The Making of Words and Music by Jerry Herman
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by Amber Edwards
3d ago
Amber Edwards and Jerry Herman in 2005 | Photo Credit: Helen Montgomery-Drysdale   Showing the rough cut of a documentary to the documentary’s subject is fraught under any circumstances. When the subject happens to be a Broadway legend who has opened his archive, his Rolodex, and his heart to the filmmaker for the past five ... The post The Making of Words and Music by Jerry Herman appeared first on State Of The Arts - NJ ..read more
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Photographing the Pines: Remembering Albert D. Horner
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by Mae Kellert
2w ago
Photographer Albert D. Horner died last month, after years of sharing his ethereal images of the New Jersey Pinelands. After retiring from a long career as a sales representative for a fishing tackle company in 2010, he devoted himself wholeheartedly to documenting the extensive protected woodlands of South Jersey, full of oak and pine forests, ... The post Photographing the Pines: Remembering Albert D. Horner appeared first on State Of The Arts - NJ ..read more
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Toshiko Takaezu: Worlds Within
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by Susan Wallner
1M ago
Header image: Toshiko Takaezu with her works at home in Quakertown, New Jersey, 1997 Photo: Bobby Jae Kim; Courtesy: Family of Toshiko Takaezu   When an artist produces a good piece, that work has mystery, an unsaid quality; it is alive. - Toshiko Takaezu You have until July 28 to make the trip to the Noguchi ... The post Toshiko Takaezu: Worlds Within appeared first on State Of The Arts - NJ ..read more
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Past and Present with Wendel A. White’s Manifest: Thirteen Colonies
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by Mae Kellert
2M ago
Pictured: Baby Dolls, Kenneth and Mamie Clark, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC "I am increasingly interested in the residual power of the past to inhabit these material remains. The ability of objects to transcend lives, centuries, and millennia suggests a remarkable mechanism for folding time, bringing the past and ... The post Past and Present with Wendel A. White’s Manifest: Thirteen Colonies appeared first on State Of The Arts - NJ ..read more
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Remembering Playwright Christopher Durang
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by Susan Wallner
3M ago
Pictured: Christopher Durang in 2012 Christopher Durang died earlier this month, from complications related to a rare form of dementia. Born in 1949 in Montclair, New Jersey, the playwright was called by the New York Times “a hyperliterate jester and an anarchic clown.” And Chris was very funny. But he also had a gentle, curious side—in ... The post Remembering Playwright Christopher Durang appeared first on State Of The Arts - NJ ..read more
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Capital Philharmonic Performs Antheil at the Historic Roebling Factory
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by Eric Schultz
3M ago
New Jersey has been home to lots of famous artists and performers. Of course, there are poets like William Carlos Williams and Walt Whitman, singer Frank Sinatra, and actress Meryl Streep, but also so many others. In the world of classical music in the early 20th century, there is one New Jersey composer of particular ... The post Capital Philharmonic Performs Antheil at the Historic Roebling Factory appeared first on State Of The Arts - NJ ..read more
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Visual art from the Harlem Renaissance in a landmark documentary
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by Susan Wallner
4M ago
Woman Holding a Jug, 1932, James A. Porter As Black history month comes to a close, we’re privileged to publish a newly digitized version of Against the Odds: The Artists of the Harlem Renaissance on the State of the Arts NJ YouTube Channel. Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Joe Morton, this national PBS documentary premiered in 1993. ... The post Visual art from the Harlem Renaissance in a landmark documentary appeared first on State Of The Arts - NJ ..read more
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George Segal: 100 Years
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by Mae Kellert
5M ago
Image: George Segal at work, photographed by Donald Lokuta This year marks the centennial of iconic New Jersey sculptor George Segal (1924-2000), whose works can be found in public spaces worldwide. In Washington, D.C., his Bread Line honors the history of the Great Depression. In New York City, Gay Liberation appears at the Stonewall National ... The post George Segal: 100 Years appeared first on State Of The Arts - NJ ..read more
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A New Season of State of the Arts
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by State of the Arts Team
6M ago
On our first new episode, we met Artist-Catalyst and composer DBR (Daniel Roumain Bernard) in residence with the New Jersey Symphony. We explored Philip Roth’s Newark over three days at NJPAC, including a visit to his boyhood home. And, we went to Camden Rep’s immersive production of the Black Arts classic, Unfinished Women Cry In No Man’s Land While A Bird ... The post A New Season of State of the Arts appeared first on State Of The Arts - NJ ..read more
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DBR at the New Jersey Symphony
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by Eric Schultz
6M ago
Daniel Bernard Roumain, also known as DBR, is a fascinating character. He’s a violinist who accompanies Hip Hop artists and a composer who incorporates elements of classical, jazz, rap, and rock into his music. He's also a social activist. Back in May, I spent time with Daniel filming a State of the Arts feature for ... The post DBR at the New Jersey Symphony appeared first on State Of The Arts - NJ ..read more
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