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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 04-23-19

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The Newton Theatre Presents The Machine

Paranormal Pride focuses on the Spirits of Asbury Park

Cameron Welch Receives One River's First Annual Emerging Artist Award

Public Invited to Create 'The Big Weave' at Olsen Park

Westminster Concert Bell Choir Presents “Come What May”



"Too Heavy For Your Pocket" To Close Out The Season At George Street Playhouse


Danny Coleman’s Rock On Radio Show To Celebrate 10th Anniversary At Asbury Hotel

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) —“Danny Coleman's Rock On Radio" will celebrate 10 years of covering the music scene with a 10th Anniversary Celebration Bash on April 24 at The Asbury Hotel located at 210 5th Avenue in Asbury Park, NJ.  The ...

Inside the 2019 Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival

Michael Nicholas Paras to Discuss His First Hoops Series at the Visual Arts Center of NJ

Centenary Stage Company’s Women Playwright Series Closes Out 2019 With "Across The Aisle"

2019 Asbury Park Music & Film Festival To Take Place April 25-28

Patty Smyth & Scandal To Perform At Levoy Theatre

"Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock 'N Roll" and "Clarence Clemons: Who Do You Think I Am?" Among Highlights of 2019 Asbury Park Music & Film Festival

Simone Dinnerstein To Join NJSO for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23

Centenary University's NEXTstage Repertory Presents "Avenue Q"

MPAC Presents Pilobolus: Come to Your Senses


Review: "The Belle of Amherst" at Two River Theater

Robert and Joan Rechnitz founded Two River Theater, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Their vision was “to produce exceptional professional theater, and to inspire young people and life-long learners as a center for education,” according to Managing Director Michael Hurst. The opening night performance of The Belle of Amherst was a fine exa ...

"Too Heavy For My Pocket" - A play about the civil rights movement at George Street

REVIEW: "Benny & Joon" at Paper Mill Playhouse

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn LIVE! at the Grunin Center

An Interview With Novelist and Playwright Ngugi wa Thiong’o

"All Fired Up!" Jim Messina and Poco LIVE! at the Scottish Rite Auditorium


Makin Waves with Taylor Tote

Taylor Tote chats about her new single and video, “Heart’s a Boomerang,” upcoming appearances at Jammin’ For Jaclyn and Makin Waves Fest, a national summer tour with Remember Jones and more! ...

Makin Waves Record of the Week: "Falling Behind" By Joker’s Republic

Makin Waves Scene Report with Will Wood, Green Knuckle Material, Dan Amato and more

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

PODCAST: 2 Guys From Jersey - Episode 74

New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 04-23-19

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Matt O'Ree: Back On The Road
The last five years have been a crazy time for Jersey bluesman Matt O’Ree.  He went on tour across Southeast Asia as a member of Bon Jovi in 2015 and was inducted into the NY/NJ Blues Hall of Fame the following year with Eryn Shewell. He released a record that included a guest appearance by Bruce Springsteen, headlined shows at The Stone Pony, and married Eryn forming the state’s preeminent power blues duo.

REVIEW: "Her Smell"
I’ve never been much of a fan of rock music, so the whole indie rock scene of the ‘90s passed me by. While I can’t say I’ve warmed to the music that era produced, I do find myself looking back at that time with a more appreciative gaze. It was a particularly fertile time for female rockers, with the likes of PJ Harvey, Courtney Love, and  Tanya Donnelly channelling a female perspective into a musical genre that had previously been dominated by men and refusing to sexualize themselves in the way today’s female stars seem compelled to.

Women Who Rock! An Interview With Meredith Ochs
“Rock and roll is built of fierce women,” writes Meredith Ochs in the introduction to her fascinating book, Rock-and-Roll Woman: The 50 Fiercest Female Rockers.  “Blues, jazz, R&B, and country artists who laid its groundwork.  Girl groups who projected a flashy, united front.  Counterculture singers who protested the establishment.  Punk rockers who democratized music-making.  Riot grrrls who politicized it.  And so many more.  They all subverted stereotypes and challenged expectations, whether they set out to or not.  Their rebellion is empowering and exponential.”

Rock on Radio with Danny Coleman Celebrates 10th Anniversary
There are many writers who contribute to New Jersey Stage, but one of the most dedicated is Danny Coleman.  He’s been penning a weekly column for us since the end of 2013.  In addition to writing, playing drums for several bands, and making award-winning chili, Coleman has been hosting a weekly radio show called “Rock on Radio” since April 26, 2009.  It currently airs every Sunday night at 7:00pm on

Featured Music Video: "You Caught Me" by Idle Wave
Our Featured Music Video for April is "You Caught Me" by Idle Wave.

April Is Haddonfield Sculpture Month
April is Haddonfield Sculpture Month:  Join the festivities each Saturday for free family fun.  Tour nearly 20 figurative and abstract sculptures, meet the artists, see previews and installations of new sculptures, shop at a Pop-Up DinoStore celebrating “Haddy,” our famous Hadrosaurus foulkii, dedication of the new “Ballerina” by Barry Woods Johnston, and more.  

REVIEW: "Ash Is Purest White"
There’s a moment in Orson Welles’ The Other Side of the Wind in which a critic accuses John Huston’s veteran director Jake Hanaford of borrowing from other filmmakers. “It’s alright to borrow from one another, what we must never do is borrow from ourselves,” is his sage-like response. I’m not sure I agree with Hanaford, as filmmakers often mature by returning to themes and ideas they explored earlier in their career, developing them with newfound experience. After all, if a carpenter makes the same chair every day for a year, chances are the last chair he fashions will be be more finely crafted than the first.

An Opportunity For McCarter
Michael Rosenberg talks about his first year and what Emily Mann’s retirement means for the company.

Bongo Boy TV - Issue 57
Each issue of NJ Stage Magazine contains the latest episode of Bongo Boy TV spotlighting great music videos from around the globe.

Makin Waves Record Roundup with Cold Weather Company, Karma Gambit, & Ezra Caspi
Bob Makin takes a look at the latest releases by with Cold Weather Company, Karma Gambi, and Ezra Caspi.

The Adventures of a Girl with a Pain in Her Brain
​​​​​​​Rhonda Musak is an actress and writer with an interesting autobiographical show entitled Rhonda Badonda: The Adventures of a Girl with a Pain in Her Brain.  In this show, her character (Rhonda Badonda) wants to function normally, but her brain has other ideas.

Makin Waves with The Bouncing Souls: 30 years of 'Crucial Moments'
Asbury Park-based The Bouncing Souls chat about the year-long celebration of their 30th anniversary with a new EP, book and world tour. 

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