Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tickets are still available.
Wednesday, April 24
Tickets are still available for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's (NJSO) performance at the EPBAC located at Hammarskjold Middle School, 200 Rues Lane on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 8 p.m. The Orchestra, under the direction of Jacques Lacombe, will present an all Tchaikovsky program. NJSO Principal Cellist, Jonathan Spitz, will solo in the playful Rococo Variations. Pay only $20/Adults, $15/Senior Citizens (60+), $10/students to see the NJSO right in your own backyard. To purchase tickets, call 732-613-6985 or visit www.ebnet.org to access BookTix. This is the latest event in East Brunswick Public School's Arts in Education Concert Series. Each event in the Arts in Education Series is supported with funding from the East Brunswick …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The 'Empress of Soul' performs at the State Theatre on Wednesday, April 24. Tickets are now on sale.
Gladys Knight, the “Empress of Soul”, will be at the State Theatre on Wednesday, April 24, at 8 pm. The program will include Knight’s hit songs such as “Midnight Train to Georgia,” “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” “Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me,” and more. Knight has been performing for most of her life. She started her singing career at the age of four as a member of the gospel choir at Mount Mariah Baptist Church. After winning the grand prize on the television show Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour in 1953, Knight soon formed The Pips, whose members consisted of her brother Bubba, her cousins William Guest and Edward Patten, and friend Langston George. In 1960, when Knight was just 16, the group’s first album was released; after that, …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
They're all driveable, right in New Jersey, and open this weekend for the entire family.
If your kids are bored with the 'same old, same old' activities, try something new this weekend. Here are museums you've probably never heard of, but they have interesting stuff abounding to keep everyone busy and interested. Saturday, March 16 - Gloucester County Harrison Township Historical Society 'Going, Going, Gone... Features Vanishing Landmarks' Weekends, 1-4pm (Till 7pm on Second Saturdays) March 16 - May 19, 2013 (Closed Easter & Mother's Day) Old Town Hall 62 South Main Street, Mullica Hill Join the Harrison Township Historical Society for its spring exhibition, "Going, Going, Gone...Lost Landmarks of Harrison Township." Starting on March 16, the society will display various photographs and artifacts of lost, or soon to be lost…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Performances by singer Jewel and a spring dance concert at Mason Gross top upcoming entertainment in New Brunswick
Looking to be entertained this weekend? New Brunswick is the place to be. Grammy Award-winning songstress Jewel is among the top artists appearing in New Brunswick venues this weekend. She'll be in concert at the State Theatre. You may also want to take in wind and jazz concerts, being held at Mason Gross Performing Arts Center. Here's what's up this weekend: Friday, March 8 Jewel Greatest Hits Tour State Theatre 8 pm Tickets: $35 - $75 732-246-7469 See acclaimed American singer-songwriter-poet, Jewel on her GREATEST HITS Tour! Performing solo-acoustic on this tour, Jewel’s hits include “Who Will Save Your Soul,” “You Were Meant For Me,” “Foolish Games,” “Hands,” “Standing Still,” “Break Me,” “Intuition,” “Stronger Woman,” and “Satisfied…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Come see the works of artist Don Bloom.
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Sunday, February 10
Visit the East Brunswick Public Library during January and see the works of local artist Don Bloom. Bloom’s portraits of American presidents are based on a series of Presidential stamps put out by the United States Postal Service in 1986, with additions of America’s more recent residents. The portraits were drawn after being commissioned by Edward Mendlowitz so that they could be printed on envelopes and have the new stamps cancelled with a special “First Day Issue” postmark. Bloom has received numerous awards, fellowships and scholarships during his career. His work is on permanent display at Rutgers University and many local libraries, including East Brunswick’s. This exhibit is part of the Library’s Celebrate New Jersey month. For more…
Sunday, September 30, 2012
This week's Hub City History post takes a look at the history of one of New Brunswick's prominent performing arts houses, the State Theatre.
After 91 years of life, anybody would have a myriad of stories to tell about the things they have seen. And while it cannot speak, New Brunswick's own State Theatre, at nearly 91 years of age, is littered with hints of its past lives in the building architecture and photos of performers past. The theater will celebrate its 91st anniversary in December of this year, a somewhat historical spot in New Brunswick that has changed hands several times over its life and moonlighted as a movie theater, an RKO theater and a vaudeville theater. In 2012, the theatre hosted a total of 216 events for a total audience of 215,980 people, according to the theater's 2012 fiscal year report. Early Years The State Theatre opened its doors on Dec. 26, 1921. …
Monday, August 20, 2012
The VooDUDES were part of the summer's Summer Concert Series.
The VooDUDES brought their patented style of New Orleans funk, blues, boogie-woogie and honky-tonk (mixed together with with a pinch of Zydeco, Southern soul and Caribbean party music) to the Cultural Arts Center July 14. The five piece band has been performing for over 20 years everywhere from Montreal to New Orleans to Florida and to Europe. They have been featured in numerous festivals and have produced six CD’s. The VooDUDES are Dave Ambrosy on vocals and drums, Gary Ambrosy on vocals and guitar, Andy B on vocals, harmonica, percussion, and rubboard, Fred Saunders on bass and beads, and John Pittas on keys and accordion. The summer concert was sponsored by the Township of East Brunswick, Department of Recreation, Parks and Community…
Friday, August 3, 2012
The East Brunswick Young Adult Charity Players will perform "Better Luck This Time!" at the Cultural Arts Center.
After 11 years of mounting original productions every summer, the East Brunswick Young Adult Charity Players decided to take a somewhat unique path towards their wholly original 2012 show. That would be the tactic of blending the completely original with the completely imitated. That production, Better Luck this Time!, opens today (Friday, Aug, 3), at the Cultural Arts Center, and it mixes an original script with countless popular songs from a myriad of sources, from Bruno Mars to the New York stage sensations Avenue Q and The Lion King. Mike Solomon, producer of Better Luck this Time!, explained that the decision to blend the new with the old for the group’s 12th original production was hardly attributable to one person. “This year's show…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
When dementia prevents her from speaking, Joan Murray uses art to communicate with the world around her.
“I love you. I’m frustrated.” The words are scrawled on two yellow pieces of paper, written in black and circled in red. This is the most lucid and comprehensive feeling that senior citizen artist Joan Murray is able to express through her art that is currently on display at the South Brunswick Senior Center. Murray, a longtime resident of South Brunswick, suffers from dementia. Dementia is a loss of certain brain functions including memory, thinking, language, and behavior, according to the US National Library of Medicine. Murray started painting and drawing when she was a young girl. “I just took to it,” she said. Until recently, her favorite things to make were animals, trees, and birds. But one of her more recent drawings caught her …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The works of some of East Brunswick's finest artists is on display at the library
Students from Frost, Irwin and Memorial schools will have their art work on display this month at the East Brunswick Public Library. Here's a sneak peak of what you can expect!