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

Also on this week's episode, Fluxus artist Geoffrey Hendricks, David Rago’s Arts & Auction Center, and soprano Dawn Upshaw with Maria Schneider and the NJSO.

Thurs, 8/4 @ 11:30 pm
Sat, 8/6 @ 7:30 pm
Sun, 8/7 @ 9:30 am

Sun, 8/7 @ 11:30 am

Mon, 8/8 @ 10:30 am & 3:30 pm
Wed, 8/10 @ 10 am & 3 pm
Down the Shore
Spend August at the Jersey Shore! This month, we're sharing features from our beach town communities.

Chicken Bone Beach Jazz honors the Atlantic City's African American history, performing jazz concerts right on the beach. Their name references the historical segregation of Atlantic City’s beaches—now, they present jazz concerts on this world famous shore, showing that jazz is “more than just musical entertainment; it is a progressive, gathering force of inclusion.”
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Happening Now
Aug 4-7 in Red Bank, Two River Theater presents the 11th Annual Crossing Borders (Cruzando Fronteras) Festival, an annual celebration of new plays by Latinx theater artists that returns to in-person events for the first time in three years.

Aug 19 at 8 pm at the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center in West Orange, join Freespace Dance and guests The Moving Architects, Robert Mark Dance, and Maxine Steinman for an evening of dance.

Through Sept 18, the John F. Petro Studio Museum in Island Heights, NJ presents Gary T. Erbe Paintings & Constructions. Don't miss your chance to see this trompe l'oeil artwork in person!

Our related story: Gary Erbe
Catch up on some of the best of State of the Arts
Artists explore issues of trauma and resilience in Before, After: Reflections on the Armenian Genocide, at Stockton University Art Gallery. Pictured: Jessica Sperandio

Ara Dinkjian is considered one of the most accomplished oud players in the world. Ten years ago he started exploring the boundaries of folk music with kanunist Tamer Pinarbasi and clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski as the Secret Trio.

Our 2021 story: The Secret Trio
Go behind-the-scenes with composer Joshua Stamper as he rehearses his work RIVERS, inspired by the Delaware and Schuykill Rivers. Stamper collaborates with choreographer Lea Fulton and his brother, filmmaker Ben Stamper, to create an immersive multi-media experience.

Our 2014 story: Composing RIVERS
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Pictured: Found object sculpture created by artist Eric Schultz and Trenton-area kids, inspiring the OK Trenton Project. Photo courtesy the artist.
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Peter A. Benoliel & Willo Carey
W. Carl Burger
Elizabeth Good Christopherson
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Hella & Scott McVay
Philip E. Lian & Joan L. Mueller
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