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This image released by Center Stage shows Mitchell Brunings during a performance of the musical "Marley." (Richard Anderson/Center Stage via AP)

Bob Marley musical tries to help heal an uneasy Baltimore

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Most theater professionals like to say that whatever they’re working on is very relevant to what’s going on in the real world. That was not possibly more true than in Baltimore this spring. The city’s flagship theater, Center Stage, debuted a musical about reggae icon and civil rights activist Bob Marley during the city’s spasm of violence and peaceful protests …

Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell together again for new album

Monday, May 25, 2015

Even though the server got his order wrong, Rodney Crowell waits patiently for his egg-white omelet. He chats with Emmylou Harris as she picks at her grapefruit, revealing his easygoing nature and their comfort with each other. But more than having similar personalities, it’s evident they share the same sense of values. Friends …

Civil War-era music returns to its roots in New Hampshire

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Civil War-era music arranged for one of the Union Army’s best regimental bands is returning to its roots. The Third Regiment Band of the New Hampshire Volunteers, largely recruited from Penacook, was one of hundreds of bands mustered during the war to entertain troops and carry stretchers as needed. Most of its members …

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 tenure fronting the legendary classic rock outfit. The Purple Album begins with a …

Free St. Paul’s School ballet performance highlights modern choreographers

Thursday, May 21, 2015

St. Paul’s School ballet students are offering two free opportunities to experience contemporary dance by influential choreographers and composers. The 17 dancers directed by Jennifer Howard will perform selections by Merce Cunningham, Philip Neal and Sydney Skybetter this …

Last season of ‘American Idol’ set for Fox’s 2015-16 lineup

Monday, May 11, 2015

The swan song of American Idol and heavy doses of comedy and sci-fi will mark Fox’s 2015-16 season. The once-blockbuster singing contest, which launched the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson, has seen its audience …

5 WWII paintings returned

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers. The paintings, including three won by an American GI in a poker game, were …

Art with a Capitol A: Concord High photographer gets Congressional honor

Saturday, May 2, 2015

After winning the Congressional Art Competition, a Concord High School senior’s artwork will be on display at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Hope Morrison was honored last night by U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, who assembled a committee …

‘Miss Saigon’ cast up to challenge

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Concord High School’s production of Miss Saigon is all about challenges. Miss Saigon is the story of the romance between an American soldier named Chris (Rowan Ferrier) and a Vietnamese girl named Kim (Hannah Matillano) in Saigon during …

Entertainment or bust!: New London shares stage with pro actors

Thursday, April 23, 2015

It’s risky to venture beyond the familiar to seek a more satisfying life, and there’s no guarantee of happiness when you do. But there’s no happiness in staying where you don’t quite belong, either. The Northern New England …

Hopkinton Variety Show has entertained the community for 30 years and counting

Thursday, April 16, 2015

This week, Hopkinton High School’s auditorium will be transformed into the deck of a cruise ship, the backdrop for a lot of singing, dancing and laughter. Welcome to Hopkinton’s Variety Show, a community tradition going back three decades. …

Concord’s True Brew music scene: Live, local, original

Thursday, April 16, 2015

If you like good local music, a nice espresso and a hearty stout, True Brew Barista in downtown Concord is the place for you. The Hippo has named True Brew the Best Bar for Live Music three years …

Local artists nominated for New England Music Awards

Thursday, April 16, 2015

New England’s top musicians, songwriters and producers will be recognized Saturday at the New England Music Awards. Those who attend will hear Latin, rock, country, folk, pop, hip hop, reggae and more by artists who call New England …