INTERVIEW: Billy Stritch heads to the movies to interpret Frank Sinatra

INTERVIEW: Billy Stritch heads to the movies to interpret Frank Sinatra

Billy Stritch, the award-winning jazz pianist and arranger, has collaborated with some of the best singers in the history of American cabaret music. From Liza Minnelli to Christine Ebersole to Marilyn Mae, his More »

INTERVIEW: Dr. Mark Evans goes searching for Yeti on new Animal Planet special

INTERVIEW: Dr. Mark Evans goes searching for Yeti on new Animal Planet special

The yeti and sasquatch continue to populate legends and stories around the world. Some people are absolutely convinced of the existence of a “missing link,” a bipedal cousin of homo sapiens that More »

INTERVIEW: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker explore chimpanzee personhood in new film

INTERVIEW: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker explore chimpanzee personhood in new film

Unlocking the Cage, which is currently playing at the Film Forum in New York City, follows animal-rights lawyer Steven M. Wise as he tries to convince the legal system to recognize chimpanzees and other intelligent animals More »

PREVIEW: Summer heats up at New Jersey’s PNC Bank Arts Center

PREVIEW: Summer heats up at New Jersey’s PNC Bank Arts Center

The PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey, will host a wide variety of country, metal, rock and rap acts throughout the summer. From Dave Matthews Band to Dolly Parton to Steely More »

REVIEW: ‘Destiny’ is early Fritz Lang meditation on death

REVIEW: ‘Destiny’ is early Fritz Lang meditation on death

Destiny (Der müde Tod), currently playing at the Film Forum in New York, plays like a cinematic fairy tale with the oft-repeated lesson that one can never outrun death. In the 1921 film, Bernhard Goetzke plays More »

INTERVIEW: Investigators search for American in Costa Rican jungle on ‘Missing Dial’

INTERVIEW: Investigators search for American in Costa Rican jungle on ‘Missing Dial’

Missing Dial, which premiered Sunday, May 22 on National Geographic, is a six-part TV series that looks into the real-life disappearance of Cody Roman Dial Jr., the son of legendary explorer Roman Dial More »

INTERVIEW: Richard H. Blake enjoys four seasons in iconic ‘Jersey Boys’ musical

INTERVIEW: Richard H. Blake enjoys four seasons in iconic ‘Jersey Boys’ musical

The story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons has been exciting Broadway audiences for years thanks to the hit musical Jersey Boys. One of the most iconic and memorable roles in the More »

REVIEW: ‘Sunset Song’ follows young Scottish woman’s journey with life, love, violence

REVIEW: ‘Sunset Song’ follows young Scottish woman’s journey with life, love, violence

Sunset Song from British director Terence Davies is a heartfelt and beautiful movie about the enduring quality of the human spirit and how one faces seemingly insurmountable obstacles in life. The drama’s More »

 

INTERVIEW: Billy Stritch heads to the movies to interpret Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly in Anchors Away. Photo courtesy of NJPAC.

Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly star in Anchors Away. Photo courtesy of NJPAC.

Billy Stritch, the award-winning jazz pianist and arranger, has collaborated with some of the best singers in the history of American cabaret music. From Liza Minnelli to Christine Ebersole to Marilyn Mae, his list of professional partners is astoundingly long and varied, touching upon legend after legend. The pianist continues his history of rich collaborations Saturday, May 28 at the New Jersey Performing Center’s Chase Room where he will lead a program called Sinatra at the Movies. He will be joined by singers Carole J. Bufford and Marissa Mulder. Narrating and moderating the evening will be Will Friedwald, Sinatra biographer.

INTERVIEW: Dr. Mark Evans goes searching for Yeti on new Animal Planet special

Dr. Mark Evans holds a skull on the TV special Yeti or Not. Photo courtesy of Animal Planet.

Dr. Mark Evans holds a skull on the TV special Yeti or Not. Photo courtesy of Animal Planet.

The yeti and sasquatch continue to populate legends and stories around the world. Some people are absolutely convinced of the existence of a “missing link,” a bipedal cousin of homo sapiens that lurks in wooded areas, high atop the Himalaya or deep in the swamps of the southern United States. Other people are absolutely convinced that bigfoot and the yeti are figments of the imagination; they often point to the lack of physical evidence in their debunking.