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Atlantic City Ready To Rock Again As Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Announces Shows


(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- Hard Rock International Chairman & CEO, Jim Allen, announced the Grand Opening date for the highly-anticipated Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on April 19th. This announcement included a star-studded entertainment lineup with more than 50 shows and events.  This unprecedented event will create sound waves for the c ...

 
Key Moments From the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival To Be Livestreamed


D&R Greenway Presents Poetry of Migration


Morris Museum Puts Curious Characters On Display

By Jesse & Dave, JerseyArts.com

Westfield Hops To Take Place On April 28


John Colianni Sextet To Hold CD Release At Trumpets Jazz Club





 

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias To Return To NJPAC

(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias on Saturday, April 21, 2018 with performancs at 7:00pm and 10:00pm. In recent years, Iglesias has become one of America’s most successful stand-up artists, performing to sold-out au ...

 
Theater to Go at Kelsey Theatre presents A Special Interactive Screening of Disney's "The Little Mermaid"

Jeremy Camp To Perform At Mayo PAC with Special Guest Micah Tyler

Carl Palmer To Bring ELP Legacy To Woodbridge

The Theater Project Presents "Exit Pursued By A Bear"

Theater to Go to Present Interactive Movie Party of Disney's ‘Little Mermaid’

The Company Theatre Group To Present "The Underpants"


FEATURES

Puccini's Last Opera Makes Its First Appearance At Verismo Opera


My boss, the CEO of OPERA America, has a favorite “first question.” Every time he interviews an opera creator, artist, board member or business partner, he asks them, “What is the first opera you saw? Who took you?” ...

 
“The Soundtrack of My Life” America LIVE! at BergenPAC


The Sting Delivers A Bumpy Con, But A Cool Song-And-Dance


“All I Can Say is WOW!” Daughtry LIVE! at BergenPAC


REVIEW: "The Sting" at Paper Mill Playhouse


“She’s an Inspiration!” Chrissy Metz’s “This is Me” Tour LIVE! at Toms River’s Grunin Center



COLUMNS

Makin Waves with Brian Fallon


Brian Fallon talks about this new solo records, “Sleepwalkers,” his upcoming reunion with The Gaslight Anthem, and his appreciation for his appreciation for New Jersey. ...

 
Makin Waves Record of the Week: Yawn Mower's "Could Eat, Would Sleep"


Makin Waves with Chris Pierce


ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...4/19/18


Jeff Crespi Rocks the Shore - Apr 12, 2018


PODCAST: 2 Guys From Jersey - Episode 29


New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 04-19-18



MAGAZINE
NJ Stage Magazine
The latest issue of New Jersey Stage magazine is available for free at www.NJArtsMag.com. This is not a website, not a blog - it's an actual magazine with pages that turn! It is designed to be readable on any SmartPhone, tablet, or PC.

Experience the arts in a new way!

The Magic Man In The Studio
Steve Greenwell doesn’t care if your demos are polished.  In fact, he doesn’t expect them to be.  He doesn’t care if you’ve sold millions of records or haven’t sold a single one.  He’s worked with everyone from Grammy Award winners to indie artists just starting out.  For him, it’s all about the artist.  If he believes you have what it takes, he will work with you and bring out the best in you. He’s done it time and time again.

REVIEW: "Unsane"
“Your phone is your worst enemy!” So advises a cameoing Matt Damon’s cop to Claire Foy’s stalking victim in Steven Soderbergh’s Unsane. The line plays like an in-joke on Soderbergh’s part, as the film itself was shot using iPhones, not for budgetary reasons, but because the director/cinematographer, who has experimented with developing technology throughout his career, shot his thriller in relative secrecy on a tight schedule, the ease of the device allowing him to quickly transition between camera set-ups and save hours of production downtime.

The Making Of A Broadway Musical
It all starts with the lyric hook.  That’s one of the central building blocks behind the dynamic musical theatre team of Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann.  

