Arts & Entertainment

October 14, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange High School drama department will present “The Outsiders,” based on S.E. Hinton’s iconic novel of teenage haves and have-nots and the events that play out in an Oklahoma town, as its fall play in November. Ponyboy, a “Greaser” on the wrong side of the tracks, is ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange High School (WOHS) Glee Choir will hold its second annual “Broadway Night” concert on Oct. 17 in the Tarnoff Cafeteria beginning at 7 p.m. Last year’s inaugural program received rave reviews from all who attended, and this year’s concert will offer more exciting ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the “West Orange Dogs” Facebook group are banding together to support the West Orange Animal Welfare League (WOAWL), a local 501©3 not-for-profit organization that works to avoid needless killing of abandoned and unwanted animals in the area, through the inaugural ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Marching Mountaineers will host their sixth annual invitational competition on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Suriano Stadium at West Orange High School. Several area high school marching bands will compete in the invitational, including ...

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LONG VALLEY, NJ – Those interested in checking out Meadowbrook Country Day Camp for next summer are invited to attend “Meadowfest,” a fun-filled day of fall events for prospective campers including hayrides, pumpkin picking, crafts, scavenger hunts, rides, games and prizes, face painting, apple ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Although the township has eight Diversity Festivals under its belt, this year, the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI, chaired by Susan Berkenbush), Livingston Youth Appreciation Celebration Committee (YACC, chaired by Alan Karpas) and the West Essex YMCA ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In collaboration with local artist Ryan Zorad, Main Street New Jersey and the European company SprayPrinter, which uses special technology to create murals that celebrate downtowns and local artists, the Downtown West Orange Alliance (DWOA) has turned the bare walls of two Main ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Combining two annual celebrations from Livingston and West Orange into one powerful event focusing on the themes of unity and harmony, the Livingston Youth Appreciation Committee, West Essex YMCA, Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI), and West Orange resident ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The award-winning West Orange High School Marching Mountaineers have spent a good portion of their summer rehearsing this season's new routine, "Into a New World," and the program is expected to debut at Friday’s home game v. Don Bosco Prep, beginning at 7 p.m. According to ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Luna Stage, a performing arts studio in West Orange, will launch its 2018-19 season next month with J. Stephen Brantley’s award-winning play "Pirira," directed by Luna’s new artistic director, Ari Laura Kreith. Tickets for the show, which will run Thursday through Sunday from Oct.

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The new Turtle Back Zoo Flamingo Exhibit, which was officially opened with a celebratory ribbon cutting on Wednesday, has been dedicated as the “Drill Family Flamingo Exhibit” in honor of the West Orange family’s long-time relationship with the zoo. The Drill Family’s ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Snow leopards and Amur leopards are the centerpiece of the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s newly reopened leopard exhibit, which officially reopened on Monday. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. was on hand Monday afternoon to cut the ribbon at the exhibit as part of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange resident and relationship coach Keith Dent has penned his first book, “In the Paint,” which was written with a goal of improving communication between couples utilizing language that men can relate to: sports. The book’s title refers to a basketball court’s ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Riya Goel is always looking for ways to make her community better and more inclusive. The rising West Orange High School sophomore recently initiated and organized the township’s first-ever India Flag Raising ceremony on the Asian country’s independence day, Aug. 15. “Our ...

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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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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) is teaming up with the West Essex YMCA, the Livingston Youth Appreciation Celebration Committee (YACC) and West Orange resident Carl Brister of Agape Music Works, LLC to host a collaborative new event called the Love+Unity ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — On New Jersey Family’s recently published “Ultimate Bucket List,” the second annual list of not-to-miss places in New Jersey, local destinations like the Turtle Back Zoo, Star Tavern, Verona Park and more were among those selected as bucket list attractions. New Jersey Family ...

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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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