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Arts & Entertainment Top Stories

August 9, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Manuel Castaneda is a diligent, hard-working member of New Brunswick Tomorrow, who also serves on the city’s Planning Board and is running for a newly created seat on the City Council. But when he gets on stage in front of a salsa or merengue band, it’s as if he’s transformed ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Six life-sized sculptures created by a renowned artist and New Brunswick native will be interspersed throughout the city this month. The works of Seward Johnson will be installed along George Street and Livingston Avenue, creating a self-guided walking tour in City Center New ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A showcase of art created by 60 New Brunswick children who spent the summer in a program focused on building self-esteem and exploring the theme of unity will be held Friday, Aug. 5. The Artists Mentoring Against Racism, Drugs & Violence’s Healing Through the Arts Summer ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A woman’s top with hand-stitched black beads.  A blanket with images of butterflies, fruit and pyramids in rows.  A stuffed burro crafted with wool and festooned with a rainbow-hued mane and tail. From the looms and nimble fingers of sewers from the Oaxaca, Guerrero and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The 12th annual Hub City Sounds festival is returning with a wide array of musical performances, including Indo-American beats, Caribbean sounds and bebop jazz. Presented by New Brunswick Cultural Center/Arts New Brunswick, the free festival will kick off Saturday, July 23 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -  Beginning Tuesday, Aug,16, the annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair and Business Expo will once again transform the Hillsborough Promenade (315 Route 206) into a classic carnival for five straight nights, with a colorful midway, over 20 amusement rides, games of chance, fireworks, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – State Theatre New Jersey (STNJ) will allocate a set amount of $10 tickets to every performance at the fully renovated theater thanks to its participation in a program supported by Bank of America. The Families First Discovery Program seeks to remove financial barriers for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The annual Independence Day fireworks show can be seen from roof tops, back yards and other vantage points from across the city and beyond. People have even been known to pull their cars over to the side of Route 18 to watch them. But if you don’t come down to Boyd Park to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The children who created the concept behind the city’s newest street mural wanted to convey the idea that a united community is a safe community. So, a Hamsa – a palm-shaped talisman that represents protection to Jews – took shape Tuesday at the corner of Livingston Avenue ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Street Playhouse, the cornerstone of the city’s vibrant performing arts community, has announced a five-show season that will begin in October and feature the world premiere of biographical musical based on the life of divorced woman-turned-entrepreneur. “Joy” is the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In his latest street mural spanning the intersection of George Street and Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick artist Luis-Miguel Caraballo has chosen symbols of freedom to capture the spirit of Juneteenth. Images of broken chain links – as if torn asunder by the will to be free ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Several events are planned throughout the city to commemorate Juneteenth, a federal holiday marking the end of slavery in the United States. The highlight of the citywide celebration will be the Juneteenth Celebration Parade and Cultural Festival, organized by the Vulcan ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There's football and baseball, murals and munchies on the menu in New Brunswick on Saturday, giving all plenty of options for fun: Community Day: Health Fair and Giveaway Day, Sacred Heart Church Sacred Heart Church at 56 Throop Ave. will be hosting a Health Fair from 9 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - From films to fish, from dancing to delicious food, there's something for everyone happening this weekend in the city: Friday, June 3 Arts Institute of Middlesex County’s First Fridays Event at Monument Park The Arts Institute of Middlesex County’s First Fridays in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Bike racers from as far as New Zealand, Mexico and Canada wheeled into town Memorial Day to compete in the 77th Tour of Somerville. What has become a Memorial Day tradition is said to be America’s oldest cycling race. A series of races drew top amateur and professional riders ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Come hungry, leave Hungarian. That’s not just the catchy hashtag created by the organizers of the 45th Hungarian Festival, it also speaks to the essence of the longest running festival in New Brunswick. The food, the clothing, the dancing, the music – all of these cultural ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In his 10 years as a silent, grease-painted member of the iconic Blue Man Group, Steven Wendt has come to expect the unexpected. In addition to the trademark pulsating music and slapstick comedy that will surely leave a blue mess in and around State Theatre New Jersey’s newly ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ  – Robbinsville Township's Javier Cortez's passion about movies is palpable, and recently earned his film All in You the runner-up Outstanding Film Award in Burlington County’s first Juried Short Film Festival. Cortez's All in You movie, which was judged in the Narrative Film ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Friday nights on Main Street are synonymous with polished chrome bumpers, fenders with curves, big block engines and more than a few sets of fuzzy dice hanging off rear view mirrors. Thousands of car enthusiasts and visitors come to Somerville on a Friday night to enjoy ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Mercado Esperanza celebrates the rich cultural diversity found in a roughly 57-block portion of the city. Just don’t ask Angelica Osorio what it’s like to attend one. The owner of Delicias Oaxaqueñas is too busy serving up delicious chocomiles – Mexican milkshakes that are ...

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