Arts & Entertainment

April 20, 2020

PATERSON – Social distancing may be keeping people from gathering together, but it isn’t stifling the artistic spirit of Paterson Public Schools students and faculty. The artworks they created comprise the district’s “Art In Our Hearts” exhibition, which was originally planned to be shown this ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Stay at home orders and social distancing measures may be keeping us all apart for the time being, but for Paterson’s Tiny Ballerinas, the show must go on! Thanks to the help of Los Angeles based dance scholar Wanda Smith, and available technology that has already seen the Inner ...

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PATERSON, NJ - For more than 20 years the InnerFaith Performing Arts Center (IPAC) has been helping children to develop stronger minds and bodies through a series of programs, including the Tiny Ballerinas.  Founded in 1998 by Rahsona Elder, born and raised in Paterson, IPAC continues to operate ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Much of Paterson’s former glory can be attributed to the growth of textile mills that once employed a large swath of local residents. For decades industry, fueled by the Great Falls, brought waves of immigrants to the city, including Bangladeshis that started arriving in the ...

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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) and Fourth ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Public Library seems to have a special Valentine’s Day feeling. With the days getting closer to the holiday of the heart they are hoping that Paterson residents will come together to find love. In a book. On Thursday, more than two dozen residents joined together to ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Life hasn’t been easy for Monique Latise. Raised by a single mother, not gifted academically, becoming a single mother, and watching her son get incarcerated, she has dealt with her share of struggle. Her story though, Latise told TAPinto Paterson, is not an uncommon one, ...

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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) and Fourth ...

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PATERSON, NJ- In an effort to unite Paterson for Christmas through “melodies of unity, harmony, love, and strength,” Councilwoman-At-Large Dr. Lilisa Mimms has invited carolers to join her in singing holiday songs in all six wards across the city on Christmas Day. “My prayer,” Mimms told TAPinto ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – Just two days after students from Eastside High School were involved in an impromptu photo session with Sylvester Stallone, Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer thanked the film legend for his kindness.  “I want to personally thank Mr. Stallone for taking a few moments to ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson Museum will launch a new exhibit celebrating Abbott and Costello’s 1942 War Bond Drive Tour on Sunday.  The event begins at noon and concludes at 6:00 p.m. Admission is just $10 at the door, children under 12 are free. Beginning in Salt Lake City on July 22, 1942, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - He’s won Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Academy Awards. Now, Hollywood director Aaron Sorkin has a key to the City of Paterson to add to his trophy case. On Wednesday Mayor Andre Sayegh announced that he bestowed the film and television icon with the honor during a private ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Becoming famous doesn’t carry a guarantee that you’ll stay famous. Paterson resident Skip Van Rensalier found that out in the 1990s after the rhythm and blues group he managed, “Riff” – four teenagers from Eastside High School – were portrayed in the 1989 film “Lean on Me” and went ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders have announced that the Teen Arts Festival will be held at William Paterson University on Wednesday, June 3.The all day programming and celebration of art will be presented in a coordinated effort by William Paterson University, the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- When Nicholas Rodriguez was a young boy in 1970s Paterson, he already knew he loved the performing arts. Unlike some artistic kids, he didn’t have to look far to find his tribe. When he was 12, he auditioned for the city’s Inner City Ensemble in order to explore the worlds of theater ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson's 2nd annual poetry festival featured the works of nationally renowned poets, men and women whose verses have inspired change across New Jersey, and some of the city's most creative students. Among those who performed Saturday was Davon Daniels, a student at John P.

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PATERSON, NJ - The winners of the Paterson Poetry Festival's Youth Poetry Contest have been announced and will be celebrated at the festival on Saturday.  The festival will be held in Hamilton Plaza, 77 Hamilton Street, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The poets performing at the festival, the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson’s poet laureate, and founder of the Paterson Poetry Festival, Talena Lachelle Queen, has announced the schedule for the second annual event scheduled for Saturday, October 5. The festival, to be held in Hamilton Plaza, 77 Hamilton Street, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 ...

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PATERSON, NJ – When Paterson Public Schools Superintendent Eileen Shafer announced her intention to form an All City Band to play at the halftime show of the Thanksgiving Classic the excitement was immediate. Included among those at the first planning meeting was Dr. Thomas Page whose long ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Peru is nearly 3500 miles from Paterson, yet when Amy Zavatela, 13, practices and performs Marinera Nortena, a variation of the native dance of the South American country, she feels “close” to the homeland of her parents and other family. “It gives me an opportunity to express ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson's streets came alive on Sunday with the colors and sounds of the Dominican Republic as thousands marched and danced in the 30th annual Dominican parade. Elsa Mantilla, President of Desfile y Festival Estatal, Dominicano de New Jersey, Inc. led the festive day that brought ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Despite a gloomy outlook earlier in the day Labor Day proved to offer Paterson great weather to provide a perfect ending to a successful Great Falls Festival. With the rain passed and clouds gone thousands turned out to celebrate Paterson throughout the three day event. “We had a  ...

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PATERSON, NJ - TAPinto Paterson's owner and editor Steve Lenox will be on hand at day 3 of the Paterson Great Falls Festival. Stop by the TAPinto Paterson table for giveaways, to enter a drawing for great prizes, to share your ideas on how the online hyperlocal newspaper can better serve the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Hundreds of onlookers gasped as the motorcycles soared through the air across the Wayne Avenue Bridge on Sunday. Reaching a height of at least 30 feet above the bridge’s surface the riders were surely defying death as they showed off their skills, especially with the quickly flowing ...

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    PATERSON, NJ - Music, motorcycles, amusement rides, games,food, and fun will dominate the Paterson Great Falls this weekend as residents and visitors enjoy the annual Great Falls Festival. The event, open each day from 3:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. begins on Saturday and will run ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Paterson’s transformation into a 1950’s era New York City is coming to an end, but not before Mayor Andre Sayegh had a chance to present a key to the city to one of the most recognized figures in the film industry over the past several decades. On Tuesday Sayegh welcomed Steven ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Ravaged by Hurricane Maria less than two years ago, and thrown into political chaos earlier this summer, the island of Puerto Rico will continue to rise stonger than ever, several speakers said at Paterson City Hall on Saturday. Leading the ceremony that saw the flag of the U.S.

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PATERSON, NJ- The sounds, smells, sights, and tastes of one of New Jersey’s most popular annual family events were on display again Friday as the annual Passaic County Fair enjoyed its second night at Garrett Mountain. The fair runs through Sunday, August 18 and is open from 3:00 p.m. until ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Iconic filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of “West Side Story,” currently under production in Paterson, was approved Tuesday for tax credits through the State’s new Film Tax Credit program. Warner Brothers Studios-produced “JOKER” filming in Newark, was also approved for the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson's second annual poetry festival is less than two months away and, according to its founder, Talena Lachelle Queen, it is shaping to be even larger than the first. Scheduled for Saturday, October 5, the event, Queen shared in a recent Facebook post, will allow writers, at ...

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