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RED BANK: BASIE, PHOENIX TO MERGE
RED BANK: After a 30-year working relationship, Basie Center and Phoenix Productions plan to merge, the arts organizations announced Tuesday.
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RED BANK: BASIE DEBUTS NEW STAGE
RED BANK: With temperature checks at the door and well-spaced tables, Basie reopens and debuts new theater, a "small step" toward recovery, says CEO.
RED BANK: BASIE TO OPEN NEW VENUE
RED BANK: After seven months of darkness, Basie Center plans to debut new performance space, seating just 150 in a room built for 800.
RED BANK: BASIE TAKES OVER MOVIE THEATER
RED BANK: Count Basie Center, facing uncertain post-pandemic future, takes over two-screen movie house previously run by Bow Tie Cinemas on White Street.
RED BANK: HOSPITALS CLAIM BASIE MARQUEE
RED BANK: Another branding deal adds another corporate name to the marquee of the venue locals know simply as 'the Basie.'
RED BANK: BASIE NOW ‘CENTER FOR THE ARTS’
RED BANK: Count Basie Theatre is now the Count Basie Center for the Arts, a change made to reflect the venue's transformation into an an arts 'campus,' officials said.
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.
RED BANK: BASIE TO ABSORB CONSERVATORY
RED BANK: The Count Basie Theatre plans to absorb the Monmouth Conservatory of Music as part of a $20 million expansion going into the ground this summer.
RED BANK: BASIE PIMPS STAGE TO PRESS
RED BANK: Commerce intrudes on a once-inviolable sanctuary as the Basie sells stage-naming rights to the Asbury Park Press.
RED BANK: BASIE EXPANSION WINS OK
RED BANK: Count Basie Theatre wins approval for $20 million transformation that needed variance for a 130-spot parking shortfall.
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: BASIE UNVEILS NEW ARTS SPACE
Guests mingled in the new Count Basie Theatre Performing Arts Academy Monday. Below, Yvonne Lamb Scudiery and Mayor Pasquale Menna spoke at the unveiling. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click toContinue reading "RED BANK: BASIE UNVEILS NEW ARTS SPACE"
RFH, M’TOWN SOUTH WIN BIG AT BASIES
The Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School staging of THE THREE MUSKETEERS won Outstanding Drama honors at the ninth annual Basie Awards, Wednesday night. Productions of Evita by Middletown High SchoolContinue reading "RFH, M’TOWN SOUTH WIN BIG AT BASIES"
BASIE GOES WEST FOR NEW CEO
Adam Philipson being interviewed on SCVTV Newsmaker of the Week in June. (Image courtesy of SCVNewsmaker.com, Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD The Count Basie Theatre‘s search for aContinue reading "BASIE GOES WEST FOR NEW CEO"
RED BANK: BOARD TAPS BOWERS-CRADER
RED BANK: RiverCenter names Samantha Bowers-Crader board chairperson, a position held by her father three decades ago.
RED BANK: GYM PLANNED FOR CORNER SITE
RED BANK: In Retail Churn, a gym plans to occupy a high-visibility building; movies return to downtown; and an insurance agency sets up shop.
RED BANK: DINING ‘PLAZAS’ ON THE TABLE
RED BANK: Borough forms committee to explore expansion of outdoor dining into public spaces as town prepares to enter COVID-19 recovery phase.
RED BANK: JON STEWART STAR-POWERS LUNCH
RED BANK: Count Basie surprises construction workers with free lunch from food truck, served with quips by comedian Jon Stewart.
RED BANK: INDIE FILM FEST SET FOR SUMMER
Where in the world is the Red Bank International Film Festival? After a three-month postponement from its usual October slot on the calendar, the festival's website still reports that "the invasion has been rescheduled" to this coming weekend. But no...
RED BANK: A RED-CARPET, NAME-DROP NIGHT
Legendary rock drummer Carmine Appice, above at right works with members of the Rockit! band in preparation for Saturday’s show, which also honors local music legend Bobby Bandiera, below. A lieutenantContinue reading "RED BANK: A RED-CARPET, NAME-DROP NIGHT"
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GOING GREY
Workers painting the stone facade of the PNC Bank at the corner of Broad and Harding Thursday morning. An upgrade? Maybe it’s just pri ...
COFFEE & WILDLIFE
RED BANK: The best wildlife show in town can be taken in from a waterfront bench outside the public library, and it's totally free.
FAWNING OVER HER BABY
A mother deer and her fawn were spotted between a row of garages on Hudson Avenue and some trees alongside the Broad Street parking lots. Re ...
EVENING ESCAPE
RED BANK: Sailors in Monmouth Boat Club's weekly racing series found tranquil conditions on the Navesink River Tuesday evening.
PEAK COLOR ON BROAD
RED BANK: A year after they were installed, downtown mini gardens have added to "transformational" improvements, says business owner.
RED BANK: FAIRIES MOVE IN ON WHITE STREET
Red Bank: Girl scouts turns tiny parking lot plot of dirt into a "magical girls sparkle garden."
TRAINING UNDER FIRE
RED BANK: Volunteer firefighters train to cut into pitched roofs under active fire conditions.
“SUPERMOM” WANTS YOUR VOTE
Business owner. Dyed in the wool, lifelong Red Banker. Mother of six. Yup, seems like Anita Pierce does it all. In other words, she’s ...
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
RED BANK: Town prepares for Saturday's Pride in the Park celebration with another lawn art design by public works supervisor and Fire Chief ...
MOVIES VIA LIBRARY
RED BANK: Public Library now offers members access to streaming movies via Kanopy, with some 30,000 titles and tons of content for kids.
NEW RAINBOW CROSSWALK ON BROWN PLACE
Kicking off pride month, some Brown Place and Spring Street residents, ages 5 to 11, constructed a rainbow crosswalk with chalk over the wee ...
WHAT TO WEAR?
RED BANK: Dressmakers' mannequins appeared to mull what to wear as they looked down on Monmouth Street last week.
SYMPHONY RETURNS JUNE 29
RED BANK: An annual crowd pleaser returns June 29 with a free concert in Marine Park by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, RiverCenter said ...
Heard on the Green
Heard on the Green
DUCK RESCUE EFFORT
Duckling rescue attempt underway in sewer at East Front and Broad, 10:29 a.m.
HOUSING CRUNCH
Demolition begins for new apartments at Globe Court and Mechanic Street.
FEELING SNAPPY
      Snapping Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs this time of year and are a common site along the Swimming River waterfr ...
TUB TIME
RED BANK: A sparrow waits for the next available dirt tub while two others take their Sunday baths. (Click for video.)
CHECK IT OUT
A bench outside the Red Bank Public Library provided a serene view of our beautiful Navesink River Monday evening.
WAYWARD SLIM JIM
Anybody lose a Slim Jim? A “Sweet Mild O’ Mine” flavor Slim Jim was seen left unattended on this mailbox on Mechanic Stree ...