Evaluations begin for 15th annual Basie Awards, presented by Bank of America

  (RED BANK – NOV 21) Fall high school theater productions have started throughout Monmouth County, and that can mean just one thing: The 15th Annual Basie Awards can’t be too far behind. This year’s Basie Awards program and ceremony, presented by Bank of America, is slated for May 20, 2020. Tickets for the perennially […]

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Brian Kirk’s ‘Born’ tributes net $23,000+ for Fulfill

  (RED BANK – OCTOBER 30, 2019) Brian Kirk and The Jirks, the quintessential ‘Jersey Shore party band, showed up to the Basie Center last month and did what few have done: sold out two, back-to-back shows within a matter of hours. The occasion? The 70th birthday of The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen. The cause? […]

Meet The Teaching Artist: Marjorie Enerson

  The Count Basie Center Performing Arts Academy offers a host of arts education options for parents and children alike — from private and group vocal and acting lessons, to guidance in acting for television and film, productions like Seussical, Jr. and Shrek, Jr. and more. Today, we introduce Marjorie Enerson, one of the Basie […]

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Meet the Teaching Artist: Broadway vet Deb Lyons

  The Count Basie Center Performing Arts Academy offers a host of arts education options for parents and children alike — from private and group vocal and acting lessons, to guidance in acting for television and film, productions like Seussical, Jr. and Shrek, Jr. and more. Today we introduce Broadway veteran Deb Lyons (Smokey Joe’s […]

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Count Basie Center announces details for 2020 Pat DiNizio Musical Performance Scholarship

  (RED BANK – OCT 21) Details were announced today for the 2020 Pat DiNizio Musical Performance Scholarship, named in honor of the legendary frontman of The Smithereens who passed away in December 2017. Beginning now, interested students may apply by completing the online form and submitting an audition video at thebasie.org/dinizio. Deadline for submissions […]

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Buzzing: Basie offers unique sports, entertainment and lifestyle experiences via Charitybuzz

(RED BANK – OCT 15) The nonprofit Count Basie Center for the Arts has extended its fundraising efforts to include unique lifestyle, sports and entertainment experiences via Charitybuzz.com, the premier online auction site which benefits charities and nonprofit organizations. Two high-end items are currently available to benefit the Basie: • Five VIP, front-row, “on the […]

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Count Basie Center, Actors Playground School Of Theatre Announce Partnership

  (SEPTEMBER 4 – RED BANK, NJ) The Count Basie Center for the Arts and Freehold’s Actors Playground School Of Theatre have announced a new partnership to make the renowned acting school’s program available in Red Bank through the Basie Center’s Performing Arts Academy.   “We’re excited to add another key partner to complement and […]

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The Basie Center’s Monmouth Conservatory of Music sets 2019-20 orchestra auditions

(AUGUST 29 – RED BANK, NJ) The Count Basie Center’s Monmouth Conservatory of Music has announced orchestra auditions for the 2019-20 session. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, October 2 at 6:30 pm at Red Bank Middle School, 101 Harding Road in red Bank. Students interested in auditioning should visit www.monmouthconservatory.org/mcmo to fill out an […]

Area Super Foodtown locations join forces to support the Basie Center

  (RED BANK | AUGUST 15) Super Foodtown locations in Red Bank, Ocean, Port Monmouth, Atlantic Highlands and Sea Girt have joined forces to raise money for arts education programs at the nonprofit Count Basie Center for the Arts. From now through August 25, shoppers can make a donation to the Basie upon checkout. It’s […]

Count Basie Center for the Arts announces new appointees to its Board of Trustees

(AUGUST 13 – RED BANK, NJ) The nonprofit Count Basie Center for the Arts announced today the appointment of Lauren Goldfarb and Yvonne Grayson to its Board of Trustees. Lauren Goldfarb, AIF, is Senior Vice President at Newport Capital Group, a national independent investment advisory firm. Upon graduating with honors from Rutgers Business School with […]

Winners announced at the 14th Annual Basie Awards, honoring excellence and achievement in Monmouth County high school theatre

  (MAY 22 – RED BANK) Winners were announced this evening at the 14th annual BASIE AWARDS, honoring excellence and achievement in Monmouth County high school theatre. This year’s ceremony, presented by Bank of America, once again drew a sold-out crowd of 1,500+ to the historic performing arts center. “We spend months evaluating high school productions,” said Yvonne […]

Nominees announced, details revealed for the 14th annual Basie Awards

Bank of America sponsors annual awards ceremony to take place May 22nd at the Count Basie Center for the Arts   (APRIL 29, 2019 – RED BANK) Nominees have been announced for the 14th annual BASIE AWARDS, honoring excellence in high school theatre in Monmouth County. This year’s ceremony, presented by Bank of America, takes place at the […]

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Auditions announced for 2019 Basie Center Summer Opera Camp

  RED BANK – The Count Basie Center for the Arts has announced audition dates for this year’s Basie Center Summer Opera Camp. This year’s presentation is Then I Stood Up, a one-act youth opera written by Los Angeles Opera playwright Leslie Stevens, which honors the contributions of young people to the Civil Rights movement. […]

Basie Center announces annual, traditional celebration of Cinco de Mayo

  RED BANK – The Count Basie Center for the Arts and the Calpulli Mexican Dance Company have announced a one-night-only production of Puebla: The Story Of Cinco de Mayo on May 6th at the Basie Center’s Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre, located at 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank. Tickets, priced at $25, are on sale […]

Winners announced for the 2019 Basie Center Teen + College Film Fest

  RED BANK – The Count Basie Center crowned the best of the best in New Jersey student filmmaking on Saturday, April 6th at the organization’s first-ever Basie Teen + College Film Fest. More than 80 films were submitted to the festival, a record for Basie student film competitions. This year marked the first time […]