Patricia Rogers

Covering the Valley Arts District (Orange & West Orange)


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FAIR & WELCOMING CITY Community, Solidarity, Positive Change Orange, NJ Posted Friday, March 3, 2017

FAIR & WELCOMING CITY
Community, Solidarity, Positive Change
Orange, NJ
Posted Friday, March 3, 2017

"INDIAN HEAD" at LUNA STAGE (Review) Performances: March 2 - 5 West Orange, NJ Posted Thursday, March 2, 2017

"INDIAN HEAD" at LUNA STAGE (Review)
Performances: March 2 - 5
West Orange, NJ
Posted Thursday, March 2, 2017

ANOTHER ONE IN THE BOOKS (VALLEY GALA 2017 RECAP) MasConsumption Media, Music, Food, Photos Orange, NJ Posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017

ANOTHER ONE IN THE BOOKS (VALLEY GALA 2017 RECAP)
MasConsumption Media, Music, Food, Photos
Orange, NJ
Posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017

INTERVIEW WITH SAKARRA FITE OF KREYE CULTURE Community, Creativity, Culture Essex County, NJ Posted Friday, January 20, 2017

INTERVIEW WITH SAKARRA FITE OF KREYE CULTURE
Community, Creativity, Culture
Essex County, NJ
Posted Friday, January 20, 2017

INTERVIEW WITH MARCO DORCE Videography, Photography Essex County, NJ Posted Thursday, January 19, 2017

INTERVIEW WITH MARCO DORCE
Videography, Photography
Essex County, NJ
Posted Thursday, January 19, 2017

INTERVIEW WITH AL GOLD Blues Essex County, NJ Posted Thursday, January 19, 2017

INTERVIEW WITH AL GOLD
Blues
Essex County, NJ
Posted Thursday, January 19, 2017

INTERVIEW WITH VIN MOTT Blues, R&B Morris County / Essex County, NJ Posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017

INTERVIEW WITH VIN MOTT
Blues, R&B
Morris County / Essex County, NJ
Posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017

TOP 2016 MOMENTS Community, Culture, Music, Artists Orange / West Orange, NJ Posted Tuesday, December 27, 2016

TOP 2016 MOMENTS
Community, Culture, Music, Artists
Orange / West Orange, NJ
Posted Tuesday, December 27, 2016

INTERVIEW WITH PHOTOGRAPHER KRISTEN TURICK Photography West Orange, NJ Posted Monday, December 19, 2016

INTERVIEW WITH PHOTOGRAPHER KRISTEN TURICK
Photography
West Orange, NJ
Posted Monday, December 19, 2016

REMEMBERING ROSA: A CONCERT FOR PEACE (RECAP) Music, Chorus, Community Orange, NJ  Posted December 2016

REMEMBERING ROSA: A CONCERT FOR PEACE (RECAP)
Music, Chorus, Community
Orange, NJ 
Posted December 2016

Working in and with the Community: An Interview with Ashley Cartwright Community Engagement, Curbing Violence, Rally Orange, NJ Posted August 30, 2016

Working in and with the Community: An Interview with Ashley Cartwright

Community Engagement, Curbing Violence, Rally
Orange, NJ
Posted August 30, 2016


Interview with Artist Jamie Chiang


By Patricia Rogers

Keywords:  Orange NJ, artist, illustrator, Jamie Chiang, Taiwan 

Posted August 18, 2016


Don't Drop the Mic III (Recap)

Hip-Hop, Violence and the HUUB
Orange, NJ

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: Orange NJ, hip hop, live show, community, ERA Artist Collective, Ironworks, the HUUB, Ywn, Capital Ode, Sykes

Posted August 10, 2016


Profile: Dawan Alford, Founder of The Citrus City (Orange, NJ)  Nonprofit, Civic Engagement, Community Activism Orange, NJ Posted June 3, 2016

Profile: Dawan Alford, Founder of The Citrus City (Orange, NJ) 
Nonprofit, Civic Engagement, Community Activism
Orange, NJ
Posted June 3, 2016

Coming Full Circle - Happy 30th Anniversary HANDS!

