Arts & Entertainment

More non-gambling fun planned for AC this summer

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Volleyball Olympians, boxing matches between police and firefighters, a sand sculpting competition, free concerts on the beach, and daredevil plane pilots are just some of the non-gambling attractions Atlantic City has ...

Jersey City receives bids to save old theater

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials in Jersey City say several groups are vying for a chance to run a historic theater in the city's Journal Square neighborhood. Mayor Steven Fulop says four bids have been received for the restoration and management ...

Lawyer: Ravens’ Rice ‘sorry’ about assault case

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — Ray Rice's lawyer says the Baltimore Ravens running back "is sorry for what he did" and wants to move forward with his life in the wake of assault charges. Rice pleaded not guilty Thursday to aggravated assault stemming ...
Students and performers at the 2013 Autism NJ benefit concert. Photo courtesy of Larry Weiner.

‘Jersey Girls’ Benefit Concert to Raise Money for Autism New Jersey

Two local college chapters of the Public Relations Student Society of America have planned a benefit concert for Thursday, May 1 to raise money for Autism New Jersey with performances by Garden State natives.

Grounds for Sculpture Gears up for Johnson Retrospective

Grounds for Sculpture is celebrating works by its founder and celebrated sculptor J. Seward Johnson, Jr.

Boston Globe among top Headliner Award winners

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Boston Globe, The Associated Press, Baltimore's WBAL radio and CBS Sports have won top honors as "best of show" winners in the 80th National Headliner Awards. For the Globe, John Tlumacki won the grand award for ...

Atlantic City gets photo-ready Miss America statue

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss America Pageant is in Atlantic City only once a year, but visitors to the seaside resort where the historic pageant began can now have their own crowning moments year-round. The city dedicated a statue of Miss ...

Beyonce, Jay Z to co-headline summer tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce and husband Jay Z will launch the co-headlining "On the Run Tour" on June 25 in Miami. Beyonce made the announcement Monday. The stadium tour will visit Philadelphia; East Rutherford, N.J.; Chicago; and Los Angeles. It wraps ...

Kids who met online win Scrabble championship

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two eighth graders who live hundreds of miles from each other paired to win the National School Scrabble championship. Thomas Draper, of Skillman, N.J., and Jacob Sass, of Magnolia, Texas, play Scrabble online. The ...

‘Rutgers Day’ festival draws record-setting crowd

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers officials say a record-setting crowd has turned out to get an up-close look at the university and its many offerings. An estimated 84,000 people came out Saturday for the annual "Rutgers Day" festival, an annual ...