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Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves in Vanguard Theater’s Joyful Spitfire Grill

Spitfire Grill, with its themes of female empowerment, redemption and adapting to changing circumstances, is a musical for our time. Percy Talbot is just out of prison. Based on an old clipping from a...

Daniel Craig and Stephen Colbert Talk Acting, James Bond at Montclair Film Fundraiser

You never know where the conversation will go after Stephen Colbert prepares a drink for you on the stage of NJPAC. Colbert spoke to Daniel Craig--who stars in The Glass Onion: A Knives Out...

Liberal Laughs: ‘Last Supper’ A Deliciously Dark Comedy

Gov. Chris Christie famously derided residents of our area as “Communists from Montclair.” If you’re the least bit left leaning (with a sense of humor), you’ll love the “Last Supper,” a musical farce playing...

SOPAC Has A Comedy Cure for Midweek Blues

Masks, kids and work can sometimes make life feel claustrophobic. New Age healers might tell you to breathe deeply. Maybe you just need some Laughs in the Loft. Whether it’s a date night with...

The Heart of a Bluegrass Band Beats in Montclair

Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg are a typical Montclair couple, professionals with roots in New York City now raising their daughter in Montclair who like to treat themselves to rugelach from Marcel Bakery and...

Montclair’s The Clairidge Screens ‘Chess of the Wind’ Friday

Montclair Film's Clairidge Cinema brings you CHESS OF THE WIND starting on Friday, November 5. The gothic drama, made by Iranian director Mohammad Reza Aslani's in 1976 was banned during the years following the...

Adult Film Star and Real People Make Red Rocket Soar #MFF21

Ethan Darbone was a cook at a Cajun restaurant that Florida Project director Sean Baker once visited. A couple of months later he's cutting across three lanes of traffic with a former porn star...

Panel Explores Pros and Cons of Electing Board of Education

Dark money, diversity and accountability were some of the topics explored at a panel discussion on the upcoming Board of Education (BOE) election referendum. Fourth Ward Councilor David Cummings held the event at Glenfield...

Drones Deliver Sweet Treat to Montclair’s Church Street

The skies were clear over Church Street last Thursday, but it was raining cookies for some lucky people. Downtown shoppers, diners, joggers and dog walkers plucked boxes of cookies dangled by drones. The event...

How Montclair Came Together Twenty Years Ago on 9-11

Baristanet spoke to Bob Russo, current Councilor at Large and the Montclair mayor during the 9-11 attacks. Russo remembers that day 20 years ago and the challenges of the days, weeks and months that...

Podcast Explores Local Safe Points on Underground Railroad

Lear more about the history of slavery in New Jersey and local safe points on the Underground Railroad courtesy of Montclair architect/historian Frank Gerard Godlewski on the podcast "Your History Your Story" with James...

Friends and Family Celebrate the Life of Albert Pelham, Montclair’s Big Pine

Family, friends and government dignitaries gave a glimpse into the complex personality of a local titan that shaped the town for more than 25 years and helped so many of its residents as they...

Bro’s Sandwiches: Deli Favorites and a Taste of the Mediterranean

With so many delis in Montclair, Mohamad and Defne, owners of Bro's Sandwiches in Upper Montclair, knew they had a take a fresh approach. "What separates us is all of our homemade Mediterranean dishes,"...

Jane Fonda Shares Advice on How to Save the Planet

Even at 82 Jane Fonda is making waves. The two-time Oscar winner, political activist and workout guru has taken to the streets and penned a book on climate change. She chatted about her work...

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