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Aljira Presents Leonardo Benzant: Afrosupernatural Organized by Visiting Curator Dexter Wimberly

4. April 2016

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On Saturday, Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art kicked-off its spring exhibition of Leonardo Benzant: Afrosupernatural organized by Visiting Curator, Dexter Wimberly. Recognizing both his ties and disjunction from an ancestral past, Leonardo Benzant’s practice is driven by his connection to the trans African-Atlantic diaspora. Considering the possibilities of genetic imprints, cultural identification, innate and intuitive […]

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Dominic Tamin: Entrepreneur with a Vision

1. April 2016

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by David Thomas Dominic Tamin is a man on a mission, a man with a vision, but it wasn’t always that way for the young man from Cameroon. Tamin’s road to success has been a long and sometimes hard one. Coming from humble beginnings on a West African palm oil plantation, Tamin eventually immigrated to […]

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Presenting Jo-El Lopez Opens on Saturday at Gallery Aferro

28. January 2016

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Newark, NJ – Gallery Aferro is pleased to present a major solo show by New Jersey-based painter Jo-El Lopez. Born in Juncos, Puerto Rico and raised in Paterson, New Jersey, Lopez uses the visual storytelling of traditional realism to convey complex commentary on the intersection of faith and modernity, the strength of family, and the […]

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Obama Administration Extends protections for Lions

22. December 2015

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The Obama administration’s decision to extend Endangered Species Act protections for two breeds of lions is a turning point for the lions now roaming Africa, say advocacy groups who petitioned the federal government to list the lion as endangered.  The global outcry that ensued was unprecedented. Last month, a new anti-poaching bill was passed by […]

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Rutgers University-Newark, National Urban Leaders Unveil Action Plan for Historic Preservation

15. December 2015

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By Carla Capizzi The newly restored, historic 15 Washington Street building at Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) was a fitting setting on Dec. 8 for a national conference, “Legacy City Preservation: A National Conversation on Innovation + Practice,” which highlighted innovation in urban development preservation in Newark while releasing a nine-point “Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in […]

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Aljira NO Boundaries Jazz Series TODAY

12. December 2015

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Jason Kao Hwang and his trio Amygdala heat up NO Boundaries Jazz Series, Saturday, December 12, 4 to 5:30pm Aljira is proud to present “NO Boundaries”, a series of four concerts curated by world-renowned jazz saxophonist, Oliver Lake. The second performance in the series coming up on Saturday, December 12 features Jason Kao Hwang (composer/violin/viola) […]

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Introduces today Newark PSEG “Art Wall” project in the Fairmount Neighborhood

8. December 2015

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The City of Newark, the Urban League of Essex County and PSE&G announced today the launch of the region’s first-ever “Art Wall” project designed to beautify the protective façade of an electrical switching station. This facility, conceptualized and created from an aesthetic point of view as opposed to simply a functional perspective, will be located […]

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Jazz at Aljira’s “Jame Evan”

13. November 2015

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To some Newark is a Jazz town.  With many venues featuring Jazz, included Symphony Hall, Metropolitan Chuch (Jazz Vespers), NJPAC, WBGO, Museum, Library, Dukes, The Priory Restaurant and the Rutgers Jazz institute.  On Saturday Aljira Gallery added Jazz to the line-up of “Performance Art” with the Josh Evan Quartet, the young turks hitting the jazz scen. […]

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Congrats to The RedBulls going to the MLS Finals

9. November 2015

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Congratulations goes out to the Red Bulls who’s win against the D.C. United in the second leg of the semi-final now move on to the MLS Eastern Conference Finals (advancing past D.C. United, 2-0 on aggregate). They’ll face Columbus Crew SC next. Eighteen regular-season wins. Franchise record. Sixty regular-season points. Franchise record. Thirteen home wins. […]

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The First Annual Africa Entertainment Awards USA Takes Newark by Storm

6. November 2015

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The first annual African Entertainment Awards USA was last Saturday evening, October 31st at the Mary Burch Theater on the campus of Essex County College., to a eager and excited crowd.   The awards, co-sponsored by the Essex County College Africana Institute and Empak Corporation, and was produced by Cameroon-born, Newark resident, Dominic Tamin.  This […]

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