‘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 […]

‘Bubble Trouble’ at UCPAC on Jan. 10

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A sensory-friendly performance of “Bubble Trouble” comes to the stage at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. Boyer juggles […]

Rock festival will be ‘an incredible weekend’

Massive Food Truck & Rock Carnival coming to Oak Ridge Park in September

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The summer of 2015 may be winding down but it is definitely not going away quietly. Billing itself as ‘a three day celebration of the rock and roll lifestyle,’ the Food Truck & Rock Carnival has set its sights on Clark and all are invited. The festival is scheduled to take over […]

UHSPAC nominated for 16 Rising Star awards

UNION COUNTY, NJ — For over twenty years, the Paper Mill Playhouse has been honoring excellence in high school theater throughout the state of New Jersey. The Union High School Performing Arts Company has remained at the top of the list as one of the best musical theater training programs for high school students in […]