Arts & Entertainment

May 10, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – South Plainfield’s own Cory Singer recently released the video for his single, “Someone,” a song he wrote about wanting to fall in love with someone who truly understands you. Singer is a singer-songwriter, musician, theater performer, and autism advocate. Diagnosed with autism ...

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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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CAMDEN NJ – This city will be the spotlight as comedic actor Adam Sandler films scenes here for “Hustle,” an upcoming movie that he and NBA great LeBron James are producing for Netflix. Production crews for “Hustle” have already filmed across the river in Philadelphia, but the N.J. Motion ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley High School alumnus Thomas Donohoe participated in The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, held virtually Jan. 11- 15, receiving the Region 2 National Award for Stage Management Excellence. He graduates from Ramapo College of New Jersey the week of May 17 with a ...

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TRENTON, NJ-- With cases declining throughout the state and the percentage of NJ residents who have been vaccinated rising every week, Governor Murphy announced additional easing of restrictions in the coming weeks. The changes will take place in two phases. The first phase, starting on ...

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NEWARK, NJ — When the documentary filmmaker duo Jerome and Marylou Bongiorno trained their lens on poverty in Newark, they did it not just to spotlight a serious socio-economic issue. The husband and wife team want to use their camera as a tool to take down a plague that has blighted the city ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - NHS Performing Arts students will perform the spring musical, Edges, Friday, Apr 30 and Saturday, May 1 via NHS - TV YouTube. Each of this weekend's performances features different cast members. Friends of Nutley Singers (FONS), described Edges as: Edges is a song cycle about ...

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TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy announced the Your Voice, Your Shot video contest that urges New Jersey residents to share why they and others are getting vaccinated. The contest calls for compelling, creative, and captivating videos, and a number of finalists will be chosen. The public will then ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Crack open the Turtle Wax and start polishing your sweetest ride, the second annual Totowa Car Show takes place Sunday, May 2.  Response to the 2020 event, despite the restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, was a tremendous success. This year, the event is expected to be ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The musical choices of the Seton Hall University radio station were protested again Monday. ar The press release for an unnamed “growing coalition of New Jersey Catholics” said that their aim was that WSOU, the university’s noncommercial radio station, “be shut down ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as his pen name Dr. Seuss, has been a prominent author in children’s literature for decades. He has written a variety of classics, such as The Cat in the Hat, that have become a staple for many when reminiscing about their childhood. Many of his books ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley High School's annual Spring Play, Edges, is to be performed at 7pm on April 23rd and 24th in the NHS auditorium. A recording will also be aired the weekend after this performance for those watching virtually. Edges will be directed by Mr. Michael Gurrieri, NHS English/Theatre ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - With rain in the forecast for Sunday, organizers of Sunday's 2nd Annual Car Show made the tough decision to postpone the April 25 event. In the spirit of "The Show Must Go On," the car show will now take place on Sunday, May 2, 2021.    

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NEWARK, NJ – More than 30 local artists came together this week to work on a one-of-a-kind “Black Lives Matter” mural which encompassed a year’s worth of planning and preparation.  After the killing of George Floyd sparked protests and rallies around the country in 2020, it served as a catalyst ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs is holding an open-air gallery that will include art from both professional and amateur local artists. Over 50 local artists submitted various types of art that was captured in high resolution photos and will be ...

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Join us for The Oakley’s spring cornhole tournament on Tuesdays in May and June, sponsored by Pretty Handy and TAPinto Nutley! We are looking for 8 teams of 2-4 players to join the league. Entry fee is $80 per team for the season. Prizes will be awarded to the winner each week. Play begins May 4 ...

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We are very excited for our next Virtual Readers Theatre: “Doctor Smarty in The New Normal” by Andy Reynolds, directed by George Seylaz on April 15th at 8:00 PM. In the midst of COVID-19, 82-year-old Henry is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Referred by his doctor for nutrition education, Henry ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — In January, TAP reported on the Essex County student and teacher winners of New Jersey Association of Gifted Children awards. Now, we are diving deeper into the story of Avien Abney, the winner of the Grades 3-5 NJAGC Distinguished Student Award for 2021. Avien Abney, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Pub Style Trivia and Radcliffe Easts Fundraiser are on the menu every Wednesday at The Oakley in Nutley. Radcliffe supporters, come dine with us (or get takeout!) every Wednesday until the end of school, and we will donate 15% of the bill to Radcliffe School PTO Plus, starting ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Totowa’s second annual Car Show will take place on Sunday, April 25 at the Wells Fargo Parking lot between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. To register a car, can pay $20 on the day of the event. Spectators can attend for free. The event is open to all cars, trucks and motorcycles of all years and ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - We have some great entertainment lined up this week! Wed. 4/14, 6 PM, Trivia Night with The Trivia University Thu. 4/15, 5:30 - 8 PM, Rick Winow Fri. 4/16, 8:30 - 11:30 PM, Brooks & Cam from The Barnstorm Sat. 4/17, 8:30 - 11:30 PM, John Wells Band We have great food ...

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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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Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses LONG BRANCH, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law S-3521, which provides $15 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for arts and cultural venues throughout New Jersey. The bill – sponsored by Senators Joseph ...

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Want to guess what Diet Dog picked from the menu? Henry sure doesn’t... You can find out this week in our next Virtual Readers Theatre: “Doctor Smarty in The New Normal” by Andy Reynolds , directed by George Seylaz on April 15th at 8:00 PM. In the midst of COVID-19, 82-year-old Henry is ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has announced live in-person performances. The theatre group will be reopening their Back Yard Stage in Florham Park, an outdoor venue that will accommodate COVID safety precautions, said the group. Shakespeare’s perennial favorite, A ...

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Pub-Style Trivia! The Trivia University brings us four rounds of lively team trivia on Wednesdays at The Oakley Kitchen and Cocktails in Nutley. The winning team will be awarded their Ph.D. in Trivia with a diploma, for bragging rights! Join hosts Lindsey & Nick on Wednesday nights this ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Newark Symphony Hall will host a new production this summer, Richard Wesley's "Black Terror."   As the hall's first company-in-residence, the Yendor Theatre Company (YTC) production will be co-produced by Los Angeles-based WACO Theater Center and directed by WACO Co-Artistic ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Crack open the Turtle Wax and start polishing your sweetest ride, the second annual Totowa Car Show takes place Sunday, April 25.  Response to the 2020 event, despite the restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, was a tremendous success. This year, the event is expected to be ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Crossroads Theatre Company, which has been dedicated to creating and producing work that tells the stories of African Americans for 42 years, will celebrate the late Cicely Tyson during its annual fundraising gala. A Night with Crossroads to be held on Thursday, May 20 at 7 ...

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