Montclair Art Museum launches MAM Conversations Series

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair Art Museum is transforming the annual Julia Norton Babson Memorial Lecture into the MAM Conversations presented by the Babson Lecture Series, funded, in part, by a perpetual gift from the Julia Norton Babson Memorial Fund. MAM Conversations will give community members the unique opportunity to engage virtually with contemporary artists, see […]

Stay-at-home order inspires assistant principal

Stay-at-home order inspires assistant principal

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The 30-day extension of the public health emergency in New Jersey inspired Cicely L. Tyson High School/Middle School Assistant Principal Elvin Williamson to host a virtual karaoke event for staff.  “I thought that it would be a great activity to uplift our staff,” Williamson said. “Karaoke is fun, entertaining and good […]

NJPAC announces launch of jazz vocal competition

NJPAC announces launch of jazz vocal competition

NEWARK, NJ — For the ninth consecutive year, singers from around the world will compete in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, aka “The Sassy Awards,” a 21st-century version of the amateur night at the Apollo Theater that helped launch the career of a gifted teenager from Newark, Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, more than 75 […]

Bloomfield, West Orange artists display ‘dissonant’ art

Bloomfield, West Orange artists display ‘dissonant’ art

BLOOMFIELD / WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Morris Museum had to close its doors to visitors like every other nonessential business when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, which meant that planned exhibitions were put on hold. Or were they? Not completely, it turns out. The museum opened its first virtual exhibit, “Dissonance,” part of the New […]

WOHS Music Dept. holds virtual ceremony honoring students

WOHS Music Dept. holds virtual ceremony honoring students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — This year’s Music Department Ceremony was streamed live on May 14 and recognized graduating seniors and the students dedicated to the many musical programs at West Orange High School.  The following students have earned a pink Tri-M Music Honors Society graduation cord: Isaiah Adrien, Ziyanna Amanuel, Gita Anand, Karan Belday, Steve […]

Virtual exhibit of art created during the pandemic opens at i19 Gallery

Virtual exhibit of art created during the pandemic opens at i19 Gallery

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — “ARTdemic: An Exhibit of Work Created During the Pandemic” opened recently at the i19 Gallery. This virtual exhibit includes work from 34 regional, national and international artists, all of whom are creating compelling art during the pandemic. The exhibit, which is on view at i19gallery.com through June 30, showcases 33 pieces of […]

Ira Wagner named interim director of Montclair Art Museum

Ira Wagner named interim director of Montclair Art Museum

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Art Museum announced that Ira Wagner has been appointed interim director beginning May 18. Current Director Lora Urbanelli will stay on as an adviser through June, when she will begin her planned retirement. The board had been in the search process for a new director when the COVID-19 crisis struck […]

Glen Ridge High School seniors determined to sing their song

Glen Ridge High School seniors determined to sing their song

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — With a message of inspiring strength in isolation, the Glen Ridge High School chorus is creating new ways for students to learn and perform from home. Seniors chose to sing the song “I Lived,” by OneRepublic, arranged by Deke Sharon, for graduation. With schools now closed in New Jersey for the […]

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