South Orange PAC boasts diverse lineup for 2021-2022 season

South Orange PAC boasts diverse lineup for 2021-2022 season

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The wait is over. This fall, the South Orange Performing Arts Center fully reopens. SOPAC’s 2021-2022 season is its most diverse and inclusive yet, featuring musicians from various backgrounds, such as an Israeli superstar, a social justice–focused band, a Ukrainian quartet, various Celtic groups, a hip-hop violinist and a bayou-soul artist.  […]

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $35.6 million in grants to support more than 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The grants were approved at the Arts Council’s 55th annual meeting, held virtually. The awards are part of the largest state appropriation the […]

Montclair Orchestra partners with Valissima Institute

Montclair Orchestra partners with Valissima Institute

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Orchestra has announced that Valissima Institute has selected it as a partner for its pilot summer program. Designed for aspiring young female conductors, the two-week intensive will feature renowned conductors, including former New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra chief conductor Karina Canellakis. The rigorous […]

SOMA PRIDE is back with a month full of events

SOMA PRIDE is back with a month full of events

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA PRIDE 2021 is a time for South Orange and Maplewood residents to come together as one in celebration of all LGBTQ-plus identities and allies collectively united. The monthlong schedule of events will shine a light on LGBTQ-plus issues with books, films, discussions, performances, picnics and parties, and recognize […]

Dana Fuchs to perform at SOPAC in-person on May 7

Dana Fuchs to perform at SOPAC in-person on May 7

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center will present singer-songwriter Dana Fuchs on Friday, May 7, at 8 p.m. live in the theater, with the performance also being livestreamed. Tickets are limited to 100 for the in-person concert due to social-distancing restrictions.  Fuchs is known for her burnt-honey vocals and a musical […]

SOPAC presents virtual evening with Fox News host Chris Wallace

SOPAC presents virtual evening with Fox News host Chris Wallace

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As part of the South Orange Performing Arts Center’s “A Virtual Independent Voices” series, on Tuesday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m., the arts center will livestream a one-night-only live event featuring a conversation with Chris Wallace, moderated by Budd Mishkin, with an audience question-and-answer session. Wallace is a seasoned journalist, presidential […]

Montclair Orchestra announces fall season

Montclair Orchestra announces fall season

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Orchestra officially announced its fall season with plans to broadcast concerts from the South Orange Performing Arts Center in October and the Van Vleck House & Gardens in November. All concerts and programs will be available for virtual viewing. For more information, visit www.montclairorchestra.org. With arts organizations across the country […]

Luna Stage continues the Voting Writes Project

Luna Stage continues the Voting Writes Project

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage’s Voting Writes Project continues this month with world premiere plays, films, a concept album and a costume party. Luna commissioned these myriad interactive events to inspire civic engagement in the November 2020 election. All events are free and open to the public via interactive livestream on Luna Stage’s Facebook […]