Spotlight Gala and Revue at the Loew’s Jersey

posted by Patrick Crowley on October 19, 2005 at 6:02 am

Friends of the Loews emailed us about thier upcoming gala event at the Loew’s Jersey:

Friends of the Loew’s Invites You To…

Step Back In Time for One Memorable Evening At
The Spotlight Gala & Revue
Enjoy the Music of The Jazz Age
Plus the Laughter of the Vaudeville Stage
And Help a Historical & Cultural Landmark

Thursday, October 27
At The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater
54 Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ 07306


Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks

“Uncle Floyd” Vivino

In the Vaudeville tradition, the Revue will also introduce young talent from the JCPS Visual & Performing Arts School, and will even include a classic film short!

Celebrating the Finale of the Loew’s Jersey’s 75th Anniversary
And Benefiting FOL’s Restoration & Operation
Of the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre
As a Not-For-Profit Arts Center

2 Ways To Help & Have A Great Time!

Gala Plus Revue
Includes pre-show buffet, wine & beer
Post-show dessert & coffee
Gala begins at 6 PM
$150 Donation

Revue Only
Enjoy the great sounds of Vince Giordano & the laughter of Uncle Floyd and help the Loew’s too!
Doors Open at 7:15 PM
$50 Donation

The REVUE stars

Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks
Booked for black-tie galas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, the New York City Ballet and the Waldorf Astoria, Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks have become the most sought-after jazz band in New York City. They have performed at the Smithsonian, Carnegie Hall, the JVC Jazz Festival and Lincoln Center, and appear regularly at the Rainbow Room, the Carlyle Hotel, “21”, and the Copacabana. The band’s reputation for musical for musical excellence has also caught the attention of Hollywood: In 2004, Vince and his Nighthawks were featured in a nightclub scene in Martin Scorcese’s The Aviator. With loving precision, Vince Girodano & The Nighthawks re-create authentic arrangements, transporting their audience back in time to the Golden Age of Jazz.

“Uncle Floyd” Vivino
Inspired by song-and-dance vaudeville performers from a bygone era, Floyd Vivino has crafted a signature mix of comedy and music that pays affectionate homage to his home state of New Jersey and his proud Italian-American heritage. Born in Paterson, N.J. in 1951, Floyd rose from child performer to become host of his own television show. “The Uncle Floyd Show”, a mad-cap take-off on vintage “kiddie shows”, initially developed an avid local cult following during the “70s and ‘80s, and eventually propelled Floyd into the national spotlight. Adding actor to his resume, the multi-talented Vivino has appeared on the big screen in several notable films and television programs. His first love, however, performing live — which he still does about 300 days a year — making him everyone’s favorite uncle.

About The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre

In 1929, the Loew’s Jersey Theatre — “a movie palace” built for live stage productions as well as film — opened as the most lavish temple of entertainment in New Jersey. Seeing a show at the Loew’s became the pinnacle of arts entertainment for several generations area residents. Unfortunately, following some years of decline and neglect, the Theatre was scheduled for demolition in 1987. For more than a decade, Friends of the Loew’s led the drive to save the landmark Theatre, and in 2001 succeeded in reopening it as an arts center. As the Loew’s Jersey ends its 75th year, Friends of the Loew’s begins the planning and construction necessary to expand operation of the Theatre, ensuring that it will continue to be a historic cultural resource for generations to come.

The Spotlight Gala & Revue is also being staged as a tribute to the late Thomas J. Stanton, former Chairman of First Jersey Bank and of Friends of the Loew’s, and to FOL’s current Chairman, Allan Roy Bardack, who is also celebrating his 75th birthday!

Tel. (201) 798-6055 Fax. (201) 798-4020 Email Web

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