Arts & Entertainment

Elvis is "In the House" Nov. 19 at Historic Brooks Art Center

Anthony Ligouri will perform an Elvis tribute show at the Brook Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 19th.

BOUND BROOK, NJ – The Brook Arts Center, a former vaudeville theater now on the New Jersey State Register of Historic Places, will host “Remembering Elvis” featuring Anthony Liguori with Bill Turner and the Bluesmoke Band on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.

The Brook is located at 10 Hamilton St.

Anthony Liguori is a well-known singer, songwriter, and recording artist with a repertoire that includes country and Christian music in addition to his renowned Elvis Presley tribute.

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He has played in concerts, casinos, clubs, churches, and major outdoor arenas sending several songs to the Top 10 Indie charts and also charting in the Hot 100 national charts. He currently records for Lost Gold Records in Ridgeway, S.C. under the name Tony Sands.  One of the country's top Elvis tribute artists, he performs his show in concerts, casinos and cruise ships throughout the country.

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Bill Turner and Blue Smoke Band, the country's # 1 Elvis Tribute Band, is one of the area's longest running musical acts with a distinct country and rockabilly sound. In the mid 1970s, Turner toured internationally, playing lead guitar for Bill Haley & The Comets. They are coming off a sold-out performance in Philadelphia.

Tickets are $20 per person and $18 for seniors and veterans. and $35 at the door.

For more information, call 732-469-7700 or visit For group sales call 732-690-2682.

A classic vaudeville theater, the Brook was opened in 1927. Opening night featured two movies and five vaudeville acts, playing to a packed house of 1,500 guests (200 standing in the lobby, watching the shows over the balustrade).

Though the end of the decade signaled the beginning of the end for vaudeville, the Brook continued as home to a wide variety of live performances and movies throughout the years. Headliners including Tony Bennett and Jackie Gleason entertained packed houses in what was originally a 1300-seat theater. Additional performers on stage included Meatloaf and Chuck Mangione.

 The Somerset County Cultural Arts Center, Inc. oversees the planning for the Brook and is committed to promoting and cultivating the arts in Somerset County. The Brook is a multi-use facility providing for live performances, art, music, and films that are entertaining, educational, and interesting to our diverse community.

The theatre is undergoing a complete restoration to its original 1927 character and beauty. The sidewalk marquee has been returned to its original appearance and features 1,130 lights.

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