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This week on State of the Arts, MacArthur “Genius” winner, Rutgers-Newark professor John Keene is the author of Counternarratives, short stories based in the African diaspora in the Americas. Artist Wendy Red Star’s mid-career survey at the Newark Museum draws on pop culture, conceptual art, and her native Crow traditions. Artist Robert Forman uses colorful yarns and Elmer’s glue to create striking compositions. And, teenager Brett Miller plays the pipe organ and is an expert at accompanying classic silent movies. State of the Arts meets the young virtuoso at the Trenton War Memorial as he plays the original score to the 1927 silent film, sci-fi classic Metropolis.

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