VIDEO BROADCAST: A Recital of Gratitude for Newark Vocal Instructor; Arts High School
Officials are reporting a successful turnout for an event to honor Arts High School's long-time vocal instructor Dr. Jerry Forderhase. https://www.facebook.com/artshigh550/videos/597217127503743/ The broadcast was documented by the school's Television Production Broadcasting Department (WAHS-TV) in its entirety.
Newark Superintendent Mr. Roger Leon, Principal Ricardo Pedro, VP Visual/Performing Arts Ms. Devonne Gorman, Department Chair Visual/Performing Arts Mr. Alexander Billups, Engineer/Operations Sean Warner Student Broadcast Technical Director Kamura Lance.
Arts High School is the first school in the nation of its kind for Visual and Performing Arts. The school is located at 550 Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard in the city's Central Ward.
Notable Alumni: Paul Bacon (1923-2015), graphic designer best known for his work on book jackets and album covers. Charles Calello (born 1938), musical director. Tisha Campbell-Martin (born 1968), actress. Marion Crecco (1930-2015), a politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1986 to 2002. Leo Dee (born 1931), photographer / painter. Kat DeLuna (born 1987), singer and dancer. Connie Francis (born 1938), singer. Charles Gaines (born 1944), conceptual artist and educator at California Institute of the Arts. Savion Glover (born 1973, class of 1991), actor, tap dancer and choreographer. Lorraine Gordon (1922-2018), jazz music advocate who was best known as the owner of the Village Vanguard jazz club in Greenwich Village. Michael B. Jordan (born 1987), actor who has appeared in All My Children, The Wire, Friday Night Lights, and Black Panther. Mort Lindsey (born 1923), musical director. Melba Moore (born 1945), R&B singer. Frankie Negrón (born 1977), salsa singer. Nicholas Reale (1922-1984), watercolorist with a lengthy career in art and teaching. Mj Rodriguez (born 1991), actress and singer, best known for her role as Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista in the television drama Pose. Woody Shaw (1944–1989), jazz trumpeter and composer. Wayne Shorter (born 1933, class of 1952), jazz composer and saxophonist. Tyshawn Sorey (born 1980), drummer and composer. Craig A. Stanley (born 1955), politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1996 to 2008, where represented the 28th Legislative District. Don Trousdell (1937-2017), graphic designer and artist, who entered the profession during the "Golden Age" of advertising. Sarah Vaughan (1924–1990), singer. J. D. Williams (born 1978), actor. Charles D. Wrege (1924-2014), management historian and professor at Rutgers University. Larry Young (1940-1978), jazz organist.