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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 07-31-20

originally published: 07/31/2020

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update for New Jersey Stage for 07-31-20.

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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...7/30/20

"There's no re-creating a live performance whether you're playing for four people or 4,000; it's just irreplaceable but I'll be honest with you, there's the whole process of it too; getting your stuff ready, getting there, the whole thing. There are parts of it that you probably didn't even realize or at least think or say that you'd ever miss; like setting up your gear to play a gig or a sound check but you do; you know?"

GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center Launches Virtual Summer Session

(NEWARK, NJ) -- GRAMMY Museum Experience (TM) Prudential Center has announced the return of its’ annual Summer Session music industry program which will run from Monday, August 17 - Friday, August 21 from 9:30am to 3:00pm each day. The 2020 Summer Session is five-day virtual summer music industry program for New Jersey-area students age 13 through 18 interested in exploring a career in music and the entertainment industry.

New Album by Kansas Soars High On Billboard Album Charts

The Absence of Presence, the recently released, new studio album from America's legendary progressive rock band, KANSAS, made an impressive charting debut on the Billboard album charts. In the US alone, the album currently holds the #4 spot for Current Rock Albums, #5 Internet Albums, #10 Billboard Top Albums, and #10 Top Current Albums. Worldwide, 'The Absence of Presence' came in at the top spot for Sweden Rock/Metal Albums Chart, #2 for UK Rock Albums, and #4 Switzerland Albums Chart.


Carolyn Dorfman's NJ Summer Dance Goes Virtual: August 3-7

If you’re doing a Staycation and want to do something fun but active while at home, you can register to participate in NJ Summer (Virtual) Dance with the renowned Carolyn Dorfman Dance. Since 2008, NJ Summer Dance (NJSD) has been offered for one week every August for dancers of all abilities ages 13 or older. This year NJSD has moved online so that participants can enjoy the one-week dance intensive while keeping safe. The program runs from Monday, August 3rd through Friday, August 7th, Noon – 4:30pm, and will include training in modern/contemporary dance through a variety of workshops with the company’s talented dancers and special guest artists.


Trenton Downtown Association and Leon “Rain” Rainbow Bring Back Popular “Murals on Front Street” Project

(TRENTON, NJ) -- Trenton Downtown Association (TDA) has received a $25K grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (NJSCA) to support continued community-based arts programming, including the popular “Murals on Front Street” project. This much-needed financial boost has made it possible for TDA to partner with Trenton artist Leon “Rain” Rainbow for the fourth consecutive year in bringing live mural painting to Front and Broad Streets in downtown Trenton.


WSOU Garners Six Garden State Journalists Association Awards

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- Seton Hall University students earned six awards for their on-air work at WSOU-FM from the Garden State Journalists Association’s 73rd Annual Memorial Journalism Awards competition.  For the first time in the station’s history, WSOU swept two awards categories – Radio General News and Radio Sports.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Announces Partnership with City Youth Program "Leaders in Training"

(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has announced a commitment of over $35,000 to the Leaders in Training (LIT) Program, a city-wide initiative that provides job opportunities for Atlantic City youth ages 14 to 20.  

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