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On Gluck’s Tercentenary: Wigs, Nightcaps, and the Infinite Varieties of Beauty and Deception

Art is the most beautiful deception of all! —Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Simplicity and truth are the sole principles of the beautiful in art. —Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) Debussy’s line about art…

Art Meets Architecture At D&R Greenway, July 12 

An experimental project to design homes based on sustainable building practices is the focus of a gathering this Saturday, July 12, on the grounds of D&R Greenway Land Trust, from…

Tammy: McCarthy and Sarandon Travel to Niagara Falls in a Road Comedy

After winning an Emmy for her TV sitcom Mike & Molly in 2011 and receiving an Oscar nomination for Bridesmaids in 2012, Melissa McCarthy apparently was able to write her…

The Good, The Bad, and Eli Wallach — The Role of a Lifetime 

I hate guns, have never had any use for them. —Eli Wallach (1915-2014) A week ago Eli Wallach, the actor who gave the world Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez,…

Singing and Dancing, Seducing and Swindling Win the Day In “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” at Off-Broadstreet Theatre in Hopewell 

“What you lack in grace, you certainly make up for in vulgarity,” the suave con-man Lawrence Jameson advises his young rival Freddy Benson, as the two compete for supremacy in…

Princeton Festival Closes the Month With a Keystone State Boychoir Concert

Princeton Festival is many things during its month-long season, including opera, jazz, and instrumental genres. Last Saturday night was the Festival’s chance to be choral, with a presentation of one…

Earth to Echo: Classic Film “E.T.” Is Remade With Today’s Technologies Helping the Heroes

Most people know that E.T. is about several kids who befriend an alien that has been stranded on Earth and who is eager to return home before suspicious adults can…

Life As It Happens: George Orwell, Horace Silver, and the Sound of Surprise

Musical composition should bring happiness and joy to people and make them forget their troubles. —Horace Silver (1928-2014) You never know. Things happen. Life happens, death happens, music happens. You…

Steve Tobin “Out of This World” Exhibition To Open at Michener Art Museum, Saturday

For anyone who missed the incredible New Jersey showing of Steve Tobin’s work at Grounds for Sculpture (GFS) in 2012, the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown offers another…

Filmmaker and Subject of “Field Biologist” To Attend Screening at Environmental Film Festival

While shooting the documentary Sourlands a few years ago, filmmaker Jared Flesher was having trouble getting some needed shots of birds in the forest. A friend suggested someone he thought…