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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 07-02-20

originally published: 07/02/2020

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update for New Jersey Stage for 07-02-20.

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New Jersey Council for the Humanities / National Endowment for the Humanities Awards Grant to The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

(MADISON, NJ) -- On June 19th, 2020, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) was awarded a grant from the prestigious New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support and promote virtual accessibility to STNJ’s popular Shakespeare Book Club.  The award will enable the Book Club to reach a wider and more diverse audience, providing accessibility to the program both in-person and online.  The Book Club is part of STNJ’s Shakespeare Theatre Academy, and the next session begins on October 6, 2020.


Rent The Hit Men Concert Video To Help Support MPAC

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- After two sold-out shows at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), The Hit Men are back with an exclusive digital concert special. This hour-long program was created for PBS station WFSU in Tallahassee, and is available exclusively by rental to MPAC patrons. Each rental costs $12, and will be available for viewing until July 12th. Proceeds are split 50/50 with MPAC and the artists!

Will Wood Releases Music Video For "... well, better than the alternative"

New Jersey avant-pop singer/songwriter, Will Wood, recently released his new single and innovative music video for "...well, better than the alternative." He created the music video with long-time collaborator Chris Dunne and artist Sorin Michaels using EBsynth-a cutting-edge digital animation program that applies handmade paintings onto live footage, thereby turning that footage into a moving painting.

Brooklyn's Fair Visions To Release EP

Fair Visions, a Brooklyn-based post-punk trio, will release their debut EP, A Way Out, on August 14. The band is led by songwriter Ryan Work who wrote the songs following his move to New York, when his discovery of the city's eternal four-on-the-floor rhythms coincided with a period of soul-searching. Evoking Bowie and New Order with its oscillating moods and lush instrumentation, A Way Out finds its place in the heady dance lineage of New York New Wave.

"No More Than You Can Handle" Spotlight on Orleans’ Lance Hoppen

Orleans was formed in 1972 in Woodstock, NY by guitarist/keyboardist Larry Hoppen, guitarist John Hall, drummer Wells Kelly, and bassist Lance Hoppen. In 1973, the band released its first album, Orleans, and followed up with such memorable hits as 1975’s “Dance with Me” and 1976’s “Still the One.”


The Art School at Old Church Hosts Online Workshop with Ceramic Artist S.C. Rolf

(DEMAREST, NJ) -- On Saturday, July 11 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm, The Art School at Old Church is offering an opportunity to study with ceramic artist S.C. Rolf. In his online workshop “Functional Forms: The Bowl and the Jar,” Rolf will be working on the wheel to create bowls and jars in his unique style. He will demonstrate the points of creation in both the wet and leather-hard stages, as well as how to marry the functional and aesthetic aspects of a pot. This workshop will take place on ZOOM. After completing enrollment for the workshop, patrons will receive emails with ZOOM login details on the day of the workshop. 


Art House Creates Crowdsourced Poem "Just Breathe" in Jersey City

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Art House Productions has announced the completion of the Jersey City Community Project. In April 2020, Art House Productions embarked on the Jersey City Community Poem Project, seeking submissions from New Jersey-based poets of lines about the theme, “Life in the Pandemic and Beyond: Quarantine, Devastation, and Hope for the Future.” After receiving submissions from 42 talented poets, Jersey City Poet Laureate, Rashad Wright, curated the original, crowdsourced poem titled “Just Breathe” using lines and excerpts from each submission. This project was sponsored by the City of Jersey City and Office of Cultural Affairs.


58 Acres added to D&R Greenway’s Plum Brook Preserve

D&R Greenway Land Trust has announced the addition of 58 forested acres to its Plum Brook Preserve in Delaware Township, Hunterdon County. Located at 190 Locktown/Sergeantsville Road, near Stockton, the reach of Plum Brook Preserve has now expanded to 311 acres. The site includes five permanently preserved neighboring parcels, including the Beagle Club property.

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