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Savion Glover, Listening to the Sound of His Own Searching

"What does the sound look like that you see when you are listening?"

This is how Savion Glover, the master tap dancer, talks about tap. Late last week, he was at Newark Symphony Hall here, in his hometown, preparing a new show - it runs July 2-7 at the Joyce Theater in Manhattan, his first appearance there since 2014 - and his post-rehearsal explanations kept coming out like Zen meditations: "Do you hear what you see? Or do you see what you hear?"

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How Taneshia Nash Laird Built A Legacy While Pivoting Through A Personal Tragedy

Taneshia Nash Laird, president and CEO of Newark Symphony Hall, is on a mission to revitalize the Symphony Hall brand for a new generation of artists and music connoisseurs. Throughout her vast career, which includes urban planning, the sports and entertainment industry and local politics, Laird has taken each pivot in stride and continues to build a legacy.

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Vice Ganda show on May 17 at historic Newark Symphony Hall

Historical splendor meets contemporary flavors on May 17 when Vice Ganda comes to the Newark Symphony Hall for the final leg of his 2019 tour in the United States - Vice Ganda: Ang Fantastic Concert ng Vaklang Twoooh!

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New director inspires new enthusiasm for Newark Symphony Hall's future

You could drive right past Newark Symphony Hall on the south end of Broad Street and be completely oblivious to what lies behind the facade of the old Mosque Theater as it was known when it opened in 1925. But, over the years, the theater has hosted performances from artists as diverse as the Rolling Stones, Jimmy Hendrix, Victor Borge, Count Basie, Art Blakey, Judy Garland, Lil Wayne and many, many more, including serving as a home for the New Jersey Symphony and Opera, long before NJPAC was a glimmer in the eyes of city leaders.

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Name that mitzvah: Students flock to Newark for cutthroat Jewish 'Jeopardy!'

Newark Symphony Hall (ironically enough first called "The Mosque" when the Shriners dedicated the building in 1922) is packed with busloads of brainy Jewish pre- and early-teen girls, some of whom have been studying for a year. A smattering of rabbi judges sit at the lip of the stage, as do a few key benefactors from the business community. The kids are tested on their ability to fire back answers to virtually any question about Maimonides's 613 mitzvot. The Chidon itself is gender separated, with well over 1,000 finalists.

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Newark Symphony Hall Welcomes New President and CEO

Newark Symphony Hall has a new CEO and president, Taneshia Nash Laird joined the organization in November after a national search, succeeding interim Executive Director Leon Denmark. Laird has a long and storied career in the arts, she was most recently the executive director of the Arts Council of Princeton - only the third executive director since 1967 and the first one of color.

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Jimi Hendrix and Aretha Franklin played here. Now it needs a $40M makeover.

Don't think that Newark's queen of performance art has lost her historical splendor. Taneshia Nash Laird is making sure of that with ambitious plans as the new president and chief executive officer of the Newark Performing Arts Corporation (NPAC), the organization that operates the iconic Newark Symphony Hall. "She is still on that pedestal," Laird said. "The queen just needs her crown polished."

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Newark Symphony Hall's new president and CEO, Taneshia Nash Laird, vows to build on legacy

After an exhaustive national search, Newark Performing Arts Corporation (NPAC), the operation that runs Newark Symphony Hall, has announced the appointment of Tanisha Nash Laird as the new President and CEO. Laird was most recently an Executive Director of Princeton Arts Council, where she was the first person of color to serve in that position. Laird is also a published author and the co-founder of the popular New York City entertainment center Mist Harlem. Recently Brick City Live contributor, Kenneth Miles, sat down with Laird for an exclusive interview to find out her future plans for the landmark theater that is on the list of one of the most endangered historic sites in New Jersey.

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New Leader Plans Newark Symphony Hall Restoration & Neighborhood Revitalization

Newark Symphony Hall opened in 1925 and is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Newark, New Jersey's Central Ward. The Hall enjoys a rich cultural history as New Jersey's oldest and largest showcase for the arts, education and entertainment programming. Legendary violist Isaac Stern asserted that it had the best acoustics in the United States. It was once the home of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey State Opera, and the New Jersey Ballet Company.

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Newark Symphony Hall Names Taneshia Nash Laird as President and CEO

Newark Symphony Hall, operated by Newark Performing Arts Corporation (NPAC), has selected Taneshia Nash Laird as President and CEO, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She began her tenure on November 1, 2018.

