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Roebling Gallery Presents "Consciously Two"


(TRENTON, NJ) -- As part of its ongoing First Friday series of art openings, Roebling Gallery will exhibit the work of Lori Johansson and Katja Valeur at Roebling Lofts, 71 Clark Street, Trenton. "Consciously Two" is the chance for us to take a step back and listen to two incredibly talented women in a changing society. This exhibition runs April 5th through May 31st. Th ...

 
The Timeless Musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" On Stage At Algonquin Arts Theatre


Classic 80s Films To Be Screened At UCPAC


Peter Yarrow and Lonesome Traveler LIVE! at the Pollak Theatre

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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...3/21/19

By Danny Coleman

Paterson Public Schools Recognized with 2019 ARTS ED NOW Renaissance District Award





 

EVENTS HAPPENING TODAY

Kashmir To Perform At Newton Theatre

Newton Theatre Presents The Music of Cream: 50th Anniversary World Tour

NJSO invites amateur instrumentalists to play in #OrchestraYou On March 23

Local Artists Transform Blank Canvases into Art to Benefit West Windsor Arts Center

Centenary Stage Company Presents Ceilidh: An Evening of Irish Music and Dance

PSO Features Met Opera Flutist Chelsea Knox at March Concerts

Grunin Center Presents "A Man And His Prostate" With Ed Asner

Dreamcatcher's Improv Troupe To Perform In Summit On March 23

Premiere Stages to Present Staged Reading of Play By Writer Who Refuses to be Defined by His Disability

Third Annual EarthShare NJ Rocks To Take Place March 23rd At Stone Pony


EVENTS THIS WEEK

John Mulaney and Pete Davidson To Perform at BergenPAC

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) --  Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) presents comedians John Mulaney and Pete Davidson on Sunday, March 24 at 7:00pm and 10:00pm. The tour has been selling out in venues across the state, so don't miss out. There is no age limit for the sho ...

 
South Jersey Pops Will Take Audiences on a Musical Expedition of Earth On March 24

NJPAC Presents Celtic Woman: Ancient Land Tour

Christopher Di Santo, Ruotao Mao, and Michael Sheadel To Perform In Mauricetown

Anthony Krizan of the Spin Doctors to Take Part In Sunday Sessions In Asbury Park

State Theatre Presents Gladys Knight

Red Bank Wedding Walk To Take Place On Sunday, March 24

Westminster Conservatory Presents "An die Musik" on March 24

T. Thomas Fortune Foundation To Celebrate "Carrie Fortune Day"

The Garden State Philharmonic and the GSP Chorus Salute the American Composer


FEATURES

Peter Yarrow and Lonesome Traveler LIVE! at the Pollak Theatre


As music lovers make their way this Saturday, March 9, 2019 inside Long Branch, NJ’s Pollak Theatre — located on the campus of Monmouth University — many stop and smile the instant they notice there is a folk music icon sitting and chatting with folks in the venue’s outer lobby. ...

 
The Oak Ridge Boys LIVE! at BergenPAC


"Breaking The Glass Ceiling" at Rowan University


"This Music is What Keeps Me Young!" The Brooklyn Paramount Reunion Jubilee of Stars LIVE! at the State Theatre


"She Inspired Me!" Renée Fleming LIVE! at the State Theatre


Director Jim Jack Talks About "The Immigrant" On Stage At George Street Playhouse



COLUMNS

Makin Waves Record of the Week: "Goin' Wild" by The Battery Electric


On March 22, The Battery Electric will release Goin’ Wild, the Asbury Park-originated soul-punk band’s first full-length album in four years. The record is a blast of fun from those Devils in Denim. ...

 
Makin Waves Scene Report with Chris Pinnella, Colossal Street Jam, Billy Walton Band and more


Makin Waves Record of the Week: "Fear of a Unified Public" by Hot Blood


ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...3/21/19


PODCAST: 2 Guys From Jersey - Episode 74


New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 03-22-19



MAGAZINE
NJ Stage Magazine
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Experience the arts in a new way!

The Source: an invasion of privacy
Ever since our lives became intertwined with cellphones, the issue of privacy has moved to the forefront.  Just imagine someone hacking into your phone, seeing or stealing your photos, text and voice messages, and contact information.  It’s a scenario that can keep you up all night.  And rightfully so, because hackers have already shown the ability to do this.  

REVIEW: "Holiday"
Now that more women are venturing into and being granted more opportunities in filmmaking than ever before, one of the joys for cinephiles is seeing fresh female takes on previously masculine dominated genres. Is there any more macho genre than the gangster drama? The milieu Swedish writer/director Isabella Eklöfhas has chosen it for her feature debut, Holiday. In gangster movies, women have generally either been relegated to background eye candy at worst or Lady Macbeth figures at best. Eklöf takes a gangster’s moll and places her front and centre in this uncompromising and provocative character study.

Joe Pug: Success May Be Around The Corner
Every now and then an artist has a good idea for promotion that makes you wonder why it’s not done by everyone.  For Joe Pug, a singer-songwriter from Austin, that idea is a podcast.

Featured Music Video: "Come On, Little Cougar" by Jenny And The Felines
This month's Featured Music Video is "Come On, Little Cougar" by Jenny and the Felines.

