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A Marvelous Night: The music of Van Morrison

Nov 26

A Marvelous Night: The music of Van Morrison 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE: This concert will take place as scheduled.


One Last Waltz: A Celebration of the Music & Legacy of The Band

Nov 21

One Last Waltz: A Celebration of the Music & Legacy of The Band 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

A wise man once said it’s better to burn out than fade away, and on Thanksgiving Day of 1976, one of the best live acts of the rock era went out in a blaze of glory. Glen Burtnik, Salvatore Boyd, Bob Burger & Arne Wendt, performing as The Band. They will be joined on stage by a cast of artists, including Southside Johnny, Pat Guadagno, Bobby Banderia, Kate Taylor, Bruce Gassman, Frank Puggy DeRosa, Matt Wade, Stringbean Sorenson, Frank Lombardi, Anthony D'Amato, Emily Grove, Nick Foster, Tommy LaBella, Taylor Hope and more, to bring us on a musical journey back in time to the fall of 1976. Tickets on sale Mon. Oct. 6.


Mary Chapin Carpenter

Nov 20

Mary Chapin Carpenter 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter will appear at the Pollak Theatre this fall in an intimate, acoustic performance. The tour marks Carpenter’s return to singing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive and beloved 13-album catalog after performing with orchestras in early 2014. Over the course of her career, Carpenter has sold over 13 million records. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards and two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals. Her songs speak to the most personal of life’s details and the most universal. Opening the show will be Tift Merritt.


Art Now: Bernd Klug - Sound Installation and Performance

Nov 20

Art Now: Bernd Klug - Sound Installation and Performance 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 2 PM

This sound installation features a piano-wired based interactive feedback system that turns Rechnitz Hall into a resonating instrument. Room frequencies, wavelengths and the connection points of the strings will create a unique sonic activation of the exhibition space.

Free Event


Ani DiFranco

Nov 18

Ani DiFranco 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Folk singer Ani DiFranco melds soul, funk, jazz, electronica and spoken word into her eclectic repertoire, which features the songs “Untouchable Face,” “32 Flavors” and “Wishin’ and Hopin’.” A Grammy-winning songwriter and collaborator, DiFranco has never stopped evolving, experimenting or pushing the limits of what can be said and sung, over the course of more than 20 albums. Her CDs include the live two-disc Living in Clip, the career retrospective Canon and her latest release, ¿Which Side Are You On? Opening the show will be renowned jazz violinist Jenny Scheinman, who has collaborated and played with artists like Norah Jones, Lou Reed, Aretha Franklin, Lucinda Williams and Bono.


Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools

Nov 14

Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools return to the Pollak Theatre for another riveting evening embarking on a stripped down journey through Johnny Lyon’s eclectic version of the Great American Songbook. Playing a wide range of music from Dylan, Mose Allison, Muddy Waters, NRBQ, Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris, The Band, George Jones and more, The Poor Fools also dive into some of the Southside's Asbury Jukes material–revisiting some classics as well as the underperformed deep tracks. In this incarnation, musicians such as Jeff Kazee, John Conte, Tommy Byrnes, and Neal "The Dude" Pawley join Johnny for singing, playing, and having some fun on stage. It will be a loose mix of songs, stories and banter between the musicians and–hopefully–the audience. Opening Act: Bob Burger. All ticket holders will receive a free autographed poster signed by the artists after the show.


True Blues with Corey Harris, Guy Davis, and Alvin Youngblood Hart

Nov 8

True Blues with Corey Harris, Guy Davis, and Alvin Youngblood Hart 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Hosted by Corey Harris, a MacArthur Grant recipient, and featuring renowned roots musicians Guy Davis and Alvin Youngblood Hart, True Blues chronicles the extraordinary living culture of the blues in an evening of music and conversation. In bringing the True Blues film to the concert stage, the True Blues concert vividly brings to life this crucial wellspring of American music.


Andy Grammer

Oct 23

Andy Grammer 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Platinum-selling recording artist Andy Grammer became the first male pop star in a decade, since John Mayer in 2002, to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, Keep Your Head Up and Fine By Me. In just a few short years, Grammer has gone on to sell over 100,000 albums, play sold out venues nationwide, perform onstage with Taylor Swift, Train, and Colbie Caillat.


