This Week's Broadcasts
Violinist Regina Carter
Photo: Rahav Segev
This week on your PBS stations, State of the Arts takes you on a journey with some of America's greatest living jazz artists, including renowned violinist Regina Carter.

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


Sat, 9/11 @ 7:30 pm
Sun, 9/12 @ 9:30 am
Thurs, 9/16 @ 11:30 pm

Sun, 9/12 @ 11:30 am

Mon, 9/13 @ 10:30 am & 3:30 pm
Wed, 9/15 @ 10 am & 3 pm
State of the Arts has been nominated for two 2021 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards!

Eric Schultz’s W. Carl Burger: A Painter’s Life and Susan Wallner’s Kea’s Ark have both been nominated in the long form arts program category. Winners will be announced September 25—but you can learn more about both documentaries here in the meantime!
National Piano Month
In "Playin' Around South Orange," five pianos painted by local artists are placed outside at various locations throughout South Orange, NJ. See what happens!
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The Central Jersey Jazz Festival is back this year! Events are free and run from Sept 10-12 in Flemington, New Brunswick, Metuchen, and Somerville—locations and dates as well as performances are specified on the schedule here.

Dance on the Lawn, an outdoor dance festival based in Montclair, returns for its eighth year with live performances on Sat, Sept 11 from 3-5 pm. The festival will also be live-streamed on Vimeo, YouTube & Facebook! Performing companies include Nai-Ni Chen and Megan Chu, among others!

Our related story: Nai-Ni Chen, Seven Choreographers
Photographer Aubrey J. Kauffman has a solo show, Constant Repeating Themes, at the Arts Council of Princeton's Tapin Gallery through Oct 9, with an opening reception Sat, Sept 11 from 3-5 pm! Photo: Aubrey J. Kauffman

Our related story: Aubrey J. Kauffman
It's time for Crossing Borders (Cruzando Fronteras), an annual celebration of new plays by Latinx theater artists. This year, the festival is curated by José Zayas, and takes place in a series of recorded Zoom readings for free virtual viewing, available Sept 13-Oct 10. Register at their website!

Our related story: Cuba in Red Bank
Catch up on some of the best of State of the Arts
State of the Arts looks back at an extraordinary interview with Rosanne Cash, filmed just 2 months after her father, the legendary singer Johnny Cash, died. The singer reflects on her childhood, creativity, motherhood, her own reluctant path to the stage, and her relationship with her famous father. Photo: Clay Patrick McBride

Our story: Rosanne Cash
Adolf Konrad was born in Bremen, Germany in 1915; he died in 2003. The family settled in Newark, where young Adolf studied at the Newark School of Fine Arts. He would later become a favorite of the Newark Museum, fondly known as the painter laureate of New Jersey’s largest city. 

Our story: Adolf Konrad
The Puerto Rican drum music Bomba has its roots in the island’s African heritage, surviving for over 300 years, being handed down from each generation to the next. Meet Master Artist Nelson Baez, who teaches apprentices the craft.

Our story: Nelson Baez
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Pictured: Alea
....going on location with New Jersey's most creative people!
Producers Circle:
 
Peter A. Benoliel & Willo Carey
W. Carl Burger
Melanie & John Clarke
Philip E. Lian & Joan L. Mueller
Richard & Xandra E. Nosarzewski
Pheasant Hill Foundation
Judith M. Scheide
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.

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