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Makin Waves with Honah Lee

By Bob Makin

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

The Walsh Gallery Presents "Seeing Red"

The 4th Annual New Jersey Taco Festival

Old Library Theatre Presents "Bat Boy"

Dr. Katz, The Audiobook

Premiere Stages To Present Brick City



Monmouth Museum’s NJ Emerging Artists Series presents Michael P. Short: Intentional Drift

(LINCROFT, NJ) -- Michael P. Short will be a featured artist in Monmouth Museum’s New Jersey Emerging Artists Series, on exhibit at the Museum from August 17 – September 16, 2018. Short is a Monmouth Beach, New Jersey based artist w ...

Kenny Chesney To Perform At MetLife Stadium In August 2018

Inside The 8th Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival

New Jersey Devils to Host 3rd Annual Devils Beach Bash

Revolution Rewind To Play Middletown Arts Center

JC Wave Fest To Feature Diverse Mix of Jersey City Music

The Beach Boys Return To Ocean Grove


80's Tribute Band Almost Journey Rocks iPlay America

I never in a million years would have thought about iPlay America in Freehold as being an event venue. To me, it's a place to ride bumper cars, have kids' birthday parties and play video games. Never been there. ...

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

Classical Guitarists Alex and Wesley Park LIVE! at The Great Auditorium

Some Strings Attached - Behind The Scenes With Paper Moon Puppet Theatre

Get Cozy at Boniello's

Big Menu at Bocca Coal Fired Bistro


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 08-16-18

NJ Stage Magazine
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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: - 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. 

REVIEW: "When I Sing"
Most of the world learned of Linda Chorney in 2012 when her name was listed as one of the Grammy nominees for Best Americana Album. Her film, When I Sing, not only follows her rise from obscurity to the Grammy Awards, it goes much further.  It’s a love story between a die hard Red Sox fan and a Yankees fan; a spotlight on how indie artists survive on the road; and a deeply, revealing portrait of how the media and the music industry turned what could have been a wonderful Cinderella story into a very hurtful experience.

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Event calendar
Thursday, Aug 16, 2018


BILLY CURRINGTON @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 5:00pm

CAT'S DEN @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

Sparta @ Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park - 9:00pm


The Accidentals / Tara Dente @ Belmar Beach (5th Avenue), Belmar - 7:00pm

HAIR in Concert @ Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal Park - 8:00pm

Dance Party with Louis Prima, Jr. and The Witnesses @ Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, Morristown - 7:30pm

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Frankie Negrón @ Chambers Plaza @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 5:00pm

Welch-Ledbetter Connection @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm


Saturday Night Fever @ Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven - 2:00pm and 8:00pm

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

Fern Hill @ New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch - 8:00pm


The Yogis of Tibet - FREE Screening @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 7:00pm

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