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 […]

Holiday Recipe Contest winners and recipes

Holiday Recipe Contest winners We are so excited to tell you that the winners have been selected for our Holiday Recipe Contest! So many delicious  submissions were received, but we have narrowed it down to first-, second- and third-place winners in the contest categories of Entrees, Appetizers and Desserts. All nine winners and the titles […]

A conversation with William Shatner

Entertainment icon brings his ‘World’ tour to NJPAC on Sunday

It was with a bizarre mixture of sheer delight and utter terror that I made the phone call to William Shatner on Monday night. And the thought of conducting a one-on-one interview with my childhood hero was starting to get the better of me. Kathleen, his amiable assistant, promised me that the Hollywood institution would […]

Shatner rocks his own ‘World’ at NJPAC show

Versatile actor stands triumphant in his one-man performance

Look up the word “restraint” in any dictionary and there is little chance you will find a picture of William Shatner.  And that is a very good thing. The same drive and exuberance that has propelled the actor, singer and entrepreneur through one of the longest and quirkiest careers in Hollywood was on full display at Sunday […]