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Articles By Laurie Granieri

Carolyn Dorfman Dance Celebrates Four Decades Of A Moving Legacy In Two Evenings Of Multimedia Performance-exhibits At The Morris Museum

How much can art hold? Are we asking too much when we wish that it would make meaning out of our lives? Carolyn Dorfman doesn't think so; she never has. As founder and artistic director of the Union- and New York City-based modern dance company Carolyn Dorfman Dance, Dorfman has always taken bold swings.

published on 03/30/2023

Princeton University’s Richardson Chamber Players Spotlight Female Composers

Barbara Rearick could picture it: female student vocalists from the Princeton University Glee Club invoking the spirit of women's suffrage, saturating Richardson Auditorium with the rousing lyrics to Dame Ethel Smyth's 1911 anthem, "The March of the Women":

published on 02/25/2023

The World Comes to Bedminster: The Center for Contemporary Art’s International Juried Exhibition Showcases Works by 50 Artists From Across the Nation and Beyond

You could be forgiven for overlooking Isabella King’s contribution to The Center for Contemporary Art’s latest show. Because you may assume that you know exactly what you’re glimpsing out of the corner of your eye as you step off the elevator onto The Center’s polished second floor: a pair of regulation-issue orange traffic cones, a strip of yellow barricade tape draped between them bearing that standard warning - bold, basic, urgent, in two tongues: CAUTION CUIDADO CAUTION CUIDADO.

published on 01/26/2023

First Night Morris County Offers an Arts-Oriented, Family-Friendly New Year's Eve

When Morristown ushered in its First Night festivities back in 1992, Jane Kurek was a mom to two young children, helping the Arts Council of the Morris Area (now Morris Arts) launch a different kind of New Year’s Eve celebration.

published on 12/23/2022

NJPAC’s Kwanzaa Festival Celebrates Unity and Culture With Arts and New Community Partners

When Newark’s New Jersey Performing Arts Center opens its doors on Dec. 17 for the annual Kwanzaa Festival and Marketplace, the gathering will mark a kind of homecoming. 

published on 12/09/2022


Renovated Bergen Performing Arts Center Fills Calendar, Puts Students in Spotlight

The Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood reopens its doors this week with plenty to celebrate. Not only is the venue set to host its first full season of live events in three years, but also guests also notice that the venue has undergone substantial renovations and its Performing Arts School students can again perform among professionals on its stage.

published on 10/13/2022

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