Archive for February, 2011

Maplewood Sprouting Solar Panels

two solar panels on Oberlin in Maplewood

Maplewood is sprouting solar panels on telephone poles and other public spaces in residential areas.  In order to take advantage of vertical space, PSE&G has implemented its Solar4all project, installing single panels to grow it’s percentage of renewable energy.  It will own all the panels, the power and credits associated with its generation and will pay for maintenance.  Third party host sites will recieve revenue from rental of the space and the possibility of publicity.

Grammy for South Orange resident, Seth Abramson

South Orange resident, Artistic Director of Jazz Standard and my close friend, Seth Abramson just picked up a grammy for co-producing the ‘Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album’ performed by the amazing Mingus Big Band.  His co-producer, Sue Mingus is the wife of the late jazz legend.

Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard is a celebration of the seminal music of iconic composer Charles Mingus  (1922-1979).   The CD is available for purchase at Jazz Standard and on all major online retailers. For more CD info, visit

Mingus Big Band will be performing LIVE in concert at Jazz Standard this week from Friday, FEB 18-Sunday, FEB 20. For the calendar of events, please visit  It’s located at 116 E. 27th St. New York, NY 10016


February Fun at SOPAC and the Wellmont

SOPAC and the Wellmont have some interesting shows this month

Scissor Sisters, Pat Benatar, Southside Johnny, David Garrett

Richard Marx, Carolyn Dorfman and Robber Bridegroom