This Week's Broadcasts

This week on #StateoftheArtsNJ, three photographers and their compelling depictions of places with deep meanings for them: Todd R. Darling on the past and present of Paterson, New Jersey; LaToya Ruby Frazier on her family and hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania; and Helen M. Stummer’s deep portrait of a neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey in the 1980s.


Thurs, 7/4 @ 11:30 pm

Sat, 7/6 @ 7:30 pm

WNET Thirteen

Sun, 7/7 @ 11:30 am


Mon, 7/8 @ 10:30 am & 3:30 pm

Wed, 7/10 @ 10 am & 3 pm

Celebrating Musical Theater

This month, a special musical theater review from our archives.

In 2015, the Paper Mill Playhouse presented The Hunchback of Notre Dame. It’s a story that’s been told many times, in many different ways—from the 1923 silent film starring Lon Chaney, to the classic Disney animated musical. After years of evolution, Disney Theatrical Group crafted a show that is closer to the source material: the 1831 masterpiece written by French poet, playwright, and novelist Victor Hugo.


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Happening Now

The Trenton Circus Squad is hosting a Summer Circus Camp for teens at ArtYard in Frenchtown July 8 to 12!

Our related story: Trenton Circus Squad

Jack Larimore's solo exhibition BONDING has been extended, don't miss your chance to see his work at the Rowan University Art Gallery through July 13th! Photo credit: Myles Pettengill

Our related story: Jack Larimore

Check out a retrospective of Joyce J. Scott's career in Walk a Mile in My Dreams at the Baltimore Museum of Art through July 14! Image: Detail of work by Joyce J. Scott

Our related story: Joyce J. Scott

LaToya Ruby Frazier, featured on this week's episode, currently has an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. See Monuments of Solidarity through Sept 7.

Our related story: LaToya Ruby Frazier

Catch up on some of the best of State of the Arts

Broadway veteran Laiona Michelle wrote and starred in Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical, which had its world premiere at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ.

Our 2019 story: The Nina Simone Musical

Howard Finster (1916-2001) was a prolific artist with a mission to communicate his visions to the world. This story from our archive visits Finster’s “Paradise Garden” in Georgia, where he was busy making art.

Our 1992 story: Howard Finster, Man of Visions

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Philip E. Lian & Joan L. Mueller

in memory of

Judith McCartin Scheide

Peter A. Benoliel & Willo Carey

Monica & Carlos Camin

Melanie & John Clarke

Elizabeth G. Christopherson

Hella & Scott McVay

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