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Episode 72: Legendary Councilwoman Eileen Chapman

This week with the help of Ming Chen of A Shared Universe PodcaStudio, Amy & Joe welcome Eileen Chapman, Asbury Park City Councilperson, Director of the Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music for Monmouth University, Board Member of the Asbury Park Music Foundation—and member of a long list of other Asbury-centric organizations.
We talk to Eileen about the upcoming Summer Concert Series, Music Mondays at Springwood Park,and along the way hear what it was like to work at and manage the legendary Mrs. J’s, the legendary Stone Pony and the legendary Fast Lane and other equally boring and uninteresting places.

Episode 71: Local Favorites Pony & Legendary Musician Alice Genese of Ov Stars

On this episode, with the help of Ming Chen of A Shared Universe PodcaStudio, Amy & Joe welcome Alice Genese, a pioneer of punk & art-pop, & Pony, who everyone in town knows. They talk about their new project Ov Stars, whose introspective & melancholy tunes are the nonstop soundtrack at Amy’s house these days. They talk about what brought them to Asbury Park and what brought them together, & everyone tries to remember the names of the theaters that used to be in Asbury Park. Check out Ov Stars Sunday, April 24 at the Danny Clinch Gallery at 4:00pm.

Episode 70: Asbury Park Official Historian Werner Baumgartner

On this episode, with the help of Ming Chen of A Shared Universe PodcaStudio, Amy & Joe welcome Werner Baumgartner, Official Historian of the City of Asbury Park. We talk to Werner about what brought him to Asbury Park in the first place and how does one become the official historian of a city? What are the historian’s duties? And what would a historian do if the city gave him $10 million?

Episode 69: Legendary Asbury Park Musician Dolores “Dee” Holland’s daughter Paulette Holland Fant Malunga

should learn a bit more about Dee ourselves. On this episode, with the help of Ming Chen of A Shared Universe PodcaStudio, Amy & Joe welcome Dee Holland’s daughter Paulette Holland Fant Malunga from Texas and we talk about her mom and her trajectory from child prodigy to working musician.

Episode 68: Diane Raver and Lauren Concar Sheehy of the Garden State Film Festival

This week the Garden State Film Festival will be celebrating its 20th anniversary right here in Asbury Park—with in person viewings beginning Wednesday March 23 and running through the 27 with online viewings available as well for those who cannot make it to the in-person events. On this episode, with the help of Ming Chen of A Shared Universe PodcaStudio, Amy & Joe welcome Festival co-founder Diane Raver and Festival Executive Director Lauren Concar Sheehy to the podcast and talk about the history of the Festival, how it started and how it lasted 20 years.