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McGowan exhibit finds inspiration amid the rubble of construction

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Remember how fascinating we found construction equipment as children? It was so big, loud and colorful. We loved seeing dirt pushed around, gravel dumped and holes excavated, and we mimicked that activity, complete with sound effects, in our play. As adults, though, we mostly see it as a nuisance, slowing down traffic, causing irritating detours and creating a big mess. … 0

PHOTOS: Into the ’60s with ‘Hairspray’ at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord

Friday, July 11, 2014

At their dress rehearsal on Friday afternoon, just hours before their first performance at the Capitol Center for the Arts, the young cast of the production of Hairspray showed how they went back five decades. The Broadway musical takes place in the 60s and addresses issues of equality and justice in energetic and … 0

PHOTOS: The Canterbury Morris Dance team practices for a busy summer

Friday, July 4, 2014

“It’s a family thing,” said Polly Camire, while on a break from leading the Canterbury Morris dance team practice at the town’s Parish House. Both of her daughters are on the team that started more than 35 years ago, and she pointed out several other members who are from the same family. Camire … 0

A T. rex named Sue

Sunday, June 29, 2014

It’s not often that a young boy meets the subject of his favorite books, movies and television programs. It’s even less likely when that young boy’s obsession is a 42-foot, 7-ton beauty who’s been dead for 67 million … 1

Artist in residence chosen for White Mountains

Saturday, June 28, 2014

This year’s artist-in-residence program in the White Mountains National Forest is dedicated to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The forest and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire said poet, teacher and photographer Susie O’Keeffe has been chosen as the artist in residence … 0

Concord: Keeping an eye on the city

Monday, June 23, 2014

Tom Devaney is watching you. The 50-year-old artist has bright blue eyes, framed by slim silver glasses. And most nights, one of those blue eyes blinks its 10-foot-by-6-foot lid over the intersection of Pleasant and Main streets in … 1

Watercolor artist Conrad Young’s paintings preserve local scenes

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

There are 54 wooden covered bridges still standing in New Hampshire. Watercolor artist Conrad Young has visited most of them and is eight bridges into his goal of painting all of them. You can see a sampling in … 0

Teacher-playwright merges humor, drama

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

At first blush, classroom bullying, death and Asperger syndrome don’t seem like fodder for humor in a play. But playwright Aaron Sommers is hoping that the comedy mined from all-too-human situations is just one of many lessons audiences … 0

In four-man show at Mill Brook Gallery, new perspectives on botanical beauty

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Most people know what a moose looks like. Or a fish making its way through a pond, or a bird on the wing, or plants swaying under a summer sun. So as an artist, how does Patrick McCay … 0

More than dance moves, Vibes of Styles dance club gives teens a sense of community

Sunday, June 8, 2014

When Claufy Lankuma first arrived in Concord from the Congo, not many people at school talked to him. He didn’t have much confidence, he said. But that was in 2010, before he joined Rundlett Middle School’s Vibes of … 0

England: 3D images: Richard III was no hunchback

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The slings and arrows of literary insults aimed at King Richard III grossly embellish the deformities of the supposed hunchback whose villainy endures thanks to William Shakespeare. That’s the conclusion of scientists who used 3D printing to reconstruct the spine of the last English ruler before the Tudors, … 0

100 things to do this summer

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

 Have a picnic in the park  Pick strawberries  Collect seashells  Try a new flavor of ice cream  Go fishing  Ride a horse  Ride the Capital Area Transit trolley  Go to … 0

‘SHREK’ unites: Musical brings together kids from across district

Thursday, May 29, 2014

If the major takeaway from Shrek The Musical Jr. is acceptance, diversity and working together, the cast of the upcoming production of the show is a living imitation of art. The musical, which runs this weekend at the … 0