June 2 concert in Madison features an eclectic mix of choral works about singing and soul, wind and wisdom.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Debbie Gibson, Jerry Lawler, Patty Duke among stars at annual Chiller Theater event.
The Sheraton Hotel in Parsippany played host to all sorts of creatures, musicians and celebrities in the annual Chiller Theater event this weekend. A constant flow of attendees from all over the area came to meet, be photographed with and get autographs from stars of television, movies and video. Also on hand were numerous vendors selling everything from T-shirts to voodoo dolls to jewelry. Some guests also dressed in costumes to share in the experience.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Chester resident, actor and comedian is working with the Morris County Arts Workshop to bring improv, film and comedy classes to the town he calls home.
Jim Breuer is known for his mimicry skills. The actor, comedian and former "Saturday Night Live Star" has a series of characters that everyone knows him for. But at his Evening with Jim Breuer fundraiser for the Morris County Arts Workshop at the Hive in Chester, it was his impression of MCAW director Jane Shatz that nearly brought the house down. “The arts are alive and they are here in Chester,” Breuer said, with a perfect imitation of Shatz’s European lilt and delivery. Breuer who is now on the board at MCAW, was bowled over by Shatz. “You might be wondering why you are here. You are here tonight because of the passion Jane has,” Breuer said. “I really feel we need to encourage the arts out here. This is why I started the Chester Family…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Building that now houses Museum of Early Trades and Crafts could be awarded $21,375.
Madison's James Library Building may see $21,375 from the New Jersey Historic Trust if the Legislature ultimately approves recommended Historic Preservation Grants. The Christie administration has included 37 preservation projects that would receive $1,393,084 in matching grant funding, including the James Library Building, which now houses the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts. The recommendations must go before the Garden State Preservation Trust for ratification before heading to the Legislature for approval. "These matching grants go to projects that encourage local investment, create jobs, stimulate economic growth and attract tourism. New Jersey's history is a great asset for attracting residents and businesses to participate in our …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
New Jersey Jazz Society's Jazz Social scheduled for Sunday afternoon at Main Street restaurant.
'We are looking for people who think making things is really cool,' group says.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Sold-out event raised over $3,500 for the Madison Music Association.
Over 60 homemade cakes, 30 high school volunteers and 13 student acts helped make the the Madison Music Association's annual "Dessert and Jazz" fundraiser a success this year. More than 200 people attended the sold-out "Dessert and Jazz" fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Madison High School. Organizers said the event was expected to raise over $3,500 for the association, which benefits the music, arts and theater programs throughout the Madison school district. See more photos on the Madison Music Association's Facbebook page.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Black Maria Film and Video Festival comes to the Madison Public Library next Friday night.
Three artists behind the new short film "Bartleby," including the artistic director of Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, who appears in the film, will be on hand for a post-viewing talkback session when the Black Maria Film and Video Festival makes a stop at the Madison Public Library on Friday, March 1. The adaptation of Herman Melville’s "Bartleby the Scrivener" is one of the films that will be shown during the festival tour stop. The event is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the library's Chase Room. Tickets are $10 at the door. The evening will feature some of the 50 short films and videos that were selected from more than 700 entries for the festival, according to a news release from the Madison Arts and Culture Alliance, …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Patty Doyle to perform Friday at Watchung Arts Center.
Patty Doyle of Madison will perform in the semifinal round of the Watchung Arts Center's 2013 NJ Idol vocal competition on Friday. The annual competition for New Jersey residents ages 15–29 offers participants an opportunity to advance their careers, with judging by local music professionals and a recording deal offered as part of the top prize (it's not affiliated with the Fox TV program "American Idol"). The semifinalists Friday: Saturday: Tickets are available online and will be available for $15 for each night.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Follow these tips, courtesy of Dan Landau—photographer and FDU PR assistant—to take your snow photos to the next level.