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This photo provided by Sam Rudy Media Relations shows, Jimmy Nail, standing center, and cast in a scene from the play, "The Last Ship." The show is Sting's semi-autobiographical story about a prodigal son who returns to his northern England shipbuilding town to reclaim the girl he abandoned when he fled 15 years before. (AP Photo/Sam Rudy Media Relations, Joan Marcus)

Review: Sting’s ‘The Last Ship’ is thrilling stuff

Monday, October 27, 2014

You may be tempted upon leaving Sting’s Broadway musical The Last Ship to head straight to a pub to drain a pint and sing some sea shanties. Or maybe go weld something. Or do both. Such are the foot-stomping, testosterone-filled feelings that emerge from the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City, where a blast of British working-class camaraderie among …

'6X6' show challenges dozens of artists to contain visions in a small, square space

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

When artists from across the country decided to donate a “little” something to the North Country Studio Workshops, no one anticipated how big that gesture would turn out to be. “It’s already been a very huge success,” said Sarah Burns, a member of the fundraising committee putting on the “6x6” art show at …

Tory Burch book gives look at what inspires her

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tory Burch’s new book is all about color, a compilation of the influences that inspire her, from people to music to art to culture to travel to home design. “It’s this eclectic mix, and that’s really what our company’s about as well, so it made perfect sense. It was really taking all the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

‘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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …