County collects more than 13.5 tons of food to donate

County collects more than 13.5 tons of food to donate

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With 88,397 visitors, the 12th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo collected more than 13.5 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys for those in need. “It is humbling to see the large number of items dropped off at the Holiday Lights Spectacular to assist the less […]

Multiple Essex County venues nominated for JerseyArts awards

Multiple Essex County venues nominated for JerseyArts awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Discover Jersey Arts — a project dedicated to increasing the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey, and co-sponsored by the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts — recently announced that voting in the 2019 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards is under way. […]

Essex County rakes in funding from NJ State Council on the Arts

Essex County rakes in funding from NJ State Council on the Arts

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The awards were announced at the Arts Council’s 52nd annual meeting, held at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. “The New Jersey […]

Essex County cleans up in JerseyArts awards

Essex County cleans up in JerseyArts awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, in partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, recently announced the winners of the 2018 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards, including several venues in Essex County. More than 18,000 ballots were cast in the annual contest, which celebrates the extraordinary work of New Jersey’s […]

County drive for the needy collects 11 tons of donations

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County recently announced that 97,459 people visited the 11th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo and more than 11 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys were collected for those in need. “It is humbling to see the large number of items dropped off at the […]

Seton Hall brings ‘Prayer for Peace’ to NJPAC

NEWARK, NJ — Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations and College of Communication and the Arts will premiere the second cycle of their “Prayer for Peace” Concert Series at NJPAC in Newark. Inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s artistic mandate, the classical music concert is dedicated to music’s role as an instrument of peace, […]

Luna Stage to premiere ‘Indian Head’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage is proud to present the world premiere of “Indian Head,” the newest play from Obie Award-winning writer Nikkole Salter. In this show, Salter dives headfirst into the controversial world of football mascots and appropriation of Native American culture in this new play commissioned in partnership with the New Jersey […]

NJPAC gets a dynamic double shot of David Cassidy

Former Essex County resident-turned-pop star delivers good music and great memories

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — It’s Saturday night inside the intimate Victoria Theater at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in downtown Newark, and the audience is clearly enjoying themselves. “New Jersey loves you, David!” shouts a trio of overly excited middle-aged ladies in unison. “I love you too!” responds the delighted entertainer, who is smiling and […]

Performance is culmination of season’s Johnny Mercer Foundation/ NJPAC Musical Theater Residency Program

Performance is culmination of season’s Johnny Mercer Foundation/ NJPAC Musical Theater Residency Program

NEWARK, NJ — More than a hundred New Jersey middle-school students, with little or no knowledge of musical theater, became collaborative composers, lyricists, dancers, singers and scriptwriters as part of a program that lets kids put on a show at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. For the fourth year, The Johnny Mercer Foundation/NJPAC Musical […]