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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...8/11/22


"First of all, I just thought, I want to make a rock 'n' roll record; my kind of rock 'n' roll. I like rock'n'roll, I mean, I like all sorts of stuff but rock 'n' roll is basically what I wanted to do. I wanted to make a rock 'n' roll record like The Rolling Stones or Little Richard so, I just started putting songs together in 2017 and just started writing songs," says guitarist Curtis Salgado ahead of his two area shows and whose new album, "Damage Control" is out courtesy of Alligator Records. 


Princeton University Art Museum Appoints Carolyn M. Laferrière as Assistant Curator of Ancient Mediterranean Art

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Princeton University Art Museum has named Carolyn M. Laferrière as assistant curator of ancient Mediterranean art. Laferrière joins Princeton from the Center for the Premodern World and the Department of Classics at the University of Southern California, where she served as a postdoctoral scholar and teaching fellow. She began her appointment at Princeton on August 1.

McLoone's Supper Club presents An Evening With Chris Pinnella

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Join powerhouse vocalist Chris Pinnella along with his 15-Piece Orchestra live on Tuesday, August 16th at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club on the boardwalk in Asbury Park. The show begins at 7:30pm. The night will feature fresh new arrangements of both familiar classics and new hits by iconic artists and songwriters along with the debut of several originals.  

EARTH Center Garden, Arts, and Music Festival to take place August 20th

(SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will host its EARTH Center Garden, Arts, and Music Festival on Saturday, August 20 from 11:00am to 4:00pm at the EARTH Center, located in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave. in South Brunswick. The day will be filled with family-oriented activities, live arts displays, and local musical acts. Activities for the kids will include a scavenger hunt, “The Recycling Magician,” a 4-H Small Animal Club and their furry friends, and “Paint a Pot” activity.

Exit 82 Theatre Company presents "Carrie, the Musical" this weekend

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Exit 82 Theatre Company presents four performances of Carrie, the Musical this weekend.  Based on the novel by Stephen King, The musical features Music by Michael Gore, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and Book by Lawrence D. Cohen. 

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FEATURES

Dear Mr. Morale: A Letter to Kendrick Lamar & the Big Steppers

This is our time.  To build morale… to step up. After missing coveted coverage of Kendrick Lamar this tour, I felt impassioned to write a review in a different direction altogether.  This is the first time I’m not basing it on an actual show, but rather, a think piece which ties into one song off Lamar’s latest album, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.  The song is called “Mirror.”  And, it is my hope that, by the end of the article, the reader might feel as charged or impassioned.

Five for Fighting LIVE! at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Out on the Atlantic City Boardwalk this Saturday, July 30, 2022 evening it feels like another steamy night at the Jersey Shore, but inside the Soundwaves auditorium at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino music lovers ride a cool wave of excitement as they ready themselves for a live concert by Five for Fighting.

"Timeless!" Smokey Robinson LIVE! at the Count Basie Center for the Arts

Music lovers inside Red Bank, NJ’s Count Basie Center for the Arts auditorium this Wednesday, July 27, 2022 evening patiently await the start of a performance by the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer, songwriter, producer, and Motown executive, Smokey Robinson.

A Look at Kids 'N Family Shows at SOPAC

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) recently announced the lineup for their 2022-23 season. The season includes several shows for Kids 'N Family including BubbleMania!; the Heart & Soul of Magic; Stone Soup and Other Stories; The Great DuBois: Masters of Variety; and The Jungle Book.

2022 Trenton Film Festival takes place August 26-28

(TRENTON, NJ) -- The 2022 Trenton Film Festival will take place from August 26-28 at the Mill Hill Playhouse.  The festival concludes with an Awards Ceremony & Closing Reception where audience members are encouraged to vote for their favorites, and a prize will be awarded to the audience's favorite film. Additionally, the festival's panel of judges will award best film to one production in each category.

PHOTOS from Lotus at The Bourbon Room

(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- Lotus performed at The Bourbon Room in Atlantic City on August 5, 2022 and photographer Chris Paul was on hand to take photos.The band, which has performed at festivals like Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Ultra, and Rothbury, has steadily built a devote fan base through steady touring.  They've also crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations. Equal parts instrumental post-rock and electronic dance, the band’s distinguishing feature is the ability to maintain a decidedly unique musical voice and remain current while bucking passing trends. 

Soul Asylum: A Beautiful Problem

​​​​​​​Soul Asylum were part of an amazing chunk of rock music history on the Minneapolis-based indie label TwinTone Records with The Replacements, Babes in Toyland, The Jayhawks and a bunch of other great acts. Then in Majorlabelland, they went on to accomplish even more, including a Grammy for the 1993 hit “Runaway Train.”

Daniel Bernard Roumain, Resident Artist Catalyst at the New Jersey Symphony, on Black Classical Music, Hip-Hop, and The Newark Museum of Art’s Summer Concert Series

Earlier this week, composer, performer, educator, activist, and New Jersey Symphony Resident Artistic Catalyst Daniel Bernard Roumain brought jazz and jazz-inspired classical music to the Newark Museum of Art’s Summer Series along with a co-host, Grammy Award-winning clarinetist and saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera, and the New Jersey Symphony Chamber Players.

Theatre Preview: August 4-7

Here are previews of plays taking place this week. Click on the title to go to the full preview. Be sure to send press releases for your plays to info@tnewjerseystage.com to be included. New Jersey Stage covers Equity, community, college, and high school theatre.

Air Supply LIVE! on the Beach in Seaside Heights, NJ

It’s Saturday, July 23, 2022, and music lovers in Seaside Heights, NJ are excitedly awaiting a concert on the beach by the world-famous Australian pop duo, Air Supply.

