Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Alyssa Covello created the film "Deadly Lot."
Alyssa Covello of Wayne Valley High School received the Costello Award in the Passaic County Film Festival recently. Covello won second place in the High School Shorts category for her film “Deadly Lot."
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.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Bands will compete for a $500 prize.
Local high school bands will showcase their musical talents on stage at the annual Rock Fest on Saturday. The annual event gives bands a chance to perform on stage and give kids a safe place to hang out without the temptations of alcohol or drugs. The Wayne Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse sponsors the event. Hundreds of teenagers attended last year. Bands will compete for $500. Rock Fest will be held at the Wayne YMCA; doors open at 7 p.m. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Hakuna Matata Fundraising is organizing Rock for Soliders, a special concert to raise money fro the Wounded Warrior Homefront Organizationn, the Wayne Hills Class of 2013.
Local rock bands will perform on stage during a special Rock for Soldiers concert on Monday. The President's Day concert at the Wayne YMCA will raise money for the Wounded Warrior Homefront, a non-profit, and the Wayne Hills senior class. More than a dozen bands will perform at the concert, including Scarlet Rush and Radio Silence. Hakuna Matata Fundraising, a non-profit founded by David Boronow and Alyssa Scheiner, seniors at Wayne Hills, are organizing the eight-hour long event. Boronow said he hopes to raise more than $1,000. Tickets cost $12. For more information visit a Facebook page created for the event. To purchase tickets, click here. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Legendary French chef worked with Julia Child. Will demonstrate cooking techniques and talk about new recipes.
Jacques Pepin, a master chef who's written more than 25 cookbooks, will discuss his career, demonstrate cooking techniques, and give the audience some his new recipes at William Paterson University on Friday. Pepin will appear as part of the university's Distinguished Lecturer Series. The talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Pepin shared the spotlight with Julia Child on the Emmy-award winning show "Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home." Tickets cost $25, $20 for senior citizens, William Paterson alumni, faculty, and staff. William Paterson University students will be admitted free. To purchase tickets call the Shea Center Box Office at 973-720-2371 or visit wp-presents.org. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.…
Saturday, December 15, 2012
On-air host says his show plays music not found on contemporary radio.
For a North Jersey resident experimenting with local radio, the medium isn’t about the talking or the technology, it’s about the music. “What I do on my show is just so different from mainstream radio,” Keith Smollin said of the ‘Naked Brunch Radio Show,” which he hosts Saturday afternoons on WPSC 88.7 FM, William Paterson University’s radio station. The show plays deep cuts from rock albums, both classic and contemporary. “It’s not the Number 1’s. So, while it may be a band you know, it’s the deeper tracks from their albums,” Smollin said. “A lot of classic rock, and a lot of music you just don’t get to hear anywhere else.” Smollin, a Paramus High School grad who moved to Ramsey two years ago, said he first experimented at the radio …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Three of Palmyra resident Frank Stefanko's photos of Bruce Springsteen appear in a revealing new biography about the Boss.
Getting at what drives Bruce Springsteen has never been easy. But, a new biography by author Peter Ames Carlin digs as deep into the Boss’ psyche as any previous book has. Bruce, published Oct. 30 by Simon & Schuster, is already on the New York Times bestseller list. The 494-page book, written with Springsteen’s cooperation, has a South Jersey connection. Palmyra resident Frank Stefanko shot three of the photos used in the book. Two of the pictures were shot at the former Shellow’s Luncheonette in East Camden in 1978. One shows Springsteen playing pinball as members of the E Street Band watch. The other is a group shot, with the entire band jammed around a booth. The third photo, shot in 1982, depicts pre-superstardom Springsteen sitting…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Special charity concert will help stock the shelves of the Wayne Food Bank and help the Division of Social Services.
Will Rock 4 Food, a special 80s music concert, will begin Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Wayne YMCA. The concert was previously scheduled for earlier this month but had to be rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy. The YouChoose Band will perform acoustic versions of hit songs from the 1980s and tunes by The Cabbage Patch Dolls. Tickets cost $15 a person but that price is only suggested. Attendees may donate whatever they are able to. Children 12 years old and younger will be admitted free. To purchase tickets, click here. Food donations are also be accepted. They will be given to the Wayne Interfaith Network’s food pantry at Packanack Community Church. Funds will be donated to the Wayne Division of Social Services. Click here to donate online. …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The one-hour telethon will feature superstar celebrities, including Bruce Springsteen and Sting.
Americans are used to watching telethons for desperate and needy people around the globe. On Friday, a one-hour live benefit telethon featuring superstar guests will raise money for an issue close to home: the victims of Superstorm Sandy. Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Sting headline the event. “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" airs from 8 to 9 p.m. on NBCUniversal networks. The Huffington Post reports that money raised will go to the Red Cross to help survivors with the baiscs—medical care, shelter, food. The live telethon will be hosted by NBC “Today” anchor Matt Lauer and broadcast from NBC studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The following channels will air the show: NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Here are some storm tunes to keep you company during Sandy.
Monday, October 29, 2012