Enlow Hall to host Herbie Hancock on opening night

UNION — Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University will open its 2013-2014 season with an unforgettable opening night concert by a true icon of modern music — legendary pianist and composer Herbie Hancock on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Throughout his explorations, Hancock — a 14-time Grammy Award winner — has […]

Culture Crawl, an evening explosion of arts, music, performance, sound and culture, is Friday, Oct. 4

RAHWAY — Rahway’s second annual Culture Crawl takes place on Friday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m., in a single evening explosion of visual art, music, performance, delicious food, various cultural experiences and family-friendly activities. Culture Crawl is free to the public. Culture Crawl traverses Irving, Main, Milton and Cherry streets in Rahway’s town […]

Premiere Stages announces talk-back series for ‘The Beautiful Dark’

UNION – Premiere Stages at Kean University has announced dates for its popular talk-back series in conjunction with their highly-anticipated production of 2013 Premiere Stages play festival winner, “The Beautiful Dark,” by Erik Gernand. In this affecting new play, a woman’s life is turned upside down when she suspects that her teenage son may be […]

Goldenrod: Big family gets little respect

By: Elisabeth Ginsberg Florists call the tall, golden-topped stems “solidago” when they include them in expensive bouquets. I suspect that more than one person has glanced at one of those solidago-laden arrangements and said, “It looks just like goldenrod to me.” And that person would be right. Solidago is simply goldenrod in fancy dress. Just […]

UCPAC offers sensory friendly ‘Pinocchio’

UNION COUNTY — How will Pinocchio survive the giant whale? How will he save his father? And how will this irrepressible wooden puppet ever achieve his dream of becoming a real boy? The classic adventure of Pinocchio gets a thrilling new twist from The New Jersey Ballet Company, which will perform the children’s ballet “Pinocchio” […]

Tony Bennett captivates sold-out NJPAC audience

NEWARK — “Ladies and gentlemen … welcome to the Tony Bennett Show!” declared the announcer. To hear those words spoken live and aloud in 2013 is nothing short of a minor miracle and a major blessing. Sinatra. Martin. Presley. Como. Williams. Crosby. All of these men were singular talents possessing incomparable voices who have long since […]

Youth orchestra dedicates show to longtime supporter

The two principal orchestras of New Jersey Youth Symphony, Youth Symphony and Youth Orchestra, will perform on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. at Union County Performing Arts Center located at 1601 Irving St. in Rahway. Tickets to the concert are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors and can be purchased in […]