Arts & Entertainment

August 24, 2018

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- Actor Garry Pastore portrays NYPD Detective John Belson in the new film Sarah Q, directed by John Gallagher. Sarah Q will make its World Premiere at The Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City during the weekend of September 21. This film is the third collaboration ...

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CLARK, NJ – Hyatt Hills Golf Complex still has several weeks available in their schedule of Billy Casper Junior Golf Camps this summer. Unlike traditional area golf camps, Hyatt Hills’ camps are held to a maximum enrollment of six students per instructor. This small group setting allows for a ...

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CRANFORD - Little Free Libraries are being installed all over the country. The book exchanges have grown to 36,000 around the world in 70 countries. Locally, we have seen little libraries popping up on front lawns. Now, a new Little Free Library at Unami Park will join the movement to share books, ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Nearly one thousand attendees were thrilled with a very special production of "Annie, Jr." staged by the CAU Community Players, a troupe of actors both with and without developmental disabilities performed at the Rahway High School Center for Performing Arts June 29-July 1. Formed ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford High School Academy of Performing Arts put on the play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” last Friday. The play depicts the life of Christopher, a young boy with a strong heart and a mind suited for math and detective work. He lives alone with his ...

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MENDHAM, NJ – Cranford High School senior Justin Witwick took third place in the 14th Annual New Jersey Shout Down Drugs Prevention Concert for his performance of his original song, “Fade Away.” The concert tasked students to create and perform songs that promote drug prevention among their ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Music will once again fill the streets of downtown Cranford with the return of the public piano. This year’s piano was donated by Donna DelGuercio and designed and painted by Alannah Clarke,  Sara Ferro,  Laura Salway Julianna Tona and art teacher Joanne Knego of Cranford High ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford High School Performing Arts Department presented its spring choral concert at the direction of CHS’ new choir director, Meghan Magnus, last Thursday. In her first year at CHS, Magnus took on the daunting task of adding new features to this year’s program. Previously, ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Thousands of people are expected to attend the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Street Fair on Sunday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fair will feature a mix of crafters, artists, vendors, live music, food, games, inflatable rides and more. The annual event is a ...

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CRANFORD, NJ- Cranford High School’s Garrett Kennedy took the crown as Mr. CHS during last week’s annual senior talent show. The talent show is a spoof beauty contest in which senior males compete to win the crown and title of Mr. CHS. The annual event raises money for a new charity each ...

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METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School Theatre Company presents "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" on the following dates: Friday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April15, 3:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or online. Students/Seniors $15 - ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A crowd of families lined up outside of YESTERcades in Downtown Westfield Friday night to be the first to play Pac-Man, Street Fighter, Space Invaders and other classic video and arcade games. Located at 151 East Broad St. (formerly City Sports), it’s is the company’s third ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Spin Doctors front man Chris Barron will bring his musical and storytelling talents to the Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey in Scotch Plains on Saturday, May 12 at 9:00 p.m.  Chris Barron rose to fame via his group the Spin Doctors in the early 90s. Their debut ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford High School put on its spring musical, "Legally Blonde," last week. The musical, based off the popular movie, told the tale of a spunky young blonde named Elle Woods, played by Katrina Wischusen, who goes to Harvard Law School to follow her love, Warner, portrayed by Dan ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford senior Alexis Acosta was in for a big surprise last week when her friend, Devon Loconte, asked her to stop by the movie theater. LoConte, who works at the theater, asked a coworker to help him set up a “promposal,” or invitation to the prom, for Acosta on the Cranford ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ is pleased to present five films this spring at the Rialto NewVision Theater, 250 East Broad Street in Westfield. Screenings begin April 10 and run through May 7. All films start at 7:30 p.m. We begin the spring series with The Testament on ...

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CRANFORD, NJ- Cranford High School opens its spring musical, Legally Blonde: The Musical, on Friday, March 16. The musical, based on the 2001 movie Legally Blonde, follows protagonist Elle Woods on her path to achieving her dreams. Although it may appear as though she leads the perfect life, she ...

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UNION, NJ - The weather’s been tough to bear the last few days, but it’s supposed to clear up just in time for Saturday’s Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. There is a possibility of scattered showers Friday, with a high of 46.  Friday night’s low is 30.  But Saturday looks mostly sunny ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Area Chinese American Association celebrated Chinese New Year Saturday at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield with more than 200 members of the local Chinese-American community in attendance. The festivities started with carnival-style activities for the kids, ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Chris Neptune's Magic, directed by Scotch Plains resident Adam Chinoy, will screen at the 2018 Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park on Saturday, March 24, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Berkeley Hotel Kingsley Ballroom. The 16th annual film festival runs from March 22-25, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two of the founding members of the Smithereens reunited at New Brunswick's Court Tavern on Saturday, Feb. 3, to pay tribute to the late Pat DiNizio, the band’s lead singer, who died in December. The concert, titled “Blood & Roses: The Court Tavern Memorial Tribute to Pat ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Musicians and singers with and without disabilities will perform in a very special cabaret-style show to help raise funds to support the programs and services of Community Access Unlimited (CAU).  Performers from CAU's Academy of Continuing Education (ACE) enrolled in the Music ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains is looking at several different ways to honor native son Pat DiNizio, the local music legend who rose to fame with his band, The Smithereens, during the 1980s. DiNizio, who died unexpectedly on Dec. 12, was proud of his roots in the community ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Gallery U Boutique, an art space and boutique on South Avenue in Downtown Westfield, will relocate at the end of the summer due to ongoing parking issues, Executive Director Robert Greco said. Gallery U is an extension of Universal Institute, a rehabilitation facility that ...

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CRANFORD, NJ- On Thursday, Jan. 11, the Cranford High School Concert Band, Drum Line, and Jazz Band presented an intimate concert in the CHS auditorium. The concert featured a mix of slow and fast pieces, including songs like “The Light Eternal,” “King Cotton March,” and, despite the date, “A ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford High School’s Acting Academy of Performing Arts performed its annual "Theatre in the Raw" showcase on Friday, Jan. 12. The showcase was a compilation of short monologues and pair acts with two long scenes. The show, directed by acting coach David Marconi, opened with a ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Bea Slater, Springfield’s “Grandmother of Rock n’ Roll” found a new gig.  On the heels of her appearance introducing Steve Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul at a Staten Island show last September, Bea won a starring role in a poster ad campaign for Jdate. The opportunity came ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford High School Fine and Performing Arts Departments will present three performances and exhibits this month. On Thursday, Jan. 11, the Fine Arts Department will showcase the work of art, crafts, graphics and photography students during its Winter Art Show in the Cranford ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — YESTERcades will open its third arcade in at 151 East Broad St. in Downtown Westfield this spring, the company announced Tuesday. The space was formerly occupied by City Sports. YESTERcades describes itself as gaming experience straight out of the “golden age of gaming.” They ...

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NEW YORK – Walter Fuhrman Palmer, the head electrician at the venerable New York Times newspaper more than 100 years ago, helped to create a legacy shared by tens of millions of people who have jammed Times Square on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the traditional countdown to the New Year. Palmer, ...

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