Arabella Egan to perform on “The Today Show”

Montclair teen Arabella Egan will perform her original song "Take It One Step at a Time" on "The Today Show" on Thursday, Sept. 10.

Teens make their own summer jobs

With the pandemic making summer jobs hard to find, Montclair teens became entrepreneurrs, using their art to earn some money.

David Henry Sterry memoir about Chippendales set for TV

A memoir by David Henry Sterry, "Master of Ceremonies," is being turned into a television pilot by Gordon L. Smith of "Better Call Saul."
Broadway Buddy Cabaret

Culture in brief: Vanguard presents Broadway Buddy Mentorship Cabaret Aug. 13

“Hamilton” composer/playwright and star Lin-Manuel Miranda will introduce the show. Montclair students Emma McElwee, Johanna Keyser, Khari Jenkins, Robert Axelrod, and Veronica Axelrod will appear.
Studio Players virtual

Studio Players go virtual with “Superhero Princess Tales”

The set is established through actors’ use of Zoom backgrounds. Hynes’ mother designed costumes, with capes and other pieces handed out in individual bags in the parking lot at Studio Playhouse, where the cast will arrive in a staggered schedule. Actors will also use their own clothes for pieces.

Pods and distance: Shakespeare Theatre opens up

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey uses pre-reserved, widely spaced pods and painted Xs to ensure safety for their charming short plays.

Ife Joseph invents an app for social justice

Ife Joseph, a 10-year-old rising fifth-grader at Hillside School, has invented an app titled "Mental Health for Social Justice," for the MIT Inventor Hackathon.

In brief: dates for Montclair Film Festival, carpool films

Montclair Film announced new dates for the 2020 film festival: October 16-25. Carpool theater films will take place in the South Mountain Reservation July 24-26.
Montclair Orchestra

Culture in brief: Montclair Orchestra starts ‘Your-Rhythmics’ program for young children

The three sessions will be held at 10 a.m. on the following dates: July 22, July 29 and Aug. 5. 

An anti-racism reading list, from MPL

The Montclair Public Library supports the statement of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) in condemning racism; this is MPL's anti-racism resource list.