Category: Entertainment

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

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

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