Hairspray

Montclair’s ‘Hairspray’ at Buzz Aldrin Middle School integrates everyone

By GWEN ORELorel@montclairlocal.newsJust as Ava Scandalios, who plays Tracy Turnblad in Buzz Aldrin’s upcoming production of “Hairspray,” finished the gonzo number “Good Morning Baltimore,”...
Oratorio Society

Montclair: Oratorio Society of New Jersey performers keep singing

By Gwen Orel orel@montclairlocal.newsWhen they sing, they feel free. Uplifted. Inspired. And challenged. Definitely challenged.Laughter came from three long-time members of Oratorio Society of New Jersey as they...
Quixote

Making mad music: ‘Quixote’ at Peak Performances, Montclair State University

Tonight, March 23, Peak Performances will present the world premiere of “Quixote,” a new opera with music by Amy Beth Kirsten, directed by Mark...
Kline

Montclair’s Christina Baker Kline talks Christina

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsSome portraits ask questions: What is behind Mona Lisa’s smile? Another: What is Christina thinking as she looks up at the house and...

‘There once was a girl from Montclair…’

We asked, you answered. In honor of the day that’s in it, as they say, we asked you to send us your best limerick. Limericks...
teens

Montclair teens went for gold

Two Montclair teens, Garrett Chow, a 10th-grader at Montclair High School, and MHS senior Jacqueline Qiu, won Gold Key awards in the Scholastic Art...
Siona Benjamin

Montclair in the world: Siona Benjamin

“I See Myself in You” is one of the works on display at Montclair resident Siona Benjamin’s exhibition at ACA Galleries, 529 West 20th...
Teresa Vega

Montclair Public Library: Teresa Vega on saving a sacred space

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsThere has been a rash of attacks on Jewish cemeteries in the U.S. in recent weeks, in which hundreds of headstones have...
Mark

Montclair Public Library: Mark Kurlansky to speak about Cuba

On Thursday, March 23, the Montclair Public Library and its Foundation will present “Cuba, Past and Present,” the latest in the Open Book/Open Mind...
State of the Art

Studio Montclair holds ‘State of the Art 2017’

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news“Hello!” “Good to see you!” and “Where’s yours?” were the white noise of the opening reception of Studio Montclair’s “State of the...