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Arts & Entertainment

January 27, 2023

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — One lucky Powerball player from Port Reading is among 61 of the New Jersey Lottery’s 2022 millionaire prize winners. If this lone millionaire got sage advice from a lawyer or financial adviser, we – along with their family, friends and co-workers – will never know their name, or ...

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PRINCETON, NJ — Princeton-born screenwriter Christopher McQaurrie has been nominated for two Academy Awards for Top Gun: Maverick, the long-awaited sequel to the classic 1986 action film. McQaurrie, also one of the film's producers, is nominated for best adapted screenplay and best ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — On his 93rd birthday, legendary US astronaut, Buzz Aldrin tied the knot for a fourth time. Known for his venture to the moon on the Apollo 11 space mission in 1969 with Neil Armstrong, Aldrin was one of the first two humans to set foot on the moon. According to Aldrin he and ...

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METUCHEN, NJ — Actor Kelsey Grammer showed up at Hailey’s Harp & Pub to promote his craft beers, and encourage people to shed their Covid-19 concerns about patronizing restaurants and bars Grammer – best known as Dr. Frasier Crane from “Cheers” and its spin-off “Frasier” – spent a few hours ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Scotch Plains native and Darby Road sous chef Francis Englert was the runner-up on the Wednesday, Jan. 4, episode of long-running game show Jeopardy! Englert performed well and was sitting in second place behind returning champion Lloyd Sy. He and fellow contestant Sarah ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Chef Francis Englert, a sous chef at Darby Road Pub in Scotch Plains, will compete as a Jeopardy! contestant on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. on WABC-7.  Englert trained at the International Culinary Center and earned a professional certificate in 2016. He also ...

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CARTERET, NJ — Imagine a spectacular red-carpet event, featuring an evening of high school musical performances that climax with glitzy award presentations. Well, the Carteret Performing Arts Center (PAC) is making that vision into a reality for 2023’s best and brightest Middlesex County high ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - A small café here recently got a surpriise visit from international music icon, Sir Paul McCartney, and his wife Nancy Shevell, who grew up, still has family, and often visits the Metuchen-Edison area. Blue Café is well-known for its delicious family-style food and good ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- South Amboy or Southie? 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: ...

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CARTERET, NJ — Performing live on stage with a rock band isn’t something most high school kids ever get to do. That changes for 20 talented singers with Carteret High School’s Concert Choir on Friday night when they will perform with “Double Vision,” a “Foreigner” tribute band, during a concert ...

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RAHWAY, NJ -  Upwards Entertainment LLC’s "A Holiday Extravaganza 4 "ENCORE" is a live, song and dance, diverse multicultural, all-inclusive celebration,with participants ranging from 4-86. Featuring a powerhouse cast of professional entertainers from Broadway's "Aladdin" and National Tours of ...

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CARTERET, NJ — As a teenager, Sandie Barth was captivated by Tchaikovsky’s 1892 classic holiday ballet, “The Nutcracker.” The joy it brought launched Sandie’s three-decade passion for collecting decorative nutcracker figurines, like the one featured in the first performance she saw. Today, ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Strolling through Colonia’s Hazel Wood Cemetery – or almost any graveyard – can offer valuable lessons for visitors about local history, culture, customs and more. Samantha Guyader is, quite literally, making it her business to help people unearth lessons from cemeteries in ...

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CARTERET, NJ — The annual Fall Festival and Halloween parade – long-standing local traditions – wii=ll return on Saturday, Oct. 29th at Carteret Park, Mayor Daniel J. Reiman announced. “This year’s Fall Festival features a host of free activities, traditional for autumn,” the mayor said. The ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Politics and government can seem like a three-ring circus. Few know that better than Mayor John E. McCormac, after nearly three decades of a high-wire career in state and local government, plus juggling the politics of it all. On Tuesday, Mayor McCormac got a chance to run ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — More than 40 Central New Jersey artists will exhibit their creations and demonstrate their talents as “BarronFest 2022” returns to town on Saturday, Oct. 8 for a 15th consecutive year. A free, outdoor fine art and craft festival, BarronFest will run from noon to 4 pm. Saturday ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Downtown will soon be a more colorful place. Motorists and train commuters will soon enjoy two big, eye-popping murals in their travels. Woodbridge is investing in a new beautification project, commissioning a 32-year-old artist from Fords to create two distinctive downtown ...

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CARTERET, NJ — The Central Jersey Arts Council is looking for bands and other music artists to showcase their talents at September’s annual Ethnic Day and Charity Carnival. This year’s 46th annual Ethnic Day celebration begins Thursday, Sept. 15 at Carteret Park, at Carteret Avenue and Cypress ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The 18th annual India Day Parade comes through town today bringing tens of thousands of spirited spectators to see dozens of floats, bands, dance troupes, and exhibitions to mark India’s 75th year of independence. The three-hour parade, sponsored by the Indian Business ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK NJ - Hey, it wasn't like the County Fair was going on across the street or anything! Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Guidice married for the second time this Saturday night to Louie Ruelas at the Park Chateau on Cranbury Road in East Brunswick at a lavish event attended ...

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CARTERET, NJ — Renowned Latin music artist Frankie Negrón and an up-and-coming singer-songwriter are among the featured performers to appear here this Saturday as the Latin Fest returns to Waterfront Park. Thousands of people and families from Latino communities across New Jersey and throughout ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — You may not run into anything that goes bump in the night, but anyone brave enough to visit this town’s 8th annual ParaUnity Expo on Saturday will certainly bump into many famous paranormal celebrities. This Central New Jersey community will on Saturday host what is now one of ...

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CARTERET NJ — This borough is ready to celebrate Independence Day with its annual July 4th festival set for Saturday at Waterfront Park and Veteran’s Pier, Mayor Daniel J. Reiman announced. Festivities run from 4 pm to 11 pm Saturday at Waterfront Park and Veterans Pier, 200 Middlesex Ave, with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Street Playhouse, the cornerstone of the city’s vibrant performing arts community, has announced a five-show season that will begin in October and feature the world premiere of biographical musical based on the life of divorced woman-turned-entrepreneur. “Joy” is the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The children who created the concept behind the city’s newest street mural wanted to convey the idea that a united community is a safe community. So, a Hamsa – a palm-shaped talisman that represents protection to Jews – took shape Tuesday at the corner of Livingston Avenue ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ – With Memorial Day weekend festivities still fresh in our minds, this town is already geared up to celebrate the Fourth of July. Officials announced the town’s annual Independence Day celebration and fireworks will be held a bit early — on Friday, July 1 at Alvin P. Williams ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Mercado Esperanza celebrates the rich cultural diversity found in a roughly 57-block portion of the city. Just don’t ask Angelica Osorio what it’s like to attend one. The owner of Delicias Oaxaqueñas is too busy serving up delicious chocomiles – Mexican milkshakes that are ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A single-owner collection of action figures and Super Heroes accumulated over a 20-year period will be sold online Thursday, May 12 by Bodnar's Auction. Bidding opens at 11 a.m. at  www.bodnarsauction.com Joe Bodnar, owner of central New Jersey's largest auction house ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mark Conover had an obsession with New Jersey milk bottles, cataloging and researching the history of each bottle and the dairy farms that were once prevalent in the Garden State, He passed away in February, 2021, leaving behind a collection of 4,500 milk bottles and ...

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WOODBRIDGE — The Mayor’s Free Summer Concert Series will return starting Monday, June 20 with performances five nights-a-week, most of them at the Woodbridge High School football field. Mayor John McCormac announced a full schedule of upcoming performances for the 2022 season featuring known ...

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