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LOOSE ENDS   by Pam Hersh   Photo caption In the Faculty Room of Nassau Hall, Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber (third from left) gathers with honorary degree recipients (from left) Lonnie Bunch III, Carla Diane Hayden, R. Barbara Gitenstein, Rev. Gregory Boyle, S.J. and...
The collection of jazz icon, William J. “Count” Basie Jr., is now in the possession of Rutgers University in Newark. The Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS), which is located on the Rutgers campus in Newark, announced this past week that...
By Anthony Stoeckert Four days before the release of John Grisham’s newest legal thriller, “The Rooster Bar,” The Washington Post ran a review by Carrie Dunsmore, a lawyer and book blogger, praising Grisham for what he gets right about the...
By Anthony Stoeckert, Features Editor Everyone has their favorite Disney princess and for Jordan Virgil the choice is clear — Belle from "Beauty and the Beast." “That was always my favorite Disney movie and Belle was always my favorite Disney princess...
By Mike Morsch Michael McDonald had this little riff that had been rolling around in his mind for a while. “It really hadn’t gone anywhere, but I knew there was something to it,” McDonald says. “I just never had the wherewithal...
By Anthony Stoeckert    Anyone who goes to see Charles Busch’s “The Divine Sister” during its run at the Bucks County Playhouse is going to expect a night of big laughs. But to hear Jennifer Van Dyck talk about it, apparently...
By Mike Morsch, Executive editor Bronx native Yo Vinny and his boys are going to be in East Windsor this weekend. That’s what he’s called — “Yo Vinny.” And he got that moniker from a rock and roll legend. Several years ago,...
By Ilene Dube    Some of the most exquisite designers can be found in the animal insect world — a silkworm secreting a single strand of silk and swathing itself in a cocoon, or a female organ-pipe wasp braiding balls of...
By Anthony Stoeckert    Sarah Kirkland Snider was writing a piece of music about her memories of North Carolina — the state her father is from — when her family received devastating news.    Ms. Snider had received a commission from the North...
   McCarter Theatre in Princeton has announced its 2016-17 classical music series.    The season will begin Nov. 9, with a piano concert by Imogen Cooper. Regarded as one of the finest interpreters of Classical and Romantic repertoire, English pianist Ms. Cooper...
By Anthony Stoeckert    You might have seen “Psycho” before, but have you ever watched it with a psychiatrist?    Well, now you have a chance to see a great movie and gain some insight into the psychiatric theory behind it when the...
By Anthony Stoeckert    Fans of Orson Welles don’t just like his movies, they also admire the length he took to get those movies made.    The legendary Mr. Welles was a sensation in theater and radio at a young age, and came...
By Anthony Stoeckert    Take some Elizabethan music, a few 19th-century songs, and a little Cole Porter, and you have a musical tribute to Shakespeare, and a concert that shows the range of the Princeton Singers.    The chamber choir will present two...
By Anthony Stoeckert    Whether you’re a mathematical wiz, or someone who runs in fear at the sight of a fraction, the Cotsen Children’s Library has an event designed to make mathematics fun for all.    ”A Day in Digitopolis” will offer demonstrations,...
Danielle Austen of Hillsborough will display her photographs in an exhibit entitled “Echoing Cascades” at the Monmouth Museum as part of its N.J. Emerging Artist Series. The show starts Friday, March 18, and runs until April 17. Admission is...
By Keith Loria    For more than a century, the Salzburg Marionettes have cast their spell around the world with lavish productions combining Mozart and fairytales like “Hansel and Gretel.”    ”It started in 1913 in Salzburg and the founder was a sculptor...
By Keith Loria    If the thought of 10,000-pound trucks smashing cars, racing alongside one another and doing wheelies and other tricks excite you, then be sure to head out to the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, Feb. 12 and...
By Anthony Stoeckert    Taylor Steele’s father once told her a story about her being in kindergarten when the kids in her class were asked what they wanted to be when they grew up.    ”He says my friends were all saying doctors...
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