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: nonprofit, revitalization, HANDS Inc., Orange NJ, Valley Arts District

Posted May 30, 2016


The Time is Now - The Takeover Networking Event (Recap) 

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords:  Orange NJ, millennials, community activism, Valley Arts District

Posted May 23, 2016


Open Orange & Arts Unbound Storytelling Exhibit (Recap)

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: visual arts, Orange NJ, Open Orange exhibit, Valley Arts District, Valley Arts, Firehouse Gallery, Arts Unbound, StoryCorps

Posted May 23, 2016


Hat City Kitchen Designer Inspired by Folk Art :: An Interview with Kimberly Maier

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords:  visual artist Kimberley Maier, South Orange NJ, folk art, Valley Arts District, Hat City Kitchen

Posted May 7, 2016


An Interview with Irene Pomianowski

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: photographer/painter Irene Pomianowski, East Orange NJ

Posted May 7, 2016


An Interview with Big Beat Jazz! Jazz Orange, NJ Posted May 5, 2016

An Interview with Big Beat Jazz!

Jazz
Orange, NJ
Posted May 5, 2016

Cinco De Mayo, Mother's Day, Prince Event and more! Find out what is coming to Hat City Kitchen!

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords:  Hat City Kitchen, Orange NJ,  live music, jazz, food, drinks, Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, Prince dance party

Posted May 4, 2016


Love Can Never Be Depressing - Old Love New Love Ends Luna Stage's 2015-2016 Season

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: Luna Stage theatre, Orange NJ, Valley Arts District, theatre, Old Love New Love

Posted May 4, 2016


RPM Development’s Linc Properties are Now Officially Live at Orange Station!

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords:  Linc32, Linc52, rental properties, Orange NJ, Valley Arts District

Posted May 4, 2016


Forest Street School in Orange Hosts Used Clothing Drive

Last chance to donate: Friday, April 29th, by 4PM

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords:  clothing drive, donate, Forest Street School, Orange NJ

Posted April 28, 2016


The Sonic Explorations program at Oakwood Avenue Community School needs your help!

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: fundraiser, violins for kids, Sonic Explorations, Oakwood Avenue School, Orange NJ, University of Orange, Valley Arts

Posted April 23, 2016


Updated Happy Hour Menu, Beer Tasting and more of What's New at Hat City Kitchen!

459 Valley St, Orange, NJ 07050

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: Hat City Kitchen, Happy Hour specials, Hat City Kitchen Moonshine, live music events, Jess Fleming, Ted Chubb

Posted April 22, 2016


Photo - Relating to Light
is Close to the Heart

Visual Artist April Tracey & Son Collaborate on Exhibit, Orange NJ
Opening Reception: Friday, April 22, 7-9PM, Firehouse Gallery

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: April Tracey, visual artist, Evan Ginsberg, Firehouse Gallery, Orange NJ

Posted April 22, 2016


Eye Love Eyewear: A Determined Journey in the Eyewear Business

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: Nishaya McNair, female entrepreneur, Eye Love Eyewear LLC, East Orange NJ, Orange NJ, Montclair NJ, fashion + eyewear, Rising Tide Capital’s Community Business Academy

Posted April 19, 2016


Hat City Kitchen: The Official Afterparty for New York Rumble Home Games!

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: Orange NJ, Hat City Kitchen, ultimate frisbee after party, NY Rumble

Posted April 18, 2016


Review of Sara Saltwick's The Pleasure Trials at Luna Stage, New Moon Reading Series

The Pleasure Trials - Examining the Complexities of Female Sexuality

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords:  Luna Stage, Orange NJ, The New Moon Reading series, playwright Sarah Saltwick, The Pleasure Trials, Sydney Blaxil, Teresa Kelsey, Amy Hutchins, Michelle Tattenbaum

Posted April 18, 2016


Brews & Brushes 7

April 30, Orange, NJ

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: Brews & Brushes 7, ValleyArts Firehouse Gallery, Brew Council, local visual artsits Krystal Lemonias and Naeema Campbell

Posted April 17, 2016


Upcoming Events in New Jersey’s Valley Arts District (April & May)

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords:  Marafanyi West African Dance and Drum, ValleyArts Firehouse Gallery, Brews and Brushes, Arts Unbound, ArtBender, The Takeover Networking Event

