“Les Paul: Thru the Lens” explores the life of pioneering musician and innovator Les Paul. Through a series of 24 photographs, visitors will see a chronicle of Paul’s life, career, and achievements: his early performances as Red Hot Red, his marriage to and work with Mary Ford, his explorations in the recording studio and with the electric guitar, and of course his long and influential performing career.
A musical tribute celebrating the life & career of the legendary jazz musician, inventor & musical pioneer known as the “father of the electric guitar,” Les Paul. This evening of Jersey Jams will feature an all-Star Band including Layonne Holmes, Tony Perruso, John Pittas, Kevin Bregande, Muddy Shews, Tommy Labella and Jillian Rhys McCoy led by musical director and performer, BOBBY BANDIERA. The evening will feature some of New Jersey’s greatest performers including: SONNY KENN, ANTHONY KRIZAN of the Spin Doctors, REAGAN RICHARDS of Williams Honor, BILLY HECTOR, LENNY KAYE of the Patti Smith Band and JIM BABJAK of the Smithereens.
A stellar trio assembles to take on the lead roles of Strauss’s comedy, with soprano Lise Davidsen in her Met role debut as the Marschallin, opposite Mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey in her Met role debut as Octavian, and soprano Erin Morley as Sophie. Bass Günther Groissböck returns as Baron Ochs, and Markus Brück is Sophie’s father, Faninal. Maestro Simone Young takes the podium to oversee Robert Carsen’s fin-de-siècle staging.
Tony Award–winning director Ivo van Hove makes his Met debut with a new staging of Mozart’s tragicomedy Don Giovanni. The tale of deceit and damnation is set in an abstract architectural landscape that explores the dark corners of the story and its characters. Nathalie Stutzmann makes her Met debut conducting a star-studded cast led by baritone Peter Mattei as a magnetic Don Giovanni, alongside the Leporello of bass-baritone Adam Plachetka. Sopranos Federica Lombardi, Ana María Martínez, and Ying Fang are Giovanni’s conquests—Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, and Zerlina—and tenor Ben Bliss sings Don Ottavio.
Purchase Deadline: May 19 @ 11:59 p.m. EDT The Jersey Shore BlueClaws would like to welcome Monmouth University Alumni to ShoreTown Ballpark on Saturday, May 20th. In our Third Base […]
Monmouth University and NJASA present “Women in Leadership – Being Courageous”
Celebrate the delta and the history of the blues with a night of live music and stories. This event will feature Mississippi’s own Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & The Allstars, with an opening set from Ken “Stringbean” Sorensen.
Nathalie Stutzmann conducts her second Mozart work this season with a new production of Die Zauberflöte. In his Met-debut staging, Simon McBurney incorporates projections, sound effects, and acrobatics to match the spectacle and drama of Mozart’s fable. The brilliant cast includes soprano Erin Morley as Pamina, tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Tamino, baritone Thomas Oliemans in his Met debut as Papageno, soprano Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, and bass Stephen Milling as Sarastro.