Jersey arts update: Gerard Way and Frank Iero, NJSO opening weekend, more

Former My Chemical Romance member Gerard Way.

Former My Chemical Romance member Gerard Way.

Here’s a roundup of notable, recent Jersey arts postat other web sites.

• At, Bobby Olivier interviews former My Chemical Romance members Gerard Way and Frank Iero about their new solo projects.

•Also at, Janelle Griffith reports thatduringher weekend seminar at the Prudential Center in Newark, Oprah Winfrey presented Tawanda Jones of the Camden-based Sophisticated Sisters drill team and drumline with a $25,000 grant, in recognition of the positive changes Jones and those she works with are making in their community. takes a look at the last20years of the Mayo Performing Arts Center, which was built in 1937, but had closed by the ’80s, and reopened in 1994 as the Community Theatre (before changing to its current name three years ago). previews the Oct. 4 Zombie Walk in Asbury Park, which, fittingly enough, is designed to raise awareness of brain cancer.

• At, Brian Aberback interviews Zoltan Bathory of Five Finger Death Punch, which co-headlines a huge heavy metal show at the Prudential Center in Newark, Oct. 3.

• And NJTV’s “State of the Arts” offers this preview of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s opening weekend (Oct. 10-12 shows in Newark, New Brunswick and Morristown):

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