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Bucks County Review: ‘Mamma Mia!’

Familiar ABBA songs turn into a series of one-act plays, each with its own comic twist or emotional payoff, in Bucks County Playhouse’s lively, funny, and moving — yes, moving — production of “Mamma Mia!”

Livingston Is a Quiet Composer in a Loud Brassy Band

Samuel A. Livingston, who goes by “Skip,”works at ETS, play in the the Blawenburg Band, and has been quietly composing and arranging music since college. At age 77, he released his debut album.

No Short Order of Art or Hope for Trenton A-Team’s Founder

The area’s most noted group of “outsider artists,” the Trenton A-Team is both humble in that it started at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) and grand in its connection to the human spirit — especially the soul of artist and A-Team co-founder Shorty Rose.

Band Mixes Old and New to Stir the Celtic Soul

Celtic rock band Na’Bodach returns to Randy Now’s Man Cave on Farnsworth Avenue in Bordentown for a rollicking performance on Saturday, June 29.

Musician Stands Against Fear & Up for Art All Night

Trenton musician Nikki Nalbone — aka Nikki Nailbomb — describes Art All Night as her favorite event of all the events she plays.

Ten Years of Collecting on View at State Museum

The art of collecting has become a theme of sorts at the New Jersey State Museum where exhibitions have been highlighting objects obtained for the museum through the New Jersey State Museum Foundation.

Opera Review: ‘Nixon in China’

Princeton Festival’s ‘Nixon in China’ is a production for the ages. Consider it abundant luck if you have the chance to see it.

Theater’s 50th Anniversary Doubles Down on Toil & Trouble

Marking the beginning of its 50th season, Shakespeare ’70, the theater company with long roots at the College of New Jersey, will present the Bard’s dark 1606 work, “Macbeth.”

Opportunities: For Kids and Adults

West Windsor Arts Council has multiple upcoming opportunities for artists and performers.

Princeton Summer Theater Review: ‘Falsettos’

William Finn and James Lapine’s “Falsettos” was always an amalgam of two works written two years apart and in different styles.

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