The city of Hoboken and ALEOmusic present 'The David Bowie Engagement' outside
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HOBOKEN – In 1969, the hit song “Space Oddity” brought British singer David Bowie into the pop music mainstream. Since then, his art remained an influential force in music right up to his death on Jan. 10. He spearheaded new directions in Rock and Pop, and also created unique expressions of jazz, blues, and funk while maintaining the essence and respect for each genre's form.

Along with his music, he also was respected as a painter whose works were presented at prestigious galleries in England and America, performed as an actor on the Broadway stage in “The Elephant Man” and in 23 motion pictures.

On Thursday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. at Sinatra Park, 401 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, 35 musicians from the city's fertile music community will join together to pay final respects to this seminal artist in a free concert.

The City of Hoboken, along with ALEOproductions will sponsor the concert.

A cast of local musicians will each play a small handful of songs. Instead of going the normal route and having each artist or a band perform a rendition of a tune, specific tunes have been assigned to each artist to allow these musicians in the community to intermingle with each other. Essentially, there will be a unique band for each tune, made up of guitars, strings, brass and woodwinds, drums, keys, and a bunch of singers.

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