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Arts & Entertainment

August 6, 2022

PATERSON, NJ-  Eastside Park was a sea of black, gold and green as thousands descended on the lower field for the annual two-day Jamaica Day Festival on Saturday. Former Paterson Councilman Bill McKoy once again reprised his role as the titular head of the Caribbean nation’s vibrant Diaspora, ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The City of Paterson is sponsoring a series of community events to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday. The events will take place throughout all six wards from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Initiated in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States, the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh and the Paterson Art Exchange (PAX) announced Paterson’s 2022 Art Week celebration on Friday. This year’s events will be held between the Fabian Theater and Lou Costello Park. This program is supported with funds from the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage ...

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NEW JERSEY - July 27th is National New Jersey Day.  New Jersey was the third state to ratify the Constitution of the United States of America, the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights. New Jersey's central location amidst the thirteen colonies during the colonial era made it home to several ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Six Senator Frank Lautenberg School (SFLS) student-musicians who had never played a musical instrument until six months ago made their public concert debut at Montclair’s Wellmont Arts Plaza on Thursday.   The student musicians had all participated in the JAZZ HOUSE Music Scholars ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Members of the Paterson Police Department will be back in living rooms across the country on Friday as REELZ, an independent television network focused on celebrity culture with poignant stories about real people in revealing documentaries and character profiles, debuts On ...

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UNITED STATES -- Many Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with backyard BBQs, picnics or a trip to the beach. But did you know that Independence Day was not a paid federal holiday until 1938? (source: ACEI-Global).  1. Thomas Jefferson was not the only author of The Declaration ...

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Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died. Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up inUnion Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old. Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Students at the Senator Frank Lautenberg School/Public School No. 6 in grades five through eight debuted as JAZZ HOUSE KiDS music scholars at the JAZZ HOUSE Music Scholarship Showcase Ceremony on Friday. The Showcase also featured special guests, eight-time GRAMMY-winning jazz ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – From April 1 to Sept. 5, Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial will be open seven days a week for various tours and immersive experiences. Since she was restored and established as an educational museum in 2001, Battleship New Jersey has become a must-see attraction on the ...

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 Study up on these fun facts, then head out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at a local bar or restaurant.    According to a new survey by WalletHub, more than 52% of Americans plan some type of celebration of St. Patrick's Day, and more than 82% of celebrants will wear green. Overall, $4.6 ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson McDonald’s Owner/Operator Angela Adderley used the occasion of the grand reopening of her 160 Market Street store to present a $10,000 donation to further the music education of a number of the district’s student musicians  The funding, presented to the Jazz House Kids ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Students participating in the Paterson Music Project (PMP) held their annual winter concert showcasing the skills they have learned from learning to play an instrument. The concert featured students from Pre-Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Harmony Strings and Concert Orchestra. “These ...

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NEW JERSEY — Finding your better half can be both challenging and exciting, but maintaining a strong, long-term relationship can be even more elusive. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, real estate website Point2 conducted a study of which states are better at nurturing enduring ...

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PATERSON, NJ – An artist showcase celebrating Black History Month is now open, Mayor Andre Sayegh announced Friday. Local artists have contributed to the exhibit to celebrate African Americans in history, art, culture and community. Their works are available for viewing by the public Monday through ...

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PATERSON, NJ –The 18th Annual Black History Art and Essay Contest hosted by the InnerFaith Performing Arts Center has begun. Entries are due on February 28 and a final ceremony will be held on March 4. Judges include Fourth Ward Councilwoman Ruby Cotton, First Lady Farhana Sayegh, Nancy Grier and ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Performing Arts Development Council (PPADC) announced the first place winner of its second annual Show Me The Monologue Playwriting Competition is Houston native playwright Cris-Eli Blak. His play BREAKZ was among a group of high caliber projects selected by a panel of ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Little Theatre is holding auditions for two remaining roles in “Clark Gable Slept Here”, a riotous farce written by Michael McKeever and directed by Helen Exel of Nutley. They will take place at 7:00 pm on January 3rd and 4th at the theater, located at 47 Erie Place in ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh hosted a special screening of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story on Tuesday. Paterson is one of just three locations, including also Los Angeles and Puerto Rico, that got the chance to premier the film three days before it hits nationwide. The cast and crew ...

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Our next Readers’ Theatre is The Armando Project by Orlando F. Rodriguez, directed by Sarah Gorden on January 9th at 2:00 PM. The Armando Project is a Two-Act Drama. The running time is approx. 90 minutes. We are seeking 4 Latinx male actors to play 18/19 years old and 1 white male actor to ...

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The Mental Health Association in New Jersey's (MHANJ's) 21st Annual Evening of Excellence will highlight “Orchestrating Change,” an award-winning documentary, featuring captivating individuals, beautiful music, and people who are living successfully with a diagnosis of mental illness.  The ...

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PATERSON, NJ - More than 1,500 Paterson residents gathered around City Hall on Saturday to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season and the annual lighting of a 30-foot Christmas Tree that stands in front of the building. This year’s theme was Miracle on Market and included pictures with ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Anyone driving past the Broadway McDonald’s on Sunday afternoon could not help but notice a hubbub of activity as over a dozen cars offered candy and treats to young and old alike at the annual Trunk or Treat Halloween celebration sponsored by the non-profit group Paterson ...

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PATERSON, NJ - While the threat of rain moved Mayor Andre Sayegh's annual Trunk or Treat indoors Friday it did nothing to dampen the spirits of the hundreds of children, and parents, that passed through City Hall in search of candy. From princesses to superheroes, and scary creatures of every ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Great Falls Amphitheatre came alive last month as more than 150 visitors, including Congressman Bill Pascrell and Mayor Andre Sayegh, enjoyed a special performance by the Jazz Ambassadors. The army’s premier big band, the group features 19 members comprised of four trumpets, a ...

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SPRING LAKE, NJ – Scrolling through social media, Daphne Williams-Fox often comes across mentions of her grandfather, William Carlos Williams, whose poetry, which includes the epic poem 'Paterson,' is still relevant a half a century later. His iconic poem “This is Just to Say,” first published ...

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WAYNE, NJ — One of the largest music and food truck festivals to benefit homeless veterans is coming to Dave Waks Memorial Park on Barbour Pond Road this Sunday, September 12. The festival is happening from Noon to 7:00 p.m. and includes six “top bands” and a dozen gourmet food trucks, as well as ...

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PATERSON, NJ - With the water roaring behind them, Mayor Andre Sayegh and Orlando Cruz, Director of the Downtown Paterson Special Improvement District, announced that the Great Falls Festival is coming back Labor Day Weekend.  Cruz, who also serves as the chairman of the three-day event, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson artist Christopher Fabor Muhammad, who has been impacting communities for over 20 years now, recently took up a fellowship in California to continue to work on his art and influence the lives of others, mainly students. While his work may be new on that side of the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson’s fourth annual poetry festival will be held October 1 through October 4, Word Seed Inc. Founder Talena Lachelle Queen has announced. The four-day festival will include both in person events at the 77 Hamilton Street plaza, and virtual events that will be streamed ...

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