Category: Entertainment

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

Best Bottle Night?

By Bob Sacks When you have friends who are so oeno-centric that they devote enormous amounts of time, talk, and effort in an unending search for great wines, it is...

December 22, 2015 | comments

Film Review: Brooklyn

By Joan Ellis See “Brooklyn” when you’re feeling peaceful. This flawless, quiet movie breaks all the usual rules and washes gently over any audience. Don’t expect the usual fare of...

December 5, 2015 | comments

Scene on Stage: ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’

By Phil Dorian No one was more skeptical than I when Two River Theater announced an all-male “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum,” a musical comedy...

November 24, 2015 | comments

Musicals and Miracles From 34th Street to the Jersey Shore

By Mary Ann Bourbeau MANASQUAN – If the songs in “Miracle on 34th Street, the Musical” sound familiar, there’s an easy explanation. They were written by playwright and composer Meredith...

November 24, 2015 | comments

Film Review: Suffragette

‘Suffragette’  Rated PG-13 By Joan Ellis It’s dark, intense, and horrifying. That’s Suffragette, and if you think you’ll be watching a piece of history involving women marching peacefully for the right to...

November 18, 2015 | comments

TV and Film: Celebration of Bad

Television and film watchers develop a habit of comparing people in their own lives to those depicted on the screen. Whether it’s the belief that Elaine Benes is your spirit...

November 18, 2015 | comments

Theater Review: Peter Pan

By Phil Dorian Phoenix Productions’ “Peter Pan” is the first Count Basie Theatre show following the announcement of the venue’s ambitious expansion plans. Uplifted – literally and figuratively – by...

November 18, 2015 | comments

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