Monday, November 12, 2018

FREE CENTENARY UNIVERSITY LECTURE IN ALLAMUCHY THIS FRIDAY

WHERE: Rutherfurd Hall | 1686 Route 517, Allamuchy

Free Jazz Research Roundtable Presentation: Bob Porter discusses his book “Soul Jazz: Jazz in the Black Community, 1945-1975”

Jazz Research Roundtable Presentation: Bob Porter discusses his book

Soul Jazz: Jazz in the Black Community, 1945-1975

WHEN: Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
WHERE:
Dana Room of the John Cotton Dana Library 4th Floor, Rutgers University-Newark, 185 University Ave, Newark, NJ 07102
ADMISSION: free
Directions: https://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/jazz/directions

Record producer, jazz writer and broadcaster Bob Porter discusses his new book Soul Jazz: Jazz in the Black Community, 1945-1975, which compiles a history of jazz in the back community in the period from the end of World War II to the end of the Vietnam War.

Soul Jazz is a history of jazz and its reception in the black community in the period from the end of World War II until the end of the Vietnam War. Previous histories reflect the perspective of an integrated America, yet the United States was a segregated country in 1945. The black audience had a very different take on the music and that is the perception explored in Soul Jazz.

imageBob Porter is a record producer, writer and broadcaster in the fields of Jazz and Blues. He has worked for such prominent record labels a Prestige, Savoy and Atlantic. He has produced more than 175 albums and several hundred reissues. He has contributed to DownBeat, JazzTimes, Jazz Journal (London) and currently writes a book review column for the Journal of the International Association of Jazz Record Collectors. He is a two-time Grammy winner, was awarded the Marion McPartland Award for Excellence in Jazz Broadcasting and is a member of the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame. He currently is the host of three separate radio programs on WBGO Newark

JAZZ THIS WEEK IN NEW BRUNSWICK

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! Drummer Gabriel Bar-Cohen leads the band and the session. Session special guest will be saxophonist, Mark Gross.

One of the most sought-after jazz bassists in New York City, Chris Berger started playing electric bass at the age of eleven. At the age of sixteen he discovered the acoustic bass and jazz. He played his first gigs in his native Dayton, Ohio. One year later enrolled in Bowling Green State University, where he studied both jazz and classical music. He continues to perform, tour, and record with jazz luminaries as John Abercrombie, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Jimmy Cobb, Richie Cole, Herb Ellis, David Hazeltine, Joe Lovano, Mundell Lowe, Junior Mance, Dado Moroni, Mickey Roker, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Loston Harris, James Williams, Russell Malone, Eric Alexander, and Maria Schneider Big Band.

A native of Newark, NJ.  Joy F. Brown received her initial musical training in the Pentacostal church under the tutelage of her father, a singer and musician. She began singing solos at the age of five; and it was in the church that Joy tapped into the ability to "feel the spirit" of a song. Joy attended Immaculata University where her concentration was on Music Education and Performance. In 2016 Joy moved to NYC to study, perform, and pursue a career as a jazz vocalist. Since then she regularly performs in such venues as Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, The Django, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Sag Harbor Music Festival.

Jackie Jones, delivers a brand of performance excellence and professionalism that places her among an elite category of vocalists of exceptional caliber and unsurpassed capability. Jackie is a product of the Jazz program at Rutgers University - she studied with a coalition of legendary talents. Her abundant talents have carried her overseas to perform at festivals in Russia, Berlin and Switzerland while at home, she makes regular appearances at local music festivals. Her fresh interpretations of standard, popular and original material enthralls audiences and leaves them eager for more.

Bring a Friend to a Fall Paint Night Tuesday!

Special Fall Paint Night!

