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The Wildcat Regiment Band from Home, Pa., held a concert at Penacook Riverside Park in Penacook on Saturday, May 23, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

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 later ended up in the 2nd Brigade …

Review: Whitesnake delves deep into Purple past on new album

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Who says you can’t go home? David Coverdale delves deep into his Deep Purple background on the new Whitesnake album, which re-does songs from his tenure fronting the legendary classic rock outfit. The Purple Album begins with a more bottom-heavy version of the classic rock anthem “Burn,” which Coverdale shared lead vocals with …

Free St. Paul’s School ballet performance highlights modern choreographers

Thursday, May 21, 2015

St. Paul’s School ballet students are offering two free opportunities to experience contemporary dance by influential choreographers and composers. The 17 dancers directed by Jennifer Howard will perform selections by Merce Cunningham, Philip Neal and Sydney Skybetter this weekend. “This is a chance to see really good dance,” Howard said. The MinEvent is …

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 …

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 …