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Dolly Parton: 50 years at Opry

Arts and Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country superstar Dolly Parton is still working “9 to 5,” and doing what she loves as she celebrated her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. The 73-year-old actress, singer and songwriter, who first played the Opry when she was just a teenager, played ...

Brown is Artist of the Month

Arts and Entertainment

NASHUA – Mary Ellen Brown is a pastel artist who will be showing at the ArtHub gallery as the Artist of the Month in November. Her reception will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. om Nov. 9. Now living in Southern New Hampshire, Brown studied fine art and digital photography at Salem State ...

It’s time to clean out the fridge

Food and Drink

We knew our fridge was nearing the end of its life – we just didn’t know exactly how long and drawn-out its final illness was going to be. The fridge had lost its ability to keep anything frozen; but we have a small, free-standing freezer, so that wasn’t a problem. Things seemed to be ...

MacMaster’s work to appear at ArtHub

Arts and Entertainment

NASHUA – Jesse MacMaster will exhibit a collection of watercolor paintings at the ArtHub Gallery in October. A reception is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 12. The reception is free and open to the public. MacMaster has been living in Nashua for 15 years with her musician husband ...

Carey to perform at Riverwalk on Oct. 25

Arts and Entertainment

NASHUA – The Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar will present An Evening with Kyle Carey – “Gaelic Americana” singer-songwriter. The show is set for 8 p.m. on Oct. 25. New Hampshire native Carey’s unique trans-Atlantic fusion of music includes influences of the American Folk ...

N.H. authors to be honored at ceremony

Arts and Entertainment

GOFFSTOWN – The New Hampshire Writers Project is hosting the 13th New Hampshire Literary Awards on Oct. 5. The event is taking place on the St. Anselm College campus in the new Roger and Francine Jean Student Center from 4 to 6 p.m. A panel of judges composed of teachers, non-competing ...

Authors to host mystery event at Amherst library

Arts and Entertainment

Do you love the safe thrill of a good mystery book? Are you smarter than Hercule Poirot? Are you sure that the butler did it? Come to the Amherst Town Library at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 to learn about making a mystery with authors Jeannette de Beauvoir, Kate Flora, Arlene Kay and Sarah Smith. In this ...

The mystique of Keith Richards

Arts and Entertainment

It’s probably a bit of a challenge for many music lovers from across multiple generations to try to recall a time when the Rolling Stones weren’t at the epicenter of rock and roll. If it feels as though the original bad boys of rock have been around forever, well, that’s because they ...

Hollywood all-in on original films

Arts and Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — When 20th Century Fox greenlit James Mangold’s “Ford v. Ferrari” — an original movie with a nearly $100 million budget — the director’s agent had some advice. “Enjoy this,” Mangold recalled him saying. “This will be the last one of these you ever ...

Beignets are classified as choux pastries

Arts and Entertainment

When I first moved to New England, decades ago, I was surprised to see stands advertising Fried Dough – that is, just big blobs of dough, deep fried, and sprinkled with cinnamon and confectioner’s sugar. It seemed like such an unlikely and literal description of the treat that I wondered ...

League of N.H. Craftsmen select ornament

Arts and Entertainment

CONCORD – The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen recently selected the design for its 2019 Annual Ornament. Titled Tidings of Joy, the ornament was designed by Meggin Dossett of Lebanon, NH, a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. Each ornament will be handmade by Dossett in ...

Evergreen Garden open May 31-June 2

Arts and Entertainment

GOFFSTOWN – Evergreen, the one-acre woodland garden with more than 400 mature rhododendrons, opens to the public without charge May 31 through June 2. Evergreen is always open on the first weekend of June because that’s when its 220 Catawba rhododendrons are at peak bloom, according to ...

Back’s Lunches series wraps up in June

Arts and Entertainment

CONCORD – The final, free Bach’s Lunches of the season take place June 6 and June 13 at Concord Community Music School, with a presentation about stories and moods in music, and a concert of classical music inspired by folk traditions. ••• June 6, 12:10 p.m. Bach’s Lunch ...