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Daily Edition 02-16-24

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update from New Jersey's arts newswire. We regularly publish between 8-15 new articles and news reports each day. Nobody covers the Arts throughout the Garden State like New Jersey Stage!

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Vivid Stage to host Special Events and Guests during run of "Gone Missing"

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Vivid Stage, in residence at Oakes Center at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit, will present the New Jersey premiere of Gone Missing, a musical about losing stuff, with book by Steve Cosson and Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman, from February 22 through March 3. During the run of the production, there will be a lobby art exhibit, a special talkback guest, and a Ladies' Night out reception, in addition to other special events.



Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...2/15/24

"Yes, it's my first time coming to Jamey's, I'm bringing my band, The High Rollers," said an excited Early Times as he discussed his upcoming debut at Jamey's House of Music in Lansdowne, PA on February 24, his new record "Electric City" and more. "I have a keyboard player, a drummer and a bass player, I play guitar and sing. We do, for the most part, a night of original music.That doesn't mean that I don't occasionally throw in something that people know but I kind of live and die on what I write and what I'm trying to present and it usually goes off pretty well. We're gonna do around a two-hour show; I've never been in Lansdowne and I'm really looking forward to it and I'm hoping to get some people to come out and I feel that when we play a place for the first time that we always make new fans who find us, I think, a little refreshing from the usual bar bands that are playing blues." 


WXPN Announces First Group of Artists for 2024 XPoNential Music Festival

(CAMDEN, NJ) -- Philadelphia public radio station WXPN has announced the first eight artists who will perform in its 2024 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru. The annual outdoor music festival produced by WXPN will take place from Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 22, 2024 at Wiggins Park on the Camden, New Jersey waterfront. Rosanne Cash, Phosphorescent, Blondshell, Bully, The Heavy Heavy, Lizzie No, Cedric Burnside and Grace Bowers will perform on the two stages in Wiggins Park, located directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. More artists will be announced.


The Offspring set to take-over The Punk Rock Museum April 12-14

(LOS ANGELES, CA) – During a packed show in Las Vegas at Fremont St. Experience, The Offspring announced they will be returning to Las Vegas for a take-over of The Punk Rock Museum to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their acclaimed record, Smash, during the weekend of April 12th-14th with a slew of fun activities.

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Black Box Studios and The Elated System presents Doom Dogs featuring Reeves Gabrels at Debonair Music Hall

(TEANECK, NJ) -- Black Box Studios and The Elated System presents Doom Dogs, with opener Reg Bloor, on Friday, March 15th, 2024, 8:00pm at Debonair Music Hall. Doom Dogs is an improvisational trio featuring Reeves Gabrels on guitars, Jonathan Kane on drums, and Jair-Rohm Parker Wells on basses. With a collective background that includes collaborations with David Bowie, The Cure, Swans, and more, Doom Dogs create mesmerizing original music that blends and transcends musical genres.



Rider University to host annual film symposium

(LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ) -- Landmark documentaries and personal nonfiction films are the subjects of Rider University's Department of Media Art's annual film symposium, which will take place on February 28 and 29, 2024. "Real Life, Reel Representation: The Art and (Personal) Politics of Nonfiction Film" will feature acclaimed speakers, a student film and screenwriting festival, and several student and faculty panel presentations.


2024 United States Super 8 Film + DV Festival Day 1 Line-up

2024 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Day 1 - Saturday, February 17, 2024 – Online for 24 Hours and In-Person at 7PM! View the winning films and digital videos of the International United States Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival, selected by a jury of filmmakers, Rutgers University student interns, and media professionals. The festival--now in its 36th year—will feature finalist works by independent filmmakers from the United States and around the world. Co-sponsored by Pro 8mm!



Princeton University Library presents largest U.S. retrospective of the work of Ulises Carrión to date

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Princeton University Library (PUL) presents "Ulises Carrión: Bookworks and Beyond," the spring exhibition in the Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery at Firestone Library. Curated by Sal Hamerman, Metadata Librarian for Special Collections at PUL, and Javier Rivero Ramos, a recent Ph.D graduate from the Department of Art & Archaeology, who is now Assistant Curator at Art Bridges Foundation in Arkansas, the exhibition opens on February 21, 2024 and runs through June 13, 2024.


Believing in Bright Colors and Angels Gets Artist Freda Williams through the Atrocities

As soon as the banner announcing the retrospective of Freda Williams hung from the red brick façade of Artworks Trenton, the excitement began. "She has so many stories to tell," Artistic Director Addison Vincent said of the 86-year-old artist who has lived all but the first five years of her life in Greater Trenton.

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WP Music Department Spring Show: Purcell's Dido and Aeneas & A British Musical Theatre Review

Saturday, April 20, 2024 @ 7:30pm
William Paterson University - Shea Auditorium
300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470
category: music

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Lisa Sherman’s Disco Connection

Saturday, April 20, 2024 @ 7:30pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: music

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Fiddler on the Roof

Saturday, April 20, 2024 @ 2:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre

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Outpost in the Burbs presents Choir! Choir! Choir! in an EPIC Fleetwood Mac Sing-Along

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Outpost in the Burbs presents a very special evening with Choir! Choir! Choir! in a Fleetwood Mac Sing-Along on Friday, May 10, 2024 at the First Congregational Church (40 S. Fullerton Avenue) in Montclair. Showtime is 8:00pm.

New Hope Arts Hosts a Day of Free Events In Honor of International Sculpture Day

NJPAC presents An Evening with Richard Dawkins and Friends

87 Sussex to Celebrate Grand Opening with Performances by Candice Lee and Bennett Rhoad

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