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Arts & Entertainment

October 5, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As international best-selling author Harlan Coben continues to film his latest page-to-screen series in New Jersey—including familiar locations throughout his hometown of Livingston—the Livingston High School (LHS) Class of 1980 alumnus announced this week that his multi-year ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Jayden Declet, a Livingston High School (LHS) senior who began acting when she was only six years old, recently beat out six other nominees to take home the NJ ACT Perry Award, a community theatre honor, for Outstanding Young Actress in a musical for her performance in “Tuck ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Advisory Committee for Disabilities (LACD), in partnership with the Senior, Youth and Leisure Services (SYLS) department, invites children with special needs to participate in its after school sports program when it resumes on Oct. 19. The weekly program, to be ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A 7-year-old Livingston resident diagnosed with Mowat-Wilson syndrome—a rare condition that presents delayed development and the potential for medical challenges—recently proved that she will not let these challenges define her when she modeled for Runway of Dreams (ROD), a local ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School Spanish teacher Marisa Vosa recently wrote and published her first children's book, "The Seed and the Bee."  Illustrated by Stacy Lodge, "The Seed and The Bee" tells the story of a seed from a far away place that found a new home and new experiences far ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Two Livingston residents—including Marilyn Posner and Angela Wang—were among the 29 local artists to receive awards in the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. Posner, who was awarded first place in the non-professional craft category for “Friendship,” and Wang, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Residents of the Livingston area looking to try their hand at painting or another art form are invited to participate in one of the Livingston Arts Association’s 11-week fall classes to be held indoors at the Livingston Senior and Community Center, located at 204 Hillside Avenue, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — From 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, the Rotary Club of Livingston and Livingston PBA Local #263 invite community members to enjoy the return of the Livingston Summerfest food truck and music festival at the Livingston Memorial Oval. This upcoming event has been ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Residents of the Livingston area looking to try their hand at painting or another art form are invited to participate in one of the Livingston Arts Association’s 11-week fall classes to be held indoors at the Livingston Senior and Community Center, located at 204 Hillside Avenue, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston resident Barry Farber recently partnered with Spreaker from iHeartMedia to host a new podcast that explores how parents can “positively impact the mind, the body and the spirit” of their children. The podcast, titled “In Search of the Magic Tree,” demonstrates the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Upon her retirement, Livingston resident Sheryl Starr was honored during Monday’s township council for her dedicated service to the community. Mayor Ed Meinhardt explained that Starr is an active Livingston community member that residents “don't really see much of” but hear a ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two years after earning his first Emmy Award for his work in television news production in Cincinnati, Ohio, Livingston High School (LHS) Class of 2010 alumnus Jeffrey Ackermann has picked up three Capital Emmys this summer for news production in the Washington, D.C.

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — When rising Livingston High School (LHS) senior Benjamin Gantman saw multiple bookcase stands in South Orange while walking through neighborhoods and public parks with his cousins, he was inspired to set up free libraries within his own community. “People take books and leave ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Arts Council of Livingston (ACL) is offering a museum-like art experience this summer at the ACL Gallery, where an art instructor or docent will lead a tour and discussion about a different group of artwork with local youth each week throughout August. Participating students ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Sylvie Friedman and Jonah Ruderman of Livingston have been selected to participate in the Paper Mill Playhouse's prestigious Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory for 202, which will culminate in the annual "New Voices" live concert on July 29 and July 30. This honor puts the ...

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MASHANTUCKET, CT — Students from a Livingston-based dance studio specializing in classical Chinese dance recently emerged from Showstopper—America’s oldest and most prestigious dance competition—with impressive results. The students from FA Dance Academy, who learn a unique fusion of ballet, ...

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Editor's Note: Huaxia students Yaxuan Rena Wang, Kevin Vinny Zhang and Eric Guo contributed to this article. LIVINGSTON, NJ — Leadership at the Livingston Huaxia Chinese School was recently honored by the Livingston mayor and council in recognition of the learning center’s 20th anniversary and ...

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GRAPEVINE, TX — The recently established Heritage Middle School (HMS) chess team—consisting of eighth graders Lev Koganov, Roger Zhang and Aston Roberts and seventh graders Claire Cheng and Quan Tran in its first year—earned second place overall at the National Middle School Chess Championship in ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Less than three weeks after her graduation from Livingston High School (LHS) in June, resident Nidhi Ladda and her dance partner, 25-year-old West Orange resident Krupa Patel, were honored by the Livingston mayor and council for participating in the famed Carnegie Hall’s inaugural ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to garnering a crowd of more than 3,500 people for a variety of activities held throughout the day on Monday as part of Livingston’s 85th Annual 4th of July Celebration, the event committee estimated that more than 10,000 residents and visitors enjoyed the main-stage ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston's Annual Auto Fest returns on Monday along with a beer and wine garden, live music and more as part of the 85th Annual Livingston 4th of July Celebration, where various activities will be held throughout the day and into the evening for residents and visitors on or near ...

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NEW YORK CITY, NY — After graduating with honors from Livingston High School (LHS), Nidhi Ladda is already onto her next endeavor as she prepares to perform her Arangetram, or her solo Indian classical dance performance debut, at Carnegie Hall on July 9. In addition to studying business with a ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Residents of the Livingston area looking to try their hand at painting or another art form are invited to participate in one of the Livingston Arts Association’s six-week summer classes. Courses will be held indoors at the Livingston Senior and Community Center, located at 204 ...

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TRENTON, NJ — In the 2022 New Jersey Child Support Teen Media Contest, which this year awarded local youth who creatively celebrated their dreams and future achievements through the support of family, friends and loved ones, Livingston High School student Yaxuan Wang earned second place in the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, the Rotary Club of Livingston and Livingston PBA Local #263 invite community members to enjoy the return of the Livingston Summerfest food truck and music festival at the Livingston Memorial Oval. Throughout the day, participants will ...

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This article was written by Livingston High School student Vera Li, a student volunteer at the Livingston HuaXia Chinese School LIVINGSTON, NJ — After two years of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Livingston’s Chinese community finally came together at the annual Livingston Chinese Culture ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Livingston High School (LHS) student Jonah Ruderman’s video submission performance of “If I Were a Rich Man” has been nominated in the Outstanding Solo Performance category of the 2022 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre. The 2022 ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Under the direction of James Hegedus, the Livingston High School (LHS) Lancers Jazz Band recently received a Gold rating and was the only visiting high school band to earn such high praise at the Piscataway High School Jazz Festival. The band also received the award for Best ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Arts Council of Livingston (ACL) invites the community to visit its latest exhibit, “Flights of Fancy,” on Sunday, May 1, for an opening reception to be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the ACL Gallery. The ACL Gallery is a co-op organization sponsored by the ACL in a New ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the sixth consecutive year, Livingston Public Schools (LPS) has been honored with the "Best Communities for Music Education" designation from The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 23rd year, ...

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