May
31
Thu
The Paul Thorn Band with Special Guest Guy Davis Tickets
May 31 @ 7:30 pm
The Paul Thorn Band with Special Guest Guy Davis @ The Levoy Theatre | Millville | New Jersey | United States

MONROE COUNTY, Miss. — Paul Thorn’s latest album Too Blessed To Be Stressed stakes out new territory for the popular roots-rock songwriter and performer. “In the past, I’ve told stories that were mostly inspired by my own life,” the former prizefighter and literal son of a preacher man offers. “This time, I’ve written 10 songs that express more universal truths, and I’ve done it with a purpose: to make people feel good.” Which explains numbers like the acoustic-electric charmer “Rob You of Your Joy,” where Thorn’s warm peaches-and-molasses singing dispenses advice on avoiding the pitfalls of life. The title track borrows its tag from a familiar saying among the members of the African-American Baptist churches Thorn frequented in his childhood. “I’d ask, ‘How you doin’, sister?’ And what I’d often hear back was, ‘I’m too blessed to be stressed.’” In the hands of Thorn and his faithful band, who’ve been together 20 years, the tune applies its own funky balm, interlacing a percolating drum and keyboard rhythm with the slinky guitar lines beneath his playful banter.

Thorn’s trademark humor is abundant throughout the album on Perpetual Obscurity/Thirty Tigers. “Backslide on Friday” is a warm-spirited poke at personal foibles. “I promised myself not to write about me, but I did on ‘Backslide,’” Thorn relates. The chipper pop tune is a confession about procrastination, sweetened by Bill Hinds’ slide guitar and Thorn’s gently arching melody. “But,” Thorn protests, “I know I’m not the only one who says he’s gonna diet and just eat Blue Bell vanilla ice cream on Sundays, and then ends up eating it every day!”

Jun
16
Sat
Free Community All Levels Yoga Class Tickets
Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Free Community All Levels Yoga Class @ Ananda Yoga + Wellness | Wenonah | New Jersey | United States

Enjoy a free hour-long yoga experience, designed for yogis of all levels (beginners to advanced). This judgement-free class will help to stretch your body in a comfortable way, combined with mindful meditation.

Aug
18
Sat
VHS Class of ’78 40th Reunion Tickets
Aug 18 all-day
VHS Class of '78 40th Reunion @ Greenview Inn at Eastlyn | Vineland | New Jersey | United States

VHS Class of ’78 will be holding their 40th reunion on August 18, 2018 at Greenview Inn at Eastlyn Golf Course located at 4049 Italia Ave., Vineland.

For any information or change of address please contact us at vineland1978@gmail.com or go to Facebook at Vineland Reunion Seventy-Eight.