Top 12 NJ Arts Events of the Week: John Mellencamp, The Chieftains, more

njarts.net - 02-20

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A roundup of arts events taking place around the state, through Feb. 27:. • Heartland rocker John Mellencamp brings his John Mellencamp Show tour to the State Theatre in New Brunswick, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m., before stops at the Beacon Theatre in New York, Feb. 25-27 at 8 p.m. Online sales will include a copy of his November album Other People’s Stuff, a compilation of cover songs he has recorded throughout his career, ranging from the ’50s rock ‘n’ roll song “Teardrops Will Fall” to the Civil Rights anthem “Eyes on the Prize” and Stevie Wonder’s “I Don’t Know Why (I Love You).”