#h#The Next Jon Stewart?#/h#

Vegas Lancaster of the College of New Jersey, the winner of this winter’s Catch A Rising Star College Comedy Challenge, will take the stage on Friday, March 30, at Catch’s Princeton club at the Hyatt for two performances at 8 and 10:30 p.m.

Competing in Atlantic City last December, Lancaster “outjoked” 11 other college finalists (over 50 vied in the preliminary rounds) from around New Jersey to claim first prize, a paid gig at a Catch club.

The Cherry Hill resident, a philosophy major, will open for Eddie Clark, who is headlining at Catch both March 30 and 31. Lancaster is only scheduled for the March 30 performances.

For reservations call 609-987-8018.

#h#Let There Be Peace#/h#

One of the most acclaimed and evocative artists of her generation, Dar Williams crafts tunes that resonate with passion and integrity. Williams, one of the leading voices in the contemporary folk scene, will headline the third annual Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) Concert for Peace to be held at Nassau Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 31.

Lyrically, William’s latest album “My Better Self” is a political album, in the most personal way. It combines songs of love and hate with tales that illustrate some of the many social and environmental issues that Williams holds dear to her heart. After college in the early 1990s, Williams launched her music career on the Boston-Cambridge coffeehouse folk circuit. In 1994 she recorded her first collection of songs, “The Honesty Room.” In order to keep her formidable legion of fans happy, Williams spends a good portion of her time touring. She has also shared the stage with artists such as Richard Thompson and Ani DiFranco.

In addition to benefits for organizations like the Coalition for Peace Action, Women Helping Women and Vermont Solar Power, Williams is a major financial supporter of an initiative by some Dartmouth College undergrads to support alternative energy sources. These students have refitted an old school bus powered by waste vegetable oil and are traveling the country to raise awareness about current global energy issues.

Concert for Peace, Saturday, March 31, 7:30 p.m. Coalition for Peace Action, Nassau Presbyterian Church, Nassau Street, Princeton. Dar Williams, one of the leading voices in contemporary folk scene, is the headliner. E. Stanley Stroman opens. Register. $35 to $60. A portion of the ticket cost is tax deductible. 609-924-5022 or www.peacecoalition.org.

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