Arts & Entertainment

April 25, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  -- Kicking off just in time for the Academy Awards, Playhouse 22's newest online concert is currently streaming at Playhouse22.org.  "Playhouse 22 Goes to the Movies" is the third online concert event produced by the East Brunswick-based community theater troupe.  Presenting ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The weather forecast for Tuesday evening is comfy and dry. It's the ideal night to enjoy dinner out or a nice walk along with some tunes. Francesco Pizza is hosting DJ Turnt-Up-Tiger from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight. DJ Turnt-Up-Tiger is a local teen, Christopher Velez. Velez, whose ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spring is here and if residents need a little motivation to grow their own gardens, the Spotswood Public Library is offering a Grow Your Own Pizza Garden event for the month of April. Patrons can register to receive one kit per family. Each kit includes the ingredients to grow ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School's 2021 Jazz and Such concert premiered on YouTube on Friday. The 36-minute plus concert can be enjoyed anytime on the online video platform. This year's annual Jazz Band concert was virtual due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The band is under the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - New Jersey has a lengthy list of state parks to enjoy and spring and summer are both wonderful times to explore. The Friends of the Spotswood Public Library is hosting a free virtual program on Thursday, April 8 at 7 p.m. Patrons can find out all about the historical element of many ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Crossroads Theatre Company, which has been dedicated to creating and producing work that tells the stories of African Americans for 42 years, will celebrate the late Cicely Tyson during its annual fundraising gala. A Night with Crossroads to be held on Thursday, May 20 at 7 ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School's Jazz Band is hosting its annual Jazz and Such concert virtually this year on Friday, April 9. The Jazz Band is under the direction of Spotswood High School Band Director Sarah Carino-Koza. The students have been working together since December with some ...

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NEW JERSEY - Mystery lovers can join in on the fun with the Lions District 16 J Charitable Foundation's Death at the Distillery on Saturday, April 24 at 7 p.m. To reserve a seat for this intriguing virtual murder mystery, RSVP to dawniere@optonline.net by April 15. The fee is $25 per device and ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Before the Easter Bunny starts hopping down that bunny trail, he will be stopping by the borough on Saturday, April 3 for his annual Bunny Hop ride courtesy of the Helmetta Fire Department. In conjunction with the Helmetta Recreation Department, the Easter Bunny will be driving ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Easter Bunny cruised by Spotswood High School on Saturday in his little white mustang. He looked especially festive on the first official day of spring and was happy to wave and take socially distant photos with his fans. Saturday's Easter Drive-Thru was hosted by the Spotswood ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Get those smartphones and cameras ready. The fourth annual Friends of the Milltown Public Library's Photography Contest is on. This year's theme is Hidden Treasures of Milltown. Submissions are welcome from photographers of all ages. Deadline for submissions is Monday, July 5. Each ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – March Madness is setting in across New Jersey. And no place is going to celebrate Rutgers’ first appearance in the men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament since 1991 like New Brunswick. Restaurant and bar owners are getting ready for students, alumni and even a smattering of ...

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NEW JERSEY -- 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. Piven plays Mick, who must ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Public Library has expanded its in-person services to welcome patrons back inside last week. The announcement was made on the Milltown Library's Facebook page. Patrons can now browse for books, make appointments to use computers as well as utilize copying, faxing, and ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It was almost a year ago the Spotwood High School Troupers received the devastating news their spring production of "Once On This Island" would not go on. The coronavirus pandemic was ramping up and had reached the Garden State. Student actors across the nation would learn the harsh ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Grammy-award winning jazz pianist and Milltown native David Kikoski is performing at a release party for his latest CD, "Sure Thing" at Tavern on George on Thursday, February 25 from 7 pm. to 10 p.m. with a special show featuring bassist Boris Kozlov. Kikoski and Kozlov are both ...

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NEW JERSEY — “Good trends,” as Governor Phil Murphy put it Monday, will allow New Jersey to expand its COVID-19 gathering limits. The changes go into effect immediately. Religious services at churches, mosques and other houses of worship will be allowed to run at 50% capacity. Also in effect, two ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - While there is no evidence of a birthday celebration for George Washington in 1779, the General did attend a few parties in central New Jersey around the time of his 47th birthday on Feb. 22 that year. Details are provided in a video posted on YouTube, as part of a virtual ...

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HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD/MILLTOWN, NJ - The Cottontail Crew is hopping by the boroughs direct from Easter Island to help the big bunny spread some holiday cheer. To arrange a visit from the Cottontail Crew from March 12 through April 2, reach out to Spotswood High School's Class of 2021. "The ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The votes have been counted in the Spotswood Recreation Department's Valentine's Day Photo Contest and the borough has some really adorable pets. A committee of Spotswood Recreation Department members had a tough time deciding on the winners in each category because all the entries ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It's Valentine's Day weekend and the Spotswood Office on Aging put together a special video spotlighting seniors and the people and pets holding a treasured place in their hearts. The video is a little over five minutes long and was put together from photographs sent in by borough ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A recently-curated collection of Magic the Gathering vintage cards, one of which is valued between $20,000 and $40,000 will be sold in an online auction by Bodnar's Auction on Feb. 18 beginning at 11 a.m. All 300 cards to be sold are from the highly-desired inaugural Alpha ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The show must go on at George Street Playhouse – even in the midst of the lingering COVID-19 pandemic. The theater that has been producing world-class shows for nearly half a century will be launching its 2021 streaming season with “Bad Dates,” a romantic comedy by ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - If the winter blues are setting in especially after winter storm Orlena, crafts are a fun way to break the cycle and turn off the screens. The Spotswood Public Library is offering craft kits for ages three to seven, eight to 12, and adults. The kids and tween craft kits contain ...

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HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Lots of families got outside today to toss their hat into the ring in the Spotswood/Helmetta Snowman Making Contest. The joint contest was sponsored by Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek and Spotswood Mayor Jackie Palmer. The Griggs family took top honors in Helmetta with their ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - It's a very quiet Groundhog Day in the borough with a thick blanket of snow covering Milltown and much of the Garden State on February 2. Middlesex County's favorite groundhog, Milltown Mel is in quarantine, but he sent a message out through his social media pages telling his ...

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HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - So do you want to build a snowman? There certainly is enough snow to craft an Olaf or any type of snowman, snow lady, snow dog and snow cat. Spotswood Mayor Jackie Palmer and Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek are sponsoring snowman building contests in their boroughs to ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Forget about placing bets on whether Tom Brady will win another championship on February 7. The big bet is whether Milltown Mel will see his shadow on Tuesday. Yes, it is Groundhog Day once again and those furry forecasters are getting their game faces on for their moment in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – RH Doaz found it daunting at first when he was asked to create a mural that tells the story of one of the city’s greatest residents. How to capture Alice Jennings Archibald’s trailblazing spirit and civic connection came into focus as the New Brunswick artist began to speak ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - If there's a silver lining somewhere in the coronavirus pandemic, it's the fact that cat and dog adoptions are up. With many people now working from home, more and more have opened their hearts to bringing pets into their households. From dogs to kitties to birds and bunnies, furry ...

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