World premiere of ‘American Rookie’ at Luna Stage

World premiere of ‘American Rookie’ at Luna Stage

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage will present the world premiere of “American Rookie,” written and performed by Dipti Bramhandkar and directed by Padraic Lillis, from Jan. 11 to 20. Part coming-of-age tale, part social commentary and part comedy, this one-woman show explores what it means to be an immigrant at a time when the […]

West Orange High School percussion band performs at Juilliard

West Orange High School percussion band performs at Juilliard

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The award-winning West Orange High School Percussion Ensemble had the incredible opportunity to perform at Juilliard School of Music on Dec. 14 during the Juilliard Pre-College Inaugural Percussion Ensemble Festival. The ensemble performs under the direction of Michael Denburg. In addition to West Orange, Mantra Youth Percussion, Percussion on the Sound, […]

Register to audition for Paper Mill’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory

Register to audition for Paper Mill’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, will hold auditions for students to be a part of its prestigious Summer Musical Theater Conservatory and August Musical Theater Intensive for 2020 on Saturdays, Feb. 1 and 8, at Montclair State University, College of the Arts/Life Hall, 1 Normal Ave. in […]

Montclair Studio Players mount ‘It’s Only A Play’

Montclair Studio Players mount ‘It’s Only A Play’

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair Studio Players kicks off 2020 with Terrance McNally’s “It’s Only a Play.” Performances run Thursdays through Sundays, Jan. 10 through 25. All shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays, which are 3 p.m. matinees. In “It’s Only a Play,” it’s the opening night of the play “The Golden Egg” on Broadway, […]

AIDS Memorial Quilt came to TSTI in South Orange

AIDS Memorial Quilt came to TSTI in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A section of the famous AIDS Memorial Quilt, the largest piece of community folk art in the country, was on display recently at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange.  The TSTI Social Justice Task Force hosted a special educational event, “AIDS Quilt: Meaning and Remembrance,” on Dec. 8 for members with […]

CHS student wins Best Fiction Film Award at festival

CHS student wins Best Fiction Film Award at festival

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School film student Jordan Miller won the Best Fiction Film Award for his movie, “You Have The Right To Remain Silent,” on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the fifth annual High School Film Festival hosted by Ramapo College of New Jersey. Other students who worked on the film included Jordan Young, […]

Experience Christmas in the 1885 Ballantine House

Experience Christmas in the 1885 Ballantine House

NEWARK, NJ — For many modern-day families, observing Christmas means hanging stockings, making treats for Santa Claus and preparing a holiday feast. But in 1891, some families held an open-house Christmas Eve tea for the neighborhood and children set out wooden shoes for Santa along with their stockings. These are just two examples of the […]