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Q&A: Mathis on new box set, yoga and ‘Simpsons’

Monday, September 15, 2014

Chances are you haven’t heard these Johnny Mathis albums – but that will change. The 78-year-old singer is dropping a 13-CD box set of unsuccessful commercial albums released from 1963 to 1967, when Mathis left his longtime label, Columbia Records, for Mercury Records and Global Records, his own production company. The Complete Global Albums Collection will be released Nov. 17. … 0

Miss New York chosen as Miss America 2015

Monday, September 15, 2014

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was named the new Miss America Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from her … 0

Review: Streisand’s timeless ‘Partners’ soars

Monday, September 15, 2014

Barbra Streisand’s Partners isn’t just about star-powered duets, but partnerships of love and family. It’s a love album for the ages, as fit for your … 0

Chastain & McAvoy talk about ‘Eleanor Rigby’ film

Thursday, September 11, 2014

James McAvoy said that when he showed up to work on The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, he didn’t realize the film would be broken up into two perspectives – a husband and a wife’s version of how tragedy … 0

Movie review: ‘The Drop’ a tense thriller from Lehane

Thursday, September 11, 2014

T he Drop, a taut, atmospheric, exceedingly well-written thriller adapted by Dennis Lehane from one of his short stories, commits one of the most egregious sins in fiction, introducing an adorable puppy early in the proceedings, only to trot it out at regular intervals to stoke the audience’s … 0

Concord City Auditorium’s 24th annual Season Opening Gala this Sunday

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Get your tickets now for the Concord City Auditorium’s 24th annual Season Opening Gala this Sunday. It’s an event you won’t want to miss. Things kick off at 6 p.m. with an arts fair celebrating Concord’s creative community and an ice cream social with ice cream scooped and … 0

Review: ‘Roosevelts’ an epic tale from Burns

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Behold this saga of bygone titans, a trio on an epic scale who share the same name. The latest magnum opus from Ken Burns, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, premieres on PBS as a seven-night, 14-hour extravaganza airing … 0

Seasonal exhibit at Mill Brook Gallery in Concord features gallery director’s work

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Pamela Tarbell might be best known for highlighting and celebrating the artwork of others through the Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Concord. But with the latest exhibition, Dancing Leaves: A Fall Celebration, some of her artwork … 0

The Insiders: The ospreys aren’t a football team, but you can learn about them anyway at the Audubon

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

If we said the word “ospreys,” it might not immediately stir tremendous excitement. We actually first thought it was the name of the newest professional football franchise. But what if we said “fish-eating raptor” instead? That moves the needle a little, eh? Well, you can learn about ospreys, … 0

Preview of seven-part Roosevelt documentary at Red River Theatres

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

An exclusive preview and discussion of Ken Burns’s new documentary series, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, will be held tonight at Red River Theatres in Concord at 6 p.m. The seven-part, 14-hour film series weaves the stories of three Roosevelts – Theodore, Eleanor, and Franklin. Producers Pam Tubridy … 0

Broadway League backs down, agrees to honor Rivers

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

In the end, Broadway’s leaders saw the light – and decided to turn them off. The Broadway League, which represents theater owners and producers, reversed itself yesterday and chose to get Broadway’s theaters to dim their lights in … 0

TV’s audience gets older

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Television is increasingly for the old and the internet is for the young, according to research by media analyst Michael Nathanson of MoffettNathanson. The median age of a broadcast or cable viewer during the 2013-2014 TV season was 44.4 years old, a 6 percent increase in age from … 0

Game creators seek mature storytelling in games

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

For many of the game designers showing off their latest creations at the recent Penny Arcade video game expo in Seattle, the push to feature more mature storytelling has been one of their most significant challenges. “We are … 0