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Laurel Circle Loses a Very Very Very Fine Neighbor

Driving into Philadelphia Friday, we’ve got music on the stereo, as always. The day began with rain, it’s still overcast as we cross the Delaware on I-95, and the CD…

“La Cage Aux Folles” Celebrates Love, Family, Acceptance In the Glittery Setting of a St. Tropez Transvestite Nightclub

“I beg you, open your eyes … you have arrived at La Cage Aux Folles,” announces the master of ceremonies for the evening. In the opening number, “We Are What…

Orchestra From “Down Under” Dazzles Princeton With a Variety of Musical Styles and Instruments

Just a week before the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli during World War I, a musical representative of Australia paid a visit to Princeton to present a…

Unfriended: Teens Are Terrorized On the Internet in Found Footage Horror Film

On April 9, 2013, Laura Barns (Heather Sossaman) drank too much at a high school classmate’s unsupervised keg party and passed out and soiled herself. In the past, such immature…

150 Years Later — The President, The Poet, and the Master

Writing in the immediate aftermath of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, which occurred 150 years ago Tuesday, Walt Whitman refers to the fallen president as “the greatest, best, most characteristic,…

Jeanne Calo Exhibition and Sale Will Benefit Senior Resource Center

The life and artistic creativity of the late local artist Jeanne Calo will be celebrated at the Princeton Senior Resource Center (PSRC) with an opening reception for an exhibition and…

This Homage to Paul Walker Was Worth Waiting For

  The late Paul Walker (1973-2013) was best known for playing Brian O’Conner, a charismatic lead character of the Fast and Furious series. During a break in the filming of…

On The Centenary — A Jazz Pilgrim’s Progress Leads to Billie Holiday

The other day a high school friend wrote to say that in the course of selling off his record collection he’d found an old Stan Kenton LP of mine and…

Bible Exhibition Unites Ancient Traditions And Modern Technology at Erdman Gallery

The idea of a handwritten illuminated Bible conjures up the image of a heavy leather-bound tome reverently presented for display in a glass case in some hushed library. Most of…

Poetry’s Month Begins With “Mad Men,” Wallace Stevens, and Tomas Tranströmer

One of my favorite moments in Mad Men, maybe my all time favorite, is when the craven Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) thinks he has the goods on Don Draper (Jon…

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