Arts & Entertainment

March 3, 2020

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: On Friday, March 13th, 10am-3pm, The red carpet awaits you! Dress to Impress at the Beacon of Life Senior Prom! Bring a date, a friend, or meet someone new there. Beacon of Life Senior Prom will be held at 1075 Stephenson Avenue, Suite B, Oceanport, NJ.  There will be ...

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Students from Montclair, Rahway and Bergenfield high schools are challenged in the 2020 Sustainability Challenge Workshop held at Montclair State University on March 12, 2020 from 8:30 - 1:30. Funded by First Energy and Picatinny Arsenal, the Challenge will be held at Montclair State ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Hammarskjold Middle School Drama Club proudly presents Shrek, the Musical Jr. based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig with Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and Music by Jeanine Tesori.   Shrek,  the Musical Junior follows ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Five new public art sculptures could soon be coming to downtown Coral Springs – including giant popsicles. The artworks would be displayed on a temporary basis along Sample Road and ArtWalk (Northwest 31 Court) if the Coral Springs City Commission approves on Wednesday. If ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union Theater will cease operation immediately, according to township officials. “After consulting with township administration, construction and health officials, the owners of the Union Theater have voluntarily decided to cease operations effective March 3, 2020,” said a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick high School Drama Club will present the classic musical Guys and Dolls on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14, 7 PM; Sunday, March 15 at 3 PM; and Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21, 7 PM at the Joseph Sweeney Auditorium at EBHS. Set in ...

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BEACH HAVEN — Chris Vernon and his Mercer Management Team appeared before the Beach Haven Land Use Board on Monday night for approximately three hours to continue their application to develop Morrison's Marina and convert it into a brand new Beach Haven Hotel and Marina.   The meeting began with ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Three West Orange High School (WOHS) musicians—Stanley Lim (Symphonic Band - trumpet), Matthew Veal (Wind Ensemble - euphonium) and Vincent Egan (Symphonic Band - percussion)—recently performed with the New Jersey All-State Concert Band at New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Jacob Updyke, a junior at Millburn High School has known for a long time that he wants to be in animation as a career. But in the past year, that dream has come much closer to realization, as Updyke has found himself winning accolade after accolade for "You Reap What You Sow," ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Gallery on Main’s "Artist of the Month" series continues with an exhibition of photography by Metuchen artist Imma Barrera on view now through March 31st. A free opening reception hosted by the artist will be held at the gallery on Saturday, March 7th, from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Beauty and the Beast is coming to the Sparta High School stage.  After nearly three months of work the cast and crew is excited to present this magical fairy tale to the community. In her 19th year as director/producer at Sparta High School, Angela DeLuccia said,  “The Sparta High ...

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HANOVER, NJ - The music of Swedish pop group ABBA has always captivated audiences worldwide. The same thing happened again when their music was adapted into a musical by playwright Catherine Johnson in 1999. Since then, its popularity has garnered it a film adaptation in 2008 (staring Meryl Streep, ...

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In honor of Women’s History Month, on Sunday, March 15 at 2pm the South Plainfield Public Library will present “Reclaiming Our Voices: New Jersey’s Central Role in the Fight for Women’s Suffrage”, a program done by Carol Simon Levin and sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Public ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Jefferson School first grader and her father were looking forward to what would be Cameron King’s first “daddy-daughter dance.” But when they attempted to register, they found the popular event had sold out. Cameron had experienced a rough past several months and so learning ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School Theater Department is preparing to whisk audiences back to the 1920s for their performances of “Chicago: High School Edition” next week. The musical delves into the story of two murderesses locked up together in the Cook County Jail. Roxie Hart ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Into The Woods tells the tale of a Baker (Will DeLargy) and his Wife (Brenna Thornton), and their complicated quest to begin a family. A curse placed on their house by a spiteful Witch (Juliette Trumbull) has rendered the Baker and his Wife childless, so they set off into the woods ...

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Only 17 more days until it's officially spring and the Hub City has yet another jam-packed week full of great events. Check out our list below.   Monday, March 2 Marking Feminine Power: Women, the Sacred, and Equity from 7 to 9 p.m. Where: Rutgers College Avenue Student Center An ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Students at J.P. Case Middle School performed "Lion King Jr." over two days at the end of February. Performing were Arianna Bellotti, William Coey, Avery Richardson, Quinn Mazzeo, Max Keller, Alex Zatuchney, Justin Rawlins, Callie Aversano, Savanna Fleisher, Reena Verma, Dylon ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center and Bridgewater Township co-sponsored the Winter Carnival Sunday, with carnival games, a "Frozen" room, arts and crafts and much more.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - When Neal Shusterman, award-winning author of 53 young adult novels, began his writing career, he was not much older than the eighth graders he addressed in a conversational style assembly at Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School Feb. 24. It was the encouragement of his ninth grade ...

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RED BANK, NJ: Like to have a pop before, during or after your theater show? Well, hoist up a glass, you might be able to. In a bill that was signed into law on January 21, 2020, non-profit theaters with 50 or more seats may apply for a liquor license.  The thinking is that this will help ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Little Ant is celebrating 'Read Across America' day in Nutley at our Little Free Libraries across the township. First edition 'Little Ant' books were placed in Little Free Libraries in Nutley, Bloomfield, and Montclair over the weekend, just in time for Read Across America ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- 'Cheers to 125 Years" kicked off the first of three 125th Anniversary celebrations in the Borough of Mountainside. The sold out Gala, which was held at the Springfield Hilton Garden Inn, drew 350 guests to the Feb. 21, cocktail reception.   Councilwomen Deanna Andre and ...

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METROPARK, NJ - Rule #193 in Jon Bramnick's Book "Why People Don't Like You", says you shouldn't eat pungent food when sitting near someone.  Good advice for a train ride crowded with hundreds of business people and politicians as they participated in the Walk to Washington trip to DC this past ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Much of Paterson’s former glory can be attributed to the growth of textile mills that once employed a large swath of local residents. For decades industry, fueled by the Great Falls, brought waves of immigrants to the city, including Bangladeshis that started arriving in the ...

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VERONA, NJ - TheVerona Town Council will conduct two special meetings this week to discuss and finalize the 2020 budget.  Public meetings will be held on Monday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in  Municipal Building, 600 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, New Jersey. To view Monday's agenda, click here. To ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - The Metuchen Arts Council will present "Metuchen Jazz -- Education Series 2020" its first-ever educational series dedicated to educating the public about jazz.  The series this year will include six sessions, beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, with a presentation ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Around Denville and other small towns, there are music concerts where local bands either play their own original songs or covers of classical, rock, swing and British invasion. On Feb. 29, township residents got to experience some new sounds at the Denville Community Church. The ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Millburn High School’s spring musical, Footloose, premiered on Friday, Feb 28. The show follows the life of high school senior, Ren McCormack. After his father leaves the family, Ren and his mother, move from Chicago to the small, conservative town of Bomont. In Bomont, minister ...

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NEW JERSEY - Happy Leap Day! It is February 29 and if any New Jersey residents were born today there are plenty of freebies leapers can take advantage of. Ski lovers can get a free lift ticket at the American Dream's Big Snow as well as at Mountain Creek in Vernon. Leaplings must bring ...

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