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Rachael Smith, playing Tracy Turnblad, in the opening scene of Hairspray during the dress rehearsal for the Broadway musical, at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord on July 11, 2014. 

(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

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 humourous way. The show kicks off RB … 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 years. And yet that’s exactly how my 4-year-old spent a recent Sunday afternoon: staring into … 1

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

9/11 museum offers sights and sounds of tragedy, opens to public next week

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The museum devoted to the story of Sept. 11 tells it in victims’ last voicemails, in photos of people falling from the twin towers, in the scream of sirens, in the dust-covered shoes of those who fled the … 0

PHOTOS: Couture for a Cause

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Attendees at Couture for a Cause yesterday got to see some of the newest fashions from local shops during the fashion show and silent auction to benefit Womenade, a local group who provides short-term financial assistance for families … 0

'Jekyll and Hyde' showing this weekend at Concord High School

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The task of playing both the protagonist and antagonist in this weekend’s Concord High School performance of Jekyll & Hyde falls to sophomore Tyler Shore. “He’s been phenomenal,” said Clint Klose, director of the high school’s drama club. … 0

Fashion show to benefit Concord area families

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Womenade of Concord is working with local businesses for a fashion show fundraiser tonight from 6:30 to 9:30 at O’s Steak and Seafood on South Main Street. All proceeds will benefit families in need in the Concord area. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at Gondwana & … 0

PHOTOS: N.H. original play “Hotel La Putts” at the Audi

Friday, May 2, 2014

Members of the Community Players of Concord held dress rehearsal for their new play Hotel La Putts at the Concord City Auditorium on Thursday. The play, a comedy, was written and directed by local playwright Wallace J. Pineault … 0

At Concord’s Mill Brook Gallery, spring is a reality with pastels exhibit

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Along with spring come the pastels . . . A host of golden daffodils beneath the trees, drifts of bluebells in spring green meadows, pale pink cherry blossoms along the mirrored banks of a pond, perfumed lilacs by … 0

Sculptor Wheelwright’s nature-inspired work on display at St. Paul’s

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The woods may look like a collection of rocks and sticks, some big some small. But when Joseph Wheelwright walks into the woods, it becomes something altogether more remarkable. He’s surrounded by friends. The trees wave a hello … 0

’A Gentleman’s Guide’ leads Tony nominations

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, a comedic romp in which a poor man eliminates the eight heirs ahead of him for a title, nabbed a leading 10 Tony Award nominations yesterday. Nominations were spread … 0

Art gallery at Indian museum in Warner plans show

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Most art galleries have white walls, but the main wall at the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum’s Contemporary Gallery is a deep, rich red. Liz Charlebois, the museum’s guest curator, chose the bold color because she thought it would … 0