Monday, May 20, 2013
Annual Ironbound celebration held Saturday
After being delayed by a week due to a rainy forecaast, the Riverbank Festival at Riverbank Park was held this past Saturday, drawing hundreds to the Ironbound park located on Somme Street. Arts and crafts for children, musical performances by city students and ethnic bands and a selection of tasty treats were among the big draws during Saturday's fete.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Vocalist will be performing one night only at Prudential Center
Grammy Award-winning vocalist Michael Bublé is coming to the Prudential Center in Newark for one night only Saturday, Sept. 28. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 20 at 10 am at Ticketmaster. Touring in support of his new number-one selling release, “To Be Loved,” Michael Bublé has been called “one of the most likeable performers on Earth.” His previous Crazy Love Tour sold out in 80 US cities and was seen by over 2 million fans worldwide. His stage show includes his current single “It’s A Beautiful Day,” as well as “Haven’t Met You Yet,” “Home,” and “Everything,” along with distinctive interpretations of classics like “You Make Me Feel So Young,” “Young at Heart,” and “You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Loves You.” “I’m very excited to get back…
Monday, May 13, 2013
South Orange resident to sing, rap in concert featuring her new song, "Neurotic Society Compulsory Mix," at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Singer, songwriter Lauryn Hill, the South Orange resident and former Fugee who must soon surrender for a three-month prison term for failing to pay taxes on $2.3 million in income over a five-year span, will perform Tuesday, May 14 in Brooklyn, a published report Monday said. Hill, who was sentenced on Monday, May 6 for tax evasion, will sing and rap at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, according to the NJ.com report. Tickets to the show are $85 in advance and $100 at the door, the report said, and VIP “meet and greet” passes may be purchased for $200. The NJ.com report said Hill took to Twitter to give her rationale for scheduling a last-minute show – citing an opportunity to perform "Neurotic Society Compulsory Mix," her recently released …
Quddus has worked at arts center for more than a decade
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Paul Milo
Monday, May 13
A Newarker was recently recognized for her volunteer work at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center . Last week Adilah Quddus was presented with the Kandice Dickinson Award for Volunteerism during the arts center’s volunteer dinner at Prudential Hall. The award is named for a longtime volunteer who made NJPAC “her second home,” the center said in a statement. “This volunteer and member of NJPAC has been involved in so many areas of NJPAC, that is it difficult to list them all,” said Ginny Bowers Coleman, the director of volunteer services. “In 2001, she transitioned from being a former usher to being the volunteer you call when you need someone fast and reliable. Her fellow volunteers say, ‘She’s a good worker, dedicated and pleasant to …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Event to be held May 18
The Music and Art Festival at Riverbank Park, 27 Somme St., scheduled for Saturday, May 11 has been rescheduled to May 18 due to expected rain, festival organizers announced. The festival will feature food, music performances and art displays as well as free craft activities for kids. The arts and crafts portion of the festival will be held from 10 am to 1 pm May 18. Musical performers from Newark schools and other groups will be held from 1 to 4 pm May 18. For more information, click here.
Monday, April 29, 2013
'Hip Hop Under the Big Top' has shows scheduled through May 5
Universoul Circus is returning for its 14th appearance in Newark Tuesday with a special appearance at First Avenue School, 214 First Ave., at 11 am. The circus is in town through May 5 under the big tent set up at 430 Broad St., across the street from Broad Street Station. This year’s circus includes artists from the United States, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, France, Vietnam, South Africa, Russia, Brazil, and West Africa. Performers scheduled to appear include: the Trick Horse Act from Africa and Russia, Comedy Trapeze from Colombia, Head Balancing Act from Vietnam, elephants, Magic Tiger Illusions from South Africa, and the Party Rock Dancers from the United States. For more information on the circus, visit their website here . …
More than 8,000 students submitted entries
Over 8,000 fourth grade students from across New Jersey participated in the 14th-annual Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey/Verizon New Jersey Design a Fourth Grade Folder Contest. On Wednesday, April 24, 30 fourth grade students were recognized for their creative peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention artwork with the theme, “Fun Things To Do Instead Of Doing Drugs.” Rayssa Rezende, a fourth grade student attending Ann Street School, was one of the 30 statewide finalists honored for her outstanding artwork at an awards ceremony held at the Newark Museum. The 2013 grand prize winning entries are Madelyn Weinstein of Woodrow Wilson School in Neptune City and Joseph DiSpirito of Saint Leo the Great School in Lincroft. Weinstein’s and …
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 …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Dr. Robert Lowenstein, 105, former Weequahic teacher, was a model for the main character's brother Murray, an English teacher, in Roth's novel, I Married a Communist.
Philip Roth Sunday eulogized one of his Weequahic High School teachers, both in the pages of The New York Times and at a service in Livingston. Roth described Dr. Robert Lowenstein, 105, lately of West Orange, as a "friend, teacher, mentor." Lowenstein died in January of this year. Lowenstein, according to his published obituary, was " a courageous and stalwart progressive whose intellect, warmth, and profound integrity made him an inspiration to his family and generations of students, colleagues, and friends. He was a scholar, teacher, and published poet who helped found the Newark Teachers Union in the 1930s. In 2008, he was among the first group of inductees into the Weequahic High School Hall of Fame, where he was honored for his …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Barber's 'Forever and a Day' recently published
Local author Jasmine Barber, a 19-year-old South Ward resident and student at Essex County College, will be hosting a book signing Saturday for her first romantic novel, “Forever and a Day.” The book is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other outlets. The signing will be held from 11 am to 5 pm at Source of Knowledge,. 867 Broad St. The novel chronicles the romantic adventures of Brielle following a breakup with her unfaithful boyfriend Jaiden. She finds more heartbreak with a music company founder, unaware that he is determined to teach her how to forgive the past and look optimistically to the future. Meanwhile, someone else lurks in the shadows, poised to take Brielle on an entirely different path.