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RED BANK: ARTS CHAMPION TOM CHESEK DIES
RED BANK: Tom Chesek, who for decades spotlighted unheralded local artists with distinctive prose, has died at age 64.
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RED BANK: WEEK TO REMEMBER MAMA @TRT
RED BANK: The season-closing production of "I Remember Mama" enters its final week at Two River Theater.
RED BANK: A WALK WITH LIFE AND ART
Behind the scenes looks at two big stage productions, a Cinco de Mayo dance celebration and MORE, as the Monmouth County Arts Council hosts an Artwalk tour in their Red Bank neighborhood.
FAIR HAVEN: MIMI AT THE CROSSROADS
Singer-songwriter-novelist Mimi Cross makes an appearance in Fair Haven Thursday to promote her new work of fiction, “Before Goodbye.”  (Click to enlarge) By TOM CHESEK “It was great to see everybody,”Continue reading "FAIR HAVEN: MIMI AT THE CROSSROADS"
RED BANK: NEW ‘REASON’ FOR OLD FRIENDS
Ken Stunkel, left, and Two River Theater founder Bob Rechnitz are first-time, eighty-something playwrights getting the big-time treatment. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)   By TOM CHESEK When the 2015-2016Continue reading "RED BANK: NEW ‘REASON’ FOR OLD FRIENDS"
RED BANK: FUNNY THINGS KEEP HAPPENING
David Josefsburg, Michael Urie, Christopher Fitzgerald and Kevin Isola keep the toga party going for one more weekend, as “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ wrapsContinue reading "RED BANK: FUNNY THINGS KEEP HAPPENING"
Director Jessica Stone joins actors Michael Urie and Christopher Fitzgerald in a promotional video for ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,’ the musical comedy opening at theContinue reading "A ‘FUNNY THING’ ON THE WAY TO RED BANK"
RED BANK: A HOT BURRITO FOR MUSIC-HEADS
Carley Wolf joins bandmate Jonny Wolf on the stage of 10th Ave. Burrito Tuesday night, as the Austin-based duo the Ghost Wolves helps the new venue up the original-music anteContinue reading "RED BANK: A HOT BURRITO FOR MUSIC-HEADS"
RED BANK: SHOWDOWN AT THE OL’ CAR CORRAL
More than a year after a bittersweet move from their hundred-year old firehouse, the members of Liberty Hose Fire Company return to White Street once more this Sunday, for theContinue reading "RED BANK: SHOWDOWN AT THE OL’ CAR CORRAL"
RED BANK: ‘SQUIPS’ STAY AFTER SCHOOL
A preview of BE MORE CHILL, now in an extended furn at the Two River Theater. By TOM CHESEK The academic year may be ending right about nowfor most highContinue reading "RED BANK: ‘SQUIPS’ STAY AFTER SCHOOL"
FAIR HAVEN: ASBURY LEGENDS, GOOD AND BAD
Authors Tom Chesek and John O’Rourke at River Road Books Thursday. (Click to enlarge) A busy summer of author appearances at River Road Books in Fair Haven continues with aContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: ASBURY LEGENDS, GOOD AND BAD"
RED BANK: ‘BLUES’ ONE MORE TIME, AT TRTC
Charles Weldon (left) counsels Brandon J. Dirden in YOUR BLUES AIN’T SWEET LIKE MINE, entering the final weekend of its world premiere run at Two River Theater. (Photos by MichalContinue reading "RED BANK: ‘BLUES’ ONE MORE TIME, AT TRTC"
RED BANK: PACKING UP THE ‘GUEST ROOM’
Charles Socarides and Socorro Santiago are transfixed by the world of their favorite telenovela in GUADALUPE IN THE GUEST ROOM. (Photo by T.C. Erickson) By TOM CHESEK “We’re just aContinue reading "RED BANK: PACKING UP THE ‘GUEST ROOM’"
RED BANK: NEW SPIN ON THE ‘ABSURD’
Mary Birdsong, Brooks Ashmanskas and Melissa Van Der Schyff are in the kitchen with Sir Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR, now on stage at Two River Theater. (Photo byContinue reading "RED BANK: NEW SPIN ON THE ‘ABSURD’"
RED BANK: A HALLOWEEN HIKE FOR THE AGES
Listen up, citizens of Gotham: the Red Bank Halloween Parade hits the street this Sunday for its 67th annual edition, filled with witches and goblins of all ages, and someContinue reading "RED BANK: A HALLOWEEN HIKE FOR THE AGES"
A LAND OF PURE IMAGINATION, AT TWO RIVER
