Vol. LXII, No. 42
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
(Photo by Ellen Gilbert)
MEDIA EVENT: Mondays press conference for Nobel Prize-winning economist (shown here with Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman) drew swarms of photographers and reporters to Robertson Auditorium at the Woodrow Wilson School for International Affairs.
Economics Professor and 2008 Nobel Prize winner for Economics Paul Krugman shook his head in wonder as Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman spoke at the beginning of a press conference for him on Monday at the Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs.
Last Tuesday Borough Council approved a new capital billing and payment procedure drawn up by administrators to address monies owed to the Borough by the Township and vice versa.
When Wall Street sneezes, the rest of us catch a cold, said David Newton, vice president of Palmer Square Management. Despite fears of national economic collapse, local merchants are putting up a united front to a very challenging situation, he said.
The Princeton Parks Alliance, a non-profit parks conservancy, awarded $5,000 to the Princeton Recreation Department last Wednesday for additional landscaping at the new skate park being built at Hilltop Park.
The new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP) recently broke ground for its new building, which is slated to open in 2011. The new hospital is 2.5 miles away from its current location in Princeton, and will be located on Route One between Scudders Mill Road and Plainsboro Road.
Democrats Bernie Miller and Sue Nemeth, who are both running unopposed for Princeton Township Committee seats, share many of the same concerns. In a recent interview they pointed out that while they are not running a joint campaign, their advertisements highlight common objectives. Ms. Nemeth, who moved here in 2000, is quick to enumerate three of their main goals: Keeping Princeton affordable, promoting sustainability, and full municipal consolidation. Their interest in sustainability extends to existing facilities, not just new ones, and keeping Princeton affordable means keeping a lid on expenses and creating a long-term framework.
Its hard to make the harp sound bad, joked Harpers Escape co-founder Kathy DeAngelo at the groups Sunday afternoon concert at the Princeton Public Library. After an hour-and-a-half of lilting, wistful, somber, and toe-tapping traditional Scottish and Irish music, the audience that filled the librarys Community Room seemed unlikely to disagree.
With Princeton leading the Raiders 16-14 at the break, Hughes conveyed a simple message to his players in the locker room.
Brandon Busch made no effort to hide his emotions.
Although the senior quarterback had hit on several big passes as PHS battled visiting Steinert last Saturday, he had also thrown two interceptions which had helped put the Little Tigers in a 16-7 hole with 6:31 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Fifty years ago Bill Evans (1929-1980) made a record that was packaged and designed to put him on the map. It was called Everybody Digs Bill Evans (Riverside 1958/Original Jazz Classics CD1987) and featured Sam Jones on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums, along with a cover displaying testimonials to the pianists talent, taste, and originality from his then-better-known peers, Miles Davis, George Shearing, Ahmad Jamal, and Julian Cannonball Adderley. The album landed among a stack of records for review at the offices of Down Beat, where an editor who had yet to discover Evans noticed it, took it home, listened to it, and was still listening at 4 a.m. In his nicely felt profile, The Poet, Gene Lees says that what stood out more than the brilliance of the playing was the emotional content of the music, which spoke to him in an intensely personal way. Lees decided to put Evans on the cover of Down Beat, and soon became a close friend.
Yes, this is a comedy. Under normal circumstances, I could probably assume youd realize that a play titled Some Things You Need to Know Before the World Ends (A Final Evening With the Illuminati) couldnt be anything but satiric. But at last Thursdays opening night, on a day when the stock market tanked again en route to the worst week in Wall Street history, the timeliness of this end-of-the world theme was frightening.
The Princeton University Music Department is apparently not the only department presenting concerts in Richardson Auditorium these days. For the past five years, the Program in Latin American Studies has also been sponsoring musical events on campus to further acquaint the Princeton community with the culture of Latin American countries and artists. One of the premiere Latin American musical groups, Choro Ensemble, came to Richardson on Friday night, and this quartet of artists treated the audience to a wide variety of Brazilian musical styles and songs.
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