Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Millburn theater will use the money for its sensory-friendly productions.
Millburn’s Paper Mill Playhouse will receive a $20,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant as part of the agency’s state and regional grant program, according to a published report. While the state will receive 15 grants totaling $284,500, according to a Tuesday NJ.com report, the theater will receive the grant for its sensory-friendly productions, according to a Tuesday report on NJ.com. The Paper Mill has hosted sensory-friendly productions for the past several years, according to its website. Each April, the NEA awards the grants, the report said, singling out $879,000 to the New Jersey State Council on the Arts last year. However, this year, the federal budget sequester has delayed awarding the grants. The 817 awards represent …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Multiple Grammy winner's sentencing adjourned to May 6. Singer did not pay taxes on three years' worth of earnings.
Sentencing in the federal tax evasion case against singer Lauryn Hill, who rose to fame as part of The Fugees and for her 1998 solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, was adjourned Monday until May 6 after a dispute arose over how much she actually owes. The 37-year-old singer and South Orange resident pleaded guilty in June 2012 to failing to pay taxes on $1.8 million in income earned in 2005, 2006 and 2007. The eight-time Grammy winner earned most of that income from music and film royalties and also owned at least four businesses. Sitting in Newark federal court, Judge Madeline Cox Arleo took Hill to task for failing to pay off the more than $500,000 in federal taxes she owes despite earlier promises to do so before her …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Festival takes its name from the first motion picture studio built by Thomas Edison.
The Black Maria Film & Video Festival returns to Caldwell on Saturday, April 20. The festival will be held once again at Caldwell Flowerland, 329 Bloomfield Ave., at 4:30 p.m. The Black Maria takes its name from the first motion picture studio designed and built by Thomas Edison in 1893. The 90-minute program will feature a selection of this year’s winners of short international films with commentary by a festival spokesperson. Tickets are $12 each and are available in advance at Flowerland as well as at the door on the day of the event. Festival goers can receive a 20 percent discount on dinner by showing their movie ticket at Cedar Grill, The Cloverleaf Tavern, Ocha Sushi and Hog Wild BBQ. The event is sponsored by the Caldwell …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The exhibition titled "Sightseeing" was on display at Temple B'nai Jeshurun.
Livingston artist, Michal Barkai, displayed her artwork for her solo exhibition at the Rosalind & Alfred Lippman Gallery in Temple B'nai Jeshurun, Short Hills this past weekend. Some 30 works were featured, including photographs from recent trips to national parks in the West, favorite local scenes in oil, pastel and photography, and some plain air paintings. The exhibition is set to run through April 22. The Livingston artist will also be featured in the American Art Collector magazine editorial column "Artist Focus," Barkai announced. "I am very proud to have been offered this opportunity," Barkai said.
The Millburn playhouse's new show 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' opened April 10 and runs to May 5.
Paper Mill Playhouse's new show 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' opened April 10 and runs to May 5. The musical was the winner of the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Musical. This effervescent musical romp will feature Ashley Kate Adams (Miss Dorothy Brown), Brenda Braxton (Muzzy Van Hossmere), Billy Bustamante (Bun Foo), Jeff Kready (Jimmy Smith), Burke Moses (Mr. Trevor Graydon), Lenora Nemetz (Mrs. Meers), James Seol (Ching Ho), Jessica Sheridan (Miss Flannery) and Laurie Veldheer (Millie Dillmount). 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' will be performed eight times a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Performance Schedule: Wednesday at 7:30pm, Thursday at 1:30pm and 7:30pm, Friday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 1:30pm and 8:00pm and Sunday at 1:30pm and …
Friday, April 12, 2013
'42' opens this week featuring Millburn High School grad John C. McGinley. Check out showtimes at the downtown Millburn theater and nearby.
"42," featuring Millburn High School grad John C. McGinley, and "Scary Movie V "opens this week in the Millburn theater and nearby but Clearview Cinemas still has some winners. "Jurassic Park 3-D" is playing in Millburn this weekend along with "The Place Beyond the Pine" and "The Croods." "The Croods" is a new animated prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world’s first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures -- and their outlook is changed forever. The first man to break the color barrier in the major leagues Jackie Robinson is the …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Creatures of the Night, nature mini, “Arb-E-Que” and a camp out at the Arboretum.
The Cora Hartshorn staff has been hard at work ensuring another season filled with educational programs designed for all ages, and it suggested that you sign up now to reserve your spot. Some programs have been on-going, allowing participants’ experiences to grow over time, and there are several new programs in which you will learn new outdoor skills. Check out the following events scheduled throughout the Spring to keep you and your kids outside enjoying nature: To learn more about these events, check out the Arboretum’s website at www.hartshornarboretum.org or call (973) 376-3587. Preregistration is suggested for all programs.
High school junior Eugene Zeng has been accepted into the Fresh Perspectives 2013 exhibit.
A Millburn High School junior's art has been accepted into the Fresh Perspectives 2013 exhibit at Morris Museum. Eugene Zeng, a student in the high school's AP Studio Art II class, will have his work displayed starting in April until the exhibit ends June 9. The opening reception will be on April 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bickford Theater, located at the museum. "This is a highly selective jury process," Kathleen Harte, AP Studio Art teacher said about the juried high school exhibit. "We are all very proud of Eugene." This year's exhibit will feature 50 pieces of outstanding artwork selected from over 430 submissions from 39 New Jersey High schools. From traditional to cutting edge, this year’s exhibit will be judged by Clay Allen, …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
John C. McGinley takes to the silver screen as Red Barber in the new biopic '42,' a role he won after an audition.
John C. McGinley is well known for his role in 'Scrubs' as the sharp-tongued Dr. Perry, but had to switch his acting up as he takes to the silver screen as a play-by-play announcer in the new baseball biopic '42.' The movie, which opens Friday, April 12, follows Jackie Robinson as he breaks the color barrier during the historic 1947 Major League Baseball season. The movie gets its title from Robinson’s uniform number 42. In McGinley's portrayal of the iconic Red Barber, the 53-year-old former Millburn resident told Canada.com while promoting the film in Toronto, he "didn't ab lib a syllable," and actually had to audition for the role. Although, McGinley doesn't normally audition he just wanted a part in the movie, the website reported…
Basking Ridge artist Serena Bocchino adds to her 'FEVER' paintings; opening reception held at Millburn gallery.
For those who had attended Serena Bocchino's earlier "FEVER" exhibit in Morristown last year, the expanded show now at Contemporary Art & Editions in Millburn shows the evolution of her jazz-inspired series. The current show began with a reception last Wednesday evening. The paintings will be on display at the gallery at 184 Essex St. in Millburn through May 31. One of the additions to this show are paintings produced within the past few months using white enamel and gold leaf. The opening drew friends and art fans from throughout the area, including Christine Sutherland and Michelle Mendez, co-owners of WallFlowers Gallery in Bernardsville. Bocchino, a contemporary artist who reputation and work is known in the New York area, nationally…