Arts and Entertainment

‘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 ...

‘Great art is always memorable’

Artist name: Daryl D. Johnson Artist website: www.DarylDJohnsonArtist.com Where are you from? I was born in Manhattan in New York City. Raised in the suburbs. I have lived in Michigan, Cincinnati, got married in Connecticut and moved to New Hampshire in 1988 to raise a family. What is your ...

Local art competition kicks off Friday

HOLLIS – While sheet metal may not seem like the typical base for an artist, 19 community members with varying degrees of experience will try their hands at turning a piece of metal into something beautiful. The C Squared Art Adventure, created by artists Christine Ryan and Christopher ...

Nashua Presbyterian to host annual yard sale on May 5

Nashua Presbyterian Church, 1010 W. Hollis St., will host its annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon on May 5. A number of