Gaby (Andrea Morales) encounters an inhabitant of PINKOLANDIA in the play of the same name by Andrea Thome at Two River Theater.  (Photo by T.C. Erickson) By TOM CHESEK JustContinue reading "A LAND OF PURE IMAGINATION, AT TWO RIVER"
ALL RED BANK’S A STAGE, FOR ACTOR OWENS
Former COSBY SHOW cast member Geoffrey Owens is BACK, as Jaques — and Two River Theater Company’s got him, as previews begin this weekend for TRTC’s production of Shakespeare’s ASContinue reading "ALL RED BANK’S A STAGE, FOR ACTOR OWENS"
KIRK PLAYS SANTA, WITH HITMAKER HELPERS
Bandleader Brian Kirk (center) brings his Jirks back to the Basie stage on December 23, in a Santa for Lunch Break benefit that boasts the chart-topping voices of Elliot LurieContinue reading "KIRK PLAYS SANTA, WITH HITMAKER HELPERS"
A SECOND ‘WIND’ FOR A NEW TRTC TRADITION
Becca Ayers (Mrs. Otter), William Thomas Evans (Dr. Badger) and Mike Faist (Mole) co-star in A WIND IN THE WILLOWS CHRISTMAS, the original family musical now onstage in a new encoreContinue reading "A SECOND ‘WIND’ FOR A NEW TRTC TRADITION"
A STONES-Y BIRTHDAY, FOR KEITH AND KEYS
Gimme the Keys: Tenor sax ace (and longtime Rolling Stones lieutenant) Bobby Keys celebrates his 70th birthday — a milestone shared by none other than Keith Richards — with anContinue reading "A STONES-Y BIRTHDAY, FOR KEITH AND KEYS"
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GOING GREY
Workers painting the stone facade of the PNC Bank at the corner of Broad and Harding Thursday morning. An upgrade? Maybe it’s just pri ...
COFFEE & WILDLIFE
RED BANK: The best wildlife show in town can be taken in from a waterfront bench outside the public library, and it's totally free.
FAWNING OVER HER BABY
A mother deer and her fawn were spotted between a row of garages on Hudson Avenue and some trees alongside the Broad Street parking lots. Re ...
EVENING ESCAPE
RED BANK: Sailors in Monmouth Boat Club's weekly racing series found tranquil conditions on the Navesink River Tuesday evening.
PEAK COLOR ON BROAD
RED BANK: A year after they were installed, downtown mini gardens have added to "transformational" improvements, says business owner.
RED BANK: FAIRIES MOVE IN ON WHITE STREET
Red Bank: Girl scouts turns tiny parking lot plot of dirt into a "magical girls sparkle garden."
TRAINING UNDER FIRE
RED BANK: Volunteer firefighters train to cut into pitched roofs under active fire conditions.
“SUPERMOM” WANTS YOUR VOTE
Business owner. Dyed in the wool, lifelong Red Banker. Mother of six. Yup, seems like Anita Pierce does it all. In other words, she’s ...
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
RED BANK: Town prepares for Saturday's Pride in the Park celebration with another lawn art design by public works supervisor and Fire Chief ...
MOVIES VIA LIBRARY
RED BANK: Public Library now offers members access to streaming movies via Kanopy, with some 30,000 titles and tons of content for kids.
NEW RAINBOW CROSSWALK ON BROWN PLACE
Kicking off pride month, some Brown Place and Spring Street residents, ages 5 to 11, constructed a rainbow crosswalk with chalk over the wee ...
WHAT TO WEAR?
RED BANK: Dressmakers' mannequins appeared to mull what to wear as they looked down on Monmouth Street last week.
SYMPHONY RETURNS JUNE 29
RED BANK: An annual crowd pleaser returns June 29 with a free concert in Marine Park by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, RiverCenter said ...
Heard on the Green
Heard on the Green
DUCK RESCUE EFFORT
Duckling rescue attempt underway in sewer at East Front and Broad, 10:29 a.m.
HOUSING CRUNCH
Demolition begins for new apartments at Globe Court and Mechanic Street.
FEELING SNAPPY
      Snapping Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs this time of year and are a common site along the Swimming River waterfr ...
TUB TIME
RED BANK: A sparrow waits for the next available dirt tub while two others take their Sunday baths. (Click for video.)
CHECK IT OUT
A bench outside the Red Bank Public Library provided a serene view of our beautiful Navesink River Monday evening.
WAYWARD SLIM JIM
Anybody lose a Slim Jim? A “Sweet Mild O’ Mine” flavor Slim Jim was seen left unattended on this mailbox on Mechanic Stree ...