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Do, See, Taste

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 provided. Gaga tweeted a horror flick-inspired video of herself in a mask. …

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. …

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 …

Andover Coffeehouse offers second act

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Following its standing-room-only grand opening in January, the Andover Community Coffeehouse will feature Kathy Lowe, veteran singer-songwriter, performance/recording artist and photographer, as the headliner tomorrow in the Highland Lake Grange Hall in East Andover. Learn more about Lowe’s work at kathylowemusic.com. The program, to begin at 7 p.m., …

Review: Teen comedy ‘DUFF’ gives genre a social media spin

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

All teen comedies owe some debt to John Hughes and Amy Heckerling. The milieu of suburban teenage life that they explored decades ago has defined the genre since. The social divisions, the boredom, the dances, the irrepressible awkwardness …

Producers promise Oscar night filled with magic and song

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lady Gaga. Jennifer Hudson. Common and John Legend. Adam Levine. Rita Ora. Tegan & Sara. Tim McGraw. This isn’t the lineup for an upcoming pop concert, but rather for Sunday’s Academy Awards. “We want to entertain,” said Neil …

UNH presents world premiere of play

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

‘Keep on Walkin’,” a world premiere production presented by the University of New Hampshire’s Department of Theatre and Dance, explores the topic of how we imagine people to be before we meet them, and what our reactions are once we do. Added to the surprise of the unknown …

Liz Longley returns to PSU

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Berklee graduate and award-winning songwriter Liz Longley is coming back to perform at the Silver Center at Plymouth State University at 8 p.m. tomorrow. Liz Longley first visited PSU as a 20-something in 2010, but not as a prospective student. Longley flew in to the Plymouth Airport on …

Winnipesaukee Playhouse presents pet-loving comedy

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The street-wise lab-poodle mix who has the title role in playwright A.R. Gurney’s canine comedy, Sylvia, will take to The Winnipesaukee Playhouse stage, played by very human actress Rachel Broadwell, for one weekend only – tonight through Sunday. The synopsis, according to the Playhouse: Empty nesters Greg and …

The N.H. Connection: Our six degrees of separation with the Oscar statue

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

On Sunday night, Hollywood’s elite will gather once again to see who will be bestowed with this year’s Academy Awards, the most prestigious of prestigious accolades in the film world. The winning actors, directors, writers and editors will take to the stage of the Dolby Theatre and extend …

Colleges start to embrace sustainable seafood label

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Maine Colleges embrace label for sustainable seafood A Maine science institute wants students at New England colleges to know if the seafood in their school cafeterias was pulled from the region’s waters. The Portland-based Gulf of Maine Research …

Braise those blues away: Tips to coax cold–weather vegetables into something warm and wonderful

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Even the most dedicated herbivore can get discouraged by the monotony of root vegetables, potatoes, onions, brassicas and such that crowd our midwinter produce sections. Fortunately, there’s a surefire remedy for the winter vegetable blues: braising. Yes, I …

Vegetable braising recipes

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Onions Glazed With Pomegranate Molasses 1 pound white boiling onions, about 1 inch in diameter (see headnote) 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 teaspoon peeled, minced fresh ginger root 1 clove garlic, minced One 2- or 3-inch cinnamon stick 1 bay leaf 1/8 teaspoon …