UCPAC draws big crowd for Drew Lynch

RAHWAY, NJ — Indiana native and former “America’s Got Talent” star Drew Lynch is a walking, talking comedy soundbite, quick on the draw despite the stutter he was left with after getting hit by an errant softball years ago. Four years in comedy clubs – along with a runner-up finish in season 10 of “America’s Got […]

‘Bubble Trouble’ at UCPAC on Jan. 10

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A sensory-friendly performance of “Bubble Trouble” comes to the stage at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. Boyer juggles […]

Rock festival will be ‘an incredible weekend’

Massive Food Truck & Rock Carnival coming to Oak Ridge Park in September

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The summer of 2015 may be winding down but it is definitely not going away quietly. Billing itself as ‘a three day celebration of the rock and roll lifestyle,’ the Food Truck & Rock Carnival has set its sights on Clark and all are invited. The festival is scheduled to take over […]

UHSPAC nominated for 16 Rising Star awards

UNION COUNTY, NJ — For over twenty years, the Paper Mill Playhouse has been honoring excellence in high school theater throughout the state of New Jersey. The Union High School Performing Arts Company has remained at the top of the list as one of the best musical theater training programs for high school students in […]

Masterwork Chorus to perform in Summit with finalist in Music Director search

SUMMIT — The Masterwork Chorus continues its search for a new music director with the performance of Resounding Joy at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 31 Woodland Ave., Summit. The program, under the direction of candidate conductor, Christopher Shepard, is a celebration of the joys of life, and features music ranging from the majestic […]

Union Rotary Club to host annual Speech Contest Dinner on June 10

UNION — On Wednesday, June 10, The Rotary Club of Union will be hosting its annual Eloquence Soiree at the Galloping Hill Inn in Union. The Eloquence Soiree celebrates students from Union High School who compete in their annual Speech Contest for scholarships. That evening, the club will present the Rotary Excellence in Education Award to […]

Brangaccio to present pastels at Swain Galleries in May

PLAINFIELD — “Pastel Perspectives III” is part three of Nancy Brangaccio’s ongoing series of interior still life pastels. Her solo show at Swain Galleries opens May 2 and runs through May 30. Brangaccio is noted for her tight composition and the intense colors achievable with pastels. The artist aims for a very clear, elegant simplicity to […]

Fanwood Choir Festival issues call-out for singers

FANWOOD — A call is out for singers for the annual Fanwood Choir Festival to be held on Sunday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at the Fanwood Presbyterian Church. Singers from the area are invited to join this joyful singing event. New this year will be an opportunity for children to sing with the choir. Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, […]