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Chris Lance, the owner of the Strand Studios Learning Center for Music, Film & Acting, shares some big news with Morning Mike

On  a recent Wednesday morning, Morning Mike welcomed Chris Lance to the RNJ Studios. Chris is is the Artistic Director, President, and Owner of the Stand Studios Learning Center for Music, Film & Acting, located in the old Stand Theater at 181 Main Street in downtown Hackettstown. The Center offers a variety of music, acting, and film classes all year round, and the summer is no exception. But he also noted the special Summer Music Performance Camp and the Summer Music Programs that are starting soon. You can learn more about these through the website,, or by calling 908-852-0200.

The  big news shared by Chris, however, was about the newly opened Hackettstown Center for the Arts, on the first floor of the Strand building. The Center is a multi-purpose cultural venue, offering concerts, recitals, theatrical productions, poetry readings, art and photography shows, film festivals, and more. The Center already has a schedule of events through July, and then resuming in September. For more information, including a calendar of events, visit, or call Chris at the number for the Strand Studios.