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Inside New Jersey Stage Magazine Issue 54

originally published: 12/24/2018

Inside New Jersey Stage Magazine Issue 54(BELMAR, NJ) -- The latest issue of New Jersey Stage magazine contains something for every arts fan.  Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, John Oates, is the cover story in an issue packed with music, film, theatre, and art coverage.  The issue is available for free at www.NJArtsMag.com 

John Oates became a legend with his work in Hall & Oates, the best selling duo of all-time, but he returns to the music that first led him to a guitar with Arkansas - an album that began as a tribute to Mississippi John Hurt and grew into a snapshot of traditional American music.  Oates, who spoke with NJ Stage about the album and his love of that type of music, will perform songs from that album at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) on January 4th.

The issue also contains an interview with John Cafiero of Osaka Popstar about creating the compilation Dr. Demento Covered In Punk, which has dozens of punk artists cover the most popular songs from the long running radio show.  Issue 54 spotlights the winners of the 20th Annual Makin Waves Awards and the return of the Makin Waves Dirty Dozen; a preview of Light of Day shows; the latest episode of Bongo Boy TV with great music videos from around the world; and a featured music video by Mardi Gras, a band from Rome, Italy.

Film-wise, the issue has reviews of If Beale Street Could Talk and Cold War by Eric Hillis of The Movie Waffler; and a preview of the first two weeks of the New Jersey Film Festival.  There’s an interview with Matt Okin, artistic director of Black Box Studios, about his play Beltsville/Rockville, Part 1: Rise of the Goatman which runs at The Theater for the New City in New York City; the latest podcast by 2 Guys from Jersey; artwork of Frank Sinatra by Peter Max; and photography of Iceland by Nick Kiefer.

New Jersey Stage magazine is a digital magazine published each month and available for free at www.NJArtsMag.com. Unlike many digital magazines, New Jersey Stage is designed to be readable on a PC, tablet, or smartphone without the need to zoom in. It is not simply a pdf of a magazine, it is a publication designed for digital. 



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"Many people ask us each month for a print version, but what we do each month cannot be in print," continued Wien.  "Each issue contains 30-50 videos, plus photo slideshows and internet links to further resources.  We like to say our magazine brings the arts to life.  That's something that cannot be done in print.”

Each issue of New Jersey Stage is available for free and supported by advertising.  As an arts publication, it strives to be affordable for every arts organization with ads ranging from $50 to $100 per month.  All ads appear both in the monthly digital magazine and at the daily website.  More than 325,000 unique visitors read New Jersey Stage in 2018, making it among the most popular New Jersey based arts & entertainment websites in the state.  With a great audience and the lowest ad rates around, New Jersey Stage is the perfect place to promote upcoming shows and events.

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Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series Presents "The Erotic as Power: Sexuality and the Black Experience"
(NEWARK, NJ) -- The erotic is often seen as a realm of oppression and danger. But, as Audre Lorde argued 40 years ago, it also contains the potential for empowerment and struggle. This tension will be explored as the 39th annual Marion Thompson Wright (MTW) Lecture Series brings together eminent scholars and performers to examine the poltical and social lives of the erotic in the African American experience.
West Windsor Arts Council presents Faculty Student Show
(PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ) -- Every day students of all ages come to the West Windsor Arts Center to expand their knowledge and experiment with art and creativity. Whether they are adults or children, they take classes in order to try something new or hone their skills by learning from some of the best teaching artists in the region. Classes are offered in many artistic media including painting, drawing, and sculpting as well as fashion design, photography and the literary and performing arts. The annual Faculty Student Show aims to provide the experience of submitting and preparing their work for a professional exhibition as well.
Monmouth University Hosts Artist Talk with Sherrill Roland about "The Jumpsuit Project"
(WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- The Center for the Arts at Monmouth University will host artist Sherrill Roland  on Tuesday, January 29 at 4:30pm in Wilson Hall Auditorium, to discuss his socially engaged artwork The Jumpsuit Project — that he uses to ignite conversations around issues related to mass incarceration.
Art House Productions Presents 13th Annual Snow Ball Gala
(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Join Art House Productions and presenting sponsor SILVERMAN for their 13th Annual Snow Ball Gala on Saturday, January 26th, 2018 from 7:00pm- 12:00am with VIP beginning at 6:00pm (Snow date: Saturday, February 2nd) at Art House’s location at the Cast Iron Lofts, 262 17th St, Jersey City, NJ.  This year’s Snow Ball features live music from Cook Thugless ("Cook Thugless are one of the coolest bands in New Jersey." -Bob Makin, My Central Jersey), live and silent auctions from Grandstand Sports, including sports memorabilia, local art pieces, and exclusive weekend getaways.
Palette ArtSpace Presents "Cold Pop!" with Robert Piersanti and Faustine Badrichani
(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Palette ArtSpace presents "Cold Pop!" by Robert Piersanti, now through January 27. The exhibit brings a touch of summer to a cold January with paintings of mermaids, surfers and more. Piersant's work features 1950s and 1960s pop culture with locals as subjects. He's shown work from the local area to Miami and Milan.  The exhibit also features new paintings of women by Faustine Badrichani, a French artist in New York who has shown at Palette previously. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.


