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UNION COUNTY LOCALSOURCE LOCALSOURCE.COM THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011 PAGE
Stepping Out is a weekly calendardesigned to guide our readers to themany arts and entertainment events inthe Union County area. The calendaris open to all groups and organizationsin the Union County area. To placeyour free listing, send information to:Worrall Community Newspapers, 1291Stuyvesant Ave., P.O. Box 3109,Union, NJ 07083 or editorials thvlo-calsource.com.
ART SHOWSKENILWORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY'SGALLERY, ON THE BOULEVARDinvites the public to visit during themonth of April to experience thepaintings of resident LAURABROWN. Working in both oils andwatercolors, Brown focuses on nar-rative and the "Telling of Stories inPaint." Brown received both a bache-lor of fine arts and a post graduateteaching certificate from The Schoolof Visual Arts in New York City. Inaddition to a solo exhibit at the PearlStreet Gallery in Elizabeth, Brown'swork has also been on display at TheArtist Framers Gallery in Cranford,and The Center for Visual Arts inSummit. Brown accepts commis-sions to do portraits, pet portraits andhouse portraits. She also currentlyteaches art to children and adultsboth privately as well as through theArts Guild of New Jersey.
THE LES MALAMUT ARTGALLERY will host an exhibit enti-tled "UNIQUE VISIONS" throughApril 29. Featured will be 25 artworks by six New Jersey artists.This multimedia exhibit includes oiland pastel paintings, collages andphotography. The award winningartists in the group have beenexhibiting together since 2008. Theyinclude Michal Barkai of Livingston,Ann Frommer of Chatham, CharlesMiller of Ringoes, Dorothy Siclare ofMillington, Doreen Valenza of Liv-ingston and Rosalia Tignini ofRoselle Park. All artwork is for sale.The Gallery is located on the lowerlevel of Union Public Library, 1980Morris Ave, Union. The exhibit isfree and open to the public duringregular library hours. It is handi-capped accessible. Visit lesmala-mutartgallery. web.officelive. com orcall 908-851-5450 for information.
On the first Thursday of eachmonth, the city of Rahway will hostan ARTS DISTRICT OPEN HOUSEin the downtown area between TheArts Guild on Irving Street and Sem-inary Avenue, and Elm Street at Irv-ing Street from 6 to 9 p.m. TheseFirst Thursday events include visualarts exhibits, live music, crafts, playreadings, free dance lessons andother arts activities at several loca-tions in the area.
BOOKSKENILWORTH PUBLIC LIBRARYannounced that JAYANTI TAMM,AUTHOR OF "CARTWHEELS INA SARI: A MEMOIR OF GROWINGUP CULT," will be the special guestof the library's book discussiongroup on Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. Atthis meeting, Tamm will share withmembers of the book group what itwas like to be born to parents whohad been indoctrinated into the NewYork cult of Sri Chinmoy and shortlythereafter proclaimed by the guru ashis chosen successor. "Cartwheels
in a Sari" was given a four out of fourstar review in People Magazine andwas also reviewed favorably in theSunday book review section of TheNew York Times. Participation in thelibrary book discussion group is freeand open to all members of the gen-eral public. New members arealways welcome and no previousexperience with a book discussiongroup is required. Because space islimited, preregistration is requestedand can be done at the library or bycalling 908-276-2451 during regularlibrary hours. Copies of "Cartwheelsin a Sari" will be available for checkout at the library's circulation deskand residents of other communitiesare encouraged to inquire regardinghow they might be eligible for bor-rowing privileges at the Kenilworthlibrary.
HILLSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY willhave its SPRING BOOK SALE dur-ing regular library hours. From April14 to 20, books, new and used, plusa selection of videos, compact disksand audio books will be on sale atrock bottom prices.
CONCERTSSALEM ROADHOUSE CAFE, 829Salem Rd., Union, announced itsApril 9 show featuring DAMN THETORPEDOES, with opening per-formance by MELINDA DAVIS. Boththe Torpedoes and Melinda haveplayed at the Roadhouse before toappreciative audiences. Show timeis 7.30 p.m., with doors opening at 7p.m. Admission includes hot andcold snacks, beverages, gourmetcoffees and teas and desserts. The
Roadhouse cafe is known for itsexcellent stage presentations,superb sound and professionalshow atmosphere, all in an intimate,first class nightclub setting. Unmis-takably the East Coast's most prolif-ic Tom Petty Tribute Band, DamnThe Torpedoes have been mesmer-izing audiences throughout TheNew York Tri-State area since form-ing in fall of 2007. Formed and front-ed by singer/songwriter and NewJersey native Rich Kubicz, DTT arerounded out by some of the tri-statearea's top musicians: Saul Abramson bass guitar and backing vocals,Jimi Alan on lead guitar, Conrad Val-dini on drums and backing vocalsand Derek Derosier on keyboards,harmonica and backing vocalsMelinda Davis has been performingfor several years playing her ownbrand of original music. Melindaalways delights the crowd and playsstraight from the heart.
