Monday, April 22, 2013
Multiple Grammy winner's sentencing adjourned to May 6. Singer did not pay taxes on three years' worth of earnings.
Sentencing in the federal tax evasion case against singer Lauryn Hill, who rose to fame as part of The Fugees and for her 1998 solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, was adjourned Monday until May 6 after a dispute arose over how much she actually owes. The 37-year-old singer and South Orange resident pleaded guilty in June 2012 to failing to pay taxes on $1.8 million in income earned in 2005, 2006 and 2007. The eight-time Grammy winner earned most of that income from music and film royalties and also owned at least four businesses. Sitting in Newark federal court, Judge Madeline Cox Arleo took Hill to task for failing to pay off the more than $500,000 in federal taxes she owes despite earlier promises to do so before her …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Mike Engle and Tony Caggiano tryout for gig at soon-to-open Jimmy Buffett restaurant in Atlantic City.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Festival takes its name from first motion picture studio built by Thomas Edison.
The Black Maria Film & Video Festival returns to Caldwell on Saturday, April 20. The festival will be held once again at Caldwell Flowerland, 329 Bloomfield Ave., at 4:30 p.m. The Black Maria takes its name from the first motion picture studio designed and built by Thomas Edison in 1893. The 90-minute program will feature a selection of this year’s winners of short international films with commentary by a festival spokesperson. Tickets are $12 each and are available in advance at Flowerland as well as at the door on the day of the event. Festival goers can receive a 20 percent discount on dinner by showing their movie ticket at Cedar Grill, The Cloverleaf Tavern, Ocha Sushi and Hog Wild BBQ. The event is sponsored by the Caldwell …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Students in grades 6 through 9 invited to spring break lock-in at Caldwell Public Library.
The Caldwell Public Library is hosting a Young Adult Lock-In for students in grades 6 through 9 during spring break on Monday, April 8, at 5:30 p.m. At the lock-in, the library will show the critically acclaimed film set during the French Revolution, Les Miserables, and serve French refreshments. The musical drama based on Victor Hugo's novel includes Oscar winner Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried. Jailed for stealing a loaf of bread, Prisoner 24601 (Jean Valjean) is released on parole after a 19-year sentence. As the persistent Inspector Javert pursues him, we’ll follow Valjean’s transition from parole-breaker to mayor to caretaker of a young girl named Cosette. To reserve a spot for this night out, call 973…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Trinity Academy, West Essex High School artwork displayed in Newark's Hall of Records as part of Art Educators of New Jersey exhibit.
Thursday, April 4
Artwork from five students at Caldwell’s Trinity Academy and three West Essex High School students recently graced the first-floor lobby of Newark’s Hall of Records as part of the Art Educators of New Jersey student art exhibit, county officials announced. On March 19, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and the Art Educators of New Jersey welcomed a total of 75 students for the ninth consecutive year from throughout the county, who range in age from elementary to high school students. The student’s artwork included lifelike portraits, paintings and drawings. “Essex County has some very creative and talented student artists at all age levels from elementary to high school. The original artwork that is included in our exhibit is…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Melissa Guion visits West Caldwell Public Library to read and talk about her new book, 'Baby Penguins Everywhere.' Guion shows Patch how to draw a penguin in 30 seconds.
Melissa Guion was clearly tickled to be back at her childhood library Wednesday reading to a roomful of pre-schoolers. The author and illustrator of the newly released Baby Penguins Everywhere (Philomel, 2012) told the curious young readers how she grew up in West Caldwell and attended Washington Elementary School. She said she played on the playground there and planned to drive by after the program to see if it still looked like she remembered. Baby Penguins Everywhere is Guion's first book in a three-book contract with Philomel, an imprint of Penguin Books. It was selected for The Original Art 2012 exhibition at the Society of Illustrators. The book tells the story of a lonely penguin who comes upon a magical top hat. When the penguin …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Author/illustrator Melissa Guion will read her book at the West Caldwell Public Library Wednesday.
Author/illustrator Melissa Guion will return to her childhood library Wednesday to read from her new book, Baby Penguins Everywhere. Guion will be reading and talking to children at the West Caldwell Public Library at 4 p.m. In addition to Baby Penguins Everywhere, which was selected for The Original Art 2012 exhibition at the Society of Illustrators, she will read other penguin books and children will create a penguin craft. “I can remember going there as a little girl, it's going to be crazy to go back as an author,” Guion posted on her Facebook page. “I wonder if they'll make me pay my fines?” Baby Penguins Everywhere is Guion’s first book. In the story, when a magic hat discovered by a lonely penguin produces baby penguins, one must …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
A look at what's going on this weekend in and around the Caldwells.
Events in the Caldwells Gould School Performs 'Honk' Friday, 7 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m. Gould School 132 Gould Ave., North Caldwell $5 North Caldwell Partnership for Education will perform Honk! Students in grades 4-6 will be performing "Honk! A Musical Tale of the Ugly Duckling." Tickets are available at www.ncpartnership.org. Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door. “Kiss Me Kate” – James Caldwell High School 2013 Spring Musical Friday and Saturdy, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. James Caldwell High School 265 Westville Ave., West Caldwell $10 Cole Porter's jazzy play-within-a-play is comprised of 111 student actors, orchestra members and stage crew members led by Theatre Arts Director Jensyn Modero. Tickets available online at www.Showtix4U.…
Monday, March 18, 2013
Photos from Shakespeare and Friends Speak of Love, Puppets and Poetry, Bedtime Math Pajama Party and Girl Talk: A Poetry Reading for Women's History Month.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Things to do in and around the Caldwells this weekend.
CALDWELL Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association Annual Conference First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell Bloomfield and Roseland Avenues Saturday, March 16 9:30 a.m. $20 This is a unique opportunity for those interested in the history of the 22nd and 24th President of the United States, Grover Cleveland, and his connection to the town of Caldwell. Boxed lunches and the special 100th Anniversary cake will be served to the participants. Dr. David Cowell, president of the GCBMA’s Board of Trustees and a noted New Jersey historian, will begin the proceedings with a brief talk on the origins of the GCBMA and how it preserves the legacy of Caldwell-born President Grover Cleveland. On display will be the new plans and drawings of the …