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Art Garfunkel, Danny Aiello to Perform at OCC This Fall

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Art Garfunkel in 2013 (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Art Garfunkel in 2013 (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Ocean County College has announced several shows and receptions planned for this fall, including appearances by Art Garfunkel and Danny Aiello.

The college’s Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts will present its Singer-Songwriter series in October.  All events take place on the Grunin Center Main Stage, Ocean County College main campus in Toms River.  Tickets are on sale now.

The events include:

  • An Evening with Danny Aiello, Saturday, October 3 at 8 p.m.: Legendary actor and critically-acclaimed singer, Danny Aiello, a native of New York City, has a reputation for no-holds-barred stage and screen performances, which are brimming with honest emotion. Aiello has received unanimous acclaim including Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations.  No stranger to singing, Aiello started singing on the street corners as a kid in the Bronx. Moviegoers may remember that he sang in Once Around, starring alongside Holly Hunter, and in Hudson Hawk, he and co-star Bruce Willis performed “Swinging on a Star.” The New York Times says “Mr. Aiello’s singing has the bounce of his idols Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, and Louis Prima, and the throaty lyricism of another idol, Tony Bennett.”  Concert: Adult $35, Senior $32, and Subscriber $30.  Meet & Greet: 6:30 p.m. / $35.  (Dinner & Show Package: 6:00 p.m. / $60.  Dinner by Villa Amalfi in Grunin Center Gallery.)
  • An Evening with Art Garfunkel, Friday, October 9 at 8 p.m.:  Blessed with what the New York Times described as a “beautiful countertenor,” singer Art Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. Originally revered for his Grammy-winning, chart-topping songs and albums with partner and fellow New York City native Paul Simon, the pair’s greatest hits collection, which includes “Mrs. Robinson,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Sound of Silence,” “The Boxer,” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” is one of the biggest selling albums of all time.  Garfunkel has enjoyed a successful film career including Carnal Knowledge, Catch 22, and Bad Timing/A Sensual Obsession, and published a book of poetry, Still Water.  Garfunkel’s 14 solo albums (the most recent being 2007’s Some Enchanted Evening and 2012’s The Singer) spawned several hits over the past 40 years including “All I Know,” “I Only Have Eyes for You,” and “Wonderful World.”  Concert: Adult/Senior $49 and Subscriber $44.  (Dinner & Show Package: 6:00 p.m. / $75.  Dinner by Prime 13 in Grunin Center Gallery.)
  • A Tribute to Neil Diamond: Singer Songwriter, Sunday, October 11 at 2 p.m.: Neil Diamond continues to endure in the world of pop music as a solo artist.  Singer Phil Bruschi will pay tribute to this iconic top charter as he discusses Diamond’s early career to present day while performing such songs as “Sweet Caroline,” “Hello Again,” “Cracklin Rose,” “September Morn,” and many more.  This performance focuses on Diamond’s legendary career as a singer and songwriter highlighting more than 45 years of struggles and successes. Diamond has sold over 125 million records worldwide and has performed in front of millions of concertgoers. This Brooklyn Baritone has had ten number one hit singles over the years and is considered the third most successful adult contemporary artist on the Billboard chart.  Concert: Adult $20, Senior $18, and Subscriber $15.

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  • Frank Rizzo

    Who wants to see Art Garfunkel….Aielo is a great interview so he may be good alone on stage. But what is Garfunkel going to do alone for an hour and a half.

    • Gary Geiger

      You must be a complete moron.

      • Frank Rizzo

        Why….what is so entertaining about Art Garfunkel…even when he was younger all he did was put people to sleep with his depressed music. If he was so great I guess he’d have more money than he does and would not have to be remembered for doing a show at ocean county college just before he dies or so late in life.

      • JW

        Yep, Frank is a complete fucking moron. There is no debating this, not that there was ever any doubt!

      • Frank Rizzo

        JW…the ultimate black racist calls me a name…why am I not surprised.

      • JW

        I’m not black, and unlike some people (ie you) I’m not a raging member of the KKK. You just enjoy calling people names like a petty schoolyard bully. Whatever you don’t like is either communist or racist even though you’re too bleeding stupid to know what either of those words mean- as anyone can clearly see.

      • Frank Rizzo

        If you are not a racists then why are you so offended at being called a black.

      • JW

        Correcting you on your bullshit does not equal offense. You assuming I’m a black communist racist because I call you on the endless hateful name calling and race hate rants just indicates your true villainy. Get back to your burning cross- it’s dry out and presents a fire risk.