Friday, December 7, 2012
Jewish Festival of Lights begins at sundown Saturday with party in West Orange.
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Friday, December 7, 2012
The past week has featured a slew of holiday events celebrating the arrival of Santa Claus, a plethora of holiday tree lightings and a chill in the air making the season feel more like the holiday season. Here are a few weekend events to keep the holiday spirit alive: Verona Senior Club Christmas Party Today, Dec. 7, Noon The party will be held at Ravello, 138 Eagle Rock Ave., East Hanover. Entertainment will be provided by "Ted Bennett Duo." To make a reservation for the party, please call, (973) 857-4830. The Senior bus will be available for this event. Fee is $25/person (Senior Club members) or $30 for guests - beer/wine not included. Holiday Drop & Shop Nights Today, Dec. 7, 6 p.m. Bloomfield Civic Center 84 Broad St., Bloomfield $10 …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Sign up for the Patch newsletter and enter your name to win two free tickets to see music and dancing in "Drumline Live."
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
There will be Rythm and Blues music, top 40 hits, detailed choreography and drums. Lots of drums. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is bringing the excitement of an actual drumline to the center stage on Friday night at 8 p.m. in Prudential Hall. On Friday night, the excitement seen in the 2002 movie "Drumline" will be re-created in the show "Drumline Live" that will showcase eras of American history using percussion and brass instruments along with professional choreography. In the movie starring Nick Cannon and Zoe Saldana, viewers saw a dramatization of a drumline-led marching band that takes place at historically black colleges and universities. The team behind that movie has brought the same feeling to the live stage. The show - …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Patch editors score tickets to live taping of 'America's Got Talent' at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark – and they liked what they saw
Even despite my inherent love as a reporter for the occasional happy, heart-wrenching human-interest story, I was skeptical of what I was about to sit through Tuesday night during a live taping of "America's Got Talent." A miniature mariachi singer belting out a love ballad? Muscular men clogging in tight jeans in front of a massive American flag? Tiny dancers cartwheeling in nauseating succession? For two full hours? This was not the Newark I knew. This was some alternate universe. Since early July, NBC's ratings-topping "America's Got Talent" has been filming twice a week at NJPAC, drawing hundreds of out-of-towners to Brick City for the feel-good, all-American show that you can't help but fall in love with. I did. After snagging two VIP…
Friday, June 8, 2012
No matter what the venue, there's plenty to see, hear this weekend.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark THIS WEEKEND Tonight Jackie Evancho and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, featuring the America’s Got Talent star singing operatic arias, show tunes and and pop standards. John Mario Di Costanzo conducts with special guest Josh Page in Dream With Me In concert in Prudential Hall. TOMORROW New Jersey Hall of Fame A star-studded celebration and induction ceremony for the Class of 2012, including Milt Campbell, John T. Dorrance, Michael Douglas, Wellington Mara, Samuel I. Newhouse, Joyce Carol Oates, Christopher Reeve, Sarah Vaughan and more. Prudential Hall, 7 p.m. Sunday - New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Jacques Lacombe and the NJSO set out the finest silver for this extraordinary musical feast — …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Sign up for a Patch newsletter and enter our contest to see the <i>a cappella</i> group perform. <b>Contest ends Friday at 1 p.m.</b>
After a week of hustle and bustle juggling the job and family, playing chauffeur to your kids and being a short-order chef for your family meals, you could probably use a little relaxation — and Patch and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center have just the ticket for you. The quintet, Rockapella, will perform their brand of a cappella music featuring rock ‘n’ roll with mellifluous Motown harmonies at NJPAC’s Victoria Theater on Saturday, May 19 at 2 and 7 p.m. And Patch wants you to be there. So, we’re giving away three pairs of tickets for Patch readers for the 7 p.m. performance. You can win the tickets by entering our contest. To enter, sign up for our newsletter by logging in on your local Patch site. For readers who already receive …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
New restaurant at NJPAC offers 'Italian without borders' menu designed for sharing
The curtain's been raised on NICO Kitchen + Bar, the new, chic eatery that raises the bar on dinner-and-a-show in Newark. Tucked inside the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), chef Ryan DePersio's third restaurant in Essex County is inviting with a cool, casual atmosphere and an "Italian without borders" menu of sophisticated dishes designed for sharing. "(These are) dishes that made me who I am today," said DePersio, the 33-year-old Nutley-born restaurateur who also owns Fascino in Montclair and Bar Cara in Bloomfield. Signature bites from his other restaurants, like the grilled pork burger, pomegranate-chili wings with gorgonzola dipping sauce and quattro formaggio pizza, have (thankfully) made their way onto the Newark menu. But …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Patch is giving away three pairs of tickets for tribute to jazz, gospel singers at Prudential Hall.
Three jazz vocalists will pay homage to such legendary women singers as Miriam Makeba and Abbey Lincoln at the New Jersey Performing Art Center’s performance of "Sing the Truth" Sunday afternoon. And Patch wants you to be there. So, we’re giving away three pairs of tickets for Patch readers for the 3 p.m performance. You can win the tickets by entering our ticket giveaway contest. To enter, first become a Patch reader, by logging in on your local Patch site. Then send an email to the Local Editor of your site with your name and phone number with the word “Truth” in the subject line to Patch. Deadline is Thursday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. Winners will pick up their tickets at the box office. And, if you take a photo of yourself at the theater, …
Friday, November 25, 2011
From holiday tunes to power pop, get out and shake off the turkey hangover.
Add your photos The Borgata, Atlantic City THIS WEEKEND Friday Singer/actress Jill Scottperforms at the Event Center, 8 p.m.; SingerChris Cornell takes to the Music Box stage, 9 p.m.; DJ Sebastian Ingrosso keeps the dance floor jumping at Mixx, 10 p.m.; SaturdayNewsman Bill O'Reilly and comedian Dennis Miller provide their perspective on the world with the "Bolder and Fresher Tour", 8 p.m., Chris Cornell performs a second show in The Music Box, 9 p.m. NEXT WEEK DJ Steve Aoki starts off the week with a hot show at mur.mur; 10 p.m., Monday BOOK IT NOW Comedian Bill Burr delivers his stand-up act at The Music Box, 8 and 11 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, Pop singer James Blunt at The Music Box, Saturday, Dec. 3; Daryl Hall & John Oates pull from …