Elizabeth Arts Council celebrates Women’s History Month

Elizabeth Arts Council celebrates Women’s History Month

ELIZABETH, NJ — To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Elizabeth Arts Council is holding an exhibit throughout the month of March, with an opening reception tonight, March 9, at Elizabeth’s main public library. The works of artists Paula Borenstein, Virginia Mason Pagdon, Suree Minnatee, and Danielle Curia will be on display. Since its inception in 1998, […]

Local author is turning fantasy into a reality

Former Cranford resident finds continued inspiration from his Union County past

CRANFORD, NJ — Author Kevin J. Kessler may always consider himself a “Jersey boy” at heart, but the journalist-turned-adventure fantasy writer expresses little regret about his life-changing decision to relocate to sunny central Florida. Since moving to Orlando less than two years ago, Kessler has accomplished a lifelong dream of becoming an author and releasing his […]

‘Breaking Criminal Traditions’ exhibit calls attention to human rights abuses

An exhibit highlighting human rights abuses around the globe, “The Art of Influence: Breaking Criminal Traditions,” opened this month at Kean University’s Human Rights Institute Gallery. The fine art exhibition, featuring the work of 24 artists from around the country, calls attention to the ongoing ancient rituals that kill or maim millions each year, yet […]

RSVP for Battin High School Class of ’56 reunion

ELIZABETH, NJ — Battin High School in Elizabeth will hold its 60th reunion for the Class of 1956 on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 12:30 p.m. at the APA Hotel, formerly the Woodbridge Hilton, in Metropark, at 120 S. Wood Ave. in Iselin. For more information and cost, contact Arlene Serpico Lospinoso at nonnal@aol.com or 732-671-4897, […]

Maplewood Glee Club to host ‘Open Sing’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — If you’re a guy who likes to sing, whether seriously or in the shower, the Maplewood Glee Club has an invitation for you. The group is hosting its first-ever “open sing” on Monday, Sept. 12, at 7:45 p.m. at the DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett St. in Maplewood. “It’s an open invitation. […]

Exhibit explores social justice movements through art

Exhibit explores social justice movements through art

UNION, NJ — HurtJohn, curator of artistic platforms, has partnered with Kean University Galleries to create a compelling and timely exhibit that explores social justice movements like Black Lives Matter. The compelling and interactive exhibit, entitled, “Movement,” depicts stark events that provocatively engage the audience, and HurtJohn creator John Hurtado said that his mission is […]

L.A. Guns rock Garwood like it’s 1989

L.A. Guns rock Garwood like it’s 1989

GARWOOD, NJ — Things got a little noisy last Friday night in Garwood as The Crossroads welcomed legendary hair metal-era rockers LA Guns to their stage. Anchored by core members Phil Lewis on lead vocals and Steve Riley on drums, the quartet delivered almost two scorching hours of their most popular hits and a few […]

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 […]