Arts & Entertainment

May 5, 2020

UNION, NJ - Artists of all ages are invited to post their chalk art and messages of hope and togetherness for a chance to win gift cards to various Union Center businesses. After seeing so many inspiring chalk art and messages pop up, the Union Recreation Department and the Union Center Special ...

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(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ ) - Not that the world needs to rehash a time that made people question their faith in government and law enforcement, especially during the pandemic, but, "Waco" on Netflix is here to stay. Remember on Tiger King; Joe Exotic said, "If they walk in here and take my ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ -- U.S. Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced the launch of her second annual Congressional Art Competition on May 4. The competition will take place virtually this year to showcase high school students’ creativity and artistic expression. “I’m excited to launch our art ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When 13-year-old Riley Whitlock received an assignment from her seventh-grade art teacher to express her emotions about the COVID-19 pandemic, she had no idea that her artwork would give her the opportunity to support the mental health of thousands of other students. Whitlock and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The 2020 version of the annual Lake Hopatcong Block Party at Hopatcong State Park in Landing will take place on a weekend in October that will also feature the annual Lake Loop run/paddle/bike event. The Block Party was supposed to take place May 9 but was canceled in March due to ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - All Abilities Live is teaming up to present the Haydenfilms Jam Sessions for Good. The streaming event will be held on Monday, May 11, and will both entertain quarantined music fans while also benefiting two non-profit organizations based in New Jersey. Juan Castro, ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union High School junior received the thrill of a lifetime when she appeared on the nationally syndicated Kelly Clarkson Show this week. Thursday’s show featured a segment with Tony Award winner Laura Benanti discussing her recent social media request for high school performers to ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Saturday’s weather was sunny and warm, with highs in the mid-70s, which brought out some Piscataway families to county and state parks that reopened after being closed for several weeks as part of NJ Governor Phil Murphy’s effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. As the state ...

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OLEAN, NY — All day Monday, the Olean Public Library will host a virtual salute to "Star Wars" with a series of "May the 4th Be With You" events.  Fans can sign on as early as 5 a.m. via the Olean Public Library Facebook Page. Scheduled events are: Downloading of hi-res Star Wars ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's ArtsBergen Virtual Art Social Media Campaign, 'The Daily Arts Dose' will be held from Monday, May 4 to Wednesday, May 20. The public can experience a different work of art, once a day for two weeks, and "like" their favorite ...

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WILTON, CT. - Hoboken native Joe Pantoliano was struck by a vehicle while taking a walk near his Wilton, Connecticut home last night. The 68 year-old actor—famous for bringing his Mile Square mannerisms to iconic roles in Risky Business, The Goonies, The Matrix, and The Sopranos—is home and ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa provided a link to a virtual performance by the Chatham High Select Choir in his May 1 update message to parents on Friday. The CHS Select Choir performs "Salmo" below.  

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OLEAN, NY — The Olean Public Library is offering all its programming online during May. Patrons can access links to all programs on the library's Facebook page. Scheduled are: LEGO Challenge; every Saturday at 10 a.m. Knit and Crochet Group; every Saturday at 7 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Although the performances of Matilda were stopping during its March run, the cast celebrated the musical by putting together and posting a performance of the song "When I Grow Up." CHS parent LuAnne Osterhoudt Kleppe posted the following on the SOMA Lounge Facebook group: "We ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ - Preview the 2020 Long Beach Township's Bayview Park Concert Series lineup on Facebook Live Happy Hour Music Sessions. Tune in Saturday, May 2 beginning at 2 p.m.  Joni Bakum, Director of LBT Recreation and Bayview Park said, "Thank you all for joining our HAPPY HOUR ...

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UNION, NJ - Do you love Broadway musicals?  Ever wonder how they are put together? A virtual presentation, "Broadway Musicals Deconstructed, Part I",  sponsored by the Friends of the Union Public Library and BCB Bank Union, will be presented by Sam and Candy Caponegro on Wednesday, May 6, at ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Middle School (WMS) 7/8 band has been selected as a finalist in the 2020 Marching Scarlet Knights’ Battle of the Bands competition.  The band is led by Instrumental Music Teacher, Mrs. Diane McCloskey.   “We are very proud of our bands in Warren and especially this year, ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Actor Tom Sizemore has officially joined the cast of “K-TOWN” a modern-day Sopranos TV series as Johnny ‘JJ’ O’Connor. Sizemore has stared in over 250 films which include Saving Private Ryan with Tom Hanks, Born on the Fourth of July with Tom Cruise, and Point Break with Keanu ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank Parks & Recreation department has a virtual concert series featuring Pam McCoy, TONIGHT, Thursday, April 30th at 7:00pm. Click HERE for her Facebook Live concert.   Pam McCoy is a longtime local musician, singer/songwriter who has been entertaining crowds in the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Cedar Grove High School music students joined in to honor first responders and health care heroes on Thursday as part of “Worldwide Day of Gratitude,” a global coming together through the arts organized by the student-run organization, YOUnison. The CGHS collaboration features ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The district music department, and several administrators, banded together for a performance of "We are the World," dubbed "BR the World." Posted Wednesday on You Tube, the performance features teachers and administrators from all the schools in the district singing the song ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove announced that Community Park will reopen for passive recreation only beginning Friday and Morgan's Farm and the Farmers Market will reopen with restrictions in place.   Passive recreation includes bike riding, jogging, walking and hiking.  Playgrounds and restrooms ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Casey Delsandro, a junior at Chatham HIgh, has been named one of the "Outstanding Jazz Musicians" for the month of April by the Mayo Performing Arts Center. Delsandro, who plays baritone/soprano saxophone in the CHS jazz ensemble, was nominated by jazz director Brian ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Parsippany's Aneesh Kakirde, a senior at Parsippany High School was one of MPAC Music Students of the Month for April. You can read the full release below: (Morristown) - Students from Florham Park, Randolph, Chatham, Parsippany, Roxbury, Succasunna and Kinnelon have been named ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- After hosting a virtual talent show for the students of Valleyview Middle School, Denville Radio's DJ LeFave plans to host “Cinco de Mayo Virtual Dance Party” on May 5, 7-10 p.m. He will be broadcasting dance music at https://www.mixcloud.com/live/denvilleradio/, allowing hundreds ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In addition to offering access to remote materials such as books, audiobooks, movies and more, the West Orange Public Library (WOPL) is also assisting local senior citizens who do not have access to the Internet by offering to purchase and deliver new, clean books to their ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Starting May 1, Berkeley Heights residents of all ages are invited to play “Downtown BH Bingo.” This contest encourages people to support downtown Berkeley Heights businesses (from a safe social distance) as they compete to win town-wide bragging rights—along with a gift card ...

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UNION, NJ - Union's kids are invited to grab some art supplies and join in on a virtual paint along. This week, young artists will try their hand at recreating one of Da Vinci's most famous works of art.   The program is geared toward kids 5 - 13 years old.  This paint-along will be broadcast on ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Although the school itself has been closed for more than a month, Bridgewater-Raritan High School's Television Team has moved full steam ahead with Bridgewater-Raritan Remote Television. The team posted its first three completely remote shows to YouTube during the pandemic, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The hospitality igloos on Division Street were dismantled Tuesday, and though the brightly-colored tables, chairs and umbrellas that will replace them are still packed away, the Downtown Somerville Alliance is forging ahead, making plans for the summer. "Here in Downtown ...

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