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February 4, 2023

NEW JERSEY– The Garden State Film Festival will roll out the red carpet to celebrate 21 years when it returns bigger and better than ever March 23 – 26. Films bring people together to create them and to watch them, and the Garden State Film ...

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NEW JERSEY - Moviegoers experienced a meta moment at the Cranford Theater during an invite-only special screening on Thursday evening. As the lights dimmed and the movie began to roll, actors William H. Macy and Diane Keaton appeared on screen—seated in the Cranford Theater. It was the opening ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ: Let's Talk Film in New Jersey! Under New Jersey’s film and TV tax incentive, production in the Garden State Film Business is booming, and the forecast is steady continued growth.  In 2021 alone, Film in NJ had revenue of over $500 million, with 68 feature films and 132 TV series ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ: The annual community event everyone loves is set for January 28! Celebration of the Lunar New Year with Jersey Shore Chinese School and Center for Mandarin Learning!  The Community is welcome to the amazing celebration performance to be held at Bell Works,101 Crawford Corners Road, ...

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RED BANK, NJ: Nearly 2000 community members were immersed in the true meaning of the Season as they enjoyed the Holiday Express benefit concerts, held shortly before Christmas, on December 19 and 20, at Count Basie Center in Red Bank. The venue was packed with over 1700 people attending the ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ: TAPinto Holmdel is excited to announce that Holmdel local, Mia Leberknight, 13, will be performing in the new 2023 National Tour of “Hits! The Musical.” Leberknight, is a 7th grader at the William R. Satz School.  TAPinto spoke recently with the Leberknight family, and Mia ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - Making a big bet on New Jersey, Netflix is now coming to Fort Monmouth.  According to an announcement, Netflix plans to invest $848 million in capital improvements to make 292 acres into 12 sound stages totaling nearly 500,000 square feet of new construction. Other parts of ...

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2022 Christmas Movie Guide  I’m not sure when it happened, but sometime in the past few years a classic red pickup truck became a symbol of Christmas. You can find them on seasonal home décor, T-shirts, wood signs, and in many, many rom com Christmas movies. My first memory of seeing the old red ...

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The 2023 WINTER SESSION at the Middletown Arts Center is now! To experience the Middletown Arts Center, is to love the MAC! There is something for everyone to enjoy and the friendly, professional team members make everyone feel ...

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Holmdel Theatre Company is proud to welcome Samantha Williams who "gave one of this season's great breakout performances in Caroline, or Change "  (Theatremania) for one night only! This night will be a mashup of music that feeds the soul.

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Georgia the Christmas Pup pictured above is enjoying the season! 2022 Christmas Movie Guide  Christmas Movie Reviews and Recommendations Continue with Cathy Padilla and Georgia, the Christmas Pup! I run a rom com movie fan page on Facebook that has just about 40,000 fans of the genre.

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Georgia the Christmas Pup! TAPinto continues Cathy Padilla and Georgia's Christmas Movie coverage and 2022 Christmas Movie Guide  By Cathy Padilla: If you’re anything like me and the pup, you’re falling behind on watching all the available Christmas movies. If we add in Netflix and ...

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Santa and Mrs. Claus Arrive in Red Bank to Crowd of Nearly 5000.  Red Bank, NJ: It was a picture-perfect evening on the Friday after Thanksgiving, as families from all over Monmouth County enjoyed the annual lighting up of downtown Red Bank. Festivities began at 5:30pm over on the west side ...

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2022 Christmas Movie Guide  Thanksgiving weekend is customarily a big one for rom com movie fans, and this year is bigger than ever! Hallmark, Lifetime, and now Great American Family are pulling out all the stops and have some of their biggest stars and best offerings this week as we ...

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Above: Georgia the Christmas Pup!  2022 Christmas Movie Guide  Georgia has had the pleasure of meeting many of the stars of television’s rom coms. Overwhelmingly they have been gracious, warm, and extremely happy to meet the pup. She has her favorites, as do we all, and I can always tell ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Siobhan Fallon Hogan's latest film SHELTER in SOLITUDE will have its world premiere opening night at Kevin Smith’s first-ever SModCastle Film Festival on Wednesday, November 30th at 8:30pm.   SHELTER in SOLITUDE is the story of a death row prisoner with 10 days left to live and ...

