You could drive right past Newark Symphony Hall on the south end of Broad Street and be completely oblivious to what lies behind the facade of the old Mosque Theater as it was known when it opened in 1925. But, over the years, the theater has hosted performances from artists as diverse as the Rolling Stones, Jimmy Hendrix, Victor Borge, Count Basie, Art Blakey, Judy garland, Lil Wayne and many, many more, including serving as a home for the New Jersey Symphony and Opera, long before NJ PAC was a glimmer in the eyes of city leaders.
Today, the theater’s main hall, named after Newarker Sarah Vaughn, lies mostly silent, save for the occasional private promoter or community event. But the neighborhood around the theater is on the rise, bringing commerce, sure, but, more critically, people, creating a neighborhood.
Taneshia Nash Laird has been brought on to lead the revitalization of Newark’s grand dame. Nash Laird met with NJTV Senior Correspondent David Cruz in the theater’s main hall, where, full disclosure, he once worked a couple of decades ago.
Check out the full article and transcript here - https://www.njtvonline.org/...
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1020 Broad Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
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Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday Noon-5pm • Saturday 11am-3pm • Sunday Closed