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This image released by Lincoln Center Theater shows Glenn Close, right, and John Lithgow during a performance of "A Delicate Balance," in New York. (AP Photo/Lincoln Center Theater, Brigitte Lacombe)

Review: ‘A Delicate Balance’ still a bracing brew

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Whoever has to restock and refill the onstage bar at the new Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance has their work cut out for them. In this still-stunning Albee play with a cast to stand up and toast, a full glass seems always being drained. There’s cognac, anisette, brandy, whiskey, screwdrivers, gin and martinis, all disappearing at an …

PHOTOS: “9 to 5 – The Musical” to open at Concord City Auditorium

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Community Players of Concord’s production of the Broadway hit “9 to 5 – The Musical” opened at the Concord City Auditorium last night. The story centers around three female secretaries, their womanizing department executive, and what happens when fantasies of revenge become more than just that. Performances continue today at 7:30 p.m. …

Deadpan comedian Steven Wright brings ‘jokes, jokes, jokes’ to Capitol Center

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Steven Wright doesn’t think he’s special. He just talks that way. But the fact remains this slow-talking veteran comedian, who’s elevated deadpan to an art, has built a decades-long career on the way he talks and his singularly peculiar take on the world. “This is just how I talk, and what I say …

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 …

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. …

EGYPT: Belly-dancing TV show suspended by religious body

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Egypt’s top religious body demanded yesterday that a new belly-dancing TV show be suspended for “corrupting morals” and serving “extremists” who could use it as a pretext to depict Egyptian society as anti-Islamic. The call by Dar al-Ifta, …

Sculptor Gay Haven Smith takes the toughest of materials and makes them sing

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

One thinks of the likes of granite, lead and rock as pretty tough stuff. But put them in the hands of Gary Haven Smith and they shimmy, bend and even dance to his will. The New Hampshire-based sculptor …

Peterborough: World of artists

Thursday, August 7, 2014

In Peterborough, supporting the arts isn’t just an idea; it’s a way of life. Through The MacDowell Colony, the nation’s first artist-residency program, Peterborough has played host to nearly 7,000 artists, including such greats as Leonard Bernstein, Aaron …

PHOTO: Craftsmen’s Fair

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The League of NH Craftsmen 81st annual Craftsmen’s Fair at Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, with more than 200 booths, runs through Sunday, rain or shine. For more information, go to nhcrafts.org. …

Library to offer discounted passes for Boston Museum of Science

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Beginning today, the Concord Public Library will offer its cardholders discounted passes to the Boston Museum of Science. The pass will give the cardholder and up to three guests access to the museum and more than 700 hands-on exhibits for $10 per person. Admission to the exhibit halls …

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 …

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 …

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 …