State of the Art
The Westfield Art Association
will welcome Acrylic NeoExpressionist Josephine Barreiro on Sunday, January 16, from 2 to 4 p. m. at the Westfield Community Room, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield. For more information, please call (908) 2327058 or (908) 2323381.
The Reopening of Galleries
with Japanese Selections from the 20th century will be offered at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University on Hamilton Street in New Brunswick. For more information, please call (732) 9327237. or visit www. rutgers. edu.
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center will host The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe with Randy James Dance Works on Saturday, January 29, at 2 p. m. and Sunday, January 30, at 2 p. m. at Victoria Theater. For tickets and more information, please call 1888GONJPAC.
The Union County Arts Center will present a viewing of Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner as part of the 19992000 Classic Film Series on Wednesday, January 19, at 1 and 8 p. m. For more information, please call (732) 4998226 or contact www. ucac. org.
Arts & Entertainment
New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark will welcome the Art Ensemble of Chicago and the World Saxophone Quartet on Sunday, January 16, at 3 p. m. in Prudential Hall. For tickets and more information, please call 1888GONJPAC.
The Crossroads in Garwood will host Resin New Jack Lord on January 13; Grant Green Jr. on January 14; Royal Scam on January 15 and Juggling Suns on January 19. A Jazz Jam will be held on January 18. For more information, please call (908) 2325666.
Choral Art Society Schedules Concert Featuring Bach Pieces
The Choral Art Society rehearses Bach piece for January 22 concert.
WESTFIELD – The Choral Art Society of New Jersey, Inc. will perform the choral work of Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B Minor on Saturday, January 22, at 8 p. m. at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield.
James S. Little, Musical Director of the Society, will conduct the chorus and chamber orchestra. The soloists will be soprano, Andi Campbell; alto, Sharon Morrison; tenor Russell Weinberg; bass, Mark Watson; and pipe organist Sandor Szabo.
Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for senior citizens and students at the door.
The Choral Art Society of New Jersey, Inc. is a nonprofit, community chorus of about 80 singers dedicated to the study and performance of great choral works.
On Tuesday, January 25, at 8 p. m. the Society will conduct rehearsals at the choir room of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield for the Saturday, May 20, performance of Haydn’s “The Seasons.”
Auditions for Joseph Planned By Westfield, Plainfield Churches
WESTFIELD – First Congregational Church of Westfield and The United Church of Christ in
Plainfield will hold auditions for a youth production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
The auditions are open to youth from the surrounding communities in grades 712. The second leg of auditions will be held at the United Church of Christ in Plainfield on Saturday, January 15, at 2 p. m.
This is the first “theatrical” collaboration between these two churches. Rehearsals will begin in January and continue through March.
There will be two performances at each church beginning with the First Congregational Church of Westfield on Saturday and Sunday, March 18 and 19, and later at the United Church of Christ on Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26.
The First Congregational Church of Westfield is located at 125 Elmer Street, Westfield and the United Church of Christ is located at 220 West Seventh Street, Plainfield.
For more information or directions, please call (908) 2332494 in Westfield or (908) 7558658 in Plainfield.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International in New York City. All authorized performance materials also are supplied by, Music Theatre International in New York City.
JCC Sponsors Theater Trip To See Master Class in February
SCOTCH PLAINS – The Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Central New Jersey will offer a Theater Trip to the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick to see the 1996 Tony awardingwinning play, Master Class, on Saturday, February 12, at 8 p. m.
The play, which is about the life of opera diva Maria Callas, will star Rita Moreno.
Tickets are currently on sale. The deadline for ordering tickets is Monday, January 24. Tickets are $36 per person, including an orchestra seat and dessert in the theater after the show.
To register for the program, please call Susan at the JCC at (908) 8898800 or visit the JCC at 1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains.
Friends of County Arts Center Schedule Meeting for Jan. 24
RAHWAY – The Friends of Union County Arts Center (UCAC) will hold its second meeting on Monday, January 24, at 7 p. m. in the lobby of the theater at 1601 Irving Street in Rahway.
A volunteer organization, The Friends of UCAC has been created to organize theater merchandising and fundraising events to support the mission of the UCAC. Membership includes maintenance and restoration of the theater and programming an ideal theater schedule.
John McEwen, the Director of Development of the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, will conduct the meeting.
All members of the public are invited to join The Friends of UCAC.
For more information, please call the Box Office at (732) 4998226, Monday through Friday, 10 a. m. to 5 p. m., Thursdays until 7 p. m. and Saturdays from noon to 5 p. m.
