‘Inspired Minds’ at work in SOPAC gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center’s Herb & Milly Iris Gallery, at 1 SOPAC Way, will host its annual Inspired Minds: Young Artist Exhibition, featuring 50 of the most talented Essex County high school artists, from May 17 through Aug. 17. This year’s exhibition, opening with a special reception on Thursday, […]

‘1001 Nights’ with LSO

LIVINGSTON, NJ — “Open Sesame” to the musical magic of the Livingston Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m., at the Livingston High School Auditorium, 30 Robert Harp Drive. Master storyteller and conductor Anthony LaGruth leads the orchestra and audience from Cherubini’s playful “Ali Baba Overture” through Rimsky-Korsakov’s dazzling “Scheherazade.” Highlights of this […]

Hackensack man sentenced to 7 years for social media threats

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced April 13 that John Coulouris, 19, of Hackensack, was sentenced to seven years in New Jersey State Prison by Superior Court Judge Mark J. Nelson after Coulouris pleaded guilty to making social media threats against Livingston High School and others in 2016. Coulouris admitted […]

Laurino addresses spate of school threats in Essex

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino addressed recent threats made to schools in Essex County on Feb. 27, in the wake of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14. He also spoke about the spike in threats that come after an incident like the one in Florida. According […]

LSO shows how a symphony is made in family show

LIVINGSTON, NJ — We’ve all heard Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony” with its monumental opening four notes and enjoyed the captivating melodies from Bizet’s most enchanting opera “Carmen.” Yet how did these artists go about creating such lasting and memorable works of art? Visit “The Composer’s Toolbox,” this year’s Livingston Symphony Orchestra Family Concert, on Sunday, Jan. […]

Livingston Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Fall Fantasy’

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Maestro Anthony LaGruth and the Livingston Symphony Orchestra will present “An Evening of Fantasy” on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Livingston High School Auditorium, 30 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston  The first performance in the orchestra’s 2017-2018 season, the concert features works from Rick Ippolito, John Barry and E. Humperdinck, […]

UNICO Carnival in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Get ready for four days of family-friendly fun at the UNICO Carnival, coming this September to The Shoppes at the Livingston Circle. This year’s event will take place Thursday, Sept. 14, and Friday, Sept. 15, from 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 17, […]