Arts & Entertainment

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 Feb. 28 to March 6.

St. Patrick’s Day Parades Around NJ

St. Patrick's Day is March 17. There are many parades scheduled throughout the state to celebrate, starting March 1.

Read Across America Events In NJ

Events celebrating National Read Across America Day are scheduled throughout New Jersey.

Huge Marilyn Monroe statue to leave California

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A massive statue of Marilyn Monroe that has turned heads for two years in Palm Springs is headed east. The Riverside Press-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1c83Ctm ) says the 26-foot-tall, 34,000-pound statue will be ...

Man gets 8 months for One Direction bomb threat

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey man will spend eight months in federal prison for calling in a phony bomb threat to a Pennsylvania arena before a concert last summer by boy band One Direction. Federal prosecutors said 47-year-old William H. ...

Delaware, Nevada sign online poker agreement

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Poker players in Delaware and Nevada will soon be allowed to compete against one another online. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a multi-state Internet gambling agreement on Tuesday that ...

Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke working on book

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Bernanke, who stepped down last month after eight years as chairman of the Federal Reserve, is planning a memoir. Bernanke told The Associated Press on Monday that he will focus not just on the Fed's response to the 2008 ...

Kiss says it won’t play at Rock HOF induction

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Kiss won't rock and roll all night — or at any point during the day, either — when they are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. The 40-year-old band is unable to agree on which lineup should perform ...

Owner shuts down Sandy-damaged amusement park

SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey amusement park that was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy has been shut down by its owner. Jay Gillian told The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1mA85sS) that the storm damage was among ...

Verbatim Theater Sparks Conversation in Trenton

Passage Theatre Company is holding a staged reading of "Profiles," which contains dialogue from interviews of Trenton residents discussing race.