Have a Laugh
Nationally televised comedian and former South Jersey teacher Jay Black drops by the Sarcasm Comedy Club for one night only. Black has performed all over the country, appearing on Comedy Central and Showtime, and opening for fellow comedians like Joel McHale and D.L. Hughley. Now, he is stopping by South Jersey for his own solo show. Feb. 11, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. at the Sarcasm Comedy Club, 2349 W. Marlton Pike and Route 70 E., Cherry Hill, (856) 382-6253, $20
The celebrated Peter Nero and the Philly Pops take the stage for their newest performance, “A Night at the Oscars.” Celebrate the music that has helped complete some of your favorite films, featuring Jodi Benson, the voice behind Ariel of the Oscar-winning The Little Mermaid, and Broadway star Sal Viviano. Feb. 8-12, varying times at Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, (215) 893-1900, PhillyPops.com, $24.40-79.25
Get in the Spirit
Join the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey for their winter concert. This season’s “The Spirit of Music,” performed by our local symphony orchestra, will be conducted by Brian Norcross and will feature works from composers such as Jean Sibelius, Arlen Clarke and Rossano Galante. Feb. 12, 3 p.m. at the Eastern Center for Performing Arts, 1401 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees, (856) 779-2600, PSNJ.org, $20-25
All That Jazz
Rowan University wraps up its 42nd Annual Jazz Festival with a closing-night concert titled “Jazz Goes to the Movies.” The event features legendary jazz music throughout the big screen’s history, performed by Rowan’s own Jazz and Lab Bands. Feb. 17, 8 p.m. at Pfleeger Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, (856) 256-4545, Rowan.edu, $15
Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 11 (February, 2012).
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