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Arts & Entertainment

June 29, 2022

MILLBURN, NJ (June 29, 2022) Paper Mill’s popular Brookside Cabaret returns for the summer beginning tonight! The outdoor series features world-class performers and fine dining under the stars at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant.        Jenna Pastuszek: Me, Myself & Barbra June ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ --The basketball designs of West Orange High School rising junior and Urban Art student Adrien Mere have been selected by AND1 for marketing to the public in the coming year. Adrian, an autistic student in the mixed program at WOHS, joined the Urban Art class during ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Thomas Edison commemorating the Fourth of July is featured in a series of recently digitized home movies that provide a rare look into the personal life of the inventor and his family. Thomas Edison National Historical Park partnered with the Library of Congress to digitize ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ–On Monday, July 4, West Orange will celebrate the Fourth of July in style with festivities featuring a Food Truck Festival, fun and fireworks all starting at 1 p.m. at the West Orange High School campus at 51 Conforti Avenue on the field.  Bring your appetite and the family for ...

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Councilwoman Michelle Casalino reported at last night’s town council meeting that many residents signed up for the new West Orange app at the June 4 street fair. “The Public Relations Commission has been busy pushing out our downtown West Orange mobile app, and we now have 500 people signed up for ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Mike Stotts-Managing Director) along with the Gala Chairs Sofia and Peter Cocoziello is thrilled to announce that the theater’s annual Gala, which was held at the Hilton Short Hills on Friday, May 20, was sold out ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School Class of 2017 alum Jonathan Banks received a Sports Emmy for “Outstanding Studio Show – Daily” on June 8, 2021, for his work as a Production Assistant on ESPN’s SportsCenter. “I’ve produced highlights for the Super Bowl, the College Football National ...

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WEST ORANGE,NJ - Edison Middle School Drama Club is busily at work to present "Middle School Madness," a series of songs, monologues, and scenes depicting the lives of teens at the Edison Middle School auditorium on May 5-6 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the door. "These ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Edison Middle School has announced their spring musical "Middle School Madness," a series of songs, monologues and scenes depicting the lives of teens, will be performed May 5-6 at 7:00 pm. The show features an "opening number displaying the excitement and anxiety of the first ...

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Carl Brister is an educator, musician and the founder of Music Village—a non-profit that uses the power of performing arts to prevent child sexual abuse, increase diversity and utilize performing arts to enrich education. Recently, after speaking with a friend about managing trauma, he was ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – There was magic happening at Liberty Middle School in the form of a colorful production of “The Wizard of Oz.”  Directed by Lissette Villalobos with vocal coaching by Craig Sanphy, the ebullient show contained all the songs and lines everyone has come to love about “The Wizard ...

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The West Orange Arts Council (WOAC) has announced that it will present an eclectic art-viewing experience for artists and art lovers and a range of media with a pop-up art gallery show May 7-21, 2022 at the West Orange Arts Center on 551 Valley Road, West Orange. It’s called a Pop-Up Exhibit ...

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Join Mayor Robert Parisi and the Easter Bunny at West Orange's Spring Fling today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at West Orange High School's Conforti Field. Children can make a special egg craft, have their faces painted, pet animals in the petting zoo and receive a fun creation twisted by ...

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The World Premiere of The New Musical   Written by Charles Messina Directed by Kenneth Ferrone Choreographed by Sarah O’Gleby Music Directed, Orchestrated and Arranged by Sonny Paladino   The show will play through April 24, 2022. Opening Night is set for Sunday, April 3.  Signature ...

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A musical theater revue performed at the John P. Renna House on Gaston Street Friday. The event was made possible by the collaborated efforts of The West Orange Department of Senior Services and the West Orange Women’s Club. It featured the Children’s’ Theater on Tour students from the Paper Mill ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Nine talented West Orange High School AP art students debuted their artwork during a reception held at the West Orange Arts Council (WOAC) on March 19.  Artists Anna Akerblom, Amelie Eder, Ian Gustavson, Olivia Horne, Michelle Kawior, E.K. Kong, Abigail Nolan, Nia ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The awards continue for students in the West Orange High School (WOHS) theater program following the virtual Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey (STANJ) competition on Feb. 22. Thirty-seven theater students from WOHS along with students across New Jersey competed for ...

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West Orange High School’s (WOHS) Advanced Placement (AP) art students’ works will be displayed at The West Orange Art Center (WOAC) from March 5 to April 23. WOAC is open on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A reception will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m on March 19. Student artists whose ...

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This March, in celebration of Women’s History Month, Girl Power and Glory sleepovers are really hot female empowerment themes at My Sleepover Party, which provides an unforgettable luxury glamping sleepover party experience in the comfort of your own home that girls and boys of all ages can enjoy.

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Artists-Worldwide recently chose the artwork of 44 artists from Europe, Asia, Africa and America and is displaying their oil paintings, watercolors, ink paintings, mixed materials, installation art and more in two issues of their publication. The organization seeks to show the artists’ ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Area filmmakers are invited by the Newark Museum of Art to submit their cinematic works for the 2022 Newark Black Film Festival and Paul Robeson Awards. The festival has historically featured the Paul Robeson Awards, a biennial competition that allowed filmmakers to submit and ...

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MILLBURN, NJ – Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director; Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the world premiere of The Wanderer, the new Broadway-bound musical based on the life and music of Rock ...

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Tyrone Corbett, a 30-year resident of West Orange and songwriter/producer, recently debuted his newest song, “The Bell Tolls For You,” which has been called “The new social justice and voting rights anthem of our time" by colleagues and industry professionals. His father was a minister and civil ...

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MILLBURN, NJ – Immediately following the opening performance of Clue on January 30, Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Managing Director Michael Stotts made a surprise announcement from the stage that Paper Mill Playhouse has received a significant contribution to upgrade stage ...

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It occurred to Town Council President Susan McCartney that West Orange township managed to celebrate and commemorate many occasions in spite of the pandemic challenges of 2021. McCartney created three collages and shared them with Town Historian/Public Information Officer Joe Fagan who helped ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- Anne Hathaway stars in a film based on the 2015 novel, Eileen, by Ottessa Moshfegh, a New England-based fiction writer. Set in Massachusetts around Christmastime 1964, the story centers on a depressed 24-year-old woman who is trapped between two roles: taking care of her ...

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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) announced yesterday that West Orange resident Eric Pryor has been appointed president of the historic museum and college, and will begin on January 18, 2022. Pryor has served as president of the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) since 2015, where he ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Santa visits for families as part of the Simon Santa Photo Experience at the Livingston Mall begin on Thursday, Nov. 18 and will continue through Christmas Eve on Friday, Dec. 24. Families may choose to sit with Santa or maintain social distance. Santa’s helpers will wear masks ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The fifth annual Broadway Night, held at West Orange High School on Oct. 19 regaled the appreciative audience with students' musical interpretations of classic and lesser-known show tunes that rivaled a professional production.  Glee Choir Director John Hellyer described the ...

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The West Orange Arts Councils’ (WOAC) current exhibition, “PIECES, Messages in Street Art,” showcases art created by New Jersey and New York street artists. After attending the Morris Museum’s 2019 street art exhibit and its current “On and Off the Streets: Urban Art New Jersey” exhibit and ...

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