Category: Lifestyles

Avis Anderson – The Fixer

By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen | Avis Anderson is a fixer. No, not the kind of fixer that lawyers hire who use legal loopholes to get a bad-guy client off, like...

May 24, 2017 | comments

Black Flamingos Go Surfin’ On Broad Street

By Mary Ann Bourbeau | RED BANK  – To celebrate the release of their first full-length album, the surf music band Black Flamingos is having a record release show on...

May 19, 2017 | comments

Restaurant Review: Birravino

By Bob Sacks | The party was in full swing as we opened the door and walked into Birravino on Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, on a recent Friday night. It sounded as...

May 18, 2017 | comments

Blue Hawk, Monmouth U’s Record Label, Releases 10th EP

By Ryan Gallagher | Photos by Rachel Disipio WEST LONG BRANCH – Blue Hawk Records is a record label created by Monmouth University faculty and students for the musically inclined at...

May 8, 2017 | comments

Theater Review: “The Women of Padilla”

By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen | Tony Meneses new play, “The Women of Padilla,” is about eight women who are married to eight brothers who are away fighting an unknown...

April 28, 2017 | comments

“Greenery” Is the Color of the Year

By Elizabeth Wulfhorst | An avocado. A Granny Smith apple. A freshly mown lawn. Nature provides a bounty of beautiful greens for our visual enjoyment. And green is a color...

April 21, 2017 | comments

Everybody’s Dad Pitches In to Help the Arts

By Mary Ann Bourbeau | LONG BRANCH – Many people know Dan Lauria as the father in the Emmy Award-winning television show, “The Wonder Years.” Others recognize him from TV’s “Pitch”...

April 19, 2017 | comments

Quon & Son: Father and Son Artists

By Mary Ann Bourbeau | RED BANK – Graphic artist Mike Quon has been creating visual communications and whimsical illustrations for years. In addition to his marketing and advertising work,...

March 31, 2017 | comments

Local Filmmaker Tells Story of Highland Beach

By Rick Geffken Raised in Rumson, self-described “river kid” Chris Brenner never thought about becoming a filmmaker. Like most of his friends in the Two River area, he spent lots...

March 28, 2017 | comments

Lee Carr: The Luck of the Irish

By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen Opportunity always seemed to knock at Louis Carr Jr.’s door. You might even call it the luck of the Irish. Better known as Lee, the...

March 23, 2017 | comments

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