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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 01-13-21

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update for New Jersey Stage for 01-13-21.

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Playwright Aleshea Harris Awarded 2021 Hermitage Greenfield Prize

The Hermitage Artist Retreat (Andy Sandberg, Artistic Director and CEO), in collaboration with the Greenfield Foundation, has selected OBIE-winning playwright Aleshea Harris as the winner of the 2021 Hermitage Greenfield Prize, given this year in the artistic discipline of theater. Harris will receive a six-week residency at the Hermitage and a $30,000 commission for a new work, which will have its first public presentation in Sarasota in 2023 in collaboration with the Hermitage’s presenting partner, Asolo Repertory Theatre (Michael Donald Edwards, Producing Artistic Director).


WSOU 89.5 Revisits Its 2010s Accolades

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- Since its founding in 1948, WSOU 89.5 FM, the student-run radio station of Seton Hall University, has been celebrated for its many programming achievements.  Among its scores of accolades are earning multiple Pinnacle Awards and an induction to the Rock Radio Hall of Fame during the last decade.

"Hushabye" Spotlight on The Mystics' Al Contrera

The Mystics are a doo-wop group from Brooklyn, NY. The group’s biggest hit, “Hushabye,” climbed the charts in 1959, a disc called by critics “one of those perfect records” which exemplifies the doo-wop genre.

Music at Bunker Hill presents the music of Bach, Reger, and Musgrave in Online Concert January 24

(SEWELL, NJ) -- Music at Bunker Hill (MABH) presents the music of Bach, Reger, and Musgrave in an online concert on January 24, 2021 at 3:00pm. Violist William Frampton will perform the Bach Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat Major, a selection from Suite for Viola Alone in G minor by Max Reger, and From One to Another for Viola and Tape by Thea Musgrave.

Adelphi Orchestra To Present Virtual Reality Concert On March 20th

(RIVER EDGE, NJ) -- The Adelphi Orchestra continues its 67th Season of "Music for All" with a live immersive 360 degrees performance of Antoni Vivaldi's:  Four Seasons with featured soloist Laura Hamilton on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 2:00pm.  The program also includes Vivaldi's  Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La Notte".


RVCC to Present Virtual Dance Concert Featuring Student, Faculty Dance Films

(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- Raritan Valley Community College will present the “RVCC DanceWorks Virtual Concert,” an evening highlighting new student and faculty dance films from the Fall 2020 Semester, January 29 at 7:00pm. The event will be broadcast on the RVCC Dance YouTube Channel. 


West Windsor Arts Council Presents "Harmony" Online Exhibition

(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- Communities often look to artists to provide the bridge between what has happened in the past and what is needed going forward.  When the Exhibition Committee of the West Windsor Arts Council sat down last September, this was exactly their intention in creating the Harmony exhibition.  At that meeting the conversation revolved around how to bring people together, “There are too many things up in the air right now.  What makes us feel grounded and connected and how can art accomplish this?” 

Objet Trouve: An Exhibit Of Found Objects - Virtual And In-Person Exhibit At West Orange Arts Center

(WEST ORANGE, NJ) -- The West Orange Arts Council (WOAC) presents “Objet Trouvé, An Exhibit of Found Objects” curated by Carol Black-Lemon.  The Objet Trouvé virtual exhibit will debut on January 9, 2021 on the West Orange Arts Council website  and will be open for in-person timed-entry visits at the West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Road in West Orange, New Jersey through February 27, 2021. 


PSEG: True Diversity Film Series Presents: Boss: The Black Experience in Business On January 18

(NEWARK, NJ) -- How does the business world fit into the fight for racial equality? From Madam C.J. Walker — the world’s first self-made female millionaire of any race — to contemporary business titans like Jay-Z and Merck’s CEO Ken Frazier, Black business leaders have not only built their companies despite formidable obstacles, but they’ve viewed their work as an essential component of the struggle for justice.

ArtsBridge Offers Virtual Spring and Summer Classes For High School Students

The pandemic is making it harder for students to navigate the application process, but for aspiring arts students, applying to college poses another challenge: limited opportunities to train and prepare for college auditions. ArtsBridge, a college consulting firm whose artistic training programs help high school students navigate the college application and audition process, offers virtual classes for the Spring and Summer.  Their programs give young performing artists the tools to perfect their craft and audition approach, guided by top college arts faculty and industry professionals so students know what colleges are looking for straight from the source.

originally published: 01/13/2021

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