Theatre Preview: March 2019
Here’s a look at plays taking place across the Garden State.  We’ve got productions by such playwrights as David Mamet, Harold Pinter, Henrik Ibsen, and Yasmina Reza.  Highlights include a regional premiere of Native Gardens by Karen Zacarias at Eagle Theatre and a timely piece entitled The Immigrant at George Street Playhouse.

Plays Born In New Jersey In March
March is an amazing month for theatre in New Jersey.  There are five plays having their World Premieres take place in the Garden State.  Two of the plays began earlier in the year and will have their runs end on March 3rd, but three will run throughout the month.  In addition, Premiere Stages at Kean University holds their annual play reading series and The Theater Project’s Annual Short Play Competition both take place in March as well.

James Dalton's Show of Shows
Local artists often find themselves performing in small clubs, coffeehouses, house parties, and even on the streets in downtown areas.  They rarely get the chance to show their talents on the big stage, but that may be changing.

REVIEW: "Climax"
In a self-referential nod to his controversial 2002 thriller Irreversible, Gaspar Noé opens his latest mindfuck, Climax, with the film’s final scene and closing credits. We then cut to an extended Haneke-esque sequence in which the individual members of a multi-cultural French dance troupe are seen discussing their enthusiasm for an upcoming Stateside dance competition on an old boxy TV screen (the movie is set in 1996, likely to avoid the plot hassles that cellphones notoriously cause horror filmmakers). Arranged beside the TV set is a pile of VHS tapes, the spines hinting at Noé’s influences (Argento, Buñuel, Fulci, Pasolini, Zulawski). They also act as a sly warning of the horrors to come - the primary coloured slaughter of dancers (Suspiria); floors splashed with bodily secretions (Salò); a miscarriage/interpretive dance performance (Possession); a blade dragged across human flesh (Un Chien Andalou).

Makin Waves Record Roundup with The Vansaders, Cook Thugless, and Cyclone Static
This month, Bob Makin reviews the latest releases by The Vansaders, Cook Thugless, and Cyclone Static.

Bongo Boy TV - Issue 56
Each issue of NJ Stage Magazine contains the latest episode of Bongo Boy TV showcasing great music videos from around the world.

One Step Back: The Rock & Roll Odyssey Of Splooge
For every rock and roll band from New Jersey that becomes a household name, there’s a band full of people working day jobs and holding onto the dream of success.  One such band is Splooge out of Union County.  Their story is told in the documentary One Step Back: The Rock & Roll Odyssey of Splooge by Peter Ventrella.  The film was released in January as a video-on-demand rental through iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and Google Play as well as on DVD through the film’s website.  

The Songs 4 U
For roughly two decades, Alice Leon led the band The Alice Project.  They released several albums and toured throughout the East Coast.  After the band disbanded, she began releasing music under her own name.  She’s also taken her songwriting talent to a different use - running songwriting workshops and performances for children in schools and libraries, Girl Scout troops, as well as with senior citizens and children with disabilities and life-threatening conditions with TheSongs4U.COM





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Event calendar
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019


MUSIC

Earthshare NJ Rocks @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

GEORGE & BRENDA'S ANNIVERSARY BASH @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 12:00pm


LIONEL RICHIE @ Hard Rock Live Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, Atlantic City - 8:00pm

Brute Force & Daughter of Force @ Randy Nows Man Cave, Bordentown - 8:00pm

Diva Moments @ Broad Street United Methodist Church, Burlington - 7:30pm

Janet Gardner LIVE at DingBatz @ Dingbatz, Clifton - 7:00pm

Family Matinee: Tito and the Birds @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 4:30pm

Kashmir: The Live Led Zeppelin Experience @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 8:00pm

Dvořák | Liebermann | Mazzoli @ Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton - 8:00pm

TEN (TRIBUTE TO PEARL JAM) @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville - 7:00pm

THE GREEN PLANET BAND at LIBERTY TAVERN! @ LIBERTY TAVERN, Staten Island - 6:00pm


Panama Dead @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm







THEATRE

Mamma Mia @ Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal Park - 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Native Gardens @ Eagle Theatre, Hammonton - 3:00pm and 8:00pm

The Source by Jack Canfora @ New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch - 3:00pm and 8:00pm

Sassy Mamas presented by Dunbar Repertory Company @ Middletown Arts Center, Middletown - 3:00pm and 8:00pm

New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival @ WheatonArts, Millville - 2:00pm

CURIOUS GEORGE: THE GOLDEN MEATBALL @ The Growing Stage: The Childrens Theatre of New Jersey, Netcong - 4:00pm

FINDING NEVERLAND @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies @ Victoria Theater @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Ken Ludwigs The Gods of Comedy @ Matthews Theatre @ McCarter Theatre, Princeton - 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Theo @ Marion Huber Theater @ Two River Theater, Red Bank - 3:00pm and 8:00pm

A Man and His Prostate with Ed Asner @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 2:00pm


COMEDY

Brian Regan @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm


DANCE

Sensory Friendly Theatre: NJ Ballet's SLEEPING BEAUTY @ Mainstage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 2:00pm


KIDS

HudsonWay Immersion Camp FREE FAMILY DAY @ HudsonWay Immersion School, Stirling - 12:00pm

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