Premiere Stages at Kean University announces 2023 Bauer Boucher Playwriting Award winners

Premiere Stages at Kean University announces 2023 Bauer Boucher Playwriting Award winners

UNION, NJ — Premiere Stages, the professional theater company in residence at Kean University, has named Kean University student Chad Colacurcio, Class of ’23, and alumnus Steven Patrick, Class of ‘78, as the winners of the 2023 Bauer Boucher Playwriting Award, named for longtime donors W. John Bauer and Nancy Boucher. Both winners will receive […]

Ukrainian ballet dancers pour out their hearts in NJPAC performance before returning to war-torn country

Ukrainian ballet dancers pour out their hearts in NJPAC performance before returning to war-torn country

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In “The Nutcracker,” she was a snowflake. In “Sleeping Beauty,” she was a fairy. Both roles, among others portrayed by English-speaking ballerina Olena Pedan, were performed in a recently concluded North American tour by the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine. The 55-member troupe’s final show, a performance of “Sleeping Beauty,” was […]

Roosevelt Intermediate School’s Sharps and Flats serenade Westfield Rotary

Roosevelt Intermediate School’s Sharps and Flats serenade Westfield Rotary

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Sharps and Flats singing group from Roosevelt Intermediate School attended the Rotary Club of Westfield meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, and serenaded the club members with its annual holiday performance. The Sharps and Flats is the school’s high-level vocal ensemble. Auditions are required for admittance, and only a limited number […]

A world of wonder awaits at Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s ‘Imaginature’ art exhibit

A world of wonder awaits at Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s ‘Imaginature’ art exhibit

SUMMIT, NJ — Escape the winter cold and enter into a world of wonder at Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s first art exhibition of 2023, “Imaginature: Children’s Book Art.” This exhibition features illustrations, paintings and wood block prints by artists Margaret Peot and Giselle Potter. The show runs from Tuesday, Feb. 7, through Sunday, May 14, and comprises […]

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey to open ‘Olas Caribenas/Caribbean Waves’ in January

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey to open ‘Olas Caribenas/Caribbean Waves’ in January

SUMMIT, NJ — The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will open “Olas Caribenas/Caribbean Waves,” an interdisciplinary exhibit that explores the visual art and folklife traditions of the Caribbean diaspora in New Jersey, on Monday, Jan. 23. The displayed work will be on view through Sunday, June 4. In the main gallery, “Jairo Alfonso: Objectscapes” […]

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