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TLC pulls Duggar family series amid misconduct reports

Saturday, May 23, 2015

TLC pulled the reality series 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule yesterday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile. In a statement, the channel said it was “deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the …

Review: Whitesnake delves deep into Purple past on new album

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Who says you can’t go home? David Coverdale delves deep into his Deep Purple background on the new Whitesnake album, which re-does songs from his …

Ray Duckler: Bet on Betsy, founded by kids, rocks in race

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Betsy Segal arrived in the conference room yesterday at 5:05 p.m., about an hour before the race, and slipped on a T-shirt made especially for …

The Insiders: Watch ‘A Year in the Blue’ at a theater named Red

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sometimes it’s okay to celebrate things a day late. Please note, however, that your wedding anniversary and your spouse’s birthday are not those things. But something like Armed Forces Day fits the bill – it’s worthy of celebrating all weekend, especially because even though the official day was …

Concord 250 Watch: Musical time capsule

Saturday, May 16, 2015

For Concord’s 250th anniversary, the Penacook Historical Society is opening a 137-year old musical time capsule: the once-famous but nearly-forgotten Port Royal Band books. On Memorial Day weekend, this rousing music will fill and revitalize our streets again, …

77-year-old northern New Hampshire pancake house expands

Friday, May 15, 2015

A 77-year-old northern New Hampshire pancake restaurant that’s received a James Beard Award and been recognized by Rachel Ray and Paula Deen has expanded to a year-round operation. Polly’s Pancake Parlor in Sugar Hill, a stop for White Mountains travelers and leaf-peepers, has undergone renovations and is now …

HBO’s ‘Bessie’: A stirring - and stuffed - account of the life of a legend

Friday, May 15, 2015

HBO’s “Bessie,” a biopic premiering tonight that stars Queen Latifah as the blues singer Bessie Smith, is a thoughtful and at times stirring example of how a film can add texture to a legendary figure. Not very far into “Bessie” comes the recognition that we are watching a …

Portsmouth woman finds great-grandmother’s long-lost painting at Franklin City Hall

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A portrait of an elderly couple with their heads together over a cup of tea hangs on a wall in Mara Khavari’s Portsmouth home. Beyond their names, the figures in the painting are strangers to Khavari. The artwork …

Is Shearer leaving ‘The Simpsons’?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

An escalating contract dispute suggests that Harry Shearer may be exiting “The Simpsons,” where he has voiced several of its characters since the Fox cartoon series debuted in 1989. In a pair of Twitter posts on Thursday, Shearer …

The Insiders: What happens when you mix music with a silent film? A new experience for tonight

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Back in the day, and we mean way back, watching a film with no sound was considered the cat’s meow – if that was even a thing. Nowadays we need action, dialogue and most certainly music. But what …

PHOTOS: Couture for a Cause 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Womenade of Concord held their second annual fashion show fundraiser, Couture for a Cause, at O Steaks & Seafood’s Capital Club in Concord yesterday. The show featured 39 fashions from local businesses and a silent auction. A total …

Do This: Cuban-born, N.H.-raised and sassy on stage

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Award-winning Cuban- American cabaret singer Loli Marquez-Sterling brings her show, “ABSO-LOLI” direct from New York City to the Flying Monkey in Plymouth this weekend. The sultry singer is originally from New Hampshire, spending her adolescent years in Plymouth before moving to the “big city” to pursue her musical …

Stories from the attic: Two new books draw on experiences of past generations

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Grandparents’ experiences are the inspiration behind two books with local connections that were released Tuesday. When Emilie Christie Burack of Hopkinton discovered a box of cassettes her grandfather made documenting his life and his family, the find led …