Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Market Street eatery presents live performances—with no cover—Thursday evenings.
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Newark on Tuesday announced the June schedule for its weekly live jazz performance series. Each Thursday, the venue, at 224 Market St. offers live jazz music from 5:30-8:30 p.m. There is no cover charge for patrons, and the restaurant validates parking at nearby Edison Parking for those who arrive after 4 p.m. For more information, call 862-214-6100. The schedule is as follows: June 13: Carrie Jackson and her All-Star Ensemble June 20: Vocalist Jackie Jones June 27: Bradford Hayes Quartet
Monday, June 10, 2013
Concert series offers performances in genres including jazz, doo wop, rock, reggae, Latin and more.
Summer's coming, which means Essex County parks will feature the sound of music. The annual SummerMusic free concert series is returning, said Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. The events will take place at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park System. The 2013 schedule features two concert and fireworks spectaculars, Friday night concerts in Brookdale Park and six cultural festivals. "Our free concert series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage," said DiVincenzo. "Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze and dance to the sounds of classical, rock and roll, jazz, big band, Latin and more. We have an amazing line-up that is sure to entertain and impress." The 13-week-long series…
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Newark Black Film Festival's Youth Cinema series closes with touching Disney movie
The child that enjoys a history lesson is a rarity. Even when that lesson arrives in the form of a film it can often end up being preachy, dull or didactic. But despite being a 20-year-old, made-for-TV movie about issues that took place over 50 years ago, "Perfect Harmony" managed to win over its audience of youngsters Wednesday at the Newark Museum. "Perfect Harmony," produced by Disney in 1991, tells the story of three characters who are separated by race but bound by music against the background of a budding Civil Rights Movement. The film opens in a South Carolina town in 1959 as Landy Allen (Eugene Byrd), a young African-American boy, comes to live with his grandfather following the deaths of his parents. At the same time, Derek …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Film festival's six-week run kicks off at the Newark Museum
Those hoping to find respite from the muggy summer weather within the cool confines of the Newark Museum found themselves out of luck Wednesday. The Newark Museum presented the 37th annual Newark Black Film Festival to a packed house, that allowed for standing room only to view "Night Catches Us," the first film of the festival’s six-week run. The Newark Black Film Festival began as part of a touring black film festival put together by African American filmmaker Oliver Franklin, who worked at the Annenberg Center of the University of Pennsylvania in 1972. Gus Henningburg, at the time the executive director of the Greater Newark Urban Coalition, took notice of the festival and helped bring it to Newark in 1974. The Newark Museum soon took …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Watch a video of Newark, West Orange and Caldwell winners reacting to show
Thursday, June 23, 2011
After securing free tickets to see Beauty and the Beast at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, contest winners from Newark, West Orange and Caldwell shared their thoughts on the opening show. Congratulations to Newarkers Moya Watts and her 12-year-old son Eric White, whose birthday is on Saturday! Interested in seeing Belle and her prince charming too? Disney's Beauty and the Beast will be featured at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center for eight performances from June 22 to June 26. Ticket prices range from $24 to $100 and may be purchased by telephone at 1-888-GO-NJPAC (1-888-466-5722), by visiting the NJPAC Box Office at One Center Street in downtown Newark, or online atwww.njpac.org.