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Out of Africa...With a Frenzy

January 25, 2015 02:41 AM ET | Eric Levin | Permanent Link

Early in Saturday night's American premiere of a work by the South African choreographer Robyn Orlin, the dancers of the all-male Senegalese troupe Jant-Bi begin to advance steadfastly toward and then literally into the audience--standing on the backs and armrests of occupied seats and striking a pose of invincible, unyielding bravado.

At that point, who could guess that this pinwheeling, sometimes perplexing, affair at Montclair State's Kasser Theater would culminate in a flood of joy uniting audience and performers?

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Light of Day Shines Brightest with The Boss

January 19, 2015 02:18 PM ET | Tammy La Gorce | Permanent Link

Dispatches from Light of Day’s “big show” — a multi-artist concert held annually at Asbury Park’s Paramount Theatre that closes a weeklong, statewide music festival — generally center around a single burning question: Did Springsteen show up to play?

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Cakebread and Agricola, a Dynamic Duo

January 09, 2015 05:42 PM ET | Pat Tanner | Permanent Link

Cakebread Cellars, for four decades a well-regarded Napa Valley winery, has a colorful name that is actually the name of the family that founded and runs it. On February 10, Dennis Cakebread will team up with Josh Thomsen, executive chef of Agricola in Princeton, for a dinner featuring several rare Cakebread wines.

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New Year's Eve Roundup: Ring in 2015 Locally

December 22, 2014 04:12 PM ET | Joanna Buffum | Permanent Link

Still looking for New Year's Eve plans? Look no further than New Jersey.

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Newark Says Goodbye to Clement A. Price

November 14, 2014 09:08 PM ET | Deborah P. Carter | Permanent Link

Family, friends, colleagues and legions of admirers said goodbye today to Clement Alexander Price, one of the staunchest advocates the city of Newark has known.

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Light of Day Winterfest 2015 Lineup Announced

November 13, 2014 08:32 PM ET | Joanna Buffum | Permanent Link

Tickets are now on sale for the New Jersey portions of the Light of Day Winterfest 2015, an annual grassroots music festival to raise funds to combat Parkinson’s disease.

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Have a Sip of Scotch! It’s Just $1,800 a Shot

October 28, 2014 06:02 PM ET | Tara Nurin | Permanent Link

Talk about racking up bragging rights. New Brunswick’s Stage Left Restaurant is giving 20 lucky (and presumably well-heeled) whisky aficionados the opportunity to hand over $1,800 for a single, one-ounce shot of a rare 50-year-old Scotch.

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