Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:05:00 +0000Summary: Life-long Newark resident Richard Cammarieri was a teenager in the city's central ward in 1967. "There was a sense that things were quite inferment throughout the 60's if you were paying any attention at all," Cammarieri said. "My father worked in a town ..
Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:05:00 +0000Summary: Not every New York theatre is a grand palace. WBGO theater critic Michael Bourne is staying busy after the Tony Awards. You can hear his stories of watching productions in places like churches and warehouses by clicking the link above...
Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:05:00 +0000Summary: Summer movies are about heroes. And in this hyper-sharpened environment of the performance arts, apparently it takes one to know one. This is the season of Hollywood hero movies, which… I mostly skip. What’s Tom Cruise in the Mummy got to say to me? W..
Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:05:00 +0000Summary: Saxophone legend Sonny Rollins is attaching his legacy to Harlem in a big way. He’s donated a life’s worth of writings, recordings and other materials to The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library. Rollins recent..
Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:00:00 +0000Summary: Twenty-three-year-old insrumentalist composer Rachel Flowers has spent the entirety of her life developing an ear for music. Born 15 weeks premature, Flowers lost her eyesight at birth. Lorenzo Destefano’s new film ‘Hearing is Believing’ takes us in..
Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:19:52 +0000Summary: The Director of the U.S. Open Women's Championship next month at Trump National Bedminister has quite a story to tell. Shannon Rouillard didn't start playing golf until she was 15. She was a gymnast before that, but her father told her she needed to pursu..
Published: Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:40:51 +0000Summary: Summer means baseball, barbecues, heat -- and free Shakespeare in the Park. Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews the first of the plays this summer at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park...
Published: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:27:06 +0000Summary: The city of Newark recently celebrated it’s third class of Hire Newark graduates. The unique job readiness program, in partnership with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and RWJBarnabas Health, that is giving unemployed residents a fresh outlook on life..
Published: Sat, 10 Jun 2017 00:01:48 +0000Summary: The New Jersey Gubernatorial race is now set after Democrat and former Goldman Sachs Executive Phil Murphy and Republican Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno won their respective primaries earlier this week. Guadagno greeted her party faithful in West Orange on Pri..
Published: Fri, 09 Jun 2017 23:43:40 +0000Summary: The Tony Awards will be presented on Sunday. WBGO Theater Critic Michael Bourne gives us an idea of what we can expect. Click above to hear Michael's thoughts...
Published: Fri, 09 Jun 2017 16:05:00 +0000Summary: Thomas Chapin’s undeniable talent could have been enough inspiration for an Emmy-Award winning documentarian to make a movie. Stephanie Castillo who has just put the finishing touches on Night Bird Song: The Incandescent Life of Thomas Chapin has anothe..
Published: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 13:41:34 +0000Summary: Singer-Songwriter and legendary football star Mike Reid is always looking to what's next in his life. One of the musicals he's written is running at Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ from June 3rd through June 25th. Reid wrote the music for The Ballad of ..
Published: Fri, 02 Jun 2017 22:49:04 +0000Summary: Next weekend the Tony Awards will be celebrating Broadway, but according to theater critic Michael Bourne, not all of the best shows were nominated...
Published: Fri, 02 Jun 2017 22:43:33 +0000Summary: Whatever the jury, at the 70 th Cannes Film Festival, decided were the films worthy of its top prizes, the festival, which concluded this past week, seemed like a cinematic scrum between the past present and future tenses of storytelling our film critic H..
Published: Fri, 02 Jun 2017 19:45:17 +0000Summary: 'The Black Monk' is a fiction film inspired by the Anton Chekhov short story. A Newark documentary filmmaker, struggling with sanity, encounters a legendary monk and uncovers the meaning of life and a lost love. WBGO's Ang Santos sat down with Emmy-nomina..
Published: Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:35:17 +0000Summary: You may have already seen photographer Michael Weintrob’s work on album covers. His photos have graced the pages of dozens of publications. “A lot of times in music photography, stylists and make-up artists are hired and they’re creating an illusion..
Published: Fri, 26 May 2017 20:24:17 +0000Summary: On YouTube there's a thriving genre in which woodworkers, mechanics, chefs and other makers document the step-by-step process behind their creations. WBGO’s Jon Kalish went to Waterford, Maine where Gardner Waldeier has been entertaining viewers from th..
Published: Fri, 26 May 2017 20:03:36 +0000Summary: The 72nd U.S. Women's Open Championship is coming to New Jersey in mid July. The USGA held its media day at Trump National Bedminster Wednesday. The day included a clinic for young girls featuring three of the top players on the women's tour, reigning U.S..
Published: Tue, 23 May 2017 09:30:00 +0000Summary: Drug users desperate to kick the habit are now turning to some New Jersey police departments for help. Brick Township police chief James Riccio says about 150 drug users showed up at police stations in Brick and Manchester Township since the Heroin Addict..
Published: Fri, 19 May 2017 22:22:14 +0000Summary: It’s time for the theater awards. Theater critic Michael Bourne looks at the nominees for Best New Play on Broadway. Click above to hear his choices...
Published: Fri, 19 May 2017 22:11:01 +0000Summary: Times Square has been called the crossroads of the world. A new tourist attraction that opened there this month displays much of the world under one roof in miniature form. Models of Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas comprise the new exhibit, Gulliver..
Published: Fri, 19 May 2017 21:52:01 +0000Summary: The city of Newark recently celebrated the opening of the Shani Baraka Women’s resource center for women in crisis, to provide emergency services for women affected by domestic violence. The center has a personal connection to both the city itself and i..
