This Week's Broadcasts
Jazz pioneer James P. Johnson
On your PBS stations this week, celebrate the legacy of New Brunswick native James P. Johnson, whose music was the soundtrack of the 1920's.

Also on the show, Gloria: A Life, artist Nam June Paik, & painter Julie Heffernan


Sat, 1/9 @ 7:30 pm
Thurs, 1/14 @ 11:30 pm

Sun, 1/10 @ 11:30 am

Mon, 1/11 @ 10:30 am & 3:30 pm
Wed, 1/13 @ 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 the Princeton Children's Book Festival.

In this feature, more than 80 authors and illustrators from across the United States met with throngs of kids. We spoke to Patrick McDonnell, shown above. This Princeton-based author pens children's books and the popular comic strip Mutts.
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Virtual & Socially Distanced Arts Events
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The Newark Museum is accepting submissions for the 2021 New Jersey Arts Annual: ReVision and Respond! Entries, which are free and open to all artists living or working in New Jersey, are due today, Jan 8.

Our related story: New Jersey Arts Annual
On Tues, Jan 12 at 7:30 pm, NJPAC will present Regina Carter: A Salute to Ella in Stories and Song, for free via zoom as part of their Jazz Icons Series!

Our related story: Regina Carter
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.
In this 1987 feature, multi-talented comedian and film star Dudley Moore joined Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman for a performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Hugh Wolff conducted. Yo-Yo Ma, who just celebrated his 65th birthday, was 32 at the time.

Trash becomes treasure in A Midsummer Night’s Dream as costumes and sets are made of old keys, straws, plastic cards, wine corks, and CDs–all evoking a magical world. Photo credit: Jerry Dalia

Our story: Recycling Magic
In 2006, State of the Arts produced a profile of Nell Irvin Painter at a critical juncture: she was still teaching an occasional class at Princeton, was enrolled full-time at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, and was writing The History of White People, which went on to become a New York Times bestseller. Nell talks frankly about being the oldest student in art school, and what led her to take on a challenging new career.

Our storyNell Painter
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