Posted April 13, 2016


Press Release - The Takeover Networking Event

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: The Takeover networking event, ValleyArts Firehouse Gallery, millennials, young professionals, Masconsumption Media, Britt Bites, Millennial Mondays, Essex County, artists, changemakers

Posted April 13, 2016


Stuart Tyson - Points of View

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords:  photographer Stuart Tyson, art exhibit, Firehouse Gallery, ValleyArts, Orange NJ, Valley Arts District

Posted April 11, 2016


RADICAL: Orange presents Youth-Led Mayoral Debate

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: millennials, youth engagement, community involvement, future of Orange NJ, RADICAL: Orange organization

Posted April 11, 2016


Ultimate Frisbee Comes to Orange! 

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: ultimate frisbee, Orange NJ, Bell Stadium, Columbia High School

Posted April 11, 2016


Live Music Reviews @ Hat City Kitchen 03/25-04/08/16

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords:  blues, jazz, Hat City Kitchen, Orange NJ, Matt Kane Quintet, Mike Lee, Al Gold

Posted April 11, 2016


An Afternoon of Jazz - Recap

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: Orange NJ, West Orange African Heritage Organization (WOAHO), Hat City Kitchen, jazz, Vincent Ector, Abelita Mateus Trio, Isaiah Thompson 

Posted April 9, 2016


A Community Affair - Recap

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: Orange NJ, West Orange NJ, Valley Arts District, building community, attracting millennials, ValleyArts, Firehouse Gallery, Rising Tide Capital, Mayor Dwayne Warren, Hat City Kitchen, masConsumption

Posted April 8, 2016


Mike Griot named Executive Director of the new ValleyArts program, PACarts!

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords:  Mike Griot, PACarts, Valley Arts District, Firehouse Gallery, Kelli Copeland Co-op, Hat City Kitchen, Essex County South Mountain International Blues Festival, South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), HANDS Inc., Candace Goldstein-Gabbard

Posted April 4, 2016


Upcoming Event: Fun Night Fundraiser, 4/16, Orange, nj

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: Fun Night Fundraiser, talent show, Orange NJ

Posted April 4, 2016


Colorful :: An Interview with Tyler

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: Amonnie Nicolas, Tyler, artist, West Orange NJ, ERA Artist Collective, Valley Arts District

Posted April 4, 2016


Artist Profile :: Ray Sykes a.k.a. Sykez

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: Ray Sykes, Sykez, hip hop, Soundbox Banditz, Orange NJ, Valley Arts Districts, ERA Artist Collective

Posted April 4, 2016


Britt Bites

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: Britt Bites, food blog, cocktails, Hat City Kitchen, Valley Arts District

Posted April 1, 2016


The Next Chapter of Hat City Kitchen

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: Hat City Kitchen, food, drinks, music, art

Posted March 31, 2016


Arts Unbound Group Art Exhibit at Hat City Kitchen!

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords:  art exhibit, Arts Unbound, Hat City Kitchen

Posted March 30, 2016


Unearthing the Future: the Art of Reverse Archaeology – Interstate 280 in Orange, NJ. Interviews with Christopher King & Mindy Fullilove, MD

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: Orange NJ, community history, Reverse Archaeology, Christopher King, Mindy Fullilove, University of Orange

Posted March 29, 2016


Upcoming Events In the Valley Arts District (March & April 2016)

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords:  Valley Arts, Firehouse Gallery, Hat City Kitchen, WOAHO, Arts Unbound, Luna Stage, ORNG Ink, Era Artist Collective, University of Orange, French Institute Alliance Francais - Montclair

Posted March 28, 2016


Weekend Roundup: A Recap of Events in the Valley Arts District (3/18 - 3/20)

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords:  Orange NJ, Valley Arts District, music, culture, community, blues jam, reggae night, Hat City Kitchen, Firehouse Gallery, Al Gold, Marafanyi, Kiwi band

Posted March 28, 2016


Think Linc: New Linc52 Condos & Licnc32 Rentals Live at Orange Station!

