Monday, April 22, 2019

LOTS OF ACTIVITIES ROUND OUT THE MONTH @ MAM

A Different American Dream

WHEN: April 23, 6 p.m.
WHERE:
Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair
This event is FREE but online registration is encouraged.
Rand Forum members will enjoy reserved seats for this free screening and discussion.

Join MAM for a FREE film screening of A Different American Dream, the award-winning documentary that follows the story of the Fort Berthold Indian reservation and the remarkable attempts of some tribal leaders to save their land and the future of their society.

Q&A with Filmmaker, Jane Wells, following the film screening.


Need plans while school is out?

Spring break camp at MAM is open! 

Spend Spring Break painting, drawing, sculpting and printing! Campers will explore a variety of materials and techniques to create their own original works or art inspired by those on view in the galleries.

WHEN: April 22–26, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Available for single day registration or for all 5 days. Before and After Care offered from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
WHERE: Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair

Add some ART to your spring break!


Meet the Museum at CREATEabilities 

Children of all abilities can explore artistic materials, make friends, and enjoy being creative together in this inclusive program.

WHEN: May 8, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair

REGISTER today


MAM Contemporaries Exclusive Event!

Meet the Collector: Patricia Bell 

MAM Contemporaries will enjoy an exclusive tour of Patricia Bell’s private collection. Patricia purchased her first piece of art in 1989 and has been zealously collecting contemporary art since.

WHEN: May 9, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair

LEARN more about this exclusive event

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SAVE THE DATE:

Adult Workshop! Imagery Through Collage 

WHEN: April 27, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

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2-day Workshop! Protest Art Thru Silkscreen

WHEN: April 27 & 28, 1–4 p.m.

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Adult Workshop! Stitching Prints 

WHEN: April 28, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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Teen Workshop! Mandala Pillows

WHEN: April 28, 12–3 p.m.

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Drop-In Studio

WHEN: April 28, 1–4 p.m.

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Support MAM! Please give $3 to our Annual Fund and help keep #ArtsForEveryone

COMING UP @ WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY IN WAYNE

BEST OF THE EAGLES

WHEN: April 26, 8:00PM
WHERE:
Shea Center, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne
TICKETS: $40 Orchestra; $35 Loge

Best of the Eagles is the most exact interpretation of the Eagles in America, performed by musicians with auspicious pedigrees and a passionate love of the Eagles music. Each member mirrors his counterpart in the Eagles instrumentally and vocally. They expertly and authentically re-create the songs, the music, the vocals and the magical aura of one of America's greatest rock bands.


Virginia Repertory Theatre presents

The Jungle Book
Based on the classic tale by Rudyard Kipling

WHEN: April 27, 2:00PM
WHERE:
Shea Center, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne
TICKETS: $10

Mowgli, a boy raised by a pack of wolves, has a life full of adventure and conflict in the jungles of southern India. Joined by his best friends Baloo and Bagheera, Mowgli must confront the notorious tiger, Shere Khan. Kipling's fantastic story teaches respect for life, both animal and human, and the idea of harmony amongst all living things.

Recommended for grades K to 5.


The WP Music Department presents

Carl Orff's Carmina Burana
featuring the WP Choirs & Percussion Ensemble with the  Rosa L. Parks Arts High School Vocal & Dance Ensembles

WHEN: May 3, 7:30PM
WHERE:
Shea Center, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne
TICKETS: $5  Free admission for all students.
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Conducted by WP professor Lauren Fowler-Calisto and choreographed by Erin Pride, this presentation of Carmina Burana includes a dance component rarely performed with live orchestra and singers. The concert features WP and Rosa L. Parks music faculty as guest artists: Carl Patrick Bolleia and Bernie Visto, piano; Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritone; David Guzman, tenor; and  Chloe Holgate, soprano.


James D'Amico Productions presents

The Lettermen
with special guest, Let's Hang On! Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Tribute

WHEN: May 11, 8:00PM
WHERE:
Shea Center, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne
TICKETS: $55 Orchestra; $45 Loge
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Since 1958, The Lettermen have been entertaining audiences with their exquisite harmonies and soulful ballads. Go back in time with hits like When I Fall in Love, Put Your Head On My Shoulder, Goin' Out of My Head/Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Hurt So Bad and so many more. For one night only, this special concert delivers songs by two of the most romantic singing group of the sixties. Fall in love with the music all over again.

