Here's a look at the top 15 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage from November 27 to December 3, 2022. 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, Hudson, Hunterdon, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union).
1) A Philly Special Christmas releases "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" - (PHILADELPHIA, PA) -- A Philly Special Christmas has released “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” featuring performances from NFL Eagles’ Jason Kelce, Jordan Mailata and Lane Johnson produced by Charlie Hall (The War on Drugs) and executive producer Connor Barwin is out now. This is the first in a series of holiday classic singles to be released every Friday between now and the album’s official release on December 23rd via Vera Y Records. Recorded at Rittenhouse Soundworks, Silent Partners, and Elm St studio, proceeds from the LP will be donated to the Children’s Treatment Crisis Center in Philadelphia.
2) Artie's Bar & Grill presents Corey Feldman - (FRENCHTOWN, NJ) -- Iconic actor/musician Corey Feldman recently gave fans an early holiday present by announcing he was extending his tour through December. “Love Retours 2.2" kicks off December 1st in Buffalo, NY and will go up to Christmas. The tour comes to Artie's Bar & Grill in Frenchtown on Sunday, December 4th. Showtime is 5:30pm.
3) PHOTOS from "Elf Jr. The Musical" at BCCT - (MANAHAWKIN, NJ) -- Brick Children's Community Theatre (BCCT) is having audiences singing loud for all to hear this holiday season with Elf Jr., the musical adaptation of the classic Christmas film December 2, 3 and 4 at the Stafford Township Arts Center. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
4) PHOTOS from "A Christmas Carol" at Music Mountain Theatre - (LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Music Mountain Theatre is presenting A Christmas Carol with performances weekends through December 11th. In this classic story, Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than happiness. But, on Christmas Eve, he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts lead him through his past, present and future. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
5) Mayor Baraka Joined Mayor of Sebastián, Puerto Rico To Unveil Mural at Mt. Prospect Place - (NEWARK, NJ) -- Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka joined Javier Jiménez, Mayor of San Sebastián, Puerto Rico, Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement Jacqueline Quiles, Director of Arts & Cultural Affairs fayemi shakur, Newark Municipal Council Members, Greater Newark Convention Visitors Bureau President and CEO Ricardo Salazar, and artist José R. Beltrán Ramos "Flavor" to unveil a new 500-foot long mural on Mt. Prospect Place between 2nd and Mt. Prospect Avenues in Newark's North Ward on December 2, 2022. The two municipalities signed a "Sister City" agreement in September 2021.
6) ACC Gallery presents "Liberation Notes" by Yung C Kang - (TENAFLY, NJ) -- ACC gallery presents "Liberation Notes" - the 1st solo show for Yung C Kang. The exhibit runs from December 9 to January 9, 2023. There will be an opening reception on Friday, December 9th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. At the reception, he will have a book signing event for his first published book.
7) iPlay America Announces New Executive Chef at The Loaded Spoon - (FREEHOLD, NJ) -- iPlay America has announced the hiring of Executive Chef John Dougherty as part of its new dining experience, The Loaded Spoon, set to open in early 2023. Chef John studied Culinary Arts at the prestigious Johnson & Whales University. Launching his career at Brickwall Tavern, he then spent 9 years at Brando’s Citi Cucina in Asbury Park and aided in the openings of several New Jersey restaurants. Having competed on Food Networks Chopped, Chef John is no stranger to challenges as he excitingly takes on cultivating the culinary vision at The Loaded Spoon.
8) Ocean Casino Resort presents Theresa Caputo - (ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- Ocean Casino Resort presents Theresa Caputo on Saturday, February 11, 2023 in Ovation Hall. The star of TLC’s Long Island Medium conducts interactive readings, answers audience questions, and shares personal stories about her life and unique gifts at this spellbinding live event. Showtime is 8:00pm.
9) The Scottish Rite Auditorium presents Tommy James and the Shondells - (COLLINGSWOOD, NJ) -- The Scottish Rite Auditorium presents Tommy James and the Shondells on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:00pm. With over 100 million records sold worldwide, the New Jersey Hall of Famer, Tommy James, is a proven and true Rock & Roll trendsetter!
10) Union County to Hold Emergency Holiday Food Distribution, Dec. 17 - (UNION, NJ) -- The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced that an emergency food distribution event for Union County residents will take place on Saturday, December 17 at KEAN University in Union Township, located at 1000 Morris Avenue. It is a drive-thru event that begins at 8:00am. The food distribution is open to all Union County residents. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and no registration is required. The events will take place rain or shine.
11) PHOTOS from "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" at Mile Square Theatre - (HOBOKEN, NJ) -- Mile Square Theatre presents Tom Mula’s Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol with a four-week limited engagement at Mile Square Theatre from December 1-24. Directed by Jenn Haltman, this clever and dark retelling of the Dickens classic has Jacob Marley tasked with helping to redeem his old business partner’s soul and undergoes his own transformation. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
12) Atlantic City Launches 2022 Tinseltown Holiday Experience - (ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- The holiday spirit was in the air as a pair of festive events kicked off the Atlantic City Tinseltown Holiday Experience on Thursday, December 1. The monthlong celebration of the holidays gives visitors the chance to enjoy an array of fun holiday happenings throughout the resort and region and discover why Travel + Leisure has named Atlantic City one of 2022’s “25 Best Christmas Towns in the USA.”
13) PHOTOS from "A Tomato Can't Grow In The Bronx" at Chain Theatre - (NEW YORK, NY) -- A Tomato Can't Grow in the Bronx, an acclaimed drama by playwright/novelist Gary Morgenstein, opened at the Chain Theatre in New York City on Friday, December 2nd for a limited engagement through December 17th. The play premiered at Center Playhouse on South Street in downtown Freehold, NJ, in April, 2022. Center Players’ Artistic Director Bernice Garfield-Szita will once again direct the play, which was named “Best Original Play” at the 2022 Perry Awards by the NJ Association of Community Theaters (NJACT). Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
14) Black Women and Black Suffragists Mural Revealed in Celebration in Englewood - (ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen hosted the official public reveal of "The Black Women's Mural" painted by artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, in a celebration at the Women's Rights Information Center (WRIC) on November 14, 2022. The mural, located at 108 West Palisade Avenue on the WRIC's east facing wall in downtown Englewood, New Jersey, was designed with the participation and feedback from Englewood Black women and the community-at-large gleaned in several public workshops.
15) Sherman Theater presents Best Of The Eagles - (STROUDSBURG, PA) -- The historic Sherman Theater in downtown Stroudsburg presents Best Of The Eagles on December 9. Enjoy an evening of classic Eagles music that will leave you with a Peaceful, Easy Feeling. Doors are at 7:00pm, showtime is 8:00pm.
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