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ASBURY PARK - Lakehouse Music Academy Asbury Park's progressive music school, invites you to Sideshow an unforgettable evening of musical mastery this Sunday, September 23rd from 5pm - 10pm at the historic Saint located at 601 Main Street in Asbury Park, NJ. From pulse popping punk and neon new wave to blues and jazz, Sideshow features killer performances alll night long from 8+ bands that rehearse each week at Lakehouse Music Academy located at 619 Lake Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.
Don't miss blazing hot acts including Jazzbury Park, The Gray Wolves, David Ross Lawn and the Femme Fatales, Resin Betty, Good Chemistry, Pretty Pills, Whiskey Thursday and Acoustic Songwriters. See a complete roster of bands and performance slots here
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On June 14th, 2018, four x world champion whitewater kayaker and Olympian, Eric Jackson completed a move no one in the world has ever duplicated: A cliff jump kayak backflip with aerial entry, boat dive to bow squirt front flip stomp with head pump finish. Christened the "Stunt Double", it took place on a virgin run of Jackson Kayak's newest Freestyle Kayak Creation: the Rock Star 4.0.
This is a scary move. One that 99% of kayakers will never want to try it. It is also an extremely difficult move which most kayakers who do try may not have the skill to stick. It helped Jackson dramatically to have tested this maneuver in his newest kayak design, the Rock Star 4.0, which has more volume in the bow and doesn’t allow his head and shoulders to get all of the way under water which might stop his upward rebound. Jackson had tried this move many times over the past 5 years but was never successful, until his first try in his newly enhanced kayak.
1. You need a perch above the water that is high enough that you can complete a backflip.
2. You have to commit to, and then learn the backflip, and then get good enough at it to land it at exactly the right angle and body position.
3. You have to know how to do a “front loop” in your kayak and be good enough to do it eyes closed because you’ll be completely enveloped in the water from the fall and the explosion of water from the landing, that you can’t see anything.
4. You have to keep your hands (paddle) way over your head, so it doesn’t go under water and stop your upwards momentum.
5. You have to commit to a long rise up and out of the water with your eyes close and throw the loop at the right time to get big air and complete the front flip rotation.
Some other factors:
1. You have about a + or - 2 degree of angle margin for error to make it work on the landing. Notice he lands at exactly 90 degrees to the water with zero rotation speed.
2. You cannot have any side-to side-angle or you simply fall in and immediately your bow pops out to the side which would appear to be an epic fail.
Dissuading factors for others to learn it:
1. You have to keep the bow past vertical on the way down to achieve the trick and if you land slightly past vertical your bow doesn’t penetrate the water, but just kicks backwards and land in a belly flop with your kayak landing on your head. It is very painful. Wind gets knocked out of you and the sprayskirt typically racks your genitals. Most won’t try a second time in that event.
2. You have to inch up to the cliff with your posterier balancing on the very edge and in the process if you go 1” too far you fall off backwards on your head. If you are fearful and don’t go backwards far enough, your kayak would not be on the pivot point, This would “camber up” stopping the rotation and causing you to fall backwards.
"Why I can do it and nobody else can? I understand what I was trying to do, why it did or did not work, and created the mental picture, as well as the equipment, neccesary to pull it off. I am willing to take my hits and keep on trucking -- having landed on my head plenty before sticking this successful attempt. I have created more freestyle kayak moves than anyone else in the history of the sport and have used that knowledge to help win four world championships. This trick won’t show up in those competitions, but I have plenty of moves that keep me striving to be the best there is.” - Eric Jackson, Four x World Champion Whitewater Kayaker
September 19-22 Filming TV Show (Fishing University)
September 24-27 JK Dealer Summit (House Party)
October Farewell trip to White Nile in Uganda (whitewater & environment trip)
October 21 Run Marine Corps Marathon with wife and daughter
November/December Training for 2019 Fishing Season
January 5-13 FLW Tour Event #1- Brookland, TX
February 2-10 FLW #2. Kissimmee, Florida
March 2-10 FLW #3 Bainbridge, GA
March 16-17 USA Freestyle Kayak Team Trials- Rock Island, TN
March 23-31 FLW #4 Grove, OK
April 6-14 FLW #5 Jefferson City, TN
April 27-May 5 FLW #6 Dayton, TN
May 10-20 Training for World Freestyle Kayak Championships
June 22-30 FLW #7 Plattsburg, NY
July 2-7 World Freestyle Kayak Championships- Sort, Spain
ERIC JACKSON, Eric “EJ” Jackson is to kayaking as Laird Hamilton is to surfing and Tony Hawk is to skateboarding or Kevin VanDam is to bass fishing. Dedicated to the sports since his father first turned him onto it when he was just a teen, EJ – with the support and encouragement of his best friend and wife, Kristine – has followed his passion for more than three decades, accumulating along the way an unprecedented number of competitive titles and recognition including Olympian, World Champion, and inductee, International Whitewater Hall of Fame. Never content to settle for the status quo or take conventional wisdom too seriously, EJ innovates on and off the river. On his way to becoming the winningest kayaker in history, EJ invented such staples of the freestyle boater’s bag of tricks as the Splitwheel, McNasty and Lunar Orbit. Off the water, he – along with longtime design partner David Wright – has been designing some of the sport’s best-selling kayaks.
