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Ian Tewksbury and the rest of the cast rehearse the song "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat" for this year's First Congregational Church Variety Show titled “Cruisin’ and Croonin,’” at Hopkinton High School on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Hopkinton Variety Show has entertained the community for 30 years and counting

Thursday, April 16, 2015

This week, Hopkinton High School’s auditorium will be transformed into the deck of a cruise ship, the backdrop for a lot of singing, dancing and laughter. Welcome to Hopkinton’s Variety Show, a community tradition going back three decades. Every other year, the members of First Congregational Church put on a performance that runs for three nights, brings out hundreds of …

Concord’s True Brew music scene: Live, local, original

Thursday, April 16, 2015

If you like good local music, a nice espresso and a hearty stout, True Brew Barista in downtown Concord is the place for you. The Hippo has named True Brew the Best Bar for Live Music three years in a row, and the coffee shop/music bar was named the second-best live music venue …

Local artists nominated for New England Music Awards

Thursday, April 16, 2015

New England’s top musicians, songwriters and producers will be recognized Saturday at the New England Music Awards. Those who attend will hear Latin, rock, country, folk, pop, hip hop, reggae and more by artists who call New England home. There were a number of smaller, regional awards programs: the Connecticut Music Awards, the …

Art that’s really real: Step back in time to the photorealism movement at Currier

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Diners, cars, motel signs, gum wrappers and empty lettuce boxes may seem like mundane subjects unworthy of an artist’s attention. But that was before some photographers started taking notice and began creating a new type of art in …

Icy blooms: In the depths of winter, gallery pairs original art with floral arrangements

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ugh, January. It’s a month that’s hard to like, try as one may. It’s cold. The holidays are over. And that snow is not going to shovel itself. But just around the corner, it’s spring. And not just …

PHOTOS: Concord High School Drama Club presents the Drowsy Chaperone

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Concord High School Drama Club rehearses for their performance of the Drowsy Chaperone on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Performances will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the high school. …

Dramatic reading of ‘Ajax’ held in Bow

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Bryan Doerries was never in the military. He was just a concerned citizen with a background in classics. This concern and experience led the artistic director to Bow yesterday, where he presented a dramatic reading of Sophocles’s Ajax …

Sting unable to save his musical ‘The Last Ship’ on Broadway

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sting will be going down with his ship. Producer Jeffrey Seller said yesterday that the Grammy Award-winning songwriter’s Broadway musical The Last Ship will close when his stint in the show ends Jan. 24 at the Neil Simon …

Weird museums: Travel off the beaten path

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Travelers looking for something beyond top attractions like the Space Needle in Seattle might consider adding a weird museum or two to their itineraries. Here are some suggestions from among dozens of unusual museums across the nation, from …

Bow High School to hold free performance about the impact of war

Thursday, January 1, 2015

When classes are dismissed for the weekend at Bow High School next week, education of classic literature will not end. “Theater of War: Soldiers & Citizens Tour” will feature dramatic readings of Sophocles’s Ajax, a Greek tragedy, next Saturday. The free performance from social-impact company Outside the Wire …

26-foot-tall owl sculpture to go from Bow to N.Y.C.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A car pulled onto the Clinton Street driveway Saturday afternoon, a couple stopping to photograph the 26-foot-tall sculpture of an owl standing on the Bow property. The artists, Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein, welcomed them. This type of …

PHOTOS: Annual performance of ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Concord City Auditorium

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Young ballet dancers from Turning Pointe Center of Dance dressed in tutus and ballet slippers last night for a dress rehearsal of the classic holiday ballet The Nutcracker. The annual performance from the Pembroke dance school is today …

Holiday glam

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The holiday season is upon us! This is the perfect time to add a little sparkle to your look. Remember to play up the eyes or lips, but never both. And pretty, pretty please don’t match your makeup …