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"Great Music!" Tavares and Harold Melvin's Blue Notes LIVE! at the Strand Theater

By Spotlight Central

The music of the 1970s is alive and well this Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Lakewood, NJ’s Strand Theater with a concert by the ’70’s R&B and soul groups Tavares and Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes! ...

 
Jann Klose and The Voice's Josett Diaz To Perform At Ethical Brew To Benefit A Cause Close To Home


Kevin Smith's "Silent But Deadly" Comedy Special Released By Comedy Dynamics


Jersey Legend David Sancious Starts PledgeMusic Campaign For New Album


Center Players Presents "The Emperor's New Duds"


Jersey City Arts Council Announces The Launch of 14C Art Fair





 

EVENTS HAPPENING TODAY
Violinist Rachel Barton Pine Plays Paganini with the PSO On November 18

East Brunswick Historical Society to Host Talk on Central Jersey's Crime of the Century

Two Jersey Dance Companies To Get "Up Close & Personal" at White Eagle Hall

Guitarist Charlie Apicella Leads a Trio At NJ Jazz Society's November Social in Madison

Westminster Jubilee Singers Presents "Examine Me"

The Jersey Shore Music Scene To Celebrate The Life Of Bob Colyard On November 18

New Jersey Youth Symphony Chamber Music Concert In Chatham On November 18

New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble To Perform The Nutcracker On Sunday



EVENTS THIS WEEK

CivicStory To Present "News and Democracy" Forum In Summit On November 19th

(SUMMIT, NJ) --  Four multimedia news leaders will debate the civic purposes of journalism in a free public forum on Monday, November 19 at 7:30 pm, in Summit.  Entitled "News and Democracy," the forum is presented by CivicStory, ...

 
Rowan Percussionists and Dancers To Share The Stage

John Eddie To Perform A Free Concert At Hard Rock Casino & Hotel On Thanksgiving Eve

NJSO presents Star Wars: A New Hope in concert on Thanksgiving weekend

Two River Theater Presents "Journey To Oz: A Wizard of Oz Story"

Centenary Stage presents "Annie"

East Lynne Theater Company presents "O. Henry's Christmas Tales"

Mayo Presents The Wizards Of Winter

SOPAC Present Vivian Green

AC Ballet Kicks Off The 2018 Holiday Season With It’s A Shore Holiday


FEATURES

"Great Music!" Tavares and Harold Melvin's Blue Notes LIVE! at the Strand Theater


The music of the 1970s is alive and well this Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Lakewood, NJ’s Strand Theater with a concert by the ’70’s R&B and soul groups Tavares and Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes! ...

 
Broadway’s Mandy Gonzalez LIVE! at Toms River’s Grunin Center


"The Spitfire Grill" and Caitlin Geisser Return To Their Roots


"An Amazing Musical Genius!" Brian Wilson LIVE! at the State Theatre


Jazz Saxophonist Don Braden LIVE! at Toms River’s Grunin Center


Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, The Classics IV, and The Brooklyn Bridge LIVE! at The Strand, Lakewood



COLUMNS

Makin Waves with Sonic Blume: "No One Should Have to be Hungry"


Age-defying success of teenage Sonic Blume continues with shows Nov. 16 at Asbury Park Yacht Club, Dec. 22 at House of Independents, a forthcoming video, a slew of singles in the New Year to follow two well-received EPs, and a debut LP hopefully by summer! ...

 
Makin Waves Scene Report with PRINDIE Film Fest, Food for Thought, Freaky Mutant Weirdo Variety show and more


Makin Waves Record of the Week: "LLC" by Deal Casino


ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...11/15/18


PODCAST: 2 Guys From Jersey - Episode 58


New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 11-16-18



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!

Michael Patrick: Garden State Country
Growing up in New Jersey doesn’t generally lend itself to becoming a country music artist. Michael Patrick took a bit of a winding road to get there, but he’s about as Americana as they come.  On his latest release, John Wayne Movies, Michael Patrick weaves country songs alongside rock and roll, folk and rockabilly tunes to create an excellent album that few would guess was born in the Garden State.

REVIEW: "First Man"
The image that most defines the 20th century is that of a man standing on the surface of the moon. The man is astronaut Neil Armstrong, but we can’t see his face as he’s wearing a helmet, the glass of which reflects our collective achievement back at us. When he took a small step, we all took a giant leap with him, and Armstrong instantly became more than a mere man, a symbol. With First Man, director Damien Chazelle takes us inside the famous helmet, stripping away the symbol to tell the story of Armstrong the man.

