Essex County freeholders honor Orange student

Essex County freeholders honor Orange student

ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently honored Shateria Champagne, of Orange, for being named the Essex County recipient of the 2020 Scholarship Program Award from the New Jersey Association of Counties Foundation and SHI International Corporation. The board’s commendation was sponsored by acclamation and delivered to Champagne, in lieu of […]

Area schools, thespians nominated for Foxy Awards

Area schools, thespians nominated for Foxy Awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Each year Montclair State University hosts the Theatre Night Awards ceremony to promote and advance the commitment to high-quality straight play production in New Jersey’s secondary schools. The awards honor the accomplishments of individual achievement of both students and educators in the areas of performance, direction, design and technical theater, as […]

Roller derby girl: As nasty as she wants to be

Roller derby girl: As nasty as she wants to be

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Skating in the Garden State Roller Derby league with the bad-girl moniker Fibonasty, Glen Ridge resident Doris Jeannotte loves roller derby for its camaraderie and sweat. Temporarily transplanted from Montreal, Jeannotte is a visiting scholar at Montclair State University, where she is researching the teaching of mathematics in elementary schools. She […]

Thomas Edison and the literary imagination

Thomas Edison and the literary imagination

WEST ORANGE, NJ — From “The Future Eve,” an 1885 French science fiction novel, to the recent motion picture “The Current War,” the life and work of Thomas Edison has inspired the imagination and creativity of novelists, playwrights and filmmakers. In a program that evokes this tradition, award-winning playwright Ben Clawson will discuss his own […]

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 […]

Parisi is featured guest on ‘The Giblin Report’

Parisi is featured guest on ‘The Giblin Report’

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi was a recent guest on the cable TV show “The Giblin Report.” This half-hour program is hosted by New Jersey Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin, who represents the 34th District. The show was taped Oct. 11 in studios of the School of Communication and Media on the Montclair State University […]

Essex County receives many grants for the arts

Essex County receives many grants for the arts

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. “It is an honor to lead a department that invests in the people of New Jersey in such diverse and meaningful ways,” Secretary of […]

TBZ, other local projects to see state spending freeze

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On June 30, Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Act into law. The budget lacked the governor’s long-supported millionaire’s tax, which had been vehemently opposed by N.J. Senate President Stephen Sweeney. While Murphy seemingly lost the fight for a millionaire’s tax, he hit back with Executive Order No. […]

West Orange High drama students receive awards

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Several West Orange High School students came home with top awards at the 2019 Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey competition, held Jan. 12 at Montclair State University. Sophomore Olivia Ridley won the first place Governor’s Award for Dramatic Monologue and, along with freshman Maria Nalieth, won the first place […]

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