EJ sincerely believes in better living through kayaking. To make sure more people, especially kids, have access to kayaking, in 2003 EJ and business partner Tony Lunt launched Jackson Kayak. With the widest range of boat sizes and trademark emphasis on comfort, durability and ease of use, Jackson Kayak quickly became the best-selling brand of whitewater kayaks for all ages and abilities. In 2010, Jackson Kayak debuted its first kayak fishing boat. The Coosa became an instant hit among anglers spawning an expansion of the line to include hot selling environment-specific boats designed to increase enjoyment and success on any inland waterway or offshore fishing outing.
When the iconic athlete turned 50, he still continued to pull down Top 10 finishes and remain a perennial threat at the world's biggest competitions. His lifelong dedication to a level of fitness allows him to continue to be a threat in every competitive venue has also been recognized by the likes of PEAR Sports, where EJ has provides workouts for the innovative real-time fitness coaching app. His fiftieth birthday also marked a full quarter century that EJ's been a member of the USA Canoe Kayak National Whitewater Team and perhaps more importantly, it was his silver wedding anniversary to his wife, Kristine. EJ is among the most prolific authors of instructional books and videos helping others learn everything from basic strokes and concepts to the most advanced freestyle moves. Among his proudest achievements, EJ co-authored the next generation of kayaking champions and innovators – his daughter Emily, a two-time World Champion, son, Dane arguably the top whitewater kayaker in the world today and son, KC, a budding kayaker-to-be. EJ and Kristine are also proud grandparents to Tucker, the son of Emily and her husband Canadian National Champ and another World Champion titleholder, Nick Troutman.
2018 LEGENDS OF VINYL: Hall of Fame Awards Honors Recording Artist Felipe Rose formerly of the Village People
The Legends of Vinyl are proud to announce their 2018 Hall of Fame Awards which will take place on Tuesday, 18 September 2018 at the Amadeus Nightclub located at 7951 Albion Avenue, Queens, NY. Doors open at 6pm, admission is $20 (L.O.V Members $10). The award ceremony begins at 8pm and the public is invited to join as they award the area's best DJs, Producers, Recording Artists, Recording Engineers, Record Promoters, Remixers, and other music industry professionals. The organization will present Awards to members of the DJ/Artists Hall of Fame for their contributions to the music industry. 2018 Honorees include Claudja Barry; Felipe Rose (formerly of the Village People), Melba Moore; Michael Felder; Christine Wiltshire, Sarah Dash; and the Original Ladies of Chic Norma Jean Wright, Alfa Anderson, and Luci Martin. The organization will also honor Michael Zager, Audrey Josephs, Bobby Goodrich, Bruce Marcus, Jose Bonilla, Ray Vazquez, Steve Bogen, Tom Savarese, Tom Silverman, and Grammy Award Winner Little Louie Vega. In addition, the organization is proud to present the 2018 Icon Of The Year Award to John “Jellybean” Benitez. Chris Robinson aka Father Chris will be presented with the Golden Circle Award. An after party with music and dancing with DJs Ray Vasquez and Dan “Pooch” Pucciarelli will conclude the evening. To vote visit legendsofvinyl.com
The Native American Music Awards is the world's largest and only professional membership-based orgranization dedicated to honoring the best new music initiatives from the Americas. The 18th Annual Gala Awards will take place on Friday, 12 October 2018 at the Seneca Niagrara Resort & Casino located at Niagra Falls, NY. Banquet tickets are $45. Rose is nomiated in two leading categories including "Best Single" and "Best Dance song" for his hit "Going Back to My Roots'. For more information visit nativeamericanmusicawards.com
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"Bruce Springsteen, the Four Seasons, Whoopi Goldberg, “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro and three New Jersey governors were on stage May 6 at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park for the induction ceremony of the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Yet, it was Felipe Rose, the Indian formely of the Village People, who all but stole the show. Rose and Tammy Murphy, wife of Gov. Phil Murphy, inducted singer Gloria Gaynor. Rose was hard to miss. He wore his Native American garb, including a headdress and suede vest. Rose has star power…" - Asbury Park Press (5 July 2018) Read the full story here https://www.app.com/story/entertainment/music/2018/07/05/village-people-legacy-indian-felipe-rose-split-asbury-park-and-life-solo-star/750234002/
