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Painting: The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton January 3, 1777.

By Taylor Smith 

“Hamilton” has become something of a phenomenon.

The play won 11 Tony Awards, including best musical, as well as a Pulitzer Prize for drama and a Grammy Award for best musical theater album. Additional awards include the Kennedy Prize for Drama and a “genius grant” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The musical’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has freestyled for President Obama and a national tour is set for 2017. more

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By Stuart Mitchner 

Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time: Swann’s Way: A Graphic Novel (Liveright/Norton $26.95) may be the most luxurious book of its kind. Picture a 224-page landmark amid a perfect storm of classic graphics that includes R. Crumb’s  Kafka, Jacques Fernandez’s illustrated edition of Camus’s The Stranger, a graphic Odyssey, a graphic Macbeth, but nothing comparable to Stéphane Huet’s daring adaptation of a complex work that could have been pitched with the old slogan, “They said it couldn’t be done!”  more

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It is now easier than ever to learn a new skill through e-learning tools, such as online programming and education. These courses have the ability to improve your lifestyle, health, wellness, and overall quality of life. Sign up today and perhaps you will be fluent in French by this time next year!

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Be comfortable and fashionable this fall semester with the help of Princeton Magazine.

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These fitness-friendly devices will enhance your summer workout routine. 

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Move to the head of the class with these stylish products.

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Illustration by Adam Auerbach 

The 2016 Princeton Children’s Book Festival will be held on Saturday, September 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hinds Plaza and the Princeton Public Library. The event has recently featured many prestigious children’s book authors and illustrators, such as Aaron Becker, E.B. Lewis, Jerry Pinkney, Steve Sheinkin, Rosemary Wells, and Rita Williams-Garcia, amongst others. more

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Modern rings for a modern woman. 

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Pictured: Special Exhibition Tour at Princeton University Art Museum: “Ansel Adams to Edward Weston – Celebrating the Legacy of David H. McAlpin” on Sunday, July 17 at 3 p.m. Free to attend. Tours meet at the entrance to the Museum.

Friday, July 15 

10 a.m.: Princeton Plasma Physics Lab Tour, 100 Stellarator Road, Plainsboro.

11 a.m.: Princeton Summer Theater presents “The Owl and the Pussycat” at Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University.

4 to 7 p.m.: Sunset Sips & Sounds at Terhune Winery in Lawrenceville. Enjoy wine, light fare, and music (repeats every Friday night throughout the summer). more

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These iPhone cases have attitude and sass. 

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The Michener Art Museum’s upcoming exhibit features the work of famed photographer, Steve McCurry.

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Photography by Steve McCurry

In an exhibition that opens on July 16, 2016, the James A. Michener Art Museum will present a collection of photographs by Steve McCurry, the photographer whose iconic image “Afghan Girl” captivated the world in 1985.  more

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Friday, June 10 

3 p.m.: Native Plant Sale at D&R Greenway Land Trust, Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton.

4 p.m.: Nature Play at the West Windsor Arts Council. Children ages 5 to 12 will explore the woods behind WWAC as they are led through fun, outdoor games.

4 to 7 p.m.: Sunset Sips & Sounds at Terhune Winery in Lawrenceville. Enjoy wine, light fare, and music (repeats every Friday night throughout the summer). more

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Bring your kids – and your imagination – to meet the acclaimed author/illustrator on June 13.

Best-selling children’s book author/illustrator Hervé Tullet presents his latest book “My Stencil Kit,” Monday, June 13, at 5 p.m. on the third floor of Princeton Public Library. He will also demonstrate his craft and answers questions. more

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Friday, June 3

3 p.m.: Native Plant Sale at D&R Greenway Land Trust, Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton.

4 to 7 p.m.: Nature Play at the West Windsor Arts Council. Explore the woods around WWAC with fun and games. Suitable for children ages 5 to 12.

7 p.m.: The Tigertown Dixieland Band performs at Thomas Sweet Ice Cream & Café at the Montgomery Shopping Center.

7:30 p.m.: Join Princeton Shopping Center for a live performance of “School of Rock” followed by the screening on the original movie. The outdoor screening will take place outside of Smith’s ACE Hardware and Princeton Nassau Pediatrics. Guests should bring their own blankets and lawn chairs. more

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert

This evening, in honor of National Cancer Survivors Day 2016, co-anchor of the Today’s show and breast cancer survivor Hoda Kotb will be coming to the Princeton Hyatt Regency in the Carnegie Center. more

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By Stuart Mitchner

According to Caroline Seebohm’s Cottages and Mansions of the Jersey Shore (Rivergate/Rutgers University Press $39.95), which features Peter C. Cook’s evocative photography, “the essence of New Jersey in all its beauty, tragedy, toughness, and diversity” can be found in that 127-mile-long stretch of coastline from Atlantic Highlands to Cape May.  more

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Thursday, May 26

9AM-5PM The Arts Council of Princeton presents “Start Fresh,” a group exhibition curated by Eva Mantell. The exhibit brings together the work of 6 artists and nearly 80 students from the Arts Council’s art and health programs (on view through June 24). www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

ALL DAY The Alumni Association of Princeton University welcomes back generations of graduates for Reunions Weekend. Nearly 20,000 former Tigers descend on Princeton for this nostalgia-filled celebration. The event culminates with a parade through downtown Princeton (through Sunday, May 29). www.alumni.princeton.edu more

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By Anne Levin

During the summer of Kristina Lindbergh’s 14th year, she spent a week with her famous grandparents, Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, at their home in Switzerland. While she has pleasant recollections of the visit, the eldest of the famous couple’s grandchildren distinctly remembers being captive for at least one of her grandfather’s lectures. more

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Black cats and broken mirrors. Friday the 13th asks you to embrace your dark side.

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It’s not all about the margaritas. 

Get ready for the bright festivities surrounding Cinco de Mayo with these fashion and food accessories.

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