Thursday, January 17, 2013
Rutgers Alum/comedian performs at Art After Hours at the Zimmerli in February as part of its focus on Russian art.
Thursday, January 17
Explore recent history through the eyes of Soviet underground artists at Art After Hours on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 5 to 9 p.m., at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. The event spotlights “Leonid Sokov: Ironic Objects” with a curator-led exhibition tour and opportunity to meet the artist, a stand-up comedy performance by Rutgers alumnus Ben Rosenfeld, and a screening of the documentary “From Gulag to Glasnost: The Art of Resistance.” Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for 65 and over; and free for museum members, children under 18, and Rutgers students, faculty, and staff (with ID). Art After Hours is the eclectic evening series held on the first Wednesday of the month at the Zimmerli. The February program begins with a 5:30 p.m. …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The immensely popular children's show will perform live at State Theatre on Feb. 7 and 8.
Get your dancing shoes on, as the music-driven children's program known as "Yo Gabba Gabba!" is coming to New Brunswick next month. "Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE!: Get the Sillies Out!" will perform on Thursday, Feb. 7 and Friday, Feb. 8 at State Theatre in New Brunswick. The 50 city tour is the third for the "Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE!" concert series, according to a press release from promoters. 2011's touring production, "Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE!: It’s Time to Dance!" played to families at 120 performances nationwide. Performances are scheduled for 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on both Feb. 7 and Feb. 8. Tickets start at $25, and are available by clicking here. State Theatre is located at 15 Livingston Ave. For more information and a full list of performances, …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The Gourgaud Gallery at the Cranbury Town Hall presents the fourth annual "January Open Call for Artists" exhibit beginning Jan. 6
The Gourgaud Gallery at Cranbury Town Hall will showcase its fourth annual “January Open Call for Artists” exhibit from Jan. 6 to 27. In keeping with the theme "Art to Curl Up With," local artists will fill the gallery walls through January with various mediums including oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, photography, and collage. Artists were challenged this year to think of their favorite book for inspiration or to reflect on things that they do when it's cold. Last year's exhibit featured more than 22 artists with 45 pieces of original art on display. Daniel Thomas, Chairperson for the yearly event and member of the Gourgaud Gallery Committee, said he is pleased to announce that he is expecting the usual great attendance for this annual …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Entertainment writer Jonathan Elliott takes a look back at the tops in pop culture of the past year. Does your list match his?
All right, here's the deal. There's highbrow, super-high-quality art; then there's lowbrow, late-night-drive-thru, junky-but fun entertainment. And I don't see much point in pulling apart my list between the two distinctions. If it's enjoyable, and fulfills its function well, and is worth my—and your—time, it made this list. Welcome to no-brow, friends. Here we go! 5. PITCH PERFECT I know, I know. But this was the surprise snark comedy of the year for me, deserving of a place on the shelf next to Mean Girls and Bring It On and Easy A and Drop Dead Gorgeous. It gets the college a cappella scene really, really right, and it's fun, and loud, and cheer-worthy where you expect it. And holy crap, someone needs to give Anna Kendrick the vehicle …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The one-hour telethon will feature superstar celebrities, including Bruce Springsteen and Sting.
Americans are used to watching telethons for desperate and needy people around the globe. On Friday, a one-hour live benefit telethon featuring superstar guests will raise money for an issue close to home: the victims of Superstorm Sandy. Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Sting headline the event. “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" airs from 8-9 p.m. on NBCUniversal networks. The Huffington Post reports that money raised will go to the Red Cross to help surivors with the baiscs – medical care, shelter, food. The live telethon will be hosted by NBC “Today” anchor Matt Lauer, and broadcast from the NBC studio at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The following channels will air the show: NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Censorship is alive and well, as highlighted by Banned Books Week—and you might be surprised by who the most vocal challengers of books are.
The importance of the First Amendment and the concept of "intellectual freedom" might not always be readily apparent to most kids, but Banned Books Week is a great opportunity to make those lessons come alive for children—and adults. Banned Books Week is held annually during the last week of Sept. (Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2012). The week is an occasion for libraries and bookstores across the U.S. to help folks realize just how real and ongoing a problem censorship is. More than 11,000 books have been challenged (though not necessarily successfully censored) since 1982, the inaugural year of Banned Books Week. According to the American Library Association (ALA), the vast majority of challenges to books are initiated locally by parents, likely in …
Friday, September 28, 2012
The Pierre Dujué Jazz Quartet will perform at Teddy's tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
You may know Pierre Dujué as the Cranbury Cobbler, the town’s own shoe-whisperer of sorts. But Dujué is a man of many talents, and you may be pleasantly surprised by what he has in store for Cranbury tonight. Until recently, Dujué’s shop was a fixture on Main Street for more than two decades, but due to a failing industry, he has since packed up shop and turned his attentions to other ventures. “If I were to have my druthers, I would be a professional musician,” the amateur saxophonist said in an interview last August. It seems his dreams may be coming to fruition tonight, as the recently formed band called the Pierre Dujué Jazz Quartet will perform at Teddy’s Restaurant from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The group will perform their renditions of …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Colleen Cahill will hold an opening for her show "Transitions" on October 7
Cranbury artist Colleen Cahill will showcase her collection of pastels, watercolors, and mix media pieces throughout October at the Gourgaud Gallery, 23-A N. Main Street. Cahill will hold an opening for her collection on October 7 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. She said she titled her exhibition “Transitions” because it mirrors her life at this time. “I hope you enjoy my most recent efforts to translate my emotional vision to two dimensional surfaces,” Cahill said. The artist said she has appreciated art from a young age. “I grew up as most children do with my crayons and color pencils doodling and sketching,” Cahill said. “Very soon it became apparent that art was something that I needed to explore.” She moved on from crayons to oils, eventually …
Monday, September 17, 2012
While the Cranbury location has undergone changes to its facade, the ballet school continues to cultivate dancers of all ages and levels
In time for Cranbury Day and the start of classes, Princeton Ballet School’s Cranbury location reopened after undergoing major renovations. The School began classes in early September, welcoming more than 1,000 returning and new students to Princeton, New Brunswick, and Cranbury locations. American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School unveiled the renovated studio during Cranbury day with performances from advanced and junior students in the American Repertory Ballet Workshop.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Architect-turned-author Richard Pratt will sign copies of his Hightstown architecture guide at the Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society tonight
Richard Pratt, a lover of old buildings and an architectural preservation buff, shares tips and tricks to preserving historic buildings, among other things, in his book A Guide to the Architecture of Hightstown Houses Book. During a book signing today at 7:00 p.m. at the Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society, 164 North Main Street, Hightstown, author Pratt will present his 166-page guide, which showcases the architecture in Hightstown from 1785 through approximately 1970. “It’s more of a book for the lay person–it’s not a history book, per se,” Pratt said. Pratt’s inspiration for the book came from his own endeavors to renovate his Hightstown home. After searching for historic pictures of his house to establish how his porch looked in…