This Week's Broadcasts
Excerpt from Superb by Sheena Howard
This week on your PBS stations, meet Rider University professor and comic book author Sheena Howard. Plus, Pink Martini, poet Emari DiGiorgio, and an exploration of the Valley Arts District.

Sat, 4/3 @ 7:30 pm
Thurs, 4/8 @ 11:30 pm

Sun, 4/4 @ 11:30 am

Mon, 4/5 @ 10:30 am & 3:30 pm
Wed, 4/7 @ 10 am & 3 pm
National Poetry Month
Poet Emari DiGiorgio
This month, we're celebrating New Jersey's poets.

Featured on this week's episode, Emari DiGiorgio premiered her first published book of poems, The Things A Body Might Become, at World Above, an open reading series at the Noyes Arts Garage in Atlantic City. As an undergraduate, Emari studied with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn at Stockton University. Fast forward, and she’s now a prize-winning poet herself and teaching at the same university. Her poems deal with racism, sexism, and social justice.
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Explore the Zimmerli Museum’s online exhibition Musings by Moonlight in Art After Hours on April 6 at 7 pm, presented by the team of students who created the exhibition. The free webinar will also discuss Japanese manga, share upcoming opportunities at the Asian American Cultural Center, and feature an origami demo.
The South Orange Performing Arts Center presents the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company on April 10 at 7:30 pm! Tickets are available now for this virtual performance, the first in a series of four dance programs at SOPAC. Next up is Carolyn Dorfman Dance, followed by two shows featuring the seven recent winners of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellowships.

You can attend a virtual master class with bassist, composer, and educator Christian McBride! Registration is free as part of NJPAC's TD Jazz Series. The event will be held April 19 at 7 pm.

Our related stories: Trilogy, Jazz House Kids
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.
Celebrated choreographer and dancer Nai-Ni Chen moved to the United States from Taiwan in 1982 and has made New Jersey her home base for more than three decades. She founded the dance company that bears her name in 1988 and since then has created more than 400 dances that uniquely blend the discipline of her early training in Asia with elements she absorbed from the New York modern dance world.

Mary McDonnell (Dances with Wolves, Battlestar Galactica) stars as the feminist icon Gloria Steinem in this 2019 production of Gloria: A Life. Written by Emily Mann, artistic director of the McCarter Theatre, the play gives a sense of both Gloria the person and of the feminist movement circa 1960s to today.

Our 2019 story: Gloria: A Life
Brandon Ballengée is an artist, a biologist, and an environmental activist. Collapse, pictured here, is a monumental piece about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and his post-doctoral research into its ongoing effects.

Our 2017 story: Brandon Ballengée
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