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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 03-02-21


Here are the articles published at New Jersey Stage for 03-02-21


WSOU'S Under The Stars Begins "Fall Out Boy Month"

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- “Under the Stars” is WSOU’s Pop-Punk/Emo/Post-Hardcore show. There is no band as prolific and defining to the pop-punk community as Fall Out Boy. They have paved a generation of emo kids and are still just as relevant in 2021 as they were during their breakout success in 2005. With the band turning 20 years old this year, Under the Stars honors the legacy of the band by highlighting them all month.


Danielle Durchslag Talks About Her Short Films Being Screened At NJ Jewish Film Festival

Danielle Durchslag is an artist and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. She has exhibited around the world, including solo exhibitions at Denny Gallery and Yale University. She has several short films being screened virtually in the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, which runs now through March 21.


Christian Sparacio Releases An Acoustic Version of "About Time" ft. telco

New Jersey artist Christian Sparacio has released an acoustic version of "About Time," ft. telco. Christian says that “doing the acoustic rendition of about time brings it back to its roots as an acoustic track, and it served as the perfect 1st collab with my friend telco.”


Westrick Music Academy Now Enrolling for Term 4 Virtual Music Classes

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Westrick Music Academy (WMA), home of Princeton Girlchoir and Princeton Boychoir, is currently enrolling students of all ages in a variety of music education classes, exploring new and engaging ways to build and strengthen musicianship skills.


NJ Farmers Cooperative Awarded Grant to Feed South Jersey's Hungry

(NORTH CAPE MAY, NJ) -- The New Jersey Farmers Cooperative (NJFC) has announced that it has been awarded an NJEDA grant to feed the hungry which will result in the distribution of 150,000 meals to food-insecure South Jersey residents. The New Jersey Farmers Cooperative will be partnering with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, The Branches Center of Rio Grande, and local school districts among others, to get these meals into the hands of those who need them most. NJEDA-approved restaurant partner Willow Creek Winery has stepped up to prepare the meals.


Spring Improv Class Is Online for Adults and Teens at Dreamcatcher

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, is offering a virtual improv class this spring for adults and teens aged 18 and up. The class will be held Monday  evenings from 7:30pm-9:30pm for eight weeks starting April 5 and ending May 24. The cost is $280.


The Postal Project: "Teaser and the Firecat" by Cat Stevens

A few years ago, my long-time postal worker retired.  Knowing that I wrote about music and had an online radio station, he surprised me one day by giving me a few hundred albums from his vinyl collection. It was a mix of releases from the late sixties, seventies, and early eighties - generally classic rock and folk music. After Hurricane Sandy he was downsizing and I was one to benefit.


A Virtual Artist Talk With Sadie Barnette on March 30

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- Artist Sadie Barnette delivers a free virtual lecture and Q&A on March 30, beginning at 6:00pm. Sponsored by the Zimmerli Art Museum and Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, this program is open to the public. This lecture is part of an ongoing series of programs related to the Zimmerli’s upcoming exhibition Angela Davis—Seize the Time, for which Barnette is developing a new installation. Barnette’s drawings, photography, and large-scale installations speak to the intersection of familial, cultural, and political history.


McCarter Theatre Center Presents “The Manic Monologues” Interactive Website

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- McCarter Theatre Center in association with Princeton University Health Services, The 24 Hour Plays® and Innovations in Socially Distant Performance, a project of the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton, will launch The Manic Monologues, a digital theatrical experience to disrupt stigma and spotlight a conversation about mental health. The free interactive website made its debut in mid-February.

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FEATURES

Danielle Durchslag Talks About Her Short Films Being Screened At NJ Jewish Film Festival

Danielle Durchslag is an artist and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. She has exhibited around the world, including solo exhibitions at Denny Gallery and Yale University. She has several short films being screened virtually in the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, which runs now through March 21.


