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New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Closes Season With Works by Wagner, Mackey, and Tchaikovsky

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) completed its 2012-13 Princeton concert series in grand fashion on Friday night with a performance full of precision, operatic flair, and innovative musical composition. Music…

Thor Heyerdahl Replicates Historic Migration to Polynesia

At the beginning of the 20th century it was generally agreed that Polynesia had been settled by Asians arriving from the Far East. But it’s one thing for a professor…

Doing “Gatsby”: F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Man With the Beautiful Shirts

The Garden Theatre was filled to overflowing for the Friday evening showing of Baz Luhrman’s big, jazzy, flamboyantly picturesque improvisation on The Great Gatsby (see review in this issue). People…

Jay McPhillips Captures Scenes of Princeton In New Exhibition Opening at Jane Saturday

The James McPhillips Museum and Gift Shop Show opens at Jane on Spring Street this Saturday, May 18, with a Meet and Greet with the artist from noon to 4…

Favorite Fairy Tales Frolic With Wild Wit, Whimsy, Magic, and Music In Fiasco Theater’s Spin on Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” at McCarter

Your favorite fairy tales — Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel — they start with wishes, and “I wish” is a repeated refrain in Into the Woods…

The Great Gatsby: DiCaprio Is Gatsby in 3-D Adaptation of Literary Classic

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is an era defining literary masterpiece that captured the decadence, debauchery, and self-destruction of privileged elites living in the lap of luxury at the height…

Deanna Durbin’s Star Shone Brightest in the World’s Darkest Hour

It’s already old news now, as dated as its subject — the obituary notices announcing the death at 91 of Deanna Durbin, the “plucky child movie star” who saved Universal…

Combining Art, Music, and Dance Local Artist Paints With Light, Literally

“If Van Gogh were living today, he’d be painting digitally,” says Princeton resident Eva Flatscher. Instead of the traditional tools of paint, brush, and canvas, Ms. Flatscher uses light, a…

Tokyo String Quartet Bids Farewell to Princeton In Their Final Country-Wide Concert Tour

Very few chamber ensembles thrive for more than forty years, and few music organizations have the luxury of saying good-bye through music to their loyal and steadfast fans. The Tokyo…

Iron Man 3: Downey Back as Bon Vivant Billionaire/Wisecracking Superhero

This film is the seventh movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series that started with Iron Man 1 in 2008, and followed by The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor,…