So You Want To Be A Comedian?
“I feel I have the kind of life where people think I’m making things up all of the time, but weirdness is kind of attracted to me,” said Jess Alaimo, a comedian from Monmouth County.  “So, I just go with whatever happens to me.”

The Who's Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry
Forty-five years after its original release, The Who’s Tommy will be performed as a full-length bluegrass tribute at The Grunin Center for the Arts in Toms River on Friday, April 13 at 8:00pm.  The band bringing this legendary classic rock story to a bluegrass tint is The Hillbenders from Springfield, MO.

Featured Music Video: "Empty Passenger Seats" by Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son
This month's Featured Music Video is "Empty Passenger Seats" by Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son

Theatre Preview: April 2018
Each month, New Jersey Stage provides a special advertising section promoting plays hitting stages around the Garden State. Make sure to add your plays to the event calendar to have them seen by thousands.  Event listings are always free.

REVIEW: "Sweet Country"
Along with its vast acres of formidable and inhospitable terrain, Australia shares a similar colonial past with the United States, with its native aboriginal population historically treated almost as badly by its white invaders as Native Americans and African slaves were by the Europeans who arrogantly claimed the land to their west for themselves. As such, Australia has proven itself the only country outside North America that can convincingly pull off westerns set in its own past.

An Interview With EmiSunshine
​​​​​​​EmiSunshine was only nine years old when a video captured her performing Jimmie Rodgers’ “Blue Yodel No. 6” at a flea market in Tennessee and went viral.  This led to an invitation to “The Today Show” that introduced her to the world.  Since then, she has released several albums featuring songs steeped in the sounds of Appalachia.  It’s rootsy, Americana music, that has found airplay far beyond traditional country radio stations.

So, You've Made A Video... Now What?
“Hey, I think we might have a video for you,” a woman from Lost Highway Records said in a phone call to Andy Gesner in January 2003.

INSIDE MUSIC: Musician life before Facebook - Part 1
Credit is due Facebook for changing the way we communicate with our peers, our fans, prospective audiences and prospective employers, making musicians’ lives easier. 





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Event calendar
Friday, Apr 20, 2018

420 BASH @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

420 TRIBUTE FEST @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

The Suffers @ House of Independents, Asbury Park - 8:00pm

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark @ Dover Little Theatre, Dover - 8:00pm

TODD RUNDGREN’S UTOPIA @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci @ The College of New Jersey - Kendall Hall Theatre, Ewing - 8:00pm

Digitour Arctic Lights @ iPlay America, Freehold - 3:30pm

Hitlers Tasters @ Centenary Stage Company - Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, Hackettstown - 8:00pm

Calendar Girls @ Somerset Valley Playhouse, Hillsborough - 8:00pm

Universal Rebel: Intersections of Grace @ Cathedral Arts Live, Jersey City - 7:00pm

The Sting @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 8:00pm

Disney’s My Son Pinocchio, Jr. @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 8:00pm

Folk Project Special Concert - Doolin' @ Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, Morristown - 7:30pm

WILD KRATTS LIVE! @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 6:30pm






Mcgegan Conducts Beethoven and Mendelssohn @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 8:00pm

NJPAC Stage Exchange: A new play by Stephen Fredericks @ The Chase Room @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 7:00pm

Eaglemania @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 8:00pm

Bakersfield Mist, a play by Stephen Sachs @ West Windsor Arts Center, Princeton Junction - 8:00pm

2018 NEW JERSEY GOLDEN GLOVES NOVICE @ Mainstage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 7:30pm

Annie @ Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank - 8:00pm

The Young King @ Two River Theater , Red Bank - 10:00am

JIMMY KENNY AND THE PIRATE BEACH BAND @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville - 7:30pm

Seton Hall University Theatre ERNEST IN LOVE @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 8:00pm


Griller @ Black Box PAC, Teaneck - 8:00pm

Ellis Paul (Tod Pronto Opening) @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm

My Wonderful Day by Alan Ayckbourn @ Shea Center Auditorium at William Paterson University (WP Presents), Wayne - 11:00am and 7:00pm

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