Articles Tagged “Count Basie”

  • Friday, Nov. 11 marks the 85th birthday of the Count Basie Theater, a palace of dreams that has seen vaudeville acts, feature films, live performances and grand celebrations over the years. The theater once owned by Walter Reade was known as the Carlton until 1984, when it was rechristened in honor of Red Bank's native son, renowned jazz musician William "The Count"  Basie. Photo © Dorn's Classic Images

    A Birthday for the Basie

    By Sharon Hazard   EIGHTY FIVE YEARS AGO, on November 11th which was also Armistice Day, another theater was added to Red Banks’ roster. Now known as the Count Basie, the Carlton Theater opened in…