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Montclair Film Festival announces key films
Montclair Film Festival announces key films
Montclair Film has announced the opening, centerpiece and final films of this year’s Montclair Film Festival. Amanda Lipitz’s “Step” will open MFF on Friday, April 28. Stanley Nelson’s “Tell Them We Are Rising: America’s Black Colleges and Universities” will be MFF’s documentary centerpiece, screening on Friday, May 5. Geremy Jasper’s “Patti Cake$” will be the festival’s...
Montclair: Oratorio Society of New Jersey performers keep singing
Montclair: Oratorio Society of New Jersey performers keep singing
By Gwen Orel orel@montclairlocal.news When they sing, they feel free. Uplifted. Inspired. And challenged. Definitely challenged. Laughter came from three long-time members of Oratorio Society of New Jersey as they talked about the challenge of learning Francis Poulenc’s “Stabat Mater” for OSNJ’s concert at the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Friday, April 1. Poulenc’s piece was...
Montclair’s Christina Baker Kline talks Christina
Montclair’s Christina Baker Kline talks Christina
By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news Some portraits ask questions: What is behind Mona Lisa’s smile? Another: What is Christina thinking as she looks up at the house and barn? “Christina,” Anna Christina Olson, is the woman in Andrew Wyeth’s painting “Christina’s World”: she lies in a field, looking up at two weathered buildings, her back to the viewer. The 1948 painting is one of the most ... Re
Montclair teens went for gold
Montclair teens went for gold
Two Montclair teens, Garrett Chow, a 10th-grader at Montclair High School, and MHS senior Jacqueline Qiu, won Gold Key awards in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 2017, the country’s longest-running scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades seven through 12. Chow’s G...

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