Arts & Entertainment

November 12, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Johnny Lombardi, aka "Gemini," is the comedic version of a one-man band. He can do it all – depending on his mood and the audience, Lombardi will kibitz with the crowd, fire off one-liners, dazzle with his magic or bring life to a family of sharp-tongued ventriloquist ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in cooperation with the Somerset County Business Partnership, have announced the winners of the fourth annual “Show us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” photo contest for residents and county staff, designed to showcase the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police Chief Darren Powell reminds residents to make Halloween safe for their children and offers the following suggestions for parents to pass along to their children: - Wear light colored clothing that’s short enough to prevent tripping, and add reflective tape to the sides, ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – As gifting season approaches, the Arts on Division Gallery on Division will present “The Artisan Holiday Show” beginning Thursday, Nov.1 through Sunday, Dec. 23. The presentation will feature hand made gifts produced by local artists. The Show will offer a variety of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Artist Doug Hoekzema has traveled the world painting bigger-than-life murals on the facades of commercial buildings, hotels, resorts and convention centers, but none perhaps as heartfelt as the three-story mural that emerged over the past four days on the stucco wall of  Redelico's ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Actor and Scotch Plains resident Garry Pastore has been cast as a supporting lead in Shooting Heroin, a film that tells a fictional story about the ravages of the opioid epidemic in small-town America and what happens when members of community take matters into their own ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - To recognize and celebrate the artwork of local students, state Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-16th} will present a free art show featuring their work and introduce the new Roy Freiman Art Scholarship. “Our community is filled with gifted students who have a wealth of artistic ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Norz Hill Farm at 120 South Branch Road is hosting this year's Children’s Halloween Party on Thursday Oct. 25th from 3:30-5:30 p,m. The event is sponsored by the township Parks & Recreation Department. Pre-registration is required. There is a $7 fee. Call (908) 369-4832 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Canines and their humans have less than one week to put together a four-legged and two-legged costume so that they can join in the annual "Howl-O-Ween" Dog Parade and Costume Contest Saturday, Oct. 27. Sponsored by the Hillsborough Parks and Recreation Department, registration ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - A field tucked away in a small suburban neighborhood in New Jersey might be the last place outsiders would expect to find one of the most prestigious steeplechase events. But for the 40,000 attendees – many of whom attend year after year – the Far Hills Race Meeting is no secret; ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Somerset County Park Commission will welcome ghosts and goblins of all ages to the Colonial Park Putting Course on Colonial Drive for an evening of spooky miniature golf at Mischief Night Madness on Friday, October 26, 2018, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (Rain date Saturday, October ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond. The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting. Some ...

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EAST AMWELL, NJ - The eighth annual Flemington Speedway Historical Society Car Show featuring hundreds of classic, vintage, hot rod and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles will be held Saturday, Oct. 20th from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. rain or shine at the Roger K. Everitt Fairgrounds, 1207 Route 179, just ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Comic Johnny “Gemini” Lombardi, a headliner at Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino, Dangerfield’s Comedy Club and Caroline’s on Broadway will bring “The Art of Laughter” to the Oct. 16 networking and business social sponsored by the Hillsborough Business Association. Lombardi, a ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden has scheduled “Autumnal Brilliance – A Flower & Landscape Photography Workshop” for Tuesday, Oct.23 from 9-11:30 a.m.at Leonard J. Buck Garden, 11 Layton Road. The workshop will be hosted by professional photographer ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Spiderman was there. So was the Michelin man - and the dependable Somerville firemen who barbecued hundreds of pounds of roast beef as they've done for almost 30 years during their annual fund raiser at the fall Somerville Street Fair. They came in droves, hundreds of families ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - It's the rummage sale that puts Far Hills on the map for bargain hunters -- the much awaited giant rummage sale organized each October (and April) to raise funds to assist patients of the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills. This year's fall VNA ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Roseann Woods Brown, Chief of Staff to state Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman and former Somerset County deputy clerk, will try her hand at mixing drinks behind the bar at Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro Wednesday night to help raise money for a mural project in downtown ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Arts on Division is presenting “Strength, Passion and Design,” an exhibit of original art from Thursday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division St.. The exhibit features the works of fourl New Jersey artists including the strong portraits of Aaron ...

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FAR HILLS, N.J. — For the first time in its nearly century-long history, the Far Hills Race Meeting will offer pari-mutuel wagering on all of its races on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. With the introduction of wagering, Far Hills Race Meeting delivers on a long-held promise, pairing betting with its ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough Council Monday night approved an ordinance that will permit qualified artists to paint murals on the brick facades of buildings in the downtown retail district along Main Street. There are two mural projects already awaiting the approval process. Each is intended to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Rick St. Pierre, owner of Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro, woke up Sunday morning, looked out the front window on the upper floor where he lives on East Main Street and watched as his vision began to unfold. Sunday was the climax of the three-day Central New Jersey Jazz ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Central New Jersey Jazz Festival concludes Sunday afternoon, with upwards of 6,000 people expected to bring their lawn chairs and their love for music to be entertained in front of the stage on East Main Street, with seating spilling over on to the lawn at the historic ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  -  All that jazz started here ten years ago, and has since found a home in two other central New Jersey locations, a three-day festival of live music, visual arts and fine dining expected to draw thousands of jazz fans from throughout the tri-state region. Founded in 2008, the ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ -The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium in Branchburg is offering shows for all interests in September, including a Led Zeppelin laser concert, a star show based on the Magic Tree House book series, a laser concert for children, and a show that explains the mysteries of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots will host their Sixth Annual Ballpark Comic Con and Superhero Day at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday, Sept. 9th presented by the Hugs For Brady Foundation. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. and last throughout the game scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Ballpark Comic ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Township Committee recently honored several young artists from township schools selected as winners of the art contest at the 2018 Green Living and Wellness Fair. Each of the winners was presented with a certificates in recognition of their ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival will open here on Friday, Sept. 14. The free three-day event will continue on Saturday in New Brunswick and Somerville on Sunday. The Flemington event is produced and hosted by Flemington Community Partnership. It will be held rain or ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival will open here on Friday, Sept. 14. The free three-day event will continue on Saturday in New Brunswick and Somerville on Sunday. The Flemington event is produced and hosted by Flemington Community Partnership. It will be held rain or ...

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EAST AMWELL, N.J. - Lianna Bonacorsi, 17, of Franklin Township (Hunterdon County) is this year’s Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair Ambassador. Lianna has been involved in 4-H for five years and is also active in various organizations at North Hunterdon High School, where she is a ...

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