Festivities of the holiday season

Get in a holiday mood with The Nutcracker: Russian, tradtiional hip-hop; with holiday carol concerts, and with seasons productions at local theaters.

An unsecret garden wall: Rudoren family mural

When evergreen trees hiding HVAC units did not survive the winter, the Rudoren family hired an artist to paint a mural and create street art.

Photos: A Banner ‘Affair of the Art’ raises funds for Studio Montclair

More than 100 supporters party at the 2nd annual Studio Montclair fundraiser, Affair of the Art, in the 18 Label Street loft, Saturday night, Nov....

Classical music review: Ember touches the heart, honors veterans

Ember's concert on Veteran's Day in Montclair was a sober and touching reminder of the costs of war, given on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.
Affair of the art

Culture in brief: Studio Montclair presents Affair of the Art

Studio Montclair's second annual Affair of the Art fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. at 18 Label Studios, at 18 Label St.

Dot’s Desk: Hallmark movies are making me fat

Dorothea Benton Frank laments the way corny holiday movies layer on the pounds: "If they’re drinking hot cocoa, so am I," she writes.
Grover Cleveland

PHOTOS: Reliving Political History Circa 1893 is a Ball

The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association fundraises with a re-enactment of the 1893 Presidential Inaugural Ball with direct descendants of President Grover Cleveland and Vice President Adlai Stevenson, at the Woman's Club of Upper Montclair, Saturday night, Nov. 10.

Lucy Kaplansky has street cred at the Outpost

Want to hear "Everyday Street" by Lucy Kaplansky? You'll have to catch her in concert-- at the Outpost on Nov. 16-- or get it from her website. You won't find it anywhere else.
writing groups

All Write Now: On finding the write one, or playing the field with writing...

It's ok to play the field to find Mr. or Ms. "Write."
Charley's Aunt

Theater review: STNJ’s ‘Charley’s Aunt’ delightfully nutty

Shakespeare theatre of New Jersey's production of the 1892 farce "Charley's Aunt" is a delight, and delightfully nutty. The show runs through Nov.18.