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Dean Friedman is yet another example of the depth of New Jersey's talent pool. This native son of Paramus has eight albums, more than four decades of experience, multiple hits and a zest for making music that many of today's artists lack. ... READ ON

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- As the Musical “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg" opens on Broadway, Asbury Park presents an evening with the musical legends of Motown- See The Temptations and The Four Tops perform live in a special Mother’s Day celebration on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8:00pm. The magic of Motown will take place at the Paramount Theatre with Grammy Winning legends of classic soul and R&B. The Temptations and Four Tops will perform hit after hit for an evening of elegant harmonies and smooth-stepping moves to their hits including (“My Girl”) and The Four Tops (“Baby, I Need Your Loving”.) ... READ ON

(GLASSBORO, NJ) -- Soprano Jessica Gould and lutenist Nigel North share the stage for a guest artist recital presented by the College of Performing Arts at Rowan University on March 27 at 8:00pm in Boyd Recital Hall on the Glassboro campus. Gould and North’s program, entitled Chiaroscuro: Music from the Dawn of the Seicento, includes sacred and secular works by Giulio Caccini, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Vincenzo Galilei, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger, Tarquinio Merula, Alessandro Piccinini, Luigi Rossi, Giovanni Felice Sances, Barbara Strozzi, and others from the early 17th century.... READ ON

(NEW YORK, NY) -- Due to overwhelming demand, a limited run of Phil Collins Still Not Dead Yet, Live! dates have been confirmed for fall 2019. The 15-city limited engagement will kick off September 23rd in Dallas, TX and will head around the country.  Locally, Collins will perform at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, October 6th.... READ ON

Country music is playing over the loudspeakers inside Englewood, NJ’s BergenPAC auditorium this Thursday, March 7, 2019 as fans enter and take their seats. Before them, the stage is adorned with silver towers holding sets of lights, and projections of different colors can be seen on the walls. A drum kit sits center stage behind four microphones; on the right, there is a set of keyboards and a bass, and on the left, a fiddle, a pedal steel guitar, and a collection of eight acoustic and electric guitars.... READ ON

On March 22, The Battery Electric will release Goin’ Wild, the Asbury Park-originated soul-punk band’s first full-length album in four years. The record is a blast of fun from those Devils in Denim.... READ ON

(RAHWAY, NJ) -- Eddie Money and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas to take the stage at Union County Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 13. Tickets, starting at $49... READ ON

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- The legendary “Bishop of Jazz”, Rio Clemente, will present his debut of “Rio Plays Rio,” full of original music mixed in with jazz favorites, the American Song book, full band numbers plus piano solos at the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum on Monday, April 8 at 7:30pm.... READ ON

(MAURICETOWN, NJ) -- Internationally-acclaimed marimbist Makoto Nakura will be the featured performer at Maurice River Music’s next salon concert—the final salon concert of the 2018-19 season—on Sunday, April 7 at 2:30pm at a residence in the Mauricetown, NJ area.  He will perform his transcriptions for marimba of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita No. 2 in E major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006, and three Bach Chorales; Toshiya Sukegawa’s Five Pieces After Paul Klee; three songs from around the world; and Philip Lasser’s Bach Echoes for marimba, composed for Nakura.     ... READ ON

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- The royal family of the guitar, The Romeros, perform at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 8:00pm. Over half a century after walking onto the world stage as the first classical guitar quartet, The Romeros continue to be a veritable institution in the world of classical music, dazzling countless audiences and winning the raves of reviewers worldwide. Tickets range from $29-$59. ... READ ON

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