Alex Biese, The Asbury Park Press NJ

Alex Biese

The Asbury Park Press NJ

Neptune Township, NJ, United States

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Recent articles by Alex:

Emilio Delgado channels 'Sesame Street' spirit to support NJ social justice organization

Emilio Delgado, aka Luis on 'Sesame Street,' has joined Princeton's Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in its work supporting LGBTQ kids in NJ. → Read More

Janis Ian persists, resists on final album: 'I wanted to feel like a hero in my own eyes'

Grammy-winning NJ native singer/songwriter Janis Ian talks her final album, 'The Light at the End of the Line,' before getting back on tour. → Read More

She fought cystic fibrosis for more than 20 years. Now a NJ director is sharing her story

With 'Salt in My Soul,' director Will Battersby shares the story of Mallory Smith and her family's fight against cystic fibrosis. → Read More

Jersey rockers pay tribute to the late Ronnie Spector, remember her Asbury Park resurgence

The world is saying goodbye to the great Ronnie Spector, and that includes the New Jersey rockers with whom she collaborated with over the years. → Read More

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 14 queen Jasmine Kennedie is a NJ nightclub star

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 14 competitor Jasmine Kennedie explains how she found influence and drag family in the Asbury Park scene. → Read More

'Cobra Kai' season 4 is hitting Netflix. Why NJ is at the heart of the 'Karate Kid' series

As the 'Karate Kid' franchise continues on Netflix with 'Cobra Kai' Season 4, co-star Courtney Henggeler talks the series' multi-generational appeal. → Read More

From long-gone skateparks to historic arenas, AEW's Bryan Danielson loves wrestling in NJ

Returning to NJ for AEW Dynamite, Rampage in Newark and Atlantic City, Bryan Danielson explains the 'radical departure' of his wrestling character. → Read More

Darlene Love holiday concert at the Basie rescheduled to Monday

Darlene Love's holiday spectacular at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank has been moved a little closer to Christmas. → Read More

After 20 years and 1,200 shows, NJ 'Rocky Horror' continues to celebrate the 'Time Warp'

Friday Nite Specials, now performing at the Basie Center Cinemas in Red Bank, have been celebrating the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" for 20 years. → Read More

'Die Hard' is a Christmas movie. Here's why it's also one of the great NJ-inspired movies

We all know 'Die Hard' is a Christmas classic. Here's why the Bruce Willis blockbuster is also a NJ movie. → Read More

Amy Lee of Evanescence, Lzzy Hale of Halestorm know 'rock 'n' roll is very much alive.'

Evanescence and Halestorm are on tour together, playing the Prudential Center in Newark and the BB&T Pavilion in Camden in December. → Read More

'This isn't just a movie': Why 'It's a Wonderful Life' lives on 75 years later

On Blu-ray and at a festival in Seneca Falls, New York, Frank Capra's Christmas classic "It's A Wonderful Life" lives on. → Read More

A cardboard tree and Krampus: Inside Asbury Park's singular holiday season celebrations

Here in Asbury Park, we celebrate the holiday season with carboard and monsters, because "we don't do things the way everyone else does." → Read More

Comfort and joy: Here's why some people celebrate the holidays with chosen families

People are finding families of their own, particularly, but not exclusively, in the LGBTQ+ community. → Read More

Brian Fallon looks to his musical roots on hymn collection 'Night Divine'

Gaslight Anthem singer Brian Fallon explains why his spiritual new album 'Night Divine' was 'something I needed to do.' → Read More

When and where can you get pictures with Santa Claus at malls in Monmouth, Ocean counties?

Here's where, when and how you can meet jolly old St. Nicholas at malls in Monmouth and Ocean counties this Christmas season. → Read More

Johnny Cash, after Folsom Prison, visited the land of the Grateful Dead

When Johnny Cash played San Francisco's Carousel Ballroom in 1968, Grateful Dead soundman Owsley 'Bear' Stanley had his tapes rolling. → Read More

'It's about hope': Trans-Siberian Orchestra bringing 'Christmas Eve' back on tour for 2021

Trans-Siberian Orchestra are bringing 'Christmas Eve and Other Stories' to 99 shows in 59 cities on tour across the country this holiday season. → Read More

Drive-through holiday light displays in NJ, NY and PA you don't want to miss this season

Here are the drive-through holiday light destinations making spirits merry and bright for the 2021 season. → Read More

Vegan Thanksgiving dinner: Jersey Shore restaurants offer plant-based take-out, catering

Across Monmouth and Ocean Counties, vegan restaurants are offering plant-based Thanksgiving dinner catering and take-out options. → Read More