Arts & Entertainment Top Stories

June 2, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – The photography students at Sparta High School were given an assignment that is unique to the coronavirus shut down.  They were asked to create a photo time capsule of this COVID-19 socially distant experience. Shelley Ramirez chose to express the quarentine in black and white, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The rallies against racial injustice arrived in Nutley's Memorial Park this week, and it sounded like, a whisper. Unlike the typical rally, with chants and songs, chalk artists took to the paved pathway in the park to leave messages of hope, memorialize those killed, and support to end ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – The annual Essex County Summer Music Concert Series and fireworks displays will be canceled t his summer due to the coronavirus pandemic.   “Our Summer Concert Series and Fireworks Spectaculars are much anticipated events that attract spectators from throughout Essex County ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced Monday that the 2020 Essex County Summer Music Concert Series and Fireworks displays have been canceled because of the Coronavirus. “Our Summer Concert Series and Fireworks Spectaculars are much anticipated events that ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Girl Scouts of Troop 40380 are working behind the scenes to make a whole-town initiative come to life. From their first Zoom call, the girls were committed to creating a great project. They ended the calls with their one-word summaries: “Exciting! Good! ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater, along with the New Jersey Creative Arts Collaborative will present a reading of Momma’s Porch on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. as part of the theater’s Facebook Live Play Reading Series.   Momma’s Porch is about a young zealous ...

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NUTLEY, NJ  - Town hall was lit up with the colors of the rainbow flag Monday night in honor of Pride Month. June is Pride Month in the United States. The month was chosen to commemorate the Stonewall Riot in 1969. Two American presidents have formally acknowledged Pride month with ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Seventeen performances from both James Caldwell High School (JCHS) students and staff will be featured in a virtual concert at 7 p.m. on Friday entitled “A Night of Hope.” The JCHS Virtual Concert will premiere live on YouTube on Friday. The link will be posted on the JCHS ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Livingston residents Abby Heltzer and Dani Pritikin, along with Short Hills resident Allie Benjamin, have recently continued a charitable endeavor they began last year called “Kostumes for Kids,” where the three young dancers collect costumes, shoes, and accessories to be donated to ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- The Mayo Performing Arts Center will be taking their music outdoors. The event will be featuring John Ginty and Friends for an evening of blues and rock on Thur., June 25. The concert will take place at Fosterfields Farm located at 73 Kahdena Road in Morristown. Tickets go on ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Each spring, Spotswood High School holds an Art Show in its Media Center. The event coincides with the spring concert from the Spotswood High School music program. SHS's art and graphic arts departments showcase student work at the show that is always well-attended. In addition to ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Thousands of readers took to the streets in Morristown last year for the Annual Morristown Festival of Books. Those readers will have to read from home this year, as organizers sadly announced the cancelation of this year's event. "With great regret, we announce that due to ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced today that the 2020 Essex County Summer Music Concert Series and Fireworks displays have been canceled because of the Coronavirus. “Our Summer Concert Series and Fireworks Spectaculars are much anticipated events that ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Zachary Solano of Ledgewood, who just completed 11th grade at Roxbury High School, has won the prestigious Hanover Wind Symphony (HWS) summer music scholarship in the senior division. He will appear as a tuba soloist with the renowned wind band in the fall. Principal tuba player ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater, along with the New Jersey Creative Arts Collaborative will present a reading of Momma’s Porch on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. as part of the theater’s Facebook Live Play Reading Series.     Momma’s Porch is about a young ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Administration, Recreation Department and Founders Day Committee released a statement today that the planned Founders Day events for June 13, 2020 has been postponed until Saturday, August 29, 2020. The annual events include a senior breakfast, wonderful parade ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater, along with the New Jersey Creative Arts Collaborative will present a reading of Momma’s Porch on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. as part of the theater’s Facebook Live Play Reading Series.   Momma’s Porch is about a young zealous ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater, along with the New Jersey Creative Arts Collaborative will present a reading of Momma’s Porch on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. as part of the theater’s Facebook Live Play Reading Series.     Momma’s Porch is about a young ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Jessica Mauceri, owner of Fairytale Inc. in Bernardsville, is developing a new way of doing business amidst COVID-19 non-essential business shut-downs.   Fairytale Inc. is formerly known as the go-to destination for crafty and cool children’s birthday and celebration party ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thousands of readers took to the streets in Morristown last year for the Annual Morristown Festival of Books. Those readers will have to read from home this year, as organizers sadly announced the cancelation of this year's event. "With great regret, we announce that due to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With the COVID-19 pandemic causing difficulties for many, two Westfield students have made the most of their crafting skills to spread positivity throughout the community. Since last Monday, 12-year-old Bianca Vesuna and 15-year-old Annika Vesuna have been selling sets of ...

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  MONTCLAIR, NJ – The Junior League of Montclair-Newark (JLMN) announced it is hosting their annual spring street fair online this year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual event will take place over a three day period from June 1st  - June 3rd  2020 and will feature social media ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A yarn bomber left their work on the iron fence on the Vincent Pl. side of Essex County Yantacaw Park in Nutley just ahead of LGBT Pride month. A TAPinto Nutley reader captured the work with a smartphone photo. The bombing, in the shape of a heart, features the LGBT Pride ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Disney World may not be reopening until mid-July, but a group of Kennedy Elementary students recently took a virtual trip to the ‘most magical place on earth’ from the safety of their home.  On the evening of May 21, second graders in Kathleen Wharton’s class logged onto ...

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                        Hip New Jersey Stays Home to Benefit the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund Telethon Features a Star-Studded Group of NJ Musicians, Athletes, Personalities and More Hip New Jersey, the Garden State’s premier lifestyle television ...

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                        Hip New Jersey Stays Home to Benefit the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund Telethon Features a Star-Studded Group of NJ Musicians, Athletes, Personalities and More Hip New Jersey, the Garden State’s premier lifestyle television ...

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Don’t let the buzz of mosquitoes keep you indoors. Most mosquitoes are a nuisance, causing rashes and itching but some species can transmit diseases that can make you sick.  Understanding how they breed and spread disease can help you gain the upper hand in the battle against these pesky ...

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                        Hip New Jersey Stays Home to Benefit the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund Telethon Features a Star-Studded Group of NJ Musicians, Athletes, Personalities and More Hip New Jersey, the Garden State’s premier lifestyle television ...

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. — They say one man’s trash is another’s treasure.  For vintage food expert Old Smokey and collector Josh Macuga, cohosts of History's (formerly known as The History Channel) “Eating History” — a reality show where the men are on a quest to unearth (and eat) the oldest foods to ...

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