Alstrom

Culture in brief: Ed Alstrom, Yankee organist, debuts new work

Composer Ed Alstrom will debut a new work, “Purple Dusk at the Margins — an Uncommon Ordinary,” on Sunday, June 24.
OkTENberfest

‘OkTENberfest’ marks 10 years at the Wellmont Theater

The Wellmont Theater re-opened as a live venue after years as a movie theater on Oct. 27, 2008. On Oct. 27, 2018 the theater will celebrate OkTENberfest.
Community Band

Montclair Community Band celebrates the ‘End of Winter’

By Gwen Orel orel@montclairlocal.newsBarbara Rudy was there when the Montclair Community Band began 35 years ago. Not too many of the original bandmates still play, but the ethos of the band remains the same: a...

The brain makes beautiful music: Lois Svard will speak at the Taubman Piano Festival...

Taubman Piano Festival Friday-Sunday, June 23-25 Cali School of Music“Neuroscience and Piano Performance” Dr. Lois Svard Friday, June 23, 1-2:15 p.m., G-55 Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave.sites.google.com/site/taubmanfestival2017Information: Artistic Director David Witten, wittend@montclair.edu or 973-652-4217By GWEN...

A swinging encyclopedia: Barbara Kukla talks Newark jazz, at Montclair Public Library

Reading and signing “The Encyclopedia of Newark Jazz”Sunday, Oct. 15, 3 p.m.Music by the Charlie Jones Trio, featuring Charlie Jones (guitar), G. Earl Sauls (bass), Bruce Tyler (drums) and Denise Hamilton (vocals)Montclair Public Library,...

A Feast for the Ears: Sound on Sound brings world-class studio to Montclair

New recording facility Sound on Sound Studios aims to add world-class recording capability to the arts community in Montclair.
concerts

Culture in brief: Montclair Orchestra announces second season

Following a successful first season, Montclair Orchestra announces its second season of five concerts.
Light of Day Winterfest

Photos: Light of Day Winterfest at Outpost in the Burbs

Rockers came together to perform in a round robin style to benefit the Light of Day Foundation, at Outpost in the Burbs, on Friday, Jan. 11.
Turner

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...

Montclair Jazz Festival: A DJ with a familiar face

Old school funk and soul dance partyFriday, July 28, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.18 Label St.18label.com, montclairjazzfestival.org 973-744-22743By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsThe spirit of James Brown will hover over one of the first events in the ramp-up to...