The Postal Project: "Teaser and the Firecat" by Cat Stevens

A few years ago, my long-time postal worker retired.  Knowing that I wrote about music and had an online radio station, he surprised me one day by giving me a few hundred albums from his vinyl collection. It was a mix of releases from the late sixties, seventies, and early eighties - generally classic rock and folk music. After Hurricane Sandy he was downsizing and I was one to benefit.


"Bad Dates" at George Street Playhouse

We recently spoke with the family behind George Street Playhouse’s latest offering, “Bad Dates.” This one-woman show starring Broadway’s Andréa Burns was directed by her husband Peter Flynn, with cinematography by their son Hudson Flynn – a filmmaker and high school senior. The play, written by Theresa Rebeck, is a comedy about a single mom on the hunt for shoes, the perfect dress, and a romantic table for two at a great restaurant.


Andrèa Burns Talks About "Bad Dates" at George Street Playhouse

​​​​​​​Andrèa Burns sums up what she has just done by paraphrasing a Stephen Sondheim lyric: “We made a hat where there never was a hat.” By that, she means that she and the George Street Playhouse team have created a show for a pandemic audience in a form that has few if any precedents and no real definition.


2021 United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival Winners Announced!

2021 United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival Winners


“People Get Ready!” Spotlight on Vanilla Fudge’s Mark Stein

Mark Stein is well-known as a lead vocalist, keyboardist, composer, and arranger for the influential ‘60s-era psychedelic rock band, Vanilla Fudge. Spotlight Central recently caught up with Stein and asked him about his musical childhood, his rise to fame with Vanilla Fudge, his work with other celebrated musicians, in addition to what he’s been up to lately.


Winners of the Spring 2021 New Jersey Film Festival Announced!

New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2021 Winners. All the works that were part of the Spring 2021 New Jersey Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 466 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.


New Exhibits at Montclair Art Museum Reimagine Norman Rockwell and Spotlight Recent Acquisitions

Two new exhibits launched in February at the Montclair Art Museum, which is reopened to the public in a limited fashion due to the pandemic. “Fragile Freedoms: Maggie Meiners Revisits Rockwell” is an especially timely exhibit that reimagines the iconic work of Norman Rockwell through the eyes of modern America. Meanwhile, “New York To New Mexico: New Acquisitions” spotlights some of the museum’s acquisitions of American and Native American art in the past few years.


Makin Waves with Brian Erickson: Birds of Freedom

Not about to be stopped by a raging pandemic, Asbury Park singer-songwrtier-media personality Brian Erickson of The Extensions has released “Origami Birds,” his second solo record in only five months. The seven-song outing on North Jersey-based Mint 400 Records was recorded a decade ago while he was still in the late, great Paper Jets.


2021 United States Super 8 Film + DV Festival Filmmaker Q+A at the New Jersey Film Festival!

Here is the 2021 United States Super 8 Film + DV Festival Filmmaker Q+A with Out In The Sky Nobody Sleeps Director Edgar García Chávez, Narcisi Director Rebecca Lejić-Tiernan, New Mexico Death Wish Diatribe Director Georg Koszulinski, and Festival Director Al Nigrin

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COLUMNS

Radio Jersey Shows For Week Ending 02-27-21

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.


Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...2/25/21

"I've complained about it my whole life because I've got to spell it and spell it and spell it but it has served me well," said Nashville recording artist Brennen Leigh as she lamented her name's unique spelling.


Radio Jersey Shows For Week Ending 02-20-21

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.


Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...2/18/21

"We have our fourth album in the works and we're going to be releasing four songs from that as the first EP; the album is due out later this year as it's been in the works for a while but the EP we are aiming to have out by March or April. It is going to be called "Coalescence" and this first EP and the subsequent EPs will be volumes 1, 2 and 3. So, "Coalescence Volume 1" will be out; that's what we've agreed to," says Cold Weather Company keyboardist and vocalist Steve Shimchick as he and guitarist Brian Curry discussed the band, their upcoming multi-part release and more.


