Arts & Entertainment Top Stories

April 11, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist will be the keynote speaker for a lecture series at Rutgers University - Newark that explores migrant stories. Isabel Wilkerson, who was the first black woman to win a Pulitzer for her coverage of the 1993 midwestern floods, will speak April 25 as ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The two improvement projects totaling $8.6 million to modernize the public entrance and construct a new train maintenance building at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo has officially been completed, according to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. DiVincenzo, who announced ...

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LITTLE FALLS/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - In recognition of April being National Autism Awareness Month, The Fine Grind in Little Falls will once again host of the art of Matthe Ribaudo, a young artist from Cedar Grove with autism. Ribaudo will have his art displayed throughout the month of April. One ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The arrival of spring means 5,000 cherry blossom trees will sprout in Branch Brook Park, and there is a week of festivities planned for the occasion. MORE: Check on Branch Brook Park's cherry blossoms with this live stream The 43rd annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival will ...

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This Weekend in Red Bank, NJ: It's the Convergence of Hollywood, NYC Film, European influence, and raw Home Grown NJ Talent, all Here in New Jersey; The International Monmouth Film Festival.  RED BANK, NJ:  Can you feel it? There's a palpable buzz in New Jersey as final preparations are being ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Avoiding direct conversation with others while walking around stark naked might seem common sense, but not for everyone — apparently. A jarring locker room conversation brought the need to teach this lesson to light for state Assemblyman Jon Bramnick not too long ago. “A naked ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Affectionately known to millions of his fans worldwide as New Jersey’s Bad Boy of Comedy,Mike Marino, is one of the country’s most successful comedians. He has performed in just about every major comedy club from New York to Los Angeles and around the world. Born in Jersey ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Passaic County Film Commission have announced that the 15th annual Passaic County Film Festival will be held on Saturday, April 13. The event which will feature a variety of short films show on the big screen will take place ...

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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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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The day couldn't have been better for the 40th Annual Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade. The sun was shining, the bag pipes were playing and thousands of residents lined the streets to watch over 120 groups and organizations march down South Street and around the green on ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - It may have been the best kept secret in Cedar Grove.  The successful 80s boy band New Kids on The Block released their new video and the school featured in the video just may look familiar.  Unbeknownst to most of Cedar Grove, including a large fan base of local moms who grew up ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Matthew Smith, a 9-year-old Livingston student with talent enough in the kitchen to stand opposite Gordon Ramsay, will appear on Season 7 of “MasterChef Junior” on FOX when it premieres on March 12 at 8 p.m. Smith said his interest in the culinary arts began quite early in life.

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MILLBURN, NJ — If you go see “My Very Own British Invasion” without even knowing what it’s about, here’s the thing: the core message literally broadcasts itself on the theater’s sound system as you take your seats in a mélange of hits from the 1960s British Invasion rock bands. Iconic music ...

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When the Glass Breaks… Ambition is admirable, and effort should always be acknowledged, even when execution shatters to pieces. Glass is the sequel to Unbreakable, the movie that arguably started the mainstream appreciation of comic books and launched the current era of comic films. M. Night ...

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With Groundhog Day upon us, thousands will watch in person and even more will tune in from home to see Punxsutawney Phil make his yearly prediction. As legend has it, if Phil sees his shadow at dawn on Feb. 2, six more weeks of winter are on its way. If Phil doesn’t see his shadow, and early ...

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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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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Little Falls Public Library will remain closed through Thursday as new doors are installed on the building.. Patrons of the library will not be charged late fines for items due during this period. . The book drop will remain open to return books during the period of ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Over 900,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence and persecution in Myanmar. But their challenges continue in refugee settlements in Bangladesh, where limited access to water, sanitation, and hygiene creates poor health outcomes for these vulnerable communities.  Doctors ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - TAPinto Passaic Valley invites local civic, non-profit, and school groups to list their upcoming events on the TAPinto Passaic Valley Community Calendar.  You can submit content through our website by clicking on fhe "Submit Content" button located in the upper right side of ...

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