Arts & Entertainment

April 28, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The State Theatre New Jersey sparkles on nights when a show, a concert or some other performance draws 1,000 or more patrons, her marquee casting a white glow across Livingston Avenue. She is a timeless beauty, so demure and classy. A woman never tells her age, but if you ...

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Virtual Rutgers Day When: Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrated spring with a day of learning, exploring and fun for virtual Rutgers Day. Join them on Facebook today for exciting demonstrations, at-home activities, student performances and virtual tours. Wine Dinner When: May 2, 7:15 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The sound of jazz music will return to the city on Wednesday night. The New Brunswick Jazz Project will be presenting a Facebook Live concert starring pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton. The one-hour concert not only celebrates the project’s 10th anniversary, but it will ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Responding to coronavirus quarantines nationwide, many museums are turning to technology to fill the void. The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers-New Brunswick is taking it a step further with online demonstrations to help keep children and adults productive during this period of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -The director of the New Brunswick Public Library has announced it will be closed at least through Sunday March 22. The move comes after Gov. Phil Murphy urged the cancelation of all gatherings of 250 or more people. His office has also stressed residents exercise social ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The likes of Gary Cooper, Bob Hope and Houdini have graced the stage at the State Theatre over its 99-year history. The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, however, has forced officials to close the theater temporarily. State Theatre President and CEO Sarah Chaplin announced ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center's announcement Thursday that it would be shutting down came only hours after Gov. Phil Murphy’s office asked that gatherings of 250 people or more to be canceled. Merissa Buczny, the executive director at NBPAC and vice president at ...

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With some warm weather coming our way this week, New Brunswick has a great lineup of events from free networking to paint and sip nights. Check out the full list of happenings in the Hub City below.    Monday, March 9 Free Networking Event from 7 to 10 p.m. Where: The Heldrich Hotel ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The American Repertory Ballet will mark its 65th anniversary on March 14 with a gala event. The celebration will include a performance by its professional company and Princeton Ballet School students at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center and a dinner, silent auction and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Maxine Susman said she and the other eight members of their poetry collective were assigned the title cool women. They’ve spent the past 25 or so years living up to the name. What’s really cool, for Susman and the other eight members of Cool Women Poets, has been the ...

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Only 17 more days until it's officially spring and the Hub City has yet another jam-packed week full of great events. Check out our list below.   Monday, March 2 Marking Feminine Power: Women, the Sacred, and Equity from 7 to 9 p.m. Where: Rutgers College Avenue Student Center An ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Sana Colter, a classically trained flutist at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers–New Brunswick, remembers growing up in Harlem, learning to play the flute and piano in fourth grade and thinking that she would have to stop because her parents couldn’t afford the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Broadway veteran Laiona Michelle, writer and star of the critically acclaimed "Little Girl Blue - The Nina Simone Musical" — which enjoyed a sold-out run in 2019— will return to George Street Playhouse on March 19 for a one-night concert. "An Evening with Laiona Michelle: ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Candy, flowers and sparkly baubles? Meh. This Valentine’s Day, the American Repertory Ballet wants you and your sweetheart to fall in love with their performances of “Giselle.” The classic tale of romance broken, rekindled and broken again that has been engaging ...

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Need ideas for great things to do this Valentine’s Day? Well, New Brunswick has got you covered! Check out some great events going on in the Hub City this week below.    Monday, Feb. 10 Faculty Recital: “We are TRIO!” at 7:30 p.m. Where: Richard H. Shindell Choral Hall This free ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Tony Award-winning actress Harriet Harris (Broadway’s "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and "Cinderella"; "Frasier"; "Desperate Housewives") will star as real-world Senator Margaret Chase Smith opposite Lee Sellars (Netflix’s "House of Cards" and "Luke Cage") as Senator Joseph McCarthy ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A baby is born, a woman is dead and we are left to cogitate over a series of decisions made by a midwife on a stormy Vermont night. The characters in George Street Playhouse’s gripping production of “Midwives,” adapted by for the stage for the first time from Chris ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The faint swoosh of cars barreling down Route 1 could be heard in the distance where some leafless trees cast shadows across the asphalt and the sun just couldn’t warm the cold ground. This fenced-off section in the expansive parking lot behind the AMC Theatres is the final, ...

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January is over (finally) and to celebrate, the Hub City has many great events happening this week! Check out the list below.    Monday, Feb. 3 The 19th Amendment & New Jersey: A Centennial Celebration of Yesterday & Today at from 5 to 8 p.m. Where: New Jersey Law Center Join ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Crossroads Theatre Company’s Genesis Festival of Plays is back for a three-day run of three new works that stand true to the theatre’s history of telling stories that highlight issues and start conversations across ethnic, racial and cultural spectrums. The Genesis Festival, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - To commemorate National Poetry Month, the New Brunswick Free Public Library will publish its 22nd annual Poetry Month Celebration Anthology in April 2020. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 20. The Poetry Anthology is open to all poets from novice to previously ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A blood drive, a pop-up flower shop and a silent disco are on tap for Spring Tour 2020 at The Yard at College Avenue. The New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO) has announced spring lineup that will include a combination of special activities and recurring ...

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The first month of the decade is finally almost over and the Hub City has a jam-packed week of great events to end January on a high note. Check out the list below.    Monday, Jan. 27 MLK Dream Week: Demanding Freedom As Justice with Dr. Peniel E. Joseph at 6:30 p.m. Where: College ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers will be exhibiting the oil painting Two Peasant Women (1928-30) by Kazimir Malevich, a loan from the Moscow-based cultural project Encyclopedia of the Russian Avant-Garde, through May 17. The painting will welcome visitors at the entrance of ...

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Looks like it’s going to be a cold week in New Brunswick but that doesn’t stop the fun in the Hub City! Check out the list of great events below to help you escape the cold.    Monday, Jan. 20 Rutgers Women’s Basketball Game at 6 p.m. Where: Rutgers Athletic Center Grab all the red ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - By the time the curtain rises next week on the stage adaptation of author Chris Bohjalian's "Midwives," Ellen McLaughlin will have had a few dozen smoothies at the health food place on George Street and some steaks at nearby Catherine Lombardi. McLaughlin will be performing ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The third annual Windows of Understanding public art project, sponsored by the New Brunswick Community Arts Council, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and the Highland Park Arts Commission, will soon be spreading messages of compassion and awareness around ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rehearsals have begun at George Street Playhouse for New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian’s "Midwives" — a world-premiere play adapted by the author from his celebrated novel of the same name. The novel, which has sold more than 2 million copies, was also an ...

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It’s already an exciting 2020 in the Hub City and it’s only just begun! This week New Brunswick has everything to offer from a Rutgers Men’s Basketball game to open mic nights and live music. Check out the list below for great events happening this week.   Monday, Dec. 30 Rutgers Men's ...

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The holidays are quickly approaching and you know what that means - tons of festive events going on in the Hub City! Grab an unwrapped toy and head on over to the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center or enjoy a nice horse-drawn carriage ride this Sunday. Check out our full list of great events ...

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