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Daily Edition 03-13-23

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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Colin Hanlon Talks About "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at George Street Playhouse

It's a weak mind, according to Andrew Jackson, that can't think of more than one way to spell a word, but that won't fly at “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”


Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center presents "Certifiably Yours" at duCret Center of Art

(PLAINFIELD, NJ) -- Doors slamming, mistaken identities, and crazy props? It must be a farce! Get ready to laugh out loud with Certifiably Yours, an award-winning, side-splitting farce. Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center, in residence at duCret Center of Art in Plainfield, is presenting the New Jersey premiere of Certifiably Yours, a comedy by Metuchen resident Lawrence Paone.



Count Basie Center for the Arts presents Rufus Wainwright

(RED BANK, NJ) -- Count Basie Center for the Arts presents Rufus Wainwright on Sunday, June 25 at 7:30pm. His upcoming album, Folkocracy, is Rufus Wainwright revisiting his roots, of childhood summers spent at folk festivals and watching his famous family on stage. But it’s also the sound of an artist in the present using all he has learnt from conquering pop to opera and showtunes.


KC and the Sunshine Band to Perform at New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning

(READINGTON, NJ) -- KC and the Sunshine Band are still as widely popular today as they were when they first danced onto the music scene 50 years ago. And when you’re having the celebration of the year, who else would you want to keep it comin'.

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The Alarm Forges Forwards With New Album

(WALES, UK) – THE ALARM's Mike Peters is returning to life after a year dominated by pneumonia and a serious leukemia relapse, with a triumphant new album, Forwards, out June 2, 2023 and a video for the title track.


The Sherman Theater presents Sam Grisman Project

(STROUDSBURG, PA) -- Sam Grisman Project brings the music of Grisman and Garcia to the historic Sherman Theater in downtown Stroudsburg on Friday, April 7. Doors are at 7:00pm, showtime is 8:00pm.


Ferocious Designs Releases Debut Full-Length Album

Ferocious Designs, the music project of central New Jersey-based songwriter Brian Kelley, has released its first full-length album, Looking for the Light, now available for streaming and download at A music video for the title track has also been released.


Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Earth" by Carolyn Marosy

"Earth," the latest video from Jersey-raised edgy roots rocker Carolyn Marosy's album "Loners, Misfits and Rebels" is the Makin Waves Song of the Week.



"Let It Be Morning" to Screen in Ship Bottom

(SHIP BOTTOM, NJ) -- Adapting a Hebrew-language novel by the Palestinian author Sayed Kashua, the screenwriter-director Eran Kolirin uses the escalating absurdity of a family trapped in the wrong place at the wrong time to guide his new film “Let It Be Morning.” Lighthouse International Film Society and Cynthia Friedland, Re/Max of LBI present a screening of the film on Thursday, March 23 at 7:30pm in the Ship Bottom Firehouse.

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Centenary University to Host Free Screening for Thomas Edison Film Festival

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary University will host a free screening for the 42nd Annual Thomas Edison Film Festival on Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 pm in the Stinik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center located on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ. The Thomas Edison Film Festival is free to attend and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. This event is made possible through the generous support from the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission.



Wildlife Photography Contest Returns to Union County

(MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ) -- The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that the annual Wildlife Photography Contest is returning to the Trailside Nature and Science Center. Amateur photographers in Union County age 10 and up are invited to enter their original photographs of wild animals in their natural habitats including birds, fish, amphibians and insects as well as mammals.


Gallery Aferro announces Juno Zago as new Creative Director

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Newark's oldest operating artist-run gallery has seen a lot of changes in the last few years, and 2023 promises to be no different. And it is with this transformational spirit, Gallery Aferro is proud to announce Juno Zago as the new Creative Director of the innovative contemporary alternative arts space.


The 2023 Union County Senior Citizens' Art Exhibit is Open for Entries

(SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ) -- The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites residents of Union County, age 6o and up, to enter an artwork in the 2023 Union County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit. The exhibit will be held at the Scotch Plains campus of Union College of Union County NJ, at 1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains.


New Hope Arts' Public Sculpture Program Renews For 20th Anniversary

(NEW HOPE, PA) -- The New Hope Arts Center: New Hope Arts is expanding the Outdoor Sculpture Project celebrating 20 years of their commitment to public art. For the 20th anniversary the renamed Public Sculpture Program, is on the move. The latest installation, Harry Gordon’s Axis Mundi, "landed" on Sunday, March 5, hosted by First National Bank & Trust Co. of Newtown’s Solebury branch at 408 Lower York Rd., New Hope.



Top 15 Most Read Stories at New Jersey Stage from March 5-11, 2023

Here's a look at the top 15 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage from March 5-11, 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 6 counties in New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Sussex).



Friends' Two-Day Book Sale Coming to Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch

(SURF CITY, NJ) -- The books, DVDs and compact discs that you no longer need might be just want your neighbor wants – and vice versa. Friends of the Island Library will accept donations Thursday, March 23 for their Two-Day Book Sale, 9:00am through 4:00pm Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch.


Brookdale Alumna Earns Publication In National Literary Journal

(LINCROFT, NJ) -- Brookdale Community College graduate Zafira Demiri is among the twenty-four members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) nationwide, whose writing will be published in the 28th edition of Nota Bene, PTK's literary journal. With over 800 entries submitted for the competition, "Nota Bene," Latin for "take notice," showcases the exemplary writing of community college students.




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

Friday, April 19, 2024 @ 7:30pm
William Paterson University - Shea Auditorium
300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470
category: music

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Popa Chubby

Friday, April 19, 2024 @ 7:30pm
Lizzie Rose Music Room
217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087
category: music

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Fiddler on the Roof

Friday, April 19, 2024 @ 8:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre

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bergenPAC presents Broadway's Rock of Ages Band

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) presents Broadway's Rock of Ages Band on Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 8:00pm. The Electrifying Band from the original Broadway smash hit! The only trademarked group from the original Broadway production recognized as Broadway's Rock of Ages Band®

RVCC Student Jazz Ensemble to Perform on April 30th

New Jersey Youth Symphony to Celebrate 45th Anniversary at NJPAC

Middletown Arts Center to hold auditions for "Legally Blonde, the Musical"

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