S.P. Jazz Society honors Bob Perkins

The Somers Point Jazz Society will sponsor an afternoon of jazz honoring longtime friend and supporter Bob Perkins, right, as he celebrates his 80th birthday and 50 years in music broadcasting.

The event will take place 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Clancy’s By the Bay on Maryland Avenue in Somers Point.

Perkins is known throughout the tri-state region as the jazz voice of WRTI in Philadelphia. He is also the recipient of the Somers Point Jazz Society 2012 Jazz Master Award.

There will be a complementary buffet, cash bar and a live performance by the Tom Angello Quartet. The event is free and open to the public. Donations to the Somers Point Jazz Society will be accepted in lieu of gifts.

Clancy’s By The Bay is located at 101 E. Maryland Avenue, at the intersection of Maryland and Sunny avenues, Somers Point. Call 609-927-6969 or go to

Call 609-927-6677, or go to SPJazz.org.

JCC Dinner, movie: ‘Captain Phillips’

The Katz JCC in Margate will present a dinner and movie event 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, with a showing of the Oscar-nominated film “Captain Phillips,” starring Tom Hanks.

The evening includes a full course meal — salad, soup, entree and dessert — followed by the movie. The Katz JCC is located at 501 N. Jerome Avenue in Margate. Early registration up to one week before is $15. JCC members pay $18; non-members pay $21. Reservations are requested. Call 609-822-1167, ext. 113.

Bay-Atlantic Symphony’s ‘Music from the Americas’

The Bay-Atlantic Symphony will perform “Music from the Americas” at the Stockton Performing Arts Center 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26.

The show will include works by Copland, Rosauro and Golijov. A conversation with the conductor will take place immediately following the concert at 2 p.m.

The Stockton Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road in Galloway Township. Tickets are $32. Call 609-652-9000 or go to Stockton.edu/PAC.

‘Footloose’ at Eagle Theatre

The Eagle Theatre kicked off its 2014 Main Stage Season with “Footloose,” directed and choreographed by Dann Dunn, running through Feb. 2.

The popular musical, based on the 1980s classic film starring Kevin Bacon, features plenty of well-known pop-rock hits, including “Holding Out For A Hero,” “Almost Paradise,” “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” and everyone’s favorite “Footloose.”

Remaining performances take place 8 p.m. Jan. 23, 24, 25, 30 and 31, 8 p.m. Feb. 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8, and 3 p.m. Jan. 26 and Feb. 2. Tickets are $28.50 for general admission and $38.50 for front-row seats.

The Eagle Theatre is located at 208 Vine Street in Hammonton. Call 609-704-5012 or go to

Sixth Annual ‘Freeza-Polooza ’

The sixth annual Freeza-Polooza — a benefit to help Cape May County cancer patients — will be held at the Bolero Blue Water Grill in Wildwood 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25.

The beef-and-beer event will feature three live bands performing until midnight — Fuzzybone, Loud n’ Clear and Donkey Punch.

This year’s benefit will support Kanen “HurriKanen” Keating Wear, 6, of Swainton, and Genny Lynn Farnan, 27, of West Cape May, a teacher’s aide at the Atlantic City Special Services School District. Both are fighting different forms of brain cancer. Funds from Freeza-Polooza will go toward costs associated with their treatment.

In the past 6 years the event has raised more than $130,000 to benefit local children and young adults with cancer.

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