Springfield’s Calderone School of Music head guitar instructor wins grand prize in Jam-Off

SPRINGFIELD — Stephen Urban, faculty member at The Calderone School of Music, recently completed his first full band studio track, which is now creating a buzz online. Urban is the head guitar instructor at CSM’s Springfield location and also teaches in East Hanover. His compositional prowess and technical skills on banjo and harmonica, along with […]

NJPAC has announced the debut of The Brick City Jazz Orchestra

NEWARK – Nineteen of the most talented teenage jazz players in the Greater Newark area will receive the extraordinary opportunity to heighten their skills as musicians and bandmates this Fall with the creation of The Brick City Jazz Orchestra, a collaboration between NJPAC and the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz. As NJPAC’s newest arts education […]

“Art in the Gardens” features music & dance at The Outlet Collection-Jersey Gardens, Oct. 12 to 14

ELIZABETH – There will be an October celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month with “Art in the Gardens,” which will take place Columbus Day Weekend, Oct. 12, 13 and 14 at The Outlet Collection-Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth. “Art in the Gardens” features instrumental, vocal and dance performances in the Center Court of the Mall. This […]

Arco Ensemble brings composer Cecilia McDowall to Enlow Hall on Oct. 27

UNION — Arco Ensemble will perform the American premier of Cecilia McDowall’s “Crossing the Bridge” for string orchestra at its first “Concert & Café” on Oct. 27 at Gene & Shelley Enlow Hall. The celebrated British Composer is flying in from London to attend the event. According to Gramophone magazine, “Cecilia McDowall is another of […]

Human Rights Institute at Kean University presents Photography Exhibition

UNION – From now through December 31, the Human Rights Institute Gallery at Kean University will have on display BESA: A Code of Honor – Muslim Albanians Who Rescued Jews in World War II, an exhibition of photographs by renowned New Jersey-native photographer Norman Gershman. BESA features images of Albanian and Kosovar Muslim families who […]

Mysteries of canning and freezing revealed in Westfield

UNION COUNTY – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced a new class called “Preserve the Harvest,” conducted by experts from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County. “With New Jersey’s rich tradition of home gardening, Preserve the Harvest is a great opportunity for Union County residents to learn the basics of safely […]

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