Arts & Entertainment

May 10, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Symphony Hall this week unveiled designs for its new exterior renovation, a project which began last year.  The project is part of a three-phase, $50 million effort set to wrap on the venue’s 100th birthday in 2025. The design, from Trenton-based architectural firm Clarke ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Public Library will present Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Barry Meier in conversation with Michael Isikoff, chief investigative correspondent at Yahoo News about Meier’s new book, “Spooked,” covering the rise of the private spying industry. This program, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- "I totally forgot I submitted. I was in shock when I won!" Scotch Plains-based author Robert Constant's marketing plan for his latest children's book was derailed by COVID, but a recent award is giving his book new life.  Hello Grandma!, Constant's second children book ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Lauren Kaiser of Montclair will have her work displayed at Farmstead Arts during its spring art show – EXUBUERANCE! This virtual exhibit features the diverse works of eighteen artists whose works are inspired by the energy, beauty and hope of a new spring. The show will run ...

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MAHWAH, N.J. – Montclair businesswoman, Sharron Miller, is among 24 other New Jerseyans to be celebrated for dedication to their communities in a trying year. This past year, as communities across New Jersey and the country faced an array of challenges caused by the pandemic, concern over racial ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair mutual aid will be hosting their annual food giveaway on Sunday, April 18. The event is free and open to the public and will take place from 12 noon to 2 PM at Glenfield park. Bags of food will be distributed and many other essential supplies.  For more information, ...

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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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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A new executive director has taken the helm at Montclair Art Museum, officials announced on Friday.  Upon long-time director Lora Urbanelli’s retirement last spring, Ira Wagner had served as the interim executive director pending the arrival of a successor. After the pandemic ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nearly $10,000 in damages have occurred to the Bellevue Theatre as a result of vandalism, officials announced. Officers responded to the former Bellevue Theater in Upper Montclair, on a report of a burglary and vandalism that occurred sometime in the past month. The owners of the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Legendary singer and guitarist Richard Thompson will launch his memoir Beeswing: Losing My Voice and Finding My Way 1967-1975 with rock icon Elvis Costello on Tuesday April 6 at 8 p.m. (EST). This will be a LIVE conversation with music. Beeswing is a moving and immersive memoir, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A new art installation at Crane Park displays the work of local artists. On March 25, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony to display the work of Montclair residents Nina Cooke John and Charlie Spademan. The temporary installation is called Point of Action. The ...

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  NEW JERSEY - Two Jersey Brothers recounts the boyhoods of brothers Nick and Bob Finamore in the small, quiet, one-square-mile town of Haledon, New Jersey during the Depression and World War II eras. Their grandparents had emigrated from Fraine and Caserta, Italy, and, like most of their close ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Join CNN Tonight host Don Lemon and MSNBC host of The ReidOut Joy-Ann Reid as they discuss racism and Don’s new book This Is The Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism on Saturday March 20 at 7 pm (ET). This will be a live online event with Q&A.  Tickets cost $30 and ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Five music students from School of Rock Montclair provided the vocals for a cover version of the song “Dreams”, which was originally recorded by The Cranberries, for a Proctor & Gamble TV commercial.  The students’ performance took place in late 2020 at Magic Door Recording ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With each holiday's arrival, one constant in Bloomfield is an imaginative scene on display in front of 226 Lakewood Drive   From elaborate Christmas displays to an essential workers tribute during the pandemic, resident James Joanow utilizes mannequins to help celebrate the ...

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Join Scottish-American author Douglas Stuart as he speaks with fellow Scot and award-winning actor, author, filmmaker, and activist Alan Cumming about his 2020 Booker Prize-winning debut novel Shuggie Bain.  Shuggie Bain is a heartbreaking story of addiction, sexuality, and love. It follows the ...

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Join Montclair Mutual Aid for our first International Womens Day event! We will have a poetry reading, informational tables and a toiletry drive. Everyone is welcome as we celebrate all women on International Womens Day 2021. Social distancing and masks are required. Hand sanitizer and masks ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Twenty-five years ago, the epic album titled, “The Score” was recorded and released by the Fugees at the Booga Basement, located at 232 South Clinton Street in East Orange, New Jersey, and released on February 13, 1996.  The album which combined, Hip Hop, R&B, and Reggae ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — Dionne Warwick, the musical icon, six-time Grammy winner, and East Orange native, has been nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.  Winners will be announced in May and the ceremony will take place in the fall of 2021.  Although Warwick's music is not ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Succeed2gether will be hosting the Montclair Literary Festival's first event for 2021. The event will be a conversation with Deesha Philyaw about her debut short story collection, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies. Her book was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Is 2021 going to be the year you write your novel? Children’s picture book? Memoir? Mystery? Or do you have a book and are waiting to find an agent or self-publish? After the success of its workshops last September, Succeed2gether’s Montclair Literary Festival is pleased to ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The debate between Oakeside Cultural Center's Board of Directors and the Mayor and Township Council regarding the formation of a new Bloomfield Cultural Preservation Utility continued at Monday’s Regular Council meeting. On the meeting docket was an Ordinance to be introduced on ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - School of Rock Montclair will begin rehearsals for its spring performance programs on Monday, February 1.  Students will take part in weekly program rehearsals that will run through June, and concert presentations of the programs (either streaming or live at local music venues) will ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- The New Jersey Performing Arts Center,, located in downtown Newark, is the recent recipient of a bequest totaling $20 million from Johnson & Johnson family matriarch and philanthropist, Betty Wold Johnson.  Officials of the Newark venue announced on Tuesday that Johnson’s ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Justin Bergman's second goal of the game in the third period broke a tie and sent West Essex to a 3-2 ice hockey victory over Montclair Monday at Codey Arena. Justin Bergman scored the first goal of the game with an assist from Alex Laglia. Ty Vastola's goal later in the ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- New Jerseyan rockers Bruce Springsteen adn Jon Bon Jovi is among numerous stars from the entertainment world who will perform during Joe Biden's Inauguration TV Special that will take place instead of a traditional Inaugural Ball. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer ...

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NEWARK, NJ — For those who find themselves wishing they could own the artifacts they see in museums, a special auction from the Newark Museum of Art is making that wish a reality.  In partnership with Remember When Antiques and Estate Sales, LLC, NMoA has listed more than 700 items from its ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Singer/songwriter Jason Didner performed a New Year’s Eve concert via Zoom on Thursday, Dec. 31 to benefit Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center’s Organ Transplant Team. The Montclair musician was inspired from his own connection to Hackensack’s Transplant ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Young people in middle and high school are encouraged to submit short films for consideration in the Montclair Film Emerging Filmmaker Competition.  Submissions are now open for the annual Montclair Film Emerging Filmmaker Competition (EFC), a film competition open to students ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – The Montclair History Center's Holiday House Tour was selected as the top choice in the Northeast and fourth place in the nation in USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice award. “We’re beyond excited to be among the top five nationally,” says Jane Eliasof, Executive Director of the ...

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