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This image released by Center Stage shows Mitchell Brunings during a performance of the musical "Marley." (Richard Anderson/Center Stage via AP)

Bob Marley musical tries to help heal an uneasy Baltimore

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Most theater professionals like to say that whatever they’re working on is very relevant to what’s going on in the real world. That was not possibly more true than in Baltimore this spring. The city’s flagship theater, Center Stage, debuted a musical about reggae icon and civil rights activist Bob Marley during the city’s spasm of violence and peaceful protests …

Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell together again for new album

Monday, May 25, 2015

Even though the server got his order wrong, Rodney Crowell waits patiently for his egg-white omelet. He chats with Emmylou Harris as she picks at her grapefruit, revealing his easygoing nature and their comfort with each other. But more than having similar personalities, it’s evident they share the same sense of values. Friends …

Civil War-era music returns to its roots in New Hampshire

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Civil War-era music arranged for one of the Union Army’s best regimental bands is returning to its roots. The Third Regiment Band of the New Hampshire Volunteers, largely recruited from Penacook, was one of hundreds of bands mustered during the war to entertain troops and carry stretchers as needed. Most of its members …

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Snow won’t stop ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Derryfield Upper School Players learned the meaning of “the show must go on” with its latest production, Beauty and the Beast. The students have been rehearsing for this weekend’s show since Jan. 1. In the last two …

‘Dottie’ takes audience into the world of dementia

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Alumnus, professional actor and creator Robin Marcotte remains loyal to Plymouth State University long after his 2000 graduation. This year, as the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at PSU recognizes the 30th year of theater as a …

Longtime Concord Community Players volunteer honored at state theater awards

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Carol Bagan, a longtime volunteer with the Community Players of Concord, was awarded the “Matty” Award for Vision and Tenacity during the New Hampshire Theatre Awards on Jan. 31. Bagan was a New York teacher when she first …

Do This: Valentine’s brings out the theme event organizer in everyone

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

It’s Valentine’s weekend, everybody. Head’s up! For those of you who haven’t been meticulously planning the perfect romantic date for weeks or those who don’t plan to go to the same place you first said “I love You” …

‘Tale of the Allergist’s Wife’ offers up edgy comedy in Concord this weekend

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

On the surface, A Tale of the Allergist’s Wife is all about “rich people problems.” But if that were all it was, there would nothing to which the audience would relate. No, the real tug at reality in …

Proctor Academy students to stage ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ this weekend

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A cast of 17 students and an additional 11 students working on costumes, props, set building and lighting, are about to stage a production of To Kill a mockingbird at Proctor Academy in Andover this weekend. Friday and Saturday night’s performances will be at 7 p.m. in Proctor’s …

Pampered pets that don duds move to the mainstream

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

These clothing designers have to think about pattern, fabric and fit – as well as where to put the poo bags. Creating on-trend outfits is a whole different animal for pet fashion designers, whose work is becoming mainstream …

New Hampshire Theatre Awards moving to Cap Center next year

Monday, February 9, 2015

It was a night of pomp, circumstance and stage direction. Theater troupes from across the state – professional, community and youth – came together for the annual New Hampshire Theatre Awards on Saturday night, with some productions dominating …

About face: Mug shows Old Man facing wrong way

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Someone in the general store at the Welcome Center in Hooksett told Barbara Francis to look a little closer at the mug she was thinking of buying. It didn’t take long for Francis, of Bow, to figure it …

Ray Duckler: A teacher, a student, a schooner, a film

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The schooner is the story. Or is it? Maybe it’s the people Keith King loved who have died, or the bumper sticker-like philosophies he espouses about life, or his unconventional method of teaching at Keene State College, or …