Arts & Entertainment

April 6, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. These are just some of the cities in which the voice of B.K. Kirkland has become a household name over the radio waves throughout the years.   However, after decades of befriending, showcasing, ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - Passaic County officials, along with Together New Jersey, a consortium of partners working to make the region more competitive, efficient, livable and resilient, are seeking the input from residents and visitors on a plan to bring public art to outdoor spaces in the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Anna Carina Sinocchi said that she first became interested in the arts when, at age 15, a high school classmate at Boonton High School introduced her to black and white photography. “I thought that the photos my friend Lauren developed in the dark room were amazing.  I was ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Led by Business Administrator Kathleen Margaret Long, Paterson officials and community members joined together in front of City Hall Wednesday to mark St. Patrick's Day by raising the Irish flag.  While the event featured traditional Irish music, as well as three performances by ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade throughout Passaic County have been invited to express their creativity and celebrate Black History Month by entering a very special art and essay contest. The contest, sponsored by the Inner Faith Performing Arts Center (IPAC) has been ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Middle and high school students are being encouraged to submit short films for consideration in the Montclair Film Emerging Filmmaker Competition (EFC).  Submissions are now open for the competition open to students from around the world interested in submitting short films in ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Due to the sharp increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Totowa and West Paterson Fire Departments have canceled the 2020 Holiday Lights Parade for the safety of the community and the first responders who organize and participate in the event.  Organizers of the parade ...

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PATERSON, NJ – As a difficult year draws to a close, the Paterson NAACP wants local teens to feel inspired, uplifted and motivated during these challenging times. The local chapter plans to resume hosting the Afro Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO), a national ...

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PATERSON, NJ - For many people, quarantining at home gave them a chance to try something new, like perfecting cooking skills, learning to play a musical instrument or taking an online course. For Paterson natives Jennifer Tiritilli Ranu and Rahsona Elder, the COVID-19 pandemic was an opportunity to ...

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PATERSON, NJ –  Though the COVID-19 pandemic has kept people apart, the Paterson Public Library is doing what it can to help residents stay connected. As part of the One Book One Paterson initiative, the library will present a virtual production of “A Lesson Before Dying” this weekend. The ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The annual Paterson Poetry Festival marked its third year this past weekend, but of course, 2020 is not a normal year. In a year filled with political turmoil, racial tensions, record unemployment and a global pandemic, Paterson’s Poet Laureate Talena Lachelle Queen said the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Some of Paterson youngest artists, and their families, enjoyed some time at the beach Sunday, without leaving Paterson. Hosted by the Paterson Music Project the event, held at the future site of 24 1/2 where developer Levi Kelman has created an oversize courtyard and transformed ...

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DOWN EAST MAINE — No doubt you have felt cooped up, sheltering in place due to COVID-19 restrictions, and perhaps going a bit stir crazy. You're not alone. TAPinto  took a trip to hike Down East Maine, the part of the state that includes Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. But instead of ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Under bright, sunny skies the 12th annual observance of New Africa Day was held at Barbour Park Sunday. Various non-profit organizations were represented along with food and fun for families in a celebration that included music, a bounce house for kids, pony rides, and ...

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The 3rd annual Paterson Poetry Festival is set to be held again at the Historic Passaic County Courthouse. Festival goers will be practicing their first amendment rights using the courthouse stairs as a stage. The two-day event, will begin with Volume I on Saturday October 3, and continue ...

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PATERSON, NJ –  If you’re looking for a small escape from reality this Labor Day weekend, look no further than the Fabian 8 Cinema. After being closed for nearly half a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center City Mall theater reopened its doors on Friday, albeit with several safety ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Liberty Science Center will reopen Labor Day Weekend. The center will be open to members on Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and to the public Sept. 5-7, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The reopening will feature new planetarium presentations, the world of Angry Birds in ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson’s Puerto Rican community proudly raised the flag of their homeland Saturday. This was the 48th year in a row the long-standing tradition has taken place, organizers said. While the event was held under the pall of looming rain showers, and the recent death of iconic leader ...

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A coalition of funders has established the New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund (NJACRF) to help ensure the survival of the state’s cultural sector that has faced economic devastation from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Fund has so far raised more than $1.6 million, including a lead matching ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Although the Paterson Museum remains temporarily closed due to COVID-19, you can still visit from the comfort and safety of home.  Originally set to debut in May, “Seeking Refuge: Images of those Displaced by War, Poverty and Persecution,” an exhibit by award winning multimedia ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Like all aspects of life, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Paterson Art Exchange (PAX) to retool what it does. Fortunately, when you’re working with creatives, learning how to pivot is part of any artist’s skill set. Art Week – an annual seven-day event that gives locals the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - There will be no missing Paterson’s long and proud history by those entering or leaving the city through one of its main gateways thanks to the completion of a mural on the New Jersey Community Development Corporation’s (NJCDC) building at 59 Spruce Street. The art, part of the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Though social distancing and warnings of extreme heat may have kept the crowd size down, the enthusiasm of the nearly 50 Paterson residents that celebrated the raising of the yellow, blue, and red flag of Colombia at City Hall on Saturday wasn’t dampened at all. The annual event, ...

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JERSEY CITY and PATERSON, NJ – Between taking exams, navigating college applications, and transitioning to virtual learning during the coronavirus outbreak, high schoolers nationwide faced their share of hurdles this spring.  But a group of teens from New City Kids, a music based ...

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PATERSON, NJ – For Amel May Khalil, becoming an actress wasn’t part of her plans. But, in February 2013 when her mother, May, passed away after spending two-and-a-half weeks in a coma, the Paterson native said it “changed everything.” “I decided I would value time differently,” the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Finding a way to give back during the COVID-19 pandemic for a nurse at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center was a snap – literally. During the outbreak’s peak in early April, Kristie Spindler, who has worked in the labor and delivery department for the past six years, said there ...

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PATERSON, NJ - While the COVID-19 pandemic is something we’d all like to forget, Paterson’s two repositories of local history, the Paterson Free Public Library and the Paterson Museum, have partnered to make sure that it, and how local residents were impacted and responded, is ...

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JACKSON, NJ --  Six Flags Great Adventure announced on Thursday that it will soon open its Safari adventure as a drive-through experience. This announcement comes one day after Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order permitting drive-through events while maintaining social distancing ...

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