NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Rutgers University Libraries launched a new project, dubbed "the New Brunswick Music Scene Archive," on October 22.

The library hopes the archive will help document local music history, which has been scattered and driven underground over the past few decades, but not forgotten.

"New Brunswick has been host to a vibrant musical community for such a long time," said Christie Lutz, the Head of Public Services at Rutgers Libraries.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Edward Romano, a student leader notable for his active role as the President of Rutgers University Democrats, passed away on September 30.

The cause of death remains unknown.  His heart stopped beating at some point prior to that morning.

Ed Romano was at the start of his senior year at Rutgers, majoring in History and Political Science.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—After two months in limbo, the Court Tavern will reopen on September 4, under the leadership of experienced local music promoter Brittney Dixon, also known as Brittney On Fire.

The first show, called A New Hope, will be kicked off by booked bands Owel, Chemtrail, GayGuy/StraightGuy, Centennials, and Delsea.

Doors open at 7:30pm and the first band is scheduled to go on at 8pm.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On May 9, New Brunswick’s The Do Rights will be performing at The Old Bay, a French Creole and Cajun-style restaurant and bar known for hosting live music.

Since forming in 2010, the band has undergone many developmental changes since their inception as an instrumental funk group, through lineup changes such as such as the addition of singer Rolonda Franklin.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On April 11 and 12, Rutgers hosted its 16th annual Dance Marathon, the state's largest philanthropic event, which serves as a fundraiser for the city-based Embrace Kids Foundation.

Funded by student organizations, fraternities and sororities, Rutgers alumni, and other company sponsors, just over $692,000 has been raised this year, adding to the total of $4.2 million raised since the event’s inception.

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