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Recovering the New-Ark: Amiri Baraka’s Lost Chronicle of Black Power in Newark, 1968

22. April 2014

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by Whitney Strub Amiri Baraka’s lost Chronicles have been recovered and will premiere to a new audience today.  The Black Power movement has been defined cinematically by the iconography of black-and-white grain of groups like Newsreel, and in national memory through the lens of a white-dominated media awash in reductive and violent imagery. The city […]

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Montclair’s “Born Again Vintage” Celebrates A Year of Sustainable Style

18. April 2014

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Greetings mavens and bargainistas! It’s been entirely too long since we’ve delivered your fix on all things fashionable, but fret not. We at Brick City Varsity are back and brimming with news about the latest developments in Newark’s sartorial circles. The one shop on everyone’s lips this week is Montclair’s Born Again Vintage. Recently, this treasure […]

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JUNK dance troop WOW’s audience at Rutgers

17. April 2014

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Keeping with our Dance theme of the week, Rutgers Newark Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience department, scored high marks as they a brought physical dance performance to Bradley Hall theater.  Brian Sanders JUNK, Found Objects, A Symposium on Modern Dance and Physical theater, from beginning to end gave an energetic, fast pace, and […]

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Alvin Ailey’s Revelations: A Cultural Treasure. “How Does One Keep it Fresh”

15. April 2014

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TODAY at NJPAC in partnership with Alvin Ailey Dance Company, there will be a panel discussion on Alvin Ailey’s Revelations: A Fresh Look at a Classic.  Tuesday, 7-9pm at the Horizon Theater located in the NJPAC’s Center for Arts Education, 24 Rector Street, Newark.  This event is one of several free events held at the NJPAC leading […]

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NJPAC’S Brick City Orchestra to make debut at Newark Cherry Blossom Festival Bloomfest

11. April 2014

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On Sunday, April 13th at 11:00-12:00pm, The Brick City Jazz Orchestra (BCJO) features 19 of the most talented teenage jazz players in the Greater Newark area received the extraordinary opportunity to heighten their skills as musicians and band mates this spring with the creation of The Brick City Jazz Orchestra (BCJO), a collaboration between NJPAC and the […]

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The 38th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival begins this weekend

4. April 2014

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The Annual Cherry Blossom festival is my affirmation that spring has finally come thank goodness for it arrival.  The annual event in Essex County which is in it 38th year is schedule to begin this Saturday. The festival begins Saturday with the Cherry Blossom Challenge Bicycle Race and concludes on Sunday, April 13, with the Bloomfest […]

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A Special Kind of Magic, Short Film to be featured at the Garden State Film Festival

3. April 2014

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The film making bug has hit the Brick city well at least NJIT.  Students in the Theatrical department with a concentration in technology has taken up film making with their second film entry entitled “A Special Kind of Magic”.  The short films was co-directed and co-written by Rodney E. Reyes, staff and Production Manager at NJIT and Rebecca […]

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“Present at Rutgers-Newark” Diversity

2. April 2014

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  Maureen Maximos For three months in 2010, performance artist Marina Abramovic sat in the atrium of the Museum of Modern Art and invited spectators to sit across from her, in total silence. The idea behind the piece, entitled The Artist is Present, was that the human spirit can connect through close proximity, the eyes, […]

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Diversity “The Artist is Present”

28. March 2014

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For Maureen Maximos does Diversity really matter? Since 1997, the first year that U.S. News & World Report began ranking colleges on the diversity of their student bodies, U.S. News has rated Rutgers Universit-Newark the most diverse national university in the United States; no other school has been so recognized. Does graduating from the nation’s most diverse school really make […]

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According the to the Vernal Equinox Today is OFFICIAL SPRING!!!

20. March 2014

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Ah, spring! It couldn’t come sooner for me.  Like many Newarker’s and New Jerseyans, this winter was harsh, cold and snowy.  This season brings increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna. It is time to plant those seed, clean the garden, and let the planting season begin.  The word equinox is derived from […]

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