Princeton Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert was suberb

The Christmas concert by Princeton Symphony Orchestra on December 17 was a show that could well be said to rival Radio City, tap dancing...

Legends of the Fall

Three great reads for the season Blame It On Bianca Del Rio by Bianca Del Rio  Releasing the standard dance track or reality show is...

A Christmas Carol: A new setting of an old gem

Ever since 1846, when Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was written, this Christmas Eve’s ghost story has been a beloved staple of the holiday season. The...

“The Sting”: The con is on!

It’s nothing new for stage musicals to be made out of well-remembered movies. The Sting, now making its world premiere at the Paper Mill...

“Motown” hits Philadephia again!

I've discovered that Motown and Broadway have a lot in common — a family of wonderfully talented, passionate, hardworking young people, fiercely competitive but...

Voices of Light – The passion of Joan of Arc

Voices of Light, an oratorio performed by the Princeton Festival Chorus and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, accompanying a showing of Theodore Dreyer’s 1928 silent...

“The Color Purple” is a powerful musical tale

The latest Paper Mill production is a show to be savored The Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn opens its 80th Anniversary season with The Color...

Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red-Hot Mamas wows at the...

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Like Carnegie Hall in New York, which has a main stage, Zankel Hall, and Weill Hall, the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia has several venues under its roof. "Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red-Hot Mamas" is the wonderful musical being offered by the Independence Studio on 3 at the Walnut Street Theatre from now until December 29.

“Wild Horses” is a different and powerful view of the start...

I have long said that the New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch consistently brings to its audiences outstanding new plays staged by directors...

Summer releases to lighten your mood

From the first strains of the lead single (and album title) Ariana Grande is here to prove to both her fans and the music world that she is now, a “Dangerous Woman.” While some still see this former Disney star as a child star, on this album, Ms. Grande is all grown up. The 80’s style strains of “Dangerous Woman” stakes her claim for potential future pop queen, while the remainder of the album follows along the same theme; Ms. Grande has certainly grown up. Like Britney and Christina before her, Grande has chosen tracks (and album artwork) that demonstrate her journey into adulthood.

Tracks like the reggae styled “Side To Side” and “Let Me Love You” feature R&B artists Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne respectively, giving Grande a sense of street cred. “Bad Decisions” is the kind of party pop track her fans have come to love from her, while tracks like “I Don’t Care” and “Sometimes” give a sultry air to Grande’s already proven vocal abilities. One of the standouts on the album is “Leave Me Lonely”, including 50’s style track, with heavy piano and guest vocals from Macy Gray, who adds a touch of old school vocals to any track she guests on. “Dangerous Woman” is a natural progression for an artist that shows with this package that she has much more yet to come.