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New Jersey Stage Features Published During The Week Of 07-08-19

originally published: 07/08/2019

NJ Stage Weekly Features

In addition to running about 60 news stories and event previews each week, New Jersey Stage runs several original features and interviews as well. Every Monday we shine a spotlight on the features run for the past week.

Richard Thompson and Joan Osborne LIVE! at the Ocean City Music Pier
By Spotlight Central
The crowd on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ this Tuesday, June 25, 2019 is ready to make its way inside the turn-of-the-century Ocean City Music Pier for a summertime concert of music by singer/songwriters Richard Thompson and Joan Osborne.

"Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall: The 50th Anniversary Concert" with Lorna Luft LIVE! at the Paramount Theatre
By Spotlight Central
On April 23, 1961, 3000 music lovers packed New York City’s Carnegie Hall to witness a monumental moment in show business history — a live concert by the legendary singer and actress, Judy Garland.

"Magical!" Jefferson Starship LIVE! at the Newton Theatre
By Spotlight Central
The packed house at the Newton Theatre in Newton, NJ, this Thursday, June 20, 2019 patiently awaits the arrival of tonight’s featured performing group — Jefferson Starship.

ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...7/4/19
By Danny Coleman
When you're Franke Previte and you've had success as a front man for the popular 80's group Franke & The Knockouts; what's next? Well in Previte's case you pen two of the most recognizable tunes of a now iconic movie soundtrack, win Academy and Golden Globe Awards for "Best Original Song" and go on in life doing what you love and loving what you do.

Makin Waves with Chalk and the Beige Americans: 'Scene Synergy'
By Bob Makin
On the eve of the Garden State Hip Hop and Makin Waves Summer Rap ‘n’ Rock Tour, Chalk and the Beige Americans talk about hitting the road and entering the studio, while sharing their soul-hop history. 

Makin Waves Record of the Week: “Friendly Neighborhood Rhyme Slinger” by Chill Smith
By Bob Makin
Chill Smith was inspired by “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and “Black Panther” to create his new EP, “Friendly Neighborhood Rhyme Slinger,” which looks at racism, homophobia and other social ills through the eyes of a black superhero.

Answering the Call
By Patricia K. Johnson,
It’s officially summertime, and while the living may or may not be easy for you, one thing that will certainly help you celebrate is a fun jukebox musical – especially when the performance takes place near the shore.

Fans Weigh In as Chicago Performs LIVE! at BergenPAC
By Spotlight Central
The fans at Englewood, NJ’s Bergen Performing Arts Center this Wednesday, June 19, 2019 evening anxiously await tonight’s sold-out performance by the legendary horn band, Chicago.

The 2019 Happy Together Tour LIVE! at BergenPAC
By Spotlight Central
It’s a packed house at Englewood, NJ’s BergenPAC this June 18, 2019 evening for the tenth anniversary edition of the Happy Together concert tour.


PODCAST: 2 Guys From Jersey - Episode 83
The boys and Erin decide to tackle an impossible category as they discuss the most iconic movie moments of all time. Obviously some of these picks get personal, so we would love to hear feedback. Plus another installment of "Ask the Doctor."

Event calendar
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019


Steve Earle and the Dukes @ Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

Tuesdays on Broadway: Tito Puente, Jr. (Latin Band) @ Broadway Bandshell Long Branch, Long Branch - 7:00pm

Robinson Treacher @ Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains - 11:00am

Big Bang Boom! @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 10:00am and 12:00pm


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 10:30am and 7:00pm


LADIES OF LAUGHTER @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm


Big Bang Boom! @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 10:00am and 12:00pm

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