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(JERSEY CITY, NJ) --The NJCU Center for the Arts presents Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass in concert on Saturday, February 22 at 8:00pm with a special school time program on Thursday, February 20. An internationally acclaimed brass ensemble, the group is comprised of some of America’s top musicians who will bring a rousing New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration to Jersey City.... READ ON

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Primus will pay homage to prog-rock legends Rush this summer with A Tribute to Kings, a cross-country tour that will feature the Bay Area trio playing Rush’s classic 1977 album A Farewell to Kings in its entirety, in addition to their own music. Jersey fans will have three chances to see the show including June 17 at Beacon Theatre in New York City, June 19 at The Met in Philadelphia, and June 20 at the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park.... READ ON

On March 14 and 15, New Jersey Festival Orchestra brings together two operatic legends for the very first time as Wagner's monumental drama Die Walküre meets the tragic pathos of Leoncavallo's Pagliacci. A cast of internationally acclaimed guest performers from New York's Metropolitan Opera and beyond joins NJFO to present, fully staged, these two operatic masterpieces - an unlikely couple united by the tragedy and trauma of forbidden love. Performances will take place in Westfield and Madison.... READ ON

(HILLSBOROUGH, NJ) -- On Sunday, March 22, Deb Fabricatore will host the 3rd Annual John Bocskocsky Memorial Fundraiser to honor her younger brotherto benefit Hark-ALS. Hark is a Hillsborough based non-profit organization providing financial and compassionate resources for pALS (people with ALS) and their families across the United States. Fabricatore lost her brother (John Bocskocsky) at the age of 51. The event takes place at Falcons Nest in Hillsborough from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and will include light fare, cash bar, silent auction and live music by Clyde St. Clifford and the Omnidextrous Jazz Ensemble. Proceeds from the event will go to financial assistance for individuals living with ALS, as well as Harks Hopemobiles Program.... READ ON

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Ghetto Surf announces the release of Keep Me in Your Mind, the new CD by recording artist Joshua Mark with a release party March 6th at famed photographer Danny Clinch’s Transparent Gallery in Asbury Park, NJ.  Shaune Pony Heath-Thilberg will open the show and Mark will be backed by The Attractives (Sal Boyd and Andrew Robinson) and special guests Billy Hector and Suzan Elle. Doors at 7:00pm. There is no cover but $10 suggested donation. Showtime is 8:00pm.... READ ON

(FREEHOLD, NJ) --America’s AC/DC Thunderstruck is rocking their way to The Event Center at iPA on Friday, May 29 at 8:00pm. The AC/DC energy and spirit Thunderstruck recreates is just the way you remember it. With every performance, Thunderstruck aims to please the crowd playing the songs you know and love from all eras of AC/DC. ... READ ON

(HILLSIDE, NJ) -- Kean Stage will present a disability-inclusive performance by deaf singer/songwriter Mandy Harvey at Kean University's Enlow Recital Hall in Hillside on Saturday, February 22 at 7:30pm. Harvey is best known for her 2017 appearance on America’s Got Talent, where she received the "golden buzzer" from judge Simon Cowell, sending her straight to the finals. Live stream word captioning, ASL interpreters and assisted listening devices will be available for patrons at this performance.  Harvey will conduct two workshops on Thursday, February 20 with students enrolled in Kean's School of Communication Disorders and Deafness prior to her appearance on Saturday.... READ ON

(TRENTON, NJ) -- Artworks presents "Raices II", the second concert in their pulsating multicultural music series on Friday, February 21 at 7:00pm. The concert features the scintillating modern roots music of Kuye, the percussive guitar-riffs and soul-drenched melodies of Sonni Shine, plus Trenton local beat heroes Josue Lora & Nota G with DJ ItsjustAhmad. ... READ ON

(WOODLAND PARK, NJ) -- On Friday, March 6, the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts will celebrate its successful, life-changing music education programs with a special gala event entitled “West Side Story in Paterson” at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park. Jennifer and David S. Stone serve as Honorary Chairs of the event which features performances by students from the Paterson Music Project, the New Jersey Youth Symphony, and the Performing Arts School.... READ ON

On the heels of last week’s Season Three debut of FOX’s #1 hit The Masked Singer, Right Angle Entertainment today announced that an all new live show, The Masked Singer National Tour, will hit the road in 2020, bringing the #1 show on television to the next level on its first-ever North American tour. Locally the tour comes to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark on Friday, June 12 and The Met in Philadelphia on Wednesday, June 17. Audiences can expect to see their favorite characters brought to life onstage, as well as surprise celebrity guests, amazing new performances and a can’t-miss spectacular live show for audiences of all ages.   ... READ ON

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