Arts & Entertainment

January 20, 2020

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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MONTCLAIR, NJ -- The drum corps of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood marching band got to be rock stars on Saturday evening when they performed with Unforgettable Fire at the historic Wellmont Theater in Montclair in front of an SRO crowd that included many SPF residents who came to support the rock band ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood resident Craig Kiell has played many local gigs with his U2 tribute band Unforgettable Fire, including headlining the 2018 Fan Jam Music Festival in LaGrande Park, but the show he will perform at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair this Saturday, Jan 11, at 7:00 p.m., has ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Memorial Library's 4th annual Teen Photography Contest is underway. The contest is open to teens in grades 6-12, and the submission deadline is Feb. 15. This year's theme is Young and Old and In-Between. The photo must be an original photo. Only one (1) entry per ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  What was it like the night the Martians “invaded” New Jersey in 1938?  What was it like having Albert Einstein as a neighbor in Princeton?  How did a teenage Bruce Springsteen from Freehold get his high school band into a recording studio?  What inspired young Charles Addams ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- After a rigorous competition, Aidan Maloney crowned 2019 Mr. Spiffy High on Friday evening at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School “It felt amazing being crowned the winner this year because of how much competition there was,” Maloney said. “Everyone went all out for ...

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$1 off the ticket with a donation of non-perishable food, personal care and/or laundry items for troops overseas.  SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Practices are in full swing for Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School’s annual Spiffy High Pageant on Friday, Dec. 6. The highly anticipated DECA event is a ...

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FANWOOD, NJ – Fanwood will ring in the season with winter favorites set to traditional jazz when the Florian Schantz Jazz Combo presents a program of holiday music at the Fanwood Library on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2:00 p.m. The group’s band leader is Union County-based, 17-year-old professional ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Shooting Heroin, a film with an all-star cast including Scotch Plains native Garry Pastore, is one of the first major motion pictures dealing with the opioid epidemic, makes its New Jersey premiere when it hits the big screen on Thursday Nov. 14 at the newly reopened Cranford ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra will take inspiration and return it to the audience with its first concert of the new season on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield. The performance will begin at 3:00 p.m., and will feature ...

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ALLENTOWN, PA -- For their final competitive performance of the 2019 season, the Scotch Plains Fanwood Raiders Marching Band traveled to Allentown, PA, on Saturday, Nov. 2, to be judged along with 33 other bands at the USBands National Championship.  The band earned a season high score of 92.460 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ  – This November, Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School is proud to present A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of Shakespeare’s most popular and beloved comedies. Performances are on Friday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- As part of the Mayor's Wellness Campaign, the Scotch Plains Public Library will host a special Celebrate Our Veterans edition of their Walk with a Librarian program on Friday, Nov. 8, at 10:00 a.m. at Jerseyland Park.     Residents are invited to meet Scotch Plains ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- One doesn't usually expect a town on the Jersey Shore to be the hottest place on a Sunday night in late October, but Asbury Park was the place to be on Sunday evening as the New Jersey Hall of Fame inducted its 2019 honorees at the Paramount Theatre. With a red carpet and ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- The Smithereens, co-founded by Scotch Plains native Pat DiNizio, will be among the honorees (posthumously) as The New Jersey Hall of Fame hosts its 11th annual induction ceremony at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. This year’s event honors 19 of ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Francine Evans and Joel Zelnik will perform their concert, Forever Judy, which celebrates the 80th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz at the Fanwood Memorial Library on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2:00 p.m. Francine and Joel take you on a memorable musical journey highlighting songs from Judy ...

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Rocker Willie Nile will perform at the Jewish Community Center of Central NJ on Saturday, Nov. 2 NYC-based rocker Willie Nile and his band will perform at the JCC of Central New Jersey in Scotch Plains on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 8:00 p.m. Singer/songwriter Brad Ray will open the show. Advance ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- October 5th was another busy Saturday for the Scotch Plains Fanwood Raiders marching band. During the afternoon home football game, senior members of the band were joined by their parents on the field at half-time to be recognized for their contributions to the music ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Carriage House Poetry Series will celebrate the Halloween season with a special program on Tuesday, October 22nd beginning at 8:00 p.m. in the Patricia Kuran Arts Center on Watson Road, off North Martine Avenue, adjacent to Fanwood Borough Hall (GPS use 75 N. Martine ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- In their second competition of the 2019 season at Piscataway High School on Sept. 28, the Scotch Plains Fanwood Raiders Marching Band once again earned a first place trophy in their division and topped all the competing bands with an overall score of 84.463.  In addition, the band ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- During the 2019 North American Irish Dance Championships in Vancouver, Canada, Meghan Mahaffey of the Union Catholic Class of 2021 placed 22nd out of 140 girls in North America, qualifying her to dance at the 2020 World Championships in Dublin, Ireland in April. Meghan ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Clue will be presented by Union Catholic's Performing Arts Company on Oct. 25 and 26 at 7:00 p.m. and on Oct. 27 at 3:00 p.m. in the auditorium.  This hilarious play is based on the classic 1985 film directed by Jonathan Lynn and featuring Tim Curry. In Clue, six guests are ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Despite a smaller number of bands participating this year, the annual Marching Band Home Show brought out large crowds to see Scotch Plains-Fanwood perform and other schools compete. Westfield was crowned the overall Best Band. Other winning bands were East ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Singer-songwriter Willie Nile will perform at the JCC of Central New Jersey on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 8:00 p.m. at 7:30 p.m. The New York Times called Willie Nile “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” Rolling Stone listed The ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The JCC of Central New Jersey has announced the schedule for annual Jewish Film Festival, which will take place this year at AMC Mountainside, 1021 Route 22, Mountainside. The festival begins on Wednesday, October 16, and concludes on Tuesday, November 12. The featured films ...

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EDISON, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Fanwood Raiders Marching Band performed their latest show, “Bocetos de España” (“Sketches of Spain”), at Edison High School on September 14, and in their first competition of the 2019 season, they brought home a First Place trophy for their division with an overall ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Joined by 50 friends, family, and fellow artists, local music talent Billy Wilkins released his first ever EP titled, Better, at a launch party catered by Scotch Plains’ own Florence Ravioli at Platinum Sound Studios in New York City on Sept. 4.  "I wanted to ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library will host its 33rd annual Fall Book Sale from September 19 to 22, 2019. Donation days begin September 13.  Browsers at the sale easily find books by subject matter: history, romance, classics, art, cookbooks, politics, crafts, science, ...

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