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Arts & Entertainment

May 16, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — COVID may have rained on Westfield’s Memorial Day parade for the past two years, but this May the town's observances are back and bigger than before. The events May 30 honoring fallen heroes and those who served will begin with a Memorial Day service at the North Avenue Circle at ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Music lovers cheered Westfield’s own New Jersey Festival Orchestra Saturday night during its “Roses from the South” performance, a tribute to Mother’s Day featuring Strauss waltzes, Debussy and songs, ballads and serenades sung by famed Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns. “Tonight is a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School senior Kayla Louison received her first Rising Star Award nomination from Paper Mill Playhouse this week for Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Female-Identified Role. Modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards is a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Stars from the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” reality television series were the big draw for Downtown Westfield’s Girls’ Night Out Thursday. TV personality Margaret Josephs signed copies of her new book, “Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget: How to Survive in Business and Life,” ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – It’s back. After two years, the chamber of commerce’s Spring Fling street fair once again took over part of Downtown Westfield with festival food, a variety of vendors and a large children’s zone full of rides and games. The festival was put on hiatus because of the pandemic. But ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Does Mom love live music? On Saturday, May 7, you can take her to the New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s “Roses from the South,” a musical tribute to moms featuring Strauss waltzes, Debussy and serenades just in time for Mother’s Day. The celebratory program will feature a special ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Walk to the back of The Gallery on Elm Street, past the one-of-a-kind paintings, statues, jewelry, custom furniture and various home décor, and you’ll find you’ll find the studio of Lisa Sommers. You may even catch the artist at work. Sommers, who lives in Clark, first opened the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School Theatre Department received seven nominations for Montclair State University’s Foxy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Theater. The nominations are all for the school’s fall 2021 production of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” Nominations ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The music returns to Downtown Westfield starting in July. While the schedule has yet to be completed, Downtown Westfield Executive Director Bob Zuckerman said, the annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival will run July 5 – Aug. 30. It is scheduled to be held Tuesdays in July ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — From the first squeak of the violin to learning how to swing a solo on the saxophone in a jazz ensemble, students of all ages have been fine-tuning their musical talents at the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts for the past five decades. Dr. Theodore “Ted” K. Schlosberg founded ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School Theatre Department is bringing audiences to a charming Greek island for its first live performance of the annual spring musical after two years of difficulties during the pandemic. “Mamma Mia!,” the legendary jukebox musical based on the pop group ABBA, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Children in Westfield will see the first Easter Egg hunt the town has had in three years in what is also the first such hunt to be co-organized by the local police department. The annual Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, the Westfield Police ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield native Ricardo Roig is living his dream of working full-time as an artist, and collaborating with Evalyn Dunn Gallery on the south side of town to open a space that showcases his unique pieces on their own. The Roig Collection @ Evalyn Dunn Gallery Annex, located at 331 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town’s annual Daddy-Daughter Dance, a long-time Westfield tradition, is on hold this year, the recreation director said Wednesday. “It hasn’t been canceled yet. With COVID and everything else we’re still trying to work through it,” said Recreation Director Don Bogardus. “It’s ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Hear masterworks by Rautavaara, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky performed live by Westfield’s own New Jersey Festival Orchestra March 26 at the First United Methodist Church. The program, “Voices from the Arctic,” will feature soaring Sibelius melodies with internationally acclaimed ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The board of Downtown Westfield Corporation has agreed to apply for a $75,000 state grant that, if awarded, would pay for lighting and other outdoor amenities to liven up an outdoor space by The Rialto. Bob Zuckerman, executive director of Downtown Westfield Corporation, at the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Westfield announced Monday the finalists in its 2022 essay, poetry and art contest for grades 1-8 and public service announcement contest for grades 9-12. “The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Westfield was very pleased with ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Two town individuals and six entities, including the Town of Westfield itself, will be among the recipients of funding through the 2022 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program, Union County announced. Lowell Schantz will receive $1,000 to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A mystery, suspense novel about a woman who finds her husband’s identity is not what it seems. The fictional story of a woman who finds herself switching between alternate lives by choosing books. And a novel detailing the long aftermath of a sexual assault. These were the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — For the second time in two weeks, a Westfield food store has sold a winning New Jersey Lottery ticket worth thousands. There was one third-tier prizewinning ticket New Jersey Lottery Ticket sold for the Tuesday, Jan. 11, drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When Westfield High School opened in its current building in 1952, vocal music teacher Janet Grimler was able to obtain a 9-foot Steinway Model D piano, the same instrument that would be found on any major stage. The piano, which was just over 30 years old at the time it was ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Someone struck it lucky at the Krauszer’s Food Store in Westfield. Four New Jersey Lottery tickets matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball picked for the Wednesday, Dec. 29, drawing winning the $50,000 third-tier prize, the New Jersey Lottery announced. One of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A Westfield tradition returns Friday, Dec. 31, with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve performance “Steppin’ Back Out.” The family-friendly cabaret-style revue of American musical theater song and dance will feature the professional orchestra, Broadway guest ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — There was no town-wide holiday lights contest this year, but that didn’t stop homeowners and businesses from going all-out with lights and decorations to celebrate the season. Send photos of your favorite holiday lights displays up now in Westfield to managing editor Matt Kadosh ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — There was no town-wide holiday lights contest this year, but that didn’t stop homeowners and businesses from going all-out with lights and decorations to celebrate the season. Send photos of your favorite holiday lights displays up now in Westfield to managing editor Matt Kadosh ...

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The music continues New Year's Eve in Westfield with a revue of Broadway classics. WESTFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Festival Orchestra staged its first indoor performance in nearly two years as it hosted "The Return of The Three Holiday Tenors" at the Presbyterian Church of Westfield on ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — After a hiatus last year due to the pandemic, Westfield’s New Jersey Festival Orchestra is bringing back its live holiday concert with a family-friendly performance anticipated to be packed with crowd-pleasers, from traditional carols to pops to famous opera tunes to Broadway ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It snowed a little on Sunday on the north side of the train station thanks to ice carver Jimmy Chiappa Sunday. The artist sent ice shavings flying into the air while he turned a 300 lb. block of ice into a polar bear in front of a fascinated audience. Chiappa, who owns Jimmy’s ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Photographer Lizzette Barona celebrated the grand opening of her new studio  at 346 South Ave. East last month. Barona, who specializes in maternity and baby photography, said Westfield was the perfect fit for her small business. At Lizzette Barona Photography she offers ...

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Santa strolls Westfield and the Christmas tree is lit Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. Video by Jill Garnhart/For TAPinto Westfield  

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