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“Let Pops Tell It”: A July 4 Celebration of David Simon’s “Treme”

Season 2 of HBO’s Treme (pronounced Trem-ay) ends, movingly, with sometime DJ Davis McAlary (Steve Zahn) back at the WWOZ microphone from which he was unceremoniously separated in Season 1.…

Princeton Festival Opera “Double Bill” Brings Humor, Drama to McCarter Stage

There are a number of ways an opera company can tie works together for a multi-opera production: by composer, plot theme, or perhaps as a vehicle for a particular singer.…

Area Exhibits 7/4/12

Artists’ Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, is showing “Water Light,” watercolors by Eric Rhinehart and Carol Sanzalone, opening July 6. An opening reception is July 7, 4-7 p.m. Visit www.lambertvillearts.com.…

Andrew Garfield Stars in Revival of Marvel Comics Series

When Columbia Pictures first brought Spider-Man to the big screen in 2002, the Marvel Comics adaptation was such a box-office bonanza that it spawned two equally successful sequels. Now, a…

Princeton University Summer Concerts Opens Season With Daedalus String Quartet

Princeton University Summer Concerts kicked off its season in high gear last Tuesday night with a full house performance of the Daedalus String Quartet, a young and fresh chamber ensemble.…

The Other “Moonrise”: Frank Borzage and “The Wondrous Inner Life of Lovers”

Borzage never needed dream worlds for his suspension of disbelief. He plunged into the real world of poverty and oppression, the world of Roosevelt and Hitler, the New Deal. and…

Summer Theater Presents “A Little Night Music,” Farce with Depth; Sondheim Musical Masterpiece Opens Promising, Diverse Season

Stephen Sondheim acknowledged some conflict in his collaboration with the director Harold Prince on the original 1973 production of A Little Night Music: “Hal had described the show as being…

Area Exhibits 6/27/12

Art Way Gallery, Schalks Crossing Road at Wyndhurst Drive in Plainsboro, shows “Inverted Minds,” featuring Thibaud Thiercelin’s paintings and Leo Vayn’s photographs through July 22. An opening reception is July…

Channing Tatum Stars as Reluctant Stripper in Riveting Drama

Channing Tatum held a number of odd jobs before he became a matinee idol, including a brief stint as a male stripper. Rather than deny that embarrassing episode in his…

Solo Flight: To Montreal and Back With Debussy, Joyce, and the Beach Boys

Tuning in the latest star  From the dashboard of my car The CD-equipped dashboard providing 800 miles of words and music during a recent drive to and from Montreal belongs…