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This photo provided by Sam Rudy Media Relations shows, Jimmy Nail, standing center, and cast in a scene from the play, "The Last Ship." The show is Sting's semi-autobiographical story about a prodigal son who returns to his northern England shipbuilding town to reclaim the girl he abandoned when he fled 15 years before. (AP Photo/Sam Rudy Media Relations, Joan Marcus)

Review: Sting’s ‘The Last Ship’ is thrilling stuff

Monday, October 27, 2014

You may be tempted upon leaving Sting’s Broadway musical The Last Ship to head straight to a pub to drain a pint and sing some sea shanties. Or maybe go weld something. Or do both. Such are the foot-stomping, testosterone-filled feelings that emerge from the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City, where a blast of British working-class camaraderie among …

'6X6' show challenges dozens of artists to contain visions in a small, square space

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

When artists from across the country decided to donate a “little” something to the North Country Studio Workshops, no one anticipated how big that gesture would turn out to be. “It’s already been a very huge success,” said Sarah Burns, a member of the fundraising committee putting on the “6x6” art show at …

Tory Burch book gives look at what inspires her

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tory Burch’s new book is all about color, a compilation of the influences that inspire her, from people to music to art to culture to travel to home design. “It’s this eclectic mix, and that’s really what our company’s about as well, so it made perfect sense. It was really taking all the …

Henniker’s Colby Hill Inn hosts weekend murder mystery event

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mr. Shade was sweating bullets. It was the moment of truth. He had murdered his mother, Baroness Audry von Munchen, and he could tell Sue Bromley, the archaeologist, and Joan Dunn, the philanthropist, were on to him. His …

Ex-president George W. Bush exhibits portraits of world leaders

Friday, April 4, 2014

Former president George W. Bush is displaying his portraits of world leaders in the first exhibit of his work as an artist. The portraits, which include everyone from a grim-looking Russian President Vladimir Putin to a smiling likeness …

Rundlett Middle School students prep ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Anyone who enjoys lots of singing, lots of dancing, belly-laugh comedy and suspenseful intrigue is in luck. The musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is all of this. Adapted for middle school students, the show runs today through Saturday at …

Child/parent inmate art to go on display in N.H.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Artwork by New Hampshire inmates and their children is going on display at the Kimball Jenkins Estate in Concord next month. Nine life-sized murals titled “A Perfect Day with Dad” and three posters titled “A Family Portrait with Mom” created by male and female inmates and their children …

Peter Pan show ‘Finding Neverland’ goes to Boston

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Diane Paulus plans to make the Peter Pan musical Finding Neverland fly in Massachusetts. The American Repertory Theater said yesterday that the show will kick off its 2014-2015 season under Paulus’s direction. It’s based on the 2004 whimsical …

‘Root Children’ ballet showcases students from Petit Papillon

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

In addition to the steps, the dancers of this weekend’s ballet The Root Children needed to learn the frenetic flap of a bee, the languid flutter of a butterfly and the sleek elegance of dragonfly flight. “When you …

Furniture masters’ exhibit pays tribute to mentor, educator

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The notion of having an idea, or just a thought blowing from one hemisphere to another, and then turning that into something tangible with his own two hands drew cabinetmaker Timothy Coleman to woodwork. But it wasn’t until …

Inaugural poet Richard Blanco to read at library

Monday, March 10, 2014

Richard Blanco, poet at the second inauguration of President Obama, will hold a workshop and public reading April 16 at the Concord Public Library. Blanco will host the workshop for high school students from 3 to 4:30 p.m. He will read and sign his books at a public …

At McGowan Fine Arts, experience spring ‘Thaw’ with new show

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ah, spring. Will we ever see you again? It’s easy in the midst of this bitter winter to think the world will remain frozen forever. But “Thaw,” the exhibit which runs through March 28 at McGowan Fine Art …

Art center marks 75 years with student art exhibit

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Art is more than busy work for kids at the Currier Art Center, and what they produce is more than something sweet to hang on the fridge. Robert Eshoo, former director of the center, said the 75th anniversary …