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COLUMNS

Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...8/11/22

"First of all, I just thought, I want to make a rock 'n' roll record; my kind of rock 'n' roll. I like rock'n'roll, I mean, I like all sorts of stuff but rock 'n' roll is basically what I wanted to do. I wanted to make a rock 'n' roll record like The Rolling Stones or Little Richard so, I just started putting songs together in 2017 and just started writing songs," says guitarist Curtis Salgado ahead of his two area shows and whose new album, "Damage Control" is out courtesy of Alligator Records. 

Theatre Previews For The Week of August 9 - 15

Here are previews of plays taking place from August 9-15. Click on the title to go to the full preview. Be sure to send press releases for your plays to info@newjerseystage.com to be included. New Jersey Stage covers Equity, community, college, and high school theatre.


BlowUpRadio.com's New & Notable NJ Music: 8/8/22

Lazlo, founder of BlowUpRadio.com (an online station based around New Jersey artists), shines a light on some of the many new releases from NJ based musicians each week with this column. This week Lazlo takes a look at releases by The Planet You, Jeff DeVito, Amzot, Marco Sepe, Lupe Dragon, By Torchlight, and The Gumbo Gumbas.

Top 15 Most Read Stories at New Jersey Stage from July 31 to August 6, 2022

Here's a look at the top 15 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage from July 31 to August 6, 2022. 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. This week's top 15 includes articles from 10 counties in New Jersey (Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean).

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Wasting Time" by The Vansaders

“Wasting Time,” the latest single from The Vansaders’ brand new album, “Caught in the Light,” is the Makin Waves Song of the Week.

MUSIC


  • Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...8/11/22
  • McLoone's Supper Club presents An Evening With Chris Pinnella
  • Kenny G’s The Miracles Holiday & Hits Tour 2022 Celebrates the Magic of the Season
  • The Sieminski Theater Announces Iconic Tribute Shows for Fall 2022 Lineup
  • Dear Mr. Morale: A Letter to Kendrick Lamar & the Big Steppers

    THEATRE


  • Exit 82 Theatre Company presents "Carrie, the Musical" this weekend
  • Two River Theater to put Single Tickets for 2022-23 Season on sale August 16th
  • The Artist Collective Troupe presents "Mary Poppins"
  • Phoenix Productions Presents "Evil Dead The Musical"
  • Bristol Riverside Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season

    FILM


  • 2022 Trenton Film Festival takes place August 26-28
  • What’s Filming In New Jersey: AMC’s The Walking Dead Spin-Off starring Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan
  • New indy film argues Alabama woman was wrongly convicted of murder
  • Fall 2022 New Jersey Film Festival Preview
  • M. Night Shyamalan Returned to South Jersey to Film "Knock at the Cabin"

    ART


  • Princeton University Art Museum Appoints Carolyn M. Laferrière as Assistant Curator of Ancient Mediterranean Art
  • Riverside Gallery presents "Purifying" - a Solo Exhibition by Jina Kwon
  • Arts Ed NJ Announces New Board Members and Names New Board Leadership
  • Genevieve Gaignard's New Exhibition at Rowan University Art Gallery Confronts Racial and Gender Stereotypes
  • Council for the Humanities Grant Will Support Upcoming NJ State Museum Project

    DANCE


  • American Repertory Ballet kicks off season with "Kaleidoscope" at NBPAC
  • Dance on the Lawn set for September 10th
  • Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater presents World Premiere of "The Lost Princess of Oz"
  • Jacob's Pillow - 90 Years Young
  • Talmi Entertainment Renames "Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker" In Solidarity With Ukraine; Announces Show in Sewell

    COMEDY


  • Ramapo College’s Berrie Center for the Arts Opens Season with Comedian Jonathan Burns
  • NJPAC presents Candice Guardino Italian's Bred
  • MPAC presents comedian Eric D'Alessandro
  • NJPAC presents comedian Jen Fulwiler
  • The Hopewell Theater presents Progressively Funny starring John Fugelsang & Friends

    COMMUNITY


  • EARTH Center Garden, Arts, and Music Festival to take place August 20th
  • Denville resident Ed Russick named MPAC’s Volunteer of the Month of August
  • Monmouth County Historical Commission seeks 2023 applicants for two history grants
  • New Brunswick Heart Festival Celebrates The Arts on Saturday
  • Registration Open for Mayo Performing Arts Center Fall Performing Arts School Classes



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    Storyfaces

    Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 10:00am
    Grunin Center
    1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
    category: kids

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    Storyfaces

    Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 12:00pm
    Grunin Center
    1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
    category: kids

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    Summer Family Thursdays & Fridays

    Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 10:00am
    Newark Museum of Art - Main Building
    49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
    category: kids

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    NMOA Summer Series | A Night of Jazz and Soul with Patience Higgins and the Sugar Hill Quartet

    Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 7:00pm
    Newark Museum of Art - The Garden
    49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
    category: music

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    The Who's Tommy

    Friday, August 12, 2022 @ 8:00pm
    Algonquin Arts Theatre
    60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
    category: theatre

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    Summer Family Thursdays & Fridays

    Friday, August 12, 2022 @ 10:00am
    Newark Museum of Art - Main Building
    49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
    category: kids

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    The Who's Tommy

    Saturday, August 13, 2022 @ 8:00pm
    Algonquin Arts Theatre
    60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
    category: theatre

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    NEW BRUNSWICK HEART FESTIVAL

    Saturday, August 13, 2022 @ 3:00pm
    Monument Square
    2 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    category: music

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    The Who's Tommy

    Sunday, August 14, 2022 @ 3:00pm
    Algonquin Arts Theatre
    60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
    category: theatre

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    FREE MOVIE TUESDAYS: ENCANTO

    Tuesday, August 16, 2022 @ 10:30am
    Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
    100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
    category: film

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