Friday, February 28, 2020

Phone Friends: Adventures in Interviewing

You what!?" said conductor Matthias Bamert, appalled that I interview artists over the telephone, rather than in person. "I would never agree to an interview with somebody who wouldn't...

Mice Squeak, Kids Listen

"Sheep baa. Cows moo. Ducks quack.” These whimsical animal sounds have been with us as long as anyone can remember. And so have the toddlers who delight in cutting...

Sax Man, Classical Style

Playing classical saxophone is a musical niche , a niche that is not only small, but not necessarily sought after, says classical saxophonist Michael Whitcombe. “Being a classical saxophonist...

Fall Arts Preview

#b#Westminster Choir College of Rider University#/b#The Westminster Choir has thrilled audiences throughout the world, but Central New Jersey audiences take particular pride in Westminster Choir College as a staple...

Review: McCarter’s `June Moon’

We're never out of sight or earshot of a piano in “June Moon,” the 1929 Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman comedy that opened last Friday at McCarter Theater....

Review: ‘Uncle Vanya’

Place Westwind Repertory in that group of area companies whose productions of exciting and purely produced theater demand attention. The production of “Uncle Vanya,” which opened September 10 at...

Art in Abstraction

That looks terrible... Not bad now... It's still under-lit... Hot on the lower left...“That's pretty good.”High praise, at last, from exhibition curator Deborah Rosenthal as she fine-tunes the lighting...

Jackie Robinson Plus 50

Arnold Rampersad has written a brilliant and eloquent biography of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play a major professional team sport. His deeply moving book commemorates the...

A Young Poet’s World

Nourished by memory, poet Frederick Olessi has roamed the world from Calabria to Israel, from London to Seville. Yet unlike many a lost and wandering artist, he always comes...

‘As Bees in Honey Drown’ Theater Review

Who among us seekers of the good life would not be easily seduced by the likes of Alexa Vere de Vere, a glib and stylish grifter with a flair...

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Let’s Try . . . Elite Five Sushi & Grill

Tony Yu has opened Elite Five Sushi & Grill in an L-shaped space adjacent to the former Two Sevens restaurant.

The Fall of Icarus