Wednesday, May 8, 2013
'Cadences' series offers intimate look at working class musicians.
One Morristown man is bringing to the Web a unique interview show about singers, songwriters and musicians. David Patiño, a New Jersey-based photographer and director, launched the first episode of his latest project, “Cadences,” on April 17. Cadences is an online interview series centered around working class musicians and offers an intimate look into the lives of each subject. Every episode profiles two musicians with a five minute interview each. “I wish I could say it's been a long time in the making, but from initial concept to launch it's taken under two months for this to happen,” said Patiño. “Despite not having a production team I was able to just push through.” Filmed mostly on location, viewers are offered a glimpse into the …
Monday, May 6, 2013
'Behind the Curve Comedy' coming to Cafe on the Green Thursday.
Most go to comedy shows for a good laugh, but one Morristown man is going a step further by incorporating music, audience participation and even giveaways. Myles Maher is bringing his comedy show, ‘Behind the Curve Comedy,’ to Cafe on the Green this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. “I've been doing this show on and off since 2008,” said Maher. “I started the show in an effort to offer a unique live experience offering music, comedy and original/engaging audience participation bits for giveaways. This will be our first time at Cafe on the Green. As a Morristown resident, I love doing local shows, especially ones on the Green where I can interact with people on the street.” In his free show, he has a feature called "Sing For Sushi" where you can win …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The film will follow with a Q&A with Acadamy Award-Nominated Director Richard Robbins and 50 percent of ticket sales will support girls' programs worldwide.
It’s not often that you get to go to the movies and then have a Q&A with the film’s director. However, the NY Film Critics Series is bringing that opportunity to Morristown with the screening of Girl Rising on Wednesday, May 8 at 7 p.m., at Morristown’s Clearview Headquarters 10 Theaters. Girl Rising spotlights the stories of nine unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. Following the screening, film critic Alison Bailes—of WOR radio and MORE magazine—will moderate a discussion and Q&A with Academy Award nominee and director Richard E. Robbins. “NY Film Critics welcomes the opportunity to bring such a powerful film to Morristown,” said Mark Ehrenkranz, NY Film Critics Series producer. “By bringing Girl Rising to Morristown…
Monday, April 29, 2013
SteppingSTONE BAND is debuting 'I'll Be Coming Home' at the Dublin.
Teacher by day, musician by night. Three teachers are debuting their CD with a release party at the Dublin in Morristown on May 24. Brad Marullo is a teacher at Thomas Jefferson and Sussex Avenue and plays guitar, keyboards and lap steel in SteppingSTONE BAND. He's looking forward to their release party because many in the Morristown community will be attending to support their debut CD, I'll Be Coming Home. "We are mostly teachers in the band," said Marullo, who was on Morristown's Got Talent! in 2011. At Thomas Jefferson, Marullo leads band practice on stage with his students, playing along on his guitar, and answering questions from the budding musicians after class. "We are a five-piece band with three teachers." The band has been …
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.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Parents, did you take photos or videos? Share them with the community by adding them to this gallery.
About 100 people filled the Alexander Hamilton Elementary auditorium Thursday evening to hear students play pieces from Harry Potter to classic songs. Parents, did you take photos or videos? Share them with the community by adding them to this gallery.
Gail Gerwin will host a free reading from her current work "Dear Kinfolk" this Sunday at Morristown & Morris Township Library.
Morristown has a uniquely varied population, full of artists, business people, bikers and everyone in between. Among them is a poet, Gale Gerwin. Gerwin will read from her current work, Dear Kinfolk, this Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m. The free program will be at the Morristown & Morris Township Library. This program is supported through funding from the Friends of the Morristown & Morris Township Library. Her latest work deals with the family and events that have shaped her life, taking her from childhood into her senior years. Gerwin describes the work’s motivation in its introductory notes: "My late aunt Helen Stern Mann, who met challenges with courage, humor, and high dives, began all her letters to us with 'Dear Kinfolk,'" said …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
From April 18-28, the festival will stop at four venues in Essex and Morris counties
The 13th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival (NJJFF) will open on Thursday, April 18 with the New Jersey Premiere of The World is Funny at the Festival’s home, JCC MetroWest in West Orange (7:00pm screening). It will conclude with the New Jersey Premiere of A.K.A. Doc Pomus, on Sunday, April 28, at JCC MetroWest (7:30pm screening). In celebration of the NJJFF’s bar mitzvah year, there will be two films, Kinderblock 66 and an all-time audience favorite, Sixty Six. “There is something to appeal to film lovers of all ages, tastes, and interests,” said Michele Dreiblatt, Director, New Jersey Jewish Film Festival. “It’s our bar mitzvah year and we are celebrating with films that highlight Jewish history, music, and humor.” Twenty five …
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…
Monday, April 15, 2013
The musical's cast involves more than 175 children in grades K through 5, which is the largest in the school's history.
Friends and family filled the Morristown High School Auditorium on Friday night for a Normandy Park School musical that included characters such as Paul Bunyan, Molly Pitcher and John Henry. The musical Tall Tales and Heroes was a student performance by the Normandy Park Players. The 175-member student cast was the largest in the school’s history. “This play is so much fun because it teaches the children about American folklore and legends of people throughout history who were depicted as exaggerated examples of goodness and bravery,through a production of dramatic storytelling and catchy songs,” says Kelly Harte, principal at Normandy Park School. “The students also learned that a hero is not just someone from the past,but that anyone …