Sunday, March 7, 2021

Simon Saltzman

The holiday season was drawing to a close. As anticipated, it was not home for the holidays for our dear friends Sally and Frank, and their two children Ted...

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...

In the Galleries

Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau, 609-921-6748. Craftsmanship, Comfort, and Elegance: The Architecture of Rolf W. Bauhan, 1920 to 1966, a show celebrating the work of the...

Mark Nelson’s Relative Success

Perhaps portraying a young Albert Einstein in Steve Martin's comedy Picasso at the Lapin Agile has given Mark Nelson a facility for calculating his career. Believe me, I'm no...

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The Fall of Icarus

You don’t expect to find insights into our troubled times from the Flemish Old Masters. But on a recent trip to Brussels I found myself wandering into the Royal Museum of Fine Arts.