WHEN: Tuesday, November 13th

  • Kids Paint Night at 6:30 pm
  • Adult Wine and Paint Night (BYOB) at 7:00 pm

WHERE: Artstitution, 123 Main St., Hackettstown
For Tickets Click Here
www.artstitution.net
info@artstitution.net

Folk Icon Comes to Life at RVCCArts Tuesday, Nov. 13 in 2 Shows

Seeger
Randy Noojin
WHEN: Tue., Nov. 13 at 1PM & 7PM
WHERE:
RVCC Theatre, 118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg
TICKETS: $15
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America’s beloved folksinger/activist Pete Seeger is brilliantly brought to life in this mesmerizing solo show by writer/actor Randy Noojin. Performing at a 1982 benefit concert in Washington, D.C. advocating U.S.-Cuban normalization, Seeger uses his greatest songs to tell of his personal struggles for free speech in America—and how a sailboat helped clean up the Hudson River. Through music, visuals and his own marvelous storytelling ability, Noojin takes us through Seeger's prolific life and personal struggles, perfectly capturing the spirit, personality and passions that made him such a beloved American icon.

...should not be missed by anyone who loves Seeger or good music or our right and duty as Americans to stand up for justice.

Friday, November 9, 2018

“MYSTICAL ARTS OF TIBET RESIDENCY” NOV. 14-18 IN WAYNE

MYSTICAL ARTS OF TIBET RESIDENCY
WHEN: NOVEMBER 14 – 18
WHERE: University Hall, Wm. Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne
ADMISSION: Free. Tickets not required.

The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet's rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences. The Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery will be in residence at William Paterson University with a variety of activities for all to experience.

Construction of the Compassion Mandala

Watch the monks create a mandala, a symbol of the universe, from sand. From the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite.

Hours to view the Mandala creation:

  • Wednesday, November 14, 12:30- 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 15, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 16, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 17, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Opening Ceremony

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 12:30 PM

The monks preside at a ceremony that includes a consecration of the mandala sand painting site with chants and music.



Closing Ceremony and Hike

WHEN: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2:00 PM

Traditionally, most sand mandalas are deconstructed shortly after their completion, as a metaphor of the impermanence of life. The sands are swept up and placed in an urn; to fulfill the function of healing, half is distributed to the audience at the closing ceremony, while the remainder is carried to a nearby body of water, where it is deposited. Participants may join the monks as they hike to disperse the sand.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Listen. Learn. Lead. NOVEMBER 15 @ RUTHERFURD HALL

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Join Broadway Stars for Alzheimer’s Benefit at bergenPAC

When Broadway Goes Dark, Van Dyk Goes Live

WHERE: bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt Street, Englewood
BUY TICKETS HERE

When Broadway Goes Dark, Van Dyk Goes Live is a benefit concert featuring top Broadway performers to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s. Hosted by Van Dyk Health Care in honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, this spectacular tribute to popular Broadway showtunes will feature a stunning cast – led by James Moye (Dear Evan Hansen, Million Dollar Quartet), Major Attaway (Aladdin, Ain’t Misbehavin’), Catherine Brunell (Les Miserables, Something Rotten!) and Natalie Cortez (A Chorus Line, West Side Story). Net proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated to local nonprofit partners, dedicated to supporting Alzheimer’s research. Guests who purchase VIP tickets (limited supply at $99/ticket) will receive access to a VIP reception (pre-show), an opportunity to meet the performers and a special gift at the VIP exit. A memorable evening to support a worthy cause – all in one night! Let's go on with the show!

REFLECTIONS OF FAMILY, COURAGE, PERSERVERANCE & LESSONS FROM THE HOLOCAUST NOVEMBER 11 IN WHIPPANY

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MUSIC DIRECTOR MICHAEL AVAGLIANO AND THE CENTRAL JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCE 2018-2019 (49TH) SEASON

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CENTRAL JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 2018-2019 (49th) Season

Dance Party

WHEN: Sunday, November 18, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:
The Pingry School, 131 Martinsville Road , Basking Ridge, N.J.
TICKETS: $25 per adult; $20 per senior; and $15 per student

  • Weber Invitation to the Dance
  • Debussy Sacred and Profane Dances, Elaine Christy, harp
  • Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
  • Saint-SaĆ«ns Danse Macabre
  • Tchaikovsky Suites from The Nutcracker

Heroic

WHEN: Sunday, February 24, 2019, 3 p.m.
WHERE:
St. Mark’s Church, 140 South Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, N.J.
TICKETS: $25 per adult; $20 per senior; and $15 per student

  • Handel Royal Fireworks Music
  • t.b.d. (New Jersey Flute Society concerto competition winner)
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Eroica

Fantastic

WHEN: Sunday, May 5, 2019, 3 p.m.
WHERE:
The Concert Hall at Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, N.J.
TICKETS: $25 per adult; $20 per senior; and $15 per student

  • Lalo Cello Concerto
  • Andres Sanchez, soloist
  • Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

The Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra (CJSO) is pleased to announce its 2018-2019 Fantastic Forty-Ninth season, featuring three subscription concerts under music director Michael Avagliano, who returns for his 11th season with the ensemble. All performances will include orchestral masterworks and renowned soloists.

