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Beyond the Social Masquerade on Verdi’s 200th Birthday

Before I plunge into a column on Giuseppi Verdi, whose 200th birthday was last Wednesday, I have to admit that it’s taken me an embarrassingly long time to come to…

GFS Unveils Fall/Winter Exhibitions, October 19

This weekend, Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) will open its Fall/Winter Exhibition Season with five new exhibitions by renowned artists as well as a selection of highly talented student sculptors and…

Roberts’s Curious Collages at Morpeth Contemporary

An exhibition of painting and photography by Holly Roberts opens at the Morpeth Contemporary Gallery in Hopewell this Saturday, October 19 with a reception for the artist from 6 to…

The Takács String Quartet’s Performance Mesmerizes Audience With Bartók’s Music

Along with fellow Hungarian Zoltan Kodaly, composer Béla Bartók was one of the early leaders in the emerging field of ethnomusicology in the 20th century. Both of these composers wrote…

Captain Phillips: Somali Pirates Hold Captain Hostage in Rescue Thriller

On April 9, 2009, the Maersk Alabama, an American container ship headed for Mombasa, Kenya, was hijacked on the high seas in an area that had become very popular with…

“Breaking Bad” on Verdi’s Birthday With the Rebirth of Badfinger’s “Baby Blue”

You never know. Somehow a column marking Giuseppi Verdi’s 200th birthday has gone astray and broken bad. What could possibly justify putting the man who gave us Rigoletto, Falstaff, and…

David Olsen’s Ink Drawings On View in Plainsboro Library

The Gallery at Plainsboro Library is currently showcasing work by a special education and American history teacher at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North. David Olsen, who has been teaching for…

Three Fine Art Photographers On View in Hopewell’s Gallery 14

An exhibition of work by local photographers Martin Schwartz, Ed Greenblat, and Ken Kaplowitz opens at Gallery 14 this Friday, October 11, with a reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m.…

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Presents Performance of “Migration Series Project”

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra has taken the concept of collaboration to new heights this year with its opening “Classical Series” concert this past weekend. With a musical program inspired by…

Astronauts Struggle to Survive Shuttle Disaster in Space Thriller

Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) is ready to retire at the end of a distinguished career as a NASA astronaut. The veteran captain is in command of his final flight of…