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Timeless: You Belong To Me

If you love the music of The Duprees, you’ll love their new book and CD! #HipNJ has the scoop on the February 15th release, complete with a special offer for fans.

Timeless is a brand new book dedicated to the fans of The Duprees and focuses on their blockbuster hit song, “You Belong To Me.” It’s a fascinating story because tens of thousands of people have a deep emotional connection to the song. Hearing it at concerts instantly brings back memories of happy times, growing up in the 50’s and 60’s.

Timeless includes over 40 stories from fans, over 60 photos, “Up Close & Personal” bios of the singers, histories of the group and the song, words from women close to The Duprees, a special tribute page and much more. It comes with a companion CD that includes “You Belong To Me” and 10 other timeless love songs sung by Today’s Duprees in their unique harmonic style.

There’s a pre-publication offer for #HipNJ readers! If you order by February 15th,  your book will be autographed by the group!

To learn more, click here.

100 Things To Do in Newark Before You Die

“100 Things To Do in Newark Before You Die” Book Launch

On Tuesday, August 15th, Newark’s official Glambassador Lauren Craig hosted the launch party at the Newark Museum for her newly published book 100 Things To Do in Newark Before You Die (Reedy Press, $15.98). Through this book, Lauren’s goal was to highlight the cuisine, art, history, and culture of the City of Newark to show tourists and natives alike what the city has to offer.

100 Things to Do in Newark Before You Die is your personal tour guide to New Jersey’s largest city. This comprehensive (and family-friendly) listing of 100 amazing ideas will immerse you in the best of Newark cuisine, art, history and culture.

“As Newark’s Glambassador, I am so excited to be able to shine a light on the beauty, culture, and warmth that is Newark, New Jersey,” says Lauren. “It’s time to change the narrative about Newark! This city is the hidden jewel of the East Coast, and 100 Things to Do in Newark Before You Die is your personal key to the city.”

This book is the latest achievement in a long list of accomplishments by the Newark powerhouse. Lauren, also known as “In a Word Fab”, is a writer, marketer, media personality. Crowned as Newark’s Glambassador by the Greater Newark Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Lauren writes travel blogs for NewarkHappening.com and contributes content to media outlets like MTV and Ebony while acting as Marketing Manager for Newark Arts. After practicing law for 10 years, Lauren retired to pursue her passions full-time and now lives a life filled with creativity, yoga, and happiness.

The event was sponsored by the City of Newark, the Newark Museum, Newark Happening, Newark Arts, and Reedy Press.
A-list attendees included Mayor Ras Baraka, City of Newark; Karin Aaron, President and CEO of the Greater Newark Convention and Visitor’s Bureau; Jeremy Johnson, Executive Director of Newark Arts and Steve Kern, Director and CEO of Newark Museum.

Visit 100thingsnewark.com for all things Brick City, and be sure to follow @100thingsnewark and @inawordfab on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

International Children's Book Day

International Children’s Book Day

Happy International Children’s Book Day! International Children’s Book Day was created to inspire and encourage children to pick up a book and read.

Nowadays, children are more focused on what is going on online so today is the perfect opportunity to unplug them from their devices and give them a book.

There are a handful of authors from New Jersey so hand your child a book from a New Jersey author. Some notable children’s authors from New Jersey are Judy Blume, Lauren T. Barnes, Robert J. Blake and Daryl Cobb.

Happy International Children’s Book Day! Enjoy reading today and everyday.