Record of the Year: Ricky Martin, “Livin’ la Vida Loca”
Album of the Year: Santana, “Supernatural”
Song of the Year: Ricky Martin, “Livin’ la Vida Loca”
Best New Artist: Britney Spears
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance:
Britney Spears, “Baby One More Time”
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance:
Ricky Martin, “Livin’ la Vida Loca”
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal:
Backstreet Boys, “I Want It That Way”
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals: Santana featuring Rob Thomas, “Smooth”
Best Dance Recording: Jennifer Lopez, “Waiting for Tonight”
Best Pop Album: Backstreet Boys, “Millennium”
Best Female Rock Vocal Performance: Melissa Etheridge, “Angels Would Fall”
Best Male Rock Performance:
Lenny Kravitz, “American Woman”
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal:
Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Scar Tissue”
Best Hard Rock Performance:
Korn, “Freak on a Leash”
Best Rock Song: Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Scar Tissue”
Best Rock Album: Santana, “Supernatural”
Best Alternative Music Performance:
Fatboy Slim, “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby”
Best Female R& B Vocal Performance:
Whitney Houston, “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay”
Best Male R& B Vocal Performance:
R. Kelly, “When a Woman’s Fed Up”
Best R& B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal: TLC, “No Scrubs”
Best R& B Song: TLC, “No Scrubs”
Best R& B Album: TLC, “Fanmail”
Best Rap Solo Performance:
Eminem, “My Name Is”
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Eminem and Dr. Dre, “Guilty Conscience”
Best Rap Album: Eminem, “The Slim Shady LP”
Best Female Country Vocal Performance: Shania Twain, “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!”
Best Male Country Vocal Performance: Dwight Yoakam, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal:
Dixie Chicks, “Ready to Run”
Best Country Song: Dixie Chicks, “Ready to Run”
Best Country Album: Dixie Chicks, “Fly”
Best Soundtrack Album: Various Artists, The Prince of Egypt
Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, “The Prince of Egypt (When You Believe) from The Prince of Egypt
Jean McCullough Sets Special Demonstration Of Pen, Ink Techniques
SCOTCH PLAINS – The Scotch PlainsFanwood Arts Association will feature Jean McCullough of Westfield in a demonstration of pen and ink drawing on Wednesday, January 19, at 8 p. m. at the Fanwood Train Station on North Avenue.
According to Ms. McCullough who is an art teacher, she is capable of expressing herself in all media. However, drawing is the basis for landscape, floral, portrait or mural creations.
Ms. McCullough received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts and Education from Michigan State University and her graduate degree from Kean College of New Jersey.
She is a Past President of the Westfield Art Association and a presenter to the Art Educators of New Jersey Conference in 1993.
For the past 15 years, Ms. McCullough has been employed as an art teacher in the Newark Public School system. Her work has been exhibited throughout the state.
The Scotch Plains and Fanwood Arts Association will sponsor this demonstration. The public is invited to attend.
For more information, please contact Tom Yeager a (908) 3225438.
Film Festival Now Scheduled At Fanwood Library
Musical Club of Westfield Announces Audition Date
FANWOOD – The Fanwood Memorial Library will continue its film series with four new offerings this month. All films will begin at 7: 30 p. m. in the Fanwood Room of the library.
·It Happened One Night on Friday, January 14.
· The Shop Around the Corner
on Thursday, January 20.
· You’ve Got Mail on Friday, January 21.
·The Princess Bride on Friday, January 28.
Admission is free. For more information, please call the library at (908) 3226400. WESTFIELD – Auditions for active membership in the Music
Club of Westfield will be held on Wednesday, February 2, at 10: 45 a. m.
Membership is open to both male and female participants. Interested persons should call Evelyn Bleeke at (908) 2322173.
Carriage House Poetry Reading To Include Poets from Cranford
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New Jersey State Opera Guild Schedules Cooking Workshop
WESTFIELD – The New Jersey State Opera Guild will sponsor a cooking workshop with Executive Chef, Bruno Gubelmann, of the Auberge Swiss Restaurant in Berkeley Heights on Wednesday, January 19, from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. at a private home in Westfield.
A native of Switzerland, Chef Gubelmann studied at Swiss culinary schools and began his career working in European hotels and resorts.
Relocating to the United States, he worked at the Golden Horn in Aspen, Colo. He was then hired as
Executive Chef at the Manor in West Orange.
