Arts & Entertainment

May 20, 2021

ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage develops and produces vibrant plays about local and global experiences. They are said to bring communities together for artistic events that spark conversations and create understanding and change. Now, people all over can experience Luna Stage virtually with their newest ...

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ORANGE, NJ — What's the capitol of Maine? Students in Grades 5 – 8 will answer questions like this when they compete virtually in the “6th Annual Geography Bee.”  The event will take place on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 6 PM. Supporters who want to watch can do so by using the link ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — In an effort to encourage residents to get vaccinated, on May 14, Essex County resident Whoopi Goldberg, Governor Murphy, First Lady Tammy Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake, Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, Reverend Melvin Wilson, ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The ribbon-cutting of the Black Lives Matter street mural was the largest socially distanced gathering of residents from East Orange and neighboring towns since the pandemic began. The outdoor event attracted about 300 mask-wearing people to appreciate the art. On a day that ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — More than 30 local artists came together this week to work on a one-of-a-kind “Black Lives Matter” mural which encompassed a year’s worth of planning and preparation.  After the killing of George Floyd sparked protests and rallies around the country in 2020, it served as a ...

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NEW JERSEY — Last Call, a film starring Jeremy Piven (Ari Gold in HBO's hit show, Entourage) about a real estate developer who returns to his roots after inheriting his family’s Irish bar in South Philadelphia and tries to turn it into a casino, opens Friday, March 19, 2021. Piven plays Mick, who ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Shut the streets down and “Enter the Wu”. This week, parts of North Arlington Ave. in East Orange were closed for the filming of “Wu Tang Clan: An American Saga.” The television series can be viewed on Hulu. Wu-Tang shocked the world with their 1993 debut album, “Enter the ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Twenty-five years ago, the epic album titled, “The Score” was recorded and released by the Fugees at the Booga Basement, located at 232 South Clinton Street in East Orange, New Jersey, and released on February 13, 1996.  The album which combined, Hip Hop, R&B, and Reggae ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — “I Say a Little Prayer for...” Dionne Warwick, the musical icon, six-time Grammy winner, and East Orange native, who has been nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.  Winners will be announced in May and the ceremony in the fall of 2021.  Although ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Jessica Felix of East Orange Campus High School has been tapped by the Nike and NY Jets sponsored Girl's Flag Football League. The league will begin Spring 2022. Jessica currently plays on the high school football team, and is the only female Jaguar. Jessica is making East Orange ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - The pandemic may have altered everyone's way of life, but through it all, the youth of the Oranges are proving their strength, resilience, and many talents. Park Avenue and Lincoln Avenue School held their Winter Concert virtually and sounded as together and on que as if ...

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(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - December 1st is World AIDS Day around the world, but for award-winning filmmaker Yucef Mayes, World AIDS Day is more than just a day, it's the theme of his next short film.  Mayes upcoming film, "The Patient" She is a Person, Not an Illness, tells the story of a loved one ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Cultural Café’, a community performing arts arm of the East Orange Public Library, blasted into Virtual Space on Tuesday with a powerful Jazz songstress Zakiyyah Zaimah and her trio.   She was also joined by activist and Jazz poet Zayid Muhammad, who opened with a lyrical ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Soon, the largest mural in the city will be for Black Lives Matter. The mural will be located at the historic Manufacturers Village in East Orange, in its largest parking lot located at Glenwood Place, between Glenwood Avenue and Prospect Street. Manufacturers Village Artists in ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, October 24th, sad news spread that the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Community Liaison, and Former East Orange Fourth Ward Councilwoman, Florence Johnson passed away.  Florence Johnson, affectionately known as “FloJo”, was a well-known active and dedicated member ...

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(NEW JERSEY) - A coalition of funders has established the New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund (NJACRF) to help ensure the survival of the state’s cultural sector that has faced economic devastation from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Fund has so far raised more than $1.6 million, including a ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Rain poured down on Newark on Saturday afternoon, but that didn’t bother the group of volunteers and spectators who convened on Halsey Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to paint a bright yellow message in giant letters on the street: “ABOLISH WHITE SUPREMACY, ALL BLACK LIVES ...

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(NEW JERSEY) — Amusement park rides, water parks and playgrounds will re-open in time for July 4th weekend, with 50% capacity and other COVID-19 protocols. “It's just a coincidence that it's a scorcher outside today, but today we are announcing that outdoor amusement parks and water parks will ...

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