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Rhapsody in Color: Aida Jones
Opening Reception THU, SEP 15 at 5PM
The exhibition will be on display
from SEP 15-NOV 6.
A new series of vivid, energetic abstract paintings
from Maplewood-based artist Aida Jones with bold, bright, modern
colors mixing straight-edged, smooth surfaces with curved, textured
shapes and scribbled lines resulting in wonderful opposing tensions.
George Porter Jr. & Runnin'
THU, SEP 15, at 7:30PM
of Funk, George Porter Jr. is best known as a member of The Meters,
the New Orleans-based Grammy-winning R&B group he formed
alongside Art “Poppa Funk” Neville, Leo Nocentelli and Joseph Zigaboo
is one of the most innovative and creative musicians in the world
today. His 40+ year career encompasses Blues, Jazz, Rock, Country,
Folk and World music. Singing in Hebrew, Spanish, English and Arabic,
he brings together audiences of all cultures, bridging barriers of
language through his music. At this SOPAC performance, he is joined
by Cuban “Trio Havana” with Jorge Bringas, Manuel Alejandro Carro and
Yuniel Jiminez. Together they bring a unique interpretation to the
full spectrum of Broza’s rich repertoire of hits.
Soul singer-songwriter Bettye LaVette has been called the High
Priestess of R&B. Her “pure Blues growl” and commanding presence
have earned this Grammy-nominated performer comparisons to Aretha
Franklin and Tina Turner. Blind since birth, Raul Midón lives in a
world of sound. His tropical groove, lyrical sophistication, silky
voice and electric guitar are his signature.
Paula Cole &
Sophie B. Hawkins
THU, NOV 10, at 7PM
Carried by her powerful, radiant voice, Grammy winner Paula Cole has
a musical catalog defined by honest lyrics that covers Blues, Jazz,
Folk, Pop, Gospel and Americana. Multi-instrumentalist Sophie B.
Hawkins, described as a “somber Folk singer, saucy Pop gal,
note-bending Jazz chanteuse,” (Rolling Stone), has been
tugging at heartstrings for decades with her captivating
storytelling. Both singer-songwriters are known for their indelible
90s hits—Cole’s “I Don’t Want to Wait” and Hawkins’ “As I Lay Me Down.”
SOPAC is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit.
Programs are made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on
the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Programs
are supported in part by a grant from the New Jersey Department of State,
Division of Travel and Tourism.
SOPAC is committed to making arts experiences as enjoyable as possible for
all. If a member of your party needs assistance, notify the Box Office at
973-313-2787 when tickets are purchased.