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Top 15 Most Read Stories
At New Jersey Stage
From June 23-29, 2024

originally published: 06/30/2024

Top 15 Most Read Stories At New Jersey Stage From June 23-29, 2024

Here's a look at the top 15 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage from June 23-29, 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 6 counties in New Jersey (Cape May, Bergen, Essex, Mercer, Middlesex, and Ocean).

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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) The 2024 Happy Together Tour LIVE! at BergenPAC - The crowd inside the BergenPAC auditorium in Englewood, NJ this Wednesday, June 12, 2024 evening is all set to dig the music of the 1960s and early ’70s with the stars of the 2024 Happy Together Tour — The Turtles, Jay and the Americans, The Association, The Vogues, Badfinger’s Joey Molland, and The Cowsills.

3) New Brunswick hosts Gospel Music Festival featuring Hezekiah Walker & Jekalyn Carr on Saturday - (NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- On Saturday, June 29, 2024, you can celebrate the Arts Institute of Middlesex County's inaugural FolkLIVE series featuring live performances by Gospel icon Hezekiah Walker and rising sensation, Jekalyn Carr and other local talents at Monument Square Park! This is a FREE performance series for all ages exploring diverse histories, traditions, and stories that make our County culturally rich.

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

5) NJPAC Announces Lineup for 2024 Sounds of the City FREE Concerts - (NEWARK, NJ) -- Experience an amazing lineup of diverse artists under the stars this summer at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) for exciting, FREE concerts during the Horizon Sounds of the City series every Thursday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. The series unites Newark's cultural diversity by bringing together residents, workers, and visitors for unforgettable evenings of great music, food, and fun. This year's  lineup includes Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista, Afrobeat singer and artist Kofi Kinaata, New Orleans funk band Galactic f. Jelly Joseph, rap icon KRS-One, and New Orleans bounce singer Big Freedia. Some performances will also showcase a guest poet from Dodge Poetry, as well as local opening talent and NJPAC's student performers.

6) East Lynne Theater Co. Announces Name of Stage at Future Home The Clemans Theater - (CAPE MAY, NJ) -- Cape May's award-winning East Lynne Theater Company, presently housed at Cape May Presbyterian Church, has just announced the name of the main stage at its future home at The Clemans Theater at Allen AME Church: The Gus Andy Stage.

7) Pure Petty is Coming to Long Beach Island in July - (LONG BEACH ISLAND,NJ) -- Gloucester County-based Pure Petty will perform two outdoor concerts in LBI this July. They will be at Bay Breeze Park in Barnegat Light on July 8th (6:00pm to 9:00pm) and Boat Ramp in Ship Bottom on July 11th (6:00pm to 8:30pm). Admission to both concerts is free. 

8) Banned From Utopia featuring Frank Zappa Alumni to Play Williams Center for the Arts - (RUTHERFORD, NJ) -- Banned From Utopia featuring legendary Frank Zappa alumni Ray White, Bobby Martin and Scott Thunes, will be touring North America with The Paul Green Rock Academy this summer. The We Love Zappa Tour celebrates the music of Frank Zappa from all eras and comes to the Williams Center for the Arts on Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 7:30pm.

9) New Release Review - "Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter One" - Once in a while a critic will have the cheek to publish a review despite not having seen a movie in its entirety. "I've seen this a hundred times before," is how they inevitably defend themselves when they're rightly attacked for such a lack of professionalism and respect for the medium. With Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter One, Kevin Costner has forced all of his new film's reviewers into the role of the unprofessional critic who forms an opinion despite having only seen half a movie, or in this case maybe only a third, or even a quarter. Costner's project is ambitiously spread across four films, with three reportedly already shot and two guaranteed a release at time of writing.

10) Community Mural Painted and Rain Garden Installed in Hackensack - (HACKENSACK, NJ) -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) held two interactive painting sessions, featuring the development of a community mural, and installed successfully a community rain garden at Hackensack High School on June 1, 2024 at the Boost the Block Goes Green festival. The NNJCF and the Hackensack Environmental Justice Alliance produced and gifted the large rain garden to the community.

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11) Local Arts Leaders Honored at 15th Annual Excellence in Cultural Access Awards - (HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- The New Jersey Theatre Alliance (the Alliance) and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts proudly celebrated the annual Excellence in Cultural Access Awards on May 30, 2024, at the picturesque Grounds For Sculpture. This esteemed event honored exceptional contributions to arts accessibility across the state.

12) Mayor Baraka and Hellofresh Host Meal Distribution at Chancellor Avenue School - (NEWARK, NJ) -- On June 24, 2024, Mayor Ras J. Baraka joined with HelloFresh, No Kid Hungry, and Newark Board of Education Superintendent Roger León to distribute 4,000 free meals to families and youth at risk and in need at Chancellor Avenue Elementary School. The school is located at 321 Chancellor Avenue in Newark's South Ward.

13) West Windsor Arts presents "Summer Music and More" Free Concert Series - (PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ) -- West Windsor Arts is once again presenting its "Summer Music and More" series of three free concerts at Nassau Park Pavilion (behind Panera Bread) in Princeton. The series offers three distinct concerts, representing different genres of music, in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. Each event also features art activities that both kids and adults will enjoy.

14) Albert Music Hall presents "Sweethearts of the Jersey Pines" - (WARETOWN, NJ) -- On Saturday, June 29, 2024, a special night entitled "Sweethearts of the Jersey Pines" will celebrate the women of Albert Music Hall with a night of terrific female-led bands! The show will open with a brief retrospective of the women who have supported the hall over the years by current PCS President, Danielle Marrone. This will be followed by 6 bands (doors at 5:00pm).

15 - TIE) Middlesex County's Plays-In-the-Park 2024 Season - (EDISON, NJ) -- Middlesex County Plays-in-the-Park returns this summer to the stage at the Stephen J. Capestro Theatre in Edison, presenting three beloved musicals: Beauty and the Beast, In the Heights, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

15 - TIE) PHOTOS from Final Week of 2024 Princeton Festival - (PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Princeton Festival hosted thousands of performing arts lovers and hundreds of artists from June 7-22, 2024, resulting in sold-out performances, multiple standing ovations, and rave reviews. The large performance pavilion and multiple booths on the grounds of Morven Museum & Garden are removed until next year. In the meantime, patrons can hear beautiful music performed September – May by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra in its home at Richardson Auditorium.

15 - TIE) State Theatre New Jersey presents The Moody Blues' John Lodge - (NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents The Moody Blues’ John Lodge on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 8:00pm. John Lodge, legendary bass player, songwriter, and vocalist of The Moody Blues, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, will be live in concert at STNJ, performing the music of The Moody Blues and the iconic album Days of Future Passed.

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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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