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The Cult deftly climbs new heights on ‘Hidden City’

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Cult has had its ups and downs over the more than 30 years since its debut. Hidden City shows the band climbing new heights. Led by mystically inclined singer and lyricist Ian Astbury and down-to-earth, riff generating guitarist Billy Duffy, the band’s 10th album, Hidden City, rocks fiercely but leaves room for both a heavy heart and a light touch. Samples of the rip-roaring drive include opening cut “Dark …

Jimmy Tingle brings presidential primary comedy show to Concord

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Jimmy Tingle has never held an elected office. He’s not a Democratic nor a Republican. But he wants your vote in the 2016 presidential election. Tingle boasts more than 30 years of comedic experience, contributing to The Tonight Show, Larry King’s Weekend, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and more. He jokes that he …

Local Model T club aids Affleck film

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Members of the Central N.H. Model T Club joined other New England Model T clubs for a drive into the past. Specifically, the 1920s in Boston. The car clubs volunteered their vehicles and, in some cases, themselves for the filming of Ben Affleck’s upcoming film, Live by Night. The film tells the story …

Do This: 150 dancers from 10 Concord-area studios will perform 24 specialty numbers at ‘Rhythm of the Night’

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Friends of the Audi will present Concord’s 25th annual dance extravaganza “Rhythm of the Night” this Saturday at 7 p.m. The night will showcase the Capital Area’s top dance schools and students in New Hampshire’s biggest and brightest …

Review: ‘Ride Along 2’ follows silliness formula of original

Thursday, January 14, 2016

With the same brand of silliness and a bit more creativity than the original, Ride Along 2 doesn’t pretend to be anything more than what it is: a sequel designed to offer a second helping of exactly what …

Off Main: Bowie was a shape-shifting star who touched millions but why was he so important?

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The key that unlocks David Bowie is his name. He was born David Robert Jones, a name that is so basic and ordinary and standard-issue that you practically forget it by the time you finish reading it. He …

Bedouin coming-of-age drama vying for Oscar nod

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A coming-of-age drama set among Bedouin tribesmen roaming the desert emerged as the first potential Oscar contender produced by Jordan’s nascent film industry. Theeb (Wolf), set in 1916, tells the story of a playful 11-year-old Bedouin boy of …

China’s Wanda buys Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 billion

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wanda Group said Tuesday it is buying Hollywood’s Legendary Entertainment, the maker of films such as Batman, for $3.5 billion in the first Chinese acquisition of a major U.S. film company. Wanda, whose chairman, Wang Jianlin, is one …

‘Antiques Roadshow’ appraiser to speak about rare books

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow is speaking about the value of old and rare books at the Pembroke Public Library. Ken Gloss of the Brattle Book Shop in Boston is scheduled to speak Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Gloss, the second-generation owner of the store, will …

David Bowie never stopped looking ahead

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

It was hardly a coincidence that David Bowie named his greatest hits collection Changes. Bowie changed musical styles, fashion, even his name – from David Jones – in a relentless exploration of the artistic muse. More than any …

In upset, ‘The Revenant’ wins best film at Golden Globes

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Two star-led tales of frontier survival triumphed at the 73rd annual Golden Globes, where Alejandro Inarritu’s bloody 1820s thriller “The Revenant” swept three of the top honors, and Ridley Scott’s stranded astronaut tale “The Martian” answered with a …

Mexico: Sean Penn interview helped locate drug lord

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Mexican officials say Sean Penn’s contacts with drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman helped them track the fugitive down – even if he slipped away from an initial raid on the hideout where the Hollywood actor apparently met …

‘Blackout’ is latest thriller from David Rosenfelt

Saturday, January 9, 2016

A cop literally loses his mind chasing a killer in Blackout, David Rosenfelt’s latest thriller. Police officer Doug Brock has been pursuing criminal mastermind Nicholas Bennett for years, but hasn’t been able to get the evidence he needs …