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"One of the most beloved entertainers and pop icons from the Disco era, American Music Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist Randy Jones came to embody The Cowboy in Village People in a way that has captured the public imagination for decades." --New York Post

As renowned entertainment writer Liz Smith's choice of all the Village People to achieve individual fame, he has been showered with commendations in his career, including the GEORGIE AWARD -- presented by the American Guild of Variety Artists, multiple BILLBOARD MAGAZINE DANCE FORUM AWARDS, the prestigious GOLDEN LION, Canada's JUNO, The Radio Television Luxembourg RTL DIAMOND AWARD, Germany's BRAVO AWARDS and the Holy Grail of Rock & Roll, the cover of ROLLINGSTONE MAGAZINE, twice!

In January 2008, Kentucky Governor, Stephen L. Beshear paid tribute to Randy Jones in Louisville, by commissioning him the title, "KENTUCKY COLONEL", the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The commission acknowledges Jones as an outstanding ambassador of goodwill and fellowship around the world, as well as his contributions to the community, state and nation, and for his special achievements, his service and accomplishments on behalf of others. The North Carolina native joined other honorary colonels which include Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan, Bob Hope, Joan Crawford, Johnny Depp, Fred Astaire, Muhammad Ali, and Pope John Paul ll.

"RJ" has sold in excess of 100 million units in his recording and film career. He has starred in the motion pictures "The Gentleman", "Three Long Years", "Beyond the Facade", "A Tale About Bootlegging" and "Can't Stop the Music", among others. He has been featured in countless television programs worldwide. He appears in numerous documentaries such as "When Ocean Meets Sky", "Disco: Spinning the Story", VH-1's Rock Doc "NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell", "The Godfather of Disco" and many others as narrator and interview subject.

In NYC he has starred in the plays "The Madonna Whore: Confessions of a Dirty Mind", "DIDO" and the musicals "Bingo City" with Tony winner Anita Gillette, "Sodom: The Musical" in which he played (gulp!) GOD, and he portrayed all the men in Rosemary Clooney's life in her musical bio-play "I Wanna Be Rosie" at LaMama, ETC. Among the many productions he has toured in are "Meet Me in St. Louis" with Cathy Rigby, "Carousel" with Ed Ames, "Funny Girl" with Carol Lawrence, "Music Man", "Barefoot in the Park", "Will Rogers' Follies", "Chicago", "Applause" and "42nd Street".

His personal appearances run the gamut from a Royal Performance for Queen Elizabeth ll to Trump's Atlantic City Taj Mahal to the 2005 Presidential Inaugural Ball to being a fixture at the annual Kentucky Derby events, not to mention his ongoing 2008 "TICKET TO THE WORLD" international concert tour with dates in Australia, Asia, Europe, North and South America.

On his new CD, the eclectic pop collection, TICKET TO THE WORLD, RJ reveals yet another dimension of his ability which may surprise more than a few people. With wide-ranging material by some of the pop greats, including Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jim Steinman, Depeche Mode, Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue, Pet Shop Boys, Neil Diamond and a gem by the Bee Gees, he reinvents a set of pop classics in a smooth, sexy style, which has been described as "worldly and versatile", "deliciously executed" and "better than ever!"

As a bonus, TICKET TO THE WORLD is packed with remixes by some of today's hottest remix artists, including Man Parrish, 2Fabu, FC Nond, and Marcos Carnaval & Max2...guaranteed to move your feet and induce "Saturday Night Fever"!

"New York City Boy", "If I Can't Have You", and "Your Disco Needs You!" are each available as CD Maxi-Singles with remixes by Disco DeeJays, Belmond and Parker, FC Nond, Man Parrish and others.

All of Randy Jones' recordings are available worldwide on CD and through digital download services such as iTunes.com, Amazon.com, etc.

All Press and Booking inquiries for Randy Jones should be directed to:

Management, Bookings and Press
Pop Front Productions
200 E. 10th St., #498
New York, NY 10003


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Zimmerli Celebrates Innovative Printmaking Studio This Fall: 30 Years Of Brodsky Center

In the early 1980s, visionary artist and Rutgers University Distinguished Professor Emerita Judith K. Brodsky set out to rectify the gender and racial inequities in the art world by establishing a print- and papermaking studio that provided visiting artists residencies primarily for women artists and artists of color.

Rutgers University's Art Museum to Spotlight More Than 80 Contemporary Artists in American Stories

This fall, the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University­-New Brunswick debuts a major addition to its permanent collection that offers a variety of perspectives on American art and life through a regional lens.

Tracie Bennett and Laiona Michelle Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS

Olivier winner and Tony nominee Tracie Bennett (Hangmen, End of the Rainbow) and Laiona Michelle (Little Girl Blue, Amazing Grace) have joined the line-up for the 10th annual “Night Of A Thousand Judys.'

Sally Mayes, Nicolas King, Shereen Pimentel & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS

Tony nominee Sally Mayes, Bistro winner Nicolas King, Shereen Pimentel, and Bistro winner Amy Jo Jackson (Joe’s Pub) have joined the line-up for the 10th annual “Night Of A Thousand Judys” – the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center written and hosted by Justin Elizabeth Sayre – at Joe’s Pub on Sunday, June 5.

Kathryn Gallagher, Bonnie Milligan & More to Star in NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Hosted by Justin Elizabeth Sayre

The 10th annual “Night Of A Thousand Judys” – the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center written and hosted by Justin Elizabeth Sayre – will take place at Joe’s Pub on Sunday, June 5. 

