Arts & Entertainment

April 28, 2020

Music Defined Senior's Time at Rutgers as Marching Band Drum Major In his last two years as a Rutgers undergrad, there was no place Harrison Farrugia would rather have been than center podium – the small metal platform eight steps above the 50-yard line that gave him a unique view of the Rutgers ...

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Scotch Plains Performing Arts Groups Come Together for Virtual Benefit Concert to Raise Money for the FSP Rotary COVID-19 Relief  SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Theatrical Artist’s Prep of Scotch Plains presents “ONE SONG,” a virtual benefit concert on Friday, May 8, at 7:00 p.m. The live-streamed ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Barnegat Bride Chrissy Chapais has firsthand experience when it comes to "distance making the heart grow fonder."  She and her husband Arthur Joseph "AJ" exchanged their vows on Valentine's Day. Thanks to the pandemic, and the shut down of the borders, they find themselves a country ...

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WARREN, NJ – First responders and healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic will be honored on April 30 as part of “Worldwide Day of Gratitude,” a global coming together through the arts organized by the student-run organization, YOUnison, including Watchung Hills alumni Andrew ...

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RED BANK, NJ: Watching these jets flying low with speeds between 500 and 700 mph and as close as 18 inches apart, is an experience your eyes and ears will never forget as long as you live. The US Navy Blue Angels and the Air Force Thunderbirds will fly over New York City, Newark, Trenton and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The State Theatre New Jersey sparkles on nights when a show, a concert or some other performance draws 1,000 or more patrons, her marquee casting a white glow across Livingston Avenue. She is a timeless beauty, so demure and classy. A woman never tells her age, but if you ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A bright green lawn decorated with signs that read "Happy Birthday Sophie," an elaborate balloon display and borrowed inflatable birthday cake from her softball coach, made it quite obvious where the birthday girl, Sophie Chhowalla lived.  Bundled in a giant pink hoodie and ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Ed Bysiek invites the university community to come together Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. while he hosts a virtual DJ set from his living room. “Music has been proven as a means for helping people deal with difficult situations,” Bysiek said, noting the negative mental health ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - With families holed up at home during the coronavirus, many parents are scratching their heads to find activities to keep their children entertained. Not Destiny and Bill Haggett. The Coral Springs couple and their three boys have turned weekend family dinners into ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The flight paths for U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds over parts of New Jersey scheduled for tomorrow, have been disclosed The flyover is a show of support to salute the healthcare heroes and essential workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. The ...

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(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - Coronavirus canceling sports begs the question, "what are sports addicts doing during COVID-19 to get their fix?" The answer is, reminiscing on some of the most exciting times in sports is what. Arguably the best thing on television helping fans to scratch that itch is, ...

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Fire Sign Creations Receives Honorable Mention and Exhibition! Cedar Grove resident, Cara Cilento, has become a force to reckon with in the up and coming world of photography and wearable art.      “I really didn’t expect the attention I received.” Ms. Cilento said, “But I’m thankful for ...

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  MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Although the Maplewood Library is closed by state mandate, the staff has been busy working to meet the current and future needs of their patrons. Looking ahead, they’re discussing how they can create phased-in service once the state’s emergency order is lifted, and they have ...

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UNION, NJ - The Township is hosting a poster contest about social distancing. Create a fun and creative poster for their Social Distancing Poster Design Contest.  Email a digital copy or photo of your poster to publicinfo@uniontownship.com  Contest deadline is Sunday, May 24. For more ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The 5th Annual Rockin’ For Autism went on not as planned in La Grande Park, but virtually on Saturday, April 25. Concert organizers, the Banks family, announced the event will be broadcast online because of social distancing requirements in the state of New Jersey. The event ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, I had the opportunity to sit with local photographer Bob Coletta on his front porch to see how he was faring this pandemic time.  Coletta is the photographer behind many town wide events -- he has the gift of telling the story from behind ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Ben Collins-Siegel, a student at Maplewood Middle School, has been profiled in the May-June edition of Jersey Jazz magazine for his performance at the Charles Mingus Festival & High School Competition. Collins-Siegel, a member of the New Jersey Youth Symphony Jazz Orchestra ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Girl Scout Emily Reu heard that the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, in Bridgewater, was in need of donations, so she reached out to the Bridgewater-based Green Planet Band to see if they could help. The Band – with scouts Kylee, Tyler and Anna Rapp, and Mama Lisa – is ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Students of Valleyview Middle School decided to have a little fun to reach put to entertain people in their community while giving back to a great cause on Fri., April 24. Since the stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Denville public schools have been closed since ...

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Although Executive Order 104 closed libraries across New Jersey, New Providence Memorial Library continues to offer educational and entertainment resources and programs to New Providence residents safely through its website and Facebook page during the COVID-19 pandemic. Online ...

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RED BANK, NJ: Interested in hanging an original and unique piece of photo art in your home or office?  Of course, you are! Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) will have an online exhibit of seniors who are commercial photography majors that have been perfecting their work since September of ...

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Virtual Rutgers Day When: Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrated spring with a day of learning, exploring and fun for virtual Rutgers Day. Join them on Facebook today for exciting demonstrations, at-home activities, student performances and virtual tours. Wine Dinner When: May 2, 7:15 ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Featured at the Nutley Public Library, Propbox Players is taking over ZOOM Saturday morning for a special performance of Slimerella.This re-telling of the classic fairy tale features 'slime.' Propbox Players sensory friendly performances are all guided by the principle to o engage, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough has announced that the annual Fishawack Festival - scheduled for Saturday, June 13 - has been canceled due to Gov. Phil Murphy's executive order prohibiting mass gatherings. The full explanation from the borough is below: Dear Fishawack Festival Friends ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School had a long-held tradition in the singing of the SPF Alma Mater, but about 30 years ago, that tradition faded away.  Through the vision of Dr. Joan Mast, Superintendent of Scotch Plains-Fanwood Schools, and the aid of the SPF Arts ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – Fair Lawn High School’s Cutter Marching Band has been nominated by Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) to march as the Official Representative for the State of New Jersey in the 2021 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C.  “I am very proud of all of the students, staff ...

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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, April 18, April 25 and May 2.  Listen to these musicians from the comfort of your home on their Facebook pages from 2-10 p.m.

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Missing the South Brunswick Public Library during the coronavirus shutdown? Head over to the South Brunswick Public Library's YouTube Channel to stay connected. The library's YouTube Channel offers various videos from weekly story time readings, to recipes to science projects ...

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ALLEGANY, NY — The Allegany Fire Department plans to sponsor its annual Old Home Week Carnival June 23 to 27 in Fireman’s Park on North First Street.  In a Facebook posting, the department said it is optimistic the event can still occur.   This year, admission will be done by wristband and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Classes and live-streamed events available from businesses in Downtown Westfield can help keep you connected to others — and when you feel connected it's easier to keep feeling positive. Downtown Westfield Corporation recently announced the following slate of online classes ...

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