Articles Posted in the Arts & Entertainment Category

  • John G. Williams and Ames Adamson in NJ Rep’s production of ‘Butler,” through Sunday.

    NJ Rep Serves Up ‘Butler’

    By Phil Dorian Rarely has a slice of history been as entertainingly – and accurately – portrayed as in “Butler,” Richard Strand’s world-premiere play now at New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch. The characters…

  • Visitors to the Page Museum can view the collection of fossilized skeletons of prehistoric creatures such as this Columbian Mammoth
--Courtesy Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

    LET’S GO! Gone Today, Here Tomorrow?

    By Linda McK. Stewart Maybe you too were stopped short by the illustrated cover of a  New York Times Sunday Magazine. It was captioned, ***italThe Mammoth Cometh.***END And there he (she?) was, peering out at…

  • Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightly in ”Begin Again.

    ‘Begin Again’

    Rated R By Joan Ellis There is nothing predictable about “Begin Again.” If most movies follow the complications of relationships, this one has something quite different in mind. Writer/director John Carney wants instead to explore what…

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    A Summer Wine at a Great Value

    By Nicholas Harary When we opened Restaurant Nicholas in 2000, we had 10 Viogniers on the list. Most were from Condrieu, a tiny growing region in France, whose impossibly steep, rocky slopes only contained this…

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    Skywatch: Week of July 11 – 18

      By Flo Higgins To the kind souls born this week, they are living and dealing with the wonder of handling the likes of a moonchild and a Leo. This is an awesome task for…

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    The Downtowner: Week of July 11

      By Mary Ann Bourbeau Friday, July 11 Zac Brown, 7 p.m. PNC Arts Center Exit 116, Garden State Parkway, Holmdel Tickets $43.85-$94.55   Friday through Sunday, July 11-13 Grease,” 8 p.m. July 11-12, 3 p.m.…

  • Rehearsals continue for Brookdale’s Summer Shakespeare Ensemble’s production of “The Winter’s Tale” at the college’s Performing Arts Center on the Lincroft campus. Vivian Viera, portraying Perdita, practices her lines with Anthony Potter, who is playing the role of Polixenes, during a Sunday, June 29, rehearsal.

    Have No Fear, Shakespeare is Here!

          The Bard’s “The Winter’s Tale” on Great Lawn at Brookdale By Mary Ann Bourbeau LINCROFT – Along with students and community members involved in Brookdale Community College’s Summer Shakespeare Ensemble, Anthony Holiday…

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    An E Street Homecoming

      Story and photo by Chris Spiewak Sometimes, being in the right place at the right time can make a musician legendary. Local musician and songwriter Marc Ribler frequently brings those legends to his weekly…

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    Skywatch: Week of July 4 – 11

    By Flo Higgins There is a saying: “Everyone is always looking for a mother.” Well, if there is any truth in that saying and you are one who is looking for a mother, then find…

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    The Downtowner for the Week of July 4

    By Mary Ann Bourbeau Friday, July 4 Bob Bandiera, 8:30 p.m. Tim McLoone’s Supper Club 1200 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park 732-774-1155 Tickets $10 Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5 Heroes’ Backyard Picnic Celebration, gates open at…