Arts & Entertainment

June 10, 2021

CAMDEN, NJ – A local non-profit focused on the arts hopes to raise awareness around environmental racism in the city through a community-oriented project with the help of the Trust for Public Land. On Friday at 6 p.m. the Superior Arts Institute will hold an interactive exhibit and open mic at ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Local officials are hoping that live music will be a good incentive to get people in the city vaccinated. All the county’s Summer Park Concert Series events during June will have vaccines available, including the two events in Camden’s Wiggins Park. On June 8, Jazzmeia Horn, an ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- "I totally forgot I submitted. I was in shock when I won!" Scotch Plains-based author Robert Constant's marketing plan for his latest children's book was derailed by COVID, but a recent award is giving his book new life.  Hello Grandma!, Constant's second children book ...

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CAMDEN NJ – Art can affect how we see the world around us. That’s precisely what sponsors of a new, large-scale city art exhibit hope happens. On Earth Day – April 22 – the city is to unveil six one-of-a-kind, family-friendly art exhibits at various prominent venues. The six-month exhibits, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The county is getting ready to resume its popular outdoor summer concert series at Wiggins Waterfront Park after a year-long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. Count parks department crews are erecting the concert stage this week at Wiggins Waterfront Park, off Riverside Drive, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – People working on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight are getting a “thank you” from the Battleship New Jersey this weekend. Physicians, nurses, EMTs, hospital employees, home healthcare/in-home support personnel, food bank volunteers, and their families are eligible for special ...

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CLEMENTON, NJ — An anonymous buyer has bid $2.37 million to rescue one of our nation's oldest amusement parks, 12 miles south of Camden, from being dismantled and sold for redevelopment. Pieces of Clementon Park and Splash World, which closed in 2019, were being sold off in a virtual auction ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden Comic Con, canceled last year by Rutgers due to COVID-19, will shift to a seven-week virtual exhibit starting April 1. Although there won’t be 12 Spider-men web-slinging in front of the student center and boxes of old issues to rifle through, organizers say this year will ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — This Earth Day, Camden will make be making a big statement when it comes to the need for more environmental initiatives and bio-diversity with the launch of six public art projects.  Each artwork, announced last January as part of a $1 million Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Cramer Hill residents met virtually Tuesday to consider artwork for a new mural that will beautify the street while paying homage to their neighborhood. Roberto Morales and Angel Fernandez, the hometown artists commissioned for the piece, each mocked up a design - allowing neighbors ...

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SPARTA, NJ – History is being made in Sparta as seven girls earn the rank of Eagle Scout in Scout Troop 1150.  The girls are among the first in Scouts BSA who are eligible for the rank.  Scouts BSA opened their program to girls in 2018 and set Feb 2021 as the first date they are eligible to become ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The start of Black History Month also means a bevy of virtual Camden events, which residents can safely participate in from home. Learn about the city’s history as it relates to slavery with artist Sandra Turner Barnes, join Professor Tiffany N. Florvil while she discusses “the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden FireWorks, an arts organization located in a refurbished waterfront south firehouse, has appointed a new executive director. Asiyah Kurtz, a Haddon Heights councilwoman originally from Memphis, Tennessee, is taking over for Cassie MacDonald - who stepped down officially Jan.

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CAMDEN, NJ — Danielle Jackson’s setup is modest but really, when you come to think of it, not much is needed to enter a new literary world. Her mother typing at a desktop in the adjacent room, Jackson gets settled near the sofa. Beside her: a laptop, a bulky Book Club planner and copies of both ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden muralist Roberto Morales’ makeshift workspace doubles as a private tattoo studio. Hints of artistic flair are evident from the moment you step in. The TV - blasting music videos - is bordered by small white light bulbs. Mirrors have been framed in gold and the black walls ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Three Camden residents have been named the winners of a local contest focused on illegal dumping, an issue that costs the city as much as $4 million to clean up each year. The contest, announced in November, invited anyone from Camden aged 15 and up to submit an essay in English, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Murals already populate large swaths of Camden City. There’s the colorful and flowery display at North Camden Pool created by The Super Poor Kids. A nautical dazzle to behold in Centerville, courtesy of the Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts and youth. As well as bright artwork ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Young people in middle and high school in New Jersey are encouraged to submit short films for consideration in the Montclair Film Emerging Filmmaker Competition.  Submissions are now open for the annual Montclair Film Emerging Filmmaker Competition (EFC), a film competition open ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Before stepping into 2021, Camden residents reflecting on 2020 - a year filled with hardship, loss but also triumph - will have plenty of images to harken back to. In the gallery above are 45 images to sum up the year in the city. Some photos featured: a Black Lives Matter march ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Every branch of the Camden County Library System will have several Verizon 4G Jetpacks - small devices that provide internet access - on hand, which residents can take out on loan for free for as many as two weeks. County officials announced the initiative this week - launched while ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A holiday tradition courtesy of the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre will continue this year - albeit online - with a performance of “Three Kings Day: Holiday Dances From Around the Spanish World." The Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts will hold the free Zoom presentation, the fourth ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – Being different isn’t a bad thing and 12-year-old Franklin resident Sarai Styles has penned a book to help other young girls answer some very important questions. Mommy, why am I different?, which Sarai collaborated with her mother Judy John-Styles to write, was published Nov. 24 and ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A new mural located on the brick wall outside Camden’s correctional facility titled “Hope is a Waking Dream” was completed and unveiled Wednesday.  Local artist Angela Brown said collaboration and the value of books were among the themes she had in mind while designing it. They are ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - Beginning on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020 and going forward, Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans will receive lifetime passes  to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks, wildlife refuges and forests, the National Parks Service said. "The ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — How does it make you feel that Camden spends as much as $4 million every year to clean up trash dumped on the street? How would you prevent it from continuing and how do you think that money could be better spent in the community? Those are the prompts set forth to residents 15 and ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — From trunk-or-treats to a spooky skate party and even a haunted house, Camden is pulling out the stops to safely celebrate Halloween this year given the COVID-19 pandemic.  “I think even outside COVID it’s important to make sure our kids are safe when they’re out and receiving ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Create an online hub of the history and proposed changes surrounding Rutgers-Camden’s public symbols and monuments. Host more town halls to gain an array of feedback from students, residents and other stakeholders. Consider moving controversial artworks to campus galleries. These ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Glenn Clemons, 40, was walking to Catelli Brothers for work on this brisk Saturday morning when he suddenly encountered a dozen or so artists and volunteers on Broadway.  Turning his head to make out the lettering, he soon realized a Black Lives Matter street mural - like those ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — After closing tours following Labor Day with revenue seeing a noticeable decline, Battleship New Jersey announced Wednesday it will be back this weekend for “Fire Power” walkthroughs of its largest vessel. The Board of Trustees of the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial says ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Whether you’re an amateur painter, an aspiring podcast host or a young actor who wants to take a crack at directing. There’s no longer a need to search for a place to get the creative juices flowing.  The IDEA Center for the Arts in Camden is now open, providing not only the tools ...

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