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James Maddock To Perform At Benefit For Lizzie Rose Music Room


(TUCKERTON, NJ) -- Singer-songwriter James Maddock will perform at the Lizzie Rose Music Room in Tuckerton on Friday, March 2nd at 7:30pm.  The concert is a benefit for the non-profit listening room that presents a variety of music each month, including blues, jazz, bluegrass, rock, soul, country, and singer-songwriter. Tickets for the benefit concert are $25. ...

 
Tommy Igoe and The Birdland All-Stars LIVE! at Toms River’s Grunin Center

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The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling To Celebrate Alligator Records Debut At Roxy & Dukes


Nominations are open: 2018 ICWP 50/50 Applause Awards for Theatre Gender Parity


Irish-Themed Shows Highlight March Events At Novins Planetarium


Mayo Presents Marc Cohn with The Blind Boys of Alabama





 

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Picturesque To Tour Area Including Show At House of Independents

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) --  Rock band Picturesque will be hitting the road early next year with Silverstein and Tonight Alive. The six week, full U.S. run, titled "The Get Free Tour," kicks off on January 19th in Cleveland and includes stops in Denver, Los A ...

 
Australia's Tonight Alive to Perform At House Of Independents In Asbury Park

12th Annual State Theatre New Jersey Family Day on Presidents Day

Monmouth University To Screen "Rebirth of a Nation"

Rider University Musical Theatre Presents The Theory of Relativity

T. Thomas Fortune Foundation Presents "Reading Fortune: A Voice For The Ages"

Men of Bronze, Harlem’s Rattlers Featured in Union County Black History Month Celebration


FEATURES

Tommy Igoe and The Birdland All-Stars LIVE! at Toms River’s Grunin Center


Drummer Tommy Igoe and his 10-piece jazz band — The Birdland All-Stars — made a recent Valentine’s Day appearance this Feb. 14, 2018 at Toms River, NJ’s Grunin Center of the Arts. ...

 
Sierra Hull LIVE! at Toms River’s Grunin Center


Songbook: Steven Page and the Art of Time Ensemble LIVE! at the Grunin Center


Reading Between The Lines: Der Vang And Whitehead @ Newark


Why MIP(R) 2018 Will Play an Integral Role in Your Professional Dance Education


“We Can Become Friends in an Hour!” Las Cafeteras LIVE! at Toms River’s Grunin Center



COLUMNS

Makin Waves with Sharief Hobley


New Brunswick favorite son and Makin Waves’ 2017 Male Artist of the Year Sharief Hobley chats about his illustrious career as a session man and touring musician with the likes of Michael Jackson, Kanye West, John Legend, and Alicia Keys, and the fun he’s had in such great Hub City acts Knew Breed, Spy Gods, Fried Ice Cream and now Sharief in Burgundy.  ...

 
Makin Waves Record of the Week: Screaming Females' 'All at Once'


Makin Waves Scene Report


ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...2/15/18


Jeff Crespi Rocks the Shore - Feb 14, 2018


PODCAST: 2 Guys From Jersey - Episode 20


New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 02-16-18



MAGAZINE
NJ Stage Magazine
The latest issue of New Jersey Stage magazine is available for free at www.NJArtsMag.com. This is not a website, not a blog - it's an actual magazine with pages that turn! It is designed to be readable on any SmartPhone, tablet, or PC.

Experience the arts in a new way!

Pat DiNizio: In His Own Words
We’ve lost many rockers in recent years, but Pat was one of us. When I first heard about his passing, I instantly recalled one special night at The Strand in Lakewood.  DiNizio was part of a Backstage Pass show (one that turns the theater into a listening room with the audience sitting on the stage with the artist) in which Pat played a few songs and shared stories about his life. He was very introspective that night and might have given us a special New Jersey version of his old Las Vegas show “Confessions of a Rock Star.”  These were stories about growing up in New Jersey, raising a daughter after a divorce, first successes with the band, and the moment he realized he wanted to play rock and roll for the rest of his life.  The show was broadcast live on our internet radio station and after searching through old hard drives, the recording was found.  What follows is one night with Pat DiNizio in his own words…

Theatre Preview: February 2018
Each month, New Jersey Stage Magazine presents a special advertising section promoting shows around the Garden State. All theatres (professional and community) can be part of this preview each month by advertising with New Jersey Stage.  The preview runs in our monthly magazine and online, with links back to the theatre's website.  It's a great way to promote your play throughout the entire state.

Light of Day Winterfest 2018 Photos
Light of Day Concerts were held throughout Asbury Park in January and photographer John Posada was on hand to shoot many of them.  We gathered about 40 of his photos for a slideshow gallery across two pages in New Jersey Stage magazine.

REVIEW: "Phantom Thread"
Should you decide to visit your local cinema to take in a showing of Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest offbeat character study, you might want to make a bit more effort with your wardrobe than you’re accustomed to for such outings. After spending 130 minutes totally immersed in the world of 1950s high fashion, I felt like an utter rube walking out of the cinema in my jeans and hoody combo.

