Monday, January 28, 2013
The 2nd Annual Seth Boyden Parent-Staff Talent Show raised more than $800 for the PTA on Friday night.
Monday, January 28
A little snow did little to frighten away the Seth Boyden School faithful on Friday night as parents, students and friends of the school turned out for the 2nd Annual Seth Boyden Spotlight Parent-Staff Talent Show. The auditorium was about 75 percent full as fans came to cheer Principal Mark Quiles and parent luminaries like Marco Ranieri, Charlie Pollock, Bud Mishkin, Bruno Lee and Kendra Thyne as they exhibited their respective professional music, theater, media, jazz and ballet credentials. The event, organized by Kelly Heinze, raised more than $800 for the Seth Boyden PTA. PTA President Susie Adamson, Patti Killian, Jesse Reyes, A.J. DeLuca, Maureen Koppenaal, Ms. Bathmann, Mr. Edgerton, Tim Welch, Raquel Horn and Joanne Mayberry also …
Friday, January 25, 2013
2nd Annual Seth Boyden Spotlight shines a light on local talent that has made it big time.
From the Oakland Ballet to Broadway, some parents at Seth Boyden Demonstration School have serious creative credentials. Take Charlie Pollock, for example. Pollock has originated roles on Broadway including Dwayne Rhodes in 9 to 5: The Musical. He's also played Bobby Strong on Broadway in Urinetown. But the bright lights of Broadway haven't gone to Pollock's head. Indeed, he'll be playing Maplewood later this month, performing a song from the musical "Once" at the 2nd Seth Boyden Spotlight Parent-Staff Talent Show on Friday, January 25 at the Seth Boyden Auditorium. Starting last year, talented parents and staffers at Seth Boyden — both amateur and professional — put their performing talents to good use for the school through a "Spotlight…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Patch editors score tickets to live taping of 'America's Got Talent' at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark – and they liked what they saw
Even despite my inherent love as a reporter for the occasional happy, heart-wrenching human-interest story, I was skeptical of what I was about to sit through Tuesday night during a live taping of "America's Got Talent." A miniature mariachi singer belting out a love ballad? Muscular men clogging in tight jeans in front of a massive American flag? Tiny dancers cartwheeling in nauseating succession? For two full hours? This was not the Newark I knew. This was some alternate universe. Since early July, NBC's ratings-topping "America's Got Talent" has been filming twice a week at NJPAC, drawing hundreds of out-of-towners to Brick City for the feel-good, all-American show that you can't help but fall in love with. I did. After snagging two VIP…
Sunday, June 6, 2010
The event was a fundraiser for Haiti through the Carma Foundation.
Singers, dancers, pianists, rappers, orators and a band graced the stage for close to three hours on Friday night for the 26th annual talent show held at South Orange Middle School. The event, which was sponsored by the school's MLK Club and O Ambassadors Club, was under the direction of teachers and club advisors Johanna Wright and Melissa Williams. Tickets to the show were $5 ($10 at the door), and all proceeds went to Haiti through the Carma Foundation. Nine judges evaluated the 29 performances, consisting of both individual and group acts. The winners were: Tied for 1st Place: Lara Phillips, Singing; Otis and Marquis Livingston, Rappers 2nd Place: Theo Walentiny, Piano