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords:  Valley Arts District, Orange NJ, Linc32, Linc52, condos, rentals, luxury apartments, RPM Development

Posted March 28, 2016


University of Orange presents Michael Lally’sSwing Theory poetry reading at Luna Stage Theatre

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords:  poetry, Michael Lally, Swing Theory, University of Orange, Valley Arts District

Posted: March 8, 2016


Craftwerk Orange :: An Interview with Anthony Minervino & Roger Apollon Jr.

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords:  Craftwerk Orange Brewing Company, Anthony Minervino, Roger Apollon Jr., craft beer, Valley Arts District, Orange, West Orange

Posted: March 8, 2016


Humanizing the Period! :: An Interview with Eva Woolridge & Jewel Addy

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords:  South Orange, Eva Woolridge, Jewel Addy,  Red Dot Campaign, #RedDotCampaign, women empowerment, awareness, community

Posted: March 2, 2016


Unearthing the Future: The Art of Reverse Archaeology, I-280 in Orange, New Jersey

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords:  Interview with Christopher Matthews, reverse archaeology, Orange, NJ, history, art, community, public exhibit

Posted: February 29, 2016


5th Annual "An Afternoon of Jazz" at Hat City Kitchen, Sunday, April 3rd, 3-7 pm

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: West Orange African Heritage Organization (WOAHO), "An Afternoon of Jazz,"  Hat City Kitchen, Masconsumption Media, Valley Arts District, Orange, NJ

Posted: February 18, 2016


The Send Off :: An Interview with Garden State Line's Tam Garcia

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: Garden State Line, Tam Garcia, The Send Off EP, alternative, Blue Cyclone Studios, JackedCat Productions, Hat City Kitchen

Posted: February 18, 2016


The Brothers Size: Whose Bond is Stronger?

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: The Brothers Size, theatre, play, review, West Orange, Luna Stage, Artist Director Cheryl Katz, playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, actor Shamsuddin Abdul-Hamid, actor Brandon Carter, actor Clinton Lowe

Posted: February 13, 2016


Artist Profile :: Airacuda

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: Airacuda, Daydreaming EP, Holmdel NJ, Telegraph Hill Records, alternative/indie rock

Posted: February 12, 2016


The Broken Road :: An Interview with Chelsea Carlson

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: Chelsea Carlson, NJ, singer-songwriter, music, rock, The Broken Road album, JackedCatProductions, Hat City Kitchen, Jersey Acoustic Music Awards, Valley Arts District

Posted: February 9, 2016


Outhere :: An Interview with Ywn

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: Ywn, Cesar Presa, Orange NJ, music, experimental, instrumental, chill, Outthere album, ORNG Ink, Era Artist Collective, Briana Heart, Vlad Jean, Emcee Sykez, Valley Arts District

Posted: February 9, 2016


Masconsumption Media presents the 2nd Annual Valley Gala and it was a HUGE Success!

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: 2nd Annual Valley Gala, Orange NJ, Valley Arts District, Masconsumption Media, Hat City Kitchen, Patrick Hilaire Photography, Gregory Burrus, Josh Hewitt, Quiet Fire Catering, Jeff Dorch, Dragon of the West 89, Sugar Coated Affairs, DJ Anton3z, Le'Trice DeShon

Posted: February 4, 2016


Brews & Brushes #4 - A Lesson in Abstract

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: Valley Arts District, Orange NJ, Brews & Brushes, ValleyArts Firehouse Gallery, Brew Council, Vlad Jean, Masconsumption Media

Posted: January 25, 2016


Weekend Roundup - Valley Arts District

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: Valley Arts District, Orange NJ, Hat City Kitchen, Chelsea Carlson, Airacuda, Garden State Line, JackedCat Productions, Firehouse Gallery, Marafanyi, Mike Lee's Jazz Quartet, Al Gold's Blues Sundays, Masconsumption Media

Posted: January 21, 2016


The Valley Gala 2016 presented by Masconsumption Media

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: Valley Gala, Valley Arts District, Orange, West Orange, Masconsumption Media, Hat City Kitchen

Posted: January 20, 2016


Review of Luna Stage's 2015-16 season

By Patricia Rogers

Keywords: Luna Stage, West Orange, Valley Arts District, theatre

Posted: January 20, 2016

 
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