“I am very excited to begin the 49th season of the Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra,” Mr. Avagliano said. “We have carefully planned three concerts we are confident our audiences will enjoy, and look forward to returning to our traditional venues as well as performing in new ones. We aim to present excellent concerts for both loyal and new listeners, and will continue our tradition of bringing timeless symphonic music performed at the highest level to the people of central New Jersey and beyond.”

To buy season tickets, concert patrons may visit www.cjso.org/concert_tickets.

Please e-mail orchestra@cjso.org with any questions. Both season and individual ticket prices include adult, senior, and student options.

All CJSO performance venues are ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible.

MULTIMEDIA, MULTILINGUAL GREEK TRAGEDY CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND IN JERSEY CITY

JCTC Theatre: Trojan Women

THE TROJAN WOMEN
by Euripedes

WHEN: November 2-18. Thursday-Saturday, Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8:00PM, Sunday, Doors: 5:30PM / Show: 6:00PM. *No Show on Nov. 16*
WHERE:
JCTC/Merseles Studios, 339-345 Newark Avenue | Jersey City
TICKETS: www.jctcenter.org

Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents Trojan Women, a modern multimedia and multilingual adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy. The Trojan Women by Euripides, directed by Olga Levina, JCTC's Artistic Director.

A foreign army marches through the defeated city of Troy. They destroy every vestige of civilization left after a brutal war. They’ve slaughtered the men and captured the women, whom they brutally assault and separate from their children. Will the only survivors of Troy be massacred as well? Will the women be forced into marriage or slavery by their conquerors or will they be made to live like refugees in their devastated city, subject to the whims and desires of the occupying soldiers?

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

COMING TO MORVEN MUSEUM GALLERIES: Masters of Illusion: The Legacy of John F. Peto

Peto's LegacyMasters of Illusion: The Legacy of John F. Peto

WHEN: November 15, 2018–May 12, 2019. Opening Reception: November 14 at 6 p.m.
WHERE:
Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton St, Princeton

Morven is pleased to partner with the John F. Peto Studio Museum,  to present a new look at trompe l’oeil art in New Jersey. Trompe l’oeil, pronounced “tromp loi,” is a French phrase meaning “to deceive the eye,” which is used to describe paintings that create the illusion of a three-dimensional scene. 

Born in Philadelphia in 1854, John Frederick Peto is now recognized as one of America’s most accomplished trompe l’oeil artists. After studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Peto moved to Island Heights, New Jersey where he played cornet in the Methodist Camp and worked quietly out of the public eye. In addition to Peto’s paintings, the exhibition will feature Peto’s photography done in and around Island Heights.

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The John F. Peto Studio Museum is housed in the 19th century home and studio he built. In addition to preserving Peto’s history, the museum has become the place to view the work of contemporary trompe l’oeil artists. 

One of Morven’s galleries will present his legacy through contemporary artists who have participated in the Peto Museum’s Tri-State Invitational Exhibition. 

Two final galleries will represent the work of New Jersey’s most well-known contemporary trompe l’oeil artist, Gary Erbe.  Morven is delighted to exhibit a portion of Gary Erbe: 50 Year Retrospective, which has traveled to The Butler Institute of American Art (OH), Brinton Museum (WY), the Reading Public Museum(PA), and the John F. Peto Studio Museum (NJ).

Images: The Marked Passage. John Frederick Peto (1854–1907). Oil on academy board. Image courtesy of the Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of Mrs. Alfred H. Barr, Jr. (y1985-39)

Master of the Ruptured Word, 2015. Gary Erbe. Oil on canvas. Gerald Peters Gallery, NYC.

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