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In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 photo, a shopper at a J.C. Penney store, in New York, visits the Arizona brand jeans display for young men. Sales of jeans in the U.S. fell 6 percent to $16 billion during the year that ended in June, according to research firm NPD Group, while sales of yoga pants and other “active wear” climbed 7 percent to $33.6 billion. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Denim’s popularity fades

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Americans’ obsession with jeans is beginning to wear thin. Jeans long have been a go-to staple in closets across the country. After all, not many pieces of clothing are so comfortable they can be worn daily, yet versatile enough to be dressed up or down. But sales of the iconic blues fell 6 percent during the past year after decades … 0

Seasonal exhibit at Mill Brook Gallery in Concord features gallery director’s work

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Pamela Tarbell might be best known for highlighting and celebrating the artwork of others through the Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Concord. But with the latest exhibition, Dancing Leaves: A Fall Celebration, some of her artwork has managed to find its way out of the shadows and into the bright lights … 0

Concord: STEP RIGHT UP

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A strong-faced woman holds a giant dead-eyed fish like a prize in her bare hands, a crisp study in black and white. In the background, spectating eyes pick up a sinister-looking man in a bear suit, watching, waiting. As if the photograph itself wasn’t darkly intriguing, it comes with a story free to … 0

Artist Richard Clark thrives despite degenerative eye disease

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Richard Clark has been creating art his entire life, but the style of his art is changing. The Loudon artist is losing his eyesight. Clark’s work, along with that of four other local artists (Mike Hanson, Barbara Carr, … 0

Henniker’s Colby Hill Inn hosts weekend murder mystery event

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mr. Shade was sweating bullets. It was the moment of truth. He had murdered his mother, Baroness Audry von Munchen, and he could tell Sue Bromley, the archaeologist, and Joan Dunn, the philanthropist, were on to him. His … 0

Ex-president George W. Bush exhibits portraits of world leaders

Friday, April 4, 2014

Former president George W. Bush is displaying his portraits of world leaders in the first exhibit of his work as an artist. The portraits, which include everyone from a grim-looking Russian President Vladimir Putin to a smiling likeness … 0

Rundlett Middle School students prep ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Anyone who enjoys lots of singing, lots of dancing, belly-laugh comedy and suspenseful intrigue is in luck. The musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is all of this. Adapted for middle school students, the show runs today through Saturday at … 0

Child/parent inmate art to go on display in N.H.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Artwork by New Hampshire inmates and their children is going on display at the Kimball Jenkins Estate in Concord next month. Nine life-sized murals titled “A Perfect Day with Dad” and three posters titled “A Family Portrait with Mom” created by male and female inmates and their children … 0

Peter Pan show ‘Finding Neverland’ goes to Boston

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Diane Paulus plans to make the Peter Pan musical Finding Neverland fly in Massachusetts. The American Repertory Theater said yesterday that the show will kick off its 2014-2015 season under Paulus’s direction. It’s based on the 2004 whimsical … 0

‘Root Children’ ballet showcases students from Petit Papillon

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

In addition to the steps, the dancers of this weekend’s ballet The Root Children needed to learn the frenetic flap of a bee, the languid flutter of a butterfly and the sleek elegance of dragonfly flight. “When you … 0

Furniture masters’ exhibit pays tribute to mentor, educator

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The notion of having an idea, or just a thought blowing from one hemisphere to another, and then turning that into something tangible with his own two hands drew cabinetmaker Timothy Coleman to woodwork. But it wasn’t until … 1

Inaugural poet Richard Blanco to read at library

Monday, March 10, 2014

Richard Blanco, poet at the second inauguration of President Obama, will hold a workshop and public reading April 16 at the Concord Public Library. Blanco will host the workshop for high school students from 3 to 4:30 p.m. He will read and sign his books at a public … 0

At McGowan Fine Arts, experience spring ‘Thaw’ with new show

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ah, spring. Will we ever see you again? It’s easy in the midst of this bitter winter to think the world will remain frozen forever. But “Thaw,” the exhibit which runs through March 28 at McGowan Fine Art … 0