“Kicking and Swearing Festival of 1-Acts” features 18 new plays at UCPAC from Feb. 2 to 8

RAHWAY —  Winter storm alerts got you down? Lace up your culture boots and jump into a fresh pile of original theater Feb. 2 to 8 at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway as Fearless Productions presents the inaugural “Kicking & Swearing Festival of 1-Acts.” The festival features a total of 18 new 10-minute plays by writers from […]

Mountainside library annouces February run of Tuesday Night Movies

MOUNTAINSIDE — The public is invited to Tuesday Night Movies in the Community Room at Mountainside Public Library in February. Weekly movies are mostly selected from recent, first-run, critically acclaimed movies selected from the library’s catalog of DVDs.  This month’s selection includes on Feb. 3 the Academy Award Nominee for Best Picture, The Grand Budapest Hotel, […]

CDC to present Speed the Plow in Cranford from Feb. 6 to 21

CRANFORD — Speed The Plow, written by the celebrated American  playwright David Mamet, opens on Feb. 6 at CDC Theatre in Cranford. Located at 78 Winans Ave., CDC Theatre is the oldest community theater in New Jersey. A satirical dissection of the American movie business in Hollywood, Speed The Plow focuses on two high-powered Hollywood executives who have come […]

I’m a believer! The Monkees rock NJPAC

Pop-rock pioneers take a fresh trip down memory lane

Call it a harbinger of happiness or maybe just a nice omen, but when I and thousands of other true believers descended upon NJPAC last Saturday night to discover the 1966 Monkeemobile parked out front of Prudential Hall, we collectively sensed that a very special evening was in store for us. The Monkees were back […]

The Monkees are coming to town

Singer Micky Dolenz reflects upon a lifetime of Monkee business

The year is 2014 and The Monkees are returning to New Jersey. The legendary pop-rock pioneers of the music-television format will be back in the Garden State with a highly anticipated stop at NJPAC on May 24. Originally conceived by Hollywood producers in the mid-1960s as an unabashed way of capitalizing on the staggering success […]

Paper Mill presents a thoroughly enjoyable ‘South Pacific’

MILLBURN – If you would like to travel back through time and space and land on a balmy tropical island in the early 1940s and be entertained by a musical classic with many of your favorites, then find your way to the Paper Mill Playhouse this month for the timeless Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, “South Pacific.” […]

Livingston Symphony Orchestra to perform ‘A Salute to Women Composers on March 22; Union Cellist Janis Kaplan will be appearing with the orchestra

LIVINGSTON — On Saturday, March 22 the Livingston Symphony Orchestra, led by its internationally acclaimed Principal Conductor and Music Director Istvan Jaray, will perform “A Salute to Women Composers.” The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Livingston High School Auditorium in Livingston. The orchestra will perform Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman […]

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee hosting “Finnegan’s Wake” party and fun run

UNION COUNTY — The Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee will host its annual “Finnegan’s Wake” party and “Guinness Fun Run/Walk” on Saturday, March 1, at the Blackthorn Restaurant and Irish Pub located at 651 N. Michigan Ave. in Kenilworth. Registration for the “Guinness Fun Run/Walk” will start at 11:30 a.m. at the Blackthorn. There […]

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