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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 1977 file photo, bassist Chris Squire, right, and frontman Jon Anderson, of the progressive rock band Yes, perform at New York's Madison Square Garden. Squire, the bassist and co-founder of Yes who recently announced he had leukemia, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, according to a statement from his band members. He was 67. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Chris Squire, bassist of progressive rock band Yes, dies

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Chris Squire, the bassist and co-founder of the progressive rock band Yes who recently announced he had leukemia, has died, according to a statement from his band members on Sunday. He was 67. The band posted a statement on its Facebook page saying Squire “peacefully passed away” Saturday in Phoenix, where he lived. No more details about the death were provided. Squire announced last month that he had acute erythroid leukemia, a rare form of acute myeloid leukemia. He was receiving treatment before he died. “It’s with the heaviest of hearts and unbearable sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our dear …

Fireworks displays for the Fourth of July

Sunday, June 28, 2015

If you’re not up for setting off your own Fourth of July fireworks, here’s a list of some area towns that will put on a display for you: July 3 Ashland: Fireworks at dusk at L.W. Packard Ball Field. Rain Date: July 5. Weirs Beach: Fireworks at midnight at Weirs Beach at Lake Winnipesaukee. July 4: Bradford: Fireworks at dusk at Brown Shattuck …

Former Durst prosecutor writing about book about murder case

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The former district attorney from New York who tried to convict millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst is writing a book. Jeanine Pirro’s He Killed Them All will be published Nov. 3, Gallery Books announced Tuesday. According to Gallery, a Simon & Schuster imprint, the former Westchester County D.A. will prove her case against Durst “beyond a shadow of a doubt.” The book’s title …

Last season of ‘American Idol’ set for Fox’s 2015-16 lineup

Monday, May 11, 2015

The swan song of American Idol and heavy doses of comedy and sci-fi will mark Fox’s 2015-16 season. The once-blockbuster singing contest, which launched the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson, has seen its audience …

5 WWII paintings returned

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers. The paintings, including three won by an American GI in a poker game, were …

Art with a Capitol A: Concord High photographer gets Congressional honor

Saturday, May 2, 2015

After winning the Congressional Art Competition, a Concord High School senior’s artwork will be on display at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Hope Morrison was honored last night by U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, who assembled a committee …

‘Miss Saigon’ cast up to challenge

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Concord High School’s production of Miss Saigon is all about challenges. Miss Saigon is the story of the romance between an American soldier named Chris (Rowan Ferrier) and a Vietnamese girl named Kim (Hannah Matillano) in Saigon during …

Entertainment or bust!: New London shares stage with pro actors

Thursday, April 23, 2015

It’s risky to venture beyond the familiar to seek a more satisfying life, and there’s no guarantee of happiness when you do. But there’s no happiness in staying where you don’t quite belong, either. The Northern New England …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Review: Vanessa Hudgens does well, but can’t save ‘Gigi’

Friday, April 10, 2015

Whoever decides to revive Gigi these days gets a great score by the songwriters behind My Fair Lady and an immediate problem. It’s a little girl problem. The Alan Jay Lerner-Frederick Loewe 1973 stage adaptation of their beloved, …

Runner’s art recaptures Boston Marathon’s joy and whimsy

Sunday, April 5, 2015

With her running shoes and her paintbrush, Hope Phelan is trying to recapture the joy and whimsy of the Boston Marathon. An artist and a competitive distance runner, Phelan has created a series of paintings that celebrate the …