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Free St. Paul’s School ballet performance highlights modern choreographers

Thursday, May 21, 2015

St. Paul’s School ballet students are offering two free opportunities to experience contemporary dance by influential choreographers and composers. The 17 dancers directed by Jennifer Howard will perform selections by Merce Cunningham, Philip Neal and Sydney Skybetter this weekend. “This is a chance to see really good dance,” Howard said. The MinEvent is a selection of sequences choreographed by Cunningham, …

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 dwindle and age. Idol will come back next year for its 15th and final season …

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 turned over to the German government Tuesday. Their return was organized by the State Department …

Sting unable to save his musical ‘The Last Ship’ on Broadway

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sting will be going down with his ship. Producer Jeffrey Seller said yesterday that the Grammy Award-winning songwriter’s Broadway musical The Last Ship will close when his stint in the show ends Jan. 24 at the Neil Simon …

Weird museums: Travel off the beaten path

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Travelers looking for something beyond top attractions like the Space Needle in Seattle might consider adding a weird museum or two to their itineraries. Here are some suggestions from among dozens of unusual museums across the nation, from …

Bow High School to hold free performance about the impact of war

Thursday, January 1, 2015

When classes are dismissed for the weekend at Bow High School next week, education of classic literature will not end. “Theater of War: Soldiers & Citizens Tour” will feature dramatic readings of Sophocles’s Ajax, a Greek tragedy, next Saturday. The free performance from social-impact company Outside the Wire …

26-foot-tall owl sculpture to go from Bow to N.Y.C.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A car pulled onto the Clinton Street driveway Saturday afternoon, a couple stopping to photograph the 26-foot-tall sculpture of an owl standing on the Bow property. The artists, Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein, welcomed them. This type of …

PHOTOS: Annual performance of ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Concord City Auditorium

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Young ballet dancers from Turning Pointe Center of Dance dressed in tutus and ballet slippers last night for a dress rehearsal of the classic holiday ballet The Nutcracker. The annual performance from the Pembroke dance school is today …

Holiday glam

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The holiday season is upon us! This is the perfect time to add a little sparkle to your look. Remember to play up the eyes or lips, but never both. And pretty, pretty please don’t match your makeup …

Photographer documents his avian encounters

Thursday, December 11, 2014

David Lipsy walked slowly across the marsh toward a dot huddled in the distance, expecting any moment for it to become a dot no longer on the ground but a dot headed skyward, vanished. But as he got …

PHOTOS: Interpreting ‘Blue Cathedral’

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Y esterday, Concord Community Music School students contributed to the “Drawn to the Music” program, a yearly collaboration between students from across the state and the New Hampshire Philharmonic. This year, children were tasked with creating drawings depicting …

Pantone picks Marsala as top color of the new year

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Let’s hear it for Marsala, the wine-influenced, red-kissed color of 2015, as chosen by Pantone. “Hardy, robust, satisfying, fulfilling. At the same time there’s a certain glamour that’s attached to this color,” offered Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of …

Musical take on dePaola’s holiday tale tours the area

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

You know it’s shaping up to be a rough day when Elvis, the queen and Elton John tell you you’re dirty, you’re poor, and to go away. Unless you’re the first family of Christmas, Mary and Joseph. Then …