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Nell Painter to Lead Book Discussion at The Newark Public Library

24. April 2014

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On Wednesday May 7, at 6:30 pm, The Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society of The Newark Public Library will present Dr. Nell Irvin Painter discussing her book Creating Black Americans: African–American History And Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present. In this richly illustrated book with images by artists such as Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Beauford Delaney, […]

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The Mayor Presents metals of merit to cultural exchange students from Puerto Rico (Hatillo)

23. April 2014

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  The mayor Luis Quintana gave metals and awards to the middle school “Colegio Nuestra Señora Del Carmen” for their part in an cultural exchange basketball tournament .  Founded in 1962 “Colegio Nuestra Señora Del Carmen” is a catholic school in the municipality of Hatillo.  The director of the school is William Acevedo. The school […]

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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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Earth Day in Newark “Plant Responsively”

22. April 2014

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What started as a teach-in has flowered into an international phenomenon. Earth Day will be celebrated around the world Tuesday. The observance was first held in 1970, the idea of Sen. Gaylord Nelson, a Democrat from Wisconsin, who took the idea from the Vietnam war opposition movement and the proliferation of teach-ins during that time, […]

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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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Free Food Alert! Pollo Campero

8. April 2014

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Celebrate National Empanada Day at Pollo Campero this Tuesday, April 8, with free handmade empanadas! The Latin chicken restaurant chain is also celebrating its 43rd birthday by inviting guests to its five locations in New Jersey from 10 a.m. to 9:30…

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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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