Terrific Table Talk at Morris Arts’ unique “Great Conversations” Event

WHEN: 6-9:30pm on May 1, 2019. Attendees can talk with all the “hosts” at the 6:00pm reception leading to the 7:15pm dinner where guests can converse in more depth with a specific host selected in advance.  
WHERE:
Birchwood Manor, 111 N Jefferson Rd., Whippany
This very popular event fills up quickly so be sure to buy your tickets early, available online at www.morrisarts.org.
Visit www.morrisarts.org to find out more about the host conversationalists and to purchase tickets for this special event.

Join Morris Arts for the 11th Anniversary of its fabulous Great Conversations gala,  co-chaired by Morris Arts’ board members Frank Vitolo and Stephen Aluotto.

Discover the many pleasures of live conversation at GREAT CONVERSATIONS, a unique evening of dinner and engaging dialogue with celebrated hosts from the arts, media, tech, sciences, healthcare, public service, sports, industry and more.

Mingle with host Conversationalists during the cocktail hour and then dine with such luminaries as a concert promoter for the likes of Lady Gaga and Paul McCartney, a celebrated novelist, an acclaimed visual artist, a visionary architect, the prop designer for Broadway shows and Shakespeare in the Park, an expert in climate adaptation/economic geography, a basketball commentator (and former pro player), or other similarly fascinating and accomplished individuals.

Each dinner table will feature a host Conversationalist whose unique experiences, life story and achievements will catalyze intriguing conversations.

Learn about their work, their thoughts on the world, their insights into their fields, and the experiences that shaped their lives. How did they get to where they are now? What lessons can they impart? This is an evening to exchange ideas and savor the pleasures of live encounters.  You may be surprised by what you discover.

Proceeds from Great Conversations help to support the many programs and services provided by Morris Arts.  Often accomplished “behind the scenes,” Morris Arts’ work serves hundreds of thousands of people each year – with arts in education programs, arts programming in the community, grants, scholarships, advocacy, innovative community-building/creative placemaking events and support for artists and arts organizations. These efforts are critical to enriching and improving the quality of life in the broader community.  Come and savor the art of live conversation, meet some extraordinary individuals and help a truly worthy organization give back to its community.

Morris Arts gratefully acknowledges the generosity of our sponsors: Encore: Allergan; Bayer; Crum & Forster; Hackensack Meridian Health; MCM Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley; NJ Advance Media providing services for NJ.com & The Star-Ledger; NJTV; PwC; ROI-NJ;  Green Room: Delta Dental of New Jersey;  Ovation: BASF; Finn Partners; Mondelēz International; Pfizer; Quest Diagnostics; Applause: The Avis Budget Charitable Foundation; Delta Dental of New Jersey; JWeber Creative; MetLife; Morristown Medical Center; Star: JLL; Kings Food Markets; NK Architects; Normandy Real Estate Partners;  Riker Danzig;  Sherman Wells Sylvester & Stamelman.

Morris Arts, located in Morristown, NJ, is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1973 dedicated to building community through the arts. Using the arts to inspire, connect and engage, Morris Arts serves as a resource for Morris County with a special focus on arts programming in the schools and in the community, arts advocacy, creative placemaking and support of the Morris Area community of artists and arts organizations.

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has awarded the Morris Arts a “Citation of Excellence” and designated it as a “Major Service Organization” in recognition of its “solid history of service excellence, substantial activity and broad public service.”

CENTENARY STAGE COMPANY AND CENTENARY UNIVERSITY’S NEXTSTAGE REPERTORY PRESENTS “AVENUE Q”

Centenary Stage Company and Centenary University’s all student NEXTstage Repertory presents

AVENUE Q

WHEN: April 25 through May 5. Thursday April 25 at 7:30pm; Friday, April 26 at 8:00pm; Saturday, April 27 at 8:00pm; Sunday, April 28 at 2:00pm; Thursday, May 2 at 7:30pm; Friday, May 3 at 8:00pm; Saturday, May 4 at 8:00pm and Sunday, May 5 at 2:00pm.
WHERE
: Sitnik Theatre of The Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown
TICKETS: $10.00 - $22.00 and are available online at centenarystageco.org or by phone at (908) 979 – 0900
For more information or to purchase tickets visit centenarystageco.orgor call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5pm and two hours prior to every performance. Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Like and follow to receive the latest in Centenary Stage Company news and special offers.

Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. Based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx the production features music and lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez and a book by Jeff Whitty. The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.

The production is directed by Carl Wallnau and Lea Antolini–Lid. Wallnau serves as the Artistic Director of the Centenary Stage Company, a not-for-profit professional theatre company in residency at Centenary University, as well as, the department chair for Centenary University’s Fine Arts Department. Antolini–Lid serves as the program director for Centenary Stage Company’s Young Audience Series as well as Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts for Centenary University. The production features students of the Centenary University Theatre Department.

The 2018-2019 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Premier Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.

