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Newark Academy Wins First Place in Jazz at Lincoln Center's 29th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival

(NEW YORK, NY) -- Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) announced the three top-placing high school jazz bands in the nation plus more than 100 individual and section awards in the prestigious 29th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival - held May 9-11, 2024 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center and the hallmark program for the largest jazz education network in the world. The competition is part of the organization's festival of events celebrating the 125th birthday of Duke Ellington, one of music's most influential composers, musicians, and bandleaders; and Jazz at Lincoln Center's lodestar since the organization's founding in 1987.

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Joe Grushecky releases "Goodbye Steeltown"

Joe Grushecky has released "Goodbye Steeltown," a track off the forthcoming Houserocker: A Joe Grushecky Anthology, out on May 24, 2024 via Omnivore Recordings. This song and the remaining 35 tracks on the 2 disc set are newly remastered by multiple Grammy-winner Michael Graves, and co-Produced by Johnny Grushecky and multiple Grammy-winner Cheryl Pawelski.

Clinton Hill Community Action Celebrates the 1st Anniversary of the ArtsXchange in Newark

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Clinton Hill Community Action (CHCA) proudly hosted the first-anniversary celebration of the ArtsXchange on April 30, 2024. This night of culture recognized one year of a spectacular partnership with NJPAC celebrating arts programming in Clinton Hill. This collaboration spawned the arts and creative placemaking department at CHCA, and ArtsXChange was the first joint effort with Clinton Hill Community Action & the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

WXPN Announces the 24-Hour Song Challenge for Area Songwriters

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) -- WXPN, the member-supported Philadelphia radio station, is inviting local songwriters to participate in a 24-Hour Song Challenge on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 12 noon ET, when it will announce a song prompt to start the challenge.

Cut The Kids In Half release "A Good Man Died"

New Jersey outfit Cut The Kids In Half have shared their second-ever single "A Good Man Died," a tense, searing track rife with vocal control and creative vision beyond the band's teenage years, along with an official video that shows off their DIY roots and live prowess.

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Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Loners, Misfits and Rebels" by Carolyn Marosy

Veteran Jersey rocker Carolyn Marosy (Sulkweed, RAW) has released a video for the title track of her acclaimed solo EP, "Loners, Misfits and Rebels."

Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...5/23/24

This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place in New Jersey from May 21-28, 2024

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Black SwanP" by Mike Noordzy



Art can portray many things and occupy many mediums. Some artists utilize subjects such as cities, animals, and people. For Craig Wallace Dale, this choice of subject has ranged over the years and currently rests with railroad track graffiti. Jonathan Harkel’s Along the Rail displays and honors this longer-than-three-decade journey.

Low Cut Connie Teams with Little Steven For Remix Single of "Are You Gonna Run?"

Karri Li Receives Scholarship from Wharton Arts

Blues Wine & BBQ to Take Place in Gloucester County



Music at Bunker Hill presents a Vocal Chamber Music Concert featuring Lucy Fitz Gibbon and Friends

(SEWELL, NJ) -- Music at Bunker Hill presents a Vocal Chamber Music Concert featuring Soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon and Friends on Sunday, May 26, 2024 at Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church (330 Greentree Road) in Sewell. Showtime is 3:00pm.

East Lynne Theater Company to Host its First-Ever "Summer Soiree" fundraiser

11th Annual Jersey City Jazz Festival to Take Place May 29th to June 2nd

Prudential Center presents Diljit Dosanjh

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