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PDS Presents Works by Caldecott Winner David Wiesner at Anne Reid ’72 Gallery

As a boy growing up in Bridgewater, New Jersey, David Wiesner was known to his classmates as “the kid who could draw.” In high school, he made silent movies and…

Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” A Tragicomic Potpourri, Presents Death, Transformation, and Rebirth at McCarter

The first half feels like an abbreviated Othello — raging jealousy replete with tragic overtones and dire events. The world is stark, cold, male-dominated, and hostile. That’s the “winter” part.…

The Brentano String Quartet Presents Variety of Chamber Music in Richardson

As part of its residency at Princeton University, the Brentano String Quartet presents a public concert each semester. This semester’s performance paired light and airy music with the beautiful early…

The Sapphires: Australian Quartet Entertained the Troops in Vietnam War

As young children, the McCrae sisters, Gail (Deborah Mailman), Julie (Jessica Mauboy), and Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell), were forming a promising singing group with their cousin Kay (Shari Sebbens). But the…

Reflections on the Crown Jewel of Manhattan’s Literary Hotels

We went to the Algonquin for lunch …. We sat in a big round booth built into the wall that felt cozy like a clubhouse. —Margaret Salinger   I can’t…

Renowned Painter and Teacher Mel Leipzig Announces Retirement, Discusses Long Career

Art critic Burton Wasserman once described Mel Leipzig as “New Jersey’s greatest living painter.” Ask anyone at Mercer County Community College (MCCC), where he’s taught since 1968, and you’ll find…

Join This Creative Drama Class for Lessons in Life and Love In Annie Baker’s “Circle Mirror Transformation” at Intime

Explosion tag, gibberish dialogue (“goulash, goulash,” “ak mak, ak mak”), memory exercises, sharing secrets, role-playing the personas of others in the class, reenactment of past life events — the setting…

Area Exhibits 4/3/13

Artists’ Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, has ceramics and water media paintings in “Patterns of Life: Pat Lange and Carol Sanzalone,” April 5-May 5. The closing tea and conversation is…

Olympus Has Fallen: Disgraced Presidential Bodyguard Redeems Himself in Thriller

While serving as the President’s (Aaron Eckhart) personal bodyguard, Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) grew very close to the first family. During his tenure at the White House, the dedicated detail-oriented…

Bargain Days at Bryn Mawr, An Interrupted Conversation, and A Sunset in Trieste

With apologies to Robert Browning’s “Rabbi Ben Ezra,” but at the Bryn Mawr–Wellesley book event, “The best is yet to be, the last of the sale, for which the first…