Folding napkins and singing: Christine Lavin comes to Montclair

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsThere’s more than one way to fold a napkin.Singer-songwriter Christine Lavin offers napkin-folding workshops at her concert intermissions.“Come for the napkin folding! Stay for the music!” she says. People do come and...

Party for the Planet with New Jersey Kindie rockers on Earth Day

Montclair Kindie rocker Jason Didner will play in Party for the Planet at Turtle Back Zoo, South Mountain Reservation, 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, on Saturday, April 22. The Earth Day festival will take place...
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Opening ‘Little Windows’ at Outpost in the Burbs

Singer-songwriters Kelly Jones and Teddy Thompson (son of Richard and Linda Thompson), who released their debut album “Little Windows” in 2016, perform at Outpost in the Burbs tomorrow, April 7, at 8 p.m., at...
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Lady in red: Montclair’s Autumn Turner will never give up on her Voice

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsAutumn 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...
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State, township give kudos to Drums of Thunder bandleader

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsLook 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,...
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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,...
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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...
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Montclair’s Peak Performances hosts string quartet festival this weekend

Four string quartets will perform at Peak Performances’ “All Terrain String Festival: Bolcom 4x4” from Friday, March 31, through Sunday, April 2, at the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave.The...
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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....
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Montclair arts groups speak out for the NEA

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsWhen Jazz House Kids first presented a Montclair Jazz Festival, “we were on a raised grass and rock platform in Nishuane park,” said Melissa Walker, founder and president of the festival’s producing...