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Industrial-Sized Art Factory Signals Creative Renewal in Paterson: Paterson's largest factory complex is being transformed into a creative space for artists and events. "Anything you want to build, you can do it here," says carpenter Bill Kaetz.

Girls choirs in Princeton and Philadelphia are teaching more than music: “Learning perseverance, learning discipline, all these things are above and beyond just singing," says Melissa Malvar-Keylock, Associate Director for the Princeton Girlchoir. “I love meeting new people and learning new languages," says 11-year-old Maeve.

Restaurants Build Community in Newark's Halsey District: Restaurant owners on Halsey Street in Newark are witnessing change. Surrounded by three colleges and universities and within walking distance of the Newark Museum, NJPAC, and the newly-restored 6-acre Military Park, the Halsey Street district is attracting students and business professionals.

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On April 16, Montclair State University hosted Not Just For Techies: A Panel on Humanities-Focused Startups between NJ/NY and Italy. This event, organized by Professor Teresa Fiore, Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, and Dennis Bone, Director of the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship, demonstrated how the humanities and entrepreneurship are mutually beneficial. Chief Technology Officer of Audible.com Guy Story, one of the conference speakers, surprised the audience by performing a song he had composed for the occasion. Other speakers included co-authors of Tech in the City Maria Teresa Cornetto and Alessandro Piol, and CEO of HyperTV Claudio Vaccarella. ArtMotion Picture produced a short video covering the "Not Just For Techies" forum. Read More . . .


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3/2/15 - Save the Date: News Forum in Summit, NJ - What Should News Be?

11/20/14 - The Annual General Meeting of NJ Arts News, Inc. took place on Thursday, November 20, 6:00 to 7:15 pm, in Summit, NJ.