Arts and Entertainment

‘Creative Community’

MANCHESTER – The arts were alive and well at the New Hampshire Institute of Art Wednesday evening. Lively African drumming filled the air, contemporary dancers moved across the floor and students painting canvases and writing on laptops flanked the walls at the 2017 Governor’s Arts ...

Dinner on Main Street will be a tasty treat for all

For the past several years, the farm to table movement has been gaining ground across this great nation. In addition, farmers markets have become more plentiful, with small cities and towns across the Granite State boasting large selections of home-grown produce and other homemade ...

Fiddler on the Roof performances set for Sept. 14-17

MILFORD – This summer, the halls of the Amato Center in Milford have been echoing with the songs “Matchmaker” and “Sunrise, Sunset” as the Friends of the Amato prepare to present the classic Fiddler on the Roof. Performances for Fiddler are 7:30p.m. Sept. 14-16 and 2:30 p.m. on Sept. ...

3-person gallery to be featured at LaBelle Winery

AMHERST – LaBelle Winery, in partnership with McGowan Fine Art in Concord, announces the opening of a three-person art show at the winery, 345 Route 101 in Amherst. The show features the prints of artists Peter Milton and Matthew Smith and the paintings of Molly Wensberg. It will run through ...

Area abuzz with activities for festive Labor Day weekend

I had the pleasure of making a stroll downtown, taking in the sights and all a vibrant Main Street has to offer. On my way to dinner Monday, I was greeted by a friendly passerby, someone who recognized me as the editor of The Telegraph. We exchanged pleasantries and talked about the city. It ...

Vibrant arts community fosters hope, stimulates economy

The summer season quickly is drawing to a close, with area school students soon heading back to the classroom. Before the warm days become a memory, and we transition to the sights, sounds and smells of fall in New England, our local communities will continue to bloom with activities, much like ...

Hundreds flock to Greeley Park for 64th NAAA show

NASHUA – A noticeable breeze and slightly lower humidity Sunday made for a fine day of viewing the work of some of the region’s top artists on the grounds of one of the top public parks around. The two-day show, which this year featured nearly 70 exhibitors from Greater Nashua and beyond, ...

Kids Con New England: Family fun with comic books

NASHUA – Idea for a comic book: Certified Ophthalmic Assistant by day, superhero by night. Well … maybe not. But Emily Drouin is living the dream anyway. Drouin, 35, is a published children’s comic book artist and author who lives in Raymond. She’s the owner and creator a kid-focused, ...

Former Granite Stater leads musical group of ‘Villains’

By Eric Emmerling New Boston native Andy Comeau, a well-known actor and musician returns to the Granite State on Friday, April 21 at The Music Hall in Portsmouth to perform a concert at 8 p.m. with his band. But, many old friends and acquaintances may not recognize him when taking centerstage. ...

Finally! A family vacation that doesn’t need a vacation afterwards

I just returned from a lovely, relaxing vacation with my children. I hope you all realize how significant that sentence is. There are three words in that sentence I don’t think I have ever used together before: “relaxing,” “vacation” and “children.” I mean, let’s be honest here. ...

Now see this: art exhibits around and about

‘Decadent Dreams’ LOWELL, Mass. – Through Sunday, “Decadent Dreams” will be on display at the Loading Dock Gallery of Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Ave. Thirteen artists from the Greater Boston Metal Clay Guild have collaborated to unveil unique “metal clay” jewelry ...