Category: Entertainment

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

Count Basie Unveils New Space for Its Theater Performing Arts Academy

By Madelynne Kislovsky RED BANK – The curtain has gone up on the Count Basie Theatre’s new Performing Arts Academy building, located at 111 Monmouth Street, next to the theater....

September 24, 2015 | comments

Springsteen Surprise at Count Basie

By Marion Lynch RED BANK – On the night before he turned 66, hometown rocker Bruce Springsteen gave a special gift to the sold-out crowd during the finale of the...

September 23, 2015 | comments

‘Learning to Drive’ (Rated R)

“Learning to Drive” is an unusual combination of good actors and an odd story that is rooted in metaphor. That said, here is the plot without the complications; we’ll get...

September 21, 2015 | comments

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