Arts & Entertainment

Jeffries gets celeb backing in Newark mayor race

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Shavar (shah-VAHR') Jeffries has snagged a celebrity endorsement in his bid to become Newark's next mayor. Actress Eva Longoria came to Newark's largest city Monday to express her support for Jeffries, the former assistant ...

Montclair Film Festival Artistic Director: Event Offers Cultural, Economic Benefits

Montclair Film Festival Artistic Director Thom Powers says that film festival benefits the host municipality both culturally and economically.

‘Vagina Monologues’ to get New York run in Spanish

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican actress Kate del Castillo is taking a star turn off-Broadway with a Spanish-language version of the "Vagina Monologues" in the same Westside Theater where Eve Ensler's work was presented in 1999. Other Spanish-language ...

New exhibit features 17-ton Marilyn Monroe statue

HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — A larger-than-life sculpture of Marilyn Monroe is among the hundreds of works now on display in a New Jersey park. The 26-foot-tall "Forever Marilyn" created by 84-year-old sculptor Seward Johnson went on display Sunday at the ...

Seized Baseball Memorabilia Up for Auction

The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office is auctioning off about 750 pieces of baseball memorabilia seized in an undercover drug operation.

Industry Insiders Rally Support for State Film Tax Credit

After New Jersey's film tax incentive expired, projects moved from the Garden State elsewhere, particularly New York State. Insiders say this is costing jobs.

Community Events in NJ This Week

The weekend is here and if you’re looking for a fun activity this weekend or during the upcoming week, here is a list of events happening May 2 to 8.
Flyer for "I Can't Love Because of You". Photo Courtesy of Michael Jones.

Newark Native to Put on Theater Production at NJIT

Newark native Michael Jones prepares to put on a production, "I Can't Love Because of You", as a way to spread a message on serious topics while entertaining.

More non-gambling fun planned for AC this summer

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Volleyball Olympians, boxing matches between police and firefighters, a sand sculpting competition, free concerts on the beach, and daredevil plane pilots are just some of the non-gambling attractions Atlantic City has ...

Jersey City receives bids to save old theater

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials in Jersey City say several groups are vying for a chance to run a historic theater in the city's Journal Square neighborhood. Mayor Steven Fulop says four bids have been received for the restoration and management ...