Arts & Entertainment

May 30, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School (WOHS) Thespian Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony on May 27, virtually recognizing graduating seniors and welcoming a new board and new members into the growing group. Despite the pandemic, theatre students at the high school collected ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — This year's West Orange High School Music Department Ceremony, which recognizes graduating seniors and the students dedicated to the many musical programs at the high school, was recently streamed live as the department announced the students who earned a pink Tri-M Music Honors ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although the annual art exhibition featuring Advanced Placement (AP) art seniors from West Orange High School was canceled this spring, the West Orange Arts Council (WOAC) made sure that the students received their well-deserved accolades through a virtual art show. “I walk ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The newest show by the West Orange Arts Center (WOAC) features rising stars of the township's arts community.   The West Orange High School Virtual Exhibit at WOArts.org, part of a partnership with the Visual and Performing Arts Program at West Orange High School, includes the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In addition to offering access to remote materials such as books, audiobooks, movies and more, the West Orange Public Library (WOPL) is also assisting local senior citizens who do not have access to the Internet by offering to purchase and deliver new, clean books to their ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Schools district has been named among the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation advances active ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A Roosevelt Middle School student whose birthday was interrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak is making the best of the situation day by day, and her optimistic spirit recently caught the attention of the production team at “Good Morning America” (GMA). Only a week into her ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A female Amur leopard, named Nadya after the Russian word meaning “filled with hope,” has been born at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, whose animal care staff stated that the cub’s birth “has great significance because the Amur leopard species is classified as critically ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — When West Orange Public Schools celebrated Read Across America week, Sen. Bob Menendez, Assemblyman John McKeon, Mayor Robert Parisi and Councilwoman Susan McCartney were among the guest visitors who read to students throughout the district. Superintendent Dr. Scott Cascone also ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After monitoring the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 for several days as well as the measures being taken by elected officials, health officials, first responders and other parade committees throughout the state, the West Orange Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The joint was jumping at West Orange High School (WOHS) as the middle and high school jazz bands entertained the audience with some swinging tunes at the annual District Jazz Band Concert. "I love these concerts so much," said parent Sangeeta Badlani. "Every time I come, I just ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Ab-Salute, the West Orange High School (WOHS) boys step team, and Nu Theta Omega, the girls step team, recently took first and fourth place, respectfully, at the Youth Step USA New Jersey Regional High School Stepping Championship held at WOHS. Both teams will now compete at ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Hazel Elementary School held its sixth annual "Feel the Beat" program, as students, staff, and parents came out in force to celebrate Black History Month and enjoy an evening of music, dance and spoken word. Fatou Mbaye-Halsey, Mten Halsey, Principal Ana Marti, Porl Gordon, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Pleasant Valley Productions (PVP), which recently took over leadership of the Oscar Shindler Performing Arts Center (OSPAC), and the West Orange Human Relations Commission (HRC) recently presented their annual reports to the mayor and township council. PVP board member Camille ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Three West Orange High School (WOHS) musicians—Stanley Lim (Symphonic Band - trumpet), Matthew Veal (Wind Ensemble - euphonium) and Vincent Egan (Symphonic Band - percussion)—recently performed with the New Jersey All-State Concert Band at New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Recreation Department invites the special needs community to visit Liberty Middle School on Sunday for a multi-sensory, hands-on and interactive experience with wildlife through “Footsteps for the Exceptional Child.” An animal craft and snack will be offered to ...

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LONG VALLEY, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is inviting all prospective camp families to attend an Open House event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 1 at the camp, which is located at 73 East Valley Brook Road in Long Valley. All prospective families will be welcomed via an information ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) senior and Advanced Placement (AP) art student Ruth Donagher has been awarded a “Silver Key” in the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards competition for her self-portrait. Her work, along with pieces from other top artists, will be on view at the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 19th annual Music Faculty Scholarship Concert at Liberty Middle School raised spirits as well as funds for graduating seniors last week, and there was no need to wonder why the West Orange Public Schools district has award-winning music programs once the staff members began ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network (MAIN) Color Guard Competition, recently held at West Orange High School (WOHS), dazzled the crowds with athletic dance routines and featured the first-ever West Orange High School Adaptive Color Guard. The new program was developed by ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Children's Theatre Group at United Presbyterian Church in West Orange will be presenting its annual musical, "The Rainbow Fish," on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m., Feb. 22 at 5 p.m., and Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. The beloved children's book describing the Rainbow Fish's journey from selfish to ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thomas Edison National Historical Park is hosting two programs this weekend on Edison and the development of motion pictures. On Saturday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m., the Library of Congress Nitrate Film Vault Manager George Willeman will present a program on the digital restoration of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Liberty Middle School art teacher Kristy Lopez was recently awarded the Claire Flanagan Memorial Award, the top national award for New Jersey's Youth Art Month. (Flanagan founded Youth Art Month more than 50 years ago.) Lopez received the award along with Youth Art ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) orchestra teacher Catherine Solino found a unique way to entertain residents at the CareOne assisted living facility in Livingston on Super Bowl Sunday. Orchestra members Ayush Narain, Kimberly Lema and Gabriel Infante joined Solino and her therapy ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Faculty members from the West Orange Public Schools (WOPS) Music Department will show off their talents at the 19th annual WOPS Music Faculty Scholarship Concert on Feb. 12 at Liberty Middle School beginning at 7 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held on ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Newspaper staff from the Washington Elementary School Post and the West Orange High School Pioneer recently met via Google Hangouts to brainstorm and plan a future collaboration. "Editors from The Post and the Pioneer began communicating about a month ago in the hopes of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The public is invited to the West Orange High School (WOHS) dance program’s free performance of "Evolving" on Jan. 30 in the auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. Now that dance has been part of the high school curriculum for four years, the structure is fully in place for the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Accolades and awards continue for the West Orange Schools Performing Arts program as five musicians were recently accepted to the North Jersey Regional Band, three vocalists were accepted to the North Jersey Region I Choir and one musician was accepted to the North Jersey Region I ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 15th annual West Orange High School (WOHS) Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network (M.A.I.N.) Winter Color Guard Invitational, an action-packed event featuring some of the best color guards in the area, will be held on Friday in the Tarnoff Gymnasium beginning at 4 p.m. During the ...

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LOS ANGELES, CA — Nathalie Joachim, a 2001 graduate of West Orange High School (WOHS), has been nominated for a Grammy in the World Music Category for her album, “Famn D’Ayiti.” The accomplished flutist, vocalist and composer was a standout on the WOHS marching band and attended Juilliard School ...

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