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Semifinals set for N.H. Poetry Out Loud contest

Monday, March 2, 2015

High school poetry readers from across New Hampshire will compete at four Poetry Out Loud semifinal competitions this month for a chance to represent their school at the state championship. The competition encourages youth to learn about the beauty and power of language through memorization and performance of great poems. Semifinals will be held at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester today at 6:30 p.m.; Southern New Hampshire …

Missing: One Oscar gown, 6,000 pearls, worth up to $10 million

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Lupita Nyong’o showed up to the Oscars this year looking like a bag of money. At least that’s what one enterprising thief saw – because Tuesday, the custom Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection gown was stolen from the actress’s hotel room at the London West Hollywood Hotel. While law enforcement put the value of the dress at $150,000, pearl experts estimated the …

Grammy winner Kathy Griffin comes to Palace Theatre

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kathy Griffin to sass it up in Manch Vegas Grammy Award-winning comedian and entertainer Kathy Griffin will bring her signature brand of comedy to Palace Theatre in Manchester for one night only, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. Griffin gained recognition for her no-holds-barred comedy style on her reality show, Kathy Griffin: My Life …

Boston to unveil statue of writer Edgar Allen Poe

Monday, October 6, 2014

Boston is finally embracing native son Edgar Allen Poe more than 160 years after his death, despite his notoriously frosty relations with the city’s literary elite of his time. The city unveiled a Poe statue yesterday at the …

Really unreal: Familiar, unfamiliar mix in exhibit spanning the career of M.C. Escher

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Can a floor be a ceiling? Can stairways go up and up and still lead back to the same place? M.C. Escher thought so. Mention M. C. Escher and most people think of his physically impossible images of …

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 …

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 …

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. …

EGYPT: Belly-dancing TV show suspended by religious body

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Egypt’s top religious body demanded yesterday that a new belly-dancing TV show be suspended for “corrupting morals” and serving “extremists” who could use it as a pretext to depict Egyptian society as anti-Islamic. The call by Dar al-Ifta, …

Sculptor Gay Haven Smith takes the toughest of materials and makes them sing

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

One thinks of the likes of granite, lead and rock as pretty tough stuff. But put them in the hands of Gary Haven Smith and they shimmy, bend and even dance to his will. The New Hampshire-based sculptor …

Peterborough: World of artists

Thursday, August 7, 2014

In Peterborough, supporting the arts isn’t just an idea; it’s a way of life. Through The MacDowell Colony, the nation’s first artist-residency program, Peterborough has played host to nearly 7,000 artists, including such greats as Leonard Bernstein, Aaron …

PHOTO: Craftsmen’s Fair

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The League of NH Craftsmen 81st annual Craftsmen’s Fair at Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, with more than 200 booths, runs through Sunday, rain or shine. For more information, go to nhcrafts.org. …

Library to offer discounted passes for Boston Museum of Science

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Beginning today, the Concord Public Library will offer its cardholders discounted passes to the Boston Museum of Science. The pass will give the cardholder and up to three guests access to the museum and more than 700 hands-on exhibits for $10 per person. Admission to the exhibit halls …