RED BANK — Count Basie Theatre officials, including E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt, will gather on Monday morning to announce the historic theater is nearing the halfway point of funding its $20 million expansion plan. The downtown Red Bank theater, named after borough resident and famed jazz musician William James “Count” Basie, announced in… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 13th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Count Basie Theatre, Monmouth County News, Red Bank | Tags: Count Basie Theatre, Monmouth County Arts, Monmouth County News, Red Bank, Steven Van Zandt | Comments Off on Steven Van Zandt to help announce milestone in Count Basie Theatre’s expansion plan
The eighth Hope Concerts, organized by Bobby Bandiera, took place at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank Wednesday night. I’ve heard Jon Bon Jovi sing “Bad Medicine” in concert countless times over the last 30 years. But I felt like I was hearing it for the first time Wednesday night at the Count Basie Theatre… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: December 24th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Count Basie Theatre, Monmouth County News | Tags: Bobby Banderia, Count Basie Theatre, Deborah Harry, Gary U.S. Bonds, Hope Concerts, Jon Bon Jovi, Monmouth County News, NJArts.net, Red Bank | Comments Off on Jon Bon Jovi, Bobby Bandiera and Friends present a night of Hope in Red Bank (Video)
Holiday Express, in a concert setting. This holiday season, Holiday Express will bring high-spirited holiday music to 81 homeless shelters, psychiatric hospitals, developmental centers and other places where live music is seldom heard. And it won’t charge the facilities a penny. About 150 musicians donate their services to make those 81 shows happen – about 50… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: December 8th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Count Basie Theatre, Holiday Express, Monmouth County News, Newark, NJ PAC, Red Bank | Comments Off on Holiday season is also Holiday Express season
New Jersey high school and college film students will have a chance to compete for an summer internship with Sony Pictures Classics in a contest announced today by the Count Basie Theatre.
PROJECT FX, the theater’s Statewide Student Film Festival, looks to inspire, invite and recognize emerging talent right in our own back yard and bring it before a panel of judges that can advance New Jersey’s reputation as a breeding ground for fantastic technical, directional and / or creative film making talent.
Students from all New Jersey high schools, public, private and parochial, as well as student is public and private colleges, universities and community colleges are invited to participate.
Entries, which must be no more than 10 minutes long and produced in 2013 or later, will be accepted until February 15, 2014.admin | Filed under: Art, Count Basie Theatre, Education, Monmouth County, New Jersey, News | Tags: Count Basie Theatre, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Project FX, Project FX Film Festival, Student filmakers | Comments Off on Count Basie Theatre Announces Student Film Competition
Freeholder Director Burry, Steve and Maureen Van Zandt and Mary Eileen Fouratt honored by Count Basie
RED BANK, NJ – Monmouth County Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry was honored with a Vanguard Award by the Count Basie Theatre.
“It is an honor to be chosen as one of the first recipients of the Vanguard Awards,” Burry said. “I believe that art and history are the foundation of our society and it is essential to maintain a strong presence of the arts in our communities.”
The Vanguard Awards took place on Aug. 22. Vanguard Awards were also given to E-Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt and his wife Maureen Van Zandt and Monmouth County Arts Council executive director Mary Eileen Fouratt.
The evening featured a Rockit Woodstock reprisal performed by students aged 8 to 18.admin | Filed under: Art, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County | Tags: Count Basie Theatre, Maureen Eileen Fouratt, Maureen Van Zandt, Rockit!, Stevie Van Zandt, Vanguard Awards | Comments Off on Freeholder Director Burry, Steve and Maureen Van Zandt and Mary Eileen Fouratt honored by Count Basie