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Top 15 Most Read Stories At New Jersey Stage From November 19-25, 2023

originally published: 11/27/2023

Top 15 Most Read Stories At New Jersey Stage From November 19-25, 2023

Here's a look at the top 15 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage from November 19-25, 2023. Each week we publish about 70 articles, including several original columns and features, along with news releases for events happening throughout the state and nearby areas like Philadelphia and New York City. This week's top 15 includes articles from 8 counties in New Jersey (Bergen, Camden, Essex, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean).

1) Remember Jones to partner with Baseline Social to bring "A Brand New Year's Eve!" to Fort Monmouth - (OCEANPORT, NJ) -- National touring artist Remember Jones, known for his over-the-top, theatrical, funk/soul and rock music events and originals, has announced “A Brand New Year’s Eve!” at the new Baseline Social on Fort Monmouth in Oceanport. This will be the venue’s first concert and one of the first live indoor music events on Fort Monmouth in many years.

2) Mayor Baraka Distributes 3,600 Turkeys and Celebrates 2 Millionth Meal Distribution Milestone In Partnership with HelloFresh - (NEWARK, NJ) -- Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, HelloFresh, ShopRite of Newark, Table to Table, and Colavita distributed 3,600 complete Thanksgiving turkey dinners and additional food products to Newark residents on November 20, 2023 at Newark's Training Recreation Education Center (55 Ludlow Street). The distribution was free and open to the public via drive-through and walk-up.

3) Chris Batten and the Woods release "Live From The Bowery Ballroom, NYC" "The Woods may be going away for a little bit, but it ain't over and we'll see you soon." Those were the parting words from an interview with Chris Batten in October 2009, just before Chris Batten & The Woods were about to play their final show at Maxwell's in Hoboken.  True to his word, the band did indeed return - albeit over a decade later - with new music, celebrated by a concert at the Bowery Ballroom that led to a 4 song live EP released on November 22, 2023.

4) Classic Stones LIVE! at the Grunin Center - For some people “it’s only rock ’n roll,” but for fans of The Rolling Stones this Saturday, November 11, 2023 at Toms River, NJ’s Grunin Center for the Arts “it’s a gas, gas, gas” being part of the sold-out crowd here for a concert by the Classic Stones Live tribute band featuring The Glimmer Twins.

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5) Makin Waves Album of the Month: "Shimmer" by Renee Maskin - I’ve known for a long time that Renee Maskin is an amazing songwriter and performer, but I had no idea that she could play so many instruments so well. A former member of the Makin Waves Band of the Year Award-winning Lowlight, Renee shines on the brand new self-produced Mint 400 Records LP, “Shimmer,” playing much more than her typical guitar accompaniment. She adds lap steel, piano, drums, bass, synthesizer, banjo and more to the mix.

6) Tyreek McDole Wins the 12th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition - (NEWARK, NJ) -- As part of NJPAC’s TD James Moody Jazz Festival, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced Tyreek McDole as the winner of the annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. This marks the second time a male vocalist won in the contest’s 12-year history. Hosted by WBGO Radio’s Pat Prescott, yesterday’s “The SASSY Awards” presented the Top Five Finalists on the iconic NJPAC stage in front of a live audience.

7) Ritz Theatre Company presents World Premiere of "Hollystalk" - (HADDON TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- This Christmas, The Ritz Theatre Company presents the world premiere production of its second-ever original holiday panto, Hollystalk (Or, How a Giant of a Mistake Became the Best Christmas Surprise!), a fast-paced and fun-filled musical romp inspired by Great Britain's beloved theatrical tradition of holiday pantomime. The show runs at The Ritz from December 1-17, 2023.

8) Events This Week in New Jersey: November 21-27, 2023 - Here is a look at upcoming events taking place from November 21-27, 2023 along with our featured listings. New Jersey Stage offers previews of events throughout the Garden State as well as select shows in New York City and Philadelphia areas. 

