Arts & Entertainment

April 29, 2021

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy announced the Your Voice, Your Shot video contest that urges New Jersey residents to share why they and others are getting vaccinated. The contest calls for compelling, creative, and captivating videos, and a number of finalists will be chosen. The public will then ...

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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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LONG BRANCH, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law S-3521, which provides $15 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for arts and cultural venues throughout New Jersey. The bill – sponsored by Senators Joseph Lagana, Dawn Marie Addiego, and Vin Gopal and Assembly Members Linda Carter, Angela ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has announced live in-person performances. The theatre group will be reopening their Back Yard Stage in Florham Park, an outdoor venue that will accommodate COVID safety precautions, said the group. Shakespeare’s perennial favorite, A ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When Ann Taylor shuttered its store on East Broad Street last year, leaving yet another storefront vacant in Downtown Westfield, it was the last thing the community wanted — especially Westfield’s Ward brothers, who own the commercial space. Seven months later, the Wards have a ...

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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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ROXBURY, NJ — Most language instructors can easily go online and find music videos to add life to their lessons. But Roxbury resident Keith Massey, who teaches Latin, didn’t have that luxury. “Nothing like that existed for Latin,” said the 54-year-old Leonia High School language ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Michael Perrota spent the majority of his life growing up in Nutley. A 1997 Nutley High graduate who was the captain of the football team his senior year, Perrota still returns frequently to visit his family, including his parents, who still reside in town. "My family came to ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Summer swimming is back in Glen Rock. The Borough Council is preparing to open its pool after closing for the season last year due to covid-19 concerns. On March 10, the council agreed to move forward with the opening of the pool, 390 Doremus Avenue, pending state guidelines and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- 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. Piven plays Mick, who ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — With each holiday's arrival, one constant in Bloomfield is an imaginative scene on display in front of 226 Lakewood Drive.  From elaborate Christmas displays to an essential workers' tribute during the pandemic, resident James Joanow utilizes mannequins to help celebrate the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Trenton City Hall posed as the United States Capitol recently as TV star Patrick Dempsey and the crew of the upcoming CBS program "Ways and Means" In looking for a location to shoot the political drama, the show re-imagined the Town Hall in the New Jersey Capitol as the Capitol in ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - This Thursday, Middlesex County officials got to meet Chris Meloni and some Law and Order: Organized Crime crew members as they set up to film at the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Training Center in Edison. Filming gave some locals a behind-the-scenes look at the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Five artists have been selected by Newark officials to submit preliminary designs for a monument that will honor Harriet Tubman - the heroic abolitionist who made the city an important stop on the Underground Railroad as she led enslaved African-Americans out of the South to ...

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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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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Arts Council of Glen Rock is hosting a virtual custom-curated program featuring selections from the Thomas Edison Film Festival 40th anniversary season.   On Feb. 27 at 7 p.m., the Arts Council is presenting several films virtually, including include Beyond Noh, an animated ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Artists who live or work in Bergen County are invited to apply to "Studio Sneak Peek" sponsored by The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's ArtsBergen. Three artists from the visual and performing arts will be selected to participate by creating pre-recorded videos in their ...

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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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MORRITOWN, NJ - Grey's Anatomy alumni Patrick Dempsey is headed to Morristown this upcoming week beginning Jan. 25.   Eye Productions Inc. of Brooklyn will be filming a pilot episode for a new CBS series called "Ways & Means" of which Dempsey has a starring role. Dempsey is also an Executive ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Anyone who attended an outdoor movie in the Memorial Pool parking lot this summer may appreciate the fact the borough purchased its own outdoor movie equipment setup. Borough Manager Jim Van Kruiningen, during a municipal budget meeting on Jan. 19, said the borough had purchased ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- New Jerseyan rockers Bruce Springsteen adn Jon Bon Jovi is among numerous stars from the entertainment world who will perform during Joe Biden's Inauguration TV Special that will take place instead of a traditional Inaugural Ball. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Did you check your ticket?  The New Jersey Lottery has announced a second tier winning Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million was sold at the 7-Eleven in Sparta, located at 85 Sparta Avenue. The winning ticket matches five “white ball” numbers drawn on Friday, January 15 for a $1 ...

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It may be the only thing that there is just too little of, but the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will be providing a contribution to the all-too-precious commodity when, on January 14, it debuts the next edition in the popular 'Love Series'. The first stamp in the Series was issued in 1973.

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The borough is currently working with the Historical Commission to determine how to move ahead with the Naugle House off Dunkerhook Road. "We had a few options suggested to us, and we will be sending them to the Historical Commission for review," Mayor Kurt Peluso said this ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Young people in middle and high school 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 to students ...

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Another year has come to an end. For many, this is the time when we reflect on the past 365 days, take stock of where we are, and decide the path of our life moving forward. We make a list of things we want to change and create resolutions to get the job done. Often, we start the year off with a ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Brendan Perry became the 134th Eagle Scout of Fair Lawn’s Troop 53 in December. Perry has served as the Senior Patrol Leader of Troop 53 and has lead the unit through the trials and tribulations of the pandemic. Prior to becoming Senior Patrol Leader, Perry served as the Troop’s ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The borough announced the winners of the Winter Wonderland Home Decorating contest this weekend and three homes stood out. Residents of 163 Sycamore, 34 Berkeley and 123 Hamilton will each receive a $50 gift certificate to the Glen Rock business or restaurant of their choice and ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Fair Lawn Police Department is holding a Police Car Poster Contest for young residents (children up to 4th grade). The drawings, in color or black-and-white, can be drawn on standard 8x11" printer paper. The artist’s name and contact information should be written on the back ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - "It's Santa, it's Santa!" Those were some of the cries in neighborhoods of Fair Lawn as the Santa truck left Fire Company #3 on the corner of Plaza Road and Rosalie Street with the jolly old elf perched on the top of a decorated fire truck. And, boy, did he make the rounds.

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