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NJ.com article on Music City Fest

We’re grateful to Tennyson Donyéa for a sensitive article published last week on our 5th annual Music City Festival. Featuring quotes from festival organizers Cesar Presa and Douglas Farrand, the article paints a picture of the festival and the ethos behind Music City’s organizing work. Stay tuned for media from the festival! You can read …

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Music City Festival 2021: “Dancing In The Streets”

A Covid-safe community event celebrating music, food, dancing, and public space in Orange NJ.  University of Orange’s 5th annual Music City Festival is happening from May 14-16th across three days and ten outdoor venues around the City of Orange. The festival offers an opportunity for celebration, connection, and recovery for the whole of the city …

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Remembering Rosa: Stories & Songs of People’s Power

University of Orange invites you to attend Remembering Rosa: Stories and Songs of People’s Power. Monday December 21st at 6pm.This hour long virtual event features four stories of solidarity and community organizing in Orange NJ alongside song and dance from Ebenezer Baptist Church, Orange Prep Academy, Concepts in Choreography, and local artists Ray Sykes and Joshua …

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Offerings & Reflections: César Presa

During the pandemic and this time of managed retreat, Music City is presenting a series of Offerings & Reflections from musicians, music teachers and students, music lovers and music enthusiasts. If you’re interested in contributing to the series, contact us at music.city.orange.nj@gmail.com. The latest in Music City’s Offerings & Reflections series is a new album …

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ENCIENDE EL AMOR Music Festival

Enciende El AmorMusic FestivalOctober 17th – 18thOrange, NJ A socially-distanced, mask-wearing celebration of food and music in Orange, NJ. All performances are happening in partnership with local restaurants outdoor dining.  TURN ON THE LOVE for Orange, NJ! A weekend celebration of food, music, and community.  ¡ENCIENDE EL AMOR para Orange, NJ! Una celebración de fin …

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Offerings & Reflections: Guitar Around the World

Guitar Around The World with Phil PassantinoThursday June 18th, 5:30PM, register at eventbrite.  UofO’s Music City program presents Offerings & Reflections from musicians, music educators, and music lovers in our community.  Join us on June 18th at 5:30pm for Phil Passantino’s ‘Guitar around the world’ workshop. A free guitar workshop. Everyone is welcome, guitarists and non-guitarists a …

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PlaceMaking12: Margaux Simmons

Dr. Margaux Simmons is a composer, flutist, improvisor, and music educator. She studied with Cecil Taylor at Antioch College and Pauline Oliveros and Will Ogden at UC San Diego. She is a founding member of The Pyramids and has traveled, composed, studied and performed music extensively in Tennessee, Ohio, New York, California, Ontario and British …

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Offerings & Reflections: Music for Healing

During the pandemic and this time of managed retreat, Music City is presenting a series of Offerings & Reflections from musicians, music teachers and students, music lovers and music enthusiasts. Here, Dr. Margaux Simmons offers three improvisations on her double-chambered flute for healing and for meditation. Music is a bridge between earth and heaven (The …

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Offerings & Reflections: Sykez

During the pandemic and this time of managed retreat, Music City is presenting a series of Offerings & Reflections from musicians, music teachers and students, music lovers and music enthusiasts. If you’re interested in contributing to the series, contact us at music.city.orange.nj@gmail.com. Our first Offerings & Reflections is a brief interview with Ray Sykes. Ray …

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