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Grunin Center Presents "Harlem 100" on November 7th


(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Created in collaboration with the National Jazz Museum and JMG Live, the multimedia “Harlem 100” captures the sights and sounds of Harlem when legendary artists such as Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, and Billie Holiday made that NYC neighborhood the cultural center of the country. Don’t miss this performance on Sunday, November 7 at 7:00pm in the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College. 

Peak Performances Presents "Look Who’s Coming to Dinner" by Stefanie Batten Bland | Company SBB

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- PEAK Performances presents Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland’s dance-theater work Look Who’s Coming to Dinner, November 4-7 at Montclair State University’s Alexander Kasser Theater. Inspired by and contemporizing the themes of the 1967 Stanley Kramer film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner surrounding an interracial engagement—and reactions to it—Look Who’s Coming to Dinner pays tribute to those who paved the way toward acceptance in love and life.

Maurice River Music Salon Concerts Return For 14th Season On November 7th

(MAURICETOWN, NJ) -- Maurice River Music’s series of salon concert will return for its 14th season of salon concerts with debut salon concert appearances by tubist Scott Mendoker and pianist Elisabeth Tomczyk, on Sunday, November 7 at 2:30pm, at a residence in the Mauricetown, NJ area.

"I'm in Heaven!" Kenny Loggins LIVE! at MPAC

After a year and a half of pandemic-related cancellations and postponements of concerts and more, the crowd inside MPAC in Morristown, NJ this October 8, 2021 evening is ready and waiting to experience a live performance by singer, songwriter, and musician Kenny Loggins.

Radio Jersey Shows For Week Ending 10-23-21

Here are the radio programs aired by Radio Jersey and Beyond the Palace this week. Radio Jersey shows air Monday through Friday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on ThePenguinRocks.com and Beyond the Palace airs throughout the week. Both shows are hosted by Lee Mrowicki and are also available on demand.

State Theatre Presents Foreigner On October 29th

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents Foreigner - The Greatest Hits of Foreigner Tour on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 8:00pm. The iconic group is responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,”  “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is.” Tickets range from $55-$250.

New Feathers Productions Presents "Women Of A Certain Age, Not Talking About Menopause" On November 11th

(NEW HOPE, PA) -- New Feathers Productions (NFP) will present their first-ever, all-female theatrical production, Women Of A Certain Age, Not Talking About Menopause, on Thursday, November 11th at the Zlock Performing Arts Center.  NFP will exclusively produce the latest scripts by six female/female-identifying select playwrights throughout the NY, NJ, and PA region and will be directed by Sarah LeClair.

Richard H. Blake To Direct “A Bronx Tale, The Musical” At AxelrodPAC

Richard H. Blake was one of the original stars of “A Bronx Tale, the Musical” when it opened on Broadway in 2016. He portrayed Lorenzo, a working class bus driver in the racially charged 1960s, trying to keep his 9-year-old son on the straight and narrow while living in an Italian-American neighborhood with a large Mafia presence.

Jersey City Theater Center Event On October 27 Showcases Jersey City Summer Youth Mural Arts Program Participants

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) hosts a gallery art exhibition opening and short documentary film screening of "Sister Cities: Discovering Common Threads" featuring the work of 2021 Jersey City Summer Youth Mural Arts Program participants on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 6:00pm to 9:30pm at White Eagle Hall (337 Newark Ave., Jersey City).

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Public Restrooms Suck!" by Houston & the Dirty Rats

Hard-working Phillipsburg-based punk trio Houston & the Dirty Rats are back on the road in support of their latest video for “Public Restrooms Suck!” off their 2020 EP, “Songs! From the Bathroom Stall?”

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FEATURES

"I'm in Heaven!" Kenny Loggins LIVE! at MPAC

After a year and a half of pandemic-related cancellations and postponements of concerts and more, the crowd inside MPAC in Morristown, NJ this October 8, 2021 evening is ready and waiting to experience a live performance by singer, songwriter, and musician Kenny Loggins.

Richard H. Blake To Direct “A Bronx Tale, The Musical” At AxelrodPAC

Richard H. Blake was one of the original stars of “A Bronx Tale, the Musical” when it opened on Broadway in 2016. He portrayed Lorenzo, a working class bus driver in the racially charged 1960s, trying to keep his 9-year-old son on the straight and narrow while living in an Italian-American neighborhood with a large Mafia presence.

"The Best Show I’ve Ever Been To!" Five for Fighting LIVE! at the Vogel

Fall is in the air this Saturday, October 2, 2021 evening outside Red Bank, NJ’s newest concert venue, The Vogel. Located in the Count Basie Center for the Arts, this state-of-the-art performance space is set to present a sold-out show tonight by Five for Fighting.