PIANIST AND COMPOSER JIMBRICKMAN will perform a one-night-only concert at the GENEAND SHELLEY ENLOW RECITALHALL AT KEAN UNIVERSITY onApril 16 at 7:30 p.m. Brickman hasrevolutionized the sound of solopiano with his pop-style instrumen-tals and star-studded vocal collabo-rations. His romantic piano soundshave made him the best selling solopiano artist of our time. Brickman'ssignature style of playing and song-writing has brought him two Gram-my nods, six gold and platinumalbums, and 28 charted adult radiohits. He recently tied for most num-ber one CDs on Billboard's NewAge Chart and currently has four of
its top 10 spots. His best-knowncompositions include the chart-top-pers Valentine, The Gift, Love of MyLife, Simple Things and Peace. Hehas established a reputation for hiscollaborations with many giftedmusical artists that include: MartinaMcBride, Gerald Levert, Lady Ante-bellum, Matt Giraud, Michael W.Smith, Kenny Loggins, Carly Simon,Herb Alpert, Collin Raye, MichaelBolton, Sara Evans, DonnyOsmond, Olivia Newton-John, andfour American Idol finalists. Brick-man's performance at Enlow Hallwill feature songs from his recentCD entitled "Home."
THE MOUNTAINSIDE COMMUNI-TY CHORUS presents its INAU-GURAL CONCERT featuringGABRIEL FAUR'S REQUIEM ANDMAURICE DURUF'S REQUIEM,complete with professional orches-tra and soloists. The concert will beon April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Communi-ty Presbyterian Church in Mountain-side. Often performed in the sameconcert, these two monumentalpieces offer luxurious orchestral tex-tures, soaring melodies and dramat-ic representations of French roman-tic music. Members of the chorusare comprised of volunteer singersfrom Mountainside, Summit, Plain-field, Berkeley Heights, Westfieldand other surrounding towns. Theconcert is free of charge and opento the public. A reception will follow.The concert will be under the direc-tion of Joseph Hill and will featuresoloists Jennifer Check, sopranoand Scott Taylor, baritone. For infor-mation, call 908-232-9490 or visitcpcmountainside. com.
Summit High School students Emma Radest and Philip Jahl, second from left,are joined by SHS music teachers Alex Bocchino, left, and Steve Rapp followingthe performance of the Summit High School Wind Ensemble at the Central Jer-sey Music Educators Concert Band Festival on March 22 at South BrunswickHigh School. Bocchino and Rapp directed the ensemble's performance. TheSHS Wind Ensemble won a Silver Award, and Emma and Philip received out-standing musicianship awards for their solos on flute and French horn, respec-tively.
AN EASTER MUSICAL, "RAISETHE CROWN" will be presented bythe choir of Connecticut FarmsPresbyterian Church, 888Stuyvesant Ave., Union, on April 16at 7 p.m. Admission is free. A spec-tacular cantata, powerful music andmoving narration brings the truemeaning of the Easter season to life.
HOBBIESHave you ever wanted to LEARNHOW TO SEW but never found thetime? Well, there is no time like thepresent. Come join us and learnhow to take your measurements;how to lay, cut and mark a pattern;how to sew darts, seams and seamfinishes; how to apply pockets, zip-pers and buttonholes; how toredesign a pattern; how to make apattern; how to design your owngarment and much more. For infor-mation, contact Nina at TerminalEnds at 909-688-9416.
Back by popular demand, KENIL-WORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY is part-nering with the MORRIS MUSEUMto offer a series of THREELUNCHTIME TRAVEL PRO-GRAMS for those who are lookingto get away, even if only vicariously.With the focus again on populartravel destinations, the series willlaunch on April 12 with a programabout the British Isles, followed onMay 10 by a presentation on travelto Alaska and Canada. The serieswill conclude on June 14 with afocus on sunny Mexico. Each pro-gram will run for approximately onehour, with attendees encouraged tobring a brown bag lunch; the librarywill provide coffee and dessert. Aspecial treat awaits those whoattend the June 14 session. Atten-dees of these programs are encour-aged to bring along and share anyof their own travel photos fromthese destinations. Refreshmentswill be served at 11:45 a.m., with theactual program to begin promptly atnoon. Because space is limited,preregistration is required and prior-ity signup will be given to Kenilworthresidents. Registration may bedone in person at the library or bycalling 908-276-2451 during regularlibrary hours. The Kenilworth libraryis located at 548 Boulevard. Forinformation about the library, visitwww. kenilworthlibrary. org.
MOVIESCRANFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY iscontinuing its ongoing CLASSICFILM NIGHT every Thursday at 7p.m. The films run the gamut frommystery, comedy and romance tothrillers and melodramas. To reviewthe list of films in the series, visitwww.cranford.com/library and clickon "Events." The films will be shownat Cranford Comm