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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 03-20-18

Here are the articles published at New Jersey Stage for 03-20-18 ...

Kean Stage Presents "Broadway’s Next H!t Musical"

ArtJam - Pop Up Art Gallery Runs In April

Bickford Theatre Presents Jerry Vezza and Grover Kemble

State Theatre NJ presents Patti LaBelle

NJ Rep Presents World Premiere of Chloe Hung's "Issei, He Say, (Or the Myth of the First)"



Demi Lovato To Perform At Newark's Prudential Center In March 2018

(NEWARK, NJ) --  Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum singer and songwriter Demi Lovato will head off on a North American tour in 2018 with special guest multi-platinum, hip-hop icon DJ Khaled.  The 20-city run kicks off February 26 and will include ...

Justin Timberlake To Perform at Prudential Center and MSG In March

Free Union County Women’s History Month Event Showcases World War I Centennial

Grunin Center Presents Rickie Lee Jones

10 Hairy Legs To Perform At Loree Dance Theatre

Interdisciplinary Artist Taji Ra’oof Nahl To Perform At MCCC Gallery

Centenary University Hosts Free Screening Of 37th Annual Black Maria Film Festival


Premier Violinist Sarah Chang LIVE! at Mayo PAC

It’s March 8, 2018 — the day after a powerful Nor’easter complete with thundersnow knocked out power lines and left Morristown, NJ, with over a foot of snow! ...

REVIEW: “Trying” at George Street Playhouse

“Beautiful — Like Christmas!” Pat Metheny and Steve Swallow LIVE! at the Newton Theatre

Around Jersey: Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin at BergenPAC

“Those Oldies But Goodies!” Pop, Rock and Doo Wopp LIVE! at The Strand Lakewood

Tommy Strazza Wants You To Sound Great


Makin Waves with Deal Casino

While readying their fourth EP and second LP for spring and then eventual release, Deal Casino will hone the material live on Wednesdays at a residency at Langosta Lounge in their base of Asbury Park. They also will perform March 16 at Asbury Park Brewery with Modern Chemistry and March 31 at the Makin Waves 30th Anniversary Party at the Wonder Bar with Williams Honor, The Vansaders, The Upstag ...

Makin Waves Record of the Week: Joe Petillo’s "Long Journey Home"

Makin Waves with The Wooden Soldiers

ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...3/15/18

Jeff Crespi Rocks the Shore - Mar 16, 2018

PODCAST: 2 Guys From Jersey - Episode 24

New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 03-20-18

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Tom Richards Fights On
You won’t find Tom Richards’ name in many history books.  His bands from The Slices to The Baby Seal Club never had a Top Ten record.  He describes himself as a musician’s musician - a guy who has been a professional for decades and one working on his first ever solo album.  It’s more than just something he hopes to put out into the world.  This is more than just a statement from an artist.  This is his chance to leave something for the world to remember. Tom is dying of cancer.

REVIEW: The Endless
Moorhead and Benson isn’t an accountancy firm, as the moniker might suggest. Together, the writing/directing/acting duo of Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson have formed one of the most fascinating filmmaking forces to emerge over the last decade. The pair gained much acclaim for their second film, 2014’s Spring. A Lovecraft meets Linklater hybrid in which a young American falls for a mysterious Italian girl who is secretly a tentacled creature feeding off tourists, it’s one of the most romantic movies to ever come out of the horror genre.

Boy Sees Flying Saucer: An Interview with Playwright Mike Czuba
The Growing Stage presents the World Premiere of Boy Sees Flying Saucer from March 9th through March 25th. The play, written by Mike Czuba and based on the true and original story by Brian Dorscht, was the winner of the theatre’s 2017 New Play-Reading Festival.  The production is directed by Danny Campos, veteran actor and teaching artist at The Growing Stage.

Death of an Umbrella Salesman
A door to door salesman is likely among the worst jobs one can imagine.   Images come to mind of middle-aged men in cheap suits attempting to clean rugs soiled by a handful of dirt with a shiny, new vacuum or a bookish fellow hawking encyclopedias.  But imagine an even stranger product sold door to door like an umbrella.  That’s what Stanley Grimp faces in Death of An Umbrella Salesman by Jersey Shore filmmaker Steve Herold.

Featured Music Video: "Day Zero" by Dinosaur Eyelids
This month's featured music video is "Day Zero" by Dinosaur Eyelids.

Bongo Boy TV - February 2018
Each issue of New Jersey Stage magazine contains an episode of Bongo Boy TV showcasing music videos from around the world.

Theatre Preview: March 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: Golden Exits
With its middle class New York milieu and a jazz inflected score by Keegan DeWitt, Alex Ross Perry’s Golden Exits may draw simplistic comparisons with Woody Allen, but the filmmaker whose work it evokes most is Alan Rudolph. In Rudolph’s best films - Welcome to L.A.; Remember My Name; Trouble in Mind; Choose Me - the intersecting lives of a group of people are thrown into turmoil by the arrival of an outsider.

The Story of Crossfire Choir
Crossfire Choir is a band that began in South Florida in the 80s with Jay Pounders, Eddie Freeze, Brad Peet, and Dennis Ambrose.  The band moved up north, settling in New Jersey, and became part of the New York City CBGB scene as well as one of the most popular bands in New Brunswick.

The United States of Russia
Rutgers alum, Ben Rosenfeld released his third comedy album in January.  Entitled, The United States of Russia, the album was released by Comedy Dynamics and continues the Russia born, American raised comedian’s style of mixing tales of his immigrant parents and outsider childhood with topics ranging from millennials, terrorism, politics, and adjusting to life as a newlywed.  We caught up with Ben to talk about the album.

Feast Your Ears
It’s hard to explain just how powerful the movement of free form progressive FM radio truly was.  When it emerged in the 1960s, it was unlike anything anybody had ever heard.  Instead of listening to the same five hit songs over and over again, you might hear five straight songs about rain or five songs that featured the same guitarists in different bands.  There were no playlists, no corporations in charge, only DJs.

INSIDE MUSIC: Hit Songs Inspired by Dreams
Don’t discount the value of dreams to your conscious life  –  and livelihood.  Dreams have served Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Johnny Cash, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Taylor Swift, and hundreds of other songwriters well.

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Event calendar
Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018

ELVANA @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

BORGATA COMEDY CLUB @ The Music Box @ Borgata Casino Hotel, Atlantic City - 9:00pm

Auditions: "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" @ Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, Budd Lake - 7:30pm

The Pierce Sessions @ Pierce Memorial Presbyterian Church, Farmingdale - 7:30pm

OnStage at Stevens An Evening of Irish Music @ DeBaun Auditorium, Stevens Institute of Technology , Hoboken - 8:00pm

Trying @ George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick - 8:00pm

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

The Denver Jazz Club Youth All Stars @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 7:30pm

WORLD CINEMA SERIES: MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 7:30pm

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