Theater review: magical, affecting ‘Rainmaker’ at STNJ

N. Richard Nash's "The Rainmaker" at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is magical and affecting. Ends Sunday, Aug. 18.

Montclair roots of DOC NYC, turning 10

DOC NYC, founded by three Montclairites, turns 10, and "One Child Nation," directed by new Montclairite Nanfu Wang, is hiighlighted in its roster.

In brief: Gas Lamp presents ‘Mamma Mia!’

With many Montclairites in its intergenerational cast of more than 80, Gas Lamp Players presents "Mamma Mia!" this Friday through Sunday.

Online music classes bring people together in a virtual world

School of Rock Montclair and Jazz House Kids both offer music classes and more online, to keep the music going in a virtual world.

Traditional, futuristic Native American art of Virgil Ortiz

The art of Virgil Ortiz is rooted in Native American traditions, and also futuristic; MAM'S Native American art collection also received a grant.

Montclair filmmaker’s hope: Help immigrant family in extraordinary struggle

As a woman fought for her life, her family cared for her newborn, and her mom faced deportation.

Cozy up to a new mystery by a Montclair’s Valerie Wilson Wesley (Robin’s Nest)

Wesley is also known for the Tamara Hayle mystery series, which takes place in Newark. She's released the first of a new series featuring amateur detective Odessa (Dessa) Jones.

She’s Black, gay, loves STEM and hopes to be the next Miss USA NJ

Taylor Lee hopes to defy expectations in the pageant, and change what she calls the "cookie cutter" stereotype of what a contestant should be.