Heart Association Asks You To “Go Red” On Feb. 4

STATE — Friday, Feb. 4, marks the eighth annual National Wear Red Day for Women, a public awareness day urging women (and men), businesses, towns, schools, buildings and landmarks to make it their mission to beat heart disease and stroke in women by “going red” or “glowing red.”

Concert Presents Duos For Violin & Cello

UNION — The Concert Artist Program of Kean University will present Duos for Violin and Cello on Thursday, March 3, at 8 p.m. in Kean Hall. Violinist Sharon Roffman and cellist Julie Albers return from their international performances to play duos by Kodály and Handel-Halveson.


Dear EarthTalk: Aren’t environmental issues primarily about health? Detractors like to trivialize environmentalists as “tree huggers,” but the bottom line is that pollution makes us sick, right? Wouldn’t people care more if they had a better understanding of that? — Tim Douglas, Stowe, VT

NJ Symphony Orchestra Presents Arabian Nights

NEWARK—Music Director Jacques Lacombe and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will explore stories of adventure and tapestries of orchestral color in “Arabian Nights,” an exotic program featuring Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Nielsen’s Aladdin Suite and Behzad Ranjbaran’s Seemorgh: Persian Trilogy for Orchestra.