Art & Prozac

Painting  by Steve Kelly. ‘Self-Portrait’ (2013) uses Steve Kelly’s characteristic big brush strokes. Steve Kelly & Joseph Palestina bring a forum for younger artists to Basemeant Wrx today. Owner Aimee Danchise said,”Montclair is just bleeding artists that have nowhere to go.” Today, they do.  For more information, view the article here.

A Hungry Caterpillar & a Blue Horse

Eric Carle’s illustrations are easy to identify. My husband did not recognize his name, but recognized his artwork as soon as he saw it at the Montclair Art Museum (MAM). Carle’s books are well-known staples in the world of children’s books. His writing is simple and he created his colorful illustrations by hand-painting tissue paperContinue reading “A Hungry Caterpillar & a Blue Horse”

Montclair Make Music Day: Thee Volatiles

Text by K. Cecchini/Photos Courtesy of Edward Delaney For a moment, a jazz horn blended with punk riffs in the crosswalk between Church Street and South Fullerton. Yesterday was Montclair Make Music Day and the Thee Volatiles were making punk music inside the East Side Mags comic book shop.  The Thee Volatiles was born among the EastContinue reading “Montclair Make Music Day: Thee Volatiles”

Fuller, Green and Yo La Tengo

Written by Kimberly Cecchini (Text reposted from the Montclair Film Festival site: Sunday, May 10) Thursday night’s headline for the Montclair Film Festival was a film event that fit its subject; it was larger than life and totally outside of the box. The live documentary screened at the Wellmont Theatre was a tribute to R.Continue reading “Fuller, Green and Yo La Tengo”

Colbert Thanks Mavis For Being

Text and Photos by Kimberly Cecchini  @tonightatdawn  Facebook (Reposted from the Montclair Film Festival site: Sunday, May 10) Mavis Staples often starts out a performance with a whisper to bandmate Rick Holstrom, “I don’t have much tonight.” But a few songs later she’ll turn around to him and exclaim, “I got it back!” Staples didn’t need to get itContinue reading “Colbert Thanks Mavis For Being”

365 Dawns

Tonight at Dawn just reached its 1st year anniversary and 200th article on Sunday (2.22: “Tonight at Noon“). To celebrate, we are presenting our largest (& favorite) milestones from the last 365 days. Thanks for taking the ride and stay with us as we evolve! Tonight at Dawn: Favorite Posts by the Month 2014 February: TaD’sContinue reading “365 Dawns”