The Weekend: Holiday Concerts, Shows, Shopping, and More!

BY  |  Thursday, Dec 08, 2016 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)


This weekend is jam packed with great local events to enjoy!

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Montclair’s Jazz House Collective to Perform Prince and Bowie Tribute in NYC This December

BY  |  Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016 3:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Jazz House Kids

The Jazz House Kids band, Jazz House Collective (directed by Nathan Eklund), will perform the music of Prince and Bowie in tribute to two uniquely gifted and hugely influential artists, both gone too soon at NYC’s Jazz Standard on December 14.

The Collective’s book is arranged by Ed Palermo, a much–traveled big band leader whose résumé includes recording and touring with Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Lou Rawls, to name but a few!

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Giveaway: Tickets to See Lucy Kaplansky at Outpost in the Burbs This Friday

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 06, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (4)

Lucy Kaplansky

WINNER: Congratulations to martiroam!

Outpost in the Burbs presents singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky this Friday, December 9, and Baristanet has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader! Opening the show will be Goodbye Blue, an Americana duo featuring Charlotte Kendrick and Dan Rowe. 

Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, “a truly gifted performer…full of enchanting songs” (New York Times). Blending country, folk and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe. Lucy’s iconic voice has has been featured in film and on television, including commercials like Chevrolet’s iconic “Heartbeat of America” jingle.

A Billboard-charting singer and one of the top-selling artists on Red House Records, she has topped the folk and Americana radio charts and has been featured on shows throughout the world from NPR’s Weekend and Morning Editions to BBC Radio to CBS Sunday Morning. One of the most in-demand harmony singers, Lucy has sung on countless records, performing with Suzanne Vega, Bryan Ferry, Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.

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Giveaway: THE WEIGHT BAND at The Wellmont, December 10

BY  |  Monday, Dec 05, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

the weight band

THE WEIGHT BAND will perform at The Wellmont Theater on Saturday, December 10 and Baristanet has tickets to give away!

Performing songs of The Band, THE WEIGHT BAND is keeping the spirit and the music alive that helped define an era. All of the members of THE WEIGHT were either actual members in The Band, or are directly and deeply connected to their legacy. The group features Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante from The Band, Brian Mitchell of the Levon Helm Band, Marty Grebb, who wrote for The Band and worked with Rick Danko and Richard Manuel, as well as Albert Rogers who played with Levon Helm and Garth Hudson. Prepare for an unforgettable performance and enjoy timeless hits like “The Weight”, “Up On Cripple Creek”, “Ophelia”, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”, “Rag Mama Rag” and so many others. Hear the most authentic presentation of The Band’s music performed on stage, and see why the Chicago Sun Times proclaimed “THE WEIGHT carries on where THE BAND left off.” Come and take a load off.

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

BY  |  Thursday, Dec 01, 2016 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Tree Lighting 2013. Photo: Chanda Hall

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What to Do in December

BY  |  Thursday, Dec 01, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Mark your calendars! Here’s a round up of what’s happening in the Montclair area in December:

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Fa La La La La! Carols, Choirs and Christmas Holiday Concerts

BY  |  Thursday, Dec 01, 2016 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

It’s December and now it’s time to revel in the joyous music of the season at Christmas. You can join in the Fa, La, La, La, Las at one these local holiday concerts:

Holiday Concerts

The New Jersey Choral Society, one of the state’s most prestigious choral groups, presents Magnificat on December 3 and December 4 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Montclair.  Begin your holiday celebrations with joyous music of the season, featuring… Keep Your Lamps – Andre Thomas; Magnificat – Claudio Monteverdi; O Nata Lux – Morten Lauridsen; Nativity Carol – John Rutter; O Come All Ye Faithful – arr. Sir David Willcocks; I Was Glad – Hubert Parry including the popular audience sing-along!

The New Jersey Choral Society presents a “Magnificat
Saturday, December 3 at 8 pm and Sunday, December 4 at 3 pm
Church of the Immaculate Conception, 30 North Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Advance tickets are $25 (Add $5 at the door)

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Need a Little Christmas? Visit the Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 3:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour

Glenmont decked out for the holidays. (Photo: Facebook)

The Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour takes place on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 and will showcase 15 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The tour also includes Essex County Kip’s Castle and the Walther House at the Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens.

The self-guided house tours will be held at the following locations:

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2016 Local Tree Lightings and Celebrations

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Tree Lighting 2013. Photo: Chanda Hall

Montclair Tree Lighting 2013. Photo: Chanda Hall

They may not be as grand as the tree at Rockefeller Center, but they light up our towns with as much joy. Here are some local tree lightings and celebrations:
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NBC’s Lester Holt to Receive Award, Participate in Q&A at MSU, 12/2

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Lester Holt

Lester Holt  (Photo by: Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC)

Montclair State University’s School of Communication & Media will honor NBC News’ Lester Holt with the 2016 Allen B. Du Mont Broadcaster of the Year Award on Friday, December 2 at a free public event.

Holt will address a special Colloquium of MSU students, faculty and staff and be interviewed for SCM’s public affairs program “Carpe Diem.” The Colloquium is open to the university community.

Holt is an award-winning journalist and anchor of the “NBC Nightly News.” He is also principal anchor of “Dateline NBC.” He joined NBC News 16 years ago and has reported on breaking news events around the world. This September he moderated the most watched presidential debate in American history between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. 84 million viewers tuned in for the debate. Most recently Holt anchored coverage of Hurricane Matthew and earlier this year from the Rio Olympics.

Holt first joined the NBC News family as an anchor and reporter for MSNBC, following 14 years at WBBM-TV in Chicago. He previously worked at WCBS-TV New York and KCBS Los Angeles. He’s been honored with multiple Emmy Awards and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.

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