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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.
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RED BANK: BASIE STARTS MASSIVE EXPANSION
RED BANK: With Steven Van Zandt donning a hardhat over his head scarf, Count Basie Theatre puts shovels in the ground for $23 million expansion.
FAIR HAVEN: SELDIN STORMS BACK AT 70
FAIR HAVEN: Stormin' Norman Seldin returns to the scene of a late '70s triumph with a 70th-birthday show at Nauvoo Grill Saturday night.
RED BANK: VAN ZANDT LINEUP TO ROCK BASIE
RED BANK: Steven Van Zandt to pick bands for four concerts to raise funds for a massive $20 million Count Basie Theatre expansion.
RED BANK: BASIE PLANS MASSIVE EXPANSION
An architect’s rendering of the expanded Count Basie Theatre includes additions on the east and west sides of the existing structure. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank’s Vaudeville-era Count BasieContinue reading "RED BANK: BASIE PLANS MASSIVE EXPANSION"
RED BANK: FOUR MEN FOR ALL SEASONS
The Midtown Men return to the Basie stage Saturday for a stylish salute to the music of Frankie Valli and his 1960s jet-set contemporaries.  The sleek-suited Mad Men of TVContinue reading "RED BANK: FOUR MEN FOR ALL SEASONS"
RED BANK: VAN ZANDT IN THE VANGUARD
Middletown’s own “Little” Steven Van Zandt — photographed outside the Count Basie Theatre in 2008 — is one of the inaugural recipients of the Basie’s Vanguard Awards, honoring lifelong devotionContinue reading "RED BANK: VAN ZANDT IN THE VANGUARD"
BASIE NAMES FIRST VANGUARD AWARDS
Steve Van Zandt, seen here outside the Count Basie Theatre in 2008, is one of the inaugural recipients of the Basie’s Vanguard Awards honoring lifelong devotion to the arts inContinue reading "BASIE NAMES FIRST VANGUARD AWARDS"
M’TOWN: MIGHTY MAX GIVES BACK TO THE MAC
E Street Band drummer and Middletown resident Max Weinberg does it “talk show” style, in a benefit for the township’s Arts Council that takes place at the Middletown Arts CenterContinue reading "M’TOWN: MIGHTY MAX GIVES BACK TO THE MAC"
WEINBERG DRUMS FOR NEW SUBDIVISION
The entrance to E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg’s estate on McClees Road in Middletown. Below, Weinberg at this week’s planning board hearing. (Photos by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)Continue reading "WEINBERG DRUMS FOR NEW SUBDIVISION"
CLEMONS RECALLED AS A TRUE ‘BIG MAN’
Clarence Clemons, right, backs up Stormin’ Norman Seldin, behind the piano, at the Lock, Stock and Barrel in Fair Haven sometime in the late ’70s. (Photo courtesy of Norman Seldin;Continue reading "CLEMONS RECALLED AS A TRUE ‘BIG MAN’"
‘MAGIC WAS HAPPENING’ AT BIG MAN’S WEST
Clarence Clemons playing at Big Man’s West in Red Bank in an undated photo courtesy of Lewis Bloom Photo. The Monmouth Street space is now home to a gym. (ClickContinue reading "‘MAGIC WAS HAPPENING’ AT BIG MAN’S WEST"
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RED BANK: NEW MURAL BRIGHTENS CORNER
RED BANK: Lunch Break founder Norma Todd is depicted in a mural painted this week on the front of the newly renovated social service agency.
TULIPS TOGETHER
Spring tulips taking in the sunset outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Monday evening.
RIVER RANGERS RETURN
River Rangers, a summer canoeing program offered by the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association, returns this summer for up to 20 participa ...
DOUBLE DYLAN IN RED BANK
Trucks for a production company filming what one worker said was a Bob Dylan biography have lined Monmouth Street the past two days with cre ...
AFTER THE RAIN
A pear tree branch brought down by a brief overnight storm left a lovely tableau on the sidewalk in front of Red Bank's Riverside Gardens Pa ...
CONE OF UNCERTAINTY
Asked by a redbankgreen reporter why these cones were on top of cars, the owner of the car in the foreground responded: “That’s ...
RAIL RIDER’S VIEW
A commuter's view of Cooper's Bridge and the Navesink River from North Jersey Coast Line train 3320 out of Red Bank Tuesday morning.
PUT ME IN COACH!
Red Bank T-Ball kicked off at East Side park on Saturday morning. The brisk weather proved to be no deterrent to the young players, ranging ...
IT’S A SIGN!
Once proudly declaring its all-but-certain arrival in Spring 2019, the project previously known as Azalea Gardens springs to life again with ...
SPRINGTIME MEMORIES OF CARL
The Easter Bunny getup and St. Patrick’s Day hat that belonged to longtime Red Bank crossing guard and neighborhood smile-creator Carl ...
RED TRUCKS AT RED ROCK
A small dishwasher fire at Red Rock Tap and Grill was put out quickly by firefighters overnight, causing minimal damage. Red Bank Fire Depar ...
CREATIVE COVER UP
The windows of Pearl Street Consignment on Monmouth Street were smashed when a driver crashed their car through them injuring an employee la ...
THEY’RE BACK!
Ospreys returned to the skies over Red Bank this week for the first time since they migrated to warmer climes in late fall. With temperature ...
SPRING IS SPRUNG
RED BANK: Spring 2024 arrives on the Greater Red Bank Green with the vernal equinox at 11:06 p.m. Tuesday.
RED BANK’S FINEST – AND NEWEST
Red Bank Police Officer Eliot Ramos was sworn in as the force’s newest patrolman Thursday, and if you’re doing a double take thinkin ...
EASTER EGG MAYHEM AT THE PARK
An errant whistle spurred an unexpectedly early start to the Spring Egg Hunt on Sunday, which had been scheduled to begin at eggsactly 11am ...
PRESEASON DOCKWORK
RED BANK: With winter winding down, marina gets ready for boating season with some dockwork on our beautiful Navesink River.
CORNED BEEF AND DISCO FRIES?
It’s Friday, and smart Lent-observing Leprechauns know the pot of gold at the end of Red Bank’s rainbow is actually the deliciou ...
SURFBOARD DITCHED
It’s a violation of etiquette in surfing to ditch your board.  (it could hit another surfer and hurt them). But someone appears to ha ...
ELSIE, TAKE ME WITH YOU!
Soaked by pouring rain with the temperature hovering in the low 40’s, this sign in the window of Elsie’s Subs on Monmouth Street ...