Aquila Theatre’s Wuthering Heights

Oct 7

Aquila Theatre’s Wuthering Heights 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Aquila Theatre brings to life Emily Bronte’s classic story of all-consuming passion with its new production of Wuthering Heights. Bringing its signature style and dynamic approach, Aquila re-imagines one of the most famous love stories ever told with this heart wrenching new production. Aquila Theatre is renowned for its ability to adapt works of classical literature into enthralling and mesmerizing live performances. Impeccable design and a unique physical style combine with a marvelous cast to make Wuthering Heights an exquisite and captivating theatrical experience. Pre-Show Discussion with Cast at 7 pm


Augustana

Oct 4

Augustana 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

The band from Southern California (by way of Illinois) makes a rare coastal New Jersey appearance fronted by singer-guitarist-pianist and primary composer Dan Layus; with a revamped lineup, a new record label, and a new leg of tour dates behind their well-received 2014 release, Life Imitating Life. The whispery vocal verses and Coldplay-inspired ivories of the band’s early singles “Boston” and follow-ups “Sweet and Low” and “Hey Now” vaulted to the Top 10 at AAA Radio. Then in 2011, for the band’s self titled album on Epic, Layus had a major surprise with a punchier, more immediate sound that carried melodic currents of Soul Asylum, Tom Petty, Chris Isaak and Bruce Springsteen. Now the new album reconciles the various facets of the Augustana sounds through a succinct rhythmic attack and crisp production — with bright radio-ready anthems like “Ash and Ember” sharing the ride with introspective plaints like “Remember Me,” under the flag of Layus’s unerring pop instincts. Opening the show will be Jim and Sam.


Bystander Intervention: A Key Element in Going from Attitude  to Behavior Change - A Lecture by Dr. John D. Foubert

Oct 2

Bystander Intervention: A Key Element in Going from Attitude to Behavior Change - A Lecture by Dr. John D. Foubert 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

The bystander intervention model is the latest trend in sexual assault awareness. This session will review the research on bystander intervention, the steps of bystander intervention, a model program for men and a model program for women, and outcomes showing the efficacy of both programs.

Free Event


Dinosaur Zoo Live

Apr 29

Dinosaur Zoo Live 

Pollak Theatre - 10 AM

TWO SHOWS: 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Direct from Australia, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO Live™ brings an awesome array of prehistoric creatures to life on stage. From cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, your family will observe and interact with extraordinary, life-like creatures in this highly imaginative, entertaining and educational live show.


Light of Day Foundation presents: Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys with Special Guest Amy Cook

Apr 25

Light of Day Foundation presents: Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys with Special Guest Amy Cook 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Alejandro Escovedo is a roots rock/alternative country singer/songwriter from Austin, Texas. He began a career in the early 1980’s that spans 14 albums, thousands of live shows and hundreds of thousands of miles on the road forging an identity that is one with his muse and his music.


Spring Awakenings: A Concert Featuring Orchestra and Collegiate Chorus

Apr 17

Spring Awakenings: A Concert Featuring Orchestra and Collegiate Chorus 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

A concert featuring three perennial favorites, each uncommonly effervescent, sweet and vibrant as if made for Springtime. This concert is sponsored by the Monmouth University Performing Arts Series with orchestra and collegiate chorus conducted by Dr. David M. Tripold.


Sean Tyrrell

Apr 10

Sean Tyrrell 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 7:30 PM

One of Ireland’s major folk voices returns to the Monmouth University for another extraordinary evening of deeply moving, engaging music and storytelling. Long time traditional musician, renowned storyteller and performance artist since the 1960's, Sean Tyrrell has traveled extensively all over the world, collaborating with folks such as Tommy Peoples and Paddy Keenan. Siobhán Long of the Irish Times Review writes, “Here be folk music as it was meant to be: pugilistic at times, all embracing at others. Tyrrell’s appetite for telling it like it is is as unquenchable as ever.”