‘Perfecting’ her craft in the movies

A native North Arlington daughter hopes to make an impact in the movie industry with the premiere of “Little Miss Perfect” at the Irvine International Film Festival in California on Jan. 21. Billed as a “dark drama/ thriller,” and nominated as the Best Feature Film in the festival, it… Continue Reading

Kearny native competing for ‘Top Chef’

Karen Akunowicz remembers making an apron in the seventh-grade at Lincoln School in home economics class back in 1991. “We used sewing machines to make them,” she said. “It was some kind of zebra pattern.” What she somehow couldn’t recall — at first — was that making those aprons… Continue Reading

Lip syncing for art raises $1,200-plus

Students and teachers engaged in friendly competition at Belleville High School’s Connie Francis Theatre on Nov. 10 in the school’s first “Faculty vs. Students Lip Sync Battle” in a fundraising effort for the Theater Arts Company’s spring musical “Into the Woods.” Participating students were: Brittney Huaman, Lisvette Concepcion, Mustafa Asali, Christopher Scevolli,… Continue Reading

‘Promedy’ promises lots of laughs

KEARNY –  What happens when a student government leader, theater geek, science whiz nerd, cheerleader, newspaper hound and football jocks, among others, get together to plan a prom? Well, they come up with a theme and then romantic intangibles and intrigue enter into the equation and … you have “Promedy,”… Continue Reading