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At its first meeting of the 2019-20 season, McCarter Theatre Center welcomed seven new members to its Board of Trustees. These leading community volunteers join an existing team of trustees who are outstanding arts advocates. All support McCarter’s mission of creating...
Hundreds of fans flocked to Hall A106 in the Javits Center in Manhattan on Oct. 4 to see renowned actor Billy Dee Williams serve as the host to a panel and Q+A during the 14th annual New York Comic...
By Pam Hersh Dr. Kate Foster on Sept. 5, took on a role that went beyond her demanding job as president of New Jersey’s renowned public higher education institution - The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), located in Ewing Township. She...
A four-day convention set during the first weekend in October has graced the Javits Center in Manhattan for the last 14 years. Thousands of people crowd into the convention center, all dressed as some form of pop culture character –...
Floating across the stage on a gondola-like boat, surrounded by candlelight in a labyrinth underneath the Paris Opéra House, Christine Daaé has just been convinced to follow the illustrious Phantom as he leads them across a lake back to...
Direct from its acclaimed world-premiere run in Chicago, Lookingglass Theatre Company returns to McCarter with a galvanic adaptation of Shelley’s undying story, running from Oct. 15 through Nov. 3. An eerie evening of ghost stories crackles to life as Mary...
After more than 30 years, acoustic guitarist Beppe Gambetta is returning to the Princeton Folk Music Society to perform his blend of folk music. Born in Italy, Gambetta has been playing acoustic guitar and singing for close to 40 years. Throughout...
During the final week of August, “This Is Us,” the Emmy Award-winning NBC series, announced it would have a surprise for fans on Saturday, Aug. 31, as a way to celebrate the birthdays of the main characters of the...
By Pam Hersh At 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, I was melting down. Our democracy was being subverted. World temperatures were rising, literally as quickly as I was melting figuratively. In addition to my angst over climate change, I was feeling...
As we move past the Emmy Awards and begin this year’s newest television season, I would like to take a moment and recognize the accuracy of the predictions made between my colleague, Joanne Thornborough, and I from over the...
Her obituaries in "The Washington Post," "The New York Times," and on every major television network depicted Cokie Roberts as a brilliant, thoughtful, perseverant world-renowned journalist with an unflinching commitment to humanitarian principles. Corinne, aka Cokie, Boggs Roberts died from complications of...
Opening its 2019-20 season, the Two River Theater in Red Bank will feature “Cyrano” from co-writers Jason O’Connell and Brenda Withers through Oct. 13. Adapted from French poet Edmond Rostand’s “Cyrano de Bergerac,” Writhers co-wrote the production with O’Connell, who...
Asbury Park resident Howard Schoor, a retired engineer who founded the firm Schoor DePalma Inc., has created a new persona as a “trianglist.” The term, which was introduced by Schoor, defines a trianglist as an artist who uses triangles as...
Mother Nature storm led teenage entrepreneur to create 'Mother Nature's Beauty' When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. That was 17-year-old Phoebe Allen’s mindset when she was young. As a child, Phoebe planned elaborate lemonade stands outside of her home in...
“Unbelievable,” an eight-episode limited series from Netflix, debuted on the streaming service last week. Following the true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning article from T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong, the series focuses on the story of Marie (Kaitlyn Dever),...
Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, offers a variety of dance classes through its open enrollment program at its Princeton, Cranbury and New Brunswick studio locations. Students age 13 and older can choose from beginner, intermediate...
Princeton resident Danielle Eliska Lyle will premiere her new short film, “Shield,” at the New Jersey International Film Festival at Rutgers University in New Brunswick on Oct. 13. An 18-minute film, “Shield” is about a foster child who overcomes an...
By Pam Hersh My five-year-old grandson Sam Solomon with a degree in preschool and the 67-year-old Princeton University Sociology and Public Affairs Professor Doug Massey with degrees and honors too numerous to count are both focused on counting. Sam’s first professional...
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