‘Dear Mama,’ a pop-up show at WOAC

‘Dear Mama,’ a pop-up show at WOAC

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Council presents “Dear Mama: Perspectives on American Motherhood,” curated by Marina Carreira. “Dear Mama” will open for in-person, timed-entry visits at the West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Road in West Orange, on Saturday, April 24, and be on exhibit through Saturday, May 22. A majority of […]

NJPAC to reopen for in-person performances this summer

NJPAC to reopen for in-person performances this summer

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Performing Arts Center will reopen for in-person performances this summer, after taking a leadership role in establishing best practices for hosting indoor performances, according to an April 16 press release. NJPAC has also upgraded its theaters with state-of-the-art safety equipment, including the installation of new HVAC air purification systems, […]

Broadway and television stars join outdoor dinner and music series in Bloomfield

Broadway and television stars join outdoor dinner and music series in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — NiCori Studios & Productions, in association with Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center and Frungillo Catering, will be producing “Music at the Mansion: Porch Performances” beginning May 8 and continuing with 15 different singers through Sept. 25.  Corinna Sowers Adler will host Music at the Mansion, an evening of dinner and entertainment that will […]

Dana Fuchs to perform at SOPAC in-person on May 7

Dana Fuchs to perform at SOPAC in-person on May 7

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center will present singer-songwriter Dana Fuchs on Friday, May 7, at 8 p.m. live in the theater, with the performance also being livestreamed. Tickets are limited to 100 for the in-person concert due to social-distancing restrictions.  Fuchs is known for her burnt-honey vocals and a musical […]

West Orange native authors children’s book on autism

West Orange native authors children’s book on autism

CALDWELL, NJ — Melissa Brady Petrillo first started noticing that few children’s books had characters with disabilities when she was in her undergraduate children’s literature class taught by Trish Verrrone at Caldwell University.  “Right away I wanted to do more research,” Petrillo said.  She did an evaluative study and realized there was a lack of […]

Studio Montclair presents juried art exhibit ‘Viewpoints 2021’

Studio Montclair presents juried art exhibit ‘Viewpoints 2021’

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Studio Montclair — still going strong despite the obstacles of COVID-19 — has announced one of its largest and most distinguished exhibits, the 24th annual open juried exhibition “ViewPoints 2021.” It will run from April 23 through May 28 at Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair. There will be a […]

‘Orange Reclaimed’ art exhibit evokes hope

‘Orange Reclaimed’ art exhibit evokes hope

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Good Crowd Events is currently showing “Orange Reclaimed,” a new virtual exhibit that uses the color orange to evoke hope, optimism, and determination. This exhibit was conceived of and curated by the gallery’s visiting curator, Grace Modla. The show will be online through May 8. Participating artists are Sybil Archibald, Paola […]

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