This week on State of the Arts, In 1957, Alice Childress was on the verge of being the first Black woman to have a play on Broadway, but she refused to compromise in order to make white audiences more comfortable. More than 60 years later, her work is having a renaissance on Broadway and beyond. Violin sensation Stefan Jackiw joins the Bay Atlantic Symphony, South Jersey’s premier professional orchestra, for Benjamin Britten’s lyrically expressive Violin Concerto. Plus, the Arts Council of Princeton’s exhibition of undersung 20th century Black artists, all colleagues and friends of Princeton-based painter James Wilson Edwards.

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