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Updated: ‘Where Is Jonah Now?’ Slated For FHS Performance

Updated: ‘Where Is Jonah Now?’ Slated For FHS Performance

Update: An encore performance of the show has been set for 7 p.m., Oct. 24 at Franklin High School. Tickets can be purchased at the door.   An original musical written by a township resident will have its debut Sept. 19 at Franklin High School on Elizabeth Avenue. The show, “Where Is Jonah Now?” is written […]

Unity Bank Hosts Exhibit Of Township Artists

Unity Bank Hosts Exhibit Of Township Artists

The work of eight township artists is on display through October at Unity Bank, 120 Cedar Grove Lane. The bank is hosting the exhibit of paintings and photographs in conjunction with the Franklin Township Cultural Arts Council. The exhibit, which is open during branch lobby operating hours, features work from members of the council’s visual […]

Updated: Township Native Advances On NBC’s ‘The Voice’

Updated: Township Native Advances On NBC’s ‘The Voice’

  Contributed by Terrence J. Ladd. Update: Vachal is now a member of Adam Levine’s team, after being picked at the conclusion of the Oct. 26 round. Original story: A township native has advanced to the next round of competition on NBC’s “The Voice” singing competition. Amy Vachal, a 2007 graduate of Rutgers Preparatory School, […]

Jazz Concert Set For Villagers, To Benefit Fundraising Drive

Jazz Concert Set For Villagers, To Benefit Fundraising Drive

Jazz vocalist Carrie Jackson will appear at the Villagers Theatre Oct. 16 for a one-night concert to benefit the theater’s “Yellow Brick Road” campaign. The concert is set for 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Jackson has appeared in such venues as New York City’s Birdland and the Irridium. All proceeds from the event go toward […]

Fifth Annual CanalFest Set For Oct. 17

Fifth Annual CanalFest Set For Oct. 17

The 5th Annual CanalFest, featuring music, crafts and food, is set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at East Millstone Park, Amwell Road and Market Street. A fundraiser for the Franklin Township Food Bank, the event features live musical performances by Motor City Revue, Swing Sabrosa, The VooDUDES, Screamin Rebel Angels, Ms. Laurie […]

Villagers’ Teen Camp Offers Experience on The Boards

Villagers’ Teen Camp Offers Experience on The Boards

Three weeks of auditioning, writing and rehearsing came to a head July 16 for more than two dozen local teens as they took to the stage at Villagers Theatre. The students were part of the Villagers’ Teen Performance Workshop camp, which gives youths aged 12 to 16 years a taste of what it’s like to prepare […]

Villagers Theatre Kicks Off Fundraising Effort With Senior Performing Arts Festival

Villagers Theatre Kicks Off Fundraising Effort With Senior Performing Arts Festival

Performers from eight counties in New Jersey will gather at the Villagers Theatre, DeMott Lane, June 27 and 28 for the Senior Performing Arts Festival. The festival is the kickoff event for the theatre’s fundraising campaign, in which it hopes to raid money for a new HVAC system. The performances are at 3 and 7:30 […]

FHS’ Production Of ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Nominated For ‘Rising Star’ Awards

FHS’ Production Of ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Nominated For ‘Rising Star’ Awards

Students and staff involved with Franklin High School’s production of “Jekyll & Hyde” have been nominated for a variety of “Rising Star Awards” from the Paper Mill Playhouse of Millburn. Created in 1996, the Rising Star Awards is a statewide competition designed to “encourage and reward exceptional accomplishments in the production of high school musical theatre,” […]

Photo Gallery: Middle School’s ‘Annie Jr.’ Used As Fundraiser For Township Food Bank

Photo Gallery: Middle School’s ‘Annie Jr.’ Used As Fundraiser For Township Food Bank

The cast of “Annie Jr.”, running at Franklin Middle School through April 19, is using the performances as fundraisers for the Franklin Township Food Bank. The idea for the fundraiser was spurred by the Franklin High School cast of “Jekyll & Hyde,” which raised $3,000 for the food bank over five performances earlier this year. […]

Hub City Music Festival Performances Set

Hub City Music Festival Performances Set

The 3rd annual Hub City Music Festival benefitting Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen in New Brunswick is set for April 9-19. In addition to venues in Highland Park and New Brunswick, the festival will feature performances at Better World Market, Route 27 in Somerset. The festival is presented by the New Brunswick Cultural Center and Iguana Music, […]