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Arts Take Action: Sandy One Year Later presented by @NJPAC & @starledger 10/29, 7pm http://bit.ly/1gYIOn7

On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, some of the State’s leading arts organizations gather for a reflective evening of free performance, visual arts and discussion.

NJPAC, in partnership with The Star-Ledger, presents a multimedia remembrance of the devastation and past year of recovery, as well as a conversation about future policy and action. Star-Ledger reporter Brian Donohue, whose short documentary, Splinters and Sand, will be screened, will moderate a panel with politicians, artists and city planners. Newly commissioned pieces, funded by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s New Jersey Recovery Fund to support creative responses to Sandy, will be performed by the Atlantic City Ballet, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey and Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania, among others.

The event also will serve as a social media hotspot for a live exchange between the panelists and audience members in attendance or at home.

Admission is free.

Video updates on the Jersey Shore

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There is a lot of hype about the Jersey Shore being “Open for Business”. 

There is truth to this. And certainly the mentality will help jumpstart the economy in these hurricane-ravaged towns.

The thing is, while many of the boardwalks are operational, the surrounding neighborhoods and homes are still in shambles.

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"Splinters & Sand: Rebuilding our memories. Rebuilding the Jersey Shore." A Ledger Live Special Report - In a tour of the Hurricane Sandy ravaged Jersey Shore in the weeks after the storm, longtime reporter and shore resident, Brian Donohue, explores the emotional attachment people have to the Jersey Shore and what makes it so broad and deep. In conversations with boardwalk business owners, homeowners and visits to emotionally significant shore spots from his own life, he looks for clues as to how the shore might be rebuilt after the storm. Donohue makes the case that the emotional and cultural value is a powerful and legitimate factor that needs to be considered as the shore is rebuilt. "Splinters & Sand" is an extended mini-documentary length episode of the Ledger Live video webcast. (Video by Brian Donohue and Bumper DeJesus) 01.24.13