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So, do you really think you can dance?

Open-call auditions for TV's next season of “So You Think You Can Dance” will take place in New York, Texas, Michigan, Tennessee and California in coming months.

University of New Hampshire's Not Too Sharp in New York City.

UNH a cappella group to perform on 'Today' Christmas morning

This Christmas morning, the "Today" show is featuring performances by the University of New Hampshire's all-male a cappella group Not Too Sharp.

Kimberly Anderson Ritchie, Rock Tripe Lichen, Installation: silkscreen and monoprint on maps

Photo courtesy of Rick Bouthiette Photography
JAZZ CLARINETIST Ken Peplowski, who has about 25 albums to his name, is an alumnus of the Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey orchestras. He’s also collaborated with big-name musicians ranging from Mel Torme to Madonna and Rosemary Clooney to Leon Redbone.

Concord Holiday Variety Show features jazz aces, comedian

Beach Boys

Beach Boys to play Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Avett Brothers headed to NH

'Textvase' was created by Maureen Mills, chair of New Hampshire Institute of Art's ceramics faculty.

NHIA takes faculty exhibit on road this month for first off-campus show

Travel & Leisure

It didn't look like much on Friday, but Dan Beck, Ice Castle LLC's site manager in Lincoln, has a plan to build an acre-sized palace out of nothing more than frozen water on the grounds of the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads. The ice castle is expected to open in late December, and, weather-permitting, to be around until late March.

Ice castle to rise again in Lincoln

Coming off an inaugural season that boasted 50,000 visitors, an ice castle is returning to town, albeit bigger, better, and at a new location that offers more parking and easier access.

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Lighter but more rugged tracks have improved travel and eliminated maintenance on the Mount Washington SnowCoach.

SnowCoach makes winter majesty accessible

A crew sends a pair of snow coaches and eight passengers per trip up a steep — 12 percent — grade, near tree line to 4,500 feet above sea level several times per day.

Human intervention hobbling ice fishermen

WE'VE LIVED ON and utilized Great Bay for our outdoor recreation and source of great food for about half a century and have never thought that some of these things we cherished could come to a screeching halt. But we are not happy to pass the word: that was then and this is now and things have changed for the worse.

In winter, birds like this white-throated sparrow spend parts of the daytime and all of the nighttime perched in trees to conserve energy.

In the longest nights of the year, our birds are living on the edge

Happy shortest day of the year!
That sounds a lot better than moping about the longest winter night, doesn't it?


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Dining & Food

From left, chef Jeff Tenner, chef Gilberto Mendes, General Manager Ken Woodrow and founder Steve Silverstein of Not Your Average Joe's celebrate the opening of their new Nashua restaurant on Monday.

Not Your Average Joe's opens in Nashua

New Hampshire's first Not Your Average Joe's restaurant opened on Monday, hoping to become the go-to dining establishment for Gate City residents.

This door on a Market Basket supermarket from this past summer's leadership turmoil shows a poster of then-ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas and another showing the chain's 4 percent discount.

End nears for Market Basket's 4 percent savings

Market Basket will not extend its 4 percent discount off most food items beyond its planned Saturday expiration date.

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Santa tracking and Christmas readings to take place over scanners Christmas Eve

Local first responders will be keeping an eye out for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve and anyone with a scanner will be able to tune in and follow his journey through Strafford County as he delivers gifts to everyone on his “nice” list.

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