This Week's Broadcasts
Violinist Regina Carter
Photo: Rahav Segev
On your PBS stations this week, a special episode dedicated to masters of jazz.

Meet violinist Regina Carter, sax player Oliver Lake and pianist Stanley Cowell. Plus, an NJPAC celebration of jazz inspired by the writings of Ralph Ellison with Wynton Marsalis, Catherine Russell, Joe Morton and others.


Sat, 1/16 @ 7:30 pm
Thurs, 1/21 @ 11:30 pm

Sun, 1/17 @ 11:30 am

Mon, 1/18 @ 10:30 am & 3:30 pm
Wed, 1/20 @ 10 am & 3 pm
Looking Forward
Happy New Year from State of the Arts!

What are you looking forward to in 2021? We're hoping for better times celebrating New Jersey's strong artistic community—through events like Playin' Around South Orange, when pianos painted by local artists are placed outside at various locations throughout South Orange, NJ. The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) sponsors this art event every fall.
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Virtual & Socially Distanced Arts Events
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Wheaton Conversation is a virtual series connecting viewers with artists who have ties to WheatonArts. Jan 21 at 6 pm, meet artist vanessa german!

Our documentary: New Glass at Wheaton
Every last Wednesday of the month, Newark's Gallery Aferro holds their People's Open Mic Online via Instagram Live! Their next one is Jan 27 from 7-9 pm. All are welcome to read poetry or enjoy the event as an audience member.
Submissions are open for Montclair Film's 2021 Emerging Filmmakers Competition! Students in grades 6-12 can enter their short films until April 12, with winning entries to be shown at the Montclair Film Festival.

Our related story: The Montclair Film Festival
What to Watch
As we all continue to support our favorite artists and venues in these changing times, we'll be sharing some great stories for you to enjoy from home.
Recently, choreographer Randy James announced the dissolution of his company 10 Hairy Legs, a casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic. This week, we’re honoring Randy and his work by featuring a story we produced in 2014 that explores the mission of his all-male repertory company.

Our story: 10 Hairy Legs
In this feature, 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.

Jackson Pines is the indie-folk duo of Joe Makoviecki and James Black. Joe and James grew up together in Jackson, NJ, and now perform original songs with a raw acoustic sound, telling stories informed by their travels around the country as well as their lives in the Pine Barrens. State of the Arts caught Jackson Pines in performance at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park.

Our storyJackson Pines
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