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Do, See, Taste

The Scene: An island story in the midst of winter

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Pembroke Academy students put on Once on this Island, Jr. last Friday. They were a part of the Community Players of Concord Children’s Theatre Project will held a week of rehersals during winter vacation. Once on this Island is a one-act musical based on the 1985 novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy. The story, set in the French …

Epsom: Art based on artists

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Susan Lirakis didn’t talk much as a kid. Even at age 6, she hadn’t quite found the words she needed. Then she got a camera. …

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss to headline ‘Lead Belly at 125’ tribute at Kennedy Center

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will top a star-studded lineup for “Lead Belly at 125: A Tribute to an American Songster” on April 25 at …

‘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 of the hands comes from a childhood memory of an Orthodox Jewish synagogue …

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 Tuesday, the custom Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection gown was stolen from the actress’s hotel room at the London West Hollywood Hotel. …

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 …