Arts & Entertainment

August 17, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Studio Players suffered significant damage to their facility during the flood last week that left parts of Montclair under water. As a result, they are now asking for community groups to assist them in the cleanup effort, and the Maplewood Strollers sent an email to their community ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Last Wednesday's South Orange Summer Nights Concert, which was postponed due to inclement weather that night, is on for Wednesday night, August 8.   The concert is on Flood's Hill from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and features Stuff Bros and Marry the Sea.   The Moonlit ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ  - It's National Night Out in many communities and there are events planned in both South Orange and Maplewood for Tuesday, August 7. National Night Out promotes police-community partnerships, and provides public safety tips and information, according to their ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Dr. Victor Alcindor, long-time English Language Arts (ELA) teacher at West Orange High School (WOHS) and South Orange resident, has released his first published work, entitled “Stand Mute,” a series of poems with a recurring theme of abuse, stated a press release from Cynthia ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — On New Jersey Family’s recently published “Ultimate Bucket List,” the second annual list of not-to-miss places in New Jersey, six Essex County attractions were among those selected as bucket list destinations. New Jersey Family asked its readers to vote for their favorite ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - This Wednesday's South Orange Summer Nights has been cancelled due to anticipated thunderstorms and field conditions, according to an update on the Village of South Orange website. South Orange Summer Nights continues on Wednesday, August 1; full schedule here. Related ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Free "Movies in the Park" are planned for Wednesday, July 18, and Thursday, August 23, a program hosted by the Maplewood Police Department in conjunction with the Maplewood Recreation Department, the Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs, SOMA Film Festival and SOMA Municipal ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewoodstock was back July 14 and July 15 for its 15th weekend of live music, food, kids activities and more in Maplewood's Memorial Park. Maplewoodstock opened at noon on Saturday with local SOMA band Amish Internet, and ended the day with the Reggae band Third World. On ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Starting Wednesday, Aug. 15, South Orange Summer Nights will host three weeks of Moonlit Movies. Films are shown at 8 p.m. at Floods Hill in Meadowland Park. Schedule is as follows: Wed., Aug. 15 - Coco  (2017 Rated PG)  Wed., Aug. 22 - Jumanji  (2017 Rated ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 15th Annual Maplewoodstock Music and Arts Festival, a free, two-day, live music and arts event, will be held this Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, from noon until 10 p.m. each day in Memorial Park.    The 23 bands performing were selected from a record-high 109 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Local photographer Carl Patterson of CP Photography shares photos from the Maplewood 4th of July celebration on Wednesday.

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Wishing all members of the SOMA community a happy and safe Fourth of July! Please send your July 4th photos to Anna Sandler at asandler@tapinto.net so we can include them in our photo gallery.

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -  Here's everything you need to know for celebrating the July 4th holiday in SOMA.   MAPLEWOOD JULY 4TH CELEBRATION    Maplewood 4th of July celebrations take place in Memorial Park, with a full day of festivities that includes live music on two concert ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Free kids movies are back again this summer at Bow Tie Cinemas, starting on Tuesday, June 19, with a showing of The Angry Birds Movie. Films will be shown at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through August 15 at the South Orange movie theater (1 SOPAC Way), as well as at ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Hilton Neighborhood Association celebrated its 23rd Anniversary on Wednesday evening, June 20. The event took place at the Springfield Avenue Gazebo with entertainment by the Swing Town Band.  All photos courtesy of Carl Patterson of CP Photo Op Photography.

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Columbia High School's prom was Monday night, and readers are being asked to share their photos. Want your pictures featured in this story? Email them to asandler@tapinto.net and we’ll add them to our online gallery. Check back for more photos later.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Seth Boyden Elementary School students performed for parents and other school community members at Montclair State University (MSU) on May 24, according to an email from James Manno, Fine Arts Supervisor for the South Orange Maplewood School District. "This performance was a ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The second annual Maplewood South Orange Book Festival opened on Friday night, June 8, with a SOMA Library Benefit at The Woodland featuring best-selling author David Baldacci. All proceeds from ticket sales benefited the Maplewood and South Orange Library Foundations equally, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Thursday night there was a Pretty in Pink Rosé Tasting fundraiser to benefit Springfield Avenue Maplewood (SAM) beautification efforts. The event took place in the Wine Barrel parking lot on Springfield Avenue, and featured unlimited tastings of rosé and additional varietals ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - The East Coast premier of the Broadway-bound musical Half Time was held on Tuesday night at the Paper Mill Playhouse. The stars of the production, most who are at least 60-years-old, delivered show stopping routines as their characters - all who love to dance - work towards their ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Anna Quindlen. Rosemary Wells. Keith Hernandez. Tayari Jones. These are just a few of the authors who were speakers at the Second Annual Maplewood South Orange Book Festival on Saturday. The book festival, which attracted about 2,000 attendees according to organizers, had a full ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The North Jersey Pride Festival, now in it's seventh year, was held in Maplewood's Memorial Park on Sunday, June 10, and featured live performances, craft and art vendors, a food court, and a visit from New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. The Festival, which organizers described as ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Actor and singer Rotimi - know as Olurotimi Akinosho while a student at Columbia High School (CHS) - was inducted into the CHS Hall of Fame on Thursday.  Rotimi is the second inductee for 2018. The Grammy-nominated singer SZA, known as Solana Imani Rowe when she was at CHS, was ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - For the second year, Founders Park on Valley Street in the Academy Heights neighborhood was home to live performances during Theater in the Park, a free community event on Sunday, June 3. In addition to an afternoon of performances featuring dancing, comedy improv, and live ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - The Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre were awarded on Monday night, with Barbara Canace, Carol Rutledge and Suzanna Roghanchi, winning the award for Outstanding Costuming Achievement for the Columbia High School (CHS) production of ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The cast of the Columbia High School (CHS) musical, Hairspray, collected messages and donations during show performances in March to support the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 14 students and three staff members were ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A new name has been added to the Columbia High School (CHS) Hall of Fame, that of acclaimed singer SZA, who was know as Solána Imani Rowe when she was a student at CHS. SZA, age 27, was born in St. Louis before moving to Maplewood and graduating from CHS in 2008. At CHS, she was ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Hundreds came out on Memorial Day to enjoy the excitement and spectacle of rubber ducks wobbling down the Rahway River at the 20th Annual Duck Race, which is sponsored and run by the South Mountain YMCA. The duck race “started” when Mayor for the Day, Tyler Baptiste, dropped the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The community came out on Wednesday to celebrate the newly renovated and revitalized Spiotta Park, which at the corner of South Orange Avenue and Village Plaza, is in the heart of downtown South Orange. Matt Glass, Chair of the South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Crowds came out to enjoy MayFest on Springfield Avenue on Sunday, with plenty of food, live music and performances, and a chance to see the new murals and meet the artists who created them, as well as local residents Michael and Viktorija painting their mural “I Am ...

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