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Brave New World — Tatiana Maslany’s Performance Lifts “Orphan Black” to a Higher Level

Friday afternoon I’m sitting in a parked car in south Philadelphia reading about the Spanish Civil War. It’s easy to imagine dark deeds brewing on a cold grey December afternoon…

Pullinger Prints and Woodblocks Opening at Michener Saturday

A small exhibition of works by one of America’s foremost engravers goes on display at the James A. Michener Museum of Art Saturday. For lovers of the wood cut and…

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Tolkien Finale Features Bilbo and Allies in Epic Showdown

The Battle of the Five Armies is the third and final chapter in The Hobbit series and is based on the fantasy novel of the same name by J.R.R. Tolkien.…

“The Soul of All of Us Together” — Scheide, Schubert, Bach, and the Dance of the Organist

Once you reach a certain age, your catalogue of associations is so extensive and so many-sided that it’s possible to discover a personal connection to virtually any worthy subject that…

Photography by Aubrey J. Kauffmann At Lawrenceville School’s Gruss Center

Photographic works by the Princeton-born and Lawrenceville-raised artist Aubrey J. Kauffman, are currently on display in the Marguerite and James Hutchins Gallery in the Lawrenceville School’s Gruss Center of Visual…

Princeton University Orchestra Explores Mahler’s Symphony Number 4

The Princeton University Orchestra is no stranger to Gustav Mahler — rarely have more than a few years gone by when the orchestra has not tackled one of the composer’s…

Wild: Reese Witherspoon Stars in Adaptation of Bestselling Memoir

Cheryl Strayed’s (Reese Witherspoon) life went into a tailspin after the untimely death of her mother (Laura Dern). The grief stricken 22-year-old became emotionally estranged from the people closest to…

When the Purpose is “High and Strong” — Mike Nichols and “The Graduate” 

An audience is a ruthless, heartless, and unruly monster, and if it doesn’t sense purpose then get out of its way, because it’s going to be difficult …. But when…

Abstract Expressionism and Prose Poetry When Baker Street Social Club Presents Danny Simmons

Danny Simmons is known primarily as an artist but it is as a poet that he will appear at the Princeton Public Library this Sunday, December 7, to read from…

NJSO Starts the Holiday Season With Chopin’s Dazzling Piano Concerto No. 1

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra programmed only two works on this year’s post-Thanksgiving Day concert in Princeton, but what monumental works they were. Friday night’s performance in Richardson Auditorium may have…

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