Category: Entertainment

Count Basie Unveils New Space for Its Theater Performing Arts Academy

By Madelynne Kislovsky RED BANK – The curtain has gone up on the Count Basie Theatre’s new Performing Arts Academy building, located at 111 Monmouth Street, next to the theater....

September 24, 2015 | comments

Springsteen Surprise at Count Basie

By Marion Lynch RED BANK – On the night before he turned 66, hometown rocker Bruce Springsteen gave a special gift to the sold-out crowd during the finale of the...

September 23, 2015 | comments

‘Learning to Drive’ (Rated R)

“Learning to Drive” is an unusual combination of good actors and an odd story that is rooted in metaphor. That said, here is the plot without the complications; we’ll get...

September 21, 2015 | comments

The Local ‘Rock of Ages Band’

When the Broadway hit musical “Rock of Ages” neared the end of its successful six-year run at the Helen Hayes Theatre in early 2015, Marlboro resident Barry Habib, the show’s lead...

September 21, 2015 | comments

Pulitzer Prize Couple to Appear at Brookdale

By Mary Ann Bourbeau LINCROFT – “Hope is like a path in the countryside. Originally there is nothing – but as people walk this way again and again, a path...

September 21, 2015 | comments

Colts Neck Rockfest Expands to Two Days

By Laura D. Kolnoski COLTS NECK – Now in its eighth year, the Colts Neck Rockfest will fill scenic Bucks Mill Park on Bucks Mill Road with the sounds of...

September 4, 2015 | comments

By Muriel J. Smith A series of events ranging from a tea and a costume parade to a one-person show portraying author Lewis Carroll by noted actor/speaker Andrew Sellon will celebrate...

September 2, 2015 | comments

Evita Comes to Count Basie

BY RED BANK – Phoenix Productions will be reviving Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s epic rock opera “Evita” at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank for two weekends...

September 2, 2015 | comments

Springsteen Photo Exhibit

  A New Look at The Boss: Exhibit features iconic images of Bruce Springsteen By Mary Ann Bourbeau WEST LONG BRANCH – As an affiliate of the Grammy Museum of Los...

September 2, 2015 | comments

Shrewsbury Chorale Holds Open Rehearsals and Auditions

SHREWSBURY – The Shrewsbury Chorale invites all interested local singers to participate in open rehearsals from 7:45 to 10 p.m. Sept. 22 and 29. Weekly practices will be held Tuesday...

September 2, 2015 | comments

Colts Neck Celebrates 25th Country Fair

COLTS NECK – Mother Nature smiled on the 25th Anniversary of the Colts Neck Country Fair. Unlike previous years, the only precipitation was one overnight, off-hours thunderstorm that caused no...

August 26, 2015 | comments

Seeing the World Through 3-D Glasses

      AS AN ARTIST, Joel Zimmerman has worked in many different mediums, including painting, photography and advertising. His works have been seen in art galleries and on album...

August 21, 2015 | comments

Music of the Islands in Highlands

THERE IS AN all-too common scenario at the end of the typical work week: you’re exhausted, stressed and just want to grab some good food and catch some local music,...

August 17, 2015 | comments

Bluegrass and More Meets the Jersey Shore

ASBURY PARK – Rock may be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Asbury Park music scene, but it’s far from the only genre in...

August 17, 2015 | comments

World War II Strategy Recounted By Historian Paul Zigo

By Muriel J. Smith MANALAPAN, August 13 – A standing room only crowd of more than 150 was mesmerized for nearly an hour Tuesday evening when Paul Zigo, associate professor...

August 14, 2015 | comments

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