Thursday, January 24, 2013
On Feb. 10 Willow Grove Church will hold the 7th annual Mardi Gras Jazz Worship Service.
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Thursday, January 24
The following information was provided by Willow Grove Presbyterian Church. On Sunday, February 10, we invite the community to our seventh annual Willow Grove Presbyterian Church Mardi Gras Jazz Worship Service beginning at 10:00 am at the church in Scotch Plains. A delicious brunch will follow the service. Willow Grove Church's Pastor, The Rev. Cynthia Cochran-Carney, gives perspective on the celebration. "Although the current traditions of Mardi Gras in New Orleans seem far from a Christian celebration of God's love for humanity in Jesus Christ, we can reclaim those religious roots and enjoy the rich musical traditions of jazz, gospel and spirituals that give a voice to our faith." Listen to and sing a variety of jazz gospel pieces…
Monday, January 7, 2013
On Jan. 27 The Dixie Mix Dixieland band will perform a jazz concert at Willow Grove Church in Scotch Plains.
The following information was provided by Willow Grove Church. The Dixie Mix Dixieland Band will perform a noon time Jazz Concert on Sunday, Jan. 27 at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains. Included in the price of admission is a lunch with pulled pork sandwiches, beverages and dessert. Lunch will begin at 11:30 am downstairs in the church fellowship hall with the concert at approximately 12:30 pm in the sanctuary. Admission to both lunch and the concert is $10 for adults and teenagers, $5 for children from 5 to 12 years old, with a one family maximum of $25 and no charge for children under 5 years old. Those coming to lunch and the concert may also want to attend our contemporary Sunday worship service at 10 am, with …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Ware, a well known free jazz player throughout New York City, passed away on Oct. 18 due to complications from a previous kidney transplant.
David S. Ware, a saxophonist who helped lead the resurgence of the free jazz movement in New York City, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 18 in New Brunswick, NJ. Ware was born in Plainfield, NJ but grew up in Scotch Plains and attended Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. He later went on to attend Berklee College of Music. According to Wikipedia, he resided in New York City for 14 years while working as a cab driver. He later moved back to Scotch Plains. Suffering from kidney disease, at age 60, Ware received a kidney transplant from one of his fans. The donation followed an email sent out to over 1,000 of Ware's fans. Patricia Parker, wife of Ware’s long-time collaborator bassist William Parker, shared on jazzcorner.com’s bulletin board: …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Cruise over to a Classic Car Show or kick your shoes off and enjoy an old fashion clambake. This weekend all about having fun!
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Friday, September 14, 2012
This weekend offers a number of events for you and your family to enjoy. You can attend the opening reception at the Visual Arts Center of NJ or maybe you would like to jam at one of the live music performances. The fun continues at the 16th Annual Antique/Classic Car Show and there is an old fashion Clambake at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 355. Expect a three-alarm fire in your mouth when you sample the chili cook off. Join local fireman as they cheer on their local firehouse chefs. Please refer to the Patch calendars for more events and feel free to add your event to the calendar. If you do attend an event, please share your photos and write a short free blog so everyone can see the fun had by all. Friday Opening Reception for …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Music fills the air this weekend and beyond as Union County comes alive with the sound of music. The choices vary from a delightful duet to the music of the movies with something for everyone.
Friedrich Nietzsche once said “Without music, life would be a mistake.” There is no mistaking that this weekend is filled with beautiful music in Union County. You can listen to a free concert by Mezzo Soprano Kathryn Krasovec or stop by and enjoy Madame Pat Tandy perform at the Salem Roadhouse Café. Reeves-Reed Arboretum is presenting Marquee Melodies: The Music of the Movies offering an opportunity for a sing-along. No matter which genre of music you prefer, there is something for everyone this weekend. Check out the Patch calendars for more events and feel free to add your event to the calendar. Friday Laura Hull Presents Marquee Melodies: The Music of the Movies Reeves-Reed Arboretum and NJ Jazz Society is co-sponsoring Jazz on the …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Jazz music, family story time, and art galleries galore! Don't miss these standout events happening in your town this week.
The Scotch Plains & Fanwood Arts Association will hold its 46th Annual Members Art Show at the Scotch Plains Fanwood Library’s Gallery from March 31, 2012 to April 28, 2012. The Arts Association is a group of local artists who meet four times a year for workshops or demonstrations at the Patricia Kuran Cultural Arts Center in Fanwood. Original works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, photography, graphite/pencil, and mixed media will be exhibited. Fanwoodian families are invited to attend Family Storytime at the Fanwood Memorial Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10. Children under 4 yrs. should be seated with a parent or caring adult. Prior Sign-up is NOT required. Come as you are; pajamas or sleepytime attire is …