The Asbury Park Museum is currently hosting a historical pop-up exhibition, “One Voice Is Not Enough: Asbury Park’s Musical Diversity,” at Asbury Park’s the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel. And a benefit for the museum, March 6 at the hotel’s ballroom, will feature perfectly fitting live music.
Stormin’ Norman Seldin’s “Cavalcade of Stars” will feature his 11-piece band (including him and Ryan Gregg on “dueling pianos” plus a five-piece horn section and singer-guitarists Chuck Lambert and Pam McCoy) with guest performances by Larry Chance (of Larry Chance & the Earls fame), Stiletto & the Saxman (Joey and Doreen Arminio), Johnny Petillo (of The Duprees and Danny & the Juniors), Patsy Siciliano and his group PS4, Joel Katz and more. Asbury Park Museum board members and music historians Charlie and Pam Horner will emcee.
Those who attend the three-hour show “are going to get a smattering of rhythm and blues, classic doo wop, funk, you name it,” says Seldin. “They’re going to get it all. And it’s just going to keep coming at ’em.”
Following an opportunity to meet the performers and see the exhibition, which explores the Asbury Park music scene from the late 1800s to the 1970s, the show will begin at 2 p.m. Attendees will be seated at tables in the ballroom.
Tickets are available at ap-museum.org/events/special-events.
It’s an extremely busy time for Seldin. He told the story of his life and his long career — he has been active as a performer, promoter, manager and more since the early ’60s — in a book, “You Don’t Know Me,” that came out late last year. And NJ PBS Television’s “Here’s the Story” documentary series will devote an episode to Seldin and Asbury Park music: Titled “Stormin’ Norman & the Sound of Asbury Park,” it will debut March 2 at 8 p.m., on television and online at njtvonline.org.
For more on Seldin, visit storminnormanseldin.com. Here is the trailer for “Stormin’ Norman & the Sound of Asbury Park”:
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