kelsey Theater Auditions

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Will the `Light of Day’ Benefit See the Boss?

It has become an Asbury Park tradition, the annual

"Light of Day Concert" at the Stone Pony to benefit the


Disease Foundation (PDF). The multi-band bash that takes its title

from a Bruce Springsteen song, has become a favorite with music lovers

who happily shell out $45 to $100 to hear good music for a good cause.

When the fourth annual benefit, set for Saturday, November 1, sold

out in a matter of hours, a second show was added, Sunday, November

2, and that show has sold out, too. It’s an open secret that


of Day" fans will be keeping a traditional eye open for the Boss,

Asbury Park’s favorite rocker, Bruce Springsteen, who has been known

to make unscheduled appearances at the concert that raises funds to

fight some fearsome diseases.

Featured musicians on November 1 include Boccigalupe and the Bad Boys,

Joe Bonanno and the Godsons of Soul, Joe D’Urso and Stone Caravan,

Exit 105, Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers, Garland Jeffreys and

the Coney Island Playboys, the Danny White Band, and others. There’s

also an acoustic stage this year where fans can hear Mimi Cross, Rob

Dye, Charlie McIntosh, Jason Shain, Bobby Strange, and Mike Wurtele.

The Sunday, November 2, lineup features Gary US Bonds, John Eddie,

Dan Bern, Highway 9, Marah, Jesse Malin, Garland Jeffreys, and

Boccigalupe and his band.

Michael J. Fox, Muhammad Ali, and Janet Reno are among the estimated

1.5 million Americans suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. The first

three Light of Day concerts culminated with appearances by Bruce


who sat in with Joe Grushecky and his band at all three shows. Last

year, Springsteen also jammed with Gary US Bonds. The events have

raised over $100,000 for Parkinson’s research. Benjamin and others

in the Parkinson’s community feel that with all the new research,

the lyrics, "We’re just around the corner to the light of


from Bruce Springsteen’s song "Light of Day," could well be

their battle cry as research presses on.

The PDF is a national, non-profit organization, founded in 1957, with

offices in New York City and Chicago. The PDF is dedicated to


and promoting the highest-quality research worldwide into the causes

and cure of Parkinson’s and for better symptomatic treatments. A


of the concert proceeds are also donated to the Muscular Dystrophy

Association of Monmouth County to be used in their ALS programs.

Reflecting the success of the annual live shows is the September


of the album "Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen,"

on Schoolhouse Records. Weighing in with more than two hours of music,

"Light of Day" contains 37 tracks of Springsteen music, as

performed and interpreted by his fellow songwriters and musicians.

The double CD set now in the stores features Springsteen songs covered

by artists that include Elvis Costello ("Brilliant Disguise"),

Pete Yorn ("New York City Serenade"), Joe Grushecky


of Day"), Garland Jeffreys ("Streets of Philadelphia"),

and Joe Ely ("Working On The Highway"). Also donating their

musicianship are Nils Lofgren, Cindy Bullens, Dan Bern, Jennifer


Marc Broussard, Jason Ringenberg, and Rosie Flores.

The record company’s net proceeds and all artists’ royalties from

the album sales will be split evenly between the Parkinson’s Disease

Foundation ( and the Kristen Ann Carr Fund which fights

sarcoma, a rare cancer (

Light of Day Concerts , the Stone Pony, 913 Ocean

Avenue, Asbury Park, 732-502-0600. Fourth annual Light Of Day concerts

to benefit the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. $45 in advance; $100

for VIP seats. Sold out. Saturday, November 1, at 6 p.m. ,

and Sunday, November 2, at 3 p.m.

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Kelsey Theater Auditions

Auditions are held at Mercer County College, West


campus. Check the Kelsey Theater for room location. For more


call 609-584-9444.

Kelsey Players seeks actors age 8 and above for "Twas

the Night Before Christmas." Auditions are Saturday, November

1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Santa Claus, townspeople, narrators, and

dancers are needed.

Stars in the Park seeks actors for "She Loves Me."

Auditions are Saturday, November 1, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Auditioners

must be 18 or older.

Like 40 Productions seeks actors for its production of

Steinbeck’s "Of Mice and Men." Auditions are Saturday and

Sunday, November 1 and 2, noon to 3 p.m. by appointment. Visit,

to download an audition form.

Participate Please

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra offers free concert tickets

to people with visual impairment. The ticket offer is valid for all

eight venues including Richardson Auditorium in Princeton, the War

Memorial in Trenton, and the West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North

in Plainsboro. Call Mark Heimerdinger at 973-624-3713.

AFS Citrus Sale offers Florida oranges and ruby red


sold by the Princeton Chapter of AFS for $14.50 per carton of oranges

and $15.50 per carton of grapefruit. Order by Tuesday, November 11,

and pick up the fruit at Princeton High School Thursday through


December 11 to 13. Proceeds provide scholarships for participants

in the AFS international exchange program. Contributions may also

be made to the Joan Nielsen Scholarship Fund. Call Linda DeAngelis,


Donations Please

Align Chiropractic Group holds its annual pet supply drive

for S.A.V.E. through November. The group seeks food bowls, cat litter,

collars, leashes, pet beds, old pillow cases, blankets, towels, and

pet toys, as well as paper towels, dish detergent, bleach, laundry

soap, and antibacterial hand soap. Dog and cat food should be only

Hill’s Science Diet.

Betty Brite Cleaners seeks coats for kids at their


at 92 North Main Street, Windsor. They will dry clean and distribute

them to others in need. Call 609-426-4600 for information.

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