Arts & Entertainment

May 12, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union County’s seasonal series of drive-up movies continues on Friday, May 28, with a screening of The Black Panther at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. This event is free and open to Union County residents only.

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Event at UC Vo-Tech in Scotch Plains; COVID-19 safety rules apply The Union County Board of County Commissioners announced today that there will be a free Drive-Up screening of “The Croods – A New Age” at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Campus, located at 1776 Raritan Road in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- "I totally forgot I submitted. I was in shock when I won!" Scotch Plains-based author Robert Constant's marketing plan for his latest children's book was derailed by COVID, but a recent award is giving his book new life.  Hello Grandma!, Constant's second children book ...

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Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses LONG BRANCH, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law S-3521, which provides $15 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for arts and cultural venues throughout New Jersey. The bill – sponsored by Senators ...

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Splintered Sunlight to perform at UC Vo-Tech in Scotch Plains; COVID-19 safety rules apply SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union County Board of County Commissioners will present Splintered Sunlight, a Grateful Dead tribute band, to headline a free, live drive-in concert Saturday, April 17, at 6:00 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When Ann Taylor shuttered its store on East Broad Street last year, leaving yet another storefront vacant in Downtown Westfield, it was the last thing the community wanted — especially Westfield’s Ward brothers, who own the commercial space. Seven months later, the Wards have a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School senior, Will Schetelich, will be offering a group jazz program again this spring in his driveway in Scotch Plains.  The target population for the program is middle school students who have an interest in playing Jazz and learning more about ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Despite being raised as a devout Catholic in Scotch Plains, Marisa Acocella Marchetto always wondered about one of The Bible’s main teachings. For as long as she can remember, she was very puzzled by the idea of whether or not god was really a male. “I always thought, how ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Last Call, a film starring Jeremy Piven (Ari Gold in HBO's hit show, Entourage) about a real estate developer who returns to his roots after inheriting his family’s Irish bar in South Philadelphia and tries to turn it into a casino, opens Friday, March 19, 2021. Piven plays ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Alejandro Espinal, a 16-year-old junior at the Academy for Performing Arts in Scotch Plains, and Brennan Columbia-Walsh, a 17-year-old junior from Montclair Kimberley Academy in Montclair, have been selected to share first prize in The Theater Project’s prestigious 19th Annual ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains local Garry Pastore has authored a book, DESTRESSED, about overcoming stress where he outlines different types of stress, how they can affect our health and ways to manage them. The actor and filmmaker also includes personal accounts of his battles with becoming ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Comic book artist and longtime Scotch Plains resident Frank Thorne died Sunday, alongside his wife Marylin, at the age of 90. They died on the same day within hours of each other.  Best known for his work on Marvel Comics' Red Sonja, Thorne began his career in writing comics ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Acclaimed U2 tribute band Unforgettable Fire, of which Fanwood resident Craig Kiell has been a member for two decades, will headline a free, live drive-in concert in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 20, at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When Bob Zuckerman was appointed to lead Downtown Westfield Corporation last year, he said he wanted to make the downtown “sparkle and shine.” And shining it is, at least in the North Avenue parking lot of the Westfield train station, where 15 lighted seesaws have been set up as ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Shiloh Verrico, a 10-year-old up and coming actress of Scotch Plains, is set to star as "Cassidy" in Netflix’s new original comedy series Country Comfort. The 10 episode first season is set to start streaming March 19. Country Comfort follows a down-on-her-luck, aspiring ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - While there is no evidence of a birthday celebration for George Washington in 1779, the General did attend a few parties in central New Jersey around the time of his 47th birthday on Feb. 22 that year. Details are provided in a video posted on YouTube, as part of a virtual ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD-- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sophomore Tessa Going has been awarded a Silver Key Award by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization that reaches out to students pursuing art and writing. This organization provides scholarships and ...

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CRANFORD, NJ -- Local and national news stations can't get enough of the Robert Schott's Abraham Lincoln snow sculpture in his front yard. Year after year, whenever mother nature coats Cranford with snow, residents head on over to Springfield Avenue to see what Mr. Schott will create next. In ...

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CLARK, NJ – A winning lottery ticket worth $10,000 was sold at the Clark ShopRite.  In total four winning tickets for the February 5 drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball were purchased throughout Union County. Two of the winning tickets holders will claim $10K ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Two individuals and four organizations based in Scotch Plains-Fanwood will receive funding through the 2021 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) grant program, the Union County Board of County Commissioners announced this week. Two Fanwood ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A temporary art installation headed to Westfield earned high praise as it was discussed at a meeting of Downtown Westfield Corporation Wednesday. The installation set for the Westfield Train Station parking lot will have about 15 illuminated seesaws placed in the downtown during ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ – Choir students from Scotch Plains-Fanwood are lending their voices for a collaborative effort to celebrate 'music in our schools.' Last week, borough fifth through eighth graders joined with their counterparts from South Plainfield for a 'Sound of My Heart' virtual ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- As 202o comes to a close and 2021 begins, TAPintoSPF is taking a look at the biggest stories of 2020. Today, we revisit the top Arts & Entertainment stories of the year. Legendary Baller and Scotch Plains Resident Black Jack Ryan's Story Told in New ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Still in the mood for holiday music? You're in luck.  The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Choir Department debuted the 2020 Pop & Holiday Performance on Tuesday, Dec. 22, on spfk12.org, Raider News and YouTube. SPFHS Choral Director Jan Allen, and Megan ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood is currently accepting submissions for the Recreation Department’s Holiday House Decorating Contest. RULES Upload a photo of your Holiday-themed residence to fanwoodcontest@gmail.com by Thurs, Dec. 17, at 5:00 p.m. (no videos) Include your name, ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- While most people in the borough know Tom Kranz as a former Councilman and longtime volunteer with the Fanwood Rescue Squad, he has embarked on a relatively new career as an author. Kranz has written several books, all of which have just been released in audiobook ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Freeholders have announced the latest in their series of free Drive-up movies, “The Grinch,” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus (1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains). Pre-registration is required for this ...

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Union County, NJ – Due to anticipated inclement weather on Saturday, Dec. 5, the upcoming “The Company Men” free holiday drive-in concert sponsored by the Freeholder Board has been rescheduled to Sunday, Dec. 6, at 6:00 p.m. Tickets held for the December 5 show will be honored on December 6. The ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Friends welcome popular New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) conductor Warren Cohen for a (virtual) piano-side chat on the history of holiday music on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. From sacred carols to Rudolph’s red nose, Mr. Cohen will explore the cultural and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik sings from Westfield Sunday in a charity concert to benefit local and regional food pantries. Click here to learn more about the fundraiser, which runs through Dec. 19. Watch the livestream below: Find TAPinto Westfield on Facebook, ...

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