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A rockin’ Christmas: Wizards of Winter to bring show to Cap Center

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving! As you’re reading this, you’re probably sitting by the fire relaxing with a slice of pumpkin pie and a glass of egg nog. And if your radio is on, it’s probably playing Christmas music. Maybe even that classic instrumental tune, “Christmas Eve in Sarajevo” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. If you’re a fan of that song, you might want to …

One Man’s Media: I’m thankful for the end to ‘The Hunger Games’

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

On this Thanksgiving Day, I’m grateful we’re free from our long national nightmare. With the release of the final Hunger Games movie, no longer are we shackled to the threat of future films based on pre-teen page turners about sullen heroines with commitment issues. But deliverance comes only from struggle. I saw The …

Ill waterpark owner fails to find investors, descends tower

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The owner of a Candia water park who chained himself to a slide tower more than two weeks ago to try to prevent the park’s auction has ended his quest because of failing health and the lack of a financial savior. Kevin Dumont climbed the slide at Liquid Planet on Nov. 9 in …

‘Hotels of North America’ offers insights into aloneness

Sunday, November 22, 2015

It’s tough to categorize Rick Moody’s latest literary gem as a novel. In fact, it may be best not to categorize it at all. Hotels of North America is a fictional collection of online hotel reviews written by …

Dancer Misty Copeland writing health-and-fitness book

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Dancer Misty Copeland is working on a health-and-fitness book. Grand Central Life & Style, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, announced Thursday that Copeland’s Ballerina Body is scheduled for 2017. Copeland, the first African-American woman to become the …

Pope Francis answers young people’s letters in new book

Sunday, November 22, 2015

A new book from Pope Francis will be for young readers. Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters From Children Around the World will be published March 1, the Chicago-based Loyola Press announced Tuesday. According to Loyola, a nonprofit Jesuit ministry, the book includes the pope’s responses to …

Ex-Obama official writing ‘Star Wars’ book

Sunday, November 22, 2015

And now for the wonky side of Star Wars, from a former Obama administration official. Cass Sunstein, the White House regulatory “czar” during Obama’s first term, has a deal with Dey Street Books for an “exploration” of the box-office phenomenon. According to Dey Street, Sunstein will touch upon …

‘Lafayette’ a romp through the American Revolution

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The future Marquis de Lafayette was born in a medieval chateau and named Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert du Motier. He came from a long line of warriors with a knack for dying young in battle. Orphaned at 12, he was so …

PHOTOS: 64th Christmas parade brings early holiday spirit

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Concord’s 64th annual Christmas parade rolled down Loudon Road on Saturday, featuring dancers and bands, classic cars and horses, uniforms and Santa hats, and an early helping of holiday spirit. …

Concord Christmas parade set for today on Loudon Road

Friday, November 20, 2015

It’s that time of the year, for turkeys and giving thanks, but also for Concord’s annual Christmas parade, which falls the weekend before Thanksgiving. The 64th annual parade will be held today, starting at 9:30 a.m. on Loudon Road. The parade kicks off on Hazen Drive and slowly …

Review: ‘Love the Coopers’ is a moving, starry holiday pic

Friday, November 20, 2015

‘ L ove the Coopers is pretty formulaic as far as Christmas dramedies go, but there are always going to be those movies that just get to you – despite, perhaps, your best judgment. Modern holiday movies, with …

PHOTOS: Concord theater troupe presents ‘Sweeney Todd’

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Community Players of Concord’s main stage production of Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street opens at the Concord City Auditorium on Friday. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. …

Adele’s ‘25’ won’t be available on Spotify

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fans looking to listen to Adele’s new album won’t be able to do so on Spotify. Spotify said Thursday that Adele’s 25 will not be available on its streaming platform when it is released Friday. It was unclear …