Country music group Southpaw makes waves during pandemic

Country music group Southpaw makes waves during pandemic

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Despite the difficulties the music industry has faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the upstart New Jersey country music trio Southpaw has charted its own success. Born and raised in Ridgewood, the band’s lead singer, Christine Radlmann, moved to Union County 13 years ago and currently lives in Westfield. She admits her […]

Union HS alumnus creates his own world in recently published novel

Union HS alumnus creates his own world in recently published novel

UNION, NJ — A true man of many talents, Union High School alumnus Frantz Charles recently celebrated the release of his novel, “The GCP: The First Resurrection,” an exciting fantasy set in the not-so-distant future. “The GCP stands for ‘God’s Chosen People,’” Charles told Union County LocalSource. “It tells the story of three different characters […]

Premiere Stages at Kean University presents ‘Plays by People’

Premiere Stages at Kean University presents ‘Plays by People’

UNION, NJ — Premiere Stages, the professional theater company in residence at Kean University, in partnership with Matheny’s Arts Access Program and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, will present “Plays by People” on Saturday, March 27, at 4 p.m. on Zoom. “Plays by People” will feature short works of prose, monologues, theatrical scenes and poetry […]

Area students win Young Playwrights Awards from The Theater Project

Area students win Young Playwrights Awards from The Theater Project

UNION, NJ — Nutley resident Brennan Columbia-Walsh, a 16-year-old junior from Montclair Kimberley Academy, and Alejandro Espinal, a 17-year-old senior at the Academy for Performing Arts in Scotch Plains, have been selected to share first prize in The Theater Project’s prestigious annual Young Playwrights Competition. Ryan Rosenthal, a 16-year-old junior at Cranford High School, and […]

Premiere Stages at Kean University announces readings of festival finalists

Premiere Stages at Kean University announces readings of festival finalists

UNION, NJ — Premiere Stages, the professional theater company in residence at Kean University, has announced public readings of three of the 2020 Play Festival finalists, which had been postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. The festival is an annual competition for unproduced scripts that offers developmental opportunities to playwrights with strong affiliations with […]

Premiere Stages announces 2021/2022 Liberty Live Commission recipient

Premiere Stages announces 2021/2022 Liberty Live Commission recipient

UNION, NJ — Premiere Stages, the professional theater in residence at Kean University, has named Tylie Shider as the recipient of the 2021/2022 Liberty Live Commission, a biennial commissioning program for New Jersey playwrights in partnership with Kean’s Liberty Hall Museum. Shider’s commissioned play, “Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family,” will explore a […]

Premiere Stages announces winners of 2021 Bauer Boucher Playwriting Awards

Premiere Stages announces winners of 2021 Bauer Boucher Playwriting Awards

UNION, NJ — Premiere Stages, the professional theater company in residence at Kean University, has named current Kean University student Lucien Edme, Class of ’21, and alumnus Megan Hoche as the winners of the 2021 Bauer Boucher Playwriting Awards, named for longtime donors W. John Bauer and Nancy Boucher. Both winners will receive cash prizes […]

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