To mark the 55th anniversary of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Hudson County Community College will present a special program of gospel, Broadway, and a variety of inspirational musical numbers performed by Angela Birchett and Joey Joseph-DiCarlo. The concert will take place on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. in the Atrium […]
Though it’s been imitated plenty of times since 1967, “Subway Joe” remains unique. Everything on the record jostles for attention like buskers in the subway. The piano and the Caribbean drums are blown out, distorted, and gleefully shoved into the red. Trumpets blare with impatience like car horns in rush hour traffic on Fifth Avenue. […]
There are three restaurants at the intersection of Grove and Mercer Streets — one Mediterranean, one Pakistani, and one American. Also, there’s City Hall. I mention this because it’s here that “Jersey City Nutcracker,” our version of the seasonal dance favorite, locates a magic manhole that allows its inhabitants a glimpse of the city as […]
Two weeks ago, New Jersey City University held a two-day jazz festival. The event, which featured Jersey City percussion hero Winard Harper, the unclassifiable, frequently brilliant Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet, and many other artists, was distinguished by its excellent lineup of attractions. Its location was just as noteworthy. NJCU didn’t throw their party on campus. […]
Certain holiday traditions don’t budge. Mistletoe, for instance: that stuff comes out in December and gets retired once Santa returns to the North Pole. Nobody drinks egg nog in May. And if a dance company mounts a production of “The Nutcracker,” you know Christmas is right around the corner. Hudson County has its own “Nutcracker.” […]
ArtPride New Jersey, the state’s largest arts service organization, has released its guide to holiday arts events throughout the Garden State. Carefully curated, the guide includes shows offered by theaters, museums, performing arts spaces, and galleries. For New Year’s Eve, a comedy show is also on the docket. Listings are provided for children as well […]
he Jersey City Dance Academy marks its 50th Anniversary this month, a milestone the organization will be formally celebrating later this fall.
There’s folk, opera, r&b, a quick-witted, occasionally foul-mouthed, Dominican-American rapper, and more, in October.
Tris McCall reviews Nation of Language and GIFT at White Eagle Hall
Though they’re not shooting for the charts or even a mass audience, they nevertheless elicit powerful responses from the many who feel marginalized by the reverbed-out mushfest that is modern American alt-rock.