Siblings' Interaction from "Different Sides of the Brain" Leads to Sotheby's Exhibit for Artists with Disabilities
Growing up in Watchung, NJ, it was clear that Brad and Dana Chernock’s interests and aptitudes gravitated toward “different sides of the brain”.  Brad was drawn toward medicine and science; His younger sister Dana’s passion was the arts. Through the years, Dana recalls, “Brad and I often shared articles and events with each other that combined science/technology with the arts.” But even they are surprised at where this collaborative approach has recently taken them. 
Inside New Jersey Stage Magazine Issue 54
(BELMAR, NJ) -- The latest issue of New Jersey Stage magazine contains something for every arts fan.  Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, John Oates, is the cover story in an issue packed with music, film, theatre, and art coverage.  The issue is available for free at www.NJArtsMag.com 
Nick Kiefer In Iceland
Nick Kiefer is an award winning graphic designer and photographer based out of Asbury Park, NJ. He is currently the Art Director at Netwave Interactive - a branding and advertising agency in Point Pleasant. NJ. Nick has also been designing and photographing in the NJ music scene for more than half his life. He has designed dozens of record covers and gig posters for local musicians in the Asbury Park area. After a heavy year packed with work, he and his fiancé Kristina, decided to roam around Iceland for a few weeks back in October of 2018. Here are some photos from the trip.
Peter Max Remembers Frank Sinatra
(HOBOKEN, NJ) -- As fans of Frank Sinatra across the world remember the legendary entertainer on what would have been his 103th birthday (December 12th), pop artist Peter Max provides a series of portraits of 'Ol' Blue Eyes' at different points throughout his career. Max, with a 5 decades-long career of his own, created these signature, vibrantly colored portraits, working with the Sinatra family to celebrate the Sinatra Centennial in 2015. They remain a fan favorite at gallery shows across the country.
Jerry Gant 1961-2018
Jerry, There is no bio that will seem complete for you. Where would it be listed, amongst your numerous and diverse accomplishments, that you talked to people, always seemed to find time for the younger artists, to talk to them and look at their sketchbooks? Your use of language as a material, testing limits, associations, and possibilities.

Upcoming Events

Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series Presents "The Erotic as Power: Sexuality and the Black Experience"

Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series Presents "The Erotic as Power: Sexuality and the Black Experience"

(NEWARK, NJ) -- The erotic is often seen as a realm of oppression and danger. But, as Audre Lorde argued 40 years ago, it also contains the potential for empowerment and struggle. This tension will be explored as the 39th annual Marion Thompson Wright (MTW) Lecture Series brings together eminent scholars and performers to examine the poltical and social lives of the erotic in the African American experience.


West Windsor Arts Council presents Faculty Student Show

West Windsor Arts Council presents Faculty Student Show

(PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ) -- Every day students of all ages come to the West Windsor Arts Center to expand their knowledge and experiment with art and creativity. Whether they are adults or children, they take classes in order to try something new or hone their skills by learning from some of the best teaching artists in the region. Classes are offered in many artistic media including painting, drawing, and sculpting as well as fashion design, photography and the literary and performing arts. The annual Faculty Student Show aims to provide the experience of submitting and preparing their work for a professional exhibition as well.


Monmouth University Hosts Artist Talk with Sherrill Roland about "The Jumpsuit Project"

Monmouth University Hosts Artist Talk with Sherrill Roland about "The Jumpsuit Project"

(WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- The Center for the Arts at Monmouth University will host artist Sherrill Roland  on Tuesday, January 29 at 4:30pm in Wilson Hall Auditorium, to discuss his socially engaged artwork The Jumpsuit Project — that he uses to ignite conversations around issues related to mass incarceration.


Art House Productions Presents 13th Annual Snow Ball Gala

Art House Productions Presents 13th Annual Snow Ball Gala

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Join Art House Productions and presenting sponsor SILVERMAN for their 13th Annual Snow Ball Gala on Saturday, January 26th, 2018 from 7:00pm- 12:00am with VIP beginning at 6:00pm (Snow date: Saturday, February 2nd) at Art House’s location at the Cast Iron Lofts, 262 17th St, Jersey City, NJ.  This year’s Snow Ball features live music from Cook Thugless ("Cook Thugless are one of the coolest bands in New Jersey." -Bob Makin, My Central Jersey), live and silent auctions from Grandstand Sports, including sports memorabilia, local art pieces, and exclusive weekend getaways.








Event calendar
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019


THEATRE
"Apple Season" by E.M. Lewis @ New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch - 8:00pm

American Theater Group: Tell Them I’m Still Young @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 7:30pm


Some Girl(s) @ Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair, Upper Montclair - 8:00pm


MISC

Josh Gates Live! @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 7:30pm

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