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In the Month of Jazz and Black History — Clark Terry and Malcolm X

Clark Terry (1920-2015), whose horn could charm the birds off the trees, was adept at translating the lyric of a song into what he called the language of jazz, “how…

Hollywood-Style Comedy of Manners Bristles With Social Satire; Show Biz Clashes With True Love In “The Little Dog Laughed” 

The Little Dog Laughed, Douglas Carter Beane’s 2006 Tony-nominated hit comedy, is a play about Hollywood, about truths and illusions, unbridled ambition and control. It is also about relationships, working…

TCNJ’s New Institute for Social Justice Views Hurricane Katrina From Many Angles

Next week The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) will focus on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a variety of interdisciplinary events open to the campus community and the…

Focus: Con Man Matches Wits With Protégé in Crime Movie

Jess Barrett (Margot Robbie) is an aspiring con artist who picked the worst guy to steal a wallet from when she chose Nicky Spurgeon (Will Smith). She had no way…

Lambertville Art Sale for Big Brothers Big Sisters

A Pop-Up art show at 22 Church Street in Lambertville will showcase the works of two local artists, Elina Lorenz and Jacqui Alexander, on Saturday, February 28, starting at noon.…

Reading Lincoln  — “In the Great Journal of Things Happening Under the Sun”

In Ulysses, Stephen Dedalus calls history “a shout in the street.” Too bad the classroom windows were closed as I sleepwalked through high school, no shouts, no streets, only a…

MCCC Showcases Award Winning Artists

The Mercer County arts community came out in force earlier this month to view the rich and varied works of fellow artists at the Awards Ceremony and Opening Reception for…

Renowned St. Olaf Choir Visits Princeton; Presents an Excellent Choral Performance

Although there are many fine higher education institutions training choir directors in the country, two choral powerhouses have remained at the top of the heap for decades. For many years…

Jupiter Ascending: Housekeeper Is Earth’s Heir Apparent in Science Fiction Movie 

In 1999, Andy and Lana Wachowski wowed the world with a spectacular mind-bender called The Matrix. But that was ages ago — another millennium — in fact, and their fans…

Brazilian “Carnaval Magic” At West Windsor Arts Center

For it’s annual fundraiser, the West Windsor Arts Council (WWAC) has planned the party of the year inspired by the spectacular Brazilian Carnaval known around the world. On February 28,…

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