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Do, See, Taste

Nimoy, known as Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ dies at 83

Saturday, February 28, 2015

‘Someday,” producer Gene Roddenberry said many decades ago, “I’m going to make a science-fiction series and put pointed ears on that guy.” The series was Star Trek, and the guy was Leonard Nimoy, who died yesterday at 83. A tall, taut-faced actor, he had been laboring in obscurity for 15 years before Roddenberry hired him in 1966 to play the …

‘Live long and prosper’

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Leonard Nimoy first saw what became the famous Vulcan salute, “live long and prosper,” as a child, long before Star Trek even existed. The placement …

Missing: One Oscar gown, 6,000 pearls, worth up to $10 million

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Lupita Nyong’o showed up to the Oscars this year looking like a bag of money. At least that’s what one enterprising thief saw – because …

Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Justice Department’s December announcement that it would allow the nation’s Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution – if not silence or opposition – from many tribes. They were reluctant …

Concord native writes dystopian novel

Friday, February 27, 2015

It’s a classic tale: Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy and girl can’t be together because their love is forbidden by a government that has betrothed them to other people and will banish them …

See The Blues Brothers at the Palace Theatre

Friday, February 27, 2015

Blues Brothers roll into Manchester Jake and Elwood Blues, as the Official Blues Brothers Revue, will come to The Palace Theatre on March 13 at 7:30 p.m. Originally created by Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi and Paul Shaffer, this one-night-only, live, comedic concert pays homage to Chicago’s rich history …

Lady Gaga joining the cast of FX’s ‘American Horror Story’

Thursday, February 26, 2015

TV is Lady Gaga’s new platform: After an impressive performance at the Oscars, the singer announced she will join the cast of American Horror Story. FX confirmed Wednesday that the pop star will join the fifth season of the hit series, which returns in October. No details were …

Conan O’Brien takes his show to Cuba for a special hour

Thursday, February 26, 2015

On Wednesday’s show, Conan O’Brien will be found in a familiar place: behind a desk. Or, rather, what he describes as a borrowed cafe table. In Havana, Cuba. But for most of the hour, Conan will find its …

The Insiders: Looks like winter’s naming rights are still up for grabs; turns out Frostiana is this concert at St. Paul’s School

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Given the Weather Channel’s new penchant for naming winter storms in order to strike greater levels of fear into you (coming up next, a live update on Winter Storm Death Claw!), we first thought Frostiana was just a …

New book tells story of Revolutionary War hero John Stark

Thursday, February 26, 2015

His words grace New Hampshire’s license plates – “Live Free or Die” – yet most people outside New England would be hard-pressed to identify Gen. John Stark, despite his heroics in two 18th century wars, including key roles …

Think summer! Big-ticket concerts (Primus, Weird Al, Beach Boys) on the horizon

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The temperature is hovering barely above zero as I write this. My house is encased in ice, and the snowbanks in my yard are tall enough for my kids to use them as sledding hills. All hopes of …

Grammy winner Kathy Griffin comes to Palace Theatre

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kathy Griffin to sass it up in Manch Vegas Grammy Award-winning comedian and entertainer Kathy Griffin will bring her signature brand of comedy to Palace Theatre in Manchester for one night only, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. Griffin …

The Insiders: We can’t invite you to our dance party, but Let’s Dance certainly can

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

We can’t tell you how many times our brainstorming sessions for this column have devolved into dance parties. What can we say, we’re slaves to the rhythm. One lesson we’ve learned from the experience, though: It’s extremely difficult …