Arts & Entertainment

May 16, 2021

Millburn High School Senior Halle Lipton was recently nominated for her third Papermill Playhouse Rising Star Award. The nomination, a prestigious honor, is rarely achieved three times by one student. As her mother Bonni said, “The Rising Star Awards are like Tony Awards for New Jersey high school ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seniors from JCC MetroWest, B'nai Shalom’s Adult Hazak Group and local clients of Homewatch CareGivers were engaged and entertained at an outdoor concert celebrating Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day), held Friday, May 7. Having spent months indoors without in-person activities, the ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Lisa Sanders, an artist with two permanent pieces in the Wildflower Sculpture Park in South Mountain Reservation, has been appointed as Artistic Director/Curator of the park. She replaces Tricia Zimic who served in the position for ten years. Sanders holds an MFA from The ...

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Fitness, Art, Music and Entertainment are on the agenda for FAME, a community festival sponsored by Explore Millburn-Short Hills, the non-profit organization established to support and promote the businesses throughout the Special Improvement District. Town residents and visitors are ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — A fully staged, reimagined, digitally captured production of Pete 'N' Keely continues Paper Mill Playhouse's 2020-2021 season. Pete ’n’ Keely is a musical comedy about a divorced singing duo who reunite for a television special in 1968, packed with jazzy standards, torch songs, ...

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Millburn High School’s (MHS) student-run a cappella group, Soulfege, placed second at the International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) Mid-Atlantic Semifinal over the weekend and will next compete with the other runner up groups in the Wildcard Round. Soulfege won several awards ...

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With summer approaching let us consider that this will be the second summer that the COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting nearly all aspects of our daily lives.   Pods, social distancing, masks, remote learning, hybrid schedules, cohorts, hand sanitizers, quarantining, capacity limits and Zoom are ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Last Call, a film starring Jeremy Piven (Ari Gold in HBO's hit show, Entourage) about a real estate developer who returns to his roots after inheriting his family’s Irish bar in South Philadelphia and tries to turn it into a casino, opens Friday, March 19, 2021. Piven plays ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ — When tuning in to tonight's episode of Jeopardy!, Short Hills residents may see a familiar face up on the dais, answering questions in the affirmative. That's because Marisa Blackburn, a senior staffing services associate originally from Short Hills, NJ, but currently residing ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — While the weather outside is hardly friendly to activities at the moment, Winter will soon be giving way to Spring and eventually Summer. And with it, comes the return of the Summer Concert Series in Taylor Park for 2021. All concerts are presented by the Millburn Recreation ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Michelle Qiu, a Millburn High School Senior, earned the highest possible score from College Board for her AP Drawing Portfolio, and one of her pieces has been featured in the 2020 Art and Design Exhibit.  Last year, as a junior, Qiu's AP Studio Art II class took on the challenge ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — At Tuesday night's Millburn Township Committee meeting, the members of the committee heard from artist Michael Cooper, who submitted his final proposal for a new sculpture in Taylor Park. Cooper's proposed sculpture, entitled "All Together Now" depicts a series of figures posed ...

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Vanessa Williams is a Tony-, Grammy-, and Emmy-nominated superstar with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Williams was about to have her West End debut in City Of Angels when the pandemic shut down London’s theater district along with everything else. She spoke online with reporters ...

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LAURA BENANTI is a Tony Award Winner who has also charmed America playing Melania Trump on Late Night with Stephen Colbert for the past four years. Speaking to reporters from across the country about her upcoming streaming concert to benefit a consortium of regional theaters, including Paper Mill ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Lily Jacobs, a graduate of Millburn High School (MHS), has been a member of Harvard’s University’s “Opportune” a cappella group for four years. The Opportunes, known as Harvard’s “oldest and boldest all-gender a cappella group,” defeated Yale University’s group Doox of Yale in ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — While performance spaces remain closed, organizations such as Paper Mill Playhouse look for innovative ways to connect with their audiences until they can safely open.  In a collaborative first, Paper Mill is co-producing a three-part series of virtual performances with New Jersey ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Millburn resident Maya Bloom was recently named among the 33 Essex County artists who received awards in the 2020 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show, which was held virtually this year due to the pandemic. The Essex County Senior Art Show and Exhibit was open to all ...

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N. CALDWELL, NJ - Long-time North Calldwell resident, Fairfield businessman and filmmaker Denny Klein is hosting the virtual West Coast debut of his film “An Inconvenient Time: The Ruth Ravina Story” on August 28th. It is a 2020 Official Selection at the Dances with Films Film Festival. The ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Live performances on Wednesday nights have been added at Paper Mill Playhouse to meet the demand of its popular Brookside Cabaret at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant. Diners can now enjoy a talented roster of Broadway and Paper Mill favorites Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday ...

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In the run up to Saturday night’s Christopher Jackson: Live from the West Side, Jackson held a livestreaming press conference from his Westchester County home yesterday with journalists from the markets which hold the 17 regional theaters and community centers benefiting from this upcoming ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has announced who the inductees are for the incoming Class of 2019-2020 – a "Who's Who" of some of the Garden State’s best and brightest. Among them are Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, two-time Super Bowl Champion Eli Manning, ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Even with the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, the Millburn/Shirt Hills Art Advisory Committee (MSHAAC) still honored its annual winners of the high school art scholarship awards. Although the traditional Art Advisory Committee Scholarship Ceremony Gala was unable to be held this ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse has announced added performances of Brookside Cabaret after the successful launch of Brookside Cabaret on Saturdays at Paper Mill Playhouse’s Carriage House Restaurant at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House.  Saturday evening performances have been extended through at ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — “This week, Paper Mill lost a beloved member of our family to the deadly coronavirus,” shared Mark S. Hoebee, Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director.  Broadway and television actor Nick Cordero died Sunday after 95 days in the hospital fighting COVID-19, which included ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — The coronavirus pandemic that has affected everybody's lives in some form has also posed a particularly vexing set of challenges for the operators of summer day camps. When summer camps are permitted to open on July 6, in accordance with Governor Phil Murphy's directives during ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Later this month, Millburn residents can enjoy a week of fun, family-friendly films that will help a number of great local organizations. In order to help raise the money for those organizations, Millburn Township is hosting a five night drive-in movie fundraiser event. The movies ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — As New Jersey residents approach their third month in quarantine, the impact of isolation on mental health has become more apparent. Millburn High School freshman, Peter Ren, made a documentary on just that, entitled “The Unknown Future.” Having previously made a documentary ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — This week, two Millburn High School seniors were recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for their outstanding achievement in visual art. Gabrielle Stoller has won a Scholastic National Silver Award in Sculpture, and Kate Lama has received a Scholastic National ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Millburn High School’s fall drama, "She Kills Monsters" recently received a Foxy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Stage Combat during the Montclair State University’s Theatre Night Awards, dedicated to honoring excellence in both middle and high school plays. "She Kills ...

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