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The Day the Beatles Landed at Kennedy: A Tale of Two Fridays in America

There was a turning point in their career, a specific date on which the breadth and scope of their future was to be altered and it was the day their…

Dryden Ensemble’s Tribute to William Scheide Featured an All-Bach Concert of Baroque Music

The musical birthday accolades to scholar and philanthropist William H. Scheide just keep coming in honor of his 100th birthday; the latest was a tribute concert of the Dryden Ensemble…

The Monuments Men: Film Recounts Secret Mission to Recover Stolen Masterpieces

Most people are probably unaware that while Hitler’s army were sweeping across Europe during World War II, he had also directed his army to sieze any priceless works of art…

Driving Through the Snow With Kate Bush and Paul McCartney

Like so many music-related happenings in Princeton, this one began at the Record Exchange. With snow on the ground and more coming, it was time to do what I should…

Shaomei Zhong Wan’s Watercolors, Silk Paintings To Mark Chinese New Year at Plainsboro Library

A gallery exhibition by artist Shaomei Zhong Wan will usher in the Chinese New Year at Plainsboro Public Library later this week with a collection of watercolors and silk paintings…

Area Exhibits 1-29-14

Arts Council of Prince-ton, 104 Witherspoon Street, shows “Terrace Project: Ayami Aoyama” until April 30. Through March 8, “Concentric Circles of Influence: The Queenston Press, Contemporary Works” is on view.…

Princeton Celebrates William Scheide’s “Century of Joy” in Glorious Style

Joy comes in many forms and has been represented in music in many ways. Joy was definitely the overriding theme of the annual William H. Scheide “Birthday Benefit” concert held…

Frozen: Musical Adaptation of a Hans Christian Andersen Classic

Given the toll the polar vortex has been exacting on the continental U.S. lately, plenty of people can relate to the frigid predicament of the people living in the fictional…

Sir Francis Bacon’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: With a Little Help from Byron and Strindberg

Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song, and I’ll try not to sing out of key. —Lennon and McCartney There is no excellent beauty that hath not…

It’s Life and Death, Baseball, Football, and Family in “Fences”: McCarter Revives Intense August Wilson Drama at Berlind

James Earl Jones was the star of the original production of Fences, at Yale Repertory Theatre in 1985 and on Broadway in 1987, where it won both the Pulitzer Prize…