5th Annual Telling Untold Histories Unconference to Be Held @ Rutgers-Newark on April 26

5th Annual Telling Untold Histories Unconference

WHEN: April 26, 2019, 9:00 AM 
WHERE
: Paul Robeson’s Campus Center at Rutgers-University Newark, 350 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Newark  View Map
FEE: $20. Registration fee includes light breakfast, coffee, tea, and lunch! If you need to register via a purchase order, please contact Mary Rizzo at mr1133@newark.rutgers.edu. If you have dietary restrictions, please note them on the registration form and we will attempt to accommodate them.

We all tell stories. But how we tell those stories changes depending on who and where we are and on the conditions of our lives and institutions. People of color, women, LGBTQ and gender nonconforming people, and people with differing abilities have used various strategies—from whisper networks and kitchen conversations to protests and public demonstrations—to speak truth when society prefers they remain silent. Either way can make change, but as Maya Angelou wrote, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

Telling Untold Histories—New Jersey’s annual unconference on public history, museums, cultural heritage and education—is a forum for exploring how we can channel our passion for more inclusive histories into innovative public work in our state and region. We consider this task in its widest vision and in its everyday institutional realities: how do we, in other words, perform this crucial, ethical work within the constraints of time, funding, and personnel?

As a New Jersey based and internationally recognized artist who works in performance, video and installation, keynote speaker Marisa Williamson will provide insight into how to tell untold stories.

Who should attend? Curators and educators, archivists and archaeologists, oral historians and librarians, historic preservationists and community activists, grantmakers and funders, as well as students and all history lovers!

Because we value the knowledge you bring, this unconference puts you at the center. Unlike traditional history conferences, the specific content of our discussion sessions comes from the participants themselves, rather than formal papers. Sessions are chosen the day of the unconference, so you will decide what topics we discuss! Here are some ideas to get you thinking:

  • Using material culture to reveal hidden histories
  • Lessons from (successful and not-so-successful) collaborations with communities
  • How public history can address contemporary social issues like mass incarceration, immigration, and police brutality
  • Showing that parks and other natural places have histories
  • New Jersey is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse states in the country. Who is telling the histories of Latino/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans, and others?
  • The role of archives in defining what counts as history

Our six skills-based workshops are planned beforehand, are skilled-based and interactive; they occur simultaneously so you choose which one to attend when you arrive. The skills you learn and share will allow you to improve how untold histories are told.

YOM HASHOAH COMMEMORATION @ KEAN UNIVERSITY

Michael Nicholas Paras to Discuss His First Hoops Series at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

FIRST HOOPS—PHOTOGRAPHY BY Michael Nicholas Paras

WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, from 7–8:30 PM
WHERE:
Visual Art Center’s Marité & Joe Robinson Strolling Gallery I, 68 Elm Street in Summit
ADMISSION: free and open to the public. Tickets can be reserved through the Art Center’s website, artcenternj.org.

Artist Michael Nicholas Paras will visit the Art Center to discuss his photography series First Hoops, parts of which are included in Shooting Hoops, the exhibition currently on view.

Paras, an avid basketball fan and amateur player, has been photographing basketball hoops since 1986. In that time he has shot countless hoops, in varying degrees of disrepair, in such locations as urban playgrounds, rural barn facades and suburban driveways. His First Hoops series documents the basketball hoops Hall of Famers used when they first played the game. In addition to basketball celebrities such as Chris Mullin, Nancy Lieberman, Kareem Adul Jabbar and Moses Malone, Paras has also spoken to everyday fans about the significance of their own “first hoops.”

Paras’s current exhibition, Shooting Hoops, will be on display at the Art Center through June 16.

About the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

For 85 years, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey has been exclusively dedicated to viewing, making, and learning about contemporary art. Recognized as a leading non-profit arts organization, the Art Center’s renowned Studio School, acclaimed exhibitions, and educational outreach initiatives serve thousands of youth, families, seniors, and people with special needs every year.

Adult and children’s group tours are available throughout the year. Gallery hours: Monday–Wednesday and Friday, 10 AM–5 PM; Thursday, 10 AM–8 PM; and Saturday & Sunday, 11 AM–4 PM. Please call 908.273.9121 to confirm holiday hours. Visit artcenternj.orgfor more information.

Support

Major support for the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is provided in part by the Peter R. & Cynthia K. Kellogg Foundation; the Wilf Family Foundations; and Art Center members and donors.

JAZZ THIS WEEK IN NEW BRUNSWICK

APRIL IS  JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH

The 2019 Jazz Appreciation Month 2019, featured artist is NAT KING COLE.

