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Chris Young, whose latest disc, 'A.M.,' features the singles 'Lonely Eyes,' 'Who I Am with You' and 'Aw Naw,' will play the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Blvd., at 8 p.m. Friday.

Chris Young to perform at Casino Ballroom

Chris Young, whose latest disc, 'A.M.,' features the singles 'Lonely Eyes,' 'Who I Am with You' and 'Aw Naw,' will play the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Blvd., at 8 p.m. Friday.

Houston Ballet II will perform as part of the University of New Hampshire Celebrity Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Paul Creative Arts Center's Johnson Theatre on the Durham campus.

Houston Ballet II will perform in Durham

Houston Ballet II will perform as part of the University of New Hampshire Celebrity Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Paul Creative Arts Center's Johnson Theatre on the Durham campus.

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

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

Keene gallery explores artistic experiences 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

Professional medium Lauren Rainbow presents 'Messages from Spirit' in the Spotlight Cafe at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord, at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday.

Medium Lauren Rainbow to 'reach out' at Capitol Center

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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.
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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.

Performers at a previous New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival. The cultural celebration returns to Loon Mountain Resort on Sept. 19.

Lincoln's Highland Games time to celebrate all things Scottish

Attention lads, lassies and all Caledonians at heart, the 39th annual New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival will soon be here and it will bring its own “mountain” to Loon Mountain Resort.

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Son says shooting of mom during DEA raid was a mistake

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Lilian Alonzo, the grandmother shot late last month during a DEA drug raid at her apartment, was picking up an infant when a bullet ripped through her arm and entered her torso, her son told the New Hampshire Union Leader. The son said agents later tore up Alonzo's apartment in a search for drugs. No drugs, weapons or large amounts of cash were found, said Daniel Nunez, who returned to his home in Florida after spending the last two weeks with his mother.

Outdoors

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.

Brenda Charpentier's Forest Journal: Snapping turtles survive despite some undeserved animosity from humans

Snapping turtles live with a bad reputation.


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NH Club Briefs: Molly Stark DAR hosts Constitution meeting

The Molly Stark Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution's September meeting focused on Constitution Week and the Children of the American Revolution.

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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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