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Cast members perform the opening song "9 to 5" during dress rehearsal of “9 to 5 – The Musical,” a production by the Community Players of Concord, on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

PHOTOS: “9 to 5 – The Musical” to open at Concord City Auditorium

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Community Players of Concord’s production of the Broadway hit “9 to 5 – The Musical” opened at the Concord City Auditorium last night. The story centers around three female secretaries, their womanizing department executive, and what happens when fantasies of revenge become more than just that. Performances continue today at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 p.m. …

Deadpan comedian Steven Wright brings ‘jokes, jokes, jokes’ to Capitol Center

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Steven Wright doesn’t think he’s special. He just talks that way. But the fact remains this slow-talking veteran comedian, who’s elevated deadpan to an art, has built a decades-long career on the way he talks and his singularly peculiar take on the world. “This is just how I talk, and what I say …

Review: Sting’s ‘The Last Ship’ is thrilling stuff

Monday, October 27, 2014

You may be tempted upon leaving Sting’s Broadway musical The Last Ship to head straight to a pub to drain a pint and sing some sea shanties. Or maybe go weld something. Or do both. Such are the foot-stomping, testosterone-filled feelings that emerge from the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City, where …

'6X6' show challenges dozens of artists to contain visions in a small, square space

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

When artists from across the country decided to donate a “little” something to the North Country Studio Workshops, no one anticipated how big that gesture would turn out to be. “It’s already been a very huge success,” said …

Tory Burch book gives look at what inspires her

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tory Burch’s new book is all about color, a compilation of the influences that inspire her, from people to music to art to culture to travel to home design. “It’s this eclectic mix, and that’s really what our …

Pembroke woman’s TED Talk will address objectification

Friday, October 17, 2014

A Pembroke woman will give a TED Talk from Zurich, Switzerland, this morning at 10, addressing society’s objectification of women and her reasons for her plan to undergo breast reduction surgery in the near future. Kristen Vermilyea, an actress, filmmaker and writer who’s been living in Zurich since …

Art studio on the move in Boscawen

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Boscawen’s new artist gallery and workshop was very slowly on the move yesterday. The former town office building had been loaded onto a flatbed and was blocking traffic as it inched toward the split of routes 3 and …

Carol Burnett returns to Broadway, happily

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Carol Burnett doesn’t want to brag, but she’s done it with a lot of famous guys. Her first time was with Leslie Nielsen, then Tony Roberts. She did it twice with Charlton Heston, twice with Cliff Robertson, once …

John Stark ceramics students to fire pottery with ancient kind of kiln

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bess Robblee’s Ceramics II class at John Stark Regional High School is getting the rare opportunity to fire pottery in the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s newly constructed Anagama kiln in Sharon. Unlike most kilns, which are fired …

Boston to unveil statue of writer Edgar Allen Poe

Monday, October 6, 2014

Boston is finally embracing native son Edgar Allen Poe more than 160 years after his death, despite his notoriously frosty relations with the city’s literary elite of his time. The city unveiled a Poe statue yesterday at the …

Really unreal: Familiar, unfamiliar mix in exhibit spanning the career of M.C. Escher

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Can a floor be a ceiling? Can stairways go up and up and still lead back to the same place? M.C. Escher thought so. Mention M. C. Escher and most people think of his physically impossible images of …

Denim’s popularity fades

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Americans’ obsession with jeans is beginning to wear thin. Jeans long have been a go-to staple in closets across the country. After all, not many pieces of clothing are so comfortable they can be worn daily, yet versatile …

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 …