WO filmmaker selected for Garden State Film Festival

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Garden State Film Festival announced Feb. 11 that the film “Daydreamer,” produced and with music by West Orange resident Michael Vignola, and directed by Timothy Parsons, will screen at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park. “Daydreamer” follows a young man’s journey as he relentlessly searches for creative […]

AileyDance Kids residency culminates with SOPAC grand finale

AileyDance Kids residency culminates with SOPAC grand finale

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Performing Arts Center, in partnership with The Ailey Organization’s Arts In Education & Community Program, facilitated a 16-week AileyDance Kids residency culminating with a grand finale performance on Feb. 6. Students from South Orange and Maplewood middle schools performed on the SOPAC stage, launching the school district’s observance of […]

‘Every Day People’ in village offices

Maplewood artist exhibits her people-centric paintings, highlights diversity

‘Every Day People’ in village offices

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — At its opening on Feb. 7, “Every Day People: The Art of Cathleen McCoy Bristol” became the first exhibit to be displayed in the South Orange Village offices, and 18 paintings by the Maplewood artist now line the hallway. Each piece features people, some real, some from Bristol’s imagination and some […]

UPCWO to present ‘The Ever After – A Musical’

UPCWO to present ‘The Ever After – A Musical’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The United Presbyterian Church of West Orange will present its Children’s Theater production of “The Ever After – A Musical” on Saturday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 24, beginning at 3 p.m. at 20 Old Indian Road. The show is performed by an adult cast and is a parody of daytime […]

Luna Gallery to feature work of Montclair artist

Luna Gallery to feature work of Montclair artist

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage is now featuring the acrylic paintings and other artwork by Montclair visual artist Carrie Emma in its gallery, with an opening celebration on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition will be displayed through Sunday, March 3, culminating in the auctioning off of a new large-format […]

First-even Luna Dinner to feature Suzzanne Douglas

First-even Luna Dinner to feature Suzzanne Douglas

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage and The United Tastes of America — formerly Syria Supper Club — have teamed up to co-host a memorable evening with a full Syrian dinner and live entertainment on Sunday, March 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. Held at Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road in West Orange, the dinner […]

New theater company creates opportunities on and off stage

New theater company creates opportunities on and off stage

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A new theater company will make its debut in Maplewood when “The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin” premieres at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 16 and 17, produced by Progressive Theater. Founded by Gregory Osborne, the company aims to put on shows targeted at minorities while […]

WOHS ‘Diverse Voices’ dance performance set for Feb. 21

WOHS ‘Diverse Voices’ dance performance set for Feb. 21

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A thrilling West Orange High School dance performance, “Diverse Voices,” will be Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 51 Conforti Ave. The performance is free and open to the community. “We started the process of unpacking what ‘diversity’ meant to each class and came up with […]