Category: Entertainment

Brian Kirk (Not Your Average Musician)

By Chris Spiewak MOST READERS WILL recognize Brian Kirk as the leader of the tremendously successful party band Brian Kirk & The Jirks, but many may not realize that he...

July 25, 2016 | comments

Rock Review: Herding Sheep

  Story and photos by Chris Spiewak Sheep have been bred around the world for thousands of years, and there are actually over 40 sheep breeders in the state of...

July 14, 2016 | comments

Indie Film Festival Comes to Red Bank July 6-10

By Mary Ann Bourbeau RED BANK – It’s been a long time coming, but Red Bank finally has its own independent film festival. The Indie Street Film Festival, which includes...

June 30, 2016 | comments

Don Quixote Comes To The Stone Church

By Mary Ann Bourbeau ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Like Don Quixote, the members of All Saints’ Memorial Church were on a quest. Their quest was to draw more people into the...

June 23, 2016 | comments

RBC Raises $13K At ‘Make-A-Wish’ Carnival

RED BANK –  Over the past 5 years Red Bank Catholic has been inspired to host their own Make-a-Wish Carnival in their own backyard. They host the carnival to raise money...

May 12, 2016 | comments

Rock Review: Ronnie Brandt, Musician At Large

Story & Photos by Chris Spiewak Musicians are a well-traveled bunch; some journey around the county or state, and some trek across the country. For a songwriter, the experiences garnered...

May 10, 2016 | comments

Scene on Film: ‘Hello, My Name is Doris’

  Rated R By Joan Ellis In an inexplicable streak of bad luck for audiences, “Hello, My Name is Doris” is labored and contrived beyond the limits of normal endurance. Every single move...

May 7, 2016 | comments

Scene On Stage: Becket

French dramatist Jean Anouilh (1910-1987) claims to have written “Becket” “by chance,” after reading an account of 12th-century English history in which some 30 pages were devoted to the story...

April 21, 2016 | comments

Reel Remarks: French New Wave

In some circumstances, conflict brings resolution, criticism gives way to celebration, and formula is abolished by experiment. Welcome, the French New Wave. While not an official movement, the term was...

April 21, 2016 | comments

Rock Review: A Colossal Rebirth

By Chris Spiewak The “classic rock” sound of the 1970s and 1980s is still a hugely popular genre of music, and there are a few local bands recreating that sound...

April 19, 2016 | comments

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