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2022 Christmas Movie Guide with Georgia the Christmas Pup!  Georgia’s favorite Christmas movies have puppies barking or howling, or an old red truck grinding and sputtering. She joins in on the fun and noise by running around the tree. My favorites, however, have firemen with adorable cats, ...

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The movie TRAP is an amalgamation of stories about Asbury Park, New Jersey. Blurring the line between fiction and reality, centered around a group of disenfranchised youths faced with the kill-or-be-killed consequences of urban decay. See TRAP Trailer below:  WORLD-WIDE PREMIER: The movie ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY NJ: At the County Clerk’s 27th Annual Archives and History Day on October 1, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon honored the four high school student winners of the Archives and History Day Photography Contest. Along with the event’s theme, “Monuments and Markers of ...

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HAZLET, NJ: Great things are happening in Hazlet! Saturday October 29, brought a lot of excitement to town, as Hazlet's first responders sounded off sirens in celebration. The occasion?  Escorting the Raritan High School Marching Band back into town, as they carried home a State Championship ...

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WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT COLUMN CHRISTMAS MOVIE GUIDE, 2022 Georgia has always been a fan of Christmas. She was gifted to me and my mother one week before the big guy in red’s arrival and has been an expression of the love and compassion of the season every day since. If all the fun, wonderful ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ – Caissie Levy, who originated the role of Princess Elsa in the Broadway production of Frozen, performed for Holmdel Theater Company, at Holmdel's Duncan Smith Theater, to a sold-out crowd in February. Now along comes her stage sister, Patti Murin, better known to some as Princess Anna.

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CITY LIFE…. DIVERSE IMAGES OF PULSE AND RHYTHM…. PHOTOGRAPHIC DISPLAY BY BLACK GLASS GALLERY, AT MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER, NOV. 4  INTO DECEMBER. MIDDLETOWN, NJ– “City Life” a diverse photo exhibition from 38 member photographers representing the Black Glass Gallery(BGG) photo collective, will be ...

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Christmas Rom Com stars L to R: Jonathan Bennett, Rachel Boston holding Georgia, Lacey Chabert, and Nikki DeLoach. Photo credit Cathy Padilla.  A guest column from entertainment reporter; Cathy Padilla and RomCom Christmas Pup; Georgia There seems to be two camps on the Christmas craze ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ: The MAC Players, the MAC's community theater group, returns this fall with the creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky and altogether ooky The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy! The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy! Get your tickets HERE today! It's a great way to have a great ...

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HAZLET, NJ: Hazlet's Hope Network is working 24/7 to save lives from deadly substance use disorders. Soon they will be raising funds at their annual gala, and you can help. This just in: Late announcement!  Mike "The Situation" will be joining Bobby Bandiera at this year's Hazlet's Hope ...

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BELMAR, NJ— Lovers of ‘The Old Country’ needn’t fret, for the Feast Of San Gennaro will be returning to Belmar for its 10th year this weekend, Sept. 17 and 18. Residents can once again indulge with all things Italian including delicious food and dazzling crafts. Additionally, participants can enjoy ...

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  MIDDLETOWN, NJ: A new sitcom, 'On Our Own' created local and starring local talent,is available for streaming on Amazon Prime.  The full season one of On Our Own is now available streaming on Amazon. TAPinto met up with creator and director, who also stars in On Our Own, Middletown's ...

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Songwriters On The Beach: Event by 90.5 The Night.  Dates: Thursdays, July 14 - August 25 Newark Avenue Beach ("The Horseshoe") on the Bradley Beach Broadwalk, Newark Ave and Ocean Ave N, Bradley Beach NJ 07720 Free More ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY: Great entertainment is often local!  Enjoy the Twelfth Night William Shakespeare free at Brookdale Community College  Dates: July 14, 15, 16, 17 and 21, 22, 23, 24 at 7:00 pm On the Great Lawn behind Larrison Hall on the main campus of Brookdale Community College, 765 ...

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