Arts & Entertainment

January 6, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Young people in middle and high school are encouraged to submit short films for consideration in the Montclair Film Emerging Filmmaker Competition.  Submissions are now open for the annual Montclair Film Emerging Filmmaker Competition (EFC), a film competition open to students ...

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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND — With systemic racism a hot topic around the country, as U.S. cities such as Hackensack were the host site of Homeric protests staged by American youth demanding justice for George Floyd and a string of other black men and women who were victims of police brutality after their ...

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WOODLAND PARK, N.J. - A drive-by parade was held in Woodland Park on Sunday to honor WWII veteran Betty Burnett-Visland who turns 98 on Jan 5. Burnett-Visland served as a nurse during the war. Local first responders came out, including members of Cub Scout Pack 31, Boy Scout Troup 238 and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although the winter holidays are nearing their end for 2020, Livingston native Austin Zudeck, a 2013 graduate of Livingston High School, is already looking ahead to the 2021 holiday season after a song he co-wrote and produced for Disney’s 2020 holiday campaign prompted the company ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Kai Vasquez, Devan Regas and Liliana Vasquez just published their first book – and they’re only 11 years old. Authors Kai and Devan, as well as illustrator Liliana, recently self-published the action and adventure novel “The Adventures of Greg Smith: The Time Travel Treachery.” ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Singer/songwriter Jason Didner performed a New Year’s Eve concert via Zoom on Thursday, Dec. 31 to benefit Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center’s Organ Transplant Team. The Montclair musician was inspired from his own connection to Hackensack’s Transplant ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – One mural, practically ripped from today’s headlines, honors those in the city who have continued to serve as the COVID-19 pandemic raged, retreated and returned. The other mural traces a timeline of the French Street commercial corridor and the waves of immigrants who made ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – The Montclair History Center's Holiday House Tour was selected as the top choice in the Northeast and fourth place in the nation in USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice award. “We’re beyond excited to be among the top five nationally,” says Jane Eliasof, Executive Director of the ...

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 Did you know yuletide caroling began 1,000 years before Christmas existed? Or how about the fact that mistletoe was used to represent immortality long before the holiday reached Europe? And before there was eggnog, the medieval English drank wassail made from mulled ale.  Maria Kennedy, an ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Renowned nonprofit consultant Joan Garry, most widely known for her notable achievements in the nonprofit sector, has penned a new book designed to advise nonprofits during COVID-19 times. Garry’s previous experience as the Executive Director of GLAAD and time in corporate America, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In a world that Charles Dickens could never have imagined, Playhouse 22 will be presenting their annual production of A Christmas Carol this December in a new virtual way.  Starting Friday, December 11, Playhouse 22 will be showing an encore presentation of last year's ...

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LOS ANGELES, CA - Hasbrouck Heights resident Jason Biggs will host a new game show set to debut in February on Fox. The actor will host "Cherries Wild," a collaboration between the network and a major soft drink brand, it was reported by Variety. The 30-minute show will debut February 14. In the ...

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LITTLE FALLS,NJ - Little Falls Mayor James Damiano was chosen by the American Cancer Society Team Daisy Waltrip to be the cover for the month of October 2021 in support of breast cancer awareness. Damiano thanked Denise Organisciak of Team Daisy Waltrip for the honor and promoted the sale of ...

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The holiday classic "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is on broadcast television this Sunday for a one-night only special event.  In a statement, WLIW announced, "We're super excited to team up with Apple TV to share "A Charlie Brown Christmas" with you this year! Tune in to this special one-night ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Due to potential inclement weather on Wednesday, Dec. 16, the Totowa and West Paterson Fire Departments will be moving the Santa tour parade start to Monday, Dec. 14.  Santa will be touring Totowa in a caravan of decorated vehicles on Monday, Dec. 14 and Tuesday, Dec. 15. The parade ...

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Forty years ago, on Dec. 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot and killed in the archway of the Dakota, where he lived with his wife Yoko and their son Sean. Many Americans learned about Lennon’s death from sportscaster Howard Cosell, who broke the news during a Monday Night Football game. Others ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Annika Aristimuno and Layla Hurwitz, both juniors at Montclair High School, have found a unique way to occupy their time while in quarantine. They started an organization, Letters for Rose, to help combat loneliness of the elderly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The duo collect ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - The Totowa Annual Tree lighting was held on Friday Dec. 4, 2020 to start the holiday season. The residents of Totowa watched the event through a screen instead of the usual interacting with other residents at the Totowa Municipal building. While past years the event would have Santa ...

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RED BANK, NJ – Today, 79 years ago, on December 7th, 1941 at 7:53 am (PST), the Empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, a U.S. naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii. The attack directly caused America’s entry to World War Two, leading to the eventual launch of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and ...

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TOTOWA, NJ: Santa supporters everywhere are getting their jingle bells ready! The Christmas spirit around the world is alive and well! It will be heard in waves as time zones around the world celebrate! On December 24, believers around the world, whatever time zone they are in, at 6pm, are ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Make the hot chocolate, set out the cookies and get ready celebrate the season with Totowa's Annual Tree Lighting event tonight at 6:30 p.m. The annual event will be virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The event will be "broadcast" live on the Totowa Board of Recreation ...

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MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The annual tree lighting ceremonies will be held this Saturday in South Orange at 76 South Orange Avenue at 5 p.m. and in Maplewood at Ricalton Square at 4:30 p.m. Due to Governor Phil Murphy’s recent order to limit outdoor gatherings to fewer than 25 people members ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Despite Covid-19 still in town, traditions must continue. Little Falls will have a virtual tree lighting on Facebook. Viewers can go on the Township of Little Falls Recreation Department Facebook page tonight, Friday, December 4th at 7 p.m to watch the tree light up. No one ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Following the success of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s (STNJ) live performances this summer and fall at its Back Yard Stage, a new venue they designed to be as pandemic-proof as possible, the company is now turning to the creation of digital content for their audiences ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Officially Woodland Parks annual tree lighting was virtual because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but a high ranking official (an elf who was not on a shelf) told us it was because of the special guests who were flown for the evening.  According to our source, Rudolph and ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – Being different isn’t a bad thing and 12-year-old Franklin resident Sarai Styles has penned a book to help other young girls answer some very important questions. Mommy, why am I different?, which Sarai collaborated with her mother Judy John-Styles to write, was published Nov. 24 and ...

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TOTOWA/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Totowa and West Paterson Volunteer Fire Departments have announced that Santa Claus will be coming to town this month.  This year, he will be making his way around both boroughs in a parade of decorated vehicles - a mini-holiday lights parade. In Woodland Park, ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Despite Covid-19 still in town, traditions must continue. Little Falls will have a virtual tree lighting on Facebook. Viewers can go on the Township of Little Falls Recreation Department Facebook page on Friday, December 4th at 7 p.m to watch the tree light up. No one is ...

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Vanessa Williams is a Tony-, Grammy-, and Emmy-nominated superstar with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Williams was about to have her West End debut in City Of Angels when the pandemic shut down London’s theater district along with everything else. She spoke online with reporters ...

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TOTOWA NJ - After canceling the 2020 Holiday Lights Parade due to COVID-19 concerns, the Totowa and Woodland Park Volunteer Fire Departments set the date for the 2021 event. The parade, featuring the vehicles of first responders from across the region adorned in holiday lights, will take place ...

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