The Manhattans’ vocal magic at SOPAC

The Manhattans’ vocal magic at SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Featuring the golden voice of Gerald Alston, the legendary Manhattans make a return visit to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. With a Grammy Award for “Shining Star,” this tight-knit group is still making beautiful music that evokes memories. Their tight harmonies and charisma […]

2018 SOPAC Gala celebrates community, local luminaries

2018 SOPAC Gala celebrates community, local luminaries

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center will celebrate the countless contributions of community leaders Samuel Convissor, Dan Arrighi and Sam Joseph at its 2018 gala on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 11 p.m. They will be honored for their long-time philanthropy and activism that have added immeasurably to the success […]

‘Savor the Arts’ with SOPAC

‘Savor the Arts’ with SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Nothing brings people together like an evening of tantalizing food and drink, in this case accompanied by music and a celebrity chef slam! On Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m., South Orange Performing Arts Center hosts “Savor the Arts – An Evening of Culinary Adventure in the Loft.” Two […]

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 […]

Colin Quinn set to crack up SOPAC audience

Colin Quinn set to crack up SOPAC audience

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — From the old MTV days to “Saturday Night Live” to Comedy Central to Broadway, Colin Quinn is apparently refusing to leave the business. So, if you enjoyed his other one-man shows, or you just are at a place in your life where you are lost and you need intelligent laughs, come […]

Village celebrates 25 new U.S. citizens

At South Orange’s first naturalization ceremony, Americans representing 18 nations earn certificates

Village celebrates 25 new U.S. citizens

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Twenty-five new U.S. citizens earned their naturalization certificates at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on June 27 at the first naturalization ceremony in village history. They were cheered on by friends, family and village officials who proudly waved their American flags as the candidates — representing 18 native countries — […]

Griffin to perform on SOPAC stage

Griffin to perform on SOPAC stage

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Grammy Award-winner and seven-time Grammy Award-nominee Patty Griffin is famed in song and verse for her prolific career. She brings her extensive catalogue of music, which spans from Americana to folk and country, to the South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way, on Friday, July 27, at 8 p.m., along […]

‘Voice of the Moody Blues’ comes to SOPAC

‘Voice of the Moody Blues’ comes to SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Enjoying 50 years at the peak of the music industry, Justin Hayward’s voice has been heard the world over, and now he will appear at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 7:30 p.m. He will perform many songs from his 2016 album “All The Way,” and […]

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