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ciccotello_headshotArtist Mike Ciccotello offers a glimpse into his DAYDREAMS, during a November 22 art event at Salon Concrete in Red Bank.

Press release from Salon Concrete

For the latest in a series of art and cultural events hosted at Salon Concrete, the downtown Red Bank hair studio teams with artist  Mike Ciccotello for a new exhibit entitled “Daydreams.”  Comprised of different mediums, acrylic, oil, skateboard pieces, as well as pen and ink, the collection of artworks is a snapshot from the artist’s mind; “a glimpse into his daydreams.”

The opening reception of “Daydreams” will be celebrated on Saturday, November 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at Salon Concrete, 123 Broad Street.  Attendees will have the opportunity to view a display of Ciccotello’s work while experiencing a preview of Spring/Summer haircuts and color crafted by Christine Zilinski’s Salon Concrete team. Guests will also enjoy music from DJ Foggy Notion, appetizers and tastings from Hostess Helper and The Cheese Cave. The event is free and open to the public.

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salon concrete 1 100413salon concrete 3 100413Drawing a crowd to Red Bank’s Salon Concrete last Friday night was a show of paintings and other works by Little Silver artist Mike Ciccotello. “Other works’ included customized skateboard decks (see below). One attendee wore Ciccotello sneakers, right.

The show is slated to run through December. Salon Concrete is at 123 Broad Street. (Click to enlarge)

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Little Silver artist Mike Ciccotello at work creating a mural at Red Bank’s Salon Concrete, where his paintings will be on display with a show opening Saturday night. Diana Krall, below, returns to the Count Basie on her Glad Rag Doll tour, part of the Jazz at the Basie series. (Click to enlarge)

Friday, October 4:

krall-14b742a60245ed7ab16d252ae50f9da000b154ed-s6-c30RED BANK: Fans who recall Natalie Merchant from her gold- and platinum-plated tenure as frontwoman of the rock band 10,000 Maniacs might be pleasantly surprised by the silvery hair she’s sported on her current tour — as well as by her fronting an ever-changing array of symphony orchestras from town to town. When the singer takes to the Count Basie boards at 8 pm, she’ll be joined by the New Jersey Chamber Symphony for a concert that draws from her recent hit release, ‘Leave Your Sleep’ — a lushly arranged set of literary inspirations and expansive musical visions. Take it here for tickets.

NAVESINK: The bumper crop of Broadway shows in 1938 included not only ‘On Borrowed Time — currently onstage in a splendidly designed, handsomely realized production at Two River Theatre —but another folksy fantasy of life, love and devotion in a small town. Traditionally staged without props or scenery, Thornton Wilder’s classic ‘Our Town’ lends an avant-garde edge to its cross-section slice of sentimental Americana. Beginning tonight, the community troupe Stone Church Players presents the first of six performances at All Saints’ Memorial Church (the historic “Old Stone Church” at the crossroads of Navesink and Monmouth Aves). Michael McClellan directs a cast of 17 players in the show that continues weekends through October 13; take it here to reserve.

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