BWW Interview: THERE ARE NO ONE-PERSON SHOWS: Musical Director, Tracy Stark

Today we kick off the series with my conversation with musical director, Tracy Stark. She is one of the most prolific musical directors on the NY scene, playing upwards of 75-100 shows a year. She is the winner of 11 MAC awards in addition to the Bistro award and the Dottie Burman Songwriter of the Year award. She has worked with a plethora of great artists including Lesley Gore, Sarah Dash, Phoebe Snow, Karen Black, Randy Jones, Jimmy Osmond, Tovah Feldshuh, Eric Millegan. Tonya Pinkins, Ann Crumb, Marni Nixon, and hundreds of other rock, jazz, and Broadway artists. In the past 6 months, I have seen shows she worked on with Alice Ripley, Kim David Smith, and Meg Flather.

Alan Cumming Leads Lineup As NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Broadcasts Virtually June 24th

In its ninth year, the Judy Garland themed benefit is the show everyone wants to see. For the second year in a row, everyone can.

Sadie Barnette Presents Virtual Artist Talk in March

Artist Sadie Barnette will deliver a free virtual lecture and Q&A on March 30, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Zimmerli Art Museum and Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, this program is open to the public.

Exhibition Catalogue for Angela Davis�"SEIZE THE TIME Available September 15

The Zimmerli Art Museum's upcoming exhibition Angela Davisa?"Seize the Time is postponed due to the pandemic, but the 192-page exhibition catalogue, which documents Davis's life, influence, and enduring activism over the past 50 years, is available from Hirmer Publishers beginning September 15. Details are available here from The University of Chicago Press.

Austin Pendleton, Charles Busch and More Set For Theater for the New City's LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

With the roster still building, Theater for the New City has currently scheduled over 150 performing arts organizations, independent artists, poets, puppeteers and film makers for its 25th annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, which will be mounted virtually for the first time May 22 to 24, 2020.

Truffles Consortium Announces Its Upcoming Truffles Ambassadors For TRUFFLES: MUSIC! MUSHROOMS! MURDER!

Truffles Consortium, the producers of the musical, murder mystery, Truffles: Music! Mushrooms! Murder!!! is thrilled to announce special appearances by its Truffles Ambassadors beginning Saturday, November 9 with Broadway's Constantine Maroulis.

Theater Resources Unlimited Presents TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams Honoring James Morgan And Haley Swindal

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the 2019 TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams, on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12noon at Caroline's on Broadway, 1626 Broadway (between 49th & 50th Streets). Tickets start at $85 (show only, and two drinks). For additional information and ticket tier pricing, please visit https://truonline.org/events/2019-tru-love-benefit/.

Photo Flash: John Davidson Returns To Birdland With TROUBADOR

By popular demand, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled to present the return of John Davidson in concert on September 9.  Fresh from his starring roles in Finding Neverland and Wicked, John has returned to his passion – as a troubadour.

Dimensionism: Modern Art In The Age Of Einstein Opens September 3 At Zimmerli

This fall, the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers hosts the nationally touring exhibition that explores Dimensionism, an artistic movement, tracing the influence of early 20th-century scientific discoveries on some of the era's most celebrated artists.

Becoming John Marin: Modernist At Work Shines New Light On The Artist's Drawings

The artistic evolution of an iconic American modernist is the focus of an exhibition now open at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers. Becoming John Marin: Modernist at Work explores the artist's intuitive draftsmanship and innovative work in watercolors. A revelatory look at Marin's work, the exhibition affords a unique opportunity to vicariously watch an artist inspired by his surroundings and responding through drawing. On April 11, the Zimmerli presents a talk about Marin by Josephine Rodgers, who received her Ph.D. in Art History from Rutgers and currently is the Marcia Brady Tucker Fellow in American Paintings and Sculpture at the Yale University Art Gallery. 

Theater For The New City Premieres Bebop Influenced Play THELONIOUS!

THELONIOUS! by award winning multidisciplinary artist Peter Welch is a dark, syncopated comedy about the American Dream told through the nightmare of a failing marriage. The play's world premiere will be presented by the legendary downtown performance staple Theater for the New City (TNC) from February 7th to March 3rd, 2019. The production will feature a diverse cast consisting of Nicholas Santasier, Sly Augustus, David F. Slone Esq., Courtney Torres, Xiren Wang, Jaine Ye and Remington Moses (the great granddaughter of Ozzie & Harriet Nelson, granddaughter of Ricky Nelson and daughter of prolific television actors William Moses and Tracy Nelson). The production will be directed by TNC's Administrative Director Jonathan Weber, and is being produced by PRIME Stage to Screen, who brought the highly praised GREAT KILLS starring EMMY winner Joe Pantoliano to TNC in 2015.

Wells Of Life Leadership Honored At Gala For Philanthropic Contributions On World Stage

Wells of Life was recently recognized at the Better World Awards Roc 4 Humanity Gala held in New York City.

'ALABAMA & Friends' Tornado Relief Concert Raises Over $1 Million for Jacksonville State University

A downpour of rain in Jacksonville, Alabamadidn't stop thousands from attending Wednesday night's SOLD OUT ALABAMA & Friends #JSUStrong tornado relief concert benefiting Jacksonville State University (JSU).

Home Free and Sixwire Join Lineup for #JSUStrong 'Alabama & Friends' Tornado Relief Concert

Country groups Home Free and Sixwire have signed on to join a star-studded lineup of artists for the Alabama & Friends #JSUStrongtornado relief concert benefiting Jacksonville State University (JSU).

Cast Set for Reading of Erik Ransom's Vampiric R & J Sequel CIVIL BLOOD

Broad Views on Broadway's 2nd Annual Summer Fresh Festival is set to present the world premiere staged reading of Erik Ransom's "Civil Blood (The Resurrection of Romeo)" which serves as a fantastical, tragicomic sequel to William Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet".

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