ROI-NJ, “Newark Symphony Hall reveals design for exterior renovation — harking back to past marquee design,” appeared May 5, 2021.

NJBIZ, “Newark Symphony Hall unveils exterior renovation designs,” appeared May 5, 2021.


New Jersey Stage, “Newark Symphony Hall, WACO Theater Announce Bi-Coastal Presentation of ‘Black Terror’ by Playwright Richard Wesley,” appeared March 30, 2021.


New Jersey Monthly, “Change Agent: For Taneshia Nash Laird, the arts are an opportunity to uplift a community,” running February 23, 2021.

Develop This! Podcast, “DT #335: The Arts as an Economic Development Strategy with Taneshia Nash Laird,” appeared February 11, 2021.

National Black Guide, “Newark Symphony Hall’s Taneshia Nash Laird Breaking Barriers in N.J.’s Largest City, Looks to 2021,” appeared February 3, 2021.

InFocus Visions Music Magazine, “Grammy Winning Producer – Jerry Wonda – Interview,” appeared February 3, 2021.


Under the Current with Howard Gray, “Taneshia Nash Laird,” appeared January 4, 2021.



New Music Weekly, “Grammy-Winning Record Producer, Jerry ‘Wonda’ Duplessis, Joins Newark Symphony Hall’s Board of Directors,” appeared December 14, 2020.


The Hype Magazine, “Newark Symphony Hall CEO Taneshia Nash Laird Named to National Independent Venue Foundation’s Inaugural Board,” appeared November 21, 2020.

NJTV News / NJ Spotlight, “Business Report: Borrowing costs, job creation, Newark Symphony Hall renovation,” appeared November 6, 2020. [0:50 – 1:35]

November 6, 2020
NJ Symphony Hall Receives Largest Possible Grant from Historic Preservation Fund
MARCH Rutgers
November 6, 2020
Business Report: Borrowing costs, job creation, Newark Symphony Hall renovation
NJ Spotlight News
November 5, 2020
Historic Newark Symphony Hall Gets $750K Grant for Renovations
NJ 101.5
November 4, 2020
Newark Symphony Hall Looks Toward $40M Planned Renovation for 100th Anniversary
Tap Into Newark
October 21, 2020
Newark Symphony Hall creates investment committee of Black-led, millennial-age professionals

August 19, 2020

WNET ALL ARTS Talks: A Symphony of Survival Live Stream On August 20

New Jersey Stage

July 10, 2020

Newark Artists, Thriving Amid Crisis and Catharsis

New York Times

July 8, 2020

Newark Symphony Hall Announces #EmbraceNewark Creative Team

New Jersey Stage

June 22, 2020

Newark Mayor Baraka Announces Recipients of Creative Catalyst Fund Grants

New Jersey Stage

June 4, 2020

Mayor Ras Baraka Drops Timely Spoken Word Video, ‘What We Want’

Rolling Stone

May 23, 2020

‘Def Poetry Jam’ Returns Online To Benefit COVID-19 Relief Efforts In Newark, NJ

CBS New York

May 22, 2020

Jill Scott Joins ‘Def Poetry Jam’ Show Supporting COVID-19 Relief


March 4, 2020

Newark’s Glover, Laird make TNJ’s Influential Black Women in Business list


March 3, 2020

2 Newark-based execs named to ‘Influential Black Women in Business’ list by TNJ


February 18, 2020

Black History Month: The Rise, Decline And Rise Again Of Newark Symphony Hall

CBS New York


December 25, 2019

How 500 black girls in N.J. found the dolls of their dreams


December 11, 2019

Can you sing like Mary J. Blige? Rap like LL Cool J? N.J. miniseries casting call wants you.


October 13, 2019

Newark Arts Festival Shines Colorful Spotlight on City’s Culture and Future

Tap Into Newark

August 08, 2019

We’ve got your MTV right here. Video Music Awards concert filming at Newark Symphony Hall


July 2, 2019

Savion Glover, Listening to the Sound of His Own Searching

New York Times

June 13, 2019

Out-of-control car crashes through Newark Symphony Hall marquee


June 13, 2019

Car jumps curb, crashes through iconic Newark Symphony Hall marquee


April 29, 2019

Vice Ganda show on May 17 at historic Newark Symphony Hall


April 12, 2019

New director inspires new enthusiasm for Newark Symphony Hall’s future

NJ Spotlight News

April 4, 2019

Newark Holds State Funeral For Ken Gibson, City’s First African-American Mayor

CBS New York

March 29, 2019

Newark Symphony Hall Welcomes New President and CEO


March 28, 2019

Jimi Hendrix and Aretha Franklin played here. Now it needs a $40M makeover.


February 27, 2019

Hitting a high note: New CEO aims to revitalize Newark Symphony Hall


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