Arts & Entertainment Top Stories

February 16, 2019

CHATHAM, NJ – Plans for a summer recreation camp are coming together. The camp, which would replace the long-standing Recreation Camp that canceled in 2017, would be held at the Colony Pool, if committee members approve. A presentation about the proposed camp was made by Dorothy Lee, a member of ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- Bedminster Recreation will have a bus trip to the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show, the world's most prestigious horticultural event on Wednesday, March 6.   The bus will depart at 9 a.m. from Miller Lane Park (Bedminster Muncipal Complex of Somerville Road/Route 202) for the ...

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Edison, NJ – On Thursday, the Metuchen Edison Area Branch of the NAACP presented a program in recognition of Black History Month.  At the meeting, the organization unveiled a commemorative stamp honoring performer, actor and dancer  Gregory Hines.   The event also featured a panel discussion, ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - If you know her casually, Gail Gordon is a friendly, modest and generous soul, and by that measure, her friends would never know that Gordon once led a flashy life--at least not until now. Gordon was interviewed in the recently released Nick Buonicoti HBO documentary which will ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This Sunday, the Springfield Historical Society will display a letter that was signed by George Washington from his Springfield headquarters during the period between the Battle of Connecticut Farms and the Battle of Springfield. The two battles took place between June 8 and June ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - If you know her casually, Gail Gordon is a friendly, modest and generous soul, and by that measure, her friends would never know that Gordon once led a flashy life--at least not until now. Gordon was interviewed in the recently released Nick Buonicoti HBO documentary which will ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Hundreds of community members from Livingston and beyond celebrated the Lunar New Year through the township’s annual Livingston Chinese Culture Day (LCCD) 2019, held last weekend at Livingston High School. Four local Chinese community organizations—including the Livingston ...

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NEWTON, NJ -    Area residents will have to find other plans for the summer with the Town of Newton announcing the pool will not be opened this year.  The news came from a letter released by the town manager Thomas S. Russo Jr on Thursday. Citing an extensive list of “severe structural issues” ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Students musicians from the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts’ Paterson Music Project (PMP) took the stage Thursday for a special performance with internationally renowned hip-hop duo Black Violin. The Valentine’s Day concert took place at the Shea Center for the Performing ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — If you go see “My Very Own British Invasion” without even knowing what it’s about, here’s the thing: the core message literally broadcasts itself on the theater’s sound system as you take your seats in a mélange of hits from the 1960s British Invasion rock bands. Iconic music ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  We LOVE that the weekend is here! Grab a loved one, friend or family member and head into Morristown for some fun. There is plenty to keep you busy this holiday weekend!  Friday February 15 Business Event - 15 Prospecting Tips that Really Work - Sponsored by Lakeland Bank; ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Violinist Theresa Salomon and pianist Marc Peloquin perform a concert of 19th and 20th century chamber music in the Afternoon Music series at 4 p.m., Sunday, February 24, at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit. 4 Waldron Ave. (at Springfield Ave.). The program ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield native Lamar Mackson has had a long history in the film and entertainment industry, but recently his short film “White Pickett Fence” has landed him in the international spotlight with its selection to the Toronto Black Film Festival. The film has already won ...

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NUTLEY, NJ -  Events like the 2019 Nutley Irish American Associations 41st Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade would not be possible without the support of the local community including local businesses. The 2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade kicks off at 1 p.m. on Saturday March 2, 2019 on Harrison ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  We LOVE that the weekend is here! Grab a loved one, friend or family member and head into Morristown for some fun. There is plenty to keep you busy this holiday weekend!  Friday February 15 Business Event - 15 Prospecting Tips that Really Work - Sponsored by Lakeland Bank; ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- A street and church in Hasbrouck Heights were the location shoot of an upcoming espionage thriller making its debut on network televison next week. Holy Trinity Lutheran Chuch was the site for a scene from "The Enemy Within" debuting on NBC next week. The street was ...

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Florham Park, N.J., — AAA Northeast is pleased to announce that 6 hotels and 5 restaurants in northern New Jersey are being honored with the AAA Four Diamond Award in 2019. Every year, AAA’s experienced and independent inspectors visit and approve more than 27,000 hotels and 32,000 restaurants ...

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NEWARK, NJ - It didn’t take much time for Ahmed Joaquin to profess his love for his future wife when they met while working at Revolution Foods in Edison. "I confessed my love to her two weeks after I met her," he said, standing in the Newark Municipal Courthouse today with the woman he just ...

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Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history. There are many legends about who St. Valentine ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- SLOW FAST, an exhibit featuring new paintings and sculptures by Basking Ridge artist Serena Bocchino, will be open from March 1 through April 6 in Jersey City. The exhibit will be on display at the Cast Iron Lofts Building at 262 17th St. in Jersey City, which is ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- “A Night of Music with Dreena” will be held at Hackensack Performing Arts Center this Saturday at 8 p.m. Drawing inspiration from the queens of jazz and soul, Dreena mixes soaring vocals with a modern, vibrant style all her own. Influenced by artists that range from Nina Simone ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Freeholder Andrea Staten today stopped off at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle this week to view the Union County Black History Month display about famous African Americans. The display will be open to the public until the end of February.  TAPintoRoselle.net and ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Freeholder Andrea Staten today stopped off at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle this week to view the Union County Black History Month display about famous African Americans. The display will be open to the public until the end of February.  TAPintoRoselle.net and ...

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Chatham High School junior Petra Zadroga was recognized as a semi-finalist in the Lake Effect National High School Poetry Contest, sponsored by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Penn State Behrend and by Penn State Barnes & Noble University Bookstores. Petra said, “My ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield native Lamar Mackson has had a long history in the film and entertainment industry, but recently his short film “White Pickett Fence” has landed him in the international spotlight with its selection to the Toronto Black Film Festival. The film has already won ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield native Lamar Mackson has had a long history in the film and entertainment industry, but recently his short film “White Pickett Fence” has landed him in the international spotlight with its selection to the Toronto Black Film Festival. The film has already won ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - doorjam, the house band of the Franklin Reformed Church, hosts a CD release party for "A Pilgrim’s Psalm – a Contemporary Oratorio for Lent" on the afternoon of Sunday Feb. 24.  The free event will allow guests to experience the story of Holy Week through the words and music of ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - Frigid temperatures, strong winds, snow, and freezing rain have put a damper on fishing activities in Southern Ocean County. With symptoms of “cabin fever” gripping area anglers, some are finding cures in various ways. First, there are some local fishing flea markets along ...

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President's Camp Day Mon, 18 Feb 2019, 02:00 PM - Mon, 18 Feb 2019, 09:00 PM Kids off from school have no fear Coconuts is here! Camp Coconuts will be hosting indoor camp programming. Campers will enjoy programming that includes: indoor swimming, martial arts, sports & games, and MORE! ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield native Lamar Mackson has had a long history in the film and entertainment industry, but recently his short film “White Pickett Fence” has landed him in the international spotlight with its selection to the Toronto Black Film Festival. The film has already won ...

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