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Lady in red: Montclair’s Autumn Turner will never give up on her Voice

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news Autumn Turner was knocked out in the Knockout Rounds in NBC’s “The Voice” on Monday, April 3. But she isn’t staying down. The 25-year-old Montclair resident prowled a stage in a red dress as...

State, township give kudos to Drums of Thunder bandleader

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Look around the walls of the first-floor hallway of Hillside Elementary School, and you’ll find photo after photo of Drums of Thunder out on the road: in front of the Washington Monument,...

Montclair’s Adegoke Steve Colson: jazz and the city

Montclair resident and Grammy nominee Adegoke Steve Colson presents “Here Is the Place, Our City,” a jazz-flavored tribute, commissioned by New Jersey Performing Arts Center, to honor Newark’s 350th anniversary on Friday, April 7,...

Montclair’s musical champs

Four Montclair High School students have won national awards in music. Jeremy Stepansky, left, a pianist and composer, was named a 2017 National Young Arts Foundation Merit Winner in jazz composition. Three students were...

Montclair’s Autumn Turner competes on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

Montclair’s Autumn Turner was on the 12-member team chosen by Alicia Keys, and will compete in “Battle Rounds” against teams chosen by Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Gwen Stefani. During the show on Tuesday, Feb....

Montclair: Oratorio Society of New Jersey performers keep singing

orel@montclairlocal.news When they sing, they feel free. Uplifted. Inspired. And challenged. Definitely challenged. Laughter came from three long-time members of Oratorio Society of New Jersey as they talked about the challenge of learning Francis Poulenc’s “Stabat Mater” for OSNJ’s...

Making mad music: ‘Quixote’ at Peak Performances, Montclair State University

Tonight, March 23, Peak Performances will present the world premiere of “Quixote,” a new opera with music by Amy Beth Kirsten, directed by Mark DeChiazza, performed by the HOWL ensemble. It will play at...

Montclair to have standing orchestra

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news Montclair will soon have its own standing orchestra. Not a small chamber group, but a proper orchestra, led by a conductor/music director who is the concert master, or top violinist, of the Metropolitan...

Montclair Community Band celebrates the ‘End of Winter’

By Gwen Orel orel@montclairlocal.news   Barbara Rudy was there when the Montclair Community Band began 35 years ago. Not too many of the original bandmates still play, but the ethos of the band remains the same: a...

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