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Jazz, Improvables and NJ Idol on Tap at Watchung Arts Center

February and March offer many special programs and concerts.

Jazz, Improvables and NJ Idol on Tap at Watchung Arts Center

Upcoming performances at the Watchung Arts Center include:

Upper Gallery:  Bindia Puri — Things People Do
Lower Gallery:  Ryan Bivens – Solo Show

Watchung Arts Center is calling all artists to submit entries in all media for a month-long art exhibition in the Upper Gallery entitled: Things People Do — Your personal interpretation of what you have seen people do, from the mundane…to the extraordinary. All 2-D media accepted. See the  Exhibitions page for more information.

Friday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m.
“Jazz in the Gallery”:  ImpresaRIO Concert: Rio Clemente, The Bishop of Jazz

$18 in advance, $22 ($20 for WAC members, $10 for students) at the door
The Center is fortunate to welcome back this master pianist. The audience will be treated to the energy and charisma of this jazz virtuoso and enjoy a night filled with musical inspiration and pure joy.

Saturday, Feb. 9, noon – 6 p.m.
“NJ IDOL 2013”:  Auditions

$20 Entry Fee. All submissions must be postmarked by January 28. The 2013 NJ IDOL vocal competition is open to New Jersey residents ages 15–29 years of age performing all genres of music such as folk, country, pop, classical, gospel and rock. Information and forms on the  NJ Idol page.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m.
Family-friendly Improv:  The Improvables

All tickets $8
Join The Improvables, the Watchung Arts Center’s cast of hilarious characters. They have been performing to crowds of families and adults at WAC for nine years. Each show is a new experience, refreshing and full of outrageous moments and hysterical experiences.

Sunday, Feb. 10, 1 - 4 p.m.
Artist Reception, Upper and Lower Galleries

Free of charge.

Friday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m.
Special Event:  1st Annual Watchung Hills Regional High School Video Showcase

$15 ($8 for students)
The Watchung Arts Center and the staff and students of WHRHS present a night of short films by WHRHS Video Production students. Genres include drama, comedy, and horror. 

Saturday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m.
“Classicals at the Circle”:  The Olsen Duo

$16 in advance, $20 ($18 for WAC members, $10 for students) at the door
Soprano Pamela Olsen and pianist Eric Olsen join forces for a special concert this season bringing the poetic sounds of piano and voice together among the arts in the intimate Upper Gallery.

Friday, Feb. 22, 8 - 10 p.m.
“NJ IDOL 2013”:  Semi-Final Day 1

The 2013 NJ IDOL vocal competition semi-finals. A panel of judges will evaluate each contestant based on singing, musicality, appearance, and stage presence. The winner will receive $500 and the two runner-ups will receive industry professional services prizes. Tickets: $15, limited seating available.

Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 - 10 p.m.
“NJ IDOL 2013”:  Semi-Final Day 2

The 2013 NJ IDOL vocal competition semi-finals. Tickets: $15, limited seating available.

Saturday, March 2, 8 - 10 p.m.
“NJ IDOL 2013”:  Finals  

The 2013 NJ IDOL vocal competition finals. Tickets: $15, limited seating available.

Saturday, March 9, 8 p.m.
Adult Improv:  The Improvables

All tickets $8
Join The Improvables, the Watchung Arts Center’s cast of hilarious characters. They have been performing to crowds of families and adults at WAC for nine years. Each show is a new experience, refreshing and full of outrageous moments and hysterical experiences.

Friday, March 15, 8 p.m.
“Jazz in the Gallery”:  Marty Eigen’s Beacon Hill Jazz Band

$16 in advance, $20 ($18 for WAC members, $10 for students) at the door
Marty Eigen’s Beacon Hill Jazz Band continue its ninth season with family-friendly jazz that will have you moving in your seats.

Friday, March 15, 8 p.m.
Featured Performance:  Les Paul and Mary Ford Tribute

$16 in advance, $20 ($18 for WAC members, $10 for students) at the door
Enjoy the phenemonal sound of Les Paul and Mary Ford in this exciting tribute performance by Tom Doyle and Sandy Cory.

The Watchung Arts Center’s Gallery and office hours are noon to 3 p.m., Wednesday - Friday, and Saturday by appointment.  

For more information visit our website at  www.watchungarts.org or to place a reservation call 908-753-0190 or email at wacenter@optonline.net.  The Watchung Arts Center is located at 18 Stirling Road, Watchung, NJ  07069.

 

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