See Motherhood Out Loud at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016 10:14am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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The Drama Dept of the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge invited you to celebrate the joys, sorrows and laughter of being a mother with a performance of Motherhood Out Loud.

Eight professional and community theater actresses will take you on a journey through a dazzling collection of celebrated writers who contributed to this noted Off Broadway Play. Motherhood Out Loud shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations.

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The Weekend: Holidays Edition

BY  |  Thursday, Dec 22, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Feast of the Seven Fishes

Hanukkah and Christmas are celebrated this weekend, so in addition to your holiday festivities, there are a few events to enjoy.

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Montclair Public Library Presents Open Book/Open Mind Series: Trump’s First 100 Days

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Open Book/Open Mind Series: Trump’s First 100 Days

On Sunday, January 8, Montclair Public Library & Foundation will present Open Book / Open Mind Series: Trump’s First 100 Days.

The changes to our government and its policies are sure to be fast and furious in the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency. Jonathan Alter, NBC / MSNBC News Correspondent and bestselling biographer of Obama and FDR; Stephen Engelberg editor-in-chief of ProPublica; and Thomas Johnson, Executive Editor of Bloomberg Politics, tell citizens what they need to know to get prepared. Among the topics of discussion will be the fate of the Affordable Care Act; potential schisms between Trump and other Republican leaders; climate change; race relations; wealth inequity; the reckoning of the media; and how ordinary citizens can engage long before the next election.

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Ring in 2017 at One of These Local New Year’s Eve Parties and Dinners

BY  |  Monday, Dec 19, 2016 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

New Year's Eve

Local places to enjoy fine dining, drinks, dancing and festivity on New Year’s Eve. Ring in 2017 in style!
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The Weekend: Holiday Concerts, Bowie Tribute, Shopping, and Much More!

BY  |  Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Sound + Vision: The Music of David Bowie

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

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Two Bands Tap Musical Roots of Jewish Culture For a Concert in Montclair on December 17

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Marty Fogel

Marty Fogel

Enjoy a concert of Jewish music by two bands that combine a cross-cultural blend of expressions and influences including R&B, jazz, soul and funk,  at Bnai Keshet in Montclair on Saturday, December 17.

Both bands, Thread of Blue and Djangle Box Project, have distinct styles with Bnai Keshet member Marty Fogel — an international jazz artist and composer and a Montclair resident since 1977 — in common.

“I grew up in a very religious Jewish household,” says Fogel. Music was a big part of his everyday life. “My father loved to sing and had a great voice. He often led service in our synagogue in Linden, NJ.”  That was what planted the seed of music for Fogel who went on to become a professional musician, performing mostly jazz, but also Rock, Pop, Blues, and more.

The birth of his oldest daughter, now in her 30s, helped bring Fogel back to his religious roots. His family joined Bnai Keshet and and it wasn’t long for Fogel to start blending traditional Jewish music with Contemporary Jazz. Today, he is part of two bands doing just that.

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Giveaway: Tickets to See Sound + Vision: The Music of David Bowie at Outpost in the Burbs This Friday

BY  |  Monday, Dec 12, 2016 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (4)

Sound + Vision: The Music of David Bowie

WINNER: Congratulations to cortiz72!

Outpost in the Burbs presents Sound + Vision: The Music of David Bowie this Friday, December 16 and Baristanet has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader!

The evening will celebrate the enduring musical legacy of David Bowie featuring: Richard Barone, Jeffrey Gaines, Elvis Perkins, Wesley Stace, and the Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Opening the show will be the School of Rock Montclair HouseBand.

“David Bowie’s groundbreaking legacy is one of the brightest lights in the history of popular music. From his earliest work to his final landmark album Blackstar. Bowie’s unique musicality, theatricality, and mastery of the art of reinvention are an inspiration to all who aspire to artistic self-expression. For the performers in ‘Sound + Vision’, paying tribute to him is both a gesture of gratitude and a breathtaking challenge. From beginning to end, this evening will be a celebration of a true visionary,” says Musical Director for the event Richard Barone.

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Screening of Paterson with Director Jim Jarmusch at Williams Center For the Arts in Rutherford

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

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The William Carlos Williams Center for the Performing Arts in Rutherford will host an exclusive screening of the film Paterson with writer/director Jim Jarmusch on Monday, December 12. The film pays homage to William Carlos Williams, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet from Rutherford, NJ and namesake of The Williams Center.

Paterson, which premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, tells the story of Paterson (Adam Driver), a bus driver in the city of Paterson, NJ – they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine, quietly observing the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details. He is inspired by the work of William Carlos Williams.

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

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

holiday-concerts

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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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