RBR SPRING DANCE SHOW IS A CELEBRATION

SeniordancersRed Bank Regional senior dance majors are dressed for the concluding number of their Spring Dance Performance (as well as their high school careers), which is appropriately named Celebration. 

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts at Red Bank Regional High School presents their Spring Dance Performance on Thursday, May 15 at 7 pm, with an encore performance on Sunday, May 18, at 2 pm.

A total of 47 dancers will perform 29 numbers in a mix of jazz, contemporary, hip hop and lyrical dance styles, choreographed by students and six professional dance/choreographers. Guest artists include Jessica Berube, who teachers dance at the School at Columbia; RBR alumna Cari France, who teaches and choreographs dance; Alex Vari who has performed in musical theater and Bollywood; Barbara Vari, Director of the Woodbridge School of Dance; Meredith Koloski Wehr, a dance and yoga instructor, and New York City dance instructor Dylan Smith, who has danced in national musical tours.

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WEEKEND: CHEER FOR JERSEY, ROOT FOR SNOW

snowprojectAbove: Maxine Snow and the Snow Project lend a jazzy chill to the Steamy Nights house party at the Woman’s Club while, below, Quincy Mumford brings a warm and beachy vibe to Jamian’s.

Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbHGot anything going on this weekend? Even if your plans don’t include those twin national pastimes (handicapping TV commercials and scanning for wardrobe malfunctions in the hoary halftime air), there are still any number of alternative ways to socialize in the coming days and nights — and we’ve got a few of them right here.

Friday, January 31:

RED BANK: Those of you easily panicked by a Friday night forecast of SNOW should know that this time, the cool chills are localized beneath the roof of the Woman’s Club of Red Bank on Broad Street, where the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation hosts the first in a new 2014 series of Reckless Steamy Nights house party concerts at the old Anthony Reckless estate. The multi-talented visual artist, writer and performer Maxine Snow – co-organizer of the annual Women of Song events at the historic house  – is joined by her bandmates in the Snow Project (keyboardist Kendall Scott, bassman Joseph Peterson, guitarist Mike McKernen, drummer Tony Tomaino) for an unplugged evening that mixes music, spoken word and live art painting to “bring back jazz to the masses.”  It all happens between the hours of 8:30 and 11 pm, and it’s BYOB, with a $10 donation requested at the door (proceeds benefit the JSJBF scholarship programs). Call (732)933-1984 for more info.

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