9) Hunterdon Choral Alliance presents "The Holiday Musicle That Goes Wrong" - (FLEMINGTON, NJ) -- Get ready to laugh, share holiday cheer, and enjoy the start of the holiday season as the Hunterdon Choral Alliance (HCA) proudly presents "The Holiday Musicle That Goes Wrong" - an original musical comedy and holiday concert. This uproarious event is set to take place on December 2nd at 7:30pm & December 3rd at 3:00pm at Hunterdon Central (HC) Regional High School.

10) Olde Stone House Gets Much Needed Repairs Through Grant Money - (WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- The Olde Stone House, aka the George Jr and Sarah Morgan House, in Washington Township looks strange these days - sporting ugly plywood doors and boarded up windows on the first floor. Soon, however, the iconic symbol of Washington Township on Egg Harbor Road will have windows and doors faithfully restored to their previous look.

11) Kevin Hart to Perform Brand New Material at bergenPAC - (ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Comedy superstar Kevin Hart is coming to Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) for a special one-night appearance to perform brand new material on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 8:00pm. The Emmy & Grammy nominated comedian was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he launched his career as a comedian during an amateur night at a local comedy club. Hart released his eighth stand-up special, Reality Check, earlier this year.

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12) Princeton Makes to Host "Grateful" Thanksgiving Concert on Friday - (PRINCETON, NJ) -- Princeton Makes, a Princeton-based artist cooperative, will host a "Grateful" Thanksgiving as part of its coffeehouse music series on Friday, November 24, 2023 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.  The event will be held at the Princeton Makes artist studios and art market in the Princeton Shopping Center.

13) Bergen County's Winter Wonderland Opens This Weekend - (PARAMUS, NJ) -- Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Bergen County Board of Commissioners are excited to announce that Bergen County's Winter Wonderland opens this Friday, November 24, 2023.

14) Teaneck International Film Festival Wraps Its 18th Anniversary Proving It's A Force of Unity and Reconciliation - (TEANECK, NJ) -- Thousands of people from diverse backgrounds came to Teaneck to attend and celebrate "the film festival with a social conscience" with its permanent theme of Activism: Making Change. In a township that media has most recently portrayed as fractured by tensions in the Middle East the Teaneck International Film Festival (TIFF) proved that this community rises above divisiveness and in the spirit of the Teaneck tradition comes together even in the most challenging of times

15) Porno For Pyros Announces Final Tour, ending at Wellmont Theater - (MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Los Angeles Alternative Rock outfit, Porno For Pyros, announced they will embark on their farewell tour in 2024. After a 26 year touring hiatus, Perry Farrell, Stephen Perkins, and Peter DiStefano kick off the 15-city tour, produced by Live Nation, on February 13 at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA making stops across North America in Los Angeles, CA; Denver, CO; Chicago, IL; Toronto, ON; Boston, MA; New York, NY and more before wrapping up in Montclair, NJ at The Wellmont Theater on March 10, 2024.

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Aspirations of a Professional Athlete

Wednesday, March 06, 2024 @ 6:00pm
Grunin Center
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
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Patrick Hinds: Patrick’s Traveling Book Party

Friday, March 08, 2024 @ 7:00pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
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Masters of Illusion

Saturday, March 09, 2024 @ 8:00pm
Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC)
30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
category: community

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Arts Council of Princeton presents Story & Verse on March 21st

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) will continue their monthly Story & Verse Open Mic every third Thursday at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts. Since 2020, Story & Verse has provided a warm and welcoming spotlight for both emerging and established artists in the ACP's Solley Theater, an intimate space in the heart of Downtown Princeton. The next event takes place on March 21st.

RVCC Holocaust Institute Sets Webinar on Protecting Historical Artifacts, Cultural Preservation

SOPAC presents "An Evening of Wonders" with Vitaly

Historian Greg Caggiano to present "The Titanic: A Special Anniversary Presentation" at Ocean County Library

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