Arts & Entertainment

April 13, 2021

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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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 1996.  The album which combined, Hip Hop, R&B, and Reggae sold ...

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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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NEW JERSEY -- Rock legends and New Jersey Hall of Fame inductees Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi represented their home state at the Inauguration Day festivities for President Joe Biden on Wednesday, Jan. 20.  The Boss kicked off the show with an acoustic version of "Land of Hope and Dreams." ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The recent installation of a poster project in business street windows looks to offer a visual message of hope and resiliency to the community. Graphic designer and visual artist Poramit Thantapalit, a Hackensack resident, created a poster design illustrating the city's ...

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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND — With systemic racism a hot topic around the country, as U.S. cities such as Hackensack were the host site of Homeric protests staged by American youth demanding justice for George Floyd and a string of other black men and women who were victims of police brutality after their ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Singer/songwriter Jason Didner will perform a New Year’s Eve concert via Zoom on Thursday, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. to benefit Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center’s Organ Transplant Team. The Montclair musician has a deep connection to Hackensack’s Transplant ...

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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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WALDWICK, NJ – A bundle of Paterson newspapers from a half century ago was recently discovered in the attic of a Waldwick home, showing a slice of life from Fair Lawn in 1959. While moving into her new house about a month ago, Crystal Paras found several copies of The Paterson Evening News in a ...

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LOS ANGELES, CA - Hasbrouck Heights resident Jason Biggs will host a new game show set to debut in February on Fox. The actor will host "Cherries Wild," a collaboration between the network and a major soft drink brand, it was reported by Variety. The 30-minute show will debut February 14. In the ...

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NORTH JERSEY — Have you ever found yourself in need of rescuing when no one was there, so you decided to be the hero you needed for someone else?  Such was the case for author Regina Conroy. A victim of childhood abuse, she’s familiar with the pain of ill-treatment. It’s been five decades since ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announces that the Bergen County Parks Department will open a regulation National Hockey League-size ice-skating rink and a smaller synthetic children’s practice rink this holiday season in Van Saun County Park. The Rink @ Winter Wonderland ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Due to the sharp increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Totowa and West Paterson Fire Departments made the decision to cancel the 2020 Holiday Lights Parade for the safety of the community and the first responders who organize and participate in the event.  Organizers of the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — If you’re thinking about buying a lottery ticket, you might want to buy one in the City of Hackensack.  A third-tier prizewinning Mega Millions New Jersey Lottery ticket sold at the ShopRite in Hackensack on South River Street winning the lucky ticket holder $10,000 after ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The City of Hackensack is pleased to announce they held a successful “Boo Thru” event on Saturday, October 31, at Foschini Park. It was hosted by the Hackensack Department of Recreation, with assistance from the Department of Public Works and the Police and Fire ...

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SPRINGFIELD/JERSEY CITY, NJ -- With the sale of the New York Mets to Steve Cohen marking the end of the Wilpon era, fans are re-energized about the team. When they initially bought their stake in 1980, the Wilpons built a winning team and delivered a World Series victory in 1986. However, after the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Halloween may have been a lot different this year with enforced social distancing given the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, but it wasn’t enough to stop the City in Motion from having a spooky good time. There were several Halloween activities held throughout the city on the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- After visiting Foschini Park on Halloween for what is promised to be a delightfully spooky display from the Recreation and Art Departments from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., city residents are encouraged to return to the parking lot for a drive-in Movie Under the Stars, showing of "Black ...

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GLEN ROCK, N.J. -- Is your perfectly-carved pumpkin being ravaged by local wildlife? As Halloween draws closer, families are putting out jack-o-lanterns to celebrate, but, unfortunately, many of those pumpkins are being quickly devoured by squirrels. If you don’t remember this being a problem ...

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NORTH JERSEY —The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's ArtsBergen initiative joins thousands of arts organizations, programs and communities nationwide to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month. On October 23, the NNJCF's ArtsBergen initiative opens the second round of "The Daily ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Witches in black pointed hats stirring cauldrons. Sugar skulls and coffins. Endearing scarecrows. And, if the big, fake black spiders in their thickly-woven cobwebs aren’t enough to send tingles down your spine, there will be plenty of whimsical ghosts! For the first year ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The City in Motion is on a lucky streak. During Sunday night’s Jersey Cash 5 jackpot drawing, a winning ticket holder raked in $694,658 after their ticket — which was purchased at ShopRite, located at 500 South River Street in Hackensack — matched all five numbers, New Jersey ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative continues its work with the City of Hackensack to create a vibrant downtown with the launch of 'Hackensack on the Rise' poster project.  This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announces that the Bergen County Zoo, located in Van Saun County Park, has officially reopened to the general public just in time for Labor Day. The Zoo will reopen with several newly installed upgrades to enforce social distancing and ...

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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 lead matching ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- For many people, quarantining at home gave them a chance to tick a few items off their bucket lists, like perfecting cooking skills, signing up for an online course or finally cleaning out that overstuffed closet. Lauren Zisa wound up finishing something she started long ago ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- When was the last time someone read you a story? If it hasn't been since kindergarten, it might be time to rediscover this simple pleasure being enjoyed by people around the world in growing numbers. Having someone read to you is totally acceptable for adults... and its happening ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has announced who the inductees are for the incoming Class of 2019-2020 – a "Who's Who" of some of the Garden State’s best and brightest. Among them are Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, two-time Super Bowl Champion Eli Manning, ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -  With the shutdown of much of the entertainment industry due to the current state of the country, two Wood-Ridge teenagers found themselves taking part in a different type of production: "BEETLEJUICE: The Online Musical" | The Unauthorized Musical Parody. Adam Lucas, chief ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – The lower lake at Darlington County Park will reopen for swimming activities on Friday, July 24, according to an announcement from Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco.  The announcement follows the June 9 Executive Order No. 153 issued by Governor Phil Murphy allowing municipal and ...

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