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Kim Simmons and Savoy Brown bring their decades-honed brand of rock and blues to the Tupelo Music Hall, 2 Young Road, Londonderry for an 8 p.m. show Saturday.

Kim Simmons and Savoy Brown rock Tupelo Saturday

Kim Simmons and Savoy Brown bring their decades-honed brand of rock and blues to the Tupelo Music Hall, 2 Young Road, Londonderry for an 8 p.m. show Saturday.

Romare Bearden, titled this 1979 lithograph 'Mecklenberg Autumn.'

Keene gallery explores artistic experiences among American artists of African descent

Keene State College's Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery this fall explores the diversity of experience and artistic expression among American artists of African descent.

Raise a toast to a 'ShakesBEERience' night out on the Seacoast with 'King John.' Seven Stages Shakespeare Company returns to The Press Room's upstairs in Portsmouth for its third season of its play-reading series from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22.

'ShakesBEERience' at the Press Room

Spaulding High School freshman Ben Laine will play Billy Joel, Bruno Mars and Coldplay tunes, along with his own compositions, in a 7 p.m. concert Saturday at the Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St.

Ben Laine to perform at the Rochester Opera House

courtesy of The M.C. Escher Company-The Netherlands
WHICH WAY IS UP?: Long before Harry Potter stepped into the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to find a maze of never-ending staircases, Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher had turned gravity on its head with 1953's “Relativity” (pictured here). The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester will showcase Escher's inventive artistic perspective in an exhibition opening Saturday.

Currier Museum showcases impossible possibilities by M.C. Escher, who inspired generations of pop culture

Multi-media artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg's installations incorporate the emerging 'forensic phenotyping' scientific process, with sculptural portraits constructed with material unwittingly left behind by people in public spaces. 'Stranger Visions,' (a detail image is shown here), explores 'what is artificial and what is natural,' said curators of the exhibit of her work at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish through Oct. 26.

Multi-media artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg's installations on display at Saint-Gaudens

Triple-bill comedy in Laconia Saturday

Travel & Leisure

Teams prepare NASCAR racing trucks at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday.

Fans love their trucks: Pickup truck racing all the rage in Loudon

Groups of brightly colored pickup trucks raced around the oval track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in packs Friday, their jacked-up four-speed eight-cylinder engines roaring as they hit the straightaway sections.

Flags fly above the RVs at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Thursday,

Fellowship a big part of the Loudon experience for race fans

Thousands of fans poured down the sidewalks from the RV and camping areas at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Thursday, eager to join the track’s FanFest Day.

Bob and Karen Rutter of West Creek, N.J., stand in front of their RV as their dog, Buddy, looks on among cutouts of Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
DAN SEUFERT

Speedway looks to attract more fans as NASCAR stars return to NH

Speedway officials have been using promotional tools like 16-driver "pools" to reach out to more race fans and potential race fans. The sport, and the speedway, saw race attendances drop during the worst years of the recession.

Members of the New Hampshire Society of the Sons of the American Revolution fire muskets during a ceremony celebrating the completion of the extensive restoration work at Stark Park  in Manchester on Sunday.

Ceremony marks completion of Stark Park renovations

The final touch on a renovation of the family gravesite at Stark Park was a wreath displaying the phrase Gen. John Stark coined decades after his heroics in the American Revolution that added to his already historic legacy.

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Nature Talks columnist Cheryl Kimball took photos of pokeweed growing around her property, including the early-stage cluster of fluffy white blossoms, left, and plump purple berries in the final stage.

Nature Talks: the invasive plant species strike again

JAPANESE KNOTWEED and I have done battle for many years.

Shed a few calories at the My Dogs are Barking 5K on Saturday at Derryfield Park on Bridge Bridge in Manchester.

My Dogs are Barking 5K Saturday in Manchester

Shed a few calories at the My Dogs are Barking 5K on Saturday at Derryfield Park on Bridge Bridge in Manchester. The tale wagging will start at 9 a.m., when a pet fair on site opens, and continue with the 3.1-mile run at 10 a.m., a fun run for kids at 11:15 a.m. and the Pet Step Dog Walk at noon.

Penny Wheeler-Abbot and Jim Watkins, members of the newly-formed Chocorua Lake Conservancy, pose Saturday on the Chocorua Lake Road bridge in Tamworth. The bridge, whose sides feature a wooden lattice that alternates the letters NH, is a popular place for visitors to take in the iconic view of the lake and Mount Chocorua.

Conservation groups join forces to protect Chocorua Lake Basin

After working complementarily for nearly 50 years, two nonprofit groups recently announced that they have merged to even better meet what is now their combined, singular mission to preserve and protect the Chocorua Lake Basin.


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Dining & Food

Next to the fun park, a new seafood spot

Better luck a second time at Naticook.

A story to bring beer lovers pleasant dreams

"Goodnight Brew": A parody for beer people

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Life & Culture

Survey says Manchester ranks fifth among nation's smartest communities

MANCHESTER — A new survey maintains Manchester is filled with wicked smaht people, beating out high-tech hubs San Francisco and Boston to rank as the nation’s fifth most educated city.

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UNO Pizzeria in Hudson plans cancer fundraiser

Proceeds from a fundraiser in Nashua next week will assist the family of a young Hudson cancer patient as they cope with ongoing medical expenses.

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