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Restaurants Build Community in Newark's Halsey District: Downtown Newark's Halsey St. district boasts over a dozen restaurants and cafes clustered between Military Park and 3 universities.   “I’ve never seen development happen as quickly as it’s happening now,” says Newark native Felicia Walker Benson.

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.

10,000 Water Bottles Transforms NJ Village Green: Internationally renowned NJ-based artist Willie Cole designs a 14-foot-high sculpture made of 10,000 plastic water bottles strung on wire and wrapped around a steel armature.  The sculpture took two days to install, and will be on Summit's Village Green through May 2015.

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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 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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11/20/14The public is invited to the Annual General Meeting of NJ Arts News Thursday, Nov 20, 6:00-7:15p.

The meeting will take place at the Central Presbyterian Church Auditorium. 

70 Maple St., Summit, NJ  07901

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