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The Opera That Never Happened: 'Shostakovich and the Black Monk" in Princeton

The Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich spent decades of his life hoping to create an opera based on Anton Chekhov's story "The Black Monk." The opera was never realized and four decades after Shostakovich's death, a collaboration of theater and classical music is telling the story of "The Black Mo

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-22 15:01:00

PRINCETON: Bennett's hard work pays off for PHS tennis

Helen Bennett spent the first three years of her Princeton High tennis career making the slow climb up the JV ladder. Now a senior, Bennett has established herself as a fixture in the singles lineup for the Little Tigers, realizing that her hard work and determination have paid off. "I played two ye

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-22 15:00:00

Vengeance: An Op-Ed in the Form of a Poem

I wrote is after Miami was deluged with flood water, as Irma barreled North along Western Florida. The news since -- the second Mexican earthquake, the devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Maria, the war of words between Trump and Kim, another cop acquitted in the shooting of a black man -- has not

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-22 21:18:02

Are You Carrying the Right Credit Card for Your Financial Goals?

(StatePoint) If you've ever been confused by how to find the right credit card, you're not a... Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-23 05:00:00

STAGE REVIEW: 'Simpatico' at McCarter Theatre

Wham! Sam Shepard's "Simpatico" hits you right between the eyes from the get-go in this production at the McCarter's Berlind Theatre through Oct. 15. The actors, key production crew, and the director are here from Chicago, home of the city's celebrated storefront ensemble A Red Orchid Theatre. As Ar

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-22 16:08:00

University opens new Lewis Center Buildings with 'A Festival of the Arts'

The new Peter B. Lewis Center for Arts consists of three buildings - the Wallace Dance Building and Theater, the New Music Building, and the Arts Tower. The Wallace building consists of rehearsal space and theater for dance and theater students; the New Music Building includes rooms for music studen

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-22 15:49:00

HOPEWELL: Local entrepreneur keeps 'spirits' high with latest venture

Grass-fed. Free range. Organic. Today's culture is filled with buzzwords that aim at boiling products down to a feeling of authenticity; of a time long past where hometown farmers and grocers helped feed the United States. For serial entrepreneur and long-time Hopewell resident Ray Disch, some of th

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-22 13:15:51

Princeton tops colleges with best online programs

The metric may change, but Princeton remains the highest-rated. In this case, the renowned university topped Online College Plan's list of New Jersey institutions with the best online programs. The list was compiled using a methodology based on freshmen retention rates and graduation rates. These me

NJBIZ - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

$8 million project will 'daylight' a creek in Trenton

TRENTON -- A stretch of the Assunpink Creek is getting new life. The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced Friday a project that will "daylight," or bring above ground, a portion of the lower Assunpink that runs under Trenton's downtown. The project will involve removing a 50

NJ.COM - 2017-09-22 21:54:04

Back Talk: Discarded mattresses; Hood rats in Trenton

I think Hamilton Township should have the same rules about mattresses being put out in the garbage. They should be covered in plastic too. I don't think the sanitation workers should be subject to have to pick them up without being covered in plastic with bedbugs being as rampant as they are. What,

TRENTONIAN - 2017-09-23 04:00:00

Farm to tap partnerships keep authentic brews flowing

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. (AP) Farm-to-table cuisine is a well-known food trend in which locally grown produce is used seasonally by chefs to create an authentic hometown taste. But now, in Central Jersey, there is a new trend farm to tap. It's a natural partnership: A craft brewer using a farmer's locally

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-23 15:00:00

Community Yard Sale - The Ivins Outreach Center

GREAT LOCATION! COME TO SHOP AND SELL! Morrisville Presbyterian Church parking lot located directly on West Trenton Avenue adjacent to The Ivins Outreach Center. ~ Crafters and other Vendors needed. ~ 10 foot spaces available for $25 each. ~ Bring your own table or rent one for an additional $5 (lim

BUCKSLOCALNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 15:00:00

Local religion digest: Anthea Butler to present Gallagher Memorial lecture at Albright College

Religious studies scholar Anthea Butler, Ph.D., will present Albright College's 16th annual James J. Gallagher Memorial Lecture on Thursday at 4 p.m. in Klein Lecture Hall. The lecture, "But Her Emails: Women, Religion and Politics in the 2016 Election -Where Do We Go From Here?" is free and open to

READING EAGLE - 2017-09-23 07:01:00

N.J. serial killer nurse featured on TV show airing Sunday

The story of the state's most infamous serial killer who has admitted to killing dozens of his patients while he worked as a nurse in New Jersey and Pennsylvania will be featured on HLN Sunday. "Something's Killing Me" will close its season on the network with a profile of Charles Cullen, a former c

NJ.COM - 2017-09-23 23:20:22

What was it like to be a pilot during World War II? This veteran knows

Inside the Millville Army Air Field Museum, a green uniform stands neatly pressed in the corner. It stands on display for visitors to observe. It belongs to First Lieutenant Charles Osborne. Osborne was a P-47 Thunderbolt pilot during World War II. Being a pilot who trained Millville was just one of

NJ.COM - 2017-09-23 12:20:27

L.A. Parker: The time Kim Jong-un won a Scrabble game against me

In this Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, file photo distributed by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivers a statement in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP B

TRENTONIAN - 2017-09-23 04:00:00

Rick Wakeman is a prog pioneer | Jersey Retro

It sounds like war. But the current presence of competing Yes lineups is hardly an unusual situation to the group's fans. Not to get mired in history, but Yes once vied for concertgoers' dollars against a band known as Anderson, Wakeman, Bruford and Howe, which was made up of estranged ex-Yes member

NJ.COM - 2017-09-23 00:42:29

Trenton Police: Help us identify the killer involved in Chambers Street hit-and-run homicide

TRENTON >> The Trenton Police Department's Criminal Investigation Bureau is seeking the community's assistance in identifying the vehicle that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian about 10:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17. The crash occurred on Chambers Street next to the M

TRENTONIAN - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Tips to Throw the Best Movie Night Ever

Will it be a family-friendly night? Will the movies screened have a theme -- such as all being by one director or set in the same city? Know who your audience is and select movies that best fit the bill. 2. Get the real theater feel. Get the real movie theater experience in the comfort of your home

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-22 05:00:00

Are fewer, longer classes good for your kids?

An increasing number of New Jersey school districts in recent years have transitioned away from the traditional 45- or 50-minute, seven- or eight-period class schedules. While the majority of districts in New Jersey continue to use the traditional schedules, many now employ block scheduling - typica

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-09-22 13:50:56