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Makin Waves with Franke Previte & Lisa Sherman: Having the time of their lives

By Bob Makin


 
Makin Waves Record of the Week: "Standstill" by The Vansaders


Makin Waves Scene Report with Light of Day Winterfest, Windows of Understanding, The Brighton Bar and more


New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 01-24-19


New Jersey Film Festival Premieres Zack Morrison’s Musical Comedy Everything’s Fine: A Panic Attack in D Major on Sunday, January 27, 2019.

By Al Nigrin

Black Maria Film Festival To Kick Off 38th Annual Tour On February 9


PODCAST: 2 Guys From Jersey - Episode 66


The Church To Perform At White Eagle Hall





 

EVENTS HAPPENING TODAY

NJPAC Presents PBS Kids Live!

American Theater Group Presents "Tell Them I’m Still Young" at SOPAC

American Theater Group Announces Full Cast & Creative For "Tell Them I'm Still Young"

Mayo Presents Josh Gates, Host of Travel Channel's Expedition Unknown

D&R Greenway Land Trust Hosts Author of "In The Company of Trees"

Black Box PAC Presents "Significant Other"

Mungion To Perform At The Stone Pony


EVENTS THIS WEEK

The Newton Theatre Presents Gaelic Storm

(NEWTON, NJ) -- After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm, the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band, is looking sharper than ever with their latest release, Matching Sweaters. The new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, crea ...

 
Daniil Trifonov performs Schumann's Piano Concerto in NJSO debut

Mayo Presents Tusk & Eaglemania

Outpost In The Burbs Presents Lissie

State Theatre New Jersey Presents Dancing with the Stars: Live!

The Lords of 52nd Street To Perform At The Newton Theatre

NJPAC Presents Candice Guardino: Italian Bred

UCPAC Presents SOLE Defined

Mayo Presents The Magic of Adam Trent

Art House Productions Presents 13th Annual Snow Ball Gala


FEATURES

New Jersey Film Festival Premieres Zack Morrison’s Musical Comedy Everything’s Fine: A Panic Attack in D Major on Sunday, January 27, 2019.


Zack Morrison’s musical comedy Everything’s Fine: A Panic Attack in D Major Premieres at the New Jersey Film Festival on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Rutgers University. ...

 
Here We Are: An Interview With David Bellarosa


"He's Withstood the Test of Time" Aaron Neville LIVE! at SOPAC


REVIEW: "The Wild Pear Tree"


Mimi Vang Olsen: Pet Portraitist


How They Got Over: An Interview With Robert Clem



COLUMNS

Makin Waves with Franke Previte & Lisa Sherman: Having the time of their lives


The talented Jersey Shore couple Franke Previte and Lisa Sherman once again have joined forces on the new production “Calling All Divas,” the musical tale of how an audition turns into a singing group that’s “stronger together.” Co-produced by Previte, an Oscar winner for “Dirty Dancing,” and starring Sherman, star of Broadway revi ...

 
Makin Waves Record of the Week: "Standstill" by The Vansaders


Makin Waves Scene Report with Light of Day Winterfest, Windows of Understanding, The Brighton Bar and more


ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...1/17/19


PODCAST: 2 Guys From Jersey - Episode 66


New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 01-24-19



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!

Talking About Revolutions: an interview with Experiment 34's Matthew Makin
Politics have leaked into everything, and a lot of toxic ideas have been normalized into daily discourse. It’s gotten so bad, many individuals had to radically rethink their just-passed holiday plans for fear of ruining them with interfamily fighting.

Here We Are: An Interview With David Bellarosa
David Bellarosa is a filmmaker from New Jersey currently living in Austin, Texas.  His first feature film, Here We Are, is a terrific coming of age story about a writer that finds himself seemingly trapped, broke, and stuck in Austin. Unlike typical slacker films, this is one of hope.

REVIEW: "The Wild Pear Tree"
Writer/director Nuri Bilge Ceylan follows up his 2014 Palme d’Or winner Winter Sleep with another lengthy drama set in rural Turkey. And as with his previous film, The Wild Pear Tree gives us a protagonist who considers himself the intellectual and moral superior of the residents of a town he wishes to “drop an atom bomb on.”

Mimi Vang Olsen: Pet Portraitist
Within two minutes, I knew I wanted to write about Mimi Vang Olsen: Pet Portraitist.  It’s a wonderful film - just over a half hour long - that chronicles the last West Village painter with her own storefront as she enters the lives of several eccentric clients and immortalizes their pets.  

How They Got Over: An Interview With Robert Clem
Robert Clem’s How They Got Over: Gospel Quartets and the Road to Rock and Roll shows how black quartets began traveling in the 1920s as radio and records became popular.   Young black men with few ways to escape poverty saw music as a way out, traveling the “chittlin’ circuit” of churches, schools and small auditoriums across the South.   Beginning with spirituals sung in an acapella “jubilee’ style, playing to all-black audiences, these groups developed over time a harder, often blues-influenced style with guitars, drums, organ and piano, playing at concert halls like the Apollo Theatre and large auditoriums across the country.   

Featured Music Video: "Kiss The Bottle" by The Vansaders
Our featured music video of the month is by The Vansaders.

Bongo Boy TV - Issue 55
Each issue of NJ Stage Magazine contains the latest episode of Bongo Boy TV.

REVIEW: "Glass"
When M. Night Shyamalan followed up his breakout 1999 hit The Sixth Sense with 2000’s Unbreakable, audiences were largely unsure what to make of this slow-burning movie about finding strength in survival. Arriving just before 9/11 and the rise of the superhero movie, Unbreakable was a film ahead of its time, predicting as it did with its villain - Samuel L. Jackson’s embittered, wheelchair bound Mister Glass - the threat that would rise in the early 21st century from entitled men obsessed with books (be they comics or religious texts) and striking out at a world they believe has left them behind.

Makin Waves Record Roundup with Rachel Ana Dobken, Jackson Pines and Bulletproof Belv
Bob Makin takes a look at recent releases by Rachel Ana Dobken, Jackson Pines and Bulletproof Belv.

Laiona Michelle Talks About "Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical"
This might be the right time for Nina Simone—15 years after her death. That’s what Laiona Michelle thinks, and, in a way, Michelle will be testing that idea by bringing the singer-activist to life in a world-premiere musical show at George Street Playhouse. Michelle wrote the show—“Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical”—and she will appear in the title role at the New Brunswick theater from January 29 through February 24.

Emily Mann To Retire As McCarter Theatre's Artistic Director Following 2019-2020 Season
(PRINCETON, NJ) -- In an email sent to McCarter Theatre Center subscribers on January 11, 2019, Reginald M. Browne, Interim President, McCarter Board of Trustees delivered the news that Emily Mann would be retiring from her position as Artistic Director following the 2019-2020 season.  Mann has served as the company's Artistic Director and Resident Playwright since 1990.

New Jersey Film Festival: Spring 2019 - First 2 Weeks Preview
The New Jersey Film Festival - Spring 2019 takes place between January 25 and March 1, 2019 on the Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick. Showcasing new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals, and cutting-edge documentaries, the festival features over 35 film screenings. Here is a preview of the first two weeks of the festival. For the full schedule visit www.njfilmfest.com





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Event calendar
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019


THEATRE
"Apple Season" by E.M. Lewis @ New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch - 8:00pm

American Theater Group: Tell Them I’m Still Young @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 7:30pm


Some Girl(s) @ Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair, Upper Montclair - 8:00pm


MISC

Josh Gates Live! @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 7:30pm

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