Arts & Entertainment

East Orange Continues its Legendary Summer Jazz in the Plaza Series


EAST ORANGE, NJ - One of the mainstays of summer for the residents of East Orange is the annual Jazz in the Plaza Series. Long before it became popular to host outdoor concert events as drivers for economic improvement, East Orange had already created an event where its town folk could come, eat good food and listen to the incredible sounds of local and international artists. And though the original Jazz in the Plaza format goes back over 20 years ago; it has grown and developed into something special under the current Taylor administration.

The City has teamed with sponsors, East Orange General Hospital, Discover Jersey Arts and the Arts Council of East Orange to transform the front of City Hall into a cozy outdoor venue, complete with food and product venders for one’s shopping pleasure. 

However, the primary focus is squarely on the many wonderful jazz artists that grace the stage at East Orange.  Last week the City featured Hunter Hayes as the special guest.

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Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes is a New Jersey R & B Singer and Saxophone player from Montclair New Jersey. He was raised in the church and at 15 years old a minister gave him an old silver saxophone which he taught himself to play by ear. 

In 1968 at 18 years old, he and his band 'The HotLine" were signed to De-Lite Records along with Kool & The Gang and GQ . In 1991 Hunter put his writing skills to work and wrote the theme song for a TV show called, Due Process, which has since won 7 Emmy awards and still airs twice a week on NJN. 

Hunter has not been afraid to Sing and speak the Truth about Controversial subjects such as Racism, Marriage & Child abuse.

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Man Charged with Crashing Truck into East Orange Planned Parenthood Clinic

February 18, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and East Orange Public Safety Director Sheliah Coley announced Friday that Marckles Alcius, 31, with a last known address in Lowell, Massachusetts, has been charged with carrying out a truck attack on the Planned Parenthood East Orange Health Clinic on February 14, 2018, using a stolen bakery delivery truck.

Alcius has ...

Mayor Green and the City of East Orange Hosts A Black History Debate

February 19, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Ted R. Green, East Orange City Council and Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs will host a reenactment of the age-old debate between Booker T. Washington and Dr. W.E.B. DuBois on Thursday February 22, 2018 at the East Orange Campus High School Auditorium.

The debate which pits those in favor of Washington’s philosophy of self-help and racial solidarity ...

Essex County Freeholders Celebrate African-American History Month

February 22, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – At its 2018 African-American History Month Celebration on Wednesday at the Hall of Records in Newark, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience, and spirit of the African-American community.

Brendan Gill, board president and Freeholder At-Large, first acknowledged African-American contributions, both past and present, in ...

Procrastinating About Keeping Up to Date on Your Data Entry

Last time we talked about maintaining good records and saving receipts; this time we’ll focus on why you should not procrastinate on your data entry.

Taxes are on a pay-as-you-go basis. You owe taxes every quarter on your earnings minus your expenses. If you’re not doing your bookkeeping as needed, including reconciliation of accounts and closing out accounts, then you’re ...

Not Saving All Receipts and Keeping Good Records

We talked last time a little bit about overstating income and not counting the deductions that you can. We also talked a bit about receipts. But, it’s so important that we’re going to bring it up again here.

Keeping receipts and keeping good records is an important thing to do for your business because it’s going to make a lot of difference when you look at your financial ...

Cheating Yourself Out of Money

Do you have a system in place for saving relevant receipts for your business? If not, you need to get one. One of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make is avoiding saving receipts in an organized manner, which forces them to end up not deducting what could be deducted. This can cause you to overstate your business income, and consequently, you’ll end up paying more taxes.

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