Arts & Entertainment

March 20, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Oyster Farmers, a feature length documentary centering on coastal life in New Jersey, was officially released today, March 19 via Virgil Films. Jetty decided to fund the film via its Jetty Rock Foundation, the 501(C)3 nonprofit arm of the brand, in 2016, but the ethos of ...

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STAFFORD and LONG BEACH ISLAND - Although the inshore striped bass season opened on March 1, I have heard very little regarding any true action in our area. Things are always slow early in the year, but usually there are some smaller ones being caught. I see a couple of reasons for this One is the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Let spring begin!  This week we say goodbye to winter 2019 and soon our "cabin fever" will be gone.  As we continue through March we will soon start seeing more and more events taking place outside.  Come out and enjoy all the festivities in and around Hub City. Monday, March ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fenster and the rest of the Addams Family will be on stage at Hillsborough High School the next two weekends for five performances of the popular Broadway show. Performances are Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 16 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Republican congressional candidate will be signing his book on the solving of the country's political division at the Rutgers University book store on March 21. Eric Beck, founder and Editor-In-Chief of Free Nation Media LLC, a communications and policy analysis ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was the first decade of the Cold War and the era that sparked rock 'n roll when TV was bringing Ed Sullivan into everyone's living room, and suburban development was creating more bedroom communities outside the cities. The 1950s brought changes in the culture that are ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Actor/filmmaker Garry Pastore will celebrate the 5th anniversary of his award-winning independent film Destressed with a screening and panel discussion of the documentary on Thursday, March 28, at the historic Dunellen Theatre (458 North Ave, Dunellen, NJ). Pastore ...

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STAFFORD - We are several days into March, and the month sure has roared in like a lion. The water temperatures have remained low and need to see an increase of several degrees before the striped bass become active. The big news of the past few days has been the revelation that the New Jersey ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – We are just days away from spring officially starting! So let’s make the best of what’s left of this winter before we start pulling out our short sleeves and bright colors. There is still plenty to do in and around the Hub City as we close the books on the winter season. Monday, ...

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NEW JERSEY - St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, but Garden State parades are already poised to showcase their Irish pride with a lot of green, music, dancing and of course fun. If you missed Belmar's signature parade last weekend, take heart. There are plenty of more parades to be had ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The United States Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus will perform at the State Theatre in a free concert open to the public at 7 p.m. on March 18. People can reserve tickets for this event at STNJ.org or by calling (732)-246-SHOW (246-7469) The Concert Band & ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Writers have a little more time to polish their works of poetry as the deadline for submissions to the city library's annual anthology has been extended to March 11. The New Brunswick Free Public Library is still accepting submissions of original poems from writers across the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Welcome to the first official full week of March. Do you know what this means? We are getting that much closer to the spring. More outdoor activities and festivities are right around the corner. But first, take advantage of what’s going on this week. Monday, March 4 Movie Night ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Families can celebrate the birthday of author Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel, at the Henry Guest House on Livingston Avenue on Saturday, March 2. Middlesex County will host the program to encourage reading from noon to 3:30 p.m. in the Guest House at 60 Livingston Ave., next ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – From February to March we go! That just means we are getting closer to spring and warmer weather. So strap on those boots and make a trip downtown to take advantage of warm theaters and comedy shows. There is so much to do in and around the Hub City! Tuesday, Feb. 26 New ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Tis coming on spring, when the birds will sing, and with the approach of National Poetry Month in April, the city library is seeking submissions of verse for its annual anthology. March 1 is the deadline for proffering any poems for this year's publication. All are welcome ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Where did February go? This week is the last full week of February which technically means we are halfway through winter. Don’t let winter get away without enjoying a night at the State Theatre New Jersey or enjoying a Rutgers basketball game at the RAC. Check out the list of ...

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EDISON, NJ - Bodnar’s Auction Sales is gearing up for the 5th annual Classic and Sports Car Auction on Saturday, Feb. 23 when the red carpet will be rolled out for some beautiful classic and sports cars that will cross the auction block. The event is held in conjunction with the NJ Home Show at ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Kung Fu, Chinese Yo-Yo and Chinese calligraphy, folk dances and food and musical performances will be offered for a celebration of the Chinese New Year at the city public library next month. Sponsored by the Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU), the March 3 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Paul Robeson was a scholar, athlete, actor, singer and activist. Now as part of a year-long celebration of one of Rutgers University's most recognized alumni, the Zimmerli Art Museum will feature six portraits of Robeson highlighting the different accomplishments of his ...

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 EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Some composers have overcome extraordinary challenges to bring their music to light. Perhaps they had the "wrong" skin color, practiced the "wrong" religion, or struggled against tyranny. This inspiring program, presented by the East Brunswick Arts Commission, shows the power ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Celebrate the first official full week of February by doing something different or fun in and around the Hub City! There is plenty to do in New Brunswick, whether it’s going to see a comedy show or enjoying a show in a warm theater. Take a look at the list below and start marking up ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County has awarded grants to more than 100 artistic, cultural and historical groups including theaters, arts commissions, dance and music groups, libraries and more. In all, the county awarded $1,864,500 in grants, from large allotments of $450,000 for the George ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The year was 1989. World attention was focused on the previously little known Tiananmen Square, the site of one of the largest pro-democracy demonstrations in modern day China, and an American exchange student found himself at the historic event with a camera. The student, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Former Gov. Chris Christie will appear at Douglas College Student Center on Feb. 5 to discuss his new book, "Let Me Finish," in what being called a public discussion about his career with his former campaign strategist Michael DuHaime. The Eagleton Institute of Politics and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots will welcome Corbin Bernsen, one of the stars of "Major League," the classic baseball movie that will celebrate the 30th annivesary of its release at TD Bank Ballpark Aug. 11th. Bernsen portrayed third baseman “Roger Dorn.” in the movie, which chronicled ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots will welcome Corbin Bernsen, one of the stars of "Major League," the classic baseball movie that will celebrate the 30th annivesary of its release at TD Bank Ballpark Aug. 11th. Bernsen portrayed third baseman “Roger Dorn” in the movie, which chronicles ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK -- Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater, presents Proof, a drama by David Auburn, and directed by Tom Frascatore. Winner of the 2001 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Best Play, the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2001 Tony Award for Best Play, Proof is a drama ...

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From January to February, and the events just keep coming! From a good laugh at the Stress Factory to a show at the Tavern on George Street, there is so much to do throughout the Hub City this week. Tuesday, Jan. 29 The Political Power of Women’s Anger, A Conversation with Rebecca Traister and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Accomplishments of Paul Robeson, the activist and Rutgers University alumnus who graduated exactly 100 years ago, will be brought to life in a dramatic presentation Feb. 2 at the New Brunswick Free Public Library. The New Brunswick African American Heritage Committee in ...

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