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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

Art center marks 75 years with student art exhibit

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Art is more than busy work for kids at the Currier Art Center, and what they produce is more than something sweet to hang on the fridge. Robert Eshoo, former director of the center, said the 75th anniversary … 0

Concord Community Players perform farcical take on classic monster movie

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Depending on whom you ask, this weekend’s Concord Community Players production of Kong’s Night Out may be described as a romp, a farce, slapstick comedy or a whole lot of monkey business. It’s also a screwball send-up of … 0

Models in Spanx kick off New York Fashion Week

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Showing their Spanx Even models love their Spanx. The global retailer GS Shop, based in Seoul, South Korea, sent the skinny ones down a runway last week in teensy boy shorts, Wonderbras and stretchy shapewear that helped make … 0

Peterborough: Loss of a legend

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bob McQuillen, a legend in New England contra dance circles known for his rhythmic “Boom-Chuck” piano playing, his corny jokes and his infectious enthusiasm, died Tuesday surrounded by friends at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. McQuillen, 90, had … 0

New planetarium show highlights race to return to the moon

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

It’s nice to get away, but the planning and dreaming are some of the best parts. Do you want to go north? South? The Grand Canyon? Paris? If some international teams have their way, the moon may be … 0

We all fall down

Monday, February 3, 2014

Caroline Allen, 8, left, laughs as she and Aubrey Anderson, 7, goof around after collapsing on each other while trying to do an acrobatic pose during a beginners tumbling class at Capital City Dance Center on Friday, January … 0

‘LIFE’ photographer of the ’60s and ’70s shows work at St. Paul’s

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Those of a certain age will remember the powerful role that photo magazines LOOK and LIFE played in one’s view of the world and of life in America. Who can forget the iconic photo at JFK’s funeral – … 0

Concord City Auditorium filled with dance and song this weekend

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Concord City Auditorium plays host to both raucous high kicks and joyous vocal performances this weekend. Kicking off the festivities Saturday will be “The Rhythm of the Night” dance concert, which features 145 of the area’s top … 0

Artist makes Currier Museum itself part of his exhibit

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Questions, questions, questions. How does a museum decide what is worth collecting? How do these choices affect our view of history? Does an object’s perceived value change over time, and through different eyes? How are objects grouped for … 0

Mount Washington plans to unveil new museum

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Mount Washington Observatory plans to show its renovated museum on the New Hampshire mountaintop in June. Extreme Mount Washington will show visitors what winter is like at the mountain. Through hands-on, high-tech exhibits, the museum will present a sampling of the “World’s Worst Weather.” Designed by Jeff … 0