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In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 photo, a shopper at a J.C. Penney store, in New York, visits the Arizona brand jeans display for young men. Sales of jeans in the U.S. fell 6 percent to $16 billion during the year that ended in June, according to research firm NPD Group, while sales of yoga pants and other “active wear” climbed 7 percent to $33.6 billion. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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 enough to be dressed up or down. But sales of the iconic blues fell 6 percent during the past year after decades … 0

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 has managed to find its way out of the shadows and into the bright lights … 0

Concord: STEP RIGHT UP

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A strong-faced woman holds a giant dead-eyed fish like a prize in her bare hands, a crisp study in black and white. In the background, spectating eyes pick up a sinister-looking man in a bear suit, watching, waiting. As if the photograph itself wasn’t darkly intriguing, it comes with a story free to … 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

St. Paul’s ballet program showcases range, alumnus’s choreography

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

After 23 years as principal dancer with New York City Ballet, this week Philip Neal is back on his old stomping grounds. Neal, who won the silver medal at the Prix de Lausanne ballet competition and was a … 0

Sept. 11 museum dedication ceremony

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Friends, relatives, rescue workers and survivors descended into the space where the World Trade Center once stood to explore artifacts of the 9/11 tragedy at the National September 11 Memorial Museum. In a poignant ceremony, President Obama dedicated … 0