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Hitting a high note: New CEO aims to revitalize Newark Symphony Hall

Newark Symphony Hall has a new CEO and president, its parent, Newark Performing Arts Corp., announced this week. Taneshia Nash Laird joined the organization in November after a national search, succeeding interim Executive Director Leon Denmark, NPAC said in a news release. "Today, a new curtain rises at Newark Symphony Hall," Alfred Bundy, chairman of the NPAC board, said in a prepared statement. "Our board of directors is proud to announce that we have selected Taneshia Nash Laird as our new president and CEO of our historic arts organization. The members of our search committee recognize that we have chosen a bright and shining star for the Newark arts community."

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Another Royal Wedding. This One Newark Style.

Rebecca Pauline Jampol didn't plan her May 19 wedding to coincide with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's nuptials. But that didn't stop friends from speculating that she may have been secretly attempting to outdo the royal couple. "It all makes sense: If Rebecca's going to do anything, she's going to do it over the top and make it a spectacular spectacle," said Samer Fouad, who was part of Ms. Jampol's 10-person bridal party. Jasmine Wahi, another attendant, added, "The royal wedding had heavy competition."

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Newark Symphony Hall's Arts on Stage Series Presents A Reading of "Hawks Tavern"

Newark Symphony Hall's Arts on Stage series presents a reading of Hawks Tavern by Lori Roper and Rick Sordelet on Friday, April 13 at 6:00pm. The production is directed by Marshall Jones III. Admission is $10.

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Newark's "Silver Stars" Celebrate 40 Years of R&B and Soul

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Newark's longest-running vocal group known as the Silver Stars. The soul and R & B group's story is one of tribulation, redemption, perseverance, triumph and insatiable quest to make great music. The Silver Stars will be opening for the Hall of Fame group The Whispers on November 18th at Newark Symphony Hall on Broad Street in Newark at 8:45pm.

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The WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series Brings Music Education and Family Fun Together

What a treat for you this Saturday at the WBGO Kids Jazz Concert at Newark Symphony Hall. Not only will the one-hour event be hosted by WBGO's Gary Walker, but it will feature the work of jazz and blues pianist, composer, singer producer and educator Eli Yamin.

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Ma'oon Inc. and Newark Symphony Hall presents 2016 Qur'an Competition

Newark Symphony Hall and Ma'oon Inc. present "Path Towards Understanding Quran Through Recitation & Competition" on Sunday, June 12 from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Newark Symphony Hall located at 1030 Broad Street in Newark, NJ.

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Celebrate the life and legacy of Amiri Baraka at Newark Symphony Hall

October 7 would have been the 80th birthday of the late Amiri Baraka, and his beloved city of Newark will soon commemorate it. On October 10, Newark Symphony Hall will host an evening of poetry, music and dramatic performances to honor Baraka.

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A Certain Ring To It: Symphony Hall as a wedding venue? It's an idea 90 years in the making

They are practicing for Wedding Day in one of 10 backstage dressing rooms at Newark Symphony Hall. Where Jazz Royalty Sarah Vaughn may well have had her makeup applied before bringing down the house on the grand stage mere yards away. Where the faithful prayed after the building that towers over Broad Street opened as a mosque, back in 1925. Where couples can be married, it turns out, on stage, under the flattering lights of a hall indeed fit for royalty.

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Black Friday Comedy | Dick Gregory x Paul Mooney @ Newark Symphony Hall

Newark Symphony Hall proudly welcomes legendary comedian Dick Gregory and The Godfather of Comedy Paul Mooney to the Sarah Vaughan Concert hall in the The Great Legends of Comedy show for one night only! Both Dick Gregory and Paul Mooney are known for their alarming candor, especially when it comes to race relations in America - sometimes delivered in a joke, sometimes just delivered matter-of-factly.

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Newark Symphony Hall Special Ensemble Youth Choir Winner At McDonald's Gospelfest 2011!

Newark Symphony Hall (NSH) Special Ensemble youth performance group was named the Youth Choir Winner at McDonald's GospelFest 2011: The Mighty Men of Valor at the Prudential Center in Newark on Saturday, June 18, 2011. NSH Special Ensemble was selected as a finalist from over 40,000 participants, and competed against numerous youth choirs from the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area.

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Newark at night: It's not a surprise anymore that the city is alive after dark (NJ Voice Guest Blog)

Not too long ago, something you wouldn't necessarily have thought of happened in Newark. It was extraordinary. On a crisp November evening, a sold-out house of 2,800 people filled Prudential Hall at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center for a stunning concert by The 5 Browns, a family of Juilliard-trained, young virtuoso pianists, along with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

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