Jazz luminary to perform in benefit concert for Luna Stage

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Six-time Grammy Award-winning bassist Christian McBride will headline a concert to benefit Luna Stage of West Orange on Friday, June 1, at the Montclair Women’s Club. This jazz luminary will be joined onstage by special guests. The program will include cocktails, dessert, a silent auction and dancing after the concert. Proceeds will […]

‘Art from the Heart’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Council presents “Art from the Heart,” an exhibition of art fueled by passion, at the West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Road. The exhibit will be open during the WOAC’s Mother’s Day Shopping Boutique from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, […]

‘The Man in Room 306’ at Luna Stage

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As the final play in it’s 25th season, Luna Stage will present a revival of “The Man in Room 306,” Luna’s signature piece, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. The play was written by Craig Alan Edwards and will star Jamil A.C. Mangan as […]

‘Walk the Valley’ with the 48-hour play project

WEST ORANGE / ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey Theatre Alliance presents Luna Theater’s “Walking the Valley: 48 Hours Play Project” on Sunday, March 18, at 3 p.m. This event is part of the Alliance’s Stages Festival, the state’s largest annual theater festival that provides free and discounted theater events for all ages throughout the month […]

Katz to step down from helm of Luna Stage

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Cheryl Katz, Luna Stage’s artistic director, recently announced her decision to step down at the end of the current 2017-2018 season. Katz has been a staff member for more than 15 years and artistic director for the past five years. To succeed Katz, the board has chosen Ari Laura Kreith, who […]

Local venues nominated for arts awards

BURLINGTON, NJ — The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently opened the polls for the 2018 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards. Celebrating the extraordinary work of New Jersey’s vital, vibrant and diverse cultural community for 10 years, the contest invites arts lovers to lend their support for their favorite […]

WOAC features two new exhibits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Council will host two new exhibitions — “Invasion,” featuring new collages by Lisa Suss, and “Mind’s Eye,” featuring paintings by Carol Black-Lemon — as part of its Welcome to the West Orange Arts Center 2018 programming. The opening reception will be Saturday, Jan. 13, from 1 to […]