It is too long and rather imperfect. Still, as Judd Apatow’s “Funny People” chronicles the life and times of comedian George Simmons (Adam Sandler), you bask in the film’s warmhearted sense of humanity, laugh at the foibles dissected, and in time realize it is not unlike real life. That is, you have to put up with the bad parts to enjoy the good parts.
NEWARK—The 7th Annual Concert for Kids, presented by Verizon, will feature legendary performer Smokey Robinson on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.
SAYREVILLE-After my July 2 column on the Morgan Family cemetery in the Morgan section of Sayreville, I received an e-mail from South Amboy resident Ed Campbell.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ free summer concert series continues this week with performances in four county parks.
WOODBRIDGE – Bodyscapes 2009, a collective exhibition of life drawings produced by the members of the Barron Life Drawing Group who meet weekly to study the human figure, will be on display at the Barron Arts Center.
ELIZABETH-This if from 1956 material sent to me by Frank Fay: “Elizabeth had a gang problem in the late 1930s. The police had a solution. Check the last paragraph in attached article.”
RAHWAY — The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association announced that their annual antique auction is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WOODBRIDGE-Here are some wonderful memories from Martha Storey Webb: “Diane, I was born in Woodbridge and wrote these memories for my own pleasure and someone thought you might like a copy. This was a poor time for us but a close time. Not many of us left. Thank you for your interesting articles. Enjoy!”
CRANFORD—Looking for some good summer reading at bargain prices?
The Friends of the Cranford Public Library invite you to visit their used book sale in the Friendly Book Cellar at the Cranford Public Library, on Thursday, Aug. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
ROSELLE – Full Force, “the original vocal hip-hop band”, and acclaimed R&B singer Kevon Edmonds will share the spotlight at Friday’s Roselle UEZ Summer Concert.