Category: Entertainment

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

Pop Singer Charlie Puth of Rumson Returns To Count Basie

  By Mary Ann Bourbeau RED BANK – After scoring two platinum singles, two American Music Awards, an MTV Music Award, a Golden Globe nomination and three Grammy nominations, Rumson’s...

April 7, 2016 | comments

Don’t Cry for Patti LuPone, Red Bank

By Mary Ann Bourbeau RED BANK – Patti LuPone knew from a very young age that she was destined for a career in music. “When I was 3 or 4...

March 18, 2016 | comments

Introducing…The Weeklings

  By Chris Spiewak The breakup of The Beatles in 1970 brought disbelief and sadness to millions of people. One of the most popular groups in history left a void...

March 12, 2016 | comments

Shannon Corsi: Blazing Her Own Trail

By Chris Spiewak RUMSON — There’s more than one way to attend the 58th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles this month. And Rumson Fair Haven High School student Shannon...

February 6, 2016 | comments

Beam Him Up: William Shatner Comes to Count Basie

By Mary Ann Bourbeau RED BANK – William Shatner has a certain charm about him, making a reporter feel as if her interview is the most important one he has...

January 29, 2016 | comments

Movie Review: ‘The Hateful Eight’ (Rated R)

Quentin Tarantino did one thing right in his latest movie; he nailed the title:  “The Hateful Eight.” And you will be stuck with all of them in a blood-soaked barn for...

January 26, 2016 | comments

Bergman: Director for all Times

  Now is the time, nearly one month away from the Academy Awards, when the general public does a crash course in nominated films. Additional show times are added at...

January 26, 2016 | comments

Historical Chair Exhibit Opens Jan. 23

FREEHOLD – A reception and formal opening of Monmouth County Historical Association newest exhibition “Of the Best Materials and Good Workmanship: 19th Century New Jersey Chairmaking” will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday,...

January 19, 2016 | comments

In High Demand: Vocalist Layonne Holmes

By Chris Spiewak Demand is a powerful word, whether used as a verb or a noun. The word “demand” can also have the word “pressure” associated with it, especially in...

January 18, 2016 | comments

The Playwright & The Professor

  Two River Theater Founder Co-Writes Play By Mary Ann Bourbeau RED BANK – They say writers write about what they know, and that is certainly true for Robert M....

January 14, 2016 | comments

A Gold Star Memorial in Holmdel

By Marie Maber HOLMDEL – In 1980, then Holmdel resident and high school track and cross-country athlete, Brian Hanlon, now of Toms River, had a decision to make. He had...

January 8, 2016 | comments

Kathleen Madigan Brings Her Real-Life Humor to Red Bank

By Mary Ann Bourbeau RED BANK – Kathleen Madigan has been performing stand-up comedy for 25 years, and she is content with that. She has no desire to helm a...

January 8, 2016 | comments

A Two River Tradition: Southside Johnny Rings in the New Year

By Mary Ann Bourbeau RED BANK – For close to three decades, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes have helped people ring in the new year with a good time,...

December 31, 2015 | comments

Power Couple: Matt O’Ree and Eryn Shewell

By Chris Spiewak The music business makes it difficult to find success in both career and love, with so many long days and late nights cutting into personal time. Those...

December 22, 2015 | comments

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