basiecam102308In today’s edition of Red Bank oRBit, we hoof it over to Monmouth Street in Red Bank, where tomorrow night, June 30, the folks at the Count Basie Theatre will present a free screening of The Basie is Back, a new documentary detailing the massive renovation project that helped the venerable venue put forth a fantastic new face in 2008. We’ll give you a preview — but if you’re thinking that you’ll catch up with the film at a later date, think again: there are no followup showings scheduled, no copies available for purchase, and no way to view it online. All the more reason to check out this community event in person.

We also get up early for a chat with Janice Lieberman, the author and TV personality best known as the Consumer Smarts correspondent for NBC’s Today Show. She’s in the area for a special Girls’ Night Out event this Wednesday, July 1 — a personal appearance  (hosted by the literary-minded ladies at Book It Events) promoting her new guide How to Shop for a Husband.

In our exclusive interview, Lieberman speaks to Diana Moore about the most common misconceptions that recur in searching for that elusive Mr. Right; about the most genuinely important qualities to look for — and why men are like yogurt, or why you should only date someone who’s uglier than you.

And all the more reason to check out Red Bank oRBit — the only place where you’re gonna read about any of this stuff!