Arts & Entertainment

December 10, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds of Montclair residents gathered to enjoy their visit with Santa, hot cocoa, live music and much more at the Montclair tree lighting this past Friday night. The event, hosted by the Montclair Recreation & Cultural Affairs, the Montclair Center BID, and the FMBA, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city will host three holiday celebrations this month at city hall to recognize Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. “The December season is a special season for people of many faiths,” Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said in a statement. “We are delighted to join with all of our faiths, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Jerry Gant, a Newark native whose art indelibly colored the landscape of his hometown, was celebrated for a life well lived, both as an artist and as a human being.  "Jerry Gant had swag-matism. Swag-matism is the ability to be so distinct, so bold, so present, that people are drawn ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - For a limited time only, School of Rock Montclair will be giving customers a 25% discount on summer camp pricing. On Cyber Monday, 11/26, School of Rock Montclair will reduce their 2019 summer camps prices by 25%. This offer will be available from midnight through 11:55pm on ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- What better day to release a video called "Monsterz" than on Halloween?  Scotch Plains-based musician Billy Wilkins released his latest single at midnight on the spookiest day of the year.  "It's an upbeat song, actually," the singer/guitar player said. "The song is about ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - HOMECorp, the Montclair-based non-profit, will celebrate 30 years of preserving, restoring and building affordable housing for Montclair residents, on Tuesday, October 30.  Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver will come home to her native Essex County to deliver the keynote address at ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo returns in 2018. The 'spectacular' returns for weekends in November, then takes place every night in December.  Save the dates: Holiday Lights Spectacular Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 16- 18, November 23-25, ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND MILLBURN, NJ -  This weekend, Strut Your Mutt, the annual Essex County Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest, will be held at three locations, including the South Mountain Dog Park. The South Mountain Dog Park event will be on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m., with registration ...

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Art is a major force in the redevelopment of Newark. But when the Newark Arts Festival opened this year, for a few days it was the greatest force.  "I like to be able to hang out on a weekend night and walk around from space to space and see experimentation," said Anker West, a longtime Newark ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Filming for “Joker,” a movie that tells the backstory of the popular Batman villain, is coming to Newark in about a week. Crews will be on hand from Oct. 13 to 16, and a number of road closures and parking restrictions are expected around Downtown during that time. The movie is ...

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Salman Rushdie strode to the podium at the annual Philip Roth Lecture at the Newark Public Library and dove deep into a theme that made the work of Newark's late literary genius great - facing the truth, even when it hurts.  "This was not a writer to whom one looked for euphemisms," said ...

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NEWARK, NJ - For Armisey Smith, art is not just a way to see the world. It's a way to change the world.  "Women are always put on the sidelines regarding their intellect or creativity. We're not always looked at as seriously as we need to be," said Smith, a Newark artist whose installation ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Two teens were camping alongside dozens of others in tents outside the Prudential Center last evening with one goal in mind: to get a closer view of a K-pop boy band called BTS. Tyler Swintosky and Sabrina Barker, both 14, flew from North Carolina with their parents in the wee hours ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Cyclists will take a tour through Branch Brook and Weequahic parks, the Ironbound community and the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart this Sunday.  Brick City Bike Collective, a cyclists advocacy group, will host the 16-mile ride, including a shorter loop through the Ironbound ...

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When Akintola Hanif walks the streets of Newark, the pictures he takes capture what he wants to see. And according to him, his vision captures more glory than grit. “My work is about the souls of the misunderstood. What interests me the most is focused on what people may not see and don’t want ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Up to 500 children will get a free backpack filled with school supplies at the 11th Annual Festival de la Familia this Saturday. Ecuadorian, Peruvian, Puerto Rican and African music and dance performances will fill the road on Broadway between Bloomfield Place and Broad Street this ...

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If art helps make a city great, then Newark just got a big boost. NewarkArts announced 19 winning grant proposals for the non-profit organization's ArtStart program, an initiative designed to promote artistic expression throughout all of Newark's five wards.  The ArtStart program backs ...

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BRANT BEACH - Everyone enjoys the excitement of a summer carnival.  It brings out the child in all of us.  Since 1975, St. Francis of Assisi Parish has been hosting the Festival of the Sea Carnival, annually.   The Festival of the Sea begins Wednesday, August 8, and continues through Sunday, August ...

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The 13th Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival is expected to draw more than 50,000 attendees to Newark’s Lincoln Park for a three-day festival featuring jazz, gospel, house and hip-hop beginning July 27th. But the festival is not just about the music. For the fifth year in a row, the festival ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Three days filled with celebrity guests and showcases from both local and international filmmakers are coming to the city in September. The third annual Newark International Film Festival will return Sept. 6 and run through Sept. 9, 2018. The festival has grown each year since it ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A model call will be held on Tues, July 17 from 6-7 pm at the Pig & Prince restaurant for the upcoming fall Montclair Fashion Show.   Hosted by The Montclair Center BID, All sizes and ages are encouraged to volunteer and register. This year’s Montclair Fashion Show will be ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 15th Annual Maplewoodstock Music and Arts Festival, a free, two-day, live music and arts event, will be held this Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, from noon until 10 p.m. each day in Memorial Park.    The 23 bands performing were selected from a record-high 109 ...

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Newark, NJ - City residents played a big part in all American wars and Newark also played its part in the throes of America’s creation. The war lasted from 1775 to 1783, and Newark had a fighting spirit against the British at that time. The city hosted a rebellious minister and a visit by George ...

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Artists were urban pioneers in locales like Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Jersey City, setting the stage for the economic infusion that dramatically changed the landscape. With the same surge now happening in Newark, local artists are surveying the scene, wondering what will come, and searching for ...

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The lustrous literary legacy of native Newark son Philip Roth began at home. In the aftermath of Roth's death last month, a tour of places that made the pages of his books not only demonstrated that his imprint on Newark is still deep. It shows that his life's work still makes people's hearts, ...

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Newark today announced street closures for the 51st Annual African American Heritage Parade, to be held Sunday, May 27 starting on Broad Street and Lincoln Park at 1:30 p.m. STREET CLOSURE INFORMATION Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, the following streets will be closed to ...

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NEWARK, NJ—The house at 81 Summit Avenue in Newark's Weequahic neighborhood is otherwise unremarkable expect for a sign attached to its faux flagstone facade noting that the home has been designated a historic site -- the childhood home of celebrated author Philip Roth, who died Tuesday at the age ...

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Newark, NJ—On Wednesday, a free lunch concert featuring members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Newark Boys Choir will take place at the Hahne & Co building in the indoor courtyard next to the Whole Foods. The concert, which will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on May 23, is ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County filmmaker Yucef Mayes will be hosting a trailer release premiere for his second short film, Zahra and the Oil Man on April 20. Born and raised in Newark, Mayes currently resides in the city of Orange. The filmmaker resident of Rutgers-Express Newark, produced the film ...

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NEWARK, NJ - TAPinto got a special invite to see the new Taylor Swift Experience exhibit at  the Newark GRAMY Museum Experience at the Prudential Center.  The exhibit opens to the public tomorrow. The exhibit was curated and supplied items directly by Taylor Swift and her mother. It definitely ...

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