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Renowned Ballerina Returns to Princeton To Coach Dancers at PDT Summer Session

In a classroom at the Princeton Dance and Theatre Studio in Forrestal Village, six young men take their places and wait for music from the ballet Raymonda to begin. Sitting…

Carnage and Communion: Encountering Art in the Shadow of Aurora

On my way across campus to the University Art Museum, I see a single leaf drifting toward the September 11 memorial garden at Chancellor Green. I’m in a don’t-take-anything-for-granted mood,…

Vienna Piano Trio Presents Trio of Works; From Two Viennese and A French Master

Throughout music history, the city of Vienna has been a hot spot for musical performance, with Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert among its masters. Two centuries later, Vienna is still exporting…

Area Exhibits 7/25/12

Artists’ Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, is showing “Water Light,” watercolors by Eric Rhinehart and Carol Sanzalone, through August 5. The artists will host a “Coffee and Conversation” August 5…

Carefree Cherub Laments Climate Change in Enchanting Tale

Six-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) is growing up in “The Bathtub,” a backwoods bayou located on the swampy side of a Louisiana levee. The self-sufficient tomboy divides her days attending to…

Woody Guthrie’s Book-Writing, Subway-Riding, Swamp-Crossing, 100th-Birthday Blues

“I am out to sing songs that will prove to you that this is your world.” —Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) Hey, hey Woody Guthrie, I wrote you a song ‘Bout a…

Princeton University Summer Concerts Presents The Chiara String Quartet

The Princeton University Summer Concerts series continued its popular season last week with a performance by the Chiara String Quartet, which presented a concise and well-balanced program to a very…

Area Exhibits 7/18/12

Artists’ Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, is showing “Water Light,” watercolors by Eric Rhinehart and Carol Sanzalone, through August 5. The artists will host a “Coffee and Conversation” August 5…

A Frenetic Animated Adventure That Is Strictly for Tykes

Unfortunately, the people behind the latest installment of this animated series of movies abandoned the family-friendly formula which made the earlier films so popular with children of all ages. Instead,…

Reading and Listening to Faulkner: Soft, Swift, and Insidiously Seductive

If I had not existed, someone else would have written me. —William Faulkner (1897-1962) This time last year, on the fiftieth anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s death, I described “the big…