Chris Jordan Asbury Park Press
Published 8:05 p.m. UTC Aug 22, 2018
Where can you get up close and personal with the stars this fall?
At the new “An Evening With …” series, where music notables will chat with those in the know in front of a small audience about their craft. Lenny Kravitz talking with Questlove of the Roots kicks off the series Tuesday Sept. 18 at the 500-seat Victoria Theater inside the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.
The Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center and the NJPAC are the presenters of the series. “An Evening With Wyclef Jean,” with Bob Santelli, Los Angeles Grammy Museum’s Founding Executive Director, is set for Oct.16.
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Jean will perform after his talk.
“The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles is proud to make Newark the East Coast home of its acclaimed public program,” said Santelli, a Jersey native, in a statement. “Metropolitan area music fans will learn through onstage conversations how great music is made and often hear rare informal performances in a unique and intimate setting.”
“An Evening With…” is the Los Angeles Grammy Museum’s flagship public program series. Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, John Legend, Stevie Nicks, Sting, Mavis Staples, Ed Sheeran, Dave Matthews and more have participated in events since 2008. Each program includes a conversation about the artist’s career, the creative process, songwriting, upcoming projects, and more, allowing attendees to hear never-before-heard stories straight from the artists themselves, according to the Grammy Museum.
The evenings often conclude with an informal performance.
“We are pleased to be collaborating with the Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center on innovative programming featuring groundbreaking artists in our intimate Victoria Theater,” said NJPAC President and CEO, John Schreiber, in a statement. “Most importantly, we are pleased the special programs will be taped to use as educational tools in the future for students from Newark and beyond.”
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Tickets, $49 to $59, go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24 via www.njpac.org or 888-GO-NJPAC. Additional information can be found at www.njpac.org/aneveningwith.
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