Category: Entertainment

$20M Count Basie Expansion

By John Burton RED BANK – The Count Basie Theatre’s proposed expansion will have a profound effect on the arts community, and businesses are positive about the long-term economic impact....

October 29, 2015 | comments

Chef Lidia Shares Her Passions – Food & Family

By Mary Ann Bourbeau When she was 14 years old, Lidia Bastianich lied about her age so she could get a job in Walken’s Bakery in Astoria, Queens, which was...

October 28, 2015 | comments

Arts Council Presents Author & Citizen Soldier

The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council will feature Platte Moring in its “Artists and Authors” series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6 at the Arts Corner, 135 First Ave. Moring, the...

October 22, 2015 | comments

Theater Review: The Seedbed

by Philip Dorian Don’t you love a play that sprinkles mysterious hints throughout about plot and characters before resolving its loose ends in the final scene? With an ending you wouldn’t...

October 22, 2015 | comments

LEGO Movie Creators Honored at Monmouth University

By Mary Ann Bourbeau They may have been robbed of a 2014 Oscar nomination for best animated feature film, but Chris Miller and Phil Lord are still receiving accolades for...

October 22, 2015 | comments

Film Review: Freeheld

  By Joan Ellis Freeheld has been made with great care by people with a deep sense of mission for the cause of gay marriage. The movie is a reflection of...

October 21, 2015 | comments

Noted Sculptor Schomberg Returns to Brookdale

Thomas Schomberg, Creator of Iconic Rocky Statue By Judy O’Gorman Alvarez LINCROFT – Thomas Schomberg’s most recognizable work may be the iconic “Rocky” statue that stands outside the Philadelphia Museum...

October 15, 2015 | comments

Calling up the Ghosts and Ghouls of Atlantic Highlands

By Mary Ann Bourbeau ATLANTIC HIGHANDS – Atlantic Highlands will once again turn into Atlantic Frightlands, thanks to a new walking tour that will lead guests through some of the...

October 15, 2015 | comments

Film Review: Coming Home

In ‘Coming Home’ Director Zhang Yimou has succeeded where so many others fail. He has directed superb actors in a love story that washes slowly over the audience while handing...

October 13, 2015 | comments

Rumson Mom is Dame of Comedy

By Mary Ann Bourbeau Although she portrays 19 different characters in her one-woman show, “Dames of Our Lives,” Maggie Condon doesn’t do costume changes. Standing on stage dressed in black,...

October 12, 2015 | comments

Escape Room Unlocks an Unusual Night Out in Red Bank

By Madelynne Kislovsky   RED BANK – An intriguing new kind of entertainment experience is coming to Red Bank. Trap Door Escape Room, a physical adventure game in which people...

October 2, 2015 | comments

‘Pawn Sacrifice’ – Rated PG-13

By Joan Ellis Where were you when chess prodigy Bobby Fischer was becoming a legend? If you were around in the ‘50s, you began to hear stories about the self-taught...

October 2, 2015 | comments

A Roosevelt Visits Rumson

By Sharon Hazard The Roosevelt family, perhaps one of the most beloved families in American history, has roots in Monmouth County, including the Sea Bright Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club...

October 2, 2015 | comments

Oktoberfest Comes to Middletown

By Mary Ann Bourbeau Can’t make it to Bavaria for Oktoberfest this year? Put on your dirndl or your lederhosen and head on over to the Middletown Arts Center, where...

October 2, 2015 | comments

The Polite and Hilarious Comic

By Mary Ann Bourbeau RED BANK – “I was born. When I was 23 I started telling jokes. Then I started going on television and doing films. That’s still what...

September 29, 2015 | comments

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