Follow Town Topics Online

FacebookTwitterRSS
Home » Archives by category » Arts (Page 30)

Rudd and Mann Revive Roles From an Earlier Film

We first met Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) in Knocked Up (2007), when the couple was in crisis, primarily because of her controlling behavior. She unreasonably suspected her…

On Flaubert’s Birthday, Brubeck Makes the Stars Shout, Flaubert Makes Them Weep

The word is like a cracked kettle on which we beat out melodies for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will move the stars. —Gustave…

Princeton University Orchestra Presents 2012 Concerto Winners

The Princeton University Music Department is accustomed to showing off its orchestra, but it is not often the community gets the chance to hear from the composition program. The University…

Docudrama Recounts Shooting of Horror Classic “Psycho”

It wasn’t long after the Hollywood premiere of North by Northwest in July of 1959 that Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) began searching for his next project, since he was happiest…

A Holiday’s Holiday: The Beatles’ Magical But Embattled Tour Is Reborn in Blu-Ray

If you think of “holiday” as an enhanced departure from routine, the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour (Apple Blu-Ray DVD) qualifies as the ultimate holiday movie, in spite of what happened…

Popular Artist Visits His Ex-Lover and Muse After Fifteen Years, In “Sight Unseen,” 1991 Obie-Winning Drama at Theatre Intime

It’s about lost love, the role of the artist, and anti-Semitism. It’s about an identity crisis that strikes as middle-age approaches and brings with it the inevitable compromises of life.…

Westminster Community Orchestra Honors Esteemed Piano Pedagogue

In every musical community there are unsung heroes who do not necessarily take the spotlight, but who, through their teachings over a long period of time, influence countless musicians. The…

Keira Knightley Stars in Adaptation of Tolstoy’s Tale of Forbidden Love

First published between 1873 and 1877 as a series of installments in a literary magazine, Anna Karenina is a more than one thousand page opus about the ill-fated affair between…

At Play With C.K. Williams: A Shape-Shifter Breaks for the Goal

For the long hard slog through the eight years of the Bush presidency, it helped to have Paul Krugman’s Op Ed columns in the New York Times, and Frank Rich’s…

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Presents Enthralling Violinist in Richardson Auditorium

This season, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has had a sponsorship partnership with Novo Nordisk, the Copenhagen-based pharmaceutical company. Given the location of Novo Nordisk’s home base in Denmark, it was…