Dot’s Desk: Happy New Year fruitcake

Dorothea Benton Frank considers the history of the much-maligned fruitcake, in general and then in her own life. Her conclusion? Yum.

Literary snapshots in Kathy Curto’s ‘Not for Nothing’

Kathy Curto will read from her new book "Not for Nothing: Glimpses into a Jersey Childhood" in the Halfway There Reading series on Monday, Jan. 14.

Culture in brief: ‘Good Works’ opens at Studio Montclair

Studio Montclair (SMI)'s “Good Works,” an exhibition celebrating volunteer artist members is on view through Feb. 23  at the SMI Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Ave.
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Culture in brief: Light of Day at Outpost

The Light of Day Winterfest concerts return to Montclair for their 19th year of raising money to “defeat Parkinson’s and Parkinsons, ALS and PSP, in our lifetime.”

Storytelling and raising energy: Mythmakers at Van Vleck

Mythmakers — Gerald Fierst and Richard Stillman — will be storytelling, playing instruments, creating magic with the audience.

Culture in brief: Montclair Library receives Great Stories Club grant

The Montclair Public Library has been selected as one of 70 libraries nationwide to take part in the Great Stories Club, a reading and...

Music: songs that embrace the future

Montclair State University senior Meredith Fay sings about a failed relationship, and empowerment, in her new EP "Lessons Learned."

Photos: ‘Ol Skool’ cinema ‘Sparkles’

Montclair's Africa and Oliver Lake organize a screening of the musical drama, the original version of "Sparkles," inspired by the history of The Supremes,...

Dance review: ‘Smashed’ is something new under the sun

“Smashed” by Gandini Juggling made its American debut at Peak Performances, astonishing cynical critics and delighting the audience.

All Write Now: Looking literarily forward, times six

All Write Now columnist Melissa D. Sullivan points to six titles coming in 2019 that she's looking forward to: something for everyone.