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One Night Only! Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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One Night Only! Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth

On Thursday, April 25, former heavyweight champion of theworld, Mike Tyson, will bring his riveting one-man show to NJPAC. Directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Spike Lee and written by Tyson’s wife, Kiki Tyson, “Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth” is an autobiographical production during which Tyson gets to tell his story in his own words. […]

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Move-Meant: A Symposium on Contemporary Dance

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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Move-Meant: A Symposium on Contemporary Dance

The Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience presented its annual Spring Dance Symposium at Rutgers-Newark on Wednesday, March 27. Move-Meant: A Symposium on Contemporary Dance was performed by Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble. Danse4Nia is a Philadelphia-based multicultural, contemporary modern dance company which aspires to use dance to foster personal, cultural, and social change. Danse4Nia […]

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It Was All Black Tie and Tails: The Black Art Song

Monday, April 1, 2013

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It Was All Black Tie and Tails: The Black Art Song

It was all black tie and tails in the Centennial Hall, at the Newark Public Library, last week. Kevin Maynor, a renowned Opera virtuoso, accompanied on piano by Eric Olsen, gave a performance entitled “The Black Art Song”. Mr. Maynor, born in Newark, is a world-renowned virtuoso who has traveled throughout the world to perform. […]

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Newark 2013 State Of The City Address

Friday, March 8, 2013

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Newark 2013 State Of The City Address

This past Tuesday, Mayor Cory Booker presented the seventh State Of The City Address at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. There were plenty of facts and figures, percentages and statistics flying around.

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Military Park Poised for a Makeover of Epic Proportion

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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Military Park Poised for a Makeover of Epic Proportion

In keeping with Newark’s current building boom, Military Park is next up for a whopping $3.25 million makeover at the hands of urban parks expert, Daniel Biederman. And as someone who has walked alone (very swiftly, mind you) through that park after dark on numerous occasions, can I get a collective “HALLELOO!” Why the focus […]

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College Night at the NJSO

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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College Night at the NJSO

Have you ever wanted to see the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra but couldn’t afford the tickets? Well, now is a great opportunity for you if you’re a student. They are offering $10 tickets for students to see an upcoming performance, Pictures at an Exhibition. The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will be performing “Pictures at an […]

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Spend a Romantic Valentine’s Day at NJPAC!

Monday, February 4, 2013

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Spend a Romantic Valentine’s Day at NJPAC!

Fellas! This February 14th, are you looking for a date night idea that’s a guaranteed panty-dropper? Why not treat yourself and your boo thang to a sweet and soulful concert featuring two of the best voices in contemporary R&B? Yup, Anthony Hamilton and Chrisette Michele will share a double-bill at NJPAC on Valentine’s Night! Since […]

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The James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival

Friday, October 26, 2012

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The James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival

The James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival in part concluded this past Sunday; the several day festivals was full and layered with a variety of Jazz performances and world-class programming that has brought JAZZ back to the Brick City.

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Mr. Saturday | A Moody Jazz Celebration

Monday, October 22, 2012

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Mr. Saturday | A Moody Jazz Celebration

James Moody is Newark, and Jazz on the saxophone wouldn’t be what it is today without James Moody. He was, as one performer described, “a musician’s musician.” Moody frequently played with Dizzy Gillespie, but stood all his own.

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Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

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Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival 2012

Over the past four days, Newark has been buzzing. The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation was in town again at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center for the 2012 Dodge Poetry Festival which turned downtown Newark into a poetry village. For four days (10/11 – 10/14) the festival showcased day-long programs featuring poets and writers from all over the world. Festival poets included the likes of Taalam Acey, Amiri Baraka, Ras Baraka, Eavan Boland, Nikki Finney, Lamar Hill, Philip Levine, Taylor Mali, Rachel McKibbens, Gregory Orr, Baraka Sele, Narubi Selah, Natasha Trethewey, C.K. Williams, and more.

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