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September 1, 2017

Rock and Pop Acts Dominate at Grunin Center Featuring Storm Large, Peter Noone and Steven Page

Rock and pop singers take over the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College including Storm Large, Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits, and Steven Page and The Art of Time Ensemble, during the 2017-2018 season. Performances take place on the Main Stage, Grunin Center, OCC Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.

Storm Large: Sunday, October 1, 7:30 p.m., $35. (NOTE: Show contains explicit lyrics. No admittance for children under 12.) Storm Large shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show “Rock Star: Supernova,” where she built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day. Large made her debut with the band Pink Martini in 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. In fall 2014, Storm released Le Bonheur, a record designed to capture her sublime and subversive interpretations of the American Songbook. Entitled simply Le Bonheur, the recording is a collection of tortured and titillating love songs: beautiful, familiar, yet twisted… much like the lady herself.

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone: Saturday, November 25, 2:00 & 8:00 p.m., $43 - $39. Lunch/Dinner Add-On Available: $25 Dinner at P.J. Sweeney’s. At the age of fifteen, Peter Noone achieved international fame as “Herman,” lead singer of the legendary pop band Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits include: “I’m into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” “There’s a Kind of Hush All Over the World,” “Can’t You Hear My Heart Beat,” “Listen People,” “Silhouettes,” and “Wonderful World.” Ultimately, Herman’s Hermits sold over 52 million recordings. In all, 14 singles and seven albums went gold. Accompanied by his band, Herman’s Hermits, Noone currently performs over 200 concerts a year. There is no doubt that Noone’s extraordinary talent, disarming wit, handsome features, and compelling stage presence will continue to delight fans of all ages, for a long, long time to come.

SONGBOOK – Steven Page and Art of Time Ensemble: Friday, February 2, 8:00 p.m., $45 - $35. Dinner Add-On Available: $25 Dinner at P.J. Sweeney’s. A brand new kind of Songbook. Steven Page, a founder and former-lead of the iconic band Barenaked Ladies, joins Toronto’s highly inventive Art of Time Ensemble in an evening of seminal songs by Randy Newman, Radiohead, Elvis Costello, Barenaked Ladies, Leonard Cohen, Page himself, and others. These gems are reimagined and reinvented by some of the greatest minds in classical, pop, and jazz, and delivered by a defining voice in contemporary rock. Songbook is chamber music for the modern era.

Purchase Tickets online http://grunincenter.org, call 732-255-0500, or visit the Box Office, Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Prices, dates, times, performers, and shows are subject to change. Subscription Rates and Military Discounts (active US military/eligible veterans) may be available. 

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