Joel Dias-Porter Is an award-winning poet, and formerly a member of the US Air Force, a DJ, and teacher. Joel now lives and writes poetry in Atlantic City where he supports himself, in part, with casino winnings. “Quixote,” by composer Amy Beth Kirsten and director Mark DeChiazza, reimagines the classic with the help of four singing percussionists and video projections. We’re there for the world premiere at Montclair State University’s Peak Performances. State of the Arts takes a trip out to Three Cedars Forge in Bridgeton, New Jersey to get a lesson from a third generation blacksmith, Toby Kroll. Toby mentors Stephen Nuttall, who’s setting up his own blacksmith shop at Tuckerton Seaport, an historic maritime village featuring traditional artisans. Plus, a visit to the NJ Arts Annual’s special 50th anniversary exhibition.