Here's a look at the top 15 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage from November 19-25, 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, Camden, Essex, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean).
Lazlo, founder of BlowUpRadio.com (an online radio station based around New Jersey artists), shines a light on some of the many new releases from NJ based musicians each week with this column. This week Lazlo takes a look at new releases by Ziggy Grover, Solo For Dolo, Jake Thistle, Turnpike Gates, Fairmont, and Roadside Graves. Plus a look back at "Demonspit" by Funch.
(RED BANK, NJ) -- There's no better way to close out the year than seeing Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes in concert on New Year's Eve. The band returns to the Count Basie Center for the Arts on Sunday, December 31, 2023 with an early show that begins at 6:00pm.
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 single of which,"Girl with No Name," is the Makin Waves Song of the Week.
"I was lucky enough to make a record with Val Garay and he is a great producer who has been around L.A. since the early days going way back to The Beatles and all the years with James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt," states musician and songwriter Kelly Deco as he discussed his latest release "Constellation" and his relationship with its producer Val Garay. "They had a great sound that he was able to make with his team of players; as a matter of fact, they have a documentary out about that group of people called "The Immediate Family" and it talks about the records that they've worked on and a lot of them were with Val."
(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Comedy superstar Kevin Hart is coming to Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) for a special one-night appearance to perform brand new material on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 8:00pm. The Emmy & Grammy nominated comedian was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he launched his career as a comedian during an amateur night at a local comedy club. Hart released his eighth stand-up special, Reality Check, earlier this year.
As December approaches, theaters across the country scramble to get their holiday programming together and ready for audiences. From classics like "The Nutcracker" and "A Christmas Carol," to orchestral and choral performances, there's an event out there for anyone looking to spread some holiday cheer. This holiday season, the Moorestown Theater Company (MTC) in Burlington County will present "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jr." and the acclaimed youth theater organization will do it all with a cast of elementary and middle school students — as well as a few ninth graders.
"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.
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents Vienna Boys Choir – Christmas in Vienna on Friday, December 8, 2023 at 8:00pm. Christmas in Vienna showcases these gifted musicians in a program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, popular songs, and holiday favorites. Tickets range from $29-$69.
Here is a look at upcoming events taking place from November 21-27, 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.