This Week's Broadcasts
Tonight (and for the coming week) on an all-new State of the Arts... In his 80s, jazz drummer Billy Hart was named a 2022 NEA Jazz Master. At Passage Theatre, The OK Trenton Project, based on a true story of kids, art, and gangs. Frederick Law Olmstead’s parks transformed cities across America, including his last major design: Cadwalader Park in Trenton, NJ. And Ride the Cyclone, directed by McCarter Theatre’s new artistic director Sarah Rasmussen.

Wed, 5/11 @ 8:30 pm
Sat, 5/14 @ 7:30 pm
Thurs, 5/19 @ 11:30 pm

Sun, 5/15 @ 11:30 am

Mon, 5/16 @ 10:30 am & 3:30 pm
Wed, 5/18 @ 10 am & 3 pm
National Photography Month
This month, we're sharing work by New Jersey's photographers.

Take a trip to Salem, New Jersey, where generations of Quakers have lived and worked. Artists Deborah and Mary Waddington reflect on how their Quaker traditions and the bucolic atmosphere along the waterfront influence their work. Deborah is an award-winning sculptor and her mother, Mary, is a documentary photographer.
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Happening Now
The Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market returns with a new indoors/outdoors format this year on May 21-22, 2022 at the Cure Insurance Arena on South Broad Street in Trenton. The market will feature more than 300 small businesses, artists & makers.

Our related story: Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market
In association with Dance New Jersey, NJPAC presents the winners of the Jersey (New) Moves Fellowship Program in a performance on June 10 at 7 pm!

Our related story: 2017's Jersey (New) Moves!
The 2022 Stages Festival continues at theaters throughout New Jersey until the end of May! This year's festival features over 80 free and low-cost theater events, with both virtual and in-person options.
Catch up on some of the best of State of the Arts
Meet the music director of New Jersey’s premier orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Xian Zhang.

Our 2016 storyXian Zhang
Jersey City artist Tyler Ballon creates large realistic paintings focused on interpreting Biblical themes with images grounded in African American life today.

Our 2018 story: Tyler Ballon
The American Repertory Ballet stages the romantic masterwork Giselle, a ballet beloved by dancers for its emphasis on both technique and story. Photo: NBee Photography

Our 2020 story: Giselle
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Pictured: Julie Heffernan's Self Portrait with Shelter, featured on our special episode Women and the Art World
....going on location with New Jersey's most creative people!
Producers Circle:
Peter A. Benoliel & Willo Carey
W. Carl Burger
Elizabeth Good Christopherson
Melanie & John Clarke
Hella & Scott McVay
Philip E. Lian & Joan L. Mueller
Pheasant Hill Foundation
Germaine B. & Richard F. Trabert
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