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Top 15 Most Read Stories
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From June 9-15, 2024

originally published: 06/16/2024

Top 15 Most Read Stories At New Jersey Stage From June 9-15, 2024

Here's a look at the top 15 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage from June 9-15, 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 (Essex, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, and Ocean).

Make sure your events are part of our weekly columns by sending press releases to us at Event previews are always one of the most popular areas of the website. Event previews get noticed when we first publish them and then get noticed again when they are brought back to the main area of the site the week the event takes place - sometimes even several months later.  We also run weekly columns promoting events, music, and theatre shows taking place for the week. These columns include our featured event previews and event listings along with all of our event previews of the week. Many times, they are among the most read stories of the week. There is no cost for us to run your press releases!

1) 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.

2) MPAC's 2024-25 Season Preview - (MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) has announced its 2024-2025 season, its 30th anniversary season.  Over 60 shows and 90 performances have been announced, with many more to be added over the course of the year.

3) Events This Week in New Jersey: June 11-18, 2024 - Here is a look at upcoming events taking place from June 11-18, 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. 

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4) Middlesex County's Music-In-The-Park Summer Concert Series Returns For 2024 - (MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ) -- Middlesex County's annual Music-in-the-Park Summer Concert Series is back for the 2024 season with shows from some of the finest musicians in the County! Spend your summer evenings enjoying free live music at one of Middlesex County's many picturesque parks, all you need to bring is your favorite lawn chair and love of music.

5) "Over the Top Terrific!" Cousin Brucie Presents Herman's Hermits LIVE! at PNC Bank Arts Center - It’s a gorgeous May 30, 2024 evening inside Holmdel, NJ’s PNC Bank Arts Center amphitheater where an audience of over 13,000 music lovers anticipate the start of a free Garden State Arts Center performance of Cousin Brucie Presents Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, and LaLa Brooks.

6) PHOTOS from Monmouth Civic Chorus 75th Anniversary Gala - (MIDDLETOWN, NJ) -- In honor of its Sparkling 75th Anniversary Season, the award-winning Monmouth Civic Chorus held an elegant gala fundraiser on Saturday, June 8, 2024, hosted by David and Mary Graham at Navesink Country Club in Middletown. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

7) An Evening with Stanley Tucci: "What I Ate In One Year (and related thoughts)" - (NEW YORK, NY) -- Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) and Fane Inc will present An Evening with Stanley Tucci: "What I Ate In One Year (and related thoughts)" with special guest John Krasinski will stop at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, October 15, 2024 at 8:30pm. Every ticket includes a hardback copy of Tucci's new book.

8) PHOTOS from "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" at Paper Mill Playhouse - (MILLBURN, NJ) -- Paper Mill Playhouse has released production photos for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, featuring a book by Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award nominee Douglas McGrath and words and music by Gerry Goffin & Carole King and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil. Directed by Casey Hushion, choreographed by Jennifer Werner and music directed by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett. Beautiful is on stage now through July 3, 2024 at Paper Mill Playhouse. Photographer Jeremy Daniel was there to take photos.

9) New Jersey Symphony to Have Free Summer Outdoor Concert at Ocean County College - (TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Ocean County College is thrilled to announce the return of a musical summer tradition! Join the community for a magical evening of live symphonic music with the New Jersey Symphony on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 8:00pm on OCC's main campus in Toms River. The family-friendly program is open to the public; admission and parking are free of charge.

10) Newark Completes Restoration of Gateway to Newark: Portraits - (NEWARK, NJ) -- Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced that the City of Newark Division of Arts and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the Newark Downtown District, Project for Empty Space, Invest Newark, Newark Arts, the Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau, and a diverse collective of artists completed the restoration of Gateway to Newark: Portraits last week.

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11) A New Twist on Shakespeare Classic 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at Kelsey Theatre June 14-23 - (WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- It's a modern twist on an all-time classic comedy when Shakespeare 70 presents William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream June 14-23, 2024 at the Kelsey Theatre on Mercer County Community College's (MCCC) West Windsor Campus. The generation gap, unrequited love, and marital misunderstandings have abounded throughout history, and so it is with this updated version of the Shakespeare classic.

12) 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.

13) 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.

14) This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts June 11-18, 2024 - Here is a look at upcoming shows taking place from June 11-18, 2024 along with our featured listings. New Jersey Stage offers previews of concerts throughout the Garden State as well as select shows in New York City and Philadelphia areas.

15) Jarod Clemons and the Late Nights to Pay Tribute to Clarence Clemons at Wonder Bar - (ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The North to Shore Music Festival, presented by Prudential, presents Jarod Clemons and the Late Nights, will pay tribute to Jarod's father, the late Clarence Clemons, the longtime saxophonist in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. This special performance will take place on Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, 2024 at the Wonder Bar. Showtime is 7:00pm.

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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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