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Unknown Pleasures: Art Chill and Cinema Thursday Warm Up the Winter Scene

  It’s a cold Monday night, a little after 9 p.m. at Championship Bar in Trenton. Inside, in the warmth, people ring the bar and a few sit at nearby tables. The glowing bar lights reflect off art hanging floor to ceiling on the walls. Custom-welded tall bikes sit parked in a corner. Scattered across…

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Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market Returns March 29

The next Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market will be held at the historic Roebling Machine Shop building from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 29. The flea market will feature more than 200 vendors, vinyl records, vintage clothing, art, handmade jewelry, toys, raffles, and more.

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Performance of Poet Yusef Komunyakaa’s `Autobiography of My Alter Ego’ Set for March 22 at the Mill Hill Playhouse

A rare public production of internationally acclaimed poet and playwright Yusef Komunyakaa’s  “Autobiography of My Alter Ego” will come to Trenton’s Mill Hill Playhouse for one performance only on March 22. The performance by actor Alan Benditt will begin at 3 p.m., and will be followed by a conversation with Komunyakaa and Benditt, a book…

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Princeton University Student Documentaries Tell Stories of Trenton, Its People and Their Jobs

  By Michael Hotchkiss Princeton University Office of Communications Kenya’s story starts on a bus as she rides to her job at a recently opened Amazon distribution warehouse. Juan’s story starts at a small store on State Street, a permanent home for a business he started by selling dresses and women’s shoes from the back…

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Kool and the Gang Trombonist Clifford Adams Dead at 62

Kool and the Gang trombonist Clifford Adams died this morning after a battle with liver cancer, friends close to the family said. Adams, a Trenton native, needed a liver transplant and did not have health insurance. His health severely declined over the last year.

Common Threads 3 Will Feature Six Trenton Area Artists

  The opening reception for Common Threads 3, the eclectic showcase for Trenton-based and Trenton-inspired artists, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Feb. 7 at Hopewell Valley Vineyards. The show, which will be on display until Feb. 27, will feature C.a. Shofed and guest artists Suzanne Dinger, Leon Rainbow, Thom Montanari, Kathleen…

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Essay: Double Identities

  By Delonte Herrod Brave, loving, compassionate, intentional, accepting and compromising — these are the words that come to mind when I think about the interracial married couples and biracial people I interviewed for my documentary project “Double Identities.” Over the course of three months while earning my master’s degree, I had the chance to…