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Features Editor Kathleen Palmer.

Manilow, murderous seniors and a whole lotta KAPOW!

Arts and Entertainment

I had some fun last weekend; hope you did, too! Friday, I emceed the annual Spring Gala for local nonprofit High Hopes Foundation. It was a beautiful affair at LaBelle Winery in Amherst. I have to make time soon to go for dinner again; they have great food. Saturday, I saw Amherst PTA’s ...

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Jim Witter will bring the  music of Barry Manilow to Nashua on Tuesday, May 2, at Elm Street Middle School, via the Nashua Community Concert Association.

Jim Witter brings music of Manilow to Nashua

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NASHUA — At 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, the Nashua Community Concert Association concludes its 2016-17 season with Jim Witter’s tribute to Barry Manilow at Elm Street Middle School, 117 Elm St. Originally scheduled earlier in the season, the show was postponed due to snow. Jim Witter has been ...

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Brad Bosse will perform Saturday at Fratello's Italian Grille, 155 Dow St., Manchester.

Nightlife calendar

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NASHUA 5 DRAGONS LOUNGE: 28 Railroad Square. Saturdays: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. 578-0702. AGAVE AZUL: 94-96 Main St. Sundays: Karaoke. Thursdays: Dancing with DJ K-WIL. 943-7240. BOSTON BILLIARD CLUB: 55 Northeastern Blvd. Mondays: Military Monday. Wednesdays: Wine Down Wednesdays (Ladies Night). ...

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At 3 p.m. Sunday, the Majestic Theatre will host the NH Ukeladies at The Majestic Theatre Studios, 880 Page St., Manchester.

Majestic cabarets offer ukulele fun, piano singalongs

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MANCHESTER – At 3 p.m. Sunday, the Majestic Theatre will host the NH Ukeladies at The Majestic Theatre Studios, 880 Page St. Come enjoy New Hampshire’s most rockin’ group of Ukeladies on Majestic’s studio stage. You’ll love this afternoon of toe-tapping, energetic standards and hits ...

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Dan Perkins is shown conducting a rehearsal of the Manchester Choral Society for its upcoming Candide concerts Saturday and Sunday at the Dana Center of Saint Anselm College in Manchester.

Manchester Choral Society will present ‘Candide’

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MANCHESTER – At 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, the Manchester Choral Society will perform Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide” at the Dana Center of St. Anselm College, 100 Saint Anselm Drive. Voltaire’s “Candide” is a satirical story in which the characters, regardless of social or ...

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Shown is "Seeds from the tree of Life" by Nan Hockenbury.  Through Friday, “From Telling to Knowing,” an exhibit of paintings by Hockenbury, will be on exhibit at the Mandarin Asian Bistro, 24 Market St., Lowell, Mass.

Arts digest

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NEW EVENTS Curator’s Gallery Talk at Saint Anselm MANCHESTER — At 4:30 p.m. Thursday, a curator’s gallery talk will be held at the Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center of Saint Anselm College, 100 Saint Anselm Drive. Join director Iain MacLellan, O.S.B. and Assistant Curator Maggie Dimock ...

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Jimmy Stewart, Candace Gatzoulis and Wayne Asbury in theatre KAPOW's production of "Melancholy Play: a chamber musical," April 28-May 6 at the Derry Opera House.

A ‘Melancholy’ musical presented by theatre KAPOW

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DERRY – This weekend and next, theatre KAPOW will present “Melancholy Play: a chamber musical” at the Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway. Continuing its season of comedies, theatre KAPOW presents its first musical and the New Hampshire premiere of “Melancholy Play: a chamber musical” ...

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Shown is a savoury toast course featuring a cheese and bacon spread.

Let’s have a toast for the long-lost ‘savoury course’

Food and Drink

I have to confess: Desserts, for the most part, just leave me cold. Indeed, for years I just ignored them completely. Eccentric as this might sound, it’s actually not that unusual – or, at least, it wasn’t in the past. Originating in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and remaining popular ...

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This photo by chef Sara Moulton shows her recipe for portobello, chile and cheese burritos.

Mushroom and cheese burritos perfect for Meatless Mondays

Food and Drink

Mushroom and cheese burritos are a delicious vegetarian dish hearty enough to satisfy even the most die-hard carnivore in your family. A burrito stuffed with portobello mushrooms, chiles and cheese, it’s perfect for Meatless Mondays and – bonus! – all the ingredients are cooked together ...

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This photo by chef Melissa d'Arabian shows her recipe for hummus-crusted roasted vegetables.

Roasting veggies in hummus yields a tasty crust

Food and Drink

I remember being told in marketing class back in graduate school that the fastest growing food category in America was hummus. Hummus, our professor insisted to us disbelieving students, would soon be ubiquitous. I should have heeded his advice and leveraged that bit of 1991 foresight in some ...

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Features Editor Kathleen Palmer.

A busy spring weekend of fun is on the horizon

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I hope everyone had a nice holiday/spring weekend! My daughter hunted down about 80 eggs – which yes, is ridiculous. But at least she wasn’t digging through snowbanks to find them. Saturday afternoon, she and I will be off to see the wizard when the award-winning theater troupe of Amherst ...

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At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, The Nile Project will perform at the Dana Center performing arts venue of Saint Anselm College, 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester.

The Nile Project brings music, cause to Dana Center

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MANCHESTER – At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, The Nile Project will perform at the Dana Center performing arts venue of Saint Anselm College, 100 Saint Anselm Drive. The Nile Project is much more than just a band. They inspire, inform and connect Nile citizens to help them collaborate on cultivating ...

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Par 3 will perform Thursday at Stella Blu, 70 E. Pearl St., downtown Nashua.

Nightlife calendar

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NASHUA 5 DRAGONS LOUNGE: 28 Railroad Square. Saturdays: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. 578-0702. AGAVE AZUL: 94-96 Main St. Sundays: Karaoke. Thursdays: Dancing with DJ K-WIL. 943-7240. BOSTON BILLIARD CLUB: 55 Northeastern Blvd. Mondays: Military Monday. Wednesdays: Wine Down Wednesdays (Ladies Night). ...

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At 7 p.m. Thursday, mentalist Preston Heller will be at the Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., downtown Nashua.

Mentalist Preston Heller sees the unseen

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NASHUA – At 7 p.m. Thursday, mentalist Preston Heller will be at the Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St. Preston Heller will not tell you what a mentalist does; he’ll show you! Come experience the unseen, including thought implantation, influence, the revealing of information known only to ...