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The Stone Pony, located in Asbury Park, New Jersey, is one of the world's most well-known music venues. The crumbling roof of a Howard Johnsons on the boardwalk in Asbury Park Asbury Park is a city located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Official language(s) None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 110 km 240 km 14. ...


It is known as a starting point for many musicians, including New Jersey natives Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Jon Bon Jovi, Guido Marzorati, and Massachusetts native actor/musician "Miami" Steve Van Zandt. It continues to attract top musical artists from across the world. Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... 23rd Street Lullaby (2004) is produced by Keith Richards and the X-Pensive Wino s Steve Jordan. ... Jon Bon Jovi (born March 2, 1962) is an American singer, composer, musician (guitar, piano, harmonica, keyboard) of the rock band Bon Jovi, and Hollywood actor. ... Guido Marzorati, born in Venice, Italy in 1975, is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 44th 10,555 mi²; 27,360 km² 183 mi; 295 km 113 mi; 182 km 13. ... Steven van Zandt (born November 22, 1950 in Boston, Massachusetts) is one of the founding members of Bruce Springsteens E-Street Band and plays guitar and mandolin. ...


According to the vice president of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Robert Santelli, "the club has already earned its place in history as one of rock 'n' roll's great venues. Most rock critics and historians that I come in contact with on a regular basis feel that The Stone Pony is one of the greatest rock clubs of all time." The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, showing Lake Erie in the foreground The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum and institution in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, dedicated, as the name suggests, to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential...


Since it opened in 1974, many of the world's most popular musical artists have played on its stage. The club was renovated in 2000, preserving the character associated with its early years while adding a permanent exhibition of art and artifacts from the history of the city and the venue itself. 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


State of the art lighting and sound equipment were installed, and outside, facing the Atlantic Ocean, The Stone Pony Landing area has been redone with a beach motif, tenting and a food facility.


"A visit to The Stone Pony has been considered a pilgrimage to rock 'n' roll fans around the world," said then New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman as she officially reopened the club on Memorial Day weekend 2000. "It is a place that is important—not just to us, but to the world." Pilgrim at Mecca For other uses of the word pilgrimage, see Pilgrimage (disambiguation). ... The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Christine Todd Whitman Christine Todd Christie Whitman (born September 26, 1946) is an American Republican politician, a former Governor of New Jersey, and the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in the administration of President George W. Bush. ... Relatives and others traditionally place flags near veterans headstones on Memorial Day Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that takes place on May 30th and is observed on the last Monday of May. ...


The club has also given its name to a prominent Bruce Springsteen internet group - "The Stone Pony London"


The Stone Pony and the community

Even before it reopened in 2000, The Stone Pony made a commitment to become involved in the Asbury Park community. The club and the city co-sponsored a weekend-long Asbury Park Festival along the oceanfront. The festival was free to the public and featured local arts and crafts vendors as well as live music both inside and outside the club. The U.S. Postal Service created a special cancellation for the event, and hundreds of people lined up to have envelopes stamped for the occasion. The club was open for business in the evening hours, and part of the proceeds were donated to the Stephen Crane House on Fourth Avenue in the city, where the author of The Red Badge of Courage lived during much of his short life. A USPS Truck at Night A U.S. Post Office sign The United States Postal Service (USPS) is the United States government organization responsible for providing postal service in the United States and is generally referred to as the post office. ... Stephen Crane Stephen Crane (November 1, 1871 – June 5, 1900) was an American writer and poet. ... The Red Badge of Courage (1895) is a short novel (or a long short story) by Stephen Crane about the meaning of courage, as it is discovered by Henry Fleming, a recruit in the Civil War. ...


Since the opening weekend, The Stone Pony has hosted a number of events involving community groups and charities. The club was the scene of the first Asbury Park showing of a photography exhibit spotlighting the city by students of the Rugby School at Woodfield for learning disabled and behaviorally challenged students. Proceeds from a concert entitled "Remembering Harry Chapin" benefited causes which fight world hunger, and the club has been designated as an official drop-off point for the Food Banks of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Photography is the process of making pictures by means of the action of light. ... In the United States and Canada, the term learning disability is used to refer to a psychological condition that affects a persons communicative capacities and potential to learn. ... Harry Chapin Harry Chapin (December 7, 1942 – July 16, 1981) was an American singer and songwriter. ... Hunger is applied literally to the need or craving for food; it can also be applied metaphorically to cravings of other sorts. ... A food bank is a place where food, typically non-perishable goods, are offered to the poor for free or at very low prices. ... Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1675 Seat Freehold Borough Area  - Total  - Water 1,723 km² (665 mi²) 500 km² (193 mi²) 29. ... Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1850 Seat Toms River Area  - Total  - Water 2,372 km² (916 mi²) 724 km² (280 mi²) 30. ...


The club opened its doors for fundraising events for the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation and the Acoustic Musicians Guild. The Stone Pony also sponsored a concert at which Bruce Springsteen appeared in support of the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, and a benefit event for the family of a young man who lost his life in a motorcycle accident. Imme R 100,Germany, 1948/1949 Image:Mika Kallio Red Bull Racer 125 II.jpg Contemporary racing motorcycle A 125 cc motorcycle, the Italian-manufactured Cagiva Planet. ...


The Stone Pony Foundation has been established to promote music education at the elementary and high school levels. An amplifier was purchased for an aspiring teenage blues guitarist from the area, and the club was a sponsor for an event at another venue which benefited music and art education in Asbury Park schools. This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... High school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A separate article is about the punk band called The Adolescents. ... The classical guitar typically has 3 nylon and 3 nickel-wound strings. ... Art education is the area of learning that is based upon the visual arts—drawing, painting, sculpture, and design in jewelry, pottery, weaving, fabrics, etc and design applied to more practical fields such as commercial graphics and home furnishings. ...


References

  • About The Stone Pony. URL accessed on 2005-01-30.

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The Stone Pony - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (655 words)
The club was renovated in 2000, preserving the character associated with its early years while adding a permanent exhibition of art and artifacts from the history of the city and the venue itself.
State of the art lighting and sound equipment were installed, and outside, facing the Atlantic Ocean, The Stone Pony Landing area has been redone with a beach motif, tenting and a food facility.
The Stone Pony also sponsored a concert at which Bruce Springsteen appeared in support of the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, and a benefit event for the family of a young man who lost his life in a motorcycle accident.
Jan02_07 (429 words)
Lee stressed the goodwill and community of the Stone Pony, and cited it as a reason that the Pony is receiving so much support now that the club needs a helping hand.
Don Stine, a friend of the Pony and an Asbury Park historian, opened with the history of the redevelopment project, providing a background of how things got to be the way they are for Asbury Park and the Stone Pony.
The Save the Stone Pony Campaign's goals are to convince M.D. Sass and their redevelopment agent, Ocean Front Acquisitions, that the Stone Pony is more valuable as an intact entertainment venue and piece of U.S. and musical history than as a property for oceanfront condos.
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