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McGowan exhibit finds inspiration amid the rubble of construction

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Remember how fascinating we found construction equipment as children? It was so big, loud and colorful. We loved seeing dirt pushed around, gravel dumped and holes excavated, and we mimicked that activity, complete with sound effects, in our play. As adults, though, we mostly see it as a nuisance, slowing down traffic, causing irritating detours and creating a big mess. … 0

PHOTOS: Into the ’60s with ‘Hairspray’ at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord

Friday, July 11, 2014

At their dress rehearsal on Friday afternoon, just hours before their first performance at the Capitol Center for the Arts, the young cast of the production of Hairspray showed how they went back five decades. The Broadway musical takes place in the 60s and addresses issues of equality and justice in energetic and … 0

PHOTOS: The Canterbury Morris Dance team practices for a busy summer

Friday, July 4, 2014

“It’s a family thing,” said Polly Camire, while on a break from leading the Canterbury Morris dance team practice at the town’s Parish House. Both of her daughters are on the team that started more than 35 years ago, and she pointed out several other members who are from the same family. Camire … 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

Hint of hippie in Burton Olympic snowboarder look

Sunday, December 8, 2013

The U.S. snowboarders will be showing off a patchwork of styles in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Their uniforms, unveiled by manufacturer Burton last week, are built around the competition jacket with squares of stars, stripes and plaids. The design was inspired by a handcrafted patchwork quilt … 0

Norman Rockwell painting sells for record $46 million

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A Norman Rockwell painting titled “Saying Grace” sold at an auction yesterday for $46 million, a record for the Saturday Evening Post illustrator and for any American artwork sold at auction, Sotheby’s said. Two people on the telephone … 0

Ray Duckler: To some, a new tribute to Native Americans belongs out front

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Liz Charlebois stood proudly near the historic marker unveiled yesterday at NHTI. A Native American, Charlebois hopes the tribute to her ancestors will add balance to the discussion involving the monument 5 miles away, down a narrow path … 1