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School of Rock and a Lesson in Social Justice

October 15, 2021

When the School of Rock Princeton, an afterschool music program for kids/tweens/teens, held its grand opening last month, it designated the Princeton-based Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in Princeton as its beneficiary.

The results: First, a donation of $350 to the Rustin Center, the educational enclave and safe-space for LGBTQIA youths, intersectional families, and marginalized ...

Weekend Update: Unexpected Music in Unexpected Places

When it comes to the arts, Princeton offers a lot, especially when you consider its size. But Princeton is not a particularly good town for casual music. There is no jazz club or folk music café or – heaven forbid – rock ‘n’ roll venue.

On Fridays and Saturdays, when you would expect a bar or restaurant to be packed with college kids (and wannabes) dancing to ...

Princeton Symphony Appoints Assistant Conductor

Kenneth Bean, an instructor and conductor in the Philadelphia area and an active trumpet player, has been appointed assistant conductor of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. Bean, selected following a competitive search and audition process, will serve as cover conductor for the PSO’s music director Rossen Milanov and will lead rehearsals as conductor of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Youth ...

Weekend Update -- Updated with Live Theater

Our first crack at the weekend update for October 8 through 10 failed to mention the resumption of live theater in town. Princeton University’s student-run Theatre Intime is continuing its production of “Sniper” at Murray Theater on the campus with shows Saturday and Sunday, October 9 and 10, at 8 p.m.

A “talkback” with playwright Bonnie Culver will take place ...

Weekend Update: Live, In-Person, and Maybe Even TV

Masks are still in order, and proof of vaccination should be on hand, but other than that Princeton is snapping back to something close to pre-pandemic normal. Another turning point comes this weekend when the Princeton University Orchestra offers its first live performances since the pandemic began.

The orchestra, directed by Michael Pratt, will offer two free programs Friday and Saturday, ...

Weekend Update: From Electric Vehicles to Colombian Folk Music

Oh no, they haven’t just canceled Halloween; they’ve canceled the entire month of October! Well that’s what we first thought when we looked at the Princeton Community News weekend update below and saw a screening of The Hunchback of Notre Dame as one of the first items up. If it’s Halloween already, then what happened to the 30 days preceding it?

But no, it’s just ...

Weekend Update: What's on TAP For Saturday and Sunday

Here's what’s happening around town this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26

Saturday, September 25

If you wake up Saturday morning and something feels unusual, that’s because it is. Princeton, a college town, is doing what college towns do – enjoying a college football weekend.

For the first time since the fall of 2019 Princeton will host a football ...

From the Pineys of Pine Street, a Lesson in Proxemics

The Pineys, as the residents of Pine Street call themselves, every year for the past 44 years in mid-September get together and celebrate proxemics - the study of the human use of space. Pineys have studied the way they use space, and they take pride, comfort, and joy in declaring that their use of space among themselves can be summarized by one word – closeness.

On the evening of ...

At the Arts Council's Busy Weekend, It Feels Like 'The Way We Were'

Artists are supposed to be somewhat ahead of the curve, but we still marvel at the how quickly the Arts Council of Princeton seems to be snapping back to normal – i.e. live and in-person – operations after these many months of COVID-era restrictions.

The ACP kicks off another busy weekend Friday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m. with what promises to be a monthly story-telling and open ...

In the Arts, Princeton Makes

Princeton entrepreneur, artist, and businessman Jim Levine beat me fairly, squarely, and creatively. To be perfectly truthful, my mini personal loss translates to a huge win for the entire Princeton community of artists and art lovers – including myself. On Saturday, September 18, Princeton Makes, a new artists’ cooperative and a brainstorm of Princeton resident Jim Levine, will open ...


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Email is Key to News Publishers Clawing Back Advertising Dollars from Social Media

Many news publishers are struggling to produce enough advertising dollars to be sustainable, with many now erecting paywalls or going the non-profit route to attempt to stay in business. However, publications would be wise to think about what advantages that they can bring to a potential advertiser that social media cannot offer. One such tool is email.

Any publisher who has stayed on top of ...

How a Change of Plan Led TAPinto's Newest Franchisee to Stay in Princeton

PRINCETON, NJ -- Richard Rein had a 4-month plan.  He was going to work with a Princeton University professor, who was teaching a class on expository writing.  After that, head north.

“My original plan was to move to New York City where the action was,” Rein said.

That was nearly 4 decades ago.  He never left.

Today, Rein is still in ...

How Content Marketing Can Benefit Your Business

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - You already have a fancy website your customers use.  It's a crucial aspect of building your business.  But alone, it likely won't be enough to get the job done.  Business owners need to invest in content marketing.

Think of it like this: the owner of a pizza restaurant writes a column on rolling pizza dough.  The brewmaster of a popular ...

Steps to Minimize Your Chances of Developing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has affected millions of women worldwide, and chances are you or someone you know has been impacted by this disease.

Though there is no known way to prevent or cure breast cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, especially if you take action while you’re younger and healthier. Here is a list of things you can do and lifestyle changes that could reduce the ...

It’s Pumpkin Season! 5 Healthy Fall Recipes You’ll Love

Hello, pumpkin season!

Pumpkin is not only tasty, it’s also a superfood because it is high in Vitamins C and A, which help with eye health, boosting immunity, heart health, and more! Below is a list of five creative and tasty recipes that include this delicious and nutritional fall produce.

Pumpkin Muffin

Who doesn’t love a muffin on a crisp fall morning? These muffins are ...

How to Eat Mindfully (and Why It’s Important)

Everyone’s relationship with food is unique. Some people may love the act of cooking and eating a meal, some people may not know how to cook, and others may feel eating is just another item on their to-do list. Unfortunately, many of us tend to rush through our meals, often sitting in front of the TV or focusing on other things when eating, and that usually means we’re not really ...