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Arts Council Mural Evokes Historic Underground Railroad

It’s not visible from Witherspoon Street, so you’ll have to look behind the Arts Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center building to discover the brightly-colored mural that was painted there…

The Pairing of Music and Literature Reach New Height With Roth’s and Pärt’s Works

On paper it probably sounded so simple: a narrator reads from literature while a string quartet plays music suitable to the text. This type of concert fits in well with…

Hector and the Search for Happiness: Road Comedy Chronicles Eccentric Psychiatrist’s Quest for Joy

Hector (Simon Pegg) is a funny duck. The eccentric neat freak is lucky to have a girlfriend like Clara (Rosamund Pike) who’s willing to put up with his odd requests,…

Princeton University’s Music Department Unveils So– Percussion, Its New Resident Ensemble

Princeton University is steeped in tradition, as is classical music, but music is a continually evolving medium. Well into the second decade of the 21st century, the University’s department of…

Work by “Honored Artist” Mavis Smith On View at Monmouth’s DiMattio Gallery

Mavis Smith, the “honored artist” at the Phillips’ Mill 85th Annual Juried Art Show, has new work on display at Monmouth University’s DiMattio Gallery. Titled “Think Again,” the exhibit will…

Romantic Passions Clash With Thirsts for War and Conquest In McCarter’s Production of Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra”

Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra (1606-07), written after the great tragedies of Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth, is seen by scholars and theater practitioners as a “problem play.” Despite the…

This Is Where I Leave You: Family Grieves Patriarch in Droll Movie Based on Best Seller

When Mort Altman (Will Swenson) passed away, his children returned home expecting to remain in town for a day or two. After all, despite being raised as Jews, they had…

ARB Ballet Company’s “Our Town” Has Many Princeton Connections

Nineteen years ago, American Repertory Ballet (ARB) debuted the ballet Our Town, based on the play by Thornton Wilder that won the playwright a Pulitzer Prize in 1938. Choreographed by…

Listening to Nora — James Joyce’s “Dubliners” at 100

Our tuxedo cat, Nora, was not named for James Joyce’s wife. She and her brother Nick got their names from Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell and Myrna Loy) of…

S.A.G.E. Coalition Artists to Create Underground Railroad Mural at ACP

The walls may be small, but the subject of the mural that will cover them is large. And the artists who will carry it out are the larger than life…