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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. “It was my means of expression,” she said of that gift from her godparents. “The visual world is really another language and I could use it to express myself.” And she’s been speaking that language …

Semifinals set for N.H. Poetry Out Loud contest

Monday, March 2, 2015

High school poetry readers from across New Hampshire will compete at four Poetry Out Loud semifinal competitions this month for a chance to represent their school at the state championship. The competition encourages youth to learn about the beauty and power of language through memorization and performance of great poems. Semifinals will be held at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester …

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. While law enforcement put the value of the dress at $150,000, pearl experts estimated the …

Do This: Valentine’s brings out the theme event organizer in everyone

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

It’s Valentine’s weekend, everybody. Head’s up! For those of you who haven’t been meticulously planning the perfect romantic date for weeks or those who don’t plan to go to the same place you first said “I love You” …

‘Tale of the Allergist’s Wife’ offers up edgy comedy in Concord this weekend

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

On the surface, A Tale of the Allergist’s Wife is all about “rich people problems.” But if that were all it was, there would nothing to which the audience would relate. No, the real tug at reality in …

Proctor Academy students to stage ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ this weekend

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A cast of 17 students and an additional 11 students working on costumes, props, set building and lighting, are about to stage a production of To Kill a mockingbird at Proctor Academy in Andover this weekend. Friday and Saturday night’s performances will be at 7 p.m. in Proctor’s …

Pampered pets that don duds move to the mainstream

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

These clothing designers have to think about pattern, fabric and fit – as well as where to put the poo bags. Creating on-trend outfits is a whole different animal for pet fashion designers, whose work is becoming mainstream …

New Hampshire Theatre Awards moving to Cap Center next year

Monday, February 9, 2015

It was a night of pomp, circumstance and stage direction. Theater troupes from across the state – professional, community and youth – came together for the annual New Hampshire Theatre Awards on Saturday night, with some productions dominating …

About face: Mug shows Old Man facing wrong way

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Someone in the general store at the Welcome Center in Hooksett told Barbara Francis to look a little closer at the mug she was thinking of buying. It didn’t take long for Francis, of Bow, to figure it …

Ray Duckler: A teacher, a student, a schooner, a film

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The schooner is the story. Or is it? Maybe it’s the people Keith King loved who have died, or the bumper sticker-like philosophies he espouses about life, or his unconventional method of teaching at Keene State College, or …

Art that’s really real: Step back in time to the photorealism movement at Currier

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Diners, cars, motel signs, gum wrappers and empty lettuce boxes may seem like mundane subjects unworthy of an artist’s attention. But that was before some photographers started taking notice and began creating a new type of art in …

Icy blooms: In the depths of winter, gallery pairs original art with floral arrangements

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ugh, January. It’s a month that’s hard to like, try as one may. It’s cold. The holidays are over. And that snow is not going to shovel itself. But just around the corner, it’s spring. And not just …

PHOTOS: Concord High School Drama Club presents the Drowsy Chaperone

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Concord High School Drama Club rehearses for their performance of the Drowsy Chaperone on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Performances will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the high school. …