Arts & Entertainment

April 19, 2021

WARREN, NJ - The spring musical is back! The Watchung Hills Regional High School Performing Arts program will present the Broadway musical Into The Woods on May 13 and 14 at 7:30 pm and May 15 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the school's outdoor theatre. Into The Woods is a multi-Tony ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The popular Thursday night Starlit Cinema series will return to Division Street this summer, one year after the COVID-19 pandemic shut off the projector and darkened the big screen. The Downtown Somerville Alliance sponsors the free weekly event, beginning July 1 through Aug.

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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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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance has released the 2021 Summer Stage outdoor Concert series schedule featuring several bands that performed during last year's pandemic, as well as six new bands that specialize in blues, classic rock, folk, country - even an Elvis ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Local author and artist Cindy Gelormini was featured on NBC's Today show on Friday, April 2 to discuss her children's book trilogy released in time to kick off Autism Awareness Month. One in 54 children in the US is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, said Hoda Kotb, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Spring has sprung, with crocus and daffodils popping up through the ground, soon to be joined by umbrellas and tables popping up in front of restaurants throughout the downtown dining and shopping district. All sidewalk cafe licenses issued last year have lapsed; restaurant ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Jessica Hermann, a Hillsborough High School senior and winner of the Postcards for Kids contest sponsored by the Hillsborough Education BORO PRIDE Project will have her artwork showcased on a billboard along Route 206. Close to 200 students from the Auten Road School, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - "Studio at the Hill," a locally-produced comedy show with puppets, skits and magic will premiere its latest episode March 28 at the Reading Cinemas in Manville. The 2 p.m. show features Johnny Lombardi, aka "Gemini." Guests are asked to arrive no later than 15 minutes before ...

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EDISON, NJ - Middlesex County officials got to meet Chris Meloni and some Law and Order: Organized Crime crew members last week as they set up to film at the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Training Center. Filming gave some locals a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the new ...

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WARREN, NJ — No decision was made on Maddy Realty LLC’s application to build a hotel on the grounds of the Stone House Restaurant in Warren at the last meeting of the Warren Board of Adjustment. The hearing will continue on April 5.  Maddy Realty LLC has filed for two zoning variances, for use ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Lincoln Center may have recently announced it will present outdoor performances as a part of its "Restart Stages" programs starting April 7, but Plainfield's own duCret School of Art has been ahead of the curve, offering in the summer of 2020 a variety of musical acts on its ...

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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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WARREN, NJ - After a presentation by Warren Recreation Director Joe Passaro, the Warren Township Committee voted to adopt a $1.78 million bond ordinance to move forward with the redevelopment and expansion of the municipal pavilion. The committee also passed a resolution to seek grant funding from ...

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  BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Artist James Fiorentino paid tribute to the life, legacy and land preservation efforts of World War II pilot Lt. Col. Vaucher, just days before the decorated aviator passed away at the age of 102 last week. Fiorentino had been able to connect with Vaucher via a Zoom ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Somerset County Board of County Commissioners recently announced the winning entries for the 2020 “Show Us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” contest. North Plainfield and Warren residents were among the winners. “There are so many remarkable photographers in ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Twenty-five years ago, the epic album titled, “The Score” was recorded and released by the Fugees at the Booga Basement, located at 232 South Clinton Street in East Orange, New Jersey, and released on February 13, 1996.  The album which combined, Hip Hop, R&B, and Reggae ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A recently-curated collection of Magic the Gathering vintage cards, one of which is valued between $20,000 and $40,000 will be sold in an online auction by Bodnar's Auction on Feb. 18 beginning at 11 a.m. All 300 cards to be sold are from the highly-desired inaugural Alpha ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Downtown Somerville Alliance will unveil a 75-foot Black History Month walk-through exhibit on Division Street next week. The exhibit – a tribute to Black Innovation – will be on display through March 5th. “Black history is American history,” said Natalie Pineiro, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The iconic Tour of Somerville, the oldest bicycle race in the country, is rescheduling the 2021 race from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6. One of the most prestigious races in the country, the Tour of Somerville was forced to cancel the 2020 race due to the ...

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Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Raising Indoor Capacity Limits from 25% to 35% for Certain Businesses Executive Order Also Ends Statewide 10 p.m. Curfew for In-Person Indoor Restaurant Service, and Adjusts Gathering Limits for Religious and Political Activities, Wedding Ceremonies, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Grey's Anatomy alumni Patrick Dempsey is headed to Morristown this upcoming week beginning Jan. 25.   Eye Productions Inc. of Brooklyn will be filming a pilot episode for a new CBS series called Ways & Means, in which Dempsey has a starring role.  Dempsey is also an ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - For the second year in a row, the St. Patrick's Day Parade down Main Street has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement released by the Saint Patrick's Day Parade Committee reads: "It is with disappointment and an overabundance of caution that the ...

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  SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Library Journal (LJ) Index of Public Library Service has named the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) a four-star Library. Only three libraries in the state of New Jersey received the honor.   “I am a long-time Somerset County Library user and ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Last night, Crossroads South Middle School Physical Education teacher CJ Hendricks appeared on the NBC game show The Wall along with his sister, Brittany. The siblings enthusiastically answered a wide array of questions, ranging from pop culture to science, to win a sum total ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although the winter holidays are nearing their end for 2020, Livingston native Austin Zudeck, a 2013 graduate of Livingston High School, is already looking ahead to the 2021 holiday season after a song he co-wrote and produced for Disney’s 2020 holiday campaign prompted the company ...

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NEW JERSEY — Every New Year's Day, state parks offer free and guided hiking events in every state across the U.S. It's the perfect way to introduce individuals and families to both the outdoors and a healthy lifestyle.  But 2021 is different, thanks to COVID-19 — all organized First Day Hikes have ...

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    WARREN, NJ — A Warren chef will be competing on Food Network's show Chopped for a chance to win $10,000. The episode is set to air at 9 p.m. on Tuesday on the Food Network where Joseph Gramaglia of Saly G's Restaurant & Tavern in Warren will compete against three other ...

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WARREN, NJ - Could be trouble for Warren’s children. The Grinch was spotted at Pheasant Run Plaza a few hours after Santa Claus arrived escorted by Warren  firefighters on Sunday night. Keep tabs on the Grinch to make sure he doesn’t steal your ...

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WARREN, NJ - Everyone loves Santa. Warrenites turned out on Sunday to see Santa Claus at the 2020 Holiday Walk sponsored by the Warren Township Chamber of Commerce. Santa Claus arrived in Warren Township riding on a local fire engine on Sunday, Dec. 20. at Pheasant Run Plaza. The Warren Township ...

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WARREN, NJ - “You better watch out,You better not cry, You better not pout, I'm telling you why, Santa Claus is coming to town!” Santa Claus will be arriving in Warren Township riding on a local fire engine on Sunday, Dec. 20. beginning at approximately 2 p.m. at Pheasant Run Plaza. The Warren ...

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