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Arts & Entertainment

Shaky Graves

Annual festival bash draws diverse roster of folk acts

The Wood Brothers, Shakey Graves, Pokey LaFarge, The Stray Birds and the Soggy Po' Boys take to the Prescott Parks Arts Festival for its annual folk music celebration Friday at 5 p.m.

Johnny Winter was scheduled to bring his tour, in support of his forthcoming 'Step Back' disc, to the Granite State, prompting entertainment venue officials to talk about the holes left in show lineups, as well as in the hearts of music enthusiasts.

Entertainment venue promoters lament death of music icon

Texas blues-rock icon Johnny Winter had planned to visit New Hampshire this month as part of an extensive world tour promoting the forthcoming release of his “Step Back” disc.

The fifth annual Hampton Beach Comedy Festival will bring funny guys Paul Gilligan, Dave Rattigan, Mac Livingston, Will Noonan, Chris Pennie and Josh Day to the Ashworth by the Sea tonight, while Friday's lineup will feature Jimmy Dunn (above), Lamont Price, Jeff Koen, Jesse Bickford, Abhishek Shah and Day.

Hampton Beach Comedy Festival to surf into town

Ludacris & Juicy J

Ludacris & Juicy J to perform

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy, best known as the leader of the Chicago rock band Wilco, will play The Music Hall, 26 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, in an 8 p.m. show Friday.

Jeff Tweedy to perform in Portsmouth

Tartan Terrors

Celtic group to invade Lancaster

Cello virtuoso Dave Eggar and singer/songwriter Amber Rubarth serves up a night of folk song, stories and grooves through the ages at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, in a Monadnock Folklore Society show at The Walden School's Heberton Hall, 76 Winter St., Keene.

Cello virtuoso Dave Eggar and singer/songwriter Amber Rubarth to perform in Keene

Travel & Leisure

Deerfield Heritage Commission offers glimpse into town's storied history

For the fourth time this year, Deerfield officials are partnering with the New Hampshire Humanities Council to host a program aimed at educating locals to the rich arts and history within the Granite State.

Launch of Derry councilor's Spacetown T-Shirt campaign delayed

DERRY--The launch of a town councilor's plan to use T-Shirts to help revive Derry's Spacetown USA Theme has encountered a slight problem.

Rochester police to take on Harlem Wizards for a night of fun on July 26

The Rochester Police Benevolent Association will host a basketball game between officers and members of the world famous Harlem Wizards on Saturday, July 26 at the Rochester Community Center.

Last year, booths lined North Main Street and attracted guests as Rochester hosted a blues and barbecue festival. This year’s event is scheduled for July 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rochester tying together power of blues with Cocheco River in downtown

Organizers hope tangy flavors of sound and substance will continue to entice area residents to the downtown and bring them back to the city.

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Outdoors

Rye Harbor State Park

17 Special New Hampshire Picnic Spots

Looking for a great way to spend some time with the family? Pack those peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, grab a cooler and pile the kids into the car for a one-of-a-kind picnic this summer.

The annual 'Great Nor'easter' will draw competitors from throughout the United States and beyond this weekend at the Pelham Fish and Game Club grounds.

Sharp-shooters set sights on regional cowboy championships

Lawmen, desperados, cattle drovers, barkeeps and women of dubious distinction will once again descend on the Pelham Fish and Game Club this weekend for the ninth annual SASS New England Regional Championships of Cowboy Action Shooting.

Race to Loudon speedway for equipment show

Heavy construction equipment rumbles into New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Route 106, as loaders, dozers, excavators, trailers, trucks, cranes, backhoes and other vehicles park at the track Friday.


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Dining & Food

A funky take on an old-world pub at Harlow's in Peterborough

Harlow's Pub in downtown Peterborough is much more than just a bar with food.

A fine California white with Texas roots

It’s one of those weeks again — one of those weeks when I come across a very good wine that deserves a column all to itself, thanks to the California’s Truchard family, which has been growing and making wine for some time in the Napa Valley.

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Life & Culture

Club Briefs: Big Brothers/Big Sisters celebrates matches

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester hosted more than 125 “Bigs” and “Littles” and their families at its annual Program Celebration on July 12 at Manchester Community College.

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NH People

The Rockingham Community Action Outreach Center in Derry.

Rockingham Community Action Center reaches out to help Derry's needy

Since opening in 2012, the Rockingham Community Action Outreach Center has quietly been making a difference in the lives of people who have fallen on hard times, administrators say.

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