FELIPE ROSE came into prominence in the 1970s out of the urban gay clubs and discotheques of New York City. He was best known in those days as the Native "Indian" dancer and singer inspired by his parent’s heritage when he met a French producer by the name of Jacque Morali. Felipe's ancestry is that of Taino and Lakota. His mother was from Puerto Rico and his father arrived from a wave of Indians who came to New York City to work in construction in the 1950's. Felipe would grow up in the ghettos of Brownsville, Brooklyn, but his rise to pop music fame would make him a fixture in mainstream music culture. Felipe became an original member of Village People fame, by the young age of 19 yrs old. Village People began as a disco group well known for their on-stage costumes and named after New York City's Greenwich Village. Originally created by Jacques Morali and Henri Belolo inspired by Felipe's insidious imagery to target disco's gay audience, the Village People quickly became popular and moved into the mainstream. The group scored several disco dance hits internationally, including three hits in the US, "Macho Man, "In the Navy", and their biggest hit, "Y.M.C.A.”. Now four decades later, Felipe and Village People remained a pop culture mainstay in music, sports arenas, commercials and television as they continue to tour the world. “Y.M.C.A” remains the group's biggest hit since it’s release in 1978. The song remains popular and is played throughout the U.S. and Europe, with crowds using the dance in which the arms are used to spell out the four letters of the song's title. The song is number 7 on VH1's list of The 100 Greatest Dance Songs of the 20th Century. Village People's mega-hits include: San Francisco/Hollywood, Macho Man, Y.M.C.A. , In The Navy, Go West, Can't Stop the Music, 5 0'Clock In the Morning, Let's Go Back to the Dance Floor (2014) written and penned for VP by K.C. of the Sunshine Band Internationally, on a worldwide scale, Y.M.C.A. sold over a million copies each in Germany and United Kingdom. The latter also made it a hit all over again in 1993 when a remix hit #12 ( made it to #1 for the first three weeks of 1979 in its original go-round). The Guinness British hit single ranked Y.M.C.A. as the 45th biggest single ever on that country's music chart (which began in 1952). Putting it ahead of "Unchained Melody" and behind "Reach Out I'll Be There.” To date, Felipe and the Village People sold over 100 million records and have won many international music awards and garnered over 30 Platinum and Gold records. Felipe's highest moment of achievement was receiving a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the following month, being inducted into the NAMA Music Hall of Fame.
In 1996, he formed The Tomahawk Group and Tomahawk Records focusing on songwriting and talent development. BY 2001, with Tomahawk flourishing, Felipe set his sights on a solo career, collaborating with his longtime composer/arranger Forrest "Frosty" Lawson. Rose released his first EP, “Trail of Tears, his retelling of the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation. Creating his hybrid Native dance composition's calling it Disco Fever/Burning up the Rez! It received rave reviews and was nominated for three Native American Music Awards in 2002. Felipe was asked to open the Fifth Annual Native American Music Awards show. His production number "brought the house down" and "Trail of Tears" took home "Best Historical Recording" honors that year. To date, no artist has ever duplicated the energy and visual effect, that Felipe unveiled that evening at the Marcus Amphitheater.
Continuing his solo sojourn in 2003, Felipe released "We're Still Here". Rose was again nominated and awarded a second NAMMY as the EP won the coveted "Single Song of the Year" statuette at the Sixth Annual Awards show. In 2005, rounding out the trilogy was his next CD, a tribute to the late Virginia Indian activist Thomasina E. Jordan, entitled, "Red Hawk Woman”. Combining contemporary elements with traditional music, spoken word, Native hip-hop, and poetry, the recording features contributions by; Chief Anne Richardson, Chief of the Rappahannock Nation, flutist Douglas Blue Feather and Native rapper Shadowyze. The album won best Hip-Hop Recording and Songwriter of the Year. Felipe then returned to rapper Shadowyze to create a hip-hop offering called, "Two Fallen Feathers". Taking a break from recording, he continued touring the world with Village People, heading in concert venues, throughout Europe, South East Asia, and Australia, for the 39th time in his career and a country he calls his second home. In 2005, Felipe donated his Gold single of Y.M.C.A. before an international audience in the rotunda of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). His unique branding and indigenous style in pop music and his rich heritage is reflected in the clothing he dons with Village People as he tours the world. To Felipe, he is not just wearing a stage costume, and shares where his roots come from, using his unique style that honors the heritage of his Native American roots, which reflect the that he dons to perform in. This is not just a costume but is a signifier of where his bi-racial roots come from and his long association with Native American Indian groups across the country. A "ShadowWalker" is a Native term or word for walking in two worlds and also as a "Two-Spirited" person who is Gay. Felipe has managed to stay relevant throughout his adult life tapping into a passion and devotion to what he loves to do around the country as a speaker, an ordained minister with the Universal Church of Life, most recently he was the host and interviewer on the Red Carpet for the Native American Music Awards and also as a presenter in the category for Artist of the Year.
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