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Top 15 Most Read Stories
At New Jersey Stage
From June 16-22, 2024

originally published: 06/23/2024

Top 15 Most Read Stories At New Jersey Stage From June 16-22, 2024

Here's a look at the top 15 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage from June 16-22, 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 8 counties in New Jersey (Atlantic, Bergen, Essex, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Somerset).

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1) Liz Cheney Scheduled to Speak at NJPAC Days Before The Election - (NEWARK, NJ) -- Former Congresswoman Liz Cheney will be speaking at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Sunday, October 27, 2024. Cheney served as the U.S. representative for Wyoming's at-large congressional district from 2017 to 2023. The event begins at 3:00pm.

2) Events This Week in New Jersey: June 18-25, 2024 - Here is a look at upcoming events taking place from June 18-25, 2024 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.

3) Gabriel van Aalst announces plan to resign as New Jersey Symphony President & CEO - (NEWARK, NJ) -- On June 18, 2024, the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Symphony accepted the resignation of President & CEO Gabriel van Aalst, who announced that he is leaving in September to become the President & CEO of Dayton Live, the primary host and presenter for performing arts in Miami Valley, Ohio.

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4) Chris Ruggiero's "Summer Serenade" LIVE! at the Grunin Center - Music lovers inside Toms River, NJ’s Grunin Center for the Arts auditorium this Sunday, June 9, 2024 afternoon have it made in the shade as they get ready for a Summer Serenade of music by up-and-coming singer, Chris Ruggerio.

5) Mayor Announces "Summer Fun in Newark" Series of Free Outdoor Events - (NEWARK, NJ) -- On June 14, 2024, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced "Summer Fun in Newark," a vibrant series of free outdoor events that will ignite Newark's public parks, recreation centers, and cultural venues, infusing Newark neighborhoods with a wide array of wholesome activities, entertainment, and opportunities for education.

6) Makin Waves with Anthony Krizan: Roots Run Deep - Anthony Krizan has released his sophomore solo LP, “Cool Shade of Blue,” which features drummer Chad Cromwell (Neil Young, Mark Knopfler) and the Dave Matthews Band horn section, as well as collaborations with songwriters Larry McCoy, Alan Glass (Aretha Franklin, George Benson), Sam Tate (Waylon Jennings), Tom Marshall (Phish) and horn and string arrangements by Don Hart (Trey Anastasio).

7) The Asbury Park LIVE Summer Concert Series Returns for Its 8th Year - (ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The Asbury Park Music Foundation has announced the lineup for the Asbury Park LIVE free summer concert series, now in its 8th year. The 10-week series brings live music to the boardwalk and, with the support of sponsors, raises funds to provide music scholarships to under-served youth throughout the Asbury Park area. This year-round music program is designed to not only provide music proficiency, but also build self-esteem and life skills that improve grades and future economic success.

8) Pure Petty to Perform Prior to 4th of July fireworks in West Windsor - (WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- In what has become an Independence Day tradition, Pure Petty, the Mid-Atlantic region’s premiere tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, will perform prior to the fireworks display on July 4th at the annual L.E.A.D. FEST at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, NJ. 

9) PHOTOS from "South Pacific" at Surflight Theatre - (BEACH HAVEN, NJ) -- Surflight Theatre is presenting the beloved musical theatre classic South Pacific from June 19 through July 7, 2024. It takes place during World War II where Nellie, a nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a local French estate owner, Emile. Meanwhile, Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocent girl with whom he's fallen in love. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe's life, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

10) Bobby Strange and the Art of Busking - Imagine grabbing your guitar and performing on a street corner for tips day after day, year after year.  Never worrying about setting up club dates with owners or promoters who require you to bring a certain number of people to the show; being able to perform originals in front of thousands of people each week; and actually earning a living as a musician.  Sounds like a dream, right?

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11) Bergen County's Star-Spangled Spectacular Set To Become A New 4th of July Tradition - (RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ) -- County Executive Jim Tedesco, the County Board of Commissioners, and the County Parks Department are excited to announce that the County of Bergen has partnered with the New Jersey Wind Symphony to bring a new special event to Overpeck County Park this 4th of July.

12) Art All Night Trenton: Re-imagined and Re-born - Art All Night Trenton (AANT) has always been a vibrant and immersive celebration of art, culture, and the community that is Trenton, New Jersey. While the pandemic turned it into a virtual event, this highly-anticipated return to an in-person format brings together artists, performers, and art enthusiasts from all walks of life in the capital region, transforming part of the city into a colorful and lively hub of creativity. With its rich history and diverse artistic landscape, Trenton (and AANT's new home - the Trenton War Memorial Building) provides the perfect backdrop for this weekend-long extravaganza.

13) An Interview with Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night of Blackmore's Night - Long before Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night created the renaissance folk rock band Blackmore’s Night, Ritchie told Guitar World that he longed to play medieval music.

14) Stockton University Receives $650,000 Grant to Promote K-12 Climate Change Education in Southern New Jersey - (GALLOWAY, NJ) -- Stockton University recently became the only college or university in southern New Jersey to receive a $650,000 state grant to help K-12 schools improve climate change instruction.

15) Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Dandelion" by The Grip Weeds - The Makin Waves Song of the Week is The Grip Weeds' cover of The Rolling Stones' "Dandelion" from the new tribute compilation "JEM Records Celebrates Jagger & Richards."

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A Night with Guys Under the Stars

Thursday, July 25, 2024 @ 5:30pm
County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Road #Cohen Hall , Randolph, NJ 07869
category: community

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It's Happening with Snooki and Joey

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 @ 7:30pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: community

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Tyler Henry – The Hollywood Medium

Thursday, August 01, 2024 @ 8:00pm
Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC)
30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
category: community

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(RED BANK, NJ) -- Monmouth Arts will honor award-winning rocker and co-founder of Light of Day Foundation Joe Grushecky; multi-disciplinary artist Michael "Porkchop" LaVallee; restaurateurs and philanthropists Tim and Beth McLoone; and arts advocate Joe Barris at Monmouth Arts L'art du Cirque on Friday, September 27, 2024. The event takes place at The Johnny and June room in the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel and Tim McLoone's Supper Club in Asbury Park.

Tropicana presents RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars LIVE!

Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum Teams Up with Somerset Patriots to Honor New York Black Yankees and Negro Leagues

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