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State Theatre New Jersey presents Boyz II Men

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents Boyz II Men on Friday, February 10 at 8:00pm. Boyz II Men redefined popular R&B and continues to create timeless hits that appeal to fans across all generations. Tickets range from $59-$234.

Beyoncé World Tour Includes Show at MetLife Stadium
(EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ) -- Following the wildly successful release of Beyoncé's seventh studio album, Renaissance, the global superstar has announced the Renaissance World Tour, her first solo tour in over six years. The 2023 tour, produced by Parkwood Entertainment, and promoted by Live Nation, kicks off on May 10, 2023, at Friends Arena in Stockholm, SE, making stops throughout Europe and then continues across North America. Locally, the tour comes to Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on July 12th and MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on Saturday, July 29, 2023.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation Announces Nominees for 2023
(NEW YORK, NY) -- The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation has announced the following Nominees for 2023 Induction: Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott, Iron Maiden, Joy Division/New Order, Cyndi Lauper, George Michael, Willie Nelson, Rage Against the Machine, Soundgarden, The Spinners, A Tribe Called Quest, The White Stripes, and Warren Zevon.

BlowupRadio.com to Host Second Annual Transplants Benefit in March
Following in the success of last year's Giving a Second Chance: Benefit for National Foundation for Transplants, New Jersey-based internet radio station BlowUpRadio.com returns with its second annual event March 4th and March 5th. The benefit again brings musicians together to perform live on its station, raising funds for those in need of financial assistance upon facing a life-changing organ or tissue transplant.

NJPAC presents Avery Sunshine
(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Avery Sunshine, a phenomenal singer taking no detours in creating melodious music for the masses, if you haven’t seen her live, plan to do on Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 7:00pm.

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James Dalton talks about "Asbury Park & Me"

James Dalton is an Ocean County-based artist who has described himself as "of the scene, but not part of it", but anyone who has performed with as many artists in as many local venues as James is most certainly part of the scene. He created a show called "Asbury Park & Me" last year for the Brighton Fringe Festival and is bringing it to venues in New Jersey. James has performed around the world and wherever he goes the Garden State is always with him, whether in his lyrics or stories he tells on stage. NJ Stage caught up with him to learn more about his plans for the show.

BlowUpRadio.com's New & Notable NJ Music 1/30/23
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 releases by Alex Sieira, Old Friends, Today Is..., San Tropez, BYRH, Geb Zurburg, and Solid Bronze.

"As Good as it Gets!" The Immediate Family LIVE! at the Count Basie Center for the Arts
It’s a drizzly Thursday, January 12, 2023 evening in Red Bank, NJ as music lovers line up outside the Count Basie Center for the Arts’ Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre for a concert by The Immediate Family band.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Boots of Spanish Leather" by Pat Guadagno
Jersey Shore singer-songwriter Pat Guadagno’s latest album, “1964,” is a tribute to the year that spawned such classics as Bob Dylan’s “Boots of Spanish Leather,” Pat’s cover of which is the Makin Waves Song of the Week

Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...1/26/23
“I play guitar as my primary instrument but I grew-up playing the Alto Saxophone and I was really, really good at it; I was like first chair. I loved it but once I picked up guitar, I kind of dropped the saxophone and after I picked up the guitar, I really started focusing on songwriting.”  

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