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Preston Ellis

Guys battle back against insecurities in comic tale of unlikely strippers

Let's get the question over with. The answer is, 'Yes.' ... I think. Well, definitely maybe.

Master filmmaker Mike Leigh has long been fascinated by J.M.W. Turner, the visionary mid-19th century British painter. Leigh delves deeply into Turner's life of creativity and often off-putting intensity.

Cinematic standouts hit the big screen as Telluride tour stops in NH

Selections from the prestigious international cinema showcase held annually in Colorado hit the road as Telluride standouts screen at The Music Hall in Portsmouth and the Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hanover throughout September.

Bruce Hornsby, the Grammy-winning singer and pianist best known for the tune 'The Way It Is,' will play the Lebanon Opera House Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Bruce Hornsby to perform at Lebanon Opera House

Joan Osborne, the Grammy winner best known for her hit 'One of Us,' will play the Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance in Plymouth on Friday night, Sept. 26.

Joan Osborne to perform at Tupelo

Author and illustrator Tomie dePaola perhaps is best known for creating the eponymous pasta maker in 'Strega Nona,' a picture book that garnered a Caldecott Honor Award in 1976, but he has published nearly 250 books and sold some 15 million copies.

Tomie dePaola to be celebrated at Colby-Sawyer

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

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

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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.

MOO-VE IT!: This year's corn maze at Moulton Farms in Meredith reflects the site's agricultural history.

Get lost in Moulton Farms' corn maze 'til the cows come home

Moulton’s Farm in Meredith is aiming for a moo-ving experience with its 2014 corn maze.

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.


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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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