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With a career that has spanned five decades and several genres, George Benson is most known for the hits “On Broadway” and “Breezin.”

George Benson pays jazzy tribute to genre pioneer Nat King Cole

George Benson, whose most recent disc pays homage to Nat King Cole, plays The Music Hall in Portsmouth in a 7 p.m. concert Sunday.

Anne Rice over several decades has helped shape supernatural pop culture with intricate chronicles of vampire life relayed from the mouths of the fanged themselves. Her latest book, “Prince Lestat,” brings back readers to the rebel who started it all.

Anne Rice talks about vampire chronicles, creating sequel with teeth

For best-selling author Anne Rice, who is best known for her popular series “The Vampire Chronicles,” her decision to write supernatural fiction was not so much by choice, but by discovery.

Cirk La Putyka's 'Slapstick Sonata' opens U.S. Tour in New Hampshire

Mary Chapin Carpenter is known for hit tunes including “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He'll Keep Her.”

Mary Chapin Carpenter making tour stop at Lebanon Opera House

The Ice Theatre of New York, shown above in a performance at Rockefeller Center, will skate into New Hampshire for a show at Plymouth State University this weekend.

Choreographer Douglas Webster returns home with ice-dancing show

“City Council Meeting” is described by Keene State College officials as a “participatory democracy performance.” The show centers on empathy, perspective and power in civil discourse.

Be city official, concerned citizen for a night

In “Laggies,” a young woman (Keira Knightley) avoids adulthood at all costs. When her boyfriend proposes, she seeks an escape at the home of her new teenage friend (Chloe Grace Moretz).

Dartmouth alum returns to campus with 'Laggies'

Travel & Leisure

Keene State College students race to clean up Main Street in the post Keene Pumpkin Festival Pumpkin Dump Derby in Keene Saturday night.

Keene 'Dump Derby' participants pick up 20,000 pumpkins

A team of workers from the UPS facility in Keene won the Pumpkin Dump Derby following the Keene Pumpkin Festival Saturday night.

Sunday's inaugural “Mushtoberfest” at Jericho Mountain State Park in Berlin, drew teams from all over the Northeast for a weekend of camaraderie, how-to clinics and training runs on the extensive ATV trail system at the state park located off Route 110 in the southwestern corner of “The City That Trees Built.”

Inaugural 'Mushtoberfest' a howling success at Jericho Mountain State Park

More than a dozen sled-dog teams from all over the Northeast came to the inaugural Mushtoberfest at Jericho Mountain State Park this past weekend where veterans of the Iditarod and Yukon Quest races offered advice and encouragement to mushers of all ages and abilities.

Chloe Kroner, 11, of Hudson, made a friend in the petting zoo at the Kiwanis PumpkinFest Saturday afternoon.

Not-so-scary fun at Hudson's Kiwanis PumpkinFest

The three-day event is a top fundraiser for Kiwanis college scholarships.

Branches around the Sugar Hill Meeting House are losing their leaves as the foliage season wanes. Although the state's finally tally won't be available immediately, anecdotal reports from businesses, industry groups, and chambers of commerce point to the possibility that 2014 will go down in history, at least recent history, for number of visitors and the amount of money they spent while here.

Foliage season was a big hit for North Country businesses

Although the final numbers are still being tabulated, it appears that the bright yellows, oranges and reds of the just-peaked 2014 foliage season had many businesses in the northern part of New Hampshire seeing green which helped put or kept them in the black.

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This illegally dumped trash was found in Nottingcook Forest in Bow after Boy Scouts recently cleaned the wooded area.

Guns, trash and vandalism spoil Bow wooded area

Someone is dumping their trash illegally in the Nottingcook Forest in Bow even after Boy Scouts have spent hours cleaning it.

Gundalow donated to Dover park

The Garrison City will soon have a new feature to its downtown area — the Capt. Edward H. Adams, a gundalow built in 1982.

Enchanted forest grows in Concord

The McLane Audubon Center on Silk Farm Road in Concord will host its annual Enchanted Forest from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.


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Dining & Food

A taste of Bermuda just west of Exit 20

Onions at the Tilton Inn: Turn right at Exit 20 for some great food

A good everyday drinking wine revisited

If you were to go by the flagship wine magazines like Wine Spectator, you might think that nobody ever drinks a bottle of wine under $95 and that most people in the world have in their cellars case after case of Bordeaux first growths and a flagship Pinot Noirs.

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Life & Culture

Looking a little worse for the wear, zombies in tattered clothes and fake blood stagger through Dover.

Granite State communities resurrect zombie walks, unearth ghoulish glee

Despite the frequent groaning, the blood-splattered clothes and the generally disruptive behavior, no one's really having a bad day.

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NH People

Manchester event will honor those who have battled pancreatic cancer

A PurpleLight New Hampshire ceremony Sunday night in Veterans Park will celebrate survivors and honor the loved ones lost to pancreatic cancer.

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