RESTORING A GEM: Talia Young, who has a background in finance, has deep connections to the Newark community. (Courtesy NSH)  Education lab, new freight elevator on tap As it nears its 100th anniversary, Newark Symphony Hall in New Jersey continues to remake itself as the country’s largest black-led arts and entertainment venue. After renovating the Terrace Ballroom, attention now turns to phase 2 of the historic building’s restoration, which involves architectural firm Clarke Caton Hintz and will result in the activation of the venue’s Arts + Education Lab, “a 30,000-square-foot creative hub for community gathering, artistic expression and cultural enrichment.” “The strongest component of this campaign is that the state, the governor, and the mayor want to see this institution thrive,” said NSH CEO Talia Young, a VenuesNow All-Star in 2023. “That’swhy you see, three years consecutively, a line item in the governor’s budget and an increase in funding from the… Continue Reading Newark Symphony Hall Restoration to Enter Phase 2

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