Friday, April 12, 2013
The Bergen Performing Arts Center, which is bringing its Music Speaks program to Fair Lawn in May, will offer a free trial class on April 24 at Life Movement Spirit and Dance Center on Saddle River Road.
An interactive early childhood music class for infants, toddlers and preschool-age children is coming to Fair Lawn. The Northern New Jersey non-profit performing arts center bergenPAC will begin offering its Music Speaks class at the Life Movement Spirit and Dance Center on Saddle River Road next month. Music Speaks, a music and movement program that caters to children from ages 2 months to 4 1/2 years, aims to allow children and their parents to discover music through a mixture of traditional and contemporary songs from around the world. The 45-minute classes introduce children to chants, finger plays and movements using a variety of age appropriate musical instruments. The eight-week spring session begins May 1 and all enrolled …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
USBands recently went behind the scenes with the Fair Lawn High School winter guard.
USBands, the national high school marching band circuit to which Fair Lawn belongs, recently filmed a behind the scenes video that features the school's winter guard team. Winter guard captains Michelle Adoni and Lisa Raghubans narrate the video, which was shot at Fair Lawn High School and captures scenes from the guard's 2013 show, "I Need You Love," which follows a young couple through various stage of their relationship. “The story is told by 10 students through use of experimental modern dance and incorporates props such as flags, sabers and rifles, choreographed to music performed by David Phelps,” director Patrick McLaughlin said. McLaughlin choreographed the show along with Jackie Echevarria and Patrick Wright, with help from Jeff …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Fair Lawn Public Schools students will have their artwork exhibited this week at the Community Center's annual student Arts Festival.
The annual Fair Lawn Public Schools Arts Festival kicks off Tuesday night at the Community Center with an opening reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The festival, which has artwork by students in kindergarten through 12th grade, will run through Thursday night. Tuesday's opening reception includes performances by the high school's drama students, catering by the culinary arts students and music by the strings students. Hundreds of students and their parents came out for last year's festival. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter in your inbox each morning
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Submarines, locomotives, trains and rifles are just some of the attractions there.
The Paterson Museumis a hidden treasure that few people know about. If you get the chance to visit, it's well worth the trip. Here's a taste of what you'll see there. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter in your inbox each morning
Monday, March 11, 2013
A theater review of Thomas Jefferson Middle School's production of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," which ran March 8 and 9.
It’s hard to follow last year’s extraordinary Thomas Jefferson Middle School production of “Annie” with hilarious performances by Trevor Braun and Bridget Maresca. But this year’s “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” was good enough to be called “great." Much is due to the amazing creative team of director Linda Roth, choreographer Lauren Salaterski and producer Cheryl Correia, who were joined this year by musical director Andrew Brummer. The fact that this team could meld together 46 young performers into such a funny, entertaining and uplifting show is amazing. The show was delicious, good to look at and a display of pure imagination. It is a timeless story by Roald Dahl of the world-famous candy man Willy Wonka and his quest to find …
An opening reception for Dr. Richard P Wedeen's digital photography exhibit at the Fair Lawn public library was held Sunday.
Inside Fair Lawn's Wayne Robbins caught up with physician, medical scientist and photographer Richard P. Wedeen at the opening reception of the local doctor's digital photography exhibit at the Fair Lawn Public Library's Pine Gallery. Wedeen's exhibit, "Native Arts: Photographs and Textiles from Africa, Asia and Latin America," which features images of indigenous textiles derived from ancestral designs, opened on Sunday and runs until April 27. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter in your inbox each morning
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The collage work of Fair Lawn resident and library circulation supervisor Alice Weisser is on display this month at the Maurice Pine Public Library.
The Fair Lawn public library is displaying the collage work of resident Alice Weisser, the library's circulation supervisor, in the display case at the library's entrance through March. Weisser, who lives in Fair Lawn, grew up expressing herself and her experiences through art. She enjoys working with collage, assembling pieces of myriad images taken from magazines and photographs. Her collages range from abstract works to animated personal stories. Weisser has a Fine Arts degree from the Philadelphia College of Art and spent many years working as a freelance graphic artist for ad agencies and publishers in New York City before transitioning to her current role at the Fair Lawn public library. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Reality show "The Real Girls of the Bada Bing" features Satin Dolls, the Lodi club where scenes were filmed for The Sopranos. CAUTION: ADULT LANGUAGE AND SCENES IN VIDEO
A new reality show in development features Bergen County's Satin Dolls, the gentlemen's club best known as the fictional "Bada Bing!" from The Sopranos. Tom Murro, a celebrity journalist and the show's executive producer, said it's like a mix between Jersey Shore, The Real Housewives of New Jersey and The Sopranos. "It's going to be awesome," Murro said. "There's a lot more swearing and violence. No table flipping, though." Satin Dolls, the real club where scenes from The Sopranos were filmed, is located on Route 17 in Lodi. The show takes a look at the drama in the lives of the club's dancers — one is paying her way through college, another struggles with self-esteem — and they all fight with each other over tips. "It's like a little …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Dr. Richard P Wedeen, a local physician, will have some of his photographs displayed at the Fair Lawn public library from March 10 through April 27.
An area doctor's photographs of textiles from around the world will be on display at the Fair Lawn Library's Pine Gallery from March 10 through April 27. Dr. Richard P. Wedeen's exhibit, "Native Arts: Photographs and Textiles from Africa, Asia and Latin America," features images of indigenous textiles derived from ancestral designs that capture the vitality of a variety of world cultures. Wedeen, a professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, said he's endlessly fascinated by trying to capture people engaged in daily and ceremonial activities with their traditional fabrics. His photographs have won three first place awards and a Best in Show award in New Jersey, and he's exhibited photographs at the Weiner Library …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Mark Serkin, 17, will compete against 10 other finalists from across New York and New Jersey in the Pearl & Julius Young Music Competition at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown.
Fair Lawn High School junior and classical cellist Mark Serkin is one of 11 finalists from New York and New Jersey who will compete in a public musical event at the College of Saint Elizabeth in March. Sponsored by The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, the 2013 Pearl & Julius Young Music Competition is open to classical instrumentalists ages 16 to 22. The finalists will compete at Dolan Hall on the College of Saint Elizabeth campus in Morristown from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. The event is free and open to the public. Serkin, the only Bergen County finalist, took up the cello when he was 14 and currently studies at the Mannes College of Music Preparatory Division in New York City. Last month, he took second place in the Korean …