This Week's Broadcasts
Laiona Michelle as Nina Simone
On your PBS stations this week, Broadway veteran Laiona Michelle is the writer and star of Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical at The George Street Playhouse.

Plus, Rago Arts & Auction Center, Soprano Dawn Upshaw and Composer Maria Schneider with the NJSO, & Fluxus Artist Geoffrey Hendricks.

Sat, 9/26 @ 7:30 pm
Sun, 9/27 @ 9:30 am
Thurs, 10/1 @ 11:30 pm

Sun, 9/27 @ 11:30 am

Mon, 9/28 @ 10:30 am & 3:30 pm
Wed, 9/30 @ 10 am & 3 pm
Celebrate Classical Music in September!
All this month we're listening to classical music.

State of the Arts producer Eric Schultz profiled pianist Simone Dinnerstein back in 2008, shortly after her groundbreaking recording of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Classical Chart. The surprise success of her self-produced CD launched her international career. The feature was filmed at Dinnerstein’s home in Brooklyn with her family, and at SOPAC, the South Orange Performing Arts Center.
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The Newark Museum of Art is holding its annual Fall Luncheon virtually this year! Join them on Oct 27 at noon to explore their theme of "The New Disruptive Museum."

Oct 4-Jan 10, Hunterdon Art Museum is presenting an exhibition highlighting the impact and history of Peters Valley School of Craft.

Our related documentary: Peters Valley
Propelify Innovation Festival is being held virtually this year from Oct 5-9! Register to hear from tech innovators and attend talks, exhibitions, and more. 

Our related story: Beatie Wolfe at Bell Labs
NJPAC's annual Spotlight Gala is being aired on NJTV as part of American Songbook on Oct 3 and 7pm, featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell and more! We are proud to participate, as two State of the Arts features, with Savion Glover and Alvin Ailey Dance, will be included in the festivities!

This Week's Long Watch
At the historic glass factory at WheatonArts, deep in the South Jersey pinelands, glassblowers have worked for over a hundred years. But today, artists at Wheaton are creating contemporary art using glass in unexpected and often marvelous ways. This CINE Award-winning State of the Arts special explores the world of the Creative Glass Center of America at WheatonArts in Millville, NJ, where fellowship artists live and work together as they pursue their creative visions. The fellowship artists featured are Charlotte Potter, Rika Hawes, and Kim Harty. Also interviewed is Hank Murta Adams, former director of the program.

Our documentary: New Glass at Wheaton
What to Watch
The impact of the coronavirus on the arts in New Jersey is severe. As the pandemic stretches on, income is being lost by artists and workers of all kinds in the cultural arena.

Think of how else you can support your favorite artists and venues! Perhaps make some plans for the future, or consider donating your refunded ticket prices to NJ's arts organizations.  

In the meantime, we'll be sharing some great stories for you to enjoy from home.
The Martha Graham Dance Company performed the iconic American classic Appalachian Spring at PEAK Performances at Montclair State University. They also performed a work inspired by Appalachian Spring by choreographer Troy Schumacher and composer Augusta Read Thomas, The Auditions. Photo by Melissa Sherwood

Our storyMartha Graham Dance
The Scott and Hella McVay Poetry Trail in Princeton, NJ adds a 50th poem to its popular nature walk, “Spineless,” by New Jersey poet Lois Marie Harrod. The McVays lead the walk and readings and explain the inspiration for establishing a nature trail with poems from around the world punctuating its mile-long route.

Korean-American artist Nam June Paik (1932-2006) is generally considered the father of video art. As a key figure in the Fluxus movement, he worked closely with John Cage, David Bowie, Yoko Ono and a host of other renowned artists.

Our story: Nam June Paik
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