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Artist Betye Saar poses during the 2014 Santa Monica Museum of Art PRECOGNITO Gala on April 23, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Invision/AP)

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 Copeland, Alice Walker and Thornton Wilder. MacDowell was born from the love of art, and a desire to provide an ideal place for it to be created. Its namesakes, composer Edward MacDowell and his wife, pianist Marian MacDowell, opened their farm to the art community in 1907. Edward, who said he produced better music in Peterborough, wanted to give other artists the same creative experience. Though Edward … 0

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. … 0

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 is usually $23 for adults, $21 for seniors and $20 for children. For information about … 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

‘Amadeus’ an ambitious production for Concord High School

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Betrayal, some mild sexy talk, a murder and a sliced throat. It’s not typical high school fare, yet it’s exactly what the gang from the Concord High School Drama Club will be tackling this weekend. The group has … 0

Groomers are dazzling up dogs with bling, bows

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sugarplum went into the salon as a reddish-blonde dachshund mix and came out with pink and green ears, a rainbow tail and a bow in her fur. “It’s like having a little unicorn creature,” said Sasha Sinnott, an … 0

Photographer Alexander Cohn documents life near a holy mountain in China

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Photographer Alexander Cohn traveled to eastern China last fall to see one of the region’s highest and holiest mountains. The peak was buried in clouds for all but a few moments of Cohn’s visit, but that didn’t stop … 1

Western Mass. man shares photographic talent in book

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Muhammad Ali. Al Pacino. Yasser Arafat. Billy Graham. George W. Bush. Joni Mitchell. Tiger Woods. Hillary Clinton. The names are famous. So are the faces that have appeared on the covers and pages of such magazines as Time, … 0

Local galleries offer gifts for different price points, all with that handmade touch

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A mug of something warm. A sly kitten, sitting sentinel on the mantle. A little something shiny beneath the tree. As winter closes in, local art galleries are keeping us warm with all of the above. Yes, even … 0