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RED BANK: SPOTLIGHT ON FASHION’S HISTORIC ROLE
RED BANK: Fortune Center and Two River Theater team up to showcase the Ebony Fashion Fair and its role in Civil Rights history.
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RED BANK: KING CELEBRATION GROWS
RED BANK: Pilgrim Baptist Church's Martin Luther King Day celebration inspires a bigger audience in a new, larger venue.
RED BANK: ARTS CHAMPION TOM CHESEK DIES
RED BANK: Tom Chesek, who for decades spotlighted unheralded local artists with distinctive prose, has died at age 64.
RED BANK: BASIE AWARDS DRAW PACKED HOUSE
RED BANK: Capacity crowd turns out for 18th annual Basie Award to honor excellence and achievement in Monmouth County high school theatre.
RED BANK: BASIE ADDS TO FOOTPRINT
RED BANK: Less than two years after massive expansion, Basie Center adds to its real estate holdings, acquiring a Maple Avenue property.
RED BANK: BOSS SHOWS UP FOR WORK
RED BANK: Springsteen and band settle in at Count Basie Center for the Arts to rehearse for world tour that begins February 1.
RED BANK: PUTH TO HEAD $20M BASIE DRIVE
RED BANK: Pop star Charlie Puth to lead a $20 million drive to provide arts education "in perpetuity" at the Count Basie Center Academy.
RED BANK: A LENS ON A LITTLE SHAKESPEARE
RED BANK: 'Here's the Story' explores A Little Shakespeare's creation of 'Much Ado About Nothing' this spring in a film to air on NJ PBS.
RED BANK: EX-STUDENT LEADS CONSERVATORY
RED BANK: Count Basie Center for the Arts names Laura Petillo to head Monmouth Conservatory of Music, where she studied as a child.
RED BANK: ‘HAIR’ AUDITIONS SLATED
RED BANK: Phoenix Productions to hold auditions for its autumn production of 'HAIR.'
RED BANK: BASIE TO HOST JAZZ CAMP
RED BANK: Gia Maione Prima Foundation to sponsor free music camp in partnership with Count Basie Center for the Arts and Jazz Arts Project.
RED BANK: PHOENIX TO ‘ROCK’ AUDITIONS
RED BANK: For its production of 'School of Rock - the Musical," Phoenix seeks four triple-threat young performers. Audition info here.
RED BANK: BASIE, PHOENIX TO MERGE
RED BANK: After a 30-year working relationship, Basie Center and Phoenix Productions plan to merge, the arts organizations announced Tuesday.
RED BANK: BASIE ARTS EDUCATOR RETIRES
RED BANK: After two decades, Basie Center arts educator Yvonne Lamb-Scudiery exits, stage left. Co-directors named to succeed her.
RED BANK: BASIE TAKES OVER MOVIE THEATER
RED BANK: Count Basie Center, facing uncertain post-pandemic future, takes over two-screen movie house previously run by Bow Tie Cinemas on White Street.
RED BANK: TRTC REGRETS CASTING CHOICES
RED BANK: Two River Theater issues apology for failing to cast "more artists of color" in a star-studded reading of 'On Borrowed Time' slated for next week.
RED BANK: BASIE PLANS DRIVE-IN CONCERT
RED BANK: Its stage darkened by the pandemic, Count Basie Center plans a drive-in concert by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes at Monmouth Park.
RED BANK: THEATER CONSIDERS NEXT ACT
RED BANK: Will theatergoers return to their seats after the COVID-19 pandemic ends? NEWS12 explores the question with Two River Theater's artistic director.
RED BANK: JAZZMAN VISITS FORTUNE CENTER
RED BANK: Before taking the stage at the Basie Wednesday night, Branford Marsalis paid a pre-concert visit to the T. Thomas Fortune Center.
RED BANK: FORTUNE SETS ‘BASIE 2020’ SKED
RED BANK: T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center sets 'Basie 2020' slate of events to commemorate 85th anniversary of the Count Basie Orchestra.
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FAWNING OVER HER BABY
A mother deer and her fawn were spotted between a row of garages on Hudson Avenue and some trees alongside the Broad Street parking lots. Re ...
EVENING ESCAPE
RED BANK: Sailors in Monmouth Boat Club's weekly racing series found tranquil conditions on the Navesink River Tuesday evening.
PEAK COLOR ON BROAD
RED BANK: A year after they were installed, downtown mini gardens have added to "transformational" improvements, says business owner.
RED BANK: FAIRIES MOVE IN ON WHITE STREET
Red Bank: Girl scouts turns tiny parking lot plot of dirt into a "magical girls sparkle garden."
TRAINING UNDER FIRE
RED BANK: Volunteer firefighters train to cut into pitched roofs under active fire conditions.
“SUPERMOM” WANTS YOUR VOTE
Business owner. Dyed in the wool, lifelong Red Banker. Mother of six. Yup, seems like Anita Pierce does it all. In other words, she’s ...
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
RED BANK: Town prepares for Saturday's Pride in the Park celebration with another lawn art design by public works supervisor and Fire Chief ...
MOVIES VIA LIBRARY
RED BANK: Public Library now offers members access to streaming movies via Kanopy, with some 30,000 titles and tons of content for kids.
NEW RAINBOW CROSSWALK ON BROWN PLACE
Kicking off pride month, some Brown Place and Spring Street residents, ages 5 to 11, constructed a rainbow crosswalk with chalk over the wee ...
WHAT TO WEAR?
RED BANK: Dressmakers' mannequins appeared to mull what to wear as they looked down on Monmouth Street last week.
SYMPHONY RETURNS JUNE 29
RED BANK: An annual crowd pleaser returns June 29 with a free concert in Marine Park by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, RiverCenter said ...
Heard on the Green
Heard on the Green
DUCK RESCUE EFFORT
Duckling rescue attempt underway in sewer at East Front and Broad, 10:29 a.m.
HOUSING CRUNCH
Demolition begins for new apartments at Globe Court and Mechanic Street.
FEELING SNAPPY
      Snapping Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs this time of year and are a common site along the Swimming River waterfr ...
TUB TIME
RED BANK: A sparrow waits for the next available dirt tub while two others take their Sunday baths. (Click for video.)
CHECK IT OUT
A bench outside the Red Bank Public Library provided a serene view of our beautiful Navesink River Monday evening.
WAYWARD SLIM JIM
Anybody lose a Slim Jim? A “Sweet Mild O’ Mine” flavor Slim Jim was seen left unattended on this mailbox on Mechanic Stree ...
YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.