Newark Symphony Hall, one of New Jersey’s largest arts and entertainment venues, today announced that Newark Mayor Ras Baraka has appointed Grammy-winning record producer, Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, to the venue’s Board of Directors. Wonda, also a composer and touring musician, will assist with the Symphony Hall’s various diversity and inclusion initiatives, while also chairing a new Artist Advisory Board...
Newark Symphony Hall (NSH), one of New Jersey’s oldest and largest arts and entertainment venues, announced the appointment of Taneshia Nash Laird, its president and CEO, to the newly formed, eight-member board for the National Independent Venue Foundation (NIVF). She is the only New Jersey board member for the advocacy organization, which is tasked with saving independent venues across...
Newark Symphony Hall, one of New Jersey’s oldest and largest arts and entertainment venues, has announced the creation of a volunteer-based, seven-member Investment Committee to shape oversight policy and provide fund-management guidance. Committee members come from companies such as Goldman Sachs and AllianceBernstein, among other financial entities, and will help the venue achieve fundraising milestones while supporting its various...
Photo courtesy of ArtPride NJ.
The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation has partnered with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts on “Keep Jersey Arts Alive,” a digital campaign to build support for keeping the state’s arts institutions afloat. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, theaters, museums, galleries, performing arts centers, dance studios and other groups have already lost over $30 million in revenue. New Jersey...
Hunter College's Grove Human Rights Scholar, Teng Biao, will be a panelist on the upcoming "China: Democracy or Autocracy" panel (July 29.) (Image courtesy of Joseph Chan/Unsplash.)
Some of the world’s leading democracy and human rights experts will gather virtually to discuss prospects for China’s democracy movement on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, as the nation combats repression via Beijing’s new controls over Hong Kong and political freedoms. This includes Teng Biao, Hunter College's (NYC) Grove Human Rights Scholar and an exiled spokesman for Chinese democracy. Mandate Democracy®,...
Romeo Delight
Romeo Delight being named in the Van Halen book “Unchained” as one of the top tribute bands in the country, as well as top vocals, confirms their value to the music world.  The band’s energy has proved to be so Van Halen worthy to the that David Lee Roth selected Romeo Delight’s video for his “The Roth Show.” One can...
Museums
Notable museums can now be visited virtually from the safety and comfort of the home by using Google Earth’s Street View. Google’s Museums Around the World allows all to enjoy and learn about art by taking virtual tours through famed institutions around the globe. In this new time of a pandemic, even those living in major cities such as New...
Like everyone and every business, we at One Heart Personalized Ceremonies have been closely monitoring the news about COVID -19 (the corona virus). Certainly, we are all in the midst of a challenging time and doing our best to maintain social distance, stay safe, "flatten the curve", and respectfully, thoughtfully move forward with helping couples plan their wedding ceremonies. For many...
The U.S. Navy  ‘Blue Angels’ and U.S. Air Force 'Thunderbirds' will be flying over New York City, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut, Westchester and Long Island today.  The salute is in honor of the heroic frontline workers during COVID-19 crisis.  It is a fitting tribute to the first responders, military, healthcare workers and other essential workers that continue to...
With everything transpiring in the world, it’s nice to take a break and let yourself be inspired visually.  Street art, murals and graffiti, are so prominent in today’s culture and this genre of art is finally getting the recognition it deserves. My first time to Wynwood Walls, I was completely captivated by this incredible district. It was truly like nothing...
Saving Bernie
A very silly and fun “Saving Bernie” has arrived just in time to give all some much-needed silly self-care from the safety of the home. The new madcap Vimeo web series centers around the what-if Bernie Sanders did not have a heart attack but disappeared because he was kidnapped. ‘Saving Bernie’ is Fun when We Need it Most While the world...
So the coronavirus has ruined lives. People have died and others have permanent health issues due to this virus. My sister works at a long-term care home and the stories are truly heart breaking. This article is my way of dealing with the my own, much less important situation. The “Rona” has ruined my wedding. I have been forced to...
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ProudLiving Companies, a New Jersey-based real estate company with a mission of long-term neighborhood revitalization, is celebrating International Women’s Day this week by honoring its female employees, who make up over 50 percent of ProudLiving’s management and back office staff. The company, which also employs people in a variety of positions across operations and field work, plans to recruit...
Photo courtesy of Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes.
The “Godfathers of New Jersey Sound,” Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, have announced a performance at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ, on Saturday, March 28. The Jersey Shore musical group has been recording albums since 1976 and is closely associated with the biggest New Jersey rock musicians – including Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and Jon...
Modo Yoga NYC, an environmentally and socially conscious boutique yoga studio, announced the launch of their new masterclass mini-series "Going Deep: The Masterclass" that explores the Modo and Modo Flow sequences. The series will be offered next on Saturday, March 7, in the West Village and Saturday, March 28, in Williamsburg. Modo Yoga combines the precision of therapeutic yoga and the...
Every year since 1976, large numbers of people flock to the Canadian Rockies to the ever-growing Banff Film Festival.  The international film festival has made its mark as one of the top 20 film festivals in the world.  Banff goes beyond typical film festivals, truly embracing their rich mountain culture, nurturing creatives, and highlighting beautiful untold stories. This year they...