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Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater Presents "The Nutcracker ROCKS"

(OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- The Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater [AXCBT] presents a new holiday tradition, “The Nutcracker ROCKS” with a Jersey Shore rock-and-roll twist that reinvents this holiday favorite. Six performances will take place from December 20-22 at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center.  ...

State Theatre Presents "Jersey Boys"

Chris Rockwell To Celebrate The Release Of "Diner Kids" At The Downtown In Red Bank

Post Malone To Perform At Prudential Center

Into The Mystic: A Tribute To Van Morrison Comes To The Newton Theatre

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents "A Christmas Carol"



Jennie Garth & Tori Spelling Live At Mayo Performing Arts Center

Paper Mill Playhouse Presents "Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella"

Victor Wainwright and The Train To Return To Lizzie Rose Music Room


Tommy Castro and Tinsley Ellis To Bring T'n'T to The Newton Theatre

(NEWTON, NJ) -- Whether he’s squeezing out the deepest blues or playing the funkiest soul grooves, legendary blues and soul giant Tommy Castro knows how to ignite a crowd.  Tinsley Ellis discovered the blues through the back door of British In ...

Celebrate The Holidays With Postmodern Jukebox At MPAC

Wizardfest: A "Harry Potter" Themed Pop-Up Party Comes To Teaneck

The National Symphony of Ukraine To Perform At McCarter Theatre

Art House Productions and Good Pilgrim present "Everybody in this Play is Dying!"

10 Hairy Legs Presents "Trouble Will Find Me: Remixed" At The Morris Museum

JCTC Gallery Showcases Greenville Mural & The Artists Behind The Mural

Westminster Conservatory Noontime Recital Features Music for Two Flutes and Piano on November 21

MCCC Students Kick Off Winter Concerts With "The Happenings of Dance"

Resistance, Politics, and Poetics At Express Newark


Chubby Checker LIVE! at the State Theatre NJ's Rock and Roll Spectacular

The crowd is settled in at New Brunswick’s State Theatre New Jersey this Saturday, November 2, 2019 evening for a Rock and Roll Spectacular starring Chubby Checker, The Duprees, Jay Seigel’s Tokens, and The Capris. ...

Two River Theater Premieres Joe Iconis' "Love in Hate Nation"

"Just Fantastic!" Tommy James and Felix Cavaliere LIVE! at BergenPAC

Renee Taylor Talks About "My Life On A Diet"

The Supremes' Mary Wilson LIVE! at Newark’s GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center

"Greetings from Asbury Park!" The NJ Hall of Fame's 11th Annual Red Carpet Induction Ceremony


Makin Waves Record of the Week: "To Build a Universe" by New Narratives

Evolving from a two-piece to a full-fledged band, New Narratives drop the in-between with “To Build a Universe,” their six-song debut EP. The collection opens with the rousing “Uphill,” which lives up to its name by starting out as jangly acoustic pop ala Suzanne Vega or Natalie Merchant and about halfway through, kicks into a more ener ...

Makin Waves with Brittney Dixon and Band of Hard Truths: 'Truth hurts!'

Makin Waves Record of the Week: "Is Anyone Listening?" by Ella Ross

Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...11/14/19

New Jersey Stage Features Published During The Week Of 11-18-19

New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 11-19-19

NJ Stage Magazine
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REVIEW: "Joker"
At some point in the late 20th century society decided that clowns were no longer funny, that rather they were the stuff of nightmares. At some point in the early 21st century Hollywood decided that simple entertainment was no longer enough, that movies in which heroes prance around in spandex should be competing for Oscars, and so the Hollywood blockbuster became as dull and soulless as the sort of worthy social dramas we previously associated with Awards season. When Heath Ledger won a posthumous statuette for his performance as Batman’s arch-nemesis The Joker in Christoper Nolan’s gritty, Michael Mann/William Friedkin influenced The Dark Knight, the comic book movie had well and truly grown up.

Issue 64 Offers A Teaser Of 2019 Fall Season Preview Guides
Issue 64 of New Jersey Stage magazine contains an article from each of the three Fall 2019 Season Preview Guides created in partnership with ArtPride NJ and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  Guides were created for North Jersey, Central Jersey, and South Jersey - with original content in each.  All three guides are available for free at The sample articles include a piece on theatre (Love in Hate Nation), comedy (Dena Blizzard), and music (Adelphi Orchestra).

Dreaming Of Utopia: Roosevelt, NJ
(PRINCETON, NJ) — Morven Museum & Garden explores the history and culture of Roosevelt, NJ from an experimental immigrant utopia to artist colony.  More than 100 objects from 25 collections shown together for the first time in the latest exhibition, Dreaming of Utopia: Roosevelt, New Jersey, on view November 15, 2019  through May 10, 2020.

Glow For Joe
(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Joseph Incagnoli (better known as Joe Harvard) was a man of many talents and many interests. Creativity poured out from him and generally released via music, art, or writing.  He died on March 24, 2019 but continues to be a source of inspiration to the Asbury Park arts scene. “Glow for Joe” - a showcase of Joe Harvard’s most recent work, which he referred to as, “found object ‘trash art’ and black lit Day-Glo work”. The work will be on display at art629 Gallery in Asbury Park until mid-January.

Featured Music Video: "Wildflower" by Jackie June
Our Featured Music Video of the Month is "Wildflower" by Jackie June.

Theatre Preview: November 2019
Here's a look at plays taking place on stages across the Garden State in November.  Remember to add your plays to the New Jersey Stage event calendar (listings are free) and send press releases to

Record Roundup with Arlan Feiles, Chill Smith, and Matthew Whitaker
Bob Makin takes a look at the latest releases from Arlan Feiles, Chill Smith, and Matthew Whitaker in the Makin Waves Record Roundup.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Unlike the redundant ‘live-action’ updates of Cinderella and The Lion King, 2014’s Maleficent saw Disney take one of their existing properties, Sleeping Beauty, and deliver a fresh take that cleverly played with the themes bubbling under the surface of that classic fairy tale. Maleficent, formerly a one-dimensional villain, was put front and center in a movie that explored such ideas as nature vs nurture, the futility of revenge, and whether or not true love really exists. Most surprisingly of all, it served as a potent allegory for how victims of sexual abuse are often shunned by society. But importantly, it never took its eye off the fact that it was primarily a fantasy romp aimed at children.

Makin Waves with The Smithereens: 'Nothing More Precious than Friendship and Family'
The Smithereens, bassist Mike Mesaros, singer-songwriter-guitarist Pat DiNizio, guitarist Jim Babjak and drummer Dennis Diken, will be inducted on Oct. 27 into the New Jersey Hall of Fame at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park.

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Event calendar
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019


Magic Beans/Mungion @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA'S 16TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS ROCKS! TOUR @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm


Spaghetti Western Wednesday:West of the Divide @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 7:00pm

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