Arts & Entertainment

August 7, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - There's no carnival rides and no midway, but there's plenty to do at the Somerset County 4-H Fair, celebrating its 71st year of family fun beginning Wednesday, Aug. 8, and continuing on Thursday, Aug. 9 and Friday, Aug. 10 at North Branch Park. There are no admissions or ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Green Brook Police Department’s fourth annual ‘National Night Out’ event will be held on Tuesday, August 7,  from 6 to 9pm at the Green Brook Middle School, 132 Jefferson Avenue.   The event will include activities for children, a meet and greet with local police ...

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WARREN, NJ -  Independence Day 2018. “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Thomas Jefferson penned words based on what he ...

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  WARREN, NJ  - The Warren Township concert series kicked off on Wednesday with Bob Marino and Barbra Lawson. Marino, of Warren, and Lawson, of Watchung, have been performing popular standards together for 20 years.  The musical duo wowed the audience with their covers of classic Italian ...

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  WARREN, NJ -The Warren Township Lions Club is hosting the 51st annual EXPO Wednesday, June 13th through Saturday, June 16.  EXPO is held at the Warren Township Municipal Grounds in front of the Lions Pavilion Picnic Area and will host about 10,000 visitors to enjoy the rides, games, food, ...

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  WARREN, NJ - The theme of the 2018 vocal music concert at Watchung Hills was empowerment.   From Les Miserables One Day More, through Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story from Hamilton and Survivor/I Will Survive to You Will be Found, Seasons of Love and Imagine, it was a night to ...

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WARREN, NJ – Some 14 Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) students have been selected to participate in All-State music groups: Three in Choral Music and 11 in Instrumental Music. In addition, senior Ethan Marmolejos has been selected to be among the New Jersey students recognized at the ...

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WARREN, NJ . – The Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Dance Ensemble explored a broad spectrum of dance expression through a program that included 21 numbers at the 2018 Spring Dance Concert, Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12, in the school’s Performing Arts Center (PAC). The vast ...

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  WARREN, NJ . – Parents, staff and fellow students filled the Performing Arts Center stage at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) to get “this close” to witnessing nearly 70 student musicians explore some 17 classic jazz compositions during the Annual Spring Jazz Concert on Thursday, ...

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CLEVELAND, OH - The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was particularly important this year with the long anticipated induction of Bon Jovi.  With Howard Stern doing the introduction, it was a spectacle. Howard Stern was none to pleased with how long the committee took to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -- The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra will bring concertgoers back to a simpler time with their concert, “The Spirit of 1850,” on Sunday, May 6 at the Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School.  The performance will begin at 3:00 pm, and will feature performances from all three of ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ --Spring was definitely in the air on Saturday, as hundreds of members of the Basking Ridge Indian Community, BRIC, their friends and neighbors celebrated Holi, a Hindu festival traditionally held in March to welcome spring.  The celebration of Holi, often called the festival of ...

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WARREN, NJ – The Harlem Wizards, whose official logo includes the self-explanatory description, “Tricks, Hoops and Alley Oops,” will headline a fundraising event from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, May 3, in Gym 5/6 at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS). Children of all ages, students, parents, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Basking Ridge Indian Community, BRIC, is celebrating Holi on Saturday, April 28, in Burnt Mills Park, Bedminster. Holi, a Hindu festival that is often called the festival of colors, is a community celebration to welcome spring. Participants fling colored powders around during ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - For the several months, over 200 Somerset County 4-H members and adult volunteers have been stripping fabric and braiding sections to create the World’s Longest Textile Braid, in hopes that it would be entered into the Guinness Book of World Records. Well they did it! To ...

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WARREN, NJ - Prom season has started. On Friday night, the Watchung Hills Regional High School Junior Semi-Formal was held at the Pines Manor in Edison. http://www.pepblast.com/v.htm?id=hxa4v000147ylxlv04yklm  Promposals and preparations are done and it was time to enjoy a night of pictures, ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ  - The Watchung Borough Council voted on Thursday night, before packed chambers and over 500 watching on Facebook live,  to close the Watchung Library and explore redevelopment of the library site on Stirling Road. After years of discussion and debate, the council decided not to ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Under the baton of Charles Prince, the Plainfield Symphony will present its concluding concert of the 2017/2018 Season with “Mahler’s 9th Symphony” on Saturday, April 28. Mahler, born in 1860, composed his Symphony No. 9 between 1908 and 1909. It was the last symphony that he ...

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BRONX, NY – As baseball approaches the April 15 anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color barrier, a new book, BABE RUTH - A Superstar’s Legacy by Jerry Amernic, makes the case that The Bambino never got the coveted opportunity to become a big-league manager for fear that he might push ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Visual Arts and Performing Arts Department at Raritan Valley Community College will host the RVCC Student Art Exhibition, Part II, from April 20-May 4, in the Art Gallery on campus. An opening reception will be held at the Art Gallery on Friday, April 20, from 5-7 ...

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NEWARK, NJ - If you wanted to define New Jersey, two names come to mind:  Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen.  Travels has had the pleasure of meeting and working with both and can vouch for their love of both the Garden State and greater New York area. This weekend they showed their appreciation ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Auditions will be held in the next few weeks for local singers and thespians who wish to audition to be part of the cast in a summer production of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" in Basking Ridge.  The production of the musical will be staged by Basking Ridge-based Trilogy ...

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NEWARK, NJ - TAPintoTravels got a special invite to see the new Taylor Swift Experience exhibit at  the Newark GRAMY Museum Experience at the Prudential Center (“The Rock”).  The exhibit opens to the public tomorrow. The exhibit was curated and supplied items directly by Taylor Swift and her ...

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NEW JERSEY - Easter means egg hunts, egg decorating, an overabundance of chocolate and of course Peeps, but if you're a Jersey guy or gal there is something else on the agenda for this Easter weekend; scoring discounted tickets for the Garden State's amusement attractions. Yes, pretty much all of ...

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NEW YORK - File this one under family fun! The New York International Auto Show is providing much more than exciting car launches.  The show offers more family friendly events than ever before. Some of our favorite family friendly displays and activities are: Jeeps’ Camp Jeep takes ...

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Things to do in Somerset County:  Weekend 3.23 to 3.25 1. 5k Race to Wellness, Duke Island Park 2. A Virtual Tour of the Moon, Duke Farms 3. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? – Opening Weekend, Villagers Theatre 4. KidPreneurs, Bridgewater Commons 5. Goodnight Moon & The Runaway ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The legendary “Luck of the Irish” was in full force at Sunday’s 27th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, resulting in the perfect blend of all the right ingredients. There wasn’t a cloud in the bright blue sky as the parade got under way shortly after 1 p.m. Led by Grand ...

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WARREN, NJ– The 2018 Spring Musical, “Guys and Dolls,” will be performed at 7 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 22, 23, and 24, and at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 24, in the Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Performing Arts Center. The general public is invited to join with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two of the founding members of the Smithereens reunited at New Brunswick's Court Tavern on Saturday, Feb. 3, to pay tribute to the late Pat DiNizio, the band’s lead singer, who died in December. The concert, titled “Blood & Roses: The Court Tavern Memorial Tribute to Pat ...

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WARREN, NJ - A dozen acts, along with nearly as many improvised between-act skits, made for an entertaining evening at the Script and Cue’s 2018 Winter Cabaret, Thursday, Jan. 25, on the stage of the Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Performing Arts Center (PAC). An intimate audience ...

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