IN oRBit: UGLY, BROKE, AND GOING PLACES

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We media types can never resist the opportunity to hitch our wagons to a rising star — the better to say “we made ’em what they are today.” In Tuesday’s edition of Red Bank oRBit, we’ve got exclusive profiles on a couple of dynamic artists; one of them a young guy making a career move that could only be described as Ugly — and the other a driven performer whose latest all-consuming project has left him Broke Wide Open.

We’ll introduce you to Everett Brothers, the Middletown native (and professional hip-hop dance instructor) who’s poised to take the next step in a burgeoning career — and who can be glimpsed on Wednesday’s episode of the ABC TV series Ugly Betty — a show that, while it’s not long for this earth, also served to give a boost to the career of local singer-songwriter Val Emmich last year.

We’ll also bring you an updated interview with a guy who you’ve met previously in our pixelated pages — Rock Wilk (above), the seriously skilled singer and spoken word artist whose autobiographical powerhouse performance piece Broke Wide Open has evolved into a full-fledged stage play. A frequent visitor to our Shore, the Brooklyn-based Rock will be commandeering The Showroom in Asbury Park this Friday for what’s said to be the final solo performance of the piece, before moving on to the next, ambitiously enervating phase of a project that took shape in and around the bookstores, coffeehouses and guerrilla art spaces of Monmouth County.

You met ’em here first — and you’ll read all about ’em, ONLY in Red Bank oRBit!