Nat King Cole (1919-1965) was one of the most influential jazz artists of his time. He faced a lot of racial prejudice, but pushed those boundaries to become one of the most successful artists of his time. He was one of the first African Americans to host his own radio show. His 1946 broadcast King Cole Trio Time was the first radio program to be sponsored by a black musician. Cole also went on to host the Nat King Cole Show, being the first African American to host a television series.

Jazz Appreciation Month (fondly known as "JAM") was created at the Smithsonian in 2001 to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz for the entire month of April.

Part of NBJP's mission is to showcase the next generation of jazz musicians ... the future "greats!" This is a chance to see them NOW!

COME EARLY, TAVERN ON GEORGE  FILLS QUICKLY!

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Throughout 2019

NBJP celebrates the 125th Birthday of New Brunswick's own

James P. Johnson

February 1, 1894 - November  17, 1955

Rabbi Elliott Tepperman, Author Marc Aronson and Islamic Networks Group at Luna Stage’s HEARTLAND

Heartland
by Gabriel Jason Dean
Directed by Ari Laura Kreith

WHEN: Now Running | Closes: Sunday, May 5, Thursday at 7:30 pm, Friday & Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 3pm
WHERE:
Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ
TICKETS: $16-39
LunaStage.org/Heartland
973 395 5551
Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes, no intermission
www.LunaStage.org | www.Facebook.com/LunaStage
The full schedule, including the schedule of talk-backs and events, is available at LunaStage.org/Heartland

Rabbi Elliott Tepperman of B’nai Keshet, the Islamic Networks Group’s Seham Abdala and Zainab Alam, and Maplewood author Marc Aronson will lead pre- and post-show conversations at Luna Stage’s Heartland this weekend. Now extended through May 5, Luna’s production has received audience and critical acclaim. Broadway World called it a “heartfelt masterpiece rife with comedic brilliance and the triumph of the human spirit.”

Set in Omaha and Afghanistan, Heartland weaves back and forth through time, unraveling a mystery that illuminates the cost of defending an American Empire. NJ Arts Maven described Heartland as “about compassion, responsibility, regret, redemption, forgiveness and, above all, love… [an] examination of the human heart…one you will talk about for days afterward.”

Upcoming special events include:

4/25 at 6:45pm | Pre-show LunaLit discussion of Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West with Rabbi Elliott Tepperman

4/26 | Post-show conversation with Seham Abdala and Zainab Alam of NJ Islamic Networks Group

4/28 at 2pm | LunaLit: Marc Aronson on his new Young Adult book Rising Water about the Thai cave rescue

The Star-Ledger, affiliated with NJ.com, praised Heartland as “a play that folds complex matters of international diplomacy and Western imperialism delicately into a tender, fraught father-daughter story.” The play is appropriate for family audiences. 12-year-old Maplewood Middle School World reviewer Jarrett Jackson wrote: “Heartland is filled with twists and turns that toy with your emotions, and has a powerful message about love, betrayal, and forgiveness.”

Rabbi Elliott Tepperman (top left) has been the spiritual leader of Bnai Keshet, in Montclair, NJ since 2002. His rabbinate embraces spiritually courageous Judaism and loving pursuit of shalom (peace) and justice for all people. He believes that Jewish practice is most transformational when deep internal work becomes a springboard for building community and engaging with the world.

Tepperman will facilitate a conversation about Mohsin Hamid’s novel Exit West. In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors—doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through.

Islamic Networks Group (ING) is a non-profit organization with affiliates and partners around the country that are pursuing peace and countering all forms of bigotry through education and interfaith engagement while working within the framework of the First Amendment’s protection of religious freedom and pluralism. Founded in 1993, ING reaches millions of individuals and hundreds of groups a year at the grassroots level by building relationships, understanding, and peaceful communities.

Zainab Alam (top right) is an American Muslim currently pursuing her PhD at Rutgers University in political science. Zainab also holds a Master of Science in Global Affairs from NYU. She is a peacebuilding consultant, a freelance writer and a social science researcher. Zainab lives with her family in Central New Jersey and enjoys painting and traveling in her spare time. She is a certified speaker for NJ-ING.

Seham Abdala (bottom left) is an American Muslim and an engineer by trade. She is married, and has three children who were all born and raised in the USA. She worked at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, a Johnson & Johnson company, for over twenty years. She was one of the leaders who launched the first fully automated blood bank instrument in the world. She visited most European countries and worked with many colleagues from Europe, Asia, and Japan. Seham took early retirement from Johnson & Johnson and is focusing her efforts on NJ Islamic Networks Group. She is a volunteer acting as the executive director, serving on the board, and a certified speaker.

