Human Rights Institute at Kean University presents Photography Exhibition

UNION – From now through December 31, the Human Rights Institute Gallery at Kean University will have on display BESA: A Code of Honor – Muslim Albanians Who Rescued Jews in World War II, an exhibition of photographs by renowned New Jersey-native photographer Norman Gershman. BESA features images of Albanian and Kosovar Muslim families who […]

Mysteries of canning and freezing revealed in Westfield

UNION COUNTY – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced a new class called “Preserve the Harvest,” conducted by experts from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County. “With New Jersey’s rich tradition of home gardening, Preserve the Harvest is a great opportunity for Union County residents to learn the basics of safely […]

New Jersey Festival Orchestra opens new season in Westfield with Aida

WESTFIELD — Join New Jersey Festival Orchestra, Music Director David Wroe, in collaboration with Opera at Florham, for its season opening performance Aida in concert, Giuseppi Verdi’s exotic masterpiece and one of the most loved operas in the entire classical repertoire. Passion, honor and the battlefield provide the dynamic backdrop for this tragic tale and […]

CDC production “The Music Man” wins for Best Musical

CRANFORD — With ten nominations in nine categories, the CDC Theatre, 78 Winans Ave., Cranford, was honored Sept. 22 with the NJACT Perry Award for Best Production of a Musical for the 2012-2013 season. The New Jersey Association of Community Theaters is dedicated to supporting local theater around the state. The NJACT Perry Awards, New […]

Dreamcatcher presents New Jersey premiere of The Other Place

SUMMIT — Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, is presenting the New Jersey premiere of Sharr White’s The Other Place. This haunting drama appeared on Broadway last season, and earned Laurie Metcalf a Tony nominee for Best Actress. The Other Place plays Oct. 3 through 20, with talkbacks […]

Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Songs Trio return to the Springfield Free Public Library to perform ‘Mostly Motown’

SPRINGFIELD — Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Songs Trio will return to the Springfield Free Public Library to perform “Mostly Motown” on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. “Mostly Motown” is a review of the classic rhythm and blues and soul of the 1960s and 1970s. You’ll hear songs made famous by artists such […]

NJCU students shine at CDC Theatre production

CRANFORD — The talented denizens of Skid Row have been rehearsing for the upcoming CDC Theatre production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menkin. A down-and-out floral assistant, Seymour Krelborn, played by Zach Mazouat, becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious […]

Public art adds interest to downtown Rahway landscape

RAHWAY — Rahway Arts District celebrates new public art by local artists. Arts Guild New Jersey, the train station plaza, and a former public service building on Irving Street are brightened with sculpture and murals. Other sculptures can be seen in front of, and inside, UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage, and by the Union County Performing Arts […]