A Symposium with Nimbus Dance Works

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Thursday, November 1st

The Clement A. Price Institute in partnership  with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center present A Dance Symposium with Nimbus Dance Works.  The concert features Esther, an edgy retelling of the Old Testament tale, and the company’s signature work, Memo, including student guest dancers from Newark Arts High School.  Admission is free but tickets must be reserved by contacting NJPAC.

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TONIGHT! An Evening with Lenny Kravitz hosted by Questlove

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Tonight (9/18) at NJPAC starting at 8 PM

Celebrating the release of his latest album, Raise Vibration, the GRAMMY® Museum Experienc(TM) Prudential Center in association with NJPAC, will welcome four-time GRAMMY winner Lenny Kravitz to NJPAC’s Victoria Theater. Moderated by five-time GRAMMY winner Questlove, a musical force all his own, Kravitz will discuss the creation of, and inspiration behind his latest work. Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class over the course of a 20-year musical career. Reveling in the soul, rock and funk influences of the ’60s and ’70s, the writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist has won four consecutive GRAMMY Awards, as well as set a record for the most wins in the Best Male Rock Vocal Performance category.

Jazz in the Garden: Mark Gross

36831865_10157242786674460_3323915434217963520_nThursday, July 12th 12:15 – 1:45 in the Garden at the Newark Museum

The Newark Museum is kicking off the new season of its Jazz in the Garden lunchtime concert season with a performance by Mark Gross. Attendees are welcome to bring lunch or purchase it onsite. Admission is free for Museum Members and Newark residents; $5 for non-members. Performance will be held indoors in the event of inclement weather.

Baltimore-born jazz alto saxophonist Gross, who comes from the hard bop tradition, has been compared to Cannonball Adderley and credits his prolific sound to the rich appreciation for Gospel music that resounded through his parents’ home. Gross has recorded on over forty notable jazz recordings, including the two Grammy winning Dave Holland Big Bands-What Goes Around (ECM) and Overtime (Dare 2 Records). He will be performing music from his third and newest release,

Additional performances in the series are as follows:

* Thursday, July 19 — Marc Cary

* Thursday, July 26 — Bobby Sanabria

* Thursday, August 2 — Carla Cook

Support provided by Whole Foods.

The Magic of Mountains on Film: Screening & Discussion

33788845_10157138723374460_8088635432369127424_nSaturday, June 16th at 2 PM at the Newark Museum

See the mountains through the moviemaker’s lens. For nearly 100 years, filmmakers have been captivated by high peaks and mountain slopes. Join film historian Max Alvarez and Curator of American Art Tricia Bloom for an interactive screening and discussion inspired by the Museum’s special exhibition The Rockies & The Alps: Bierstadt, Calame, and the Romance of the Mountains. FREE for Members and Newark residents; $5 non-members.

This silver-screen adventure takes you from the High Sierras to the Wetterhorn, and from Charlie Chaplin to 21st-century award-winners like Grand Budapest Hotel and Murder on the Orient Express. Whether it’s romance, adventure, action or comedy, it’s mountains that have the starring role.

Highlights
• Max Alvarez is your guide through a wide range of mountain films, from the silent era to today, including shorts, features, documentaries and fiction films.
• Curator Tricia Laughlin Bloom will highlight the connections between filmmakers, landscape painters, and early photographers and writers who traveled into the mountains.
• Take part in conversations on how the movies shape our imagination of the mountains.
• The Rockies & The Alps exhibition open before and after the program for viewing.

 

Year of the Dog, Nai Ni Chen Dance Company

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Saturday, February 10th at 2 PM & 7 PM at NJPAC

Choreographer Nai-Ni Chen and her dancers fuse the dynamic freedom of American modern dance with the grace and splendor of Asian art. Their spectacular productions take audiences beyond cultural boundaries, to a place where tradition meets innovation and freedom arise from discipline. The company has received more than 15 awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, and numerous Citations of Excellence from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Chen and company specialize in “a remarkably smooth blend of the new and the old, as well as a confident, intensely personal approach to nature,” says The New York Times, which has described Chen’s dancers as “endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic energy.”
“With their intriguing choreography of traditional and modern Chinese dance, elaborate costuming, and a variety of music, this company succeeds in delighting persons of all ages,” says BroadwayWorld.com.

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Check Out These Impressive Landmarks Built Out of Gingerbread

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‘Tis the season for recreating our homes and favorite buildings out of dough. Even though no one has put baked panel to icing and build the Gilmore Girls home in Stars Hollow out of crispy gingerbread or frosty fondant (yet), these landmarks both real and fictional have us whispering, “I smell snow.”

ApartmentTherapy.com has put together an amazing array of gingerbread houses that imitate architecture artistry. I can’t take my eyes away!

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