Vol. LXIII, No. 3
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
(Photo by Denise Applewhite)
MUSICAL TRIBUTE: The Oasis Youth Steel Pan Ensemble performed on the steel pan, a musical instrument developed in the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago, at the Princeton University Martin Luther King Day celebration on Monday.
President Obamas cabinet could learn a lot from all of you, said President Shirley Tilghman as she saluted the student essay and poster contest winners attending Princeton Universitys Martin Luther King Day celebration on Monday afternoon in Richardson Hall. The students had been asked to respond to the question, If he were alive today, what would Dr. King most want our newly elected president to be concerned about?
The Princeton Regional Planning Board approved a request by the toy store jaZams Thursday for a minor site plan variance allowing it to expand its mezzanine level to a total of 312 square feet. The reorganization meeting also saw the reappointment of Peter Madison as the chair, and Jacqueline Tillman and Wanda Gunning as the vice cochairs for the Township and Borough, respectively.
Members of the Borough Shade Tree Commission proposed a community forestry management plan to Council last Tuesday. Chair Polly Burlingham reported that the commission is comprised of five volunteer members, who each have received forestry training. They were seeking approval by Council of their second five-year forestry plan.
In song, dance, recitations, visual images, instrumental music, and sheer spirit, students at the John Witherspoon Middle School celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. last Thursday morning.
The Princeton Regional School Districts celebration of Black History Month this February will be highlighted by the three-day residency of jazz impresario Wycliffe Gordon and his ensemble, culminating in a family concert on Saturday, February 28, at 2 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center at Princeton High School (PHS). The concert will benefit George Washington Carver Senior High School, located in the lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans which was hard hit by Hurricane Katrina and is still recovering.
Abstract color photographs, platinum prints, works in video and sculpture, and a showcase of Arts Council faculty work are featured in the five new exhibitions that opened last Thursday at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.
Darroll Powe is used to getting his way on the ice.
As Erin Cook developed into a 1000-point scorer during her career with the Princeton High girls basketball team, she gained a self-assurance on the court.
Jordan Shapiro harbored a special aspiration as she started her college swimming career this past fall at Kutztown University (Pa.).
The art of poetry is amply distinguished from the manufacture of verse by the animating presence in the poetry of a fresh idiom; language so twisted and posed in a form that it not only expresses the matter in hand but adds to the stock of available reality.R.P. Blackmur
Banned in 1893 and attacked by early reviewers as “wholly immoral and degenerate,” George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession still has the power to provoke and disturb audiences.
Oboes and clarinets were busy on Sunday afternoon as the Princeton Symphony Orchestra presented its winter concert in Richardson Auditorium. Guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen, a new assistant conductor with the Atlanta Symphony, led the Princeton ensemble in pieces which placed a great deal of emphasis on winds, most notably Antonin Dvorak’s Serenade for Winds and a newly commissioned clarinet concerto by American composer Paul Moravec.
Shopping has become more fun with the addition of Ma Chérie Boutique, the womens clothing and accessories shop which opened last October at 20 Nassau Street.
A new hair style, cut or color theres nothing like it to give you a new look and outlook especially in the winter. When the days are shorter and the nights longer, you need more light in your life!
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