REVIEW: "Songs for a New World" at Paper Mill Playhouse

Over 600 days have passed since Paper Mill Playhouse’s last opening night.  Ironically, that opening was for a musical revue called “Unmasked.”  Thrillingly, Paper Mill returns with a rousing new production of Jason Robert Brown’s “Songs for a New World.”   

Stars of the Sixties LIVE! at the Strand Theater

Fall is in the air on this cool, crisp October 1, 2021 evening as music lovers line up outside the Strand Theater in Lakewood, NJ for tonight’s Stars of the Sixties concert featuring Gary Lewis, Dennis Tufano, Lou Christie, The Cyrkle, and special guest Chris Ruggiero.

Makin Waves with Dogs in a Pile: Nothin’ Left to Do, But Smile …

Asbury Park jam band Dogs in a Pile are returning home Oct. 15 to headline The Stone Pony with two sets, including several tunes from the recent debut album, “Not Your Average Beagle.”

"Truly Amazing!" Christopher Cross LIVE! at MPAC

Light jazz plays inside the beautiful Mayo Performing Arts Center auditorium in Morristown, NJ on this Tuesday, October 5, 2021 evening as music lovers ready themselves for a concert by singer/songwriter/guitarist Christopher Cross. Cross was the first artist in history to win all four major awards in a single Grammy ceremony when, in 1981, he brought home honors for Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year for his debut recording, the multi-platinum-selling disc Christopher Cross.

"It Just Couldn't Have Been Any Better!" Jay Siegel’s Tokens and Ron Dante LIVE! at PNC Bank Arts Center

Even though it’s raining outside the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ this Tuesday, September 28, 2021 afternoon, the weather hasn’t stopped hundreds of intrepid music lovers from lining up for a free concert. Sponsored by the Garden State Arts Foundation, the show stars Jay Siegel’s Tokens and The Archies’ Ron Dante.

Winners of Fall 2021 New Jersey Film Festival Announced!

We had a very good hybrid festival this year. I want to thank the thousands of people who watched our Festival live or online. Below is a list of the Winners of the Fall 2021 New Jersey Film Festival.

Best of 2021 New Jersey International Film Festival program #2 of award-winning films on Sunday, October 10

The Fall 2021 New Jersey Film Festival will feature two programs of award winners from this past Summer’s New Jersey International Film Festival. Films will be available for 24 hours on Sunday, October 10 via Video On Demand. Here is the line-up for Program 2:

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COLUMNS

Radio Jersey Shows For Week Ending 10-23-21

Here are the radio programs aired by Radio Jersey and Beyond the Palace this week. Radio Jersey shows air Monday through Friday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on ThePenguinRocks.com and Beyond the Palace airs throughout the week. Both shows are hosted by Lee Mrowicki and are also available on demand.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Public Restrooms Suck!" by Houston & the Dirty Rats

Hard-working Phillipsburg-based punk trio Houston & the Dirty Rats are back on the road in support of their latest video for “Public Restrooms Suck!” off their 2020 EP, “Songs! From the Bathroom Stall?”

Top 10 Most Read Stories at New Jersey Stage For Week of October 10-16

Here's a look at the top 10 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage during the week October 10-16, 2021.  Each week, we publish about 70 articles, including several original columns and features, along with news releases for events happening throughout the state and nearby areas like Philadelphia and New York City. Two concert reviews, a feature, and one of our weekly columns made the list this week. This week's Top 10 includes articles involving 7 counties in New Jersey (Cape May, Cumberland, Hudson, Morristown, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset). 

Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...10/21/21

Jalacy “Screamin’ Jay” Hawkins was one of music’s most interesting characters whose career never realized its full potential or received the recognition it deserved. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1929, put up for adoption at the age of 18 months and adopted by Blackfoot Indians; it was these beginnings that he began walking his path which lead to acting, boxing, opera singing and eventually blues and rock music where he became one of the pioneers of what would later become known as “Shock Rock.”  

Radio Jersey Shows For Week Ending 10-16-21

Here are the radio programs aired by Radio Jersey and Beyond the Palace this week. Radio Jersey shows air Monday through Friday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on ThePenguinRocks.com and Beyond the Palace airs throughout the week. Both shows are hosted by Lee Mrowicki and are also available on demand.

