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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6th Annual Sustainable Living Empowerment Conference this Saturday

May 25, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The 6th Annual Sustainable Living Empowerment Conference will convene this Saturday May 26, 2018 at Elmwood United Presbyterian 135 Elmwood Avenue, East Orange, NJ.

This year’s theme, ‘Building Communities Through Sustainability’ underlies the deep commitment of the City and the special guests panelist poised to bring a ton of knowledge to our community on ...

We Will Rise: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World

May 25, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The ladies of Rho Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority are hosting a screening of We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World on Wednesday, May 30th at 7:00 pm at the West Orange Public Library, 46 Mount Pleasant Avenue, West Orange, NJ.   The film takes a journey with global leaders and activists- including former ...

Governor Phil Murphy to Speak at Bloomfield College Commencement

May 15, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The 145th Commencement at Bloomfield College will take place Friday on the 11 acre campus in the heart of Bloomfield at 9:30 a.m. 

The program will include  remarks from honorary degree recipients New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy; Christian McBride, six-time Grammy-winning jazz bassist; and Prof. Deog-Seong Oh, President of Chungnam ...

7 Ways to Reduce Negative Stress with Music

In the last article, we looked at a range of different physical and mental exercises to help relieve stress. "But," we hear you say, "I’m too busy to do any of those things."

Fortunately, there are other ways to reduce the negative stress that you can do while you are working in the office or at home. One of the best is to use music.

1. Wake Up with Music

Avoid ...

The Best Stress-Busting Exercises

In the last article, we discussed how to spot bad stress. Now we want to look at some of the best exercises for beating stress. These can be physical and mental exercises.

Physical Exercise

Physical exercise relieves stress, increases energy, and enhances mood. It can also help you lose weight and feel great. Any exercise is great if it gets you up and moving, and away from your desk at ...

When Good Stress Becomes Bad Stress

In the last email, we looked at how to set your own goals in life so you do not feel as if things are out of control and that everyone is driving your life except you. Your boss can’t have that kind of stressful power over you if you know you are doing your best and actively adding to your skills all the time.

Your mother can’t pull your strings like a puppet if you cut them and ...

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Fri, June 15, 7:00 PM

The Van Vleck House and Gardens, Montclair

Taste of the Oranges Soiree

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East Orange Mayor Ted Green Recognizes Historic Nurse and New Jersey Hall of Fame Inductee Clara Louise Maass during National Nurses Week

May 25, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - In recognition and appreciation of nurses everywhere, during National Nurses Week, the Honorable Ted Green, Mayor of East Orange, New Jersey will present a proclamation in recognition of historic nurse Clara Louise Maass (1876-1901), a native of East Orange, who was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Maass was officially inducted on Sunday, May 6th.  ...