Arts & Entertainment

Fearless ICON Returns to UCPAC for Season Three


RAHWAY, NJ - Returning for its third year, Fearless Icon is the Battle of the Best Musical Theater Voices in the State! Each week the judges and the audience will send two contestants to the semi-final that are being held in November. Elimination Rounds will be held at the UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage at 8 p.m. on Sept. 15, 22, Oct. 6, 13 and 20. The Hamilton Stage is located at 360 Hamilton Street in Rahway. Each night two singers will advance closer to the Grand Prize. The Semi-Final Round will take place at UCPAC’s Main Stage on Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. The UCPAC Main Stage is located at 1601 Irving Street in Rahway. The final five contestants will compete on Dec. 11 on the UCPAC Main Stage at 7 p.m. and at the end of the evening will have a New Fearless Icon!

Returning to the Judges Panel this year are Patrick Starega (director/choreographer) and Khy Garner (director/music director). This year we are incredibly excited to announce Mr. Richard Kline (Broadway: “City Of Angels”, National Tour: “Wicked”, Regional: “Chemin de Fer”, “Death of a Salesman” and “Love’s Labour’s Lost”) will be joining the Icon Team as the third judge. This year, RSI Bank has generously contributed a $2500 cash prize to the winner and, as always, the Icon will have their dream show produced (pending availability) by the Union County Performing Arts Center and Fearless Productions. 

If you are a fan of “America's Got Talent”, “The Voice” and “X-Factor”, then this event is like a live version in Rahway. Tickets are available at If you are interested in following your favorite contestant through to the Final Five, a package deal is available to see all seven events for $45.

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Plainfield's Assemblyman Jerry Green Is Dead at Age 79

April 19, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) has died at age 79, according to an email to TAPinto Plainfield from Councilwoman-at-Large Rebecca Williams. (Williams also shared the information on her Facebook page.)

On Jan. 24, Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee "to focus his energy on recovering from an ...

Food Truck Festival and Car Show at Saint Joseph High School on April 28

April 9, 2018

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School's Father's Club will host a Car Show and Food Truck Festival (featuring live DJ and Beer Garden) on Saturday, April 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00.


Food Trucks will include:

Boardwalk Freddy
Cousins Maine Lobster
Empanada Monster
Falafull Gourmet
Jerkin' Chicken
Oink and ...

Sharing Strength, Giving Back: Become a Volunteer Advocate for Victims of Sexual Violence

April 23, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that openings are still available in the upcoming training series for Volunteer Advocates for victims of sexual violence. The sessions are scheduled twice weekly beginning on Tuesday, May 1 and continuing until Thursday, June 14.

The training is free. No previous experience in counseling is required. Volunteer Advocates work ...

An Evening of Shining Stars Set for Friday May 4th

One of the area’s most anticipated events — “An Evening of Shining Stars” — featuring members of the special needs community from Cranford and around Union County, will take place on Friday May 4th, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

Founded by Cranford resident Sally Curci, the 7th annual showcase will feature “Music From the Decades” — with the cast set to ...

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 21, 2018

After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. A the the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude ...