Arts & Entertainment

May 23, 2020

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood's Glenn Stuart of B Street Band will be among the performers of the NJ Shore Musicians Online Music Festival that takes place Memorial Day Weekend (May 23-25) on Facebook Live.  The event has assembled a lineup of the best local Jersey Shore musicians, each of whom will ...

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Choirs Commission Composer to Unite Them in Song; World Premiere Performance on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Thousands of public and private high school music programs throughout the country were forced to close and cancel capstone events due to the Coronavirus ...

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Scotch Plains Performing Arts Groups Come Together for Virtual Benefit Concert to Raise Money for the FSP Rotary COVID-19 Relief  SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Theatrical Artist’s Prep of Scotch Plains presents “ONE SONG,” a virtual benefit concert on Friday, May 8, at 7:00 p.m. The live-streamed ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The 5th Annual Rockin’ For Autism went on not as planned in La Grande Park, but virtually on Saturday, April 25. Concert organizers, the Banks family, announced the event will be broadcast online because of social distancing requirements in the state of New Jersey. The event ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School had a long-held tradition in the singing of the SPF Alma Mater, but about 30 years ago, that tradition faded away.  Through the vision of Dr. Joan Mast, Superintendent of Scotch Plains-Fanwood Schools, and the aid of the SPF Arts ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Singing Jewish hymns is part of his very being, but Cantor Matt Axelrod of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains had never done it in a TV miniseries before. Axelrod lent his talents and authenticity to the successful HBO production of The Plot Against America, ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The show must go on... Rockin’ For Autism will happen, no matter what. That’s the loud-and-clear message from concert organizers, announcing the signature fundraiser for autism awareness month will now be broadcasted online next Saturday, April 25, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  As ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains native Garry Pastore won his second “Best Supporting Actor" award for his role as a beleaguered small town sheriff overwhelmed by the opioid epidemic when he was honored this week for his role in Shooting Heroin at the Garden State Film Festival this ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Library is the latest institution to announce that it will close beginning Sunday, March 15, in order to halt the possible spread of the Coronavirus. Dear Library Patrons,   I want to express my gratitude to you all for your continued patience and ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- With NBA and NHL games, NCAA March Madness, and MLB spring training canceled, Broadway stages gone dark, and museums shut, entertainment options have dwindled because of the Coronavirus. If you feel as if the ways to have fun have been taken away, take heart instead. You can ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Picture it!  Scotch Plains, 2020... Come test your knowledge of the classic ’80s sitcom, The Golden Girls, at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Thursday, April 2, at 7:00 p.m. There will be four rounds of trivia, plus one lightning round of questions about Dorothy, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The full crowd at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School's production of Chicago gave a standing ovation to the more than 100 performers, musician and crew involve in putting on the music on Opening Night on Friday, March 6, 2020. Chicago is a jazzy and bawdy tale of two ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ  -- Opening night for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS Repertory Theatre production of Chicago: High School Edition, a raucous, jazzy, and irreverent musical, will open on Friday, March 6. This week, the cast, musical pit, and crew held dress rehearsals in preparation of the ...

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FANWOOD, NJ – The Carriage House Poetry Series invites the public to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at a free poetry event on Tuesday, March 17th at 8:00 p.m., featuring distinguished Cranford poet John McDermott reading his own poems plus selections from the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Audiences’ favorite ogre will take center stage in the Terrill Middle School Spring Musical, Shrek The Musical JR. from March 20 through March 22.  Shrek leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Based on the ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Congregation B’nai Israel in Basking Ridge will host an inspiring afternoon filled with wonderful music, video screenings, Holocaust survivor presentations, and gourmet refreshments at the Violins of Hope – New Jersey Fundraiser and Holocaust Remembrance Reception on Sunday, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- In honor of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, the JCC of Central NJ, will present a free screening of the film, Shoelaces, a tender family dramedy about the relationship between an aging, irascible mechanic and the exuberant special-needs son he abandoned ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ  -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS Repertory Theatre will present Broadway's legendary musical Chicago, in the SPFHS auditorium during the weekends of March 6-7 and March 12-14. Set in the Roaring '20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillians vying for the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -- The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra will showcase various works by masterful composers with its annual winter concert on Sunday, Feb. 23rd at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. The performance will begin at 3:00 p.m., and will feature performances from all three of NJIO’s ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Chelsea Senior Living at Fanwood, and The Westfield Ballroom (361 South Ave. East, Westfield) are teaming up to offer a "Networking Happy Hour and Salsa Lesson" on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  The ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- On most days, you will find teens hovering over their social media or recording their next Tik Tok. This was not the case for Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School students Aliyah Daniel, Abigail Earp, Valdon Daniel, III, Ananda Daniel, and professional dancer Lauriane ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- If you like history and trivia and New Jersey, you'll want to stop by the Scotch Plains Library on Bartle Ave. on Thursday, Feb. 13. Journalist Fred T. Rossi will be talking about some of the stories in his new book, Jersey Stories: Stories You May Not Have Heard about People ...

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FANWOOD, NJ – The Carriage House Poetry Series invites the public to attend a free event on Tuesday, February 18th at 8:00 p.m., featuring distinguished poet Diane Lockward in the Kuran Arts Center on Watson Road, off North Martine Avenue, adjacent to Fanwood Borough Hall. (GPS use 75 N. Martine ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ  -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS Repertory Theatre is proud to present this year's musical production Chicago: High School Edition. This legendary Broadway production is a raucous, jazzy, irreverent musical that will surely to razzle and dazzle. Performances will ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Shooting Heroin, starring Scotch Plains-based actor Garry Pastore, has been accepted into the 2020 Garden State Film Festival, which will be held March 25-29, 2020, in Asbury Park, NJ. Set in western Pennsylvania, the film tells the story of a small town community that comes ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School choirs will perform Cabaret for a Cause on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the SPFHS auditorium. The community is invited to a night of musical theater performed by student choir ensembles and soloists. In lieu of admission ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Garry Pastore , who portrayed the legendary Genovese Crime family boss Matty "The Horse" Ianniello in HBO series The Deuce is working with multiple award winner Nick Vallelonga and many other established talents on Ciro Dapagio’s Silent Partners. Filming takes place in Fort ...

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NEW YORK, NY -- Shooting Heroin, starring Scotch Plains-based actor Garry Pastore, took home three of the top awards at the Hell’s Kitchen Film Festival this past weekend: Best Supporting Actor (Pastore), Best Director (Spencer T. Folmar) and Best Picture.  Set in western Pennsylvania, Shooting ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Need a good laugh? St. Bartholomew Academy is hosting a funny line up of comics on Friday, Jan. 24th for their 10th annual Comedy Night. Tickets are $30, and include the show, which will feature an ALL-NEW line-up of three professional comedians, as well as beer, wine, soda, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School senior, Jonathan Yu has been selected as a 1st Chair in the Symphonic Band of Central NJ, and also as 3rd Chair in the prestigious Central Jersey Music Educators Association (CJMEA). Yu had an outstanding application at the recent ...

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