Arts & Entertainment


Carteret Restores Ritz for Future Arts District

Carteret restores the Ritz Theatre to be an anchor for the future downtown arts district.

Jazz and Blues Festival and Street League Skateboarding in NJ This Week

The weekend is here and if you’re looking for a fun activity this weekend or during the upcoming week, here is a list of events happening Aug. 22 to Aug. 28.
Jacquie Lee. Photo courtesy of Carla Senft.

Colts Neck Recording Artist Hosts Concert to Benefit Union Beach Sandy Victims

Colts Neck resident and recording artist Jacquie Lee, 17, is hosting "Two Towns-One Voice-One Mission," a concert to benefit residents of Union Beach who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Card cheat who used invisible ink gets casino ban

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A New Jersey man who marked cards with invisible ink that he could see with special contact lenses has been banned from Connecticut's casinos. Bruce Koloshi, of Summit, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday to the 10 ...

Progressive slots links New Jersey, Nevada casinos

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A long-planned initiative linking slot machines at casinos in New Jersey and Nevada designed to create bigger jackpots is up and running. The New Jersey Gaming Enforcement Division says the progressive slots system links ...

Amusement park apologizes for gun shirt error

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 33-year-old disabled Marine who wasn't allowed into a New Jersey amusement park because he was wearing a shirt with a red, white and blue assault rifle on it has been given an apology. NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/1v9YY2J) ...
Actor and comedian Robin Williams died of an apparent suicide last week at 63. Rutgers sociologist Julie Phillips says men of his generation are killing themselves at a higher rate than previous generations. Photo: Eva Rinaldi

Robin Williams Death Highlights Disturbing Trend: Increase in Suicide Among Middle-aged Men

Rutgers sociologist finds that male baby boomers are 1.6 times more likely to kill themselves than the prior generation.

Captain of the corn maze: Farm honors Derek Jeter

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — As far as corny Derek Jeter tributes go, this one will be tough to beat. A farm in central New Jersey carved an image of the New York Yankees captain and a thank you message to him into its five-acre corn maze. The ...

Popular New Jersey children’s museum to close

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — A popular children's museum in northern New Jersey will soon close to make way for a medical building. The Record reports (http://bit.ly/1l95M09) that the owner of the New Jersey Children's Museum in Paramus announced last ...

Revel Closure’s Effects on Businesses

With Revel set to close Sept. 10, business owners within the casino are wondering what their status will be as others look at the state of gambling in Atlantic City as a whole.