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The Insiders: Eagle Square reflects it’s name but doesn’t feature real eagles playing music at this concert

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Eagle Square is an apt name tonight, because the downtown locale will be hosting the 39th Army Band for a live performance at 7 p.m. It’s maybe not as apt as it would have been if the band members were actual eagles, or even maybe the Eagles, but eagle = ‘merica, or something like that, right? So it just makes …

Do This: Gallery openings worth the drive

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A couple of far away galleries will unveil some new exhibits this weekend. Seems like a perfect chance to take a little trip – all of the ones mentioned here are also next to bodies of water, so not bad destinations – and take in some art with those rays: Kitty collection The …

Fair Life: Local musician gave new life to long-running Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival attracts performers from across North America to its small-town, New Hampshire campsite location. Bands hail from Nova Scotia, Nashville, Long Island and locales throughout the country. Over the course of four days, musicians who have studied at Berklee, won Grammy Awards and performed at the Grand Ole Opry …

Canterbury’s ‘good old country fair’ is Saturday

Thursday, July 23, 2015

There’s nothing new, thrilling or revolutionary at the Canterbury Fair this year – and that’s exactly how organizers like it. “Same old, same old, that’s why they keep coming back,” said Lisa Carlson, chairwoman of what she calls a “good old country fair.” “That’s one of our better …

The Family Filmgoer: Kid-focused reviews of ‘Pixels,’ ‘Southpaw’ and ‘Minions’

Thursday, July 23, 2015

‘Minions’ (PG): Consistently amusing, if not consistently hilarious, Minions will give kids 6 and older the giggles over the pratfalls and general silliness of the rubbery, banana-yellow creatures. Adults can savor the multi-layered jokes and ’60s soundtrack. The plot gets twisty, but kids will keep up: First, we …

Canterbury Shaker Village expands exhibits in historic Dwelling House

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Most people only know the Shakers as a celibate, religious sect that loved music, made good furniture and effectively went extinct in the early 20th century. But for Funi Burdick, executive director of the Canterbury Shaker Village, the …

DuBois thriller brings a gunfight to the beach

Thursday, July 23, 2015

When most people think of Hampton Beach and New Hampshire, they don’t tend to think about car chases, missing persons, gun fights, mobs or nuclear meltdowns. But in Brendan DuBois’s Lewis Cole series, that is just what readers …

Do This: Dr. John and Martin Sexton – Flying Monkey’s high-powered weekend

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Flying Monkey in Plymouth is gearing up for a heavy-hitter weekend, first with the Nite Tripper himself, Dr. John, on Friday and followed with Americana sweetheart Martin Sexton on Saturday. Nobody personifies the musical culture of New …

The Insiders: There’s live music at two locations at the same time, so you’ve got a tough choice

Thursday, July 23, 2015

It’s hard to look at all that sunshine while you’re stuck inside during the work day. You easily find yourself day dreaming about the grass between your toes and an ice cream cone in your hand, which we …

The Insiders: Hit up this blood drive today – there might be cookies!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

We’d be willing to bet that the Red Cross’s favorite part of a blood drive is the blood. It’s probably not the drive, anyway. There’s absolutely no question which part is our favorite, though – it’s when they …

8-Bit Icons: A look at the video games of ‘Pixels’

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Q*bert is ready for his close-up. After bringing Harry Potter and Mrs. Doubtfire to life on the big screen, Chris Columbus’s latest film sees the director inserting classic video game characters into the real world. Pixels follows a …

PHOTOS: Lakeside music in Wolfeboro

Monday, July 20, 2015

The threat of rain didn’t stop about a hundred audience members from enjoying live music at Cate Park in Wolfeboro on Saturday evening with Lake Winnipesaukee in the background. The free performance by the a cappella group Tuckermans …

‘Ant-Man’ and ‘Trainwreck’ debut

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Marvel’s Ant-Man punched above its weight at the weekend box office, debuting with an estimated $58 million, while Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck also opened strongly with $30.2 million. The result for Ant-Man didn’t match some of Marvel’s better known …