Radio Jersey Shows For Week Ending 02-13-21

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.


Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...2/11/21

"We just finished another record and we'd love to be out playing but that's not going to happen because everything is closed down. So, the record company is trying to promote the record which just shipped out on the fifteenth of January and they're doing the best they can and the publicists and all that to promote it. So, that's that; I know that's kind of dull but there is nothing going on because of COVID. We are lucky enough to have a label that's active, Carry On but yeah, most people are making music and then it's; what do I do with it now?"


Radio Jersey Shows For Week Ending 02-06-21

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.


Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...2/4/21

"I couldn't be better; well, I suppose I could be but I'm perfectly happy where I am," joked Walking Papers lead vocalist Jeff Angell as he discussed the release of "The Light Below;" the band's third album, their formation, assembling during a pandemic and more. 


Radio Jersey Shows For Week Ending 01-30-21

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.


Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...1/28/21

"It boils down to the songs; whether it's my song, "Way back When" or "Real Fine Day," a number of those songs really sound in the spirit of Firefall. So, we're really happy with it and really happy to hear that we accomplished sounding old and reminiscent of how great the music of the '70's was but also with our eyes on the future." 

MUSIC


  • WSOU'S Under The Stars Begins "Fall Out Boy Month"
  • Christian Sparacio Releases An Acoustic Version of "About Time" ft. telco
  • Westrick Music Academy Now Enrolling for Term 4 Virtual Music Classes
  • The Postal Project: "Teaser and the Firecat" by Cat Stevens
  • Marc Ribler Releases "Shattered"

    THEATRE


  • McCarter Theatre Center Presents “The Manic Monologues” Interactive Website
  • Broadway's Lisa Howard and Catherine Ashmore Bradley Join Spandex The Musical Along With Sound Designer Kai Harada
  • Black Box PAC Presents "The Pillowman"
  • "Bad Dates" at George Street Playhouse
  • Exit 82 Theatre Presents "Julia Caesar: A Play for Unprecedented Times"

    FILM


  • Danielle Durchslag Talks About Her Short Films Being Screened At NJ Jewish Film Festival
  • Montclair Film Welcomes Mike Sampson as New Director of Marketing
  • Center Players Presents An Evening of Short Films Online March 12
  • The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival Celebrates its 10th Anniversary With Virtual Festival February 27 to March 3
  • New York Stage and Film Commits $100,000 to Support Artists with NEXUS Initiative

    ART


  • A Virtual Artist Talk With Sadie Barnette on March 30
  • Phillips Mill Photo Committee Presents Online Member Show
  • GlassRoots Is Accepting Applications For The 2021 GlassRoots-Peters Valley Fellowship
  • Art+Feminism Lecture On March 24
  • RVCC’s 17th Annual Juried Student Art Show on Display Virtually

    DANCE


  • Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announces Dancers For "The Bridge" March 1-5
  • Grunin Center Presents Rhythm of the Dance Streaming Via On-Demand in March
  • Hear How Martha Graham Dance Company Innovates in a Pandemic
  • NJPAC Presents Screenings Of Dance Film by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater For Mother's Day
  • Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Receive $10K Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

    COMEDY


  • Spring Improv Class Is Online for Adults and Teens at Dreamcatcher
  • West Windsor Arts Council Unites Laughter with Art at March 13th Gala
  • Mike Marino To Perform In Red Bank On March 20th
  • Winter Improv Class Is Online for Adults and Teens at Dreamcatcher Rep

    COMMUNITY


  • NJ Farmers Cooperative Awarded Grant to Feed South Jersey's Hungry
  • Middlesex County celebrates Women’s History Month and more this March with a spectrum of arts & culture events
  • The Salvation Army receives generous donation of 3,000 brand new winter coats
  • Count Basie Center Accepting Submissions For Arts Madness and Arts Impact Scholarships & Awards
  • Over $2 million in Middlesex County Arts, History, and Historic Preservation & Capital Grants awarded for 2021

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