Arts & Entertainment

June 1, 2020

SPECIAL SERVICES Book Fix Looking for your next great reading fix? Get personalized recommendations from a JPL Librarian - for all ages!  Fill out a form at http://johnsonlib.org/bookfix and you’ll receive a list of suggestions in 2-3 business days.  Happy reading! Resume Remedy The ...

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. — They say one man’s trash is another’s treasure.  For vintage food expert Old Smokey and collector Josh Macuga, cohosts of the History Channel’s “Eating History” — a reality show where the men are on a quest to unearth (and eat!) the oldest foods to have stood the test of time ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — In the midst of a devastating pandemic, there’s only one way the YWCA of Northern New Jersey thought could help the saddened world out of a funk while raising much-needed funds towards its mission: dancing! To sustain their much-needed programming during these difficult times, ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- City officials regret to inform the public that Hackensack will be canceling several summer programs and events to ensure the health and safety of all residents during the continuing COVID-19 crisis. The City believes these cancelations, while unfortunate, are in the best ...

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ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — Celebrate the music and dancing of the King of Pop at “The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience” starring Joby Rogers at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood this August. Rogers is the only tribute artist to ever appear as the Gloved One on the cover of Rolling Stone.

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SPECIAL SERVICES Book Fix Looking for your next great reading fix? Get personalized recommendations from a JPL Librarian - for all ages!  Fill out a form at johnsonlib.org/bookfix and you’ll receive a list of suggestions in 2-3 business days.  Happy reading! Resume Remedy The Resume Remedy ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's ArtsBergen Virtual Art Social Media Campaign, 'The Daily Arts Dose' will be held from Monday, May 4 to Wednesday, May 20. The public can experience a different work of art, once a day for two weeks, and "like" their favorite ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- As the city’s downtown continues its transformation into a retail and residential destination with the myriad of high-end apartment complexes currently under construction, the City of Hackensack and the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation are working with Together North ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Johnson Public Library and BCCLS (the Bergen County Cooperative Library System) are taking steps to help patrons who don’t have a library card register for a special virtual library card. This virtual library card provides access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines.  JPL ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — As we hunker down at home to self-quarantine amid the throes of this historic coronavirus pandemic, it’s safe to assert we’re all feeling somewhat stuck in our lives.  With the state essentially on lockdown with a number of our favorite so-called “non-essential” businesses ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), a leader in creative placemaking in the region, is offering scholarships to attend The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking's Northeast Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit from March 26 to 27 in ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Hackensack is honoring Black History Month with a series of exciting community events celebrating the history and culture of African Americans. Festivities began on Saturday with an event in the Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC) titled “Celebrating Our Stories,” featuring ...

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ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — Tickets to see Boyz II Men perform live at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood on Saturday, May 9 at 8 p.m. will go on sale this Friday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m.  Boyz II Men remains one of the most truly iconic R&B groups in music history. The group redefined popular ...

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ENGLEWOOD, NJ -- Tickets to see Howie Mandel at the Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., on Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m. will go on sale on Friday, January 31 at 11 a.m. Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for more than 30 years. Mandel currently serves as ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invite the public to view a free art exhibit showcasing photography from members of the Teaneck Camera Club. The exhibit will be on view from January 8 to January 31. The exhibit will be held in the 5th ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- To commemorate The League of Women Voters' centennial on February 14, 2020, the league will join other local and state leagues around the country in a nationwide day of action called "Women Power the Vote."     During the week, the league will celebrate this historic occasion ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — Within the sunny, rugged oasis of Bear Mountain, Utah, a 1,400-pound Grizzly Bear named Bart yanks on a rope which is fastened to Hackensack resident Chrissi Shewchuk’s 5’3,” 138-pound body. With her long brown hair swept off her face in two braids, Shewchuk digs her heels into an ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hackensack’s Mayor and Council were joined by Santa Claus and many residents last night for its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Courthouse Green. The event included snacks and musical performances from the young cast of “The Christmas Caper," a holiday musical ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. – The City of Hackensack is on a winning streak. During Wednesday night's drawing for the Jersey Cash 5 Jackpot, two lucky lottery tickets each worth $234,625 purchased in convenience stores in Hackensack and Paterson matched all five numbers drawn. The winners split the ...

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NEWARK, N.J. — BET Networks is holding an open casting call this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14 for new original scripted miniseries “Uptown” with Emmy Award-winning casting director Robi Reed and entertainment innovator Andre Harrell in Newark. Actors, singers, rappers and dancers who look ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- City resident Chrissi Shewchuk will appear on tonight's episode of "Man Vs. Bear," a new series that premiered last Wednesday on the Discovery Channel. Every week, three Grizzly bears -- Bart, Honey Bump and Tank -- will compete in various challenges against three human ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The City of Hackensack’s annual Tree Lighting event planned for this evening has been canceled and scheduled for Thursday, December 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Courthouse Green. The event will feature Santa Claus, himself, the Victorian Carolers, the Hackensack High School Choir and ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J.  -- A New Jersey Lottery ticket worth $10,000 was sold at Budy's Wine & Liquors in Hackensack during the December 3 drawing, which matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball.  The liquor store on Hudson Street was one of two that sold the third-tier ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The City of Hackensack’s annual Tree Lighting event has been rescheduled for Monday, December 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Courthouse Green. The event will feature Santa Claus, himself, the Victorian Carolers, the Hackensack High School Choir and cast of the ‘Christmas Caper.’ This ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. – The 55th Annual Bergen County Art in the Park Show produced winners from Hackensack and Paramus. In the competition on October 12 at Van Saun County Park in Paramus, roughly 100 adult visual artists were judged. First, second and third place winners along with honorable ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. – As commuters stepped off the NJ Transit buses and moseyed through the Hackensack Bus Station at rush hour on Monday night, members of the city’s Creative Arts Team drew their attention to a funky art installation they’re calling The Hacktivator.  Inside this neon green-lit ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- At the turn of the 20th Century, North Jersey was the birthplace of the motion picture industry, where over a dozen studios, including Universal Film (now Universal Pictures) and Fox Entertainment were housed in Fort Lee. The borough is also where trailblazing actresses such as ...

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Hackensack, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of Chosen Freeholders will host a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Tuesday, October 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Two Bergen County Plaza. The celebration will feature a performance by Latin music star and Paramus native Matt Hunter ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- The 55th Annual Bergen County Art in the Park Show and Concert is scheduled for Saturday, October 12 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Van Saun County Park in Paramus with a rain date of Sunday, October 13.    More than 100 adult visual artists will be featured in this exhibition and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – You’ve heard Whitney Houston and Chaka Khan win over the hearts of millions with their impassioned warbling of “I’m Every Woman,” and sang along to Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s endearing duet of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” But Valerie Simpson’s performance of them — the ...

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