Lieutenant governor calls the Institute of Music for Children the ‘best-kept secret in New Jersey’ at ribbon-cutting event

Lieutenant governor calls the Institute of Music for Children the ‘best-kept secret in New Jersey’ at ribbon-cutting event

ELIZABETH, NJ — Imagine 2025 was a magical night under the stars in support of the nonprofit organization the Institute of Music for Children, with performances from the school’s students, speeches from state and local dignitaries, and a reception catered by the organization’s culinary program. The institute provides 1,000 underserved children with high-quality classes and […]

NJYS announces inaugural artist-in-residence program with award-winning jazz musician Dennis Mackrel

NJYS announces inaugural artist-in-residence program with award-winning jazz musician Dennis Mackrel

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Dennis Mackrel, assistant chairperson and professor of jazz studies at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, will teach a series of free in-person clinics at the New Jersey Youth Symphony. The program will run from October to April 2022. The NJYS artist-in-residence program is part of the organization’s […]

Upcoming events at the Union Public Library to close out October

UNION, NJ — Union Public Library has a lot of events coming up; register for all programs by going to https://uplnj.org/events/list/. For assistance or for more information, call 908-851-5450, ext. 3. • Meditation, every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Join Bindu Bhatt for a virtual meditation session. No experience necessary. Bhatt has practiced meditation for more […]

‘Year One’ deftly explores one family’s relationships in 1933 Germany

‘Year One’ deftly explores one family’s relationships in 1933 Germany

By Daniel Jackovino, Staff Writer UNION, NJ — Premiere Stages, the professional acting company in residence at Kean University, has resumed production after a two-year, pandemic-induced hiatus with the staging of “Year One,” a 90-minute one-act play by Erik Gernand. The play was directed by Glen Ridge resident John Wooten. “Year One” is about the […]

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $35.6 million in grants to support more than 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The grants were approved at the arts council’s 55th annual meeting, held virtually. The awards are part of the largest state appropriation […]

Broadway star set to perform at summer concert series in Rahway

Broadway star set to perform at summer concert series in Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ — Actor and singer-songwriter Terron Brooks will be opening Rahway Mayor Raymond Giacobbe’s 2021 Summer Concert Series on Thursday, Aug. 5. Each Thursday in August, Rahway joins the Union County Performing Arts Center in presenting outstanding artists in an outdoor arena, right in front of the historic UCPAC Mainstage Theater at 1601 Irving […]

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