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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 04-07-21

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update for New Jersey Stage for 04-07-21.

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Taylor Tote On "21 Min Drive"

In late March, Taylor Tote released an EP called "21 Min Drive" -  a collection of contemporary songs unlike any of Tote’s past work. Joining forces with producer and songwriter, Russell Hayden, the EP delivers a new and exciting sound for Tote.

Indigo Girls, Bruce Hornsby, and Glen Burtnik's Summer of Love Among Shows Added To Concerts On The Green Summer Series

(EATONTOWN, NJ) -- The Count Basie Center for the Arts has announced an additional 8 concert events to take place at its Concerts On The Green concert series, an outdoor, socially-distanced concert experience kicking off in mid-May at the historic Suneagles Golf Club in Eatontown.  Added shows include Indigo Girls, Pink Martini, a second ‘Concerts On The Green’ performance from Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Glen Burtnik’s Summer Of Love concert + more. Additional artists will be announced throughout the summer. 

Jammin For Jaclyn To Take Place Online June 12

Jammin for Jaclyn, the New Jersey based benefit for those fighting cancer, will have it’s 8th annual event virtually this year on Facebook LIVE, June 12th from 7:00pm-10:30pm EST. The livestream will feature performances by Fern, Levy Okun, Sof, Natalie Farrell, Sahara Moon, Jake Tavill, Nick Ryan, and Taylor Tote (all performing from the safety of their homes), as well as a 50/50 drawing at the end of the night. The funds raised by this year’s event will be supporting local business owner, Brian Da Silva, who is currently battling Pancreatic Cancer. 

Philly's 25 O'Clock Podcast To Celebrate 200 Episodes

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) -- South Philadelphia host and musician, Dan Drago, will celebrate the 200th episode of his 25 O’Clock Podcast on May 17th.  It is one of the area’s longest running episodic podcasts which focuses on interviews with local musicians, music industry professionals and the music community at large.  The show highlights talent amidst a growing music scene and he has brought attention to lesser-known artists, as well as artists on their way up. Notable guests include (but are in no way limited to): Joe Reinhart (Hop Along), Kyle Pulley (Thin Lips, The Headroom), Marley McNamara (Johnny Brenda’s, artist management), Brian McTear (producer of Dr Dog, War on Drugs, Kurt Vile), Susan Werner, Camp Candle, and many more,

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts Continues Digital Collaborations with Two New Webinars

(NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ) --The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts will present two free virtual webinars featuring jazz singer, composer, and producer David Linx on Friday, April 9 and Curtis Institute of Music CEO & President Roberto Diaz on Monday, May 3. Both webinars will take place via Zoom from 7:00pm-8:00pm EST. To sign up to attend and more information, visit NJYS.org.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Offers School Visits, Instrument Introductions, and More with Virtual PSO BRAVO! Programs

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- During this pandemic year, Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) has pivoted its PSO BRAVO! education programs to offer a range of virtual opportunities to area teachers, students, young musicians, and the online community. Virtual school musician visits and online instrument demonstrations are geared to engage the younger set, while discussions of Bach and Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) masterclasses are of value to older, student musicians.

Unlocked Voices Presents 5th Livestream Fundraiser Event On April 8

(NEW YORK, NY) -- This Thursday, April 8, Calling All Crows, with the MultiFaith Initiative to End Mass Incarceration, will present the 5th Unlocked Voices livestream fundraising event, 7:30pm EST in New York City. The event, hosted by Chadwick Stokes (Dispatch, State Radio) and Lena Charity-Shapira (Calling All Crows), will feature performances by Lizzie No, Another Michael, Renee Goust, Raye Zaragoza, and Ajax Caravan with special guest actor/activist Gbenga Akinnagbe (‘The Wire/’The Deuce’). Plus appearances by Donna Hylton (A Little Piece Of Light), Roslyn Smith (Beyond Incarceration). Proceeds from the night will benefit the Women’s Prison Association + A Little Piece Of Light.

MPAC Announces 2021 Summer Drive-in Concert Lineup

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Mayo Performing Arts Center will stage six drive in concerts at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township between June and August. The series kicks off June 17 with The Nerds and includes concerts by The Sensational Soul Cruisers, The Jersey Tenors, and tributes to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Joel, and Yacht Rock.


Nimbus Dance Performs Acclaimed Social Justice Initiative, Lynchtown/Thistown In Free Virtual Performance April 24

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Don’t miss a special virtual production featuring Nimbus Dance’s acclaimed social justice initiative, Lynchtown/Thistown, on April 24 at 7:00pm livestreamed from The Grunin Center. Tickets are free.


Arts + Cars Returns to Downtown Summit This Fall

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, in partnership with Summit Downtown, Inc. and Summit PAL, will co-host the return of Arts + Cars, the Summit Downtown Art Festival on Sunday, September 19, 2021, beginning at 10:00am. This outdoor event will feature art for sale by local artists, hundreds of classic cars on display, live music, children's activities, a beer garden, and the regularly scheduled Summit Farmers Market.


Middlesex County and municipalities join Resilient NJ to initiate resiliency plan to reduce flood risk

A coalition of local Middlesex County leaders and technical experts announced the launch of the Resilient NJ: Raritan River and Bay Communities initiative on April 6, 2021. This joint effort led  by NJDEP in partnership with Middlesex County including the municipalities of Carteret, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, South Amboy, South River, and Woodbridge —and supported by Arcadis – will identify and implement flood risk reduction strategies for the Raritan River and Bay region to improve long-term environmental and economic resiliency. 

Bree Newsome, Community Organizer and Civil Rights Activist, to Speak at RVCC Virtual Event On April 28

(BRANCHBURG, NJ) --The public is invited to attend “Tearing Hatred from the Sky: A Lecture and Discussion with Bree Newsome,” Wednesday, April 28 at 7:00pm. The virtual lecture, which is free of charge, is being sponsored by Raritan Valley Community College’s Humanities, Social Science, Social Work, and Education (HSSE) Department.  

originally published: 04/07/2021

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