Giveaway: Tickets to See Jane Siberry at Outpost in the Burbs

BY  |  Monday, Feb 08, 2016 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Jane Siberry Jane Siberry will perform for Outpost in the Burbs, at the Guild Room at The First Congregational Church, on Saturday night and Baristanet has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader!

More than thirty years after her first musical release, Toronto native Jane Siberry is renowned as one of contemporary music’s most creative, innovative artists – with eleven major recordings, her own independent label, and the acclaim of fans and peers alike. Jane Siberry’s songs have been covered by numerous artists, with particular success by k.d lang. She has collaborated with Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris, The Indigo Girls and more. After a successful crowd-funding campaign in early 2014 she is completing the long-awaited album Consider The Lily, her first major recording in six years.

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Montclair State University Earns Carnegie Designation For Doctoral Research

BY  |  Friday, Feb 05, 2016 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Merrill Brown Named as the Inaugural Director For School of Communication and Media at Montclair State UniversityThe national Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, which is the widely recognized classification of U.S. institutions of higher education, has, for the first time, recognized Montclair State University as a Research Doctoral University.

Montclair State University was previously recognized as a Master’s 1 University (Larger Programs), but in the new classification, it was elevated to the Doctoral classification.

Doctoral universities are ranked at three levels: Research 1, which have the highest research activity; Research 2, which have higher research activity; and Research 3, which have moderate research activity. Among the public universities in New Jersey, only Rutgers-New Brunswick is a Research 1 university; NJIT and Rutgers-Newark are Research 2 universities; and only Montclair State University is a Research 3 university.

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Seen Around Town: Snowy Day

BY  |  Friday, Feb 05, 2016 7:57am  |  COMMENTS (0)



This is what Montclair roads look like right now. Schools have a 2-hour delay this morning, but there is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until noon and an expected 3-5 inches this morning.

Anyone else want to get back in bed?



Racial Discrimination Depicted in Upcoming Solo Art Exhibit in Newark

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 04, 2016 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Nina Chanel AbneyProject For Empty Space at Gateway Project Spaces is pleased to present If You Say So… a solo exhibition by artist in residence Nina Chanel Abney on February 10 from 6 pm – 9 pm. A series of limited edition prints created for the exhibition will be released in conjunction with the opening reception.

If You Say So… is an exhibition of large scale paintings and collages created by the artist during a recent trip to Brazil and during her residency in Newark. The works are comprised of brilliantly hued geometries, alphanumeric forms, and androgynous figures. Hyperpigmented blues, blinding oranges, and curvaceous yet precise monochrome silhouettes of faces samba across the giant canvases. And yet, despite the apparent gaiety and vibrancy of Abney’s works, the conceptual genesis of this collection is borne from the nefarious and widespread transnational pandemic of racial discrimination, economics, and police brutality.

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The Weekend: Museums, Music, Markets, and More!

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 04, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Film Festival

Lots of great events to enjoy this first weekend in February!

We told you about:

Here’s what else is happening this weekend:

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First Annual SOMA Film Festival to Run at SOPAC

BY  |  Tuesday, Feb 02, 2016 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

SOMA Film Festival

The first annual SOMA Film Festival will run for two days, February 13-14, at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC). The festival will kick off with an opening night party on Friday, February 12.

The impressive program will include feature length films, documentaries and shorts. Films with Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo (Mother’s Day – Short) and Emmy Award-winner, the late, great Albert Maysles with his final documentary feature In Transit —that was also an Official Tribeca Film Festival selection — are highlights that film enthusiasts won’t want to miss.

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Groundhog Day Deciding Vote: What Will Essex Ed Otis the Hedgehog Say?

BY  |  Tuesday, Feb 02, 2016 7:55am  |  COMMENTS (0)

County Groundhog Predicts Steelers to Win Super BowlIt’s Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, predicting an early spring! Although, who are we kidding? This winter has been almost spring-like:


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MAM First Free Thursday Night in 2016: DJ, Tribute to David Bowie, African-American History Month Celebration, and More!

BY  |  Monday, Feb 01, 2016 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

DJ C-RiusMontclair Art Museum’s First Free Thursday Nights are always great events, but the first one in 2016 (February 4)  will be extra special.

Highlights are:

DJ C-Rius will entertain with a variety of styles and genres, including a tribute to David Bowie. A special performance by a select ensemble from Jazz House Kids will take place in Leir Hallat 6 pm.

Diane Israel, former director of the Essex Fine Arts Gallery in Montclair, will be on site doing “minute miniatures”—on-demand miniature watercolors of landscapes, still-lifes, and flowers. Visitors can also create their own artwork in the Yard School of Art Draw Along Workshop, which offers a free session with a clothed model every Free First Thursday Night.

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7th Annual “Concert for Haiti:” New Partnerships, Renewed Commitment

BY  |  Monday, Feb 01, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Cindy Stagoff and Jen Chapin. Photo: Erika Bleiberg

Cindy Stagoff and Jen Chapin. Photo: Gail Prusslin

Like a good bottle of wine, the Concert for Haiti gets better and more valuable with the passage of time.

This past Saturday, for the seventh consecutive year since a catastrophic 7.0 Mw earthquake hit the area around Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the Montclair community gathered for an evening of eclectic music and heartfelt social activism to benefit the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. With new partnerships and an expanded reach, the concert committee has strategically grown its collaborative network and strengthened its core. It has effectually built its “brand,” making a philanthropic name for itself in the Haitian and Haitian American communities and becoming an anticipated Montclair concert event.

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The Weekend: Music, Comedy, Film, and More!

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Concert for Haiti

Lots of great events to enjoy this weekend!

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Here’s what else is happening this weekend:

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Thank you Alma for sharing this with us. Go Lincoln! Go Asa! Dang, how did all this salt water get in my coffee?

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