The Hidden Gems Literary Emporium, which drew hundreds of patrons to its outdoor grand opening in June on Morris Street, is back with its second free community event on July 11 from 1-5 p.m.
Ben Kelly reports on music for New Brunswick Today.
In 2022, he won the first place award for Best Arts & Entertainment Coverage from the NJ Society of Professional Journalists for his coverage of the music scene in New Brunswick, past and present.
New Café on Robinson Street Greets Patrons with Live Music, Pastries and More
New venues opening in the Hub City offer live performances to attract passersby through their doors.
Memories From The Melody, Part 2: The 1990’s
During the 1990’s, the dormant rock’n’roll scene would experience a revival, and the Melody Bar would gain international renown alongside its most popular DJ, Matt Pinfield.
Paul Robeson’s Childhood Home in Princeton Being Restored as Civic Center
The birthplace and childhood home of legendary Rutgers alumnus Paul Robeson is undergoing renovations to restore its status as a local civic center.
A Tough Act to Follow: Little Dipper Revisits 1990’s Hub City Rock Scene
In a December interview with New Brunswick Today, the members of Little Dipper discussed the old venues, the band’s history and their new EP, “The Lines That Divide Us,” released on March 31.
20 Years After Its Sudden Closure, New Brunswick Still Remembers The Melody Bar
Twenty years ago, on March 20, 2001, patrons showed up outside the Melody Bar at 106 French Street, expecting to dance nostalgic to the 1980’s tunes that Tuesdays nights at the club were known for.
Local Musicians Look Back on One Year of “Virtual” Performances
New Brunswick Today discussed the good, the bad and the ugly of a year in virtual performance with six members of the local music scene.