Ain’t Misbehavin’
The arts community throughout New Jersey has been buzzing with anticipation ever since the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center project was first announced.  It will be a facility to rival any in Central New Jersey and one that will be home to many arts organizations.  

Featured Music Video: "Gimme Gimme Rockaway" by Steve Conte
This month's featured music video is "Gimme Gimme Rockaway" by Steve Conte.

Bongo Boy TV - January 2018
Each issue of New Jersey Stage Magazine contains an episode of Bongo Boy TV showcasing music videos from around the world.

Around Jersey: Rick Springfield at Mayo
Rick Springfield performed a solo show at Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown on January 6th and photographer Debra Rothenberg was on hand to take some photos.  

Dovere For Camden
Dovere is an Italian word for responsibility, respect.   Joseph M. Paprzycki and Pepe Piperno felt a responsibility to deliver the respect that their beloved, broken city - Camden, New Jersey - deserved. Once a thriving city, Camden fell on hard times in the 1960s and 1970s. Drugs, crime, and corrupt politicians brought the city to its knees. Joe, Pepe, and a small group of folks came together to breathe life into Camden by investing their creativity, hearts, souls, and treasure to turn what used to be Joe’s grandfather’s abandoned bar into a professional theatre.

Street Poet Review
Underground poets are about to roar. Street Poet Review, a new online journal being launched by Damian Rucci in February, will let them roar as loud as they want.  The goal is to give a voice to those who are currently silenced by existing journals. Rucci understands their silence because his work has been silenced many times as well.

An Interview With Michael Brett
Michael Brett has been performing and writing songs for twenty years now; both as a solo artist and alongside Deirdre Forrest in The May Darlings. From his first EP (Done, released in 1998) to his latest albums (Serenade Postcards and Dislocate), he has grown with each release.  He’s carved out a niche for himself in a genre that he calls “rock/folk.”   

REVIEW: "The Party"
What must those modern cinemagoers who cry “SPOILER!” whenever a critic mentions the most innocuous of plot details make of movies like Sunset Boulevard, Citizen Kane or Carlito’s Way, which not only open in media res, but reveal the ultimate fate of their protagonists? I’m forced to admit myself that in the case of the aforementioned Brian de Palma gangster epic, it does seem a little pointless, and sucks much of the tension out of the film’s otherwise expertly crafted climax.

Driving Miss Daisy
Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken will kick off 2018 with a production of Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry.  The play, set in the South between the late 1940s and early 1970s, explores an unlikely friendship between an elderly white Southern Jewish woman, Daisy Werthan, and her African-American chauffer, Hoke Colburn. The original production ran for nearly 1,200 performances and won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, while a 1989 film starring Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, and Dan Aykroyd won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

INSIDE MUSIC: Do-It-Yourself Publicity & Promotion
Let’s say you’re a grown up; been a closet singer all your life; and now you want to sing in public and make a local name for yourself.  Or, you’re a young singer not quite sure how to get started in music. Set a goal, then go about learning how to get from point A to point B.

Spectacular Shorts
The first two weeks of the New Jersey Film Festival feature amazing short films that cover virtually every genre.  The works were selected by a panel of judges which include media professionals, journalists, students, and academics.  Four shorts stood out for us.

The Lost Village
“You came to the Village because you were looking to fit in; because everyone was different.  You were an artist or you were gay - God forbid you were straight.  People came to the Village because it was different,” opens The Lost Village, a new documentary by Roger Paradiso.





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Event calendar
Sunday, Feb 18, 2018

OF MICE & MEN @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 6:00pm

BORGATA COMEDY CLUB @ The Music Box @ Borgata Casino Hotel, Atlantic City - 9:00pm

BOYZ II MEN @ Event Center @ Borgata Casino Hotel, Atlantic City - 8:00pm

JAMES KING @ Resorts Casino and Hotel Atlantic City, Atlantic City - 8:00pm

Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 2:00pm

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 1:00pm and 4:00pm

ART @ Centenary Stage Company - Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, Hackettstown - 2:00pm

The Outsider @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 1:30pm and 7:00pm

OKLAHOMA! @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 3:00pm

Gobsmacked! @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 7:00pm

American Hero @ George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick - 2:00pm and 7:00pm

HOT LATIN NIGHTS WITH THE MAMBO KINGS NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 3:00pm

G3 2018: Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Phil Collen @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 7:00pm

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Live! @ Victoria Theater @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 2:00pm and 6:30pm






KICKING & SWEARING One-Act Festival @ Hamilton Stage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 2:00pm

Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two Woman Show @ Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank - 4:00pm

LESS THAN JAKE & FOUR YEAR STRONG @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville - 6:30pm

Blues in the Loft: Hat City 2nd Annual Blues Challenge @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 7:00pm


Gathering Time to play at Riverside Rhythm and Rhyme @ Investor's Bank Theater @ RoxPAC, Succasunna - 4:00pm

Beauty and the Beast @ Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair, Upper Montclair - 1:30pm and 3:30pm

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