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Top 15 Most Read Stories
At New Jersey Stage
From November 26 to December 2, 2023

originally published: 12/03/2023

Top 15 Most Read Stories At New Jersey Stage From November 26 to December 2, 2023

Here's a look at the top 15 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage from November 26 to December 2, 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 8 counties in New Jersey (Bergen, Cumberland, Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Sussex, and Union).

1) Remember Jones to partner with Baseline Social to bring "A Brand New Year's Eve!" to Fort Monmouth - (OCEANPORT, NJ) -- National touring artist Remember Jones, known for his over-the-top, theatrical, funk/soul and rock music events and originals, has announced “A Brand New Year’s Eve!” at the new Baseline Social on Fort Monmouth in Oceanport. This will be the venue’s first concert and one of the first live indoor music events on Fort Monmouth in many years.

2) Keyshia Cole, Trey Songz, K. Michelle, and Jaheim to Perform at Prudential Center - (NEWARK, NJ) -- Get ready Newark for A Night of Love presented by S.J. Presents with a stellar musical lineup featuring R&B superstars Keyshia Cole, Trey Songz, K. Michelle, and New Jersey's own Jaheim on Friday, February 9, 2024 at the Prudential Center.

3) The Gallery at Green Door Studio presents Humberto Ramos, A Retrospective - (MILLBURN, NJ) -- The Gallery at Green Door Studio will host an Opening Night Reception for Humberto Ramos: A Retrospective on Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Humberto Ramos was born in 1930 (NYC) and began painting in his teens. His works include pencil drawings, acrylics, oils and most recently watercolors.

4) NJPAC to Celebrate Max Roach's Centennial with a Concert and Film Screening - (NEWARK, NJ) --  New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will celebrate the centennial and impact of percussionist, drummer, jazz composer, and social activist Max Roach with two events - a screening of the documentary film The Drum Also Waltzes with a panel discussion on January 18th and a concert featuring Grammy winner Cassandra Wilson on Friday, January 26th.

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5) "A Different World" Comes to Kean University - (UNION, NJ) -- Kean University welcomed cast members of the iconic TV show A Different World to a President’s Distinguished Lecture Series event on November 16, 2023 for a discussion of how college life and culture has changed since the sitcom began 35 years ago.

6) bergenPAC presents An Evening with John Cusack and Screening of "Better Off Dead" - (ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) presents An Evening with John Cusack on Friday, January 26, 2024 at 8:00pm. With an impressive body of work spanning the course of three decades, John Cusack has evolved into one of Hollywood’s most accomplished and respected actors of his generation, garnering both critical acclaim as well as prestigious accolades for his dramatic and comedic roles. He will take the bergenPAC stage to talk about his career after screening his 1985 comedy Better Off Dead.

7) SAVE MUSIC VENUES: The Stanhope House - The blues ecosystem is dependent on the collaboration of non-profits, venues, fans, bands, educators, business owners, and record labels. The blues societies play an important role in this ecosystem -- they support the bands and musicians by working with venues to book gigs, working with record labels to promote the music, networking with business owners and fans to help support their mission, and working with educators to ensure the blues genre is taught to the next generation.

8) Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...11/30/23 - "We've done it before," says a laughing Bywater Call vocalist Meghan Parnell speaking of the stage size at The Lizzie Rose Music Room. "We know it will work, we were there in the Spring and had a really awesome time. We know with this band and that room that it sometimes takes a little bit of imagination but The Lizzie Rose stage is not the smallest stage we've ever been on so, we'll make it work." 

9) Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Girl with No Name" by Steve Conte - Jersey Shore-raised singer-songwriter-guitarist Steve Conte soon will release his fourth solo LP, his second on Little Steven Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Records, the latest single of which,“Girl with No Name,” is the Makin Waves Song of the Week.

10) Lizzie Rose Music Room presents Bywater Call - (TUCKERTON, NJ) -- Lizzie Rose Music Room presents Bywater Call on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 7:30pm. Meghan Parnell and Dave Barnes are the driving force behind Bywater Call, a powerhouse 7-piece Southern Soul, Roots Rock band out of Toronto, Canada.

11) George Street Playhouse presents "Having Our Say" - (NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- George Street Playhouse presents Having Our Say, the Tony Award-nominated play by Emily Mann (A Streetcar Named Desire, Anna and the Tropics). Having Our Say is adapted from the book by Sarah (Sadie) L. Delany & A. Elizabeth (Bessie) Delany with Amy Hill Hearth and is directed by Laiona Michelle (Her Portmanteau). The production begins previews Tuesday, November 28, 2023, with opening night set for Friday, December 1 for a limited run through Sunday, December 17, 2023.

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12) Comedian Elon Gold to Perform at Debonair Music Hall - (TEANECK, NJ) -- Comedian Elon Gold will headline on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at Debonair Music Hall with sets at 7:00pm & 9:15pm. Elon is a comedian and actor who has starred in FOX's Stacked and NBC's In-Laws. His one hour stand up special on Netflix, Elon Gold: Chosen & Taken received wide acclaim from audiences and peers alike. It is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.  He has made ten appearances on The Tonight Show and had a recurring role on the FOX hit show, Bones.

13) Chris Batten and the Woods release "Live From The Bowery Ballroom, NYC" "The Woods may be going away for a little bit, but it ain't over and we'll see you soon." Those were the parting words from an interview with Chris Batten in October 2009, just before Chris Batten & The Woods were about to play their final show at Maxwell's in Hoboken.  True to his word, the band did indeed return - albeit over a decade later - with new music, celebrated by a concert at the Bowery Ballroom that led to a 4 song live EP released on November 22, 2023.

14) Events This Week in New Jersey: November 28 to December 4, 2023 - Here is a look at upcoming events taking place from November 28 to December 4, 2023 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. Click on the title to go to the full preview.

15) The Levoy Theatre presents An Evening of Holiday Cheer with Jackie Evancho - (MILLVILLE, NJ) -- The Levoy Theatre presents An Evening of Holiday Cheer with Jackie Evancho on Friday, December 8, 2023 at 8:00pm. The record breaking recording artist first came into the public's eye with her appearance on NBC's America's Got Talent.

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Do Portugal Circus

Saturday, April 20, 2024 @ 8:00pm
Woodbridge Center
250 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095
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Woodbridge Center
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Woodbridge Center
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NJPAC presents An Evening with Richard Dawkins and Friends

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Settle in for an unforgettable evening with Richard Dawkins, the world-renowned evolutionary biologist, author, and public intellectual, as he brings his tour to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Friday, September 24, 2024. The event begins at 7:00pm.

RVCC to Host Webinar on Holocaust Remembrance

Learn the History Behind the Holocaust at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch

The Third Annual Carteret Earth Day Celebration

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