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From The Maplewood Glee Club: Want to be part of North Jersey’s grandest, long-running, sweet-sounding holiday tradition? On Sunday, December 9 at 4pm, you can.That’s when the Maplewood Glee Club will hold their annual family-friendly holiday show at St. Joseph Church in Maplewood (767 Prospect Street). The concert – titled “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” – will feature songs about “wonder,” an audience sing-along, guest groups, classic carols with a twist, and modern favorites from The Eagles, The Beach Boys, David Bowie, and Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked”). Performers range in age from 16 to 80, with guest appearances from Academy Voices from Newark Academy, and a set by the glee club’s newest addition, The Usual Suspects. “But,” says music director Greg Scimé, “our favorite guest performers are always the audience.” The glee club comprises members from all over Essex and Union County, not just Maplewood, and was founded in 1946 by a group of returning WWII Veterans. “We haven’t been around as long as Taylor ham, but we’re older than Bruce Springsteen,” says Scimé. In addition to their holiday show, the Maplewood Glee Club also throws a yearly Spring concert, at which they award a college scholarship to a […]

Famed lyricist, performer Jewel will play ‘Handmade Holiday Tour’ at Montclair, N.J. venue on December 11, 2018 including traditional holiday music and her biggest hits WHAT: Known as one of the most talented musicians of her generation, Jewel will bring her festive holiday show to eager fans this December at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, N.J. The “Handmade Holiday Tour” was coined by Jewel as an opportunity to “provide experiences that friends and families alike can use to connect and make meaningful gifts and memories.” Fans will enjoy a family-oriented performance, as well as crafts and gift-making activities. The interactive show features a performance alongside special guests, including her father, Atz, and brother, Atz Lee, stars of the Discovery Channel series “Alaska: The Last Frontier,” as well as her brother Nikos Kilcher. WHEN: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7PM EST WHERE: Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair, N.J. 07042 CONTACT: Lea Porcelli (201) 492-0244, text or call

Enjoy Live Holiday Music with Robby Seibert and Friends Holiday Jazz Jamboree December 14 at the Gladstone Tavern. Robby Seibert, Andrew Forman, Jeff Little, Colin Bell Robby’s quartet will play holiday favorites — blending jazz, funk, blues, and more! Location: 273 Main Street • Gladstone, NJ 07934

The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) will present a concert featuring the NJYS String Octet, Flute Choir, Flute Forum, Clarinet Quartet, and Sinfonia on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Concert Hall at Drew University located at 36 Madison Avenue in Madison. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors available online at www.njys.org. Coached by Milan Milinkovic and Harlem Quartet’s Ilmar Gavilan, the NJYS String Octet featuring Kingston Ho, violin; Jay Kuo, violin; Jimmy Yu, violin; Seungho Lee, violin; Daniel Woo, viola; Julia Kebuladze, viola; Jeremy Cha, cello; and Sean Lee, cello, will open the concert with the first and fourth movements of Mendelssohn Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20. Led by conductor Diana Charos Reilly, Flute Forum and Flute Choir will follow with selections by Charles Threatte, Ryohei Hirose, Bert Kaempfert, Keith Amos, Ricky Lombardo, and Mozart. The Clarinet Quartet featuring Alexander Cha, Maya Vuchic, Emily Kane, and Paul Zatorski, coached by conductor Bryan Rudderow, will perform two movements from Astor Piazzolla Histoire Du Tango. The concert will conclude with Sinfonia, led by conductor Nate White, performing works by Giovanni Bottesini, Mike Forbes, Jack Jarrett, and Brian Blamages. “At NJYS, we strive […]

Come to the Gladstone Tavern and celebrate the holidays with your favorite band, Hoi Polloi Friday, December 21 at 8 PM – 11 PM. Enjoy the funky pop music with great drink, food, and fun! Location: 273 Main Street Gladstone, NJ 07934

Disney on Ice presents ‘Frozen’ at the Prudential Center January 3 – 6. From PruCenter: Discover the full story of Disney’s Frozen like never before at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! Be part of Anna’s adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Join Olaf, Kristoff and Sven as they encounter wintry conditions and mystical trolls in a race to bring back summer. Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, your whole family will sing along to unforgettable music and be delighted with special appearances by the Disney Princesses, Woody, Buzz, Dory and more. Experience magic at every turn and create memories to last a lifetime at Disney On Ice presents Frozen – the show worth melting for! Tickets start at $18.

Inspired by American Girl’s most iconic characters and their stories, American Girl Live is a premiere stage production produced by Mills Entertainment, featuring all-original songs and unforgettable experiences, stops by Mayo Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Come along for a fun-filled adventure, where exciting tales of bravery and friendship come to life, LIVE and in-person! Join your favorite American Girl characters, and some brand-new friends, as they follow their hearts and share their dreams, in a journey across time. ©2018 American Girl. All American Girl marks are trademarks of American Girl.  Copyright Mills Entertainment 2018. All rights reserved. Tickets: $29 – $79


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