Makin Waves with Pamela Flores: ‘Women Don’t Owe You Shit’
With the bubbling bravura of Janis Joplin and earthy intelligence of Ani DiFranco, Flores woos audiences like an exotic pixie, then slays them with stunning vocal and guitar chops, as well as an inspiring passion for justice and freedom that has been lending itself more and more to her music. While her recording and video output has been minimal, that will change in 2019, she said. And my, does she have a lot to say!

Featured Music Video: "Damn Thang" by Woodfish
This month's featured music video is "Damn Thang" by Woodfish.

Inside Bongo Boy TV
In issue 50, New Jersey Stage gave readers the opportunity to learn more about the writers who contribute to the magazine and the daily site. We’d like to give you the opportunity to learn more about the two shows that are featured in our magazine each month.  One is Bongo Boy TV, a monthly show that broadcasts great music videos from around the world.  The show is currently in its 7th season and you can see each new episode in New Jersey Stage magazine and on our daily website.

A Look At 2 Guys From Jersey
In issue 50, New Jersey Stage gave readers the opportunity to learn more about the writers who contribute to the magazine and the daily site. We’d like to give you the opportunity to learn more about the two shows that are featured in our magazine each month.  One is a podcast called 2 Guys From Jersey that runs a new episode every Wednesday. It involves Dr. D, Rocky, and Erin (a recent addition to the team) trying to settle trivial bar arguments that have plagued mankind for centuries.

REVIEW: "Halloween"
In 2013, John Carpenter’s Halloween received a 35th anniversary blu-ray release. The accompanying booklet credited the following line of dialogue to Jamie Lee Curtis’s babysitting heroine Laurie Strode: “Was it the boogeyman?” Of course, that’s a misquote. In the scene in question, Laurie admits to herself that “It WAS the boogeyman,” to which Donald Pleasence’s Doctor Loomis solemnly replies, “As a matter of fact, it was.”

Interview with Damian Rucci
Damian Rucci is a poet from Keyport, New Jersey.  His first full length book is forthcoming. Being a poet is never easy and over the summer he was able to take part in an arts residency in the midwest.  Since we know many artists not only dream of doing such a thing, but have no idea how to make it possible we thought we’d learn more from Rucci about the experience.

Makin Waves Record Roundup with Well Wisher, Wetbrain and Hidden Cabins
Bob Makin takes a look at the latest releases from Well Wisher, Wetbrain, and Hidden Cabins.

Ballet, Boxing and Street Dance Gangs?! An Artist Profile of Mark Roxey
Mark Roxey’s been thrown in a garbage can, part of street dance gangs (who knew those were really real?!) and spends a whole lot of time in the boxing gym. He is also the founder and director of the Roxey Ballet Company, associate director of The Mill Ballet School, and has had a distinguished career with numerous American dance companies, including The Joffrey Ballet. You have to hear Mark’s story in our latest artist profile.





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Event calendar
Sunday, Nov 18, 2018


MUSIC

Allen Stone @ House of Independents, Asbury Park - 8:00pm

IN MEMORY OF BOB COLYARD @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 11:00am

Gypsy Jazz Brunch with Pyrenesia and Max Hansen Buffet @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 11:00am

Dorthaan's Place: Eric Alexander Quartet @ NICO KITCHEN + BAR @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 11:00am and 1:00pm

Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition: SASSY Awards @ Victoria Theater @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 3:00pm

Rachel Barton Pine plays Paganini @ Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton - 4:00pm

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 7:00pm

Bolshoi Ballet: La Sylphide @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 3:00pm







THEATRE

Annie @ Broad Street United Methodist Church, Burlington - 2:00pm

An Actor's Carol @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 3:00pm

Annie @ Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal Park - 3:00pm

Apples In Winter @ Centenary Stage Company - Kutz Theater of the Lackland Center, Hackettstown - 2:00pm

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 3:00pm

Billy Bishop Goes to War @ Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, Morristown - 2:00pm

ELF THE MUSICAL @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 7:00pm

Pinocchio @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 3:00pm

Kiss Me Kate @ Broadway Theatre of Pitman, Pitman - 2:00pm

Phoenix Productions Presents: The Hunchback of Notre Dame @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 3:00pm

Heathers, The Musical High School Edition @ Pebble Players, Oakes Center, Summit - 2:00pm

Junie B. Jones The Musical at Black Box PAC @ Black Box PAC, Teaneck - 11:00am

The Drowsy Chaperone @ Lauren K. Woods Theatre at Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 3:00pm


DANCE

JCTC Dance: Up Close & Personal @ White Eagle Hall, Jersey City - 4:00pm

NJDTE "The Nutcracker" Storytime & Performance @ New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, Summit - 4:00pm


KIDS

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 1:00pm

ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA JR. @ Ridgewood Ave School Theater, Glen Ridge - 1:00pm


LECTURE

Mainebiz Health Care Forum @ 10th Ave. Burrito, Red Bank - 10:30am

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