Arts & Entertainment

May 10, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After inviting local children in grades Pre-K through 12 to demonstrate their personal interpretation of justice through any medium of their choice, the Livingston Justice community action group has announced the winners of its first Livingston Justice Youth Creative Expression ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Sixth graders at Livingston’s Mt. Pleasant Middle School (MPMS) will present their spring musical “Dear Edwina Jr.” on Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m. “Dear Edwina Jr.” is a one-hour children's story by the same creators as “Junie B. Jones” about 13-year-old Edwina ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s Holli Ehrlich and Robert Allen, husband-and-wife founders of New Media Connection, along with Livingston residents Martha Ackermann and Alan Karpas from Healthy Community Healthy Youth (HCHY) and Neeli Berger Margolis from LTown Lowdown reunited last weekend to produce ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Public Schools (LPS) district’s annual Gifted and Talented (GT) Art Show, featuring the work of LPS elementary and middle school students, is now on virtual display through June 1. Mara Rubin, LPS Supervisor of Visual and Performing Arts, said she was thrilled to ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange recently invited clients, caregivers and community members from South Orange, Livingston, West Orange, the Caldwells, Montclair and Whippany to join in an afternoon of magical fun as part of a continuing effort to provide entertainment to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A live, virtual, music-based fundraising initiative that aired on April 5, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to raise awareness and funds for Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors (LNHN) returns this Sunday in an effort to once again connect the Livingston community ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the fifth consecutive year, Livingston Public Schools (LPS) has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 22nd year, the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Elina Brahmandam, a fifth-grader at Harrison Elementary School in Livingston, was recently one of three outstanding young students to be recognized for their leadership during the Essex County Board of Commissioners’ 2021 Essex County Celebrates Youth Program held via Zoom on April ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As the Arts Council of Livingston (ACL) Gallery plans its new exhibition—a showcase for fine art titled “Beauty is” that will run through June 2021—the ACL invites both emerging and established artists to participate. All art mediums will be considered for this exhibit, ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — A fully staged, reimagined, digitally captured production of "Pete 'n' Keely"—a musical comedy about a divorced singing duo who reunite for a television special in 1968, packed with jazzy standards, torch songs, comedic showpieces and tender sentiment—continues Paper Mill Playhouse's ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the social justice community action group Livingston Justice held a series of virtual events that included two read-aloud events for Livingston children featuring standout women of color and a panel discussion with female elected ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As the world slowly begins to open back up after facing a year of heavy restrictions, Livingston residents are reflecting on some of the things that helped get them through the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. For many, coping with the quarantine required outside help, which ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School’s annual Advanced Placement (AP) Art Show "Student Perspectives,” sponsored by the Arts Council of Livingston (ACL), is currently on display at Livingston Town Hall, 357 South Livingston Avenue, for daily public viewing from 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. through ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The media resources available to students at all nine Livingston Public Schools (LPS) building are being highlighted after Superintendent Dr. Matthew Block became aware of the vast collection of resources on display that related to this year’s top district-wide priority to enhance ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Registration for children's virtual spring classes at Paper Mill Playhouse is now open, with all classes set to begin on April 5.  All classes are 8-week sessions comprised of group classes or private lessons. The deadline to register is April 1. The required equipment for all ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After the 2019 Livingston SummerFest Food Truck and Music Festival attracted nearly 4,000 people and raised more than $20,000 in proceeds for local charities, plans are already in the works for a similar event to be held in 2021 with enthusiastic approval from the Livingston ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Teams from Mt. Pleasant and Heritage Middle Schools recently competed and excelled in the virtual Essex County GT Forensics Interpretive Reading Competition, where each participant read an excerpt from a book, short story or poem using expression to project mood, theme and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Across the Livingston Public Schools (LPS) district earlier last week, elementary students participated in Read Across America activities. Created by the National Education Association (NEA), Read Across America is the nation’s largest celebration of reading. LPS staff members ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Several Livingston High School (LHS) students were recently recognized with Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative teens. Three LHS students—Dara Seidman, Joyce He and Hannah ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Registration is still open for the Children’s Theatre of Livingston’s (CTL) upcoming production of Disney's “The Jungle Book Kids,” which will be performed outdoors in June by local students in grades two through five. “CTL is excited to bring the arts back, although it will ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Arts Council of Livingston (ACL) Gallery’s new installation at Livingston Town Hall, located at 375 S. Livingston Avenue, is now open for viewing.  On display are a trio of talented local artists, including ACL president Barbara Sax, ACL vice president of visual arts Vivian ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — The audition process has begun for Paper Mill Playhouse’s prestigious Summer Musical Theater Conservatory for young artists to be held this summer. The competitive program, open to students ages 10 to 18, culminates in a video presentation titled "New Voices of 2021!" to premiere ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Led by Livingston High School music teacher and choral director Joshua Salzman, the LHS chorus has kept vocal music alive and well this year. In addition to sharing and creating vocal recordings from their homes, students have also capitalized on some unique opportunities presented ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Early next month, the Livingston High School drama department will present a radio show version of “Peter Pan,” which will still tell the story of Peter’s late-night visit to the Darling children's home and their trip to Neverland, but in a unique, COVID-19-friendly way. The ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Heritage Middle School (HMS) Drama Club will present “What Happens in Neverland Stays in Neverland,” a student-directed, nine-monologue show, on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. as well as Jan. 23 and 24 at 5 p.m. in a webinar format via Zoom for all community members to enjoy. “What ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School (LHS) senior Erin Zhu has been nominated for the Art Administrators of New Jersey (AANJ) Emerging Artists Award for her painting, “Tibetan Boys,” which can be seen above. AANJ's mission is to advance visual arts education in the New Jersey public schools ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although the winter holidays are nearing their end for 2020, Livingston native Austin Zudeck, a 2013 graduate of Livingston High School, is already looking ahead to the 2021 holiday season after a song he co-wrote and produced for Disney’s 2020 holiday campaign prompted the company ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As mental health becomes an increasingly prominent issue amid the pandemic, Livingston resident Jason Shapiro is currently donating 100 percent of the proceeds from his memoir, “The Magic of Mayfair,” to the SameHere Global Mental Health Movement, a mental health nonprofit that is ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following the success of her first book, “Yay! It’s Thanksgiving!,” earlier this year, Livingston fifth grader Elina Brahmandam has decided to make it a series celebrating American holidays as well as other world cultures. The second book in her “Yay! It’s a Holiday!” ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Friends of the Livingston Library (FOLL), an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support and promote the Livingston Public Library, is now offering online sales through eBay and invites members of the community to visit its sales platform BY CLICKING ...

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