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Daily Edition 07-08-24

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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BCCT presents Disney's "The Little Mermaid, Jr." at Grunin Center for the Arts

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- BCCT presents Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr. from August 2-4, 2024 at the Grunin Center for the Arts. From classic literature to the Academy Award-winning film and Broadway musical, Ariel's undersea journey is a beautiful love story for the ages. Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends.


Phoenix Productions presents "West Side Story"

(RED BANK, NJ) -- Phoenix Productions presents West Side Story from July 26-28, 2024 at Count Basie Center for the Arts.  Don't miss this classic musical in which Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City.


PHOTOS from "Anything Goes" at Music Mountain Theatre

(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Music Mountain Theatre (MMT) is presenting a three-weekend run of Anything Goes from July 5-21, 2024. Anything Goes, the classic 1930s musical comedy, is the ninth mainstage show of MMT's 2024 season, with direction and choreography by Louis Palena. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.


Avenel Performing Arts Center presents "Hooray for HollyWeird!"

(AVENEL, NJ) -- The Avenel Performing Arts Center presents Hooray for HollyWeird! from July 18-20, 2024. This is a new dinner theater murder mystery involving a Hollywood party that gets out of hand...

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bergenPAC presents Everclear with special guest Mark Mackay

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) presents Everclear with special guest Mark Mackay on Friday, August 9, 2024 at 8:00pm. Everclear, one of the leading alternative rock bands to emerge from the '90s, celebrated their 30th Anniversary in 2022, and founder, vocalist and guitarist Art Alexakis has made it clear that he has no plans to slow down.


Shea Center for the Performing Arts presents The Tia Fuller Trio

(WAYNE, NJ) -- Shea Center for the Performing Arts presents The Tia Fuller Trio on Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 7:30pm. A force in the musical words of jazz, pop and R&B, Tia Fuller had completed a Master's degree in Jazz Pedagogy and Performance when she was selected to tour with pop star Beyonce. Fuller became a featured soloist on Beyonce's tours and performances across the globe, making many DVDs and recordings with the pop icon.


Jersey Arts Podcast: He's Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band): John Lodge Returns to New Jersey

"I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)." "Ride My See-Saw." "Isn't Life Strange?" These are just a few of the mega hit titles by The Moody Blues, and John Lodge is their bass guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. He has been performing and recording with The Moody Blues for more than 50 years while also pursuing a successful solo career. He's even been voted one of the "10 most influential bass players on the planet."


Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Walt Frazier's Suit" by Silent Knight

New Brunswick rapper Silent Knight re-teamed with producer Red Walrus (Action Bronson/Harry Fraud/Surf School) to release "Walt Frazier's Suit," a sequel to their acclaimed song, "Craig Sager's Suit."



Gallery Episode presents "Summer Serenade: The Art of Warmth"

(LEONIA, NJ) -- Gallery Episode presents "Summer Serenade: The Art of Warmth," a group exhibition that celebrates the vibrant summer season from July 13-31, 2024. This exhibition will feature a selection of artworks that capture the essence of summer through a dynamic range of colors, textures, and themes. From the bright hues of blooming flowers to the shimmering heat of a midsummer day, each piece in this exhibition offers a unique interpretation of summer's spirit. It is a vivid exploration of the season's vitality, warmth, and radiant beauty.

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History Relayed by a Fine Artist

The woman in the photograph wears a perfectly crisp blouse, skirt, and apron. Even the mending work on her lap looks freshly ironed—and mind you, this was several decades before the permanent press was a thing. The combination of polka dots, checks, and plaid on the statuesque figure projects a panoply of patterns with the screen door behind her.


Community Collaborations Inspire Sweet Spring Street Mural in Princeton

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) unveiled a new community mural this week in Downtown Princeton titled NJ Fresh. Designed and painted by artist Sofia Schreiber, this "sweet", illustration-style public art piece can be found on the side of Village Silver.



Top 15 Most Read Stories At New Jersey Stage From June 30 to July 6, 2024

Here's a look at the top 15 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage from June 30 to July 6, 2024. 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 9 counties in New Jersey (Atlantic, Bergen, Camden, Essex, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Sussex, and Union).



One Book OCL's Next Virtual Selection: Michael Thompson's "How to Be Remembered"

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Avid readers in the One Book OCL Online Book Club are ready for a heartwarming treat. Michael Thompson's thought provoking, life affirming debut novel How to Be Remembered is the next title up for discussion, Friday August 2 through Friday, October 4




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Friday, July 19, 2024 @ 7:30pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre

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Sail On - The Beach Boys Tribute

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

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The MAC Players at the Middletown Arts Center presents "Legally Blonde the Musical"

Friday, July 19, 2024 @ 7:00pm
Middletown Arts Center
36 Church Street, Middletown, NJ 07748
category: theatre

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One of the most inventive bands in pop music, 10cc, will perform live on Monday, July 29, 2024 at the Ocean City Music Pier in Ocean City, NJ. The band's 2024 Ultimate, Ultimate Greatest Hits Tour is the group's first in over three decades.

Andrea Wolper Trio to Perform at the Puffin Cultural Forum

Jersey Arts TV: Million Dollar Quartet Rocks the Bell Theater

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