Arts & Entertainment

August 10, 2018

EDITOR'S NOTE: The date has been changed to Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. due to weather conditions. Activities listed in the article below will remain the same.  LONG VALLEY, NJ — Those with children entering Pre-K or Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year who are thinking about day ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Dr. Victor Alcindor, long-time English Language Arts (ELA) teacher at West Orange High School (WOHS), has released his first published work, entitled “Stand Mute,” a series of poems with a recurring theme of abuse. “I teach prose and poetry because I love reading it, and I want ...

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LONG VALLEY, NJ — Those interested in visiting Meadowbrook Country Day Camp are invited to attend “Summer Splash 2018,” on Saturday, July 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp is located at 73 East Valley Brook Road, in Long Valley. The rain date for this event is Sunday, July 29. “Seeing camp ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In order to make the Ginny Duenkel Pool more accessible to senior citizens and people with disabilities, the West Orange Township Council authorized $479,000 on Tuesday to hire Drill Construction to make the necessary improvements to bring this goal to fruition. Lenny LePore, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual end-of-year Art Show at West Orange High School featured the artistic talents of the students in a wide array of mediums, impressing visitors and underscoring the importance of the arts. Work from students in grades 9-12 included watercolor, paint, metal, etching, ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Riley Hahn and Samantha Powell of West Orange were recently selected by Mark Hoebee, Paper Mill Playhouse producing artistic director and recipient of the 2016 Tony Award for Regional Theatre, to be a part of the Paper Mill’s prestigious Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory for ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange resident Erica Brown Oliver recently published her first children’s book, “When I Grow Up…Just Imagine,” for elementary and middle school-aged children. The 264-page book provides 14 lifelong tips to help young readers find and pursue their passions, and features ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Thousands of West Orange residents enjoyed an elaborate firework show, fun activities for the kids and food from the Rotary Snack Bar at the West Orange Recreation Department’s Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday at West Orange High School’s Baseball/Soccer ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Recreation Department's annual Independence Day celebration begins Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at the West Orange High School Baseball/Soccer Field with the fireworks display beginning at dusk. Blankets are encouraged for seating. No chairs, food, gum, bottles or ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 500 people attended the second annual West Orange Food Truck Festival on Sunday in the parking lot in front of West Orange High School, where residents of West Orange and surrounding towns had the opportunity to try numerous delicacies from different cultures. The ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Local youth signed up for the summer reading program at the West Orange Public Library Summer Reading Kickoff Party on Monday, where families were entertained by a kids DJ, balloon artist, face painting and more. Staff from the Turtle Back Zoo gave away an Individual +1 membership ...

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ORANGE, NJ — Awards for the Essex County Youth Fishing Derby in Monte Irvin Park in Orange earlier this month were handed out to a male and female for First Fish Caught, Most Fish Caught and Largest Fish Caught. The winners included Tyler Tolson and Alice Wang for first fish caught, Tyler and ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Following their state win on April 13 for the student-produced film entitled “Deadlines,” West Orange High School (WOHS) students took home the award for "World's Best 10-Day Film of 2018” on June 10 at the 10-Day Film Challenge awards. The team also received the award for “Best ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the first time ever, West Orange High School (WOHS) has a Composer-in-Residence, a program that invites an esteemed composer to work with students and affords students a unique opportunity to rehearse music with a new teacher, and learn about the music through the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Those who have seen Nike’s new commercial featuring a young LeBron James getting his first tattoo, “Chosen 1,” in Las Vegas, have seen West Orange High School senior and actor Dane Clarke II portraying James through computer generated imagery (CGI). “Chosen 1” was the name of ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ – In the annual Essex County Senior Legacies Writing Contest, which encourages local senior citizens to write essays about the people and events that have influenced their lives, West Orange resident Joyce Swain was one of the eight seniors who was recognized for her writing talents ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The diversity that is West Orange was on display at the West Orange High School Senior Prom held at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany on Thursday as the annual countdown to graduation on June 21 officially began. Most of the testing has been completed, college decisions have been ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) senior and artist David Fernandez and his work "Threshold" is part of the "Inspired Minds" showing at the Herb and Milly Iris Gallery at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC). The event opening was held on May 17. "Inspired Minds" recognizes ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The award-winning West Orange High School Music Department once again proved that it is the best of the best with its spring chorus concert. Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Jubilee Choir and Glee Club came together for an evening of contemporary, classical, Broadway ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Gabrielle Florendo and Madelyn Machado of West Orange High School (WOHS) have been nominated for Paper Mill Playhouse "Rising Star" awards for their performances in "In the Heights." Gabrielle ("Nina Rosario") was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Luna Stage will have a new artistic director, and award-winning Ari Laura Kreith has big plans for the West Orange theater to go with an impressive resume. For the last nine years, Kreith, a Montclair resident who will officially assume her new role at Luna Stage in June, was ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - African penguins have officially joined the giraffes, lions and hyenas in the African Adventure at the Turtle Back Zoo, bringing all of the zoo’s animals from the largest continent into the same area. Local dignitaries joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. in ...

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BURLINGTON, NJ - West Orange High School (WOHS) recently took first place in the New Jersey 10-Day Film Challenge with awards for Best Overall Film and Best Performances for the original film entitled "Deadlines." Students in Wendy Mapes’ Acting Principles class received their award on April 13 in ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Edison Middle School Drama Club presented "Willy Wonka Jr." over the weekend, and the musical was deemed a family-friendly sweet treat not to miss. The West Orange School District is committed to the Arts: voice, music, and dance, and the community should be proud to know ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Senior citizens from across West Orange enjoyed a free evening of dining and dancing that included performances by the girls and boys step teams, vocal performances and lots of laughs at the annual West Orange High School Senior Citizen Prom last week. The annual event is ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – For the first time, the West Orange School District has been named a “Best Community in the Nation for Music Education” by the The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Approximately 680 tickets, or about 84 percent of the seats in the West Orange High School (WOHS) auditorium, were sold for the final WOHS performance of its spring musical “In the Heights” on Saturday night, boosting the overall ticket sales to more than 1,839 over the course of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Liberty Middle School will present its spring musical, “Alice in Wonderland Jr.,” on May 3 and May 4 at 7 p.m. at Liberty, located at 1 Kelly Drive. The Lewis Carroll tale of Alice and her adventures in Wonderland comes to life with a lively musical score and all the characters ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Roosevelt Middle School, located at 36 Gilbert Place, will present its spring musical, “Once on This Island Jr.,” from April 27-29. Patrick McLaughlin directs and choreographs; Tracy Gordon produces, and set and scenery is by Janis Oliver. “Once on This Island Jr.” is an ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Mike Evariste, former West Orange resident and a product of West Orange Public Schools, was featured in the live April 1 production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” on NBC from the Marcy Armory in Brooklyn, NY. Evariste was part of the ensemble cast in the production, which had an ...

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