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On Lincoln’s Birthday — What a Play Shakespeare Might Have Written

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) knew Shakespeare by heart. It wasn’t just that he could recite long passages from Hamlet and Macbeth and Richard III, or that he felt compelled to regale…

Munch Masterworks From MoMA Now On View at PU Art Museum

“Edvard Munch: Symbolism in Print: Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, New York” opened Saturday at the Princeton University Art Museum. The show features 26 of the artist’s most…

Winter’s Tale: Cat Burglar Courts Sickly Heiress and Pledges Undying Love

Peter Lake’s (Colin Farrell) parents had hoped to immigrate to the U.S. but were turned away at Ellis Island upon their arrival early in the 20th century. Although they weren’t…

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…