Marc Aronson (bottom right) is the award-winning author of more than 20 non-fiction books for children and teenagers. His works range from introducing readers to the latest discoveries in human evolution to how the story of sugar links together the histories of many peoples to the international effort to save the members of a Thai youth soccer team. Aronson has a doctorate in American History and teaches courses for future youth librarians in the Rutgers Master of Information program.

Aronson will discuss his latest book, Rising Water. On June 23, 2018, twelve members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach were exploring the Tham Luang cave complex in northern Thailand when disaster struck. A rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels, trapping them as they took shelter on a shelf of the dark cave. Eight days of searching yielded no signs of life, but on July 2 they were discovered by two British divers. The boys and their coach were eventually rescued in an international operation that took three days. What could have been a terrible tragedy became an amazing story of survival.

Islamic Networks Group (ING) is a non-profit organization with affiliates and partners around the country that are pursuing peace and countering all forms of bigotry through education and interfaith engagement while working within the framework of the First Amendment’s protection of religious freedom and pluralism. Founded in 1993, ING reaches millions of individuals and hundreds of groups a year at the grassroots level by building relationships, understanding, and peaceful communities.

Rising Water: The incredible true story of the twelve boys trapped with their coach in a flooded cave in Thailand and their inspiring rescue. On June 23, 2018, twelve members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach were exploring the Tham Luang cave complex in northern Thailand when disaster struck. A rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels, trapping them as they took shelter on a shelf of the dark cave. Eight days of searching yielded no signs of life, but on July 2 they were discovered by two British divers. The boys and their coach were eventually rescued in an international operation that took three days. What could have been a terrible tragedy became an amazing story of survival.

Exit West: In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors—doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through...

HAMILTON Star Live at McCarter Gala!

GALA 2019: Leslie Odom, Jr.

WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019, 7 PM
WHERE:
Matthews Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton
TICKETS: show plus cocktails for $300; show, cocktails, and dinner; show starting at $75

Tony and Grammy Award- winning performer, Leslie Odom Jr., has taken the entertainment world by storm across a variety of media—spanning Broadway, television, film and music.

Best known for his breakout role as ‘Aaron Burr’ in the smash hit Broadway musical, Hamilton, Odom Jr. received a 2015 Drama Desk Award nomination and won the Tony Award for “Best Actor in a Musical” for his performance. He also won a Grammy Award as a principal soloist on the original cast recording.

Celebrate • Enjoy • Make A Difference

Join us for McCarter’s most exciting night of the season! Enjoy an amazing performance by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Leslie Odom, Jr. (Broadway’s Hamilton) as we celebrate McCarter’s work in the community—work that happens thanks to your support!

RUTHERFURD HALL CLOSED APRIL 21-28

PLEASE NOTE:

Rutherfurd Hall will be closed to the public 

APRIL 21 THROUGH APRIL 28, 2019

Museum Hours are cancelled April 24th.

Please join us for Dinner and a Lecture at Panther Valley Golf and Country Club on April 24th at 6:30.

Museum Hours will Resume May 1st.

Drummer Greg Bufford to Lead Trio at NJ Jazz Society April Social in Madison

Greg Bufford Trio 

WHEN: April 28th. Doors open at 3 p.m., and the music is performed from 3:30-5:30 p.m., with one short intermission.
WHERE:
Shanghai Jazz, 24 Main St. in Madison
ADMISSION: free for New Jersey Jazz Society members and $10 for non-members. There is also a $10 food/beverage minimum.
For more information, email music@njjs.org, or call 973 372-5409.

 All About Jazz's David Orthmann calls West Orange-based jazz drummer Greg Bufford, "an exceptional musician with a personal sound, conception and feeling for jazz . . . There are two overlapping sides of Bufford's musical personality, which he projects simultaneously. On the one hand, he provides a firm rhythmic foundation and generously supports every musician on the bandstand. On the other, Bufford draws on a deep reservoir of rhythms—some boldly executed, other that barely register in the listener's consciousness -- and executes them in mesmerizing ways."

Bufford, who studied under master jazz drummer Philly Joe Jones, will lead a trio at the New Jersey Jazz Society's April social at Shanghai Jazz in Madison. Bufford met the legendary drummer in 1975 in Philadelphia when Jones let him sit in with his quartet. In an interview with nj.com several years ago, Bufford recalled the encounter. "After the set, Philly Joe came up to me, put his arm on my shoulder and told me he would teach me. In the lessons, he'd talk about life, music, drums . . . So, what I try to do is get close to the musicality of Philly Joe."

Funding for the New Jersey Jazz Society socials has been made possible in part by Morris Arts through the N.J. State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.