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Daily Edition 02-20-24

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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Holmdel Theatre Company presents a Staged Reading of "Call Me Isaiah"

(HOLMDEL, NJ) -- On Monday, February 26, 2024, the Holmdel Theatre Company in partnership with the New Jersey Creative Arts Collaborative presents a staged reading of "Call Me Isaiah" by Jared Kelner. The reading is directed by Diane L. Parker. Admission is free with a $5 suggested donation. The reading begins at 7:00pm. After the reading, stay for a discussion with the playwright and cast members.



Nearly 1,000 children to attend free NJYS Black History Month Education Concert at UCPAC

(RAHWAY, NJ) -- The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) announced that nearly 1,000 elementary and middle school students will attend a free Education Concert on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 10:00am at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. Nearly 600 students from Union County public schools and 300 students from Paterson Public Schools will attend this special event celebrating Black History Month with powerful music selections by Duke Ellington and William Grant Still. Led by Helen H. Cha-Pyo, the NJYS Youth Symphony will be joined by guest artist and tenor saxophonist Lance Bryant for the performance.


Lucy Wijnands Salutes Sarah Vaughan at March Jersey Jazz LIVE! Concert in Madison

(MADISON, NJ) -- "Sarah Vaughan could do anything with her voice," says vocalist Lucy Wijnands. "The way she sang a ballad was how I wanted to sing a ballad. She had so much class and personality in her singing, and nobody else sounded quite like her."


PHOTOS from Flogging Molly at Wellmont Theater

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Flogging Molly brought its Road to Rebellion Tour to the Wellmont Theater on February 17, 2024 and photographer Julie Hoffman was on hand to take photos. Amigo the Devil and Gen and the Degenerates were supporting acts.

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2024 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners

We had a very nice 36th Annual United States Super 8 Film + DV Festival over the last two days although the in-person screening on Saturday was cancelled due to a major snowstorm that hit Central Jersey. Luckily folks could still see the program online. Attendance was good and it looks like we will break even financially which is important for us to keep running this Festival. Many thanks to Phil and Rhonda Vigeant as well as Jaclyn Melo of Pro 8mm and Sara Leavitt at Icarus Films/OVID for sponsoring our Festival again and providing the prizes for the Best of Festival winners. Without further ado here are the Award Winners of the 36th Annual Festival: 



National Dance Company of Ireland to Perform at RVCC Theatre

(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg will present the National Dance Company of Ireland's production of Rhythm of the Dance on Friday, March 15, 2024 at 8:00pm.



The Newark Museum of Art presents The Story of Newark Fashion: Atelier to Runway

(NEWARK, NJ) -- The Newark Museum of Art (NMOA) presents The Story of Newark Fashion: Atelier to Runway from February 22 through June 2. In development since 2021, this is the Museum's first large-scale exhibition dedicated to contemporary American fashion. Bringing together loans from prestigious public and private collections, The Story of Newark Fashion features the work of 11 fashion designers with Newark connections.



Third Edition of "Born in the U.S.A." to Be Released in March

Pioneering the field of Springsteen scholarship when it first appeared in 1997, Born in the U.S.A. remains one of the definitive studies of Springsteen's work and its impact on American culture. Moving beyond journalistic and biographical approaches, Jim Cullen situates the artist in a wider historical canvas that stretches from the Puritans to Barack Obama, showing how he has absorbed, refracted, and revitalized American mythology, including the American Dream, the work ethic, and the long quest for racial justice. Exploring difficult questions about Springsteen's politics, he finds a man committed to both democratic and republican principles, as well as a patriot dedicated to revealing the lapses of a country he loves.


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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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