For the past 12 years, he has continued to garner acclaim at the Auberge Swiss restaurant which features continental cuisine and
SwissGerman specialties. Mr. Gubelmann presents food demonstrations and has been awarded medals at gourmet shows.
The workshop is part of a series held to benefit the New Jersey State Opera. Each session is $40 per person and includes a tasting of the dishes prepared in class.
For more information, please call Rosemary Bisio at (908) 2331522.
The New Jersey State Opera will open its Millennium Season with a production of Aida by Verdi on Friday, March 17, and Sunday,
March 19, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Two performances of Puccini’s
Tosca will follow on Friday, June 9, and Sunday, June 11. For tickets, please call (973) 6235775.
FRENCH ACCENT AT THE OPERA… Chef Sami el Sawi and his wife, Beatrice, proprietors of Le RendezVous Bistro in Kenilworth, demonstrated the preparation of French Mediterranean style dishes at a cooking workshop held recently in Westfield to benefit the New Jersey State Opera.
FANWOOD – Cranford poets Deborah LaVeglia and Joe Weil will offer the next reading in the Carriage House Poetry Reading Series on Thursday, January 20, at 8 p. m. at the Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center in Fanwood.
Ms. LaVeglia has been widely published in major poetry journals. She is the codirector of the “Poetswednesday” Poetry Reading Series at the Barron Arts Center
in Woodbridge. She also performs and leads workshops throughout the state.
She is currently the poetry editor of Black Swan Review and was the first prize winner in Fanwood’s 1999 “Fanny Wood Day” Poetry Competition.
Mr. Weil is the author of several books and publisher of Black Swan Review. His poetry and reviews have appeared in the Journal of New Jersey Poets and other publications. He is currently a Dodge Foundation Poet and has served as PoetinResidence at Union County College in Cranford.
Together, Ms. LaVeglia and Mr. Weil established the “Can of Corn” Poetry Readings in the early 1990s to help replenish charitable food banks, and they continue to promote “poetry with a social conscience.” They perform together regularly and often teamup as workshop leaders and presenters.
The January 20 reading is part of Fanwood’s comprehensive cultural arts program and is funded in part by a HEART Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
An open reading and refreshments will follow the featured readers. Admission is free and all are invited to attend. For more information, please call Ms. Kenny at (908) 8897223.
Kids ‘n’ Arts, Tots ‘n’ Arts Slated at Workshop for Arts
WESTFIELD – The winter session for Kids ‘n’ Arts and Tots ‘n’ Arts programs at the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts began on January 5 and will run through Thursday, March 9. Classes meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
These programs offer children from the ages of 18 months to 5 years the chance to experience discovery and expression through art, music and drama.
The Kids ‘n’ Arts program lasts two hours long. Each session begins with a 15minute greeting session called the “meet and greet.” During this time, the children are introduced to the theme of the day. They are then broken down into smaller groups for class time.
There are three 30minute sessions, each focusing on art, music or drama. The art session “emphasizes the expression of feelings and experience with a variety of media.” Drama focuses on cre ative movement through improvisational
concepts and theater games. The music portion teaches the children rhythm and pitch through a variety of instruments.
The last 15 minutes of the session is called “sharing and goodbye time.” This allows the children to share what they have learned from the day and hear other children’s personal experiences.
Tots ‘n’ Arts is for children 1836 months old and their caregivers. Children are introduced to singing, creative movement and the use of rhythm instruments. Sessions are 30 minutes each and are taught by an experienced teacher.
If there is enough demand, new classes may be opened on Wednesdays at 9: 15 a. m. and 10: 45 a. m. and at 9: 15 a. m. on Thursdays.
For more information on Tots ‘n’ Arts, Kids ‘n’ Arts or any of the other programs, please call (908) 7899696.
Dr. Stephen L. DeFelice
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‘Lounge Scene Series’ Exhibit Set at College
CRANFORD – Union County College’s Tomasulo Gallery will host Diana Jensen’s solo exhibition of paintings and drawings, “Lounge Scene Series,” from Friday, January 21, to Thursday, February 24.
M s . Jensen was inspired by h e r
s e v e n year career as a b a rtender in New York City when she created her pieces.
The exhibit will debut on January 21 with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p. m. The Gallery is located on the first floor of the MacKay Library on the Union County College campus. Gallery hours are from 1 to 4 p. m. on Mondays through Thursdays and on Saturdays. Evening hours are from 6 to 9 p. m. on Tuesdays through Thursdays.
For more information, please call the Tomasulo Gallery at (908) 7097155. a “tremendous barrier” which has
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