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plugged version of his 1971 hit single, “Draggin’ the Line,” sing- ing and playing acoustic guitar accompanied by musician Jona- thn Ashe on guitar and vocals. Moving on to a slowed-down acoustic version of his 1967 smash, “I Think We’re Alone Now,” the crowd cheers for this legendary Jersey musician, who will celebrate a half-century as an entertainer on June 2, 2017 with a 50th anniversary celebra- tion concert at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 5 Tasha Smith — known to audi- ences for her work on the big screen in such Tyler Perry films as Why Did I Get Married? and on television on numerous shows ranging from Boston Common to Empire  — takes the stage to intro- duce Wyclef Jean. Smith tells the audience about Jean — a rapper, musician, and actor, who immigrated to the US from Haiti with his family at the age of nine and spent many of his formative years grow- ing up in the Garden State. First INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 18