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Two Franklin High School Seniors Among Statewide Arts Award Winners

Two Franklin High School Seniors Among Statewide Arts Award Winners

Two Franklin High School seniors are among 90 student performers who will be honored May 24 at the 37th Annual Governor’s Awards in Arts Education ceremony. Franklin students receiving awards are Josephine Sesay for performing arts and Kalimah White for dramatic monologue and performing arts. Sesay said in her biography for the awards that she […]

Playhouse Show Choir – With Two Township Residents – To Perform At Villagers

Playhouse Show Choir – With Two Township Residents – To Perform At Villagers

Two township residents are among the 70 singers and dancers of the Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir performing at the Villagers Theatre on May 14. Billed as “Paper Mill Sings,” the special performance will feature production numbers from popular Broadway shows including Newsies, West Side Story, Mary Poppins, The Wiz, A Bronx Tale, Disney’s High […]

Steinbrück, Seggio Winners Of County Excellence In The Arts Awards

Steinbrück, Seggio Winners Of County Excellence In The Arts Awards

Two township residents have won Excellence in the Arts awards from the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission. Michael Steinbrück is a winner of the Arts in the Community award, and Terri Seggio is a winner of the Arts in Education Award. Steinbrück, chairman of the Franklin Township Cultural Arts Council, was nominated for the […]

Curtain’s Up March 10 On FHS Production Of ‘Sister Act’

Curtain’s Up March 10 On FHS Production Of ‘Sister Act’

The Franklin High School vocal music department’s production of “Sister Act” will debut at 7:30 p.m. March 10 in the school’s theater. “Sister Act” is based on the hit 1992 eponymous movie, about a lounge singer on the run from her mob boyfriend after she accidentally witness him kill a suspected informant. The singer, Deloris […]

Franklin High School Wind Ensemble Performs With Rutgers University Symphony Band

Franklin High School Wind Ensemble Performs With Rutgers University Symphony Band

Submitted by Suzanne Kafas. The Franklin High School Wind Ensemble participated in the Rutgers University Mid-Atlantic Band Festival Feb. 17 at the Nicholas Music Center on Douglas Campus. Under the organization and direction of Professor Darryl Bott and Demetrios Papadopoulos, students spent the afternoon participating in clinics where they were able to listen to advanced […]

Nominations Sought For Excellence In The Arts Awards

Nominations Sought For Excellence In The Arts Awards

Submitted by Somerset County Freeholders. Do you know an individual or organization that demonstrates exemplary leadership and dedication to the fine and performing arts in Somerset County? If so, Freeholder Brian D. Levine invites you to nominate them for the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission’s 2017 Excellence in the Arts Awards. The deadline is […]

FHS Vocal Students Sparkle In Annual Winter Cabaret

FHS Vocal Students Sparkle In Annual Winter Cabaret

The annual Franklin High School Choir Winter Cabaret opened Jan. 20, featuring the voices of 22 students and their vocal teacher. The two-day annual event is sponsored by the FHS Choir Parents and the school’s vocal music department. The Choir Parents use their proceeds to help fund the five annual scholarships awarded to graduating students […]

FHS Winter Cabaret Scholarship Fundraiser Set For Jan. 20, 21

FHS Winter Cabaret Scholarship Fundraiser Set For Jan. 20, 21

The annual Franklin High School Winter Cabaret scholarship fundraiser is set for Jan. 20 and 21 in the high school cafeteria. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. both days. The cabaret, which features performances from the vocal students of Timothy Walton, is the largest fundraiser of the year for the FHS Choir Parents Association. The association […]

Award-Winning ‘American Son’ Presented At George Street Playhouse Feb. 7-26

Award-Winning ‘American Son’ Presented At George Street Playhouse Feb. 7-26

An award-winning play dealing with race and the law will be presented by George Street playhouse, and will be preceded with a special event in January. “American Son,” which earned the 2016 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award for a new play by an emerging playwright, will be performed at the New Brunswick theater on Feb. 7-26. Written […]

Township Teen Portrays Young Michael Bivins In BET Biopic About New Edition

Township Teen Portrays Young Michael Bivins In BET Biopic About New Edition

Dante Hoagland has come a long way since voicing the letter “U” on Sesame Street. The 13-year-old township resident has appeared in a movie with Woody Allen, in music videos, commercials and in independent movies. But it’s his latest role that Hoagland – and his mom, Nicole – believes will put him over the top. […]