NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK: THE TOTAL PACKAGE TOUR

2017-06-12_13-15-46New Kids on the Block: The Total Package Tour with special guests Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul

New Kids on the Block and superstar special guests Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul bring The Total Package Tour to Prudential Center Sunday, July 2.  With a combined 200 million records sold worldwide, NKOTB, Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men are primed to have the biggest party of the summer with The Total Package Tour.  Known for delivering Blockheads with one-night-only experiences and legendary collaborative events, NKOTB will return to the stage after 2016’s touring hiatus, bringing with them number one hits like “Hangin Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” and “Step By Step”.

Paula Abdul makes her momentous return to the stage for a hit-fueled set that includes an incredible seven number-one hit singles, while Package Tour alums Boyz II Men will deliver their trademark, multiplatinum-selling sound to fans nationwide.

WHAT WILL COME

kendridge_618x588NEWARK MUSEUM, 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ. (973) 596-6550

www.newarkmuseum.org.

Through May: NEW ACQUISITION: “WHAT WILL COME” (2007) VIDEO INSTALLATION BY WILLIAM KENTRIDGE. “A recent acquisition – an installation by the renowned South African artist William Kentridge – is on view in the Arts of Global Africa’s dedicated gallery for video art. WHAT WILL COME (2007) is an animated film, created using Kentridge’s signature technique of drawing and erasing on a sheet of paper and filming the process frame-by-frame. The work is inspired by Italy’s invasion of Ethiopia in 1935, in which 275,000 Ethiopians lost their lives. Among them were a large number of civilians who were gassed, a fact denied by the Italian government until 1995. The title originates from a Ghanaian proverb, “what will come, has already come,” a reference to the cyclical nature of history.”

An Evening with Bill Maher

2017-02-24_11-19-47Spend an uproarious, provocative evening of Real Time with Emmy-winning comedian, author and political commentator Bill Maher.

NJPAC, Sunday, June 25th at 7:30

For well over two decades now, Bill Maher has masterfully combined stand-up comedy with political provocation, and helped to extend the boundaries of where funny, relevant talk can go on American television. First on Comedy Central’s Politically Incorrect and for the last 12 years on HBO’s Real Time, Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have earned him a whopping 38 Emmy Award nominations.

Maher began his career as a stand-up comedian back in in 1979. Since then, he has earned acclaim for his 10 stand-up specials on HBO, and continues to perform at least 50 sold-out dates a year in Las Vegas and on stages across the country. Maher’s career path has also taken him to Broadway (the one-man Victory Begins at Home), the big screen (with the hit 2008 documentary, Religulous), and the best-seller list.

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Learning to Fly

exhibition_postcard_-_frontNew Jersey Aviation History Celebrated in Multi-Disciplinary Exhibition

January 17 – March 10, 2017

Seton Hall University’s Walsh Gallery presents “Learning to Fly: A Celebration of Flight and Exploration.” The exhibition commemorates several major anniversaries occurring in 2017, including the 80th anniversary of both Amelia Earhart’s disappearance and the Hindenburg disaster in 1937 as well as the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Sputnik satellite by the Soviet Union in 1957. Continue reading

NJDSA Encore Theatre Company Presents: SPRING AWAKENING

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SPRING AWAKENING is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the German play Spring Awakening from 1891, by Frank Wedekind. The musical is set in late-19th-century Germany, and tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of teenage sexuality. The original Broadway production won 8 Tony Awards, including Tonys for Best Musical, Direction, Book, Score and Featured Actor, and the original cast album received a Grammy Award. TICKETS Continue reading