NJ rap vets Lords of the Underground celebrate 25th anniversary of debut album

Here Come The Lords was released in 1993.

Whitney! Exhibit Opens at GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center

The exhibit is a touching and beautifully designed tribute to Whitney Houston.

Wyclef Jean delights hometown crowd with intimate conversation and performance at NJPAC

A wide-ranging discussion about Wyclef’s upbringing, his musical inspirations and roots, production techniques, travels to distant lands, and collaborations with some of the world’s most acclaimed artists. Inside “An Evening With…” Wyclef Jean.

Monk Inyang unveils urban fantasy novel set in Newark for middle school-aged kids

Newark native Monk Inyang’s new book is available now. Inside the fictional world of Nightmare Detective.

Marc Anthony announces prudential center appearance

The singer is back for his annual Valentine’s Day performance at Prudential Center.

The largest poetry festival in North America comes to Newark on October 18th

150 poetry events in four days unfold October 18th through 21st in Newark.

Who shot ya? Legendary photographer looks back on a bygone club era in Newark

Inside the heyday of Newark’s notorious nightspot, Club Zanzibar, with house photographer Vincent Bryant. As told to Kenneth Miles.

Commodores, Eric Benét and Felix Hernandez will headline free outdoor concert in Newark in October

Headlines, DJs, food trucks and a beer garden round out the 20th anniversary celebration for Newark Downtown District.

Celebrating the Music of Lena, Billie and Sarah

A one-time-only performance by music greats Cyrille Aimée, Raul Midón, Valerie Simpson, Alice Smith, Bernie Williams and other artists, performing songs made famous by jazz divas Lena Horne, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. Hosted by six-time GRAMMY winner and bassist Christian McBride and his Big Band!

Celebrating the Music of Lena, Billie and Sarah is an all-star gathering of some of the country’s biggest names in jazz, appearing under the direction of the multi-GRAMMY winner Christian McBride, NJPAC’s Jazz Advisor. From “Stormy Weather” and “Strange Fruit” to “Summertime” and “Misty,” expect exciting and original renditions of numbers that will be forever associated with the voices of three legends known simply as Lena, Billie and Sarah.

A past winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competitionat NJPAC, Cyrille Aimée was a finalist in the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition. Her talents recently caught the attention of Stephen Sondheim, who cast her in a special Encores!presentation at City Center.

GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón “plays with such freedom and joy that his hands smile,” writes the Huffington Post. His 2016 rendering of John Coltrane’s classic “Giant Steps” – which sees him fly through all 12 keys – has earned more than 1.2 million views via Facebook.

Singer Valerie Simpson is half of the songwriting/performing/producing entity formerly known as Ashford and Simpson. Their award-winning collaborations began four decades ago and she, along with her late husband Nick Ashford, have penned classic hits such as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “You’re All I Need to Get By,” “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” and “Your Precious Love.” She fulfilled her dream of performing on Broadway recently by stepping into the role of Mama Morton in Chicago.

Alice Smith (“Fool for You,” “I Put a Spell on You”) is a passionate singer-songwriter who has an unshakable sense of self and the attitude to match. She was raised on a steady diet of gospel, pop, soul and go-go. Her sophomore album, She, is an intoxicating mixture of rock, pop and R&B.

Retired New York Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams, a four-time World Series Champion and five-time All Star, never gave up his passion for the guitar. His critically acclaimed debut album, 2003’s The Journey Within, featured fusions of jazz, rock and the tropical rhythms of his Puerto Rican heritage. He is a Latin GRAMMY nominee.