Apply to design a piano for Playin’ Around South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center is accepting applications for the 2016 Playin’ Around South Orange public art project. SOPAC, in cooperation with other community partners, is seeking local artists/teams to paint pianos for a public art project. The artists will be required to paint the piano in/around SOPAC or an […]

Creativity to take center stage at SouthNext

Creativity to take center stage at SouthNext

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Last year South Orange was host to South by South Orange, a “creative collision” of ideas, with approximately 700 people taking part in a diverse array of panels, concerts and other programming; this year that concept returns to the village with the SouthNext festival, though the 2016 edition will feature an […]

Paper Mill celebrates season with concert at SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse will perform a one-night-only, season finale concert at South Orange Performing Arts Center on Sunday, June 19, at 7:30 p.m. This song and dance extravaganza will feature production numbers from your favorite Broadway shows as well as pop favorites. This year, Paper Mill Playhouse adds its newest ensemble, […]

LUX kicks off SouthNext Festival

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — LUX will kick off the SouthNext Festival at South Orange Performing Arts Center in South Orange on Friday, June 17, at 6 p.m. LUX is an orchestra like no other, featuring the music of the Beastie Boys, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Bjork and more. LUX creates a symphonic clashing of styles in a […]

EO, SO residents honored with Legends Awards

EO, SO residents honored with Legends Awards

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the 10th annual Essex County Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, May 11, in The Priory restaurant in Newark. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Legends Awards to East Orange resident Inez Rosalie Alick Elliott and South […]

South Orange Seniors, SHU collaborate on documentary

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Cross-generational connections and inspirational perspectives were shared with the presentation of “SIX,” a documentary film created and edited by Seton Hall University students and featuring six South Orange seniors, that debuted at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on May 1. The project was as a partnership between local nonprofit South […]

Young artists to display work at Herb & Milly Iris Gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center presents the best and brightest in its rotating series of visual art exhibitions in the Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC. On view from May 9 through Aug. 15 is “Inspired Minds: Young Artist Exhibition,” which features drawings, paintings and photography by gifted young […]