MUSIC


  • Grunin Center Presents "Harlem 100" on November 7th
  • Maurice River Music Salon Concerts Return For 14th Season On November 7th
  • "I'm in Heaven!" Kenny Loggins LIVE! at MPAC
  • State Theatre Presents Foreigner On October 29th
  • Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Public Restrooms Suck!" by Houston & the Dirty Rats

    THEATRE


  • New Feathers Productions Presents "Women Of A Certain Age, Not Talking About Menopause" On November 11th
  • Richard H. Blake To Direct “A Bronx Tale, The Musical” At AxelrodPAC
  • East Lynne Theater Company presents "Sherlock Holmes' Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle"
  • American Theater Group To Offer Live Stream Performance Option for "The Evolution of (Henry) Mann" on October 23
  • REVIEW: "Songs for a New World" at Paper Mill Playhouse

    FILM


  • The Lighthouse International Film Society will screen "The Velvet Underground" on November 5th
  • "Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine" To Have USA Premiere This Weekend at Philadelphia Film Festival
  • "A Case Of Blue" - A Very NJ/NY Film Is Available Now
  • "Trauma to Triumph – The Rise of the Entrepreneur" To Screen in NYC On October 24th
  • Phiphen Studios To Launch In Englewood Cliffs In 2022

    ART


  • Jersey City Theater Center Event On October 27 Showcases Jersey City Summer Youth Mural Arts Program Participants
  • Deadline for Paul Robeson Galleries' 6th Artist In Residence Is October 28th
  • 18th Annual Juried Exhibition to Feature Artwork by RVCC Students
  • Ocean County Library To Feature European Canvas by Suzi Hoffman and Mary Walker-Baptiste
  • Gallery Aferro Honors Newark Legend Gladys Barker Grauer with Legacy Art Auction & Celebration November 6

    DANCE


  • Peak Performances Presents "Look Who’s Coming to Dinner" by Stefanie Batten Bland | Company SBB
  • American Repertory Ballet And Mexican Fashion Design Brand Pineda Covalin To Make Stunning Partners In “Mexican Music” This Weekend
  • Roxey Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker" With In-Person and Livestream Options
  • Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater Presents "Dancing in the Dark" - an Immersive Evening of Dance and Theater for Halloween
  • MPAC Presents Dancing With The Stars January 11-12

    COMEDY


  • Laughs In The Loft Announces Comedians For November 3rd Show
  • Vivid Stage Announces Improv Classes for Adults and Teens Starting November 10
  • NJPAC Presents One Funny Lisa Marie On November 13th
  • NJPAC Presents Presents Gary Gulman: Born on 3rd Base
  • NJPAC Presents Candice Guardino Italian's Bred

    COMMUNITY


  • Top 10 Most Read Stories at New Jersey Stage For Week of October 10-16
  • Newark To Host Annual 18-Mile Bike Tour On Sunday To Break Cycle of Domestic Violence
  • Audible Announces Fifteen Artists and Artist Collectives Selected for the First Phase of the Newark Artist Collaboration
  • Middlesex County closes Johnson Park Animal Haven
  • Pilsener Haus & Biergarten Presents Oktoberfest Round Two this weekend



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    ABBA the Concert

    Saturday, October 23, 2021 @ 8:00pm
    Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
    100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
    category: music

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    GIPSY KINGS FEATURING NICOLAS REYES WITH SPECIAL GUEST MIKAELA DAVIS

    Saturday, October 23, 2021 @ 8:00pm
    State Theatre New Jersey
    15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    category: music

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    The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

    Saturday, October 23, 2021 @ 5:00pm
    Grunin Center
    1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
    category: music

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    American Repertory Ballet presents Emergence

    Saturday, October 23, 2021 @ 7:00pm
    New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC)
    11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    category: dance

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    WP Theatre: "Tape" by Stephen Belber

    Saturday, October 23, 2021 @ 7:00pm
    Hunziker Black Box Theatre
    300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470
    category: theatre

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    Pilsener Haus & Biergarten Oktoberfest Round Two

    Saturday, October 23, 2021 @ 2:00pm
    Pilsener Haus & Biergarten
    1422 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
    category: community

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    JUDY COLLINS

    Sunday, October 24, 2021 @ 7:00pm
    Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
    100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
    category: music

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    American Repertory Ballet presents Emergence

    Sunday, October 24, 2021 @ 2:00pm
    New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC)
    11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    category: dance

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    WP Theatre: "Tape" by Stephen Belber

    Sunday, October 24, 2021 @ 2:00pm
    Hunziker Black Box Theatre
    300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470
    category: theatre

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    Jazz Room Series: Art Farmer Tribute Quintet - Archive Dedication

    Sunday, October 24, 2021 @ 4:00pm
    Shea Center for Performing Arts
    300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470
    category: music

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