Spontaneous Improvisation Highlights RVCC Student Jazz Ensemble Performance

November 21, 2017

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Student Jazz Ensemble will perform in concert Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Welpe Theatre at the College’s Branchburg campus.

The group is directed by John Loehrke of New York City.

The ensemble will perform pieces by a variety of jazz artists, including Lester Young, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, George ...

Whitehouse Wind Symphony Presents Free Holiday Concerts Throughout Central Jersey

The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, a community band under the direction of Branchburg resident James P. Sheeley, Jr., will present three separate holiday concerts this December at various locations throughout central New Jersey.

This annual concert series is one of the band’s most highly anticipated annual events.  This year’s family-friendly program is entitled “The Gift of ...

Two Hillsborough Photographers Are Winners in County Contest

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The works of two photographers from Hillsborough were selected winners in the III annual "Show Us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens" contest sponsored by the Board of Somerset County Chosen Freeholders, in cooperation with the Somerset County Business Partnership.

“We want to thank everyone who entered this year’s contest,” said Freeholder ...

Heart Songs for Veterans Sponsors Veterans Day Concert for Operation Shoebox New Jersey

GARWOOD, NJ - Heart Songs for Veterans is hosting a benefit concert to salute US veterans and to raise money for Operation Shoebox New Jersey at Crossroads, 78 North Ave. beginning at 7 p.m. on Veterans' Day, Nov. 11.

Heart Songs for Veterans was founded in 2013 by Jill Pavel of South Plainfield.

Artists from across the Nation donate their digital royalties from their music and they ...

Hillsborough HS Raiders Marching Band Struts Off with First Place in State Competition



HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough High School Marching Band continued its dominance in the prestigious statewide competition sponsored by US Bands, winning first place at the annual event Friday night at Rutgers University in Piscataway.

It is the third 1st-place finish for the Raiders in the past four years; last year, the band finished second.

HTHSMB competed against ...

Trick-or-Treaters Take Over Hillsborough Municipal Complex


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Hundreds of elementary and middle school students couldn't wait to get home from school Thursday.

Once they did, they quickly changed into their costumes and morphed into caped super heroes, witches, scare crows, ghosts and goblins and other assorted creatures, critters and characters popularized in the movies and on TV.

In droves, by the hundreds, ...

Hillsborough: UNICO Dinner/Comedy Show Benefits Operation Shoebox NJ


Three top-flight New Jersey comedians will team up for laughs and a good cause Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Somerville Elks Club, 375 Union Ave. (Route 28), Bridgewater.

The Veterans Day dinner show is a fund raiser presented by the Hillsborough chapter of UNICO, an Italian-American social organization. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Operation Shoebox New Jersey, a non-profit ...

Ellen Kane: A Fearless Artist to be Part of Upcoming Matheny's Full Circle Arts Presentation


PEAPACK-GLADSTONE, NJ – Today, it seems we live in a culture of “yes.” Skim any lifestyle blog or self-help book, and you’ll find a new list of 15 ways to transform your life with those three little letters. Say “no” at your own peril, they caution, because you’ll certainly miss out on that next best thing. That’s precisely what makes ...

Far Hills Steeplechase Draws 40,000 Tailgaters and Horse Enthusiasts to Moorland Farms

FAR HILLS, NJ - A mass of 40,000 tailgaters and horse enthusiasts, young and old alike, swarmed Moorland Farms Saturday for the 97th annual Far Hills Race Meeting.

The day's action started long before the races. As the sun began to peek over the colorful trees, families, friends, and coworkers, many of whom have been coming to the race for years, set up their elaborate tailgate displays.

Full Circle 2017: ‘Art of Possibility’ Spotlights Artists’ Limitless Talent

PEAPACK – How does an idea become reality? It starts with possibility, and communication is key. At Arts Access, the goal is to make every artist’s vision come to life through the free expression of their ideas. From innovative mixed media art pieces to choreographed dances featuring multiple dancers, Arts Access artists conceive and create compelling works of art every day.

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