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Mile Square Theatre Presents "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"


(HOBOKEN, NJ) -- Mile Square Theatre continues its 2018 season with Christopher Durang’s hilarious comedy about love, life and family, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Durang drops a mixed bag of Chekhovian characters in contemporary Bucks County in this comic tour-de-force. Relentlessly silly and smart, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike deservedly ...

 
Bum Rogers Crabhouse & Tavern No Bummer

By Lisa Annitti

Appleseed Recordings Celebrates 21st Anniversary With Historic Triple Album


White Eagle Hall Presents Mason Jennings


Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County Presents First Ever Celebration Of The Performing Arts


Nickelodeon's Double Dare Live Comes To NJPAC





 

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Legendary French Violinist Jean Luc Ponty To Perform At The Newton Theatre

(NEWTON, NJ) -- Legendary French violinist Jean Luc Ponty and his band are on tour in the United States and will perform at The Newton Theatre on Thursday, August 23.  Jean Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of the violin in the arena of j ...

 
Jim Andralis and the Syntonics To Perform at Palette ArtSpace

JCTC FILM Premiers DEKA-LOG, New Series Depicting Contemporary Urban Life

The 2018 New Jersey Uke Fest

The Wellmont Theater Presents Chris Isaak

Mayo Presents Wayne Brady On August 25

Billy Hector To Celebrate Release Of "Some Day Baby" With CD Release Show At Wonder Bar


FEATURES

Bum Rogers Crabhouse & Tavern No Bummer


Normally when I go to a new restaurant to eat and review, I follow them on Instagram for a while first. This time I did some due diligence and asked around to individuals that have beach houses in the Toms River area. I had a hard time finding restaurants that served alcohol in Toms River. Most were BYOBs. We didn’t want a BYOB that night. I decided to search surrounding towns. Whi ...

 
Let’s Hang On’s Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons LIVE! at The Strand


REVIEW: "Fern Hill" at NJ Rep


Fossils And Boomers At Morris Museum


80's Tribute Band Almost Journey Rocks iPlay America


The Great Rock N Roll Time Machine LIVE! at Toms River’s Grunin Center



COLUMNS

Makin Waves with Honah Lee


The great Trenton band Honah Lee are celebrating their 10th anniversary on Aug. 18 with a video shoot for the new tune, “You Never Know,” and a party at Mill Hill Basement with fellow Trenton rockers The Cryptkeeper Five, New York City’s Statues of Liberty, and GTG label mates The Plurals. ...

 
Makin Waves Record of the Week: "Beach Karma" by Sonic Blume


Makin Waves with Bulletproof Belv & Matty Carlock, Drew the Recluse & The Cold Seas, Murdock & Cook Thugless and more



ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...8/16/18


PODCAST: 2 Guys From Jersey - Episode 45


New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 08-21-18



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!

Bruce Tunkel Finds His Creative Groove
What does an artist do when he finds himself in one of the most prolific phases of his career, but the songs don’t seem to go together?  When he knows there are more than enough songs to create an album, but it just doesn’t feel like an album?

REVIEW: "Skyscraper"
Over the last half century, the concept of blockbuster spectacle has flipped on its head. In the 1960s, big budget spectacle meant Steve McQueen jumping over a barbed wire fence on a motorcycle without the aid of a stunt double, or Julie Andrews screaming her lungs out on a Swiss mountainside. Science fiction was relegated to Saturday morning screenings of b-movies, which parents would use to relieve themselves of their tykes while they went shopping. George Lucas  changed all that a decade later, and now sci-fi and fantasy dominates the multiplex, while the only movies featuring practical stunts are those low budget straight to VOD action movies designed to showcase the athleticism of former MMA fighters.

Deconstructing The Myths Of Bruce Springsteen
When Bruce Springsteen was about to release his debut album, the record company wanted him to say he was from New York City, but he refused.  It’s somewhat ironic that over 40 years later, he has turned a legendary Broadway theatre into his home five nights a week with Springsteen on Broadway - a show that has performed in front of over 150,000 people and grossed more than $75 million since making its debut on October 12, 2017 after several preview performances. 

Passion & Discipline: A profile of Corey Landolt, Washington Ballet
Corey Landolt is in his ninth season with The Washington Ballet.  The New Jersey native grew up on the border of Voorhees and West Berlin, and first studied at the Academy of Ballet in Berlin, New Jersey under David Gallagher.  His interest in ballet began when he was about five years old and saw his sister performing in The Nutcracker.

From Brooklyn To Around The World
Jersey native Anthony D’Amato is one of our favorite artists. His music has taken him around the world and when we saw some of his photographs, we asked if we could run them in the magazine. All of the photos shown here are available as fine art prints from his website: www.anthonydamatomusic.com/photography/ - visit our magazine version for several more photos from Anthony.

Featured Music Video: "A Little Crazy" by Nicole Atkins
The Featured Music Video of the Month is "A Little Crazy" by Nicole Atkins.

Bongo Boy TV - Issue 49
Each issue of NJ Stage Magazine includes the latest episode of Bongo Boy TV showcasing great music videos from around the world.

REVIEW: "BlacKkKlansman"
Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman isn’t a remake of Ted V. Mikels’ infamous 1966 grindhouse staple. Rather it’s based on true events (“Dis joint is based on some fo’ real, fo’ real shit,” reads the title card, because Lee is apparently a 12-year-old boy), the story of how rookie cop Ron Stallworth (played here in a star-making turn from John David Washington, son of Denzel) became a member of the Ku Klux Klan in 1978, despite being an African-American.

15 World Premiere Plays
New Jersey may be a short ride to Broadway, but its home to great theatre as well.  In addition to wonderful revivals and productions of recent Broadway and Off-Broadway hits, the state offers audiences the first chance to see many plays each year.  The 2018-19 season lineups for many theatres have been announced and here are 15 World Premieres taking place in New Jersey that caught our eye.

S0F Makes Her Move
This is an exciting time for Sofia Khorosh, a singer-songwriter who performs under the stage name S0F. She recently graduated from Rowan University and on July 10th announced her next big move - one that immediately caught our eye.

Can Camden Turn Lemons Into Lemonade?
On July 18, the City of Camden was named as one of the 14 finalists for the 2018 Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Public Art Challenge. The Challenge encourages mayors to partner with artists, elevating the value of including the creative sector when developing solutions to significant urban issues. The program supports temporary public art projects that celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private collaborations, and strengthen local economies.

Makin Waves Record Roundup with Eryn, Crazy & The Brains, Ropetree, and RocknRoll Hi-Fives
Bob Makin and Makin Waves takes a look at recent releases by Eryn, Crazy & The Brains, Ropetree, and RocknRoll Hi-Fives.

INSIDE MUSIC: What if you could improve the sound of your voice almost instantly?
There’s an abundance of tech gear and gadgets on the market for instrumentalists to alter their sound, but there are few options for singers and speakers. Here is one that I and my students have used to great effect. 





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Event calendar
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018


MUSIC

New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Chorus Auditions @ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Emerson - 6:30pm

Allah-Las @ Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

CIRCLES AROUND THE SUN @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 8:00pm

STASIS @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

Victor Wainwright & The Train @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm


THEATRE

Saturday Night Fever @ Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven - 8:00pm

The Lion In Winter @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 8:00pm

Shakespeare in the Park' Twelfth Night & Macbeth @ Englewood Library, Englewood - 6:30pm







FILM

The Greatest Showman @ Englewood Public Library, Englewood - 7:00pm

FREE SUMMER MOVIE: COCO @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 10:30am and 7:30pm

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