[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The NYE Ball drops while the curtain rises for JanArtsNYC, a month-long annual celebration of the performing arts around the globe. Performing arts enthusiasts, advocates, artists and fans can expect a flurry of eventful activity in the City throughout the month. A kaleidoscope of industry conferences, forums, music concerts, public festivals, salutes, retrospectives and award ceremonies will converge in New York City throughout January.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”GET READY TO BE SOCIALLY SPARKED®!”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]JanArtsNYC — a partnership of 11 performing arts organizations — is the world’s most comprehensive platform for celebrating and experiencing the newest work by artists in theater, dance, opera, music, and performance.

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JanArtsNYC events for 2018 include a wide array of free, open and public offerings in addition to industry events. For detailed information on each organization and their performance offerings click on their names. Here’s the calendar:

Chamber Music America (CMA), Jan. 4-7

The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival(UTR), Jan. 4-15

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now, Jan. 7-20

ISPA Congress, Jan. 9-11

The Joyce Theater’s American Dance Platform, Jan. 9-14

American Realness, Jan. 9-16

Performance Space 122’s Coil Festival, Jan. 10-Feb.4

NYC Winter Jazzfest, Jan. 10-17

Wavelengths: APAP World Music Preconference, Jan. 11-12

APAP|NYC 2018, Jan. 12-16

globalFEST, Jan. 14

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”5004″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]And, as if that’s not enough to spark you fancy, the end of the month ends on a crescendo with Grammy Week and The 60th Annual Grammy Awards presentation and live telecast –- returning to New York City for the first time in 15 years — at the legendary Madison Square Garden on January 28th.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Yes, it’s an exciting time to be in the city that never sleeps. Who ever said January is a bummer of a month? Socially Sparked News will be spotlighting JanArtsNYC, Grammy Week and the Grammy Awards all month-long. We can’t wait to share with you what Socially Sparked! — Abbe is Socially Sparked. Tweet @sosparkednews & @asparks01

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