RED BANK: ‘IDOL’ SINGER WOWS FANS

Constantine Maroulis 021916‘American Idol’ contestant-turned-mentor Constantine Maroulis set a packed house of hearts aflutter when he played a show at Taste in Red Bank Friday night.

Backed by the Rock of Ages band and fresh off an ‘Idol’ appearance the night before, Maroulis performed songs by Queen, Rick Springfield, Bryan Adams and others. NJArts.net has a write-up. (Photo by Art Petrosemolo. Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: LIVE ‘IDOL,’ PIANISTS & LIGHTFOOT

The Piano Guys, above, make an encore appearance at the Count Basie Theatre on August 4. Veteran troubador Gordon Lightfoot, below, returns to Red Bank on August 6.

GordonLightfoot-500x333An up-close and in-person look at TV’s latest crop of primetime music American Idols. An area encore by a surprise sensation spawned via YouTube. And a raconteuring retrospective from a veteran who did it the hard way, along that endless highway…

It’s all lined up in the nights to come on the history-basted boards of Red Bank’s Count Basie stage.

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