Arts & Entertainment

September 19, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson’s place in the poetry community was on full display Sunday as local residents Elizabeth Valverde and Damen Van Ginneken opened their home to nearly 50 guests in homage to the late Dr. William Carlos Williams whose own work, including the aptly titled “Paterson,” has been a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — “This season is about people who came here and were changed by all that embodies the American experience,” David Wroe, music director and conductor of fhe New Jersey Festival Orchestra said. “Lazarus' poem at the foot of the Statue of Liberty cries ‘Give me your tired, your poor, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Once overridden by drug users and other unsavory goings on, Barbour Park played host to the 10th annual New Africa Family Day on Sunday. Coordinated by long time city activist, and Department of Public Works employee, Bilal Hakeem, the day was said to be one for families of African ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With the coming release of her sixth self-published work, Councilwoman-At-Large Dr. Lilisa Mimms is set to add children’s book author to her resume. Inspired by her four children and two grandchildren, “When I Grow Up,” Mimms told TAPinto Paterson, was written to “help our children ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Lizzie Valverde moved to Paterson just over a year, in no small part due to the legacy of the music, literature, and poetry left behind by great artists that have also called the city home. Lewis Cole, on the other hand, has spent the last several decades helping to celebrate and ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Pointing to cities like Austin, New York, and San Francisco that have made building vibrant arts scenes over the years a key element of their success, local poet and educator Talena Lachelle Queen has announced the first ever Paterson Poetry Festival will be held on Saturday, October ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With their birth nation's flag flying proudly over Paterson City Hall less than two miles away, thousands of local residents donned their own black, gold and green and descended on Eastside Park for the annual two-day Jamaica Day Carnival on Saturday. With main sponsor Councilman ...

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POMPTON PLAINS, NJ- Nearly 700 members of the Peruvian community and their guests filled the Legacy Castle on Thursday to celebrate the 32nd gala dinner hosted by the Peruvian Parade of Paterson. The parade, said to be one of the biggest in the state, Kat Esquiche, the gala's chair stated, ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Allison McKenzie is busy these days.   The 27-year old Silk City resident is the vocalist for two musical groups, a voice instructor, and a teacher at a day care center. “I really love living here in Paterson,” the rising R&B singer said.  “I like the people here and the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Every room in the iconic Brownstone was packed on Wednesday as Paterson residents and supporters turned out to celebrate Mayor Andre Sayegh’s inauguration. Sayegh took office on July 1 following his election victory on May 8. Offering his understanding that those gathered were ...

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PATERSON, NJ- For too long the basketball courts on 12th Avenue have suffered from neglect, finding their spot among the all to common list of places within the city’s neighborhoods that have become havens for drug use and other activities. Thanks to the creativity, hard work, and most ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Despite the blistering heat more than 100 people filled the courtyard in front of Paterson City Hall on Saturday to celebrate the raising of the yellow, blue, and red flag of Colombia. The annual event, which has taken place every year since 1989, marks the nation’s obtainment of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- At the recent Creative Paterson Call to Collaboration Elizabeth Valverde led a discussion on the need for Paterson to “think big,” a part of that, she and her fellow attendees agreed, includes creating opportunities for residents to more fully understand the city’s vast history. That ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Standing beside two diesel powered trolleys on the site that the Paterson Art Factory calls home on Tuesday, Mayor Andre Sayegh showed that he is wasting no time in moving ahead on efforts to make the Great Falls, and the area around it, the centerpiece of the city’s much anticipated ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Students at Paterson School 18 will be cooler when they return to classes in September, thank to the donation of 10 window air conditioners by a local music professional. The units, delivered on Monday, come as a gift from Frank Robinson, better known as Nitt Da Gritt, with the ...

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STAFFORD - The Ocean County chapter of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh will again be hosting the Ocean County Irish Festival.  The event will again be held at the Manahawkin Lake Park in Manahawkin.   The event takes place on one big day, Saturday, September 8.  Please mark your calendars to ...

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PATERSON, NJ- On Saturday, June 30, the day before his inauguration, Mayor Andre Sayegh held an interfaith church service at St. John’s Cathedral. Among the participants was Talena Lachelle Queen, Paterson’s poet laureate. Queen recited her original poem ‘Indivisible’ and we are proud that she ...

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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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PATERSON, NJ- When Shondee Hansford brought the inaugural Wheelie Race and Stunts competition to Pennington Park in May he offered his hope that, with the right support, the competitors that are too regularly seen performing their amazing stunts on city streets would have a safe place to practice ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Residents lined Broadway from the Masonic Temple to Eastside Park on Saturday to watch the annual African Heritage Parade pass by with floats, drumlines, community organizations, local dignitaries, fire trucks and police vehicles, and more. The event, held since 2006, is a ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Standing between two fast food outlets on Paterson’s Broadway, or Martin Luther King Blvd., is “sacred ground.”  The spot, which in generations past stood as a stop on the Underground Railroad, a pathway that led enslaved peoples to their hopeful and eventual freedom, is now home ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Like countless performers before him Jovan Watlington got his start by performing in front of the congregation at his Paterson church. Now, at just 21-years old, and fresh off commanding the audience with his rendition of “Not My Father’s Son” from the award winning Broadway musical ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The auditorium at JFK High School doubled for an orchestra hall on Saturday as more than 200 musicians from across the city showed off their skills in front of proud parents, siblings, and other family members. With students from the Community Charter School of Paterson, School ...

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PATERSON, NJ- It was a special night of entertainment and self-enlightenment, all geared to inspire those in attendance, when the interns for the New City Kids after school program in Paterson performed a special production called “Legacy” to a capacity crowd on Sunday, April 29.  The show focused ...

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PATERSON, NJ- There wasn’t a bad seat in the house for the early evening showing of Despicable Me 3 on Friday. Hosted by the School 25 PTO, the children’s cartoon wasn’t shown on a movie screen in an over air-conditioned theater where children begged for overpriced popcorn and candy, instead it ...

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 PATERSON, NJ- The Bronze Heat are hosting their third annual community carnival this weekend, April 26-29, at Eastside Park in Paterson. Remaining opening hours are Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Music, Rides, Food, and Fun all weekend!

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PATERSON, NJ- A proud graduate of Rosa L. Parks School of Fine and Performing Arts, Class of 1991, Rahsona Elder is a loving mother of three balancing family, work and service, while helping to deliver high quality arts programming to Paterson children. In fact, it is her work ethic and passion for ...

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PATERSON, NJ- It was a night filled with excitement, rhythm, and grace. Just before spring break, the dance students of Rosa Parks High School of Fine and Performing Arts choreographed and performed a special show titled, “I Can. I Will. I Am.”  Dancers invested seven months into the production, ...

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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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