This Week's Broadcasts

This week, State of the Arts takes you on a journey with some of America's greatest living jazz artists. 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 featuring luminaries including Wynton Marsalis, Catherine Russell, and Joe Morton.


Thurs, 2/8 @ 11:30 pm

Sat, 2/10 @ 7:30 pm

WNET Thirteen

Sun, 2/11 @ 11:30 am


Mon, 2/12 @ 10:30 am & 3:30 pm

Wed, 2/14 @ 10 am & 3 pm

Black History Month

This month, we're sharing Black stories in theatre.

The Camden Repertory Theater produced an immersive production of Aishah Rahman’s rarely produced underground classic Unfinished Women Cry In No Man’s Land While A Bird Dies In A Gilded Cage, with a live jazz band and presented in a typical New Jersey row house with only 20 seats.


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Happening Now

Sat, Feb 10 and Sun, Feb 11, celebrate with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company as they present the Year of the Green Wood Dragon at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center!

Our related story: Imagine Ellis Island with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Feb 24, enjoy a performance by virtuoso violinist Itzhak Perlman at the State Theatre! Rohan De Silva will be on piano. The program includes works by Handel, Beethoven, and Schumann. 

Our related clip: Dudley Moore, Yo-Yo Ma & Itzhak Perlman with the NJ Symphony in 1987

Catch up on some of the best of State of the Arts

This dip into our archives features the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s outdoor production of Comedy of Errors under the night sky.

Our 2013 story: Shakespeare Under the Stars

Bernarda Bryson Shahn (1903-2004) was an illustrator, print maker, journalist, and author. She was married to Ben Shahn, one of America’s most famous artists in the 1930s and ’40s, and they traveled and worked together until his death in 1969.

Our 1991 documentary: A Quiet Audacity: Bernarda Bryson Shahn

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Producers Circle:


Peter A. Benoliel & Willo Carey

Melanie & John Clarke

Hella & Scott McVay

Philip E. Lian & Joan L. Mueller

Pheasant Hill Foundation

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, encouraging excellence and public engagement in the arts since 1966, is proud to co-produce State of the Arts with Stockton University, New Jersey's distinctive public university, in cooperation with PCK Media.

 Additional support is provided by: Friends of State of the Arts