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Jimi James, a veteran opera performer, sang Opera star in tune with Alvirne choir hopefuls

As a small group of Alvirne High School students counted down the hours to their auditions for All-State Chorus, a visit from one of opera's leading performers lent welcome guidance.

J. GEILS BAND J. Geils Band unites again for 'Houseparty' 2014-2015 Tour

The J. GEILS BAND--known since the early seventies as one of rock's greatest live acts—will return to the road for a series of dates that will take the band into the new year. Their energetic...

Ok Go Announces 2015 North American Tour In Support Of New Album Hungry Ghosts, Performs On "Late Show With David Letterman" Tonight

To celebrate the release of its new album, Hungry Ghosts (Paracadute/BMG), OK Go devised a myriad of interactive activities - from dedicated interactive websites for the first two videos, "I Won't...

Trans-Siberian Orchestra brings new show to Manchester

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, a longtime Queen City favorite, unwraps a new touring production this holiday season while revisiting one its most popular musical tales.

Marcia Passos Duffy got back to the violin when her son was 8 years old and he began his lessons. She bought a violin and would practice when he practiced, and she experimented with New England fiddle music which she found is a lot of fun. Older students return to instruments, find a place in Keene orchestra

All it took for Marcia Passos-Duffy to rediscover playing music was climbing 40 feet in the air and flinging herself out along a thin strip of nylon over a lake.

Joe Perry's 'Rocks: My LIfe in and Out of Aerosmith' sits in Top Ten On NY Times Bestseller List for initial two weeks

Since its October 7 release, JOE PERRY's ROCKS: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith (Simon & Schuster) has spent its initial two weeks on the prestigious NEW YORK TIMES bestseller list. ROCKS entered the...

Brian Setzer donates Gretsch Guitar to Smithsonian

Grammy Award-winning musician Brian Setzer donated his signature orange Gretsch guitar to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History during a ceremony Oct. 17.


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Film and Theater

Day of Dead fest brings film slate to Lincoln

Bring a sense of humor and an appreciation for horror to Day of the Dead Family Film Festival Saturday at Jean's Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive.

Ann Dowd

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Ann Dowd, who is a native of Holyoke, Mass. (born on January 30, 1956) and has a family home at New Hampshire's Lake Sunapee, is the talk of Hollywood now.


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Arts and Culture

Castle in the Clouds decks the halls for Christmas, opens doors

Thanksgiving may be next on the calendar, but at Castle in the Clouds, mid-November heralds the...

Gallery to feature the works of local artists

The works of local artists Ashley Stephan and Michael Laurin are being featured in November and...

It's a “Good Mail Day” when more than 60 artists present a diverse selection of works in postcard-sized format. The Artstream gallery exhibit, to hang through Tuesday, Dec. 30, at 10 Second St., Dover, includes mediums including metal, watercolor, encaustic, photographic, cut paper, mixed media, printmaking, textile and embroidery. Shown here is “Tulips” by Albina McPhail. For details, visit www.artstreamstudios.com or call 516-8500.

Postcard-sized exhibit to hang at Dover gallery

It's a “Good Mail Day” when more than 60 artists present a diverse selection of works...

A photography exhibit by Lisa Allen Lambert at the Nashua Public Library Image Gallery, 2 Court St., takes a walk through gardens, doors and paths throughout New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and New York.

Photography exhibit takes walk through gardens, doors, paths

A photography exhibit by Lisa Allen Lambert at the Nashua Public Library Image Gallery, 2 Court...

Diane Paul's hand-stitched leather work ranges from belts and bags to chaps and sleigh bells.

No machines for North Hampton leather artisan Diane Paul

Diane Paul, 52, is a self-taught leather artist whose repertoire includes everything from sleigh...

Patricia Shappler's graphite, acrylic and collage piece titled “Rune” earned a first-place finish in the New Hampshire Art Association's 15th Annual Joan L. Dunfey Memorial Open Juried Exhibition. The showing will hang through Friday, Nov. 28, at the NHAA's Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State St., Portsmouth.

Patricia Shappler's 'Rune' to hang at Portsmouth gallery

Patricia Shappler's graphite, acrylic and collage piece titled “Rune” earned a...

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Visitors to Nightmare New England in Litchfield prepare to enter the “Freak Show in 3D” attraction. Rather than a traditional doorway, the jaws of a toothy, deranged host serve as entrance to this spirited haunted house.

Scares creep across New Hampshire this weekend

Decaying corpses, killer clowns, flesh-eating cannibals and headless zombies at Halloween-themed...

Conrad Felixmüller, Selbstbildnis (Self Portrait), plate 24, from the illustrated book Deutsche Graphiker der Gegenwart (German Printmakers of Our Time) by Kurt Pfister, 1919; published 1920, woodcut. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Susan E. Hardy, Nancy R. Wilsker, Sarah A. Stahl, and John S. Stahl in memory of their parents, Barbara J. and David G. Stahl, Class of 1947; 2014.73.82

Hood Museum of Art honors New Hampshire couple's art-collecting legacy with exhibition

More than 115 works of arts that were collected over a 30-year period by a Dartmouth graduate and...

'Strange Days' in sight at Exeter's Lamont Gallery

Celebrating the surreal, the Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy presents 'Strange Days: The...


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Granite State Celebrities

Jeffrey Locke

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Annie Duke

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Bode Miller

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Tom Bergeron

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Bob Montana Bob Montana

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Aerosmith

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Matt Bonner

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Charles Revson

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Alan Shepard

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Sully Erna / Godsmack

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Robert Frost

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Wolf Moser

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Triple H

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Topher Grace

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Sarah Silverman

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Salmon P. Chase

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Ronnie James Dio

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Rico Petrocelli

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New Hampshire Olympians in 2010

Biographies about the Olympians from New Hampshire who were a part of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

New Hampshire Olympians in 2008

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New Hampshire Olympians in 2004

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New Hampshire Olympians in 2002

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Mia Tyler

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Mike O'Malley

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Mandy Moore

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Kristen Vermilyea

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Kris Freeman

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Hannah Kearney

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