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New Jersey filmmaker and director Tom Phillips presented his latest documentary film “Vietnam Aftermath,” as well as a trailer for his latest documentary series “Unclaimed Remains,” at the Monmouth Film Festival that was held at the Two River Theater...
By Pam Hersh On a Tuesday afternoon several months ago, Princeton resident Ira Fuchs scheduled an emergency computer video conference after dinner with his three grown children to discuss a new development in the family dynamic.  He reassured them the...
With only about a month until the Emmy Awards air on Fox, the television academy has once again provided too little time for audiences to watch everything being considered for awards. With favorites nominated like Sterling K. Brown, Rachel...
The Rockit Live Foundation honored 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Ricky Byrd at its annual gala at the Two River Theater in Red Bank on Aug. 22 for his work with young artists, music education and...
By Pam Hersh I played matchmaker this past week by introducing two institutions - both the same age and both driven by their commitment to community. It is a match - not made in heaven - but in Princeton and...
When it comes to a preference of the book or on-screen adaptation, I have always chosen the page over the screen. From well-known page turners such as “Harry Potter,” “Game of Thrones” and “To Kill a Mockingbird,” to some...
The Avenel Performing Arts Center served as the host to a five-performance run of “Cocktail Hour: The Show” from New York City-based dance company, Ballets with a Twist, as part of the center’s inaugural season from Aug.1-4. Marilyn Klaus, the...
Touring the world over the past two years, the musical genius that is Ed Sheeran somehow managed to fit starring in a feature film, as well as writing another album, into his busy schedule. This past week, I finally got...
By Pam Hersh While sitting through the magical and innovative Princeton Summer Theater (PST) production of Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," I kept smiling – with a tear of sadness lingering in the corner of my eye. I laughed at the...
Up-and-coming director Amber McGinnis debuted her first feature film “International Falls” to close out the Indie Street Film Festival on the evening of July 28. “International Falls,” starring Rachael Harris and Rob Huebel, is a fictional film about a woman...
“Gay Chorus Deep South,” a Tribeca film selection, opened the Indie Street Film Festival in Red Bank at the Two River Theater on the evening of July 24. Directed by David Charles Rodrigues, the feature length documentary follows the San...
The Television Academy announced the 2019 Emmy Award nominees last week on Tuesday, July 16. Series such as “Game of Thrones” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” led the categories, as expected, making up 52 of the total nominations. “Game of Thrones”...
By Pam Hersh While my grandkids last weekend were learning about Africa by watching "The Lion King," I was learning about Africa by listening to a more compelling story - starring accused witches, witch camps and shea butter. The narrator of...
The Two River Theater in Red Bank will play host to a Sunday morning film talk on July 28 as a part of its festivities for the Indie Street Film Festival. David Rabinowitz, a native to East Brunswick, but more...
Chrono24 looks back at the Omega Speedmaster As Buzz Aldrin descended the ladder of the lunar module Eagle and stepped onto the dusty lunar surface on July 20, 1969, he became the second person to ever set foot on the...
Two-time Emmy Award nominated actor David Harbour debuted his newest “documentary” on Netflix this past week, titled “Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein.” Known for his role as Jim Hopper on Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning series “Stranger Things,” Harbour kept his talents on...
By Pam Hersh Has anyone noticed the change in the air quality of Princeton? You can’t smell it, see it or hear it. But you can sense the definite improvement – particularly if you turn on your computer, while sitting on...
‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ comes to Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC) Kelsey Theatre from July 26 through Aug. 4. Presented by The Yardley Players, the complete family musical will be playing for two weekends: Fridays, July 26 and Aug....
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