Arts & Entertainment

April 19, 2020

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 17th annual Maplewoodstock Music and Arts Festival has been postponed until the weekend of Oct. 3-4. It was originally scheduled for July 11-12. In making the decision, both the coronavirus lockdown and its effect on the local economy were taken into consideration, said Tom ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ -  Actor, writer, director, and producer Billy Hartmann from “K-Town The Series,” has been signed by Diana R Carter from North Hollywood's Arykas and Ybots PR Firm. Hartmann has been continuously active the past year and a half traveling to multiple cities across the United States ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Lee “Boz” Boswell-May of South Orange, retired hearing officer at New York State Public Service Commission and wife of musician Earl May, has died at age 74. She was a lifelong resident of South Orange, and an advocate for human rights, evidenced when she and her family helped ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College’s visual and performing arts departments, the fashion apparel design program, and Gallery Bergen will host a virtual presentation of the student art show, “BCC Student Virtual Art Expo 2020: Imagine, create, share: repeat,” through an online exhibition. An ...

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  TRENTON (April 15, 2020) – One lucky player who shopped at South End Liquor, 310 Orange Rd., Montclair, has won the $100,000 jackpot. The lucky winner matched all five cards drawn winning the $100,000 5 Card Cash jackpot for the Tuesday, April 14, drawing. The winning cards were Jack of ...

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RED BANK, NJ: Go out and get a couple of six-packs, bottles of wine or whatever your libation of choice is, because you’ve got plans. The “One World: Together at Home” concert will air tonight, April 18, at 8pm.  It is expected to be the largest virtual gathering of major artists since the 1985 ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Tri-County Arts Council plans to display hundreds of original works and sell them for $25 each during its Nov. 20 Art for Everyone Exhibition and Art Party. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. in the council's space at 110 W. State St. The council encourages tile ...

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This article is being featured as part of the publisher's  Talk About the Good  campaign. A message from Mr. Ray Andersen, Hi everyone... I hope you and your loved ones are all healthy in body, mind and spirit, in these surreal times.....if not, I pray that you & they recover swiftly to ...

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ANGELICA, NY — Rusty Tobin has plenty of experience in facilitating academic conversations, but the COVID-19 crisis has forced her to improvise.     Tobin, who is affiliated with Empire State College, facilitates the four-part monthly Votes For Women! 19th Amendment Book Club, which began in ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Easter was very different for many families this year, with church masses cancelled across the township – and the nation – the annual Recreation Department egg hunt cancelled, and family gatherings not allowed due to social distancing rules. But long-time Montville resident Jerry ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Now that coronavirus has closed down most of the public places in South Orange, the staff at the South Orange Public Library is doing what they can to help residents read and stay connected. “We’re trying to do anything we can virtually,” said Nancy Chiller Janow, senior library ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ — A virtual poetry slam hosted by a local writer raised $1,676 for the new grassroots group GRINS-Glen Rock is Never Surrendering. The group, founded March 28, buys meals from Glen Rock-area restaurants and delivers them to healthcare workers at Bergen County hospitals on the front ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Public Libraries are known to open doors, extend hours and expand services when a crisis hits. So it hurt deeply when the Roxbury Public Library was forced to close to the public on March 14. Since shutting its doors however, the library has managed not only to continue services but ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union Edition of Family Feud on Facebook live will be hosted by the township on Wednesday, April 22, at 3:00 p.m.  To participate, tune into @TwpUnionNJ on Facebook before 3:00.  Rules of the game are: To participate, families should comment on the live stream before the game ...

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MAC Virtual Arts Center Since you can't come to the MAC, we're bringing the MAC to you! Pull up a chair and enjoy our virtual content. But don't forget to DONATE TODAY! While we are proud to bring you this content to you FREE OF CHARGE, the truth is, we need your support now more than ever.

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A musical telethon organized by Livingston residents in support of Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors (LNHN), which works with nearly 60 local families in need of food and financial assistance, raised more than $25,000 for the organization while also bringing joy to thousands ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ — During this time, Long Beach Township has expanded their awesome summer programs to go virtual for your enjoyment.  Joni Bakum, LBT Director of Recreaction and Bayview Park said, "Long Beach Township, together with Calista Quinn, is presenting a FRIDAY FUNDAY ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood PTA and Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek are launching Virtual Autism Awareness Spirit Week for the April 20 to April 24 week of remote learning. Students in the Spotswood School District are invited to participate for each spirit day and share by posting on the Spotswood ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - A local virtual Sunshine Concert is set for the upcoming weeks. It is being put together by Spotswood High School Drama and Communication Arts teacher Annie Raczko. "I was inspired by Broadway star Laura Benanti's initiative to do a Sunshine Concert for senior citizens and people ...

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WARREN, NJ - We are the World. It was originally recorded by the supergroup USA for Africa in 1985, when TAPinto Warren’s owner was a college student at The University of Wisconsin. It was written by Michael Jacksonand Lionel Richie for the album We Are the World. In a new YouTube video, ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Easter Bunny came to visit seniors at Ridge Oak in Basking Ridge on an atypical Easter Sunday. This year's Easter was different than most Easters in the past. The Easter Bunny was able to provide hope and cheer to some of the community's most vulnerable residents during ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Three students from Roxbury High School were selected for the 2020 New Jersey State Youth Arts Month Exhibit in Trenton. Youth Art Month (YAM) is proclaimed to emphasize the value of art education for all children and encourage support for quality school art programs. The students ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ - Last Saturday we got to preview the 2020 Long Beach Township's Bayview Park Concert Series lineup on Facebook Live Happy Hour Music Sessions. Since it was such a success, the next three Saturdays, the musicians will also be going "live" for our enjoyment from ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy swept the classical play categories among its nine Foxy Awards nominations from Montclair State University for the annual MSU Theater Night Awards.  The Theater Night Awards promote the commitment to high-quality straight play production in New ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the region, many of the old taverns and other places that inspired Cindy Rosmus’ short stories had ceased to exist. But this hasn’t stopped Rosmus from going to those places in her imagination, and the people she met in those places continue to ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - This year's Easter holiday religious services, family gatherings and traditions were held with a twist, as residents continue to follow social distancing guidelines meant to slow the spread of COVID-19. While it puts a damper on Easter traditions like morning Mass, community ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- As the city’s downtown continues its transformation into a retail and residential destination with the myriad of high-end apartment complexes currently under construction, the City of Hackensack and the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation are working with Together North ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The sound of jazz music will return to the city on Wednesday night. The New Brunswick Jazz Project will be presenting a Facebook Live concert starring pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton. The one-hour concert not only celebrates the project’s 10th anniversary, but it will ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ- As the current situation of staying home remains and school continues operating with virtual learning, John Ondrey, Director of Bands at Harding Elementary School and Kenilworth resident, has found a creative way to keep the community connected. Every Monday at 5:00 p.m. he has ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Parsippany resident, Daniel Waffenfeld has created a uniting video where he brings together rivaled college mascots in a montage designed to spread hope and cheer. Daniel is an alumni and current graduate student at Montclair State University and is currently serving as the ...

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