Culture in brief: David Witten plays Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Pianist David Witten will perform on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m., in Leshowitz Recital Hall at Cali School of Music, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave. Admission is free. Witten, who is head of...

Photo: Rocking days of summer

Teen musicians from School of Rock Montclair perform at Summerfest, an 11-day concert event that’s held annually in Milwaukee and is billed as “the World’s Largest Music Festival.” This year’s Summerfest attracted 831,769 attendees,...

Showing off and giving back: Montclair student Maggie Borgen organizes The Harmony Concert

The Harmony Concert, produced and performed by Montclair youth, benefitting Interfaith Hospitality Network, is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m., at Central Presbyterian Church, 46 Park St. For tickets: eventbrite.com/e/harmony-concert-2017-tickets- 36199741401 By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news Maggie Borgen is an old...

Photos: Montclair Jazz Festival

The eighth annual Montclair Jazz Festival, on Saturday, Aug. 12, brought about 12,000, the largest crowd ever, to Nishuane Park to see headliners and student bands perform on two stages for nine hours of...

Culture in brief: ‘Ice Cream Parlor Divas’

Sopranos Genya Muzyczka and Elizabeth Perryman, with accompanist David Maiullo, will perform an “Ice Cream Parlor Divas” concert on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m., at First Lutheran Church, 153 Park St. Muzyczka and Perryman...

‘Jawaiian’ reggae comes to Montclair’s Wellmont

Pepper, Tribal Seeds Saturday, Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m. The Wellmont Theater 5 Seymour St. Wellmonttheater.com, 973-783-9500 By ANTOINETTE MARTIN For Montclair Local Does this sound intriguing? Hawaiian alternative reggae. A little ska, some punk-rock cowboy and some sand-and-surf good vibrations season...
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Montclair Local First Person: I won’t dance. Don’t ask me.

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news In “First Person” we report on events in, well, the first person. Reporters draw on their own experience at the event to describe it. I wasn’t going to dance. I’d put on my retro...

Program Notes: Playing inside the music

By Gwen Orel orel@montclairlocal.news The tune of “Zamru l’Adonai” has been in my head all week. That’s because I recently played violin with the band that plays music sometimes for Friday night services at my synagogue (before...

Perfect forecast for the Montclair Jazz Festival

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news Dee Dee Bridgewater and Memphis Soulphony will tear off the roof at the Montclair Jazz Festival on Saturday, Aug. 12, Melissa Walker says. Only there is no roof. The free festival takes place outdoors,...

Relax and be activ(ist) at Montclair Jazz Festival

Montclair Jazz Festival Saturday, Aug. 12 noon-9 p.m. Nishuane Park Free montclairjazzfestival.org National Endowment for the Arts: arts.gov/ By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news It’s a day to chill out. Listen to cool jazz. Groove to hot riffs. Write your congressperson. Write your congressperson? The Montclair...