Category: Entertainment

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

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

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