Here's a look at the top 10 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage during the week of May 15-21, 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 the Top Ten includes articles covering eight counties in New Jersey (Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Passaic, and Sussex).
The Doo-Wah Riders LIVE! at the Grunin Center
by Spotlight Central - published 2022-05-21
Fans of country music are ready and waiting inside Toms River, NJ’s Grunin Center for the Arts this Saturday, May 14, 2022 evening for a live concert by The Doo-Wah Riders.
(PRINCETON, NJ) -- After two straight galas that had to be held virtually due to covid, McCarter Theatre Center has announced that the highly anticipated annual tradition will return with a live 2022 event in Princeton, on Saturday, June 4th. The not-to-be-missed fun-filled summer party is a long-standing tradition in the Princeton community where all are welcomed to come together to share the joy and thrill of the performing arts and to support one of central New Jersey’s cultural gems.
Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Black Sun in New Orleans” by Silent Knight
by Bob Makin - published 2022-05-20
New Brunswick rapper Silent Knight’s single, “Black Sun in New Orleans,” is the Makin Waves Song of the Week.
The Space Belongs to Them: Artist and Community Collaboration on New Harriet Tubman Monument in Newark
by Rachel Alban, JerseyArts.com - published 2022-05-19
Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica and currently based in Montclair, NJ, architect Nina Cooke John’s work includes a range of ventures - from remodeling homes and businesses, to designing interior and public sculptures, and teaching classes and community workshops.
Garden of Earthly Delights? Artists in Rowan University Art Gallery Examine the ‘Cultivated Space’
by Ilene Dube, JerseyArts.com - published 2022-05-19
Ever since – even before – Joni Mitchell penned the words “and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden,” humans have been seeking to do just that. A return to the “Garden of Eden,” the original utopia. Paradise.
Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...5/19/22
by Danny Coleman - published 2022-05-19
"I released an album in 2021 but I haven't been able to tour so we are doing it now. The album title is "The Ghost and the Wall" and it's 10-tracks; I was in Philadelphia and New York; I did three nights at City Winery. I have a trio with a guy named Danny Black who plays acoustic guitar and some lap steel who is from Philadelphia and a lovely woman named Allie Moss who is from New Jersey singing backup harmonies,” said Joshua Radin in a recent discussion about his latest release, his songwriting, the recording process and being on stage.
Makin Waves with Asbury Park African-American Music Project: Preserving History, Celebrating Community, Cementing Future
by Bob Makin - published 2022-05-18
Around Memorial Day Weekend 1970 when I was 5 years old, my grandmother won me yet another prize at a wheel of chance on the Asbury Park Boardwalk: a copy of The Beatles’ “Abbey Road,” my first big-boy LP. A few weeks later, civil unrest broke out throughout the city, and I didn’t step foot onto the AP boardwalk for a decade!
PHOTOS from Lotus at Union Transfer
by Chris Paul - published 2022-05-18
Lotus performed two nights (May 13-14) at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA and photographer Chris Paul was on hand to grab some photos. The band, which has performed at festivals like Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Ultra, and Rothbury, has steadily built a devote fan base through steady touring. They've also crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations. Equal parts instrumental post-rock and electronic dance, the band’s distinguishing feature is the ability to maintain a decidedly unique musical voice and remain current while bucking passing trends.
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The newly renovated State Theatre New Jersey presents the Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes with special guest Shutterdog on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 8:00pm. Tickets range from $43.50-$123.50.