Sixth Annual "Concert for Nikhil" Brings Tears and Cheers in West Orange

May 25, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Sixth Annual “Musical Celebration and Tribute to Nikhil" was held on May 16 at Liberty Middle School, bringing together students, faculty and local musicians to celebrate the life of Nikhil Badlani and the Work of the Nikhil Badlani Foundation.

Nikhil, who died following a car crash in June, 2011, would have graduated with his fellow classmates next month from ...

Roosevelt Middle School Musician Receives Top Award at Music Festival

BETHLEHEM, PA – Eighth-grade Roosevelt Elementary School musician Matthew Holland recently received the coveted "Overall Jazz Soloist" award at the Music in the Parks Music Festival, held in Bethlehem, PA.

Holland soloed on "Mission Impossible" and "Blue Train" on the baritone sax. He was selected by a panel of judges over several other students across the ...

More Than 1000 Attend Sixth Annual Diversity Festival at West Essex YMCA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — More than 1000 residents from Livingston and surrounding communities spent Sunday afternoon on the lawn in front of the West Essex YMCA, where the Y partnered with the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) to host the sixth annual Livingston Diversity Festival.

The event marked the end of Livingston’s Youth Appreciation Week (YAW), which ...

Annual Downtown Street Fair Returns to West Orange June 3

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Downtown West Orange Street Fair, the Downtown West Orange Alliance’s (DWOA) signature event of the year, returns to West Orange for its 13th year on Saturday, June 3.

The street fair will feature more than 100 vendors, including a classic car show, beer and wine garden, food court, street-performer robots, a parachute ride, the Red Bulls soccer team and ...

West Orange High School Spring Choral Concert Showcases Student Talent

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange High School (WOHS) spring choral concert recently represented the school district’s commitment to the arts as students performed a wide array of musical offerings.

John Hellyer and William Farley lead all the different musical choirs at the high school. Hellyer leads the all-female Treble Choir, Concert Choir and Glee Club, and Farley leads the ...

Cast Announced for Paper Mill Playhouse's "Mary Poppins"

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, recently announced the casting for the hit Broadway musical “Mary Poppins” based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, ...

West Essex YMCA Gears Up for Sixth Annual Livingston Diversity Festival

LIVINGSTON, NJ — International music and dance performances, an international fashion show and food samples from around the world will be some of the highlights at the sixth annual Livingston Diversity Festival on Sunday, May 21 at the West Essex YMCA.

From 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the lawn, more than 25 international performances of dance and song acts from Europe, South America, ...

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” Charms at Liberty Middle School

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Liberty Middle School production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” provided a family-friendly night out as some of West Orange’s rising stars sing and danced their way into the audience’s hearts.

A cast and crew of more than 25 students worked for months under director Cynthia Rowberg, who also serves as Vocal Director and ...

West Orange Arts Center Hosts Opening Reception for “3 Women…3 Perspectives”

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange Arts Center opened its spring season with a well-attended opening reception entitled “3 Women…3 Perspectives” on Friday.

Many area residents, including West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi, visited the center’s galleries at 551 Valley Road to enjoy seeing the art of West Orange Arts Council board members Amelia Panico, Lisa Suss and ...

West Orange Senior Citizen Prom Rocks the House

WEST ORANGE, NJ – With a great turnout of senior citizens and a large group of enthusiastic students from the Student Council, National Honor Society, musicians, and Boys Step Team, the West Orange High School (WOHS) Senior Citizen Prom rocked the house on April 19.

“This is the first time the National Honor Society and Student Council worked together on the event,” said WOHS ...

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Treehouse Mania to Debut at Ringside Pub Benefitting Neighbors Helping Neighbors

May 11, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ — The Red Light Band, a Livingston-based jam band, is set to perform at Ringside Pub in Caldwell on Saturday, May 13. Known for its musical improvisations and potent guitar riffs, the band will perform classic rock favorites from The Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton, Phish, Pink Floyd and others. 

Featuring Marco Anzalone and Matt Sternthal on guitar, Adam Bird on bass, ...