Arts and Entertainment

Art Accolades: Poetry theme perfect backdrop for 6th annual Goyette Arts Awards

NASHUA – Poetry flowed from hearts, souls, the printed word and through the work of Nashua artist Michaila Sheehan on Sunday, putting the perfect touch on yet another successful Meri Goyette Arts Awards Luncheon that each spring celebrates the folks and businesses that make a positive impact ...

Tynan to perform April 15 at Nashua North

Dr. Ronan Tynan is known for his versatile range of repertoire, which includes selections from the operatic, oratorio, concert and pop music genres. Tynan, who will perform April 15 at Nashua North High School as part of the Nashua Community Concert Association’s annual slate of show, ...

Pop! Go The Classics, with Mac Frampton, set for April 23

Pop! Go the Classics showcases celebrated pianist and arranger Mac Frampton, accompanied by the ThreePenny Orchestra, a world-class ensemble of six musicians trained in the classics, in a production that merges his conservatory training with his mastery of the pop and jazz idioms, bringing to ...

Association announces 2019-2020 season performers

NASHUA – The Nashua Community Concert Association will open its 89th consecutive season with an exciting concert in September by the Celtic Angels at Nashua High School North, 8 Titan Way in Nashua. Founded in 1931 by 35 local residents concerned that Nashua expand its arts presence, the ...

Meri Goyette Arts Awards Luncheon set for Sunday

NASHUA – The 6th annual Meri Goyette Arts Awards Luncheon, presented by City Arts Nashua in collaboration with the Nashua Arts Commission, is set for 11 a.m. Sunday at Sky Meadow Country Club. Celebrate Nashua’s vibrant arts scene, the spoken word and this year’s Arts Awards honorees ...

Dating Game: The do’s, don’ts and every hiccup

“Not if you were the last man on Earth.” Nobody has ever said that to me, but I know a girl who does date a lot and has that printed on a T-shirt. I guess she never knows when she’ll need it. Dating is difficult. It would be easier if you had a dating resume, with your ...

Once popular, seitan has fallen out of style, but is delicious

Food fads come and go, and sometimes there are casualties along the way. The example I’m thinking of in particular is seitan, once a popular meat substitute, now largely shunned by the vegetarian community. You see, the main ingredient in this stuff is wheat gluten, which we all know by now ...

NHTP Youth Repertory Co. presents an evening of new work

New Hampshire Theatre Project celebrates their 30th anniversary season with the Youth Repertory Companies Spring Showcase, Ominous and Accurate: A Pile of Stories, a brand new collection of scenes exploring themes and topics chosen by the teen group. The performances will take place on ...

The Sound of Violence: Music as a military weapon

In military jargon, “heavy metal” has usually referred to armored tanks and loaded Uzis. But over the years, in critical standoffs, the authorities have discovered the power of a screaming guitar solo. Music is often – and historically – used as an essential component of psychological ...

Chew-chew on this: Celebs going off the rails

Fame may be fickle, and often fleeting, but acting crazy isn’t just the role of a lifetime for some celebrities. It’s their bread and water. Oops, I meant butter. Just ask singer R. Kelly. The Grammy-winning R&B star is the latest celebrity to publicly implode, thanks to videotapes ...

Peddler’s Daughter serves up Irish comfort food

With its understated décor and kicked-back atmosphere, The Peddler’s Daughter, located at 48 Main Street, Nashua, stakes its reputation on serving great pub fare with few of the pretenses. Owners Michael and Mags Conneely grew up in the restaurant industry, and yes, they’re Irish and it ...

A dark, disturbing view of the Trump presidency

As is the case with his former boss, former FBI Director James Comey, Andrew McCabe, the most recent former (Acting) FBI Director, writes with a keen and fastidious eye for detail that one would expect from a trained intelligence professional. He introduces himself to readers through offering ...

Buster Keaton comedy will play in Wilton

WILTON – He never smiled on camera, earning him the nickname of “the Great Stone Face.” But Buster Keaton’s comedies rocked Hollywood’s silent era with laughter throughout the 1920s. Acclaimed for their originality and clever visual gags, Keaton’s films remain popular ...

11th annual Egg Festival is April 13

BEDFORD – The Our Promise to Nicholas Foundation recently announced its 11th annual Egg Hunt Festival, scheduled for April 13. The event will start at 8:30 a.m. and wrap up at noon at the New Hampshire Sportsplex. For ten years, the foundation has enjoyed the oohs, ahas and the wonderment ...

21 Savage sued for ‘breach of contract’ by promoter in civil case

ATLANTA (AP) – Rap artist 21 Savage is facing another legal headache. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday that a week after the Liberty County District Attorney’s office rejected a felony case against the Atlanta rapper for a contract dispute regarding a 2016 performance, the ...

Grammar Part Doo: Malaprops and other onset disasters

I was at Walmart recently, as part of my community service, and overheard a woman asking her friend, “Where do they sell landmines. Do they still make rotisserie phones? Ah the malaprop. Tuned like a fine audiobook, the malaprop is a word used in belief that it has the meaning really ...

‘Tis the season for more TV Christmas movies than ever

NEW YORK (AP) – Have you heard the one about the girl who didn’t care about Christmas but found herself in a small town for the holidays surrounded by decorations, cookies and carolers, and found a new boyfriend and her Christmas spirit by Dec. 25? Hallmark Channel has, and they’re airing ...

Networks go for milk-and-cookies comfort this fall

NEW YORK (AP) – If provocative, psyche-jangling shows like “The Handmaid’s Tale” are your taste, head directly to streaming or cable. But if you’re feeling the urge for milk-and-cookies comfort, broadcast television wants to help. The upcoming TV season will bring more sitcom ...

‘Avengers’ film nabs 4th biggest preview gross ever

NEW YORK (AP) – The superhero-stuffed “Avengers: Infinity War” is off to a super start, nabbing the fourth biggest preview gross ever and earning $95 million in 43 countries ahead of what could be a record-breaking debut in North America. Marvel Studios reported Friday that the crossover ...