Live in Concert: @gavindegraw

2016-09-09_13-07-38Live at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on October 18th at 7 PM


Multi-platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw is no stranger to the top of the charts. The Grammy nominated singer/songwriter first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” Gavin’s self-titled second album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart in 2008,earning Gavin his first Top 10 album. It spawned the hit singles “In Love With A Girl,” which Billboard dubbed “a rocking homerun,” and the gold-certified “We Belong Together.”

In 2009, Gavin released Free as a gift to his die-hard fans clamoring for recorded versions of Gavin’s live favorites. DeGraw released his third studio album, Sweeter, in September 2011. The album’s first single, “Not Over You,” co-written with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, reached #1 on the Hot AC charts, was a top 10 hit on Top 40, and was certified double platinum. DeGraw’s acclaimed, fourth studio album, Make A Move, was released in October 2013 to rave reviews. Shortly thereafter he was nominated for his first Grammy for “We Both Know,” a song he co-wrote with Colbie Calliat for the 2013 film “Safe Haven.” FINEST HOUR: THE BEST OF GAVIN DEGRAW was released last October via RCA Records featuring two new songs, as well as his most renowned and notable hits to date, including “Not Over You,” “We Belong Together,” and “I Don’t Wanna Be.”

Currently, Gavin is in the studio finishing another full length album of all new songs, which is slated for release in Fall 2016.

Rock ‘n’ Roll: Defined


Dion will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown. A street poet and singer of extraordinary versatility, range and resonance, Dion defined Rock ‘n’ Roll for a generation. Enjoy classic hits such as “Runaround Sue” and “The Wanderer,” from this Rock ‘n‘ Roll Hall of Famer whose music remains creative and relevant through the decades. Tickets cost $59 to $99.

Jazz is Alive this Summer


PHOTO: Seth Cashman

Dan Levinson’s Midsummer’s Night Jazz Party will take place at 8 p.m. Monday, July 25, at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township. It wouldn’t be summer without Dan Levinson and his friends musically lighting up the night sky. Tickets cost $17 in advance or $20 at the door. Call (973) 971-3706 to purchase them or visit the box office inside the museum or online.

MPAC Takes It to the Street!

SesameStreetLivev2Sesame Street, that is! 

The Mayo Performing Arts Center will present Sesame Street Live on Tuesday, September 22nd with shows at 3 PM and 6:30 PM. TICKETS

No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special – so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family!

Sesame Street Live offers a fun-filled, interactive learning experience on-stage and up-close on the audience floor! Like television’s Sesame Street, each Sesame Street Live production features timeless tunes and lessons for all ages. The universal appeal of each Broadway-quality musical production continues long after preschool. Adults will appreciate the high-tech stagecraft, cleverly written script, and music they’ll recognize and enjoy sharing with children.

Now entering its 36th touring season, VEE Corporation is proud to bring you another delightful tour featuring your favorite Sesame Street characters. Sesame Street Live has been enjoyed by over 50 million children and their parents while touring over 30 countries. Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family!

Kinnara Ensemble Presents “Lament”


Join Kinnara Ensemble and conductor, JD Burnett for Monteverdi’s Sestina, a collection of six poems titled “Lament at the tomb of the beloved”, which forms the centerpiece of this hour of singing.

This concert will also feature Ginastera’s Lamentations of Jeremiah and other choral works. The concert will be held Saturday, March 14th at 8:00 P.M. at St. Peter’s Church in Morristown. Tickets are $25 with student discounts available.

To find out more about the ensemble or to purchase tickets in advance, please visit:

About KINNARA Ensemble

Comprising 32 voices, KINNARA Ensemble is a professional choir based in the Princeton, NJ area. Singers hail from all over the country for a week in residency together as they prepare for each concert series. Singers in KINNARA Ensemble perform with other professional ensembles such as Conspirare, The Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Apollo Master Chorale, Tucson Chamber Artists, and Skylark Ensemble.

Morristown Newcomers and Neighbors tour Judd Museum

JuddTomorrow – Thursday, May 1st

Members from Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Morristown are taking their fourth excursion this year to the Judd Museum in downtown New York.

Artist Daniel Judd purchased this building in Soho in 1968 and was the first artist to do so. He was not only an artist but a political activist who wanted to save the neighborhood from a proposed freeway. 

Our members will meet for lunch before exploring 5 stories of more than 1000 works of art and design collected by Judd on his travels abroad.

To become a member or to learn more about Morristown Newcomers, email us at or visit our website at

NJ Festival Symphony & Natalie Merchant

Natalie Merchant in concert with New Jersey Festival Orchestra Ensemble

Former lead vocalist and lyricist of the renowned band 10,000 Maniacs, Natalie Merchant joins with NJ Festival to perform a mix of old favorites and new songs from literary inspiration in full symphonic splendor.

David Wroe   conductor

Saturday, March 22 at 8pm

Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown



Benefit Concert Offers ‘Golden’ Opportunity to Learn, Enjoy Opera

via Morristown Patch

OperaOne of the best things about living in Morristown and Madison – heck, really all of – New Jersey is access to world-class talent, at reasonable prices, minutes from home.  And free parking is nice too! 

All of this holds true for the benefit concert, The Golden Age of Opera, this Saturday night, 7:30 PM at Drew University’s Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, The Concert Hall.

Temple B’nai Or‘s cantor, Galit Dadoun-Cohen, has created a magical evening showcasing some of opera’s most famous pieces. The program is designed to introduce newcomers to the medium and yet thrill aficionados with compositions from Bizet, Mozart and more. In addition to singing as the alto soprano for the evening, she has assembled a group of exceptional musicians from NJ, NY and abroad.

Saturday night will celebrate Dadoun-Cohen’s love of opera, for which she is classically trained and practiced professionally before entering the cantorate, but is also a fundraiser for Temple B’nai Or of Morristown.  Proceeds from the concert will purchase a new piano for the temple’s sanctuary.

Dadoun-Cohen decided to hold the benefit concert as her 40th birthday approached.  “I was looking for a way to mark this important personal milestone by doing something that I love and also to give back to my congregation and my community.  My wish is that people will enjoy the evening and come away with a little better appreciation of opera as an art form.”

Tickets are on sale for $36 and can be purchased at: as well as at the door. For more informaiton visit:

Teen band organizes and headlines Sandy aid event

via the Daily Record

Art of Play will headline Friday’s Sand Aid concert for Sandy relief.

MORRISTOWN — Morris County is getting its own version of Madison Square Garden’s 12-12-12 concert to benefit superstorm Sandy victims. While Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi won’t be appearing, organizers promise a great night of music at Sand Aid.

The concert takes place at Morristown High School from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and will benefit the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief fund (www.sandynjrelief created by Gov. Chris Christie.

The event was organized by Art of Play, a Morristown-based band of four 14-year-old high school freshman boys: guitarist Domenico Randazzo, keyboardist Ricky Webber, bassist T.J. Coon and drummer Tyler Volk.

“We knew about the devastation and wanted to help,” Tyler said.

“Who wouldn’t want to help?” added Domenico. “We were all affected, and we all know people affected. With this concert people can support a good cause and be entertained. Two birds with one stone.”

The band has close ties to Long Beach Island, which was hit hard by superstorm Sandy. In addition to performing in the area several times, two band members had summer homes damaged in the storm.

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