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Arts & Entertainment

May 8, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — Music lovers cheered Westfield’s own New Jersey Festival Orchestra Saturday night during its “Roses from the South” performance, a tribute to Mother’s Day featuring Strauss waltzes, Debussy and songs, ballads and serenades sung by famed Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns. “Tonight is a ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Musical Club of Westfield presents its National Music Month Concert, Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. at The Fanwood Presbyterian Church (74 S. Martine Ave., Fanwood). Please enter by the door near the parking lot on La Grande Avenue. Like all Musical Club monthly concerts, it is ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood SPFK12 School District held its annual District Art Show for the first time since the pandemic began on Thursday, May 4, 2022, at Scotch Plains-Fanwood Hight School. Works from students at the district's five elementary schools, two middle ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Does Mom love live music? On Saturday, May 7, you can take her to the New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s “Roses from the South,” a musical tribute to moms featuring Strauss waltzes, Debussy and serenades just in time for Mother’s Day. The celebratory program will feature a special ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains native Erin Breznitsky has been selected out of 655 submissions as one of four finalists of the 2022 Premiere Play Festival for Premiere Stages at Kean University. Breznitsky's play, Satellites, will be presented during the 17th annual Spring Reading Series at ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Osborn Cannonball House Museum (1840 Front St.) will be open to the public tours for the first time since Christmas, with the current exhibit featuring mannequins dressed in clothing from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. House tours, which will be open on ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Day Concert returns for the first time since before COVID on Friday, May 27, with a different feel and a celebrity host emcee. The concert's theme is "Together Again: Honoring Our Service Men and Women." In years past, the Memorial ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — With a wide variety of musical acts that will be in town this summer, perhaps the festival should be called "Woodbridge-Stock." The Mayor’s Free Summer Concert Series will return starting Monday, June 20, with performances five nights-a-week, most of them at the Woodbridge High ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- "A Celebration of Dance," held in front of a packed audience at Terrill Middle School during National Dance Week on Friday, April 8, featured local dance organizations and awarded prizes to students in the National Dance Week poster contest.  The program was divided ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- María Daniel, the local National Dance Foundation Ambassador and founder of iDance Ministry, invites everyone to attend “A Celebration of Dance,” a free event Friday, April 8, at 6 p.m. at Terrill Middle School (1301 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains). The event is an opportunity ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, and SPRINGFIELD, NJ --21 year-old Bret Sherman, born and raised in Springfield, and a soon-to-be graduate of Elon University with a BFA in Acting, is making his Big Apple debut. The Last Boy - a new play with music will be featured at The Town Hall’s April 27th “a benefit on ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Following the departure of the municipal parks and recreation director, the Township has found the ideal replacement under the same roof: Julie Buonaguro. She has served as the department’s assistant since November 2016. “I am very happy to announce that with the unanimous ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The 18th century Osborn Cannonball House Museum (1840 Front St. in downtown Scotch Plains) will feature a Colonial Crafts Day on Sunday, April 3. There will be continuous demonstrations of crafts by Historical Society members. Tinsmith George Pierson will demonstrate tin ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Repertory Theatre opened its musical production of Les Misérables with dramatic lighting and staging, memorable characters, and stellar musical performances on Thursday evening. A story of human dignity, suffering, hope, and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains resident Jacob Morrell, a freshman at the Union County VoTech Academy for Performing Arts (APA) and Bret Sherman, a 2018 graduate of the school, will star in the Broadway opening of The Last Boy: A New Play with Music at the Town Hall in New York City on April ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Congratulations to the Moonglowers!   The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School jazz band, led by Mr. Durand Thomas, earned a top two placement in the Division 2 NJAJE State Jazz Festival. The Moonglowers were only one of two gold ratings in their division and fourth ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The duCret School of Art will celebrate the life of illustrator Peter Caras, who lost his battle with cancer on Feb. 28, on Sunday, April 10, at 1 p.m. Born April 11, 1941, in Johnstown, PA, he taught at the Plainfield art school for over 40 years. According to Executive ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- María Daniel, your local National Dance Foundation Ambassador, invites everyone to attend “A Celebration of Dance.” This free event is an opportunity to acknowledge our commitment to the local dance community while highlighting the benefits of dance. Student Poster ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic’s Performing Arts Company will present “Jesus Christ Superstar,” on April 1 and April 2 at 7 p.m., April 3 at 3 p.m., and April 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Union Catholic High School. Tickets are available ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Repertory Theatre will present this year's musical production of Les Misérables. The students of SPFHS are thrilled to bring this legendary Broadway musical to our stage and encourage one and all to come out and “hear the people sing!” ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The 18th century Osborn Cannonball House Museum, (1840 Front St.) in downtown Scotch Plains will feature Colonial Crafts Day on Apr. 3. From 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. there will be continuous demonstrations of crafts by Historical Society members. Tinsmith George Pierson will ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Community Access Unlimited (CAU) is preparing for its third annual virtual fundraiser, called Banding Together. It will be held nightly at 7:00 from March 28 to April 2 on CAU's facebook page. One of the musicians participating is South Plainfield native Cory Singer, who has been ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Nettingham Performing Arts Company presents Fiddler on the Roof Jr. on March 18th and 19, at 7:00 p.m.and March 20th at 2:00 p.m. An adaptation of the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof Jr. follows Tevye the milkman as he tries to ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) will present its 2022 Winter Concert Rhythms To Dance To & Melodies To Sing on Sunday, March 13th at 3 p.m. at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Scotch Plains-based artist Ricardo Roig is living his dream of working full-time as an artist, and collaborating with Evalyn Dunn Gallery in Westfield to open a space that showcases his unique pieces on their own. The Roig Collection @ Evalyn Dunn Gallery Annex, located at ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Hear masterworks by Rautavaara, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky performed live by Westfield’s own New Jersey Festival Orchestra March 26 at the First United Methodist Church. The program, “Voices from the Arctic,” will feature soaring Sibelius melodies with internationally acclaimed ...

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NEW JERSEY -- When the COVID spread across America in early March 2020, it wreaked havoc on the “St. Patrick’s Season” for both 2020 and 2021. Not only did the pandemic put the kibosh New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the largest in the world on March 17, but it also led to the cancellation ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's duCret School of Art and Executive Director Tim O'Connor were recognized by Phil Murphy at the governor's Feb. 23 press conference as an organization that helped people cope during shutdowns due to COVID-19. The school hosted plays and concerts on its recently restored ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) will present its 2022 Winter Concert Rhythms To Dance To & Melodies To Sing on Sunday, March 13th at 3 pm at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ - After putting on the School’s first musical in more than 50 years with a production of “Seussical: The Musical” in early 2020, Rutgers Preparatory School is proud to announce that its talented students will be returning to the stage, performing three nights of Disney’s “The ...

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