Premiere episode: November 26, 27, & 30, 2017

Pink Martini, Poet Emari DiGiorgio, Comic Book Author Sheena Howard, and Valley Arts

On location at the Bergen PAC with Pink Martini. Popular with the “NPR" crowd, the band draws on classical, jazz, and old-fashioned pop, and performs in multiple languages. Comic book author and Rider University Professor Sheena Howard is the first black woman to win an Eisner award from Comic Con. Emari DiGiorgio applied to be in a creative writing class with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn by submitting her high school journal. Fast forward, and she’s now a prize-winning poet herself teaching in the same university, an author, and the host of an open reading series in Atlantic City. Plus, meet the creative entrepreneurs of the Valley Arts District – a 15 block area on the border of Orange and West Orange, NJ – home to Luna Stage, the Artfullbean Café, Hat City Kitchen, Arts Unbound, The Presence Atelier, and many other studios and galleries.
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