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The Cult deftly climbs new heights on ‘Hidden City’

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Cult has had its ups and downs over the more than 30 years since its debut. Hidden City shows the band climbing new heights. Led by mystically inclined singer and lyricist Ian Astbury and down-to-earth, riff generating guitarist Billy Duffy, the band’s 10th album, Hidden City, rocks fiercely but leaves room for both a heavy heart and a light touch. Samples of the rip-roaring drive include opening cut “Dark …

Jimmy Tingle brings presidential primary comedy show to Concord

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Jimmy Tingle has never held an elected office. He’s not a Democratic nor a Republican. But he wants your vote in the 2016 presidential election. Tingle boasts more than 30 years of comedic experience, contributing to The Tonight Show, Larry King’s Weekend, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and more. He jokes that he …

Local Model T club aids Affleck film

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Members of the Central N.H. Model T Club joined other New England Model T clubs for a drive into the past. Specifically, the 1920s in Boston. The car clubs volunteered their vehicles and, in some cases, themselves for the filming of Ben Affleck’s upcoming film, Live by Night. The film tells the story …

‘Road to Little Dribbling’ a humorous book with serious message

Sunday, January 24, 2016

A little more than 20 years ago, Bill Bryson wandered the green and pleasant lands of his adopted home, Britain, and found amusingly cantankerous things to say at nearly every turn. The weather, the public transit systems, the …

Film academy announced reforms to diversify

Friday, January 22, 2016

The film Academy is pledging to double the number of female and minority members by 2020, and will immediately diversify its leadership by adding three new seats to its board of governors. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced …

New Hampshire Theatre Awards to kick off first year in Concord

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Academy Awards of New Hampshire’s theater scene has moved to Concord. For the first time since its inception, the New Hampshire Theatre Awards will be held in the capital city. The best of the state’s professional and …

Chicago brings Dick Wolf back to fore at NBC

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

With all the changes in television over the past few decades, Dick Wolf has remained resilient and is now resurgent. A few years ago, the producer behind the Law & Order empire at NBC saw his three prime-time …

‘Making a Murderer’ depicts justice gone awry

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

‘ M aking a Murderer is the latest series to demand you not just watch, but binge. But since its Netflix debut Dec. 18, it’s become even more encompassing: a thing, a budding cultural phenomenon, whose subject is …

Calls for boycott of Oscars grow over diversity of nominees

Monday, January 18, 2016

Calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards are growing over the Oscars’ second straight year of all-white acting nominees, as Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith each said Monday that they will not attend this year’s ceremony. …

Death brings a breakthrough moment in David Bowie’s brilliant career

Monday, January 18, 2016

174,000: Blackstar albums sold the week after Bowie’s death, according to Nielsen Music. $1,900; Cost of a matinee ticket to Lazarus (the New York musical Bowie helped write) on StubHub after his death. $1 billion: Earned by the Michael Jackson estate since his death in 2009, according to …

’American Pie’ singer arrested on domestic violence charge

Monday, January 18, 2016

“American Pie” singer Don McLean was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge Monday in Maine, a jail supervisor said. McLean was arrested and posted $10,000 bail early Monday at the Knox County Jail, Cpl. Brad Woll said. …

’Star Wars’ faces off against ‘Mad Max’ at Critics’ Choice

Monday, January 18, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens might have been shut out of the Oscar best picture race, but the box office behemoth will get a shot to compete with heavyweights like The Martian and The Revenant at the Critics’ …

‘Degrassi,’ now on Netflix, is still the realest show about teens

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The first episode of Degrassi: Next Class opens with a Drake reference. Yes, the rapper got his start on the Canadian teen drama, but the nod is more than just a cheeky shout-out. Drake is what the kids …