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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 07-01-20

originally published: 07/01/2020

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update for New Jersey Stage for 07-01-20.

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Black Box Studios Offers Online Theater Workshops This Summer

(TEANECK, NJ) -- Black Box Studios is the "in house" educational theater company for the new Black Box Performing Arts Center of Englewood, NJ.  While their new space remains closed due to the unprecedented health emergency, Black Box has pivoted online this summer and will continue programming virtually until it's safe to meet in person once again.

Rohina Malik To Perform "Unveiled" Online on Wednesday, July 8

As a follow up to her Immigrant Stories appearance, playwright Rohina Malik returns to Premiere Stages at Kean to host two screenings of her critically-acclaimed solo show Unveiled on Wednesday, July 8.  The screenings will be available on Zoom at 3:00pm and 7:00pm.


PODCAST: Local With Laura Ekstrand Season 2, Episode 7; George Marriner Maull

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Laura Ekstrand, Artistic Director of Dreamcatcher Rep in Summit, New Jersey, explores what it means to make art and culture in New Jersey. Join her for smart, thoughtful conversations with local actors, playwrights, directors, and arts professionals in each podcast. 

Onnik Dinkjian Of Fort Lee Is Part Of The 2020 National Heritage Fellowship Class

Onnik Dinkjian, an Armenian Folk and Liturgical Singer from Fort Lee,  was awarded a 2020 National Heritage Fellowship - the nation’s highest honor in the Folk & Traditional Arts - by the National Endowment for the Arts. One of the most beloved and influential Armenian singers in America, Dinkjian’s tenor voice is soothing and expressive, conveying both the utter joy and passions of his Armenian heritage and the deep sorrow of its painful history.

Little Steven To Release "RockNRoll Rebel - The Early Work" Box Set

Little Steven a.k.a. Stevie Van Zandt has announced the eagerly awaited CD/DVD edition of his acclaimed career-spanning box set, RockNRoll Rebel – The Early Work (Wicked Cool/UMe). The 13-disc set collects all of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s solo records between 1982 and 1999, including newly remastered editions of six classic albums: Men Without Women (1982), Voice Of America (1983), Freedom – No Compromise (1987), Revolution (1989) and Born Again Savage (1999), as well as the landmark protest record, Sun City (1985), by Artists United Against Apartheid, the supergroup of musicians brought together by Van Zandt, record producer Arthur Baker and journalist Danny Schechter, to fight racial injustice in South Africa.

Willie Nile Uncovered Celebrates 40 Years Of Music

Paradiddle Records will release Willie Nile Uncovered (Celebrating 40 Years of Music) on August 21, 2020. This two-CD collection features 26 songs from the New York rocker’s entire recording history performed by an array of both veteran and emerging artists, each putting their unique stamp on his songs.


Filmmaker Steve Herold Talks About "Waimea"

Jersey Shore filmmaker Steve Herold has been working in film and television since graduating from the film program at New York's School of Visual Arts. His award-winning films include H.R. Pukenshette, Bum Runner, and Death Of An Umbrella Salesman. In total, his films have screened at over 75 film festivals worldwide. 


Mellon Foundation Awards $500,000 to Humanities Action Lab to Use Public Humanities and Engagement to Confront Adverse Impacts of COVID

(NEWARK, NJ) -- The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Humanities Action Lab (HAL), headquartered at Rutgers University–Newark, a $500,000 grant over three years to establish and support Climates of Inequality and the COVID Crisis: Building Leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). This national initiative comprises a cohort of minority-serving colleges and universities charged with confronting COVID, and its racially disproportionate impacts, through public humanities and public engagement. 

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