Well after six years of publishing and 999 articles, we are taking a break after issue 75 to reinvent the magazine and our website. We thank you for being part of this journey and hope you continue on with us when the magazine returns with a new look. The latest issue is available for free at NJArtsMag.com.
This issue features a cover story on Sussex County singer-songwriter Shane Casey who released his debut album, Silver Star, in August. We've got a bunch of tracks from the record for you to hear. It's not your usual folk/Americana record as Casey and his band incorporate their love for classic rock into the tunes.
Music fans will also enjoy our interview with The Happy Fits, reviews of the latest releases by The Milwaukees and Morningside Lane, an interview with Lazlo of BlowUpRadio.com (which celebrates its 20th anniversary in December), and our Five Songs That Define Your Life column with lists by Mick Chorba, Ken Shane, and Rick Barth this month. Our featured music video of the month is by Walter Trout.
Film lovers will enjoy our features on The Islander and Inez & Doug & Kira - two films being screened at the New Jersey Film Festival this October. We've got a preview of all of the screenings, which can be purchased and viewed virtually this time. The issue also contains reviews of The Nest and The Devil All The Time.
Theatre wise, we've got an interview with Gayle Stahlhuth of Cape May's East Lynne Theater Company about their upcoming production of Nothing Matters, which will be available on their YouTube channel. The company pressed to get a special contract with Actors' Equity to allow for the new production to take place during the pandemic. We've also got a look at several theatrical productions taking place around the state - both live performances and virtual ones.
Finally, we've got an interview with Rhinold L. Ponder about the organization Art Against Racism, which is putting together a wonderful online exhibit that will continue to add pieces until Inauguration Day on January 20, 2021.