Art & Entertainment

Skill Building Sequence for Choral Ensembles from Dr. Jennifer Miceli

Posted September 8, 2015 by Ellen Gilmer

In the Foreword to her very engaging and informative new book, Dr. Jennifer Miceli reveals the many dimensions and unique diversity of her career path and experiences as a professional choral director, music educator, educator of music teachers, and as a performing musician. The choirs she has directed include musicians of varied levels of training and experience from youngsters of pre-school age and children with special needs to intergenerational and accomplished professional choirs and choral ensembles. Although every singer as musician within a choral group brings unique, creative skills and understanding to each rehearsal and concert, quoting Dr. Miceli, “As choristers we breathe together, intone the notes off the page, and unleash the glorious sound of human voices singing in harmony—it can be, and often is, transcendent.”

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Entertainment

Johnny Rockets 1986 to 2015 We Visit A New Jersey Location

Posted August 30, 2015 by Len Rapoport

As our readers know I try to find new restaurants and eateries that I can recommend to our readers. They don’t have to be in Hazlet, but should be restaurants that Hazlet residents might visit. When shopping at the Monmouth Mall, we decided to stop by Johnny Rockets. Now I go back a long way […]

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Entertainment

33rd Annual QuickChek Festival of Ballooning New Jersey, Day 2

Posted July 27, 2015 by Len Rapoport

Article and Photos By: Len and Phil Rapoport “The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premiere family entertainment attraction in New Jersey. The festival truly has something for everyone! From twice daily mass ascensions of up to 100 special […]

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Entertainment

33rd Annual QuickChek Festival of Ballooning Fun For Thousands

Posted July 27, 2015 by Len Rapoport

  “The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premiere family entertainment attraction in New Jersey.  It holds the dual distinction of being a recipient of The New Jersey Governor’s Award for Best Special Event, as well as being designated, […]

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Concerts

49th Montreux Jazz Festival: a hot start

Posted July 6, 2015 by Dominique Schreckling

Roundup of the opening weekend of the 49th edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival

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Art & Entertainment

Coney Island’s 33rd Annual Mermaid Parade Bare’s All

Posted June 22, 2015 by Len Rapoport

Photos, Video by Len Rapoport, Correspondents Andy Peeke and Amy Bursor I was born and grew up in Coney Island and remember the Coney parades each year when I was a young boy.  My father used to bring home a large box of loose confetti and my brothers and I used to help mom and […]

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Culture & Art

117th Philippine Independence Day Parade Disappoints Many

Posted June 9, 2015 by Len Rapoport

Article, Photos and Video: Len Rapoport In the past, I have covered a number parades, from the Persian Day Parade, Israeli Day Parade, Dance Parade, and even the Easter Bonnet Parade and last year we covered the  116th Philippine Independence Day Parade.  This parade is supposed to celebrate the Philippine people s independence from Spanish rule on June 12, […]

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Charities

Dance Parade 2015 New York City’s Best Parade Ever

Posted May 17, 2015 by Len Rapoport

Article, photos and video:  Len Rapoport and Andy Peeke Andy and I have covered many events and since last year a number of parades in New York City. I thought we had seen some of the best, but hands down the NYC Dance Parade is truly the best. No huge floats, hot air balloons, no […]

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Entertainment

New York’s 2015 Persian Day Parade Welcomes Spring

Posted April 21, 2015 by Andrew Rapoport

IPA president Len Rapoport, covers the 2014 Persian Day Parade in New York celebrating the Iranian New Year Nowruz. Stunning images of the parade with the colorful floats and participants are included. Over 200 images and video too make this the best coverage of the parade on the internet. See it on IPA’s magazine IMPress.

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