Category: Entertainment

The Downtowner for the Week of July 25

By Mary Ann Bourbeau Friday, July 25 Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler, Smash Mouth and Uncle Kracker, gates open at 5 p.m. Stone Pony Summer Stage 913 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park 732-502-0600...

July 25, 2014 | comments

‘Beatlemania’ Benefit at two River Theater Aug. 3

RED BANK – A concert, featuring the Broadway production of the “Beatlemania” stage show, will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3., at the Two River Theater to benefit the...

July 25, 2014 | comments

FilmOneFest: Great Stories in a Minute

By Mary Ann Bourbeau ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – FilmOneFest gives new meaning to the term “short film.” In fact, all of the films that will be shown at the annual event...

July 18, 2014 | comments

Scene on Stage: ‘Grease’ is the Word at Count Basie

By Philip Dorian Let’s separate the play from the production. “Grease” isn’t much of a show, but once you get past the mindless plot, the shallow characters and the disturbing...

July 18, 2014 | comments

Scene on Film: ‘Life Itself’

  Rated: R By Joan Ellis You won’t find many people who live their dreams as thoroughly as Roger Ebert did. “Life Itself” is a documentary record of his joyful...

July 18, 2014 | comments

Skywatch: Week of July 18 to 25

  By Flo Higgins Leo has a totally different attitude about love and life than a Cancer. So we find folks born from the 18th to 21st of July this year sensitive...

July 18, 2014 | comments

The Downtowner for the Week of July 18-24

By Mary Ann Bourbeau Friday, July 18 Friday Night Jamz featuring singers, Christian rappers, mimes and liturgical dances, 7 p.m. Mt. Zion Church 172 Catherine St., Red Bank 732-741-3875 311 gates...

July 18, 2014 | comments

The Boss: 101

  By Mary Ann Bourbeau WEST LONG BRANCH – There are countless places to gather information about Bruce Springsteen – articles, websites, books, magazines and documentaries. There is even a...

July 11, 2014 | comments

NJ Rep Serves Up ‘Butler’

By Phil Dorian Rarely has a slice of history been as entertainingly – and accurately – portrayed as in “Butler,” Richard Strand’s world-premiere play now at New Jersey Repertory Company...

July 11, 2014 | comments

LET’S GO! Gone Today, Here Tomorrow?

By Linda McK. Stewart Maybe you too were stopped short by the illustrated cover of a  New York Times Sunday Magazine. It was captioned, ***italThe Mammoth Cometh.***END And there he...

July 11, 2014 | comments

‘Begin Again’

Rated R By Joan Ellis There is nothing predictable about “Begin Again.” If most movies follow the complications of relationships, this one has something quite different in mind. Writer/director John Carney...

July 11, 2014 | comments

A Summer Wine at a Great Value

By Nicholas Harary When we opened Restaurant Nicholas in 2000, we had 10 Viogniers on the list. Most were from Condrieu, a tiny growing region in France, whose impossibly steep,...

July 11, 2014 | comments

Skywatch: Week of July 11 – 18

  By Flo Higgins To the kind souls born this week, they are living and dealing with the wonder of handling the likes of a moonchild and a Leo. This...

July 11, 2014 | comments

The Downtowner: Week of July 11

  By Mary Ann Bourbeau Friday, July 11 Zac Brown, 7 p.m. PNC Arts Center Exit 116, Garden State Parkway, Holmdel www.livenation.com Tickets $43.85-$94.55   Friday through Sunday, July 11-13 Grease,” 8...

July 11, 2014 | comments

Have No Fear, Shakespeare is Here!

      The Bard’s “The Winter’s Tale” on Great Lawn at Brookdale By Mary Ann Bourbeau LINCROFT – Along with students and community members involved in Brookdale Community College’s...

July 4, 2014 | comments

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