Published: Fri, 19 May 2017 13:17:05 +0000Summary: Jean-Michel Basquiat’s powerful 1982 painting of a skull brought $110.5 million at Sotheby’s yesterday, to become the sixth most expensive work ever sold at auction. There were gasps in the crowd when the auction ended. According to various reports, o..
Published: Fri, 19 May 2017 10:05:00 +0000Summary: On the morning of April 19 th , 1995, Kathy Sanders dropped off her grandchildren at the daycare center located in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Hours later her life would change forever. “Twenty-two years ago, the morning of t..
Published: Fri, 12 May 2017 19:49:17 +0000Summary: Nancy Opel stars at the George Street Playhouse in Curvy Widow , a musical with a book (from a book) by Bobby Goldman. Opel returns to GSP after her hilarious, show-stealing performance as Ma/The Mayor in The Toxic Avenger to star in this sassy, frank and..
Published: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:30:00 ESTSummary: A New Leader in the Newark Archdiocese | Dr Cornel West on the Passing of Nat Hentoff | A Second Chance Edison Jaquez | Web Extra Hear the entire interview with Edison Jaquez | Harlan Jacobson Reviews Silence and Hidden Figures | Review The Babylon Li..
Published: Fri, 06 Jan 2017 19:30:00 ESTSummary: NYC Street Vendor Battle | New Jersey's Minimum Wage in 2017 | Puerto Rican History with Dr Harry Franqui Rivera | Tech Chatroom | NC350 Newark Stories Charles Tally..
Published: Fri, 30 Dec 2016 19:30:00 ESTSummary: NC350 Newark Stories Dwight Washington and Baxter Terrace | NHL Exec Steve Mayer and the Outdoor Classics | Best Movies of 2016 | Notable Deaths in 2016..
Published: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 19:30:00 ESTSummary: NC350 Newark Stories Bill Scully | The Digital Jesuit | ASICS America Corporation's Gene McCarthy | Reviews Dear Evan Hansen and In Transit | A Jazzy Night Before Christmas..
Published: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 19:30:00 ESTSummary: Trump NYC Immigrants React | NC350 Newark Stories Newark Nazis | Daddy Long Legs at GSP | Web Extra Hear the entire interview with Daddy Long Legs stars Ben Michael and Elise Vannerson | Review The Band's Visit..
Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:30:00 ESTSummary: Sinatra Birthday Bash | NC350 Update Synagogues of Newark | Web Extra Hear the full interview with Dr Max Herman | Tony Terry stars in Crossroad's Black Nativity | Web Extra Hear the entire interview about Black Nativity | Review Bourne's Off Broadw..
Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:30:00 ESTSummary: Former NFL star Warrick Dunn Shines in Newark | Interview Senate President Steve Sweeney on Bail Reform | Transgender Day Remembrance in New York | NC350 Update Cherry Blossoms in Winter | Web Extra Hear the full interview with Fran Bartkowski | Revie..
Published: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 19:30:00 ESTSummary: Changing the Face of the FDNY | NC350 Update Share the Harvest Thanksgiving | Collaboration Warhol amp Basquiat | Web Extra Hear a scene from Collaboration Warhol amp Basquiat | Web Extra Hear the entire interview with Calvin Levels and Ira De..
Published: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 19:30:00 ESTSummary: Dan Silna on Lessons From The Munich Olympics | Web Extra Hear the entire interview with Dan Silna | NC350 Update The Barat Foundation's Animodules | Web Extra Hear the entire interview with Chandri Barat | Holiday Film Reviews | Web Extra Review of..
Published: Fri, 04 Nov 2016 19:30:00 ESTSummary: Bridgegate Guilty Verdicts | Interview Sportscaster Bob Costas Moderates Lessons From Munich | Web Extra Full Interview with Bob Costas | Marathon Legend Meb Keflezighi and the NYC Marathon | NC350 Update Laid Out The Business of Funerals | Reviews ..
Published: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 19:30:00 ESTSummary: NC350 Newark Stories Louise Scott Rountree | NC350 Update Girl Scouts Take Newark | New Jersey Milken Family Foundation Winner | Jazz In The Key of Ellison | Review Oh Hello..
Published: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:30:00 ESTSummary: Presidential Camp Talk with Bob Hennelly | NC350 Newark Stories Tracey Norman | NC350 Update Dodge Poetry Festival | Mama's Boy at the George Street Playhouse | Web Extra Hear the entire interview with Betsy Aidem and Michael Goldsmith | Review Heise..
Published: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:30:00 ESTSummary: Gas Tax Hike Approved | NC350 Newark Stories Mae Smith | NC350 Update Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival | Web Extra Hear the entire interview about Open Doors Arts Festival | 54th New York Film Festival | Web Extra More from the New York Film Festival..
Published: Fri, 07 Oct 2016 19:30:00 ESTSummary: NC350 Newark Stories Hobby's Deli | NC350 Update Reflections on the Old Third Ward | The Jazz Loft According to W Eugene Smith | Christie's Auction Golden Age of Baseball | REVIEWS Off Broadway shows including What Did You Expect..
Published: Fri, 02 Sep 2016 19:30:00 ESTSummary: New Jersey's School Funding Debate | Newark International Film Festival | Web Extra Newark International Film Festival | NC350 Update With Committee Chair Junius Williams | Review Labor Day Weekend Movies..
Published: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:30:00 ESTSummary: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at Two River Theater | Web Extra Hear the entire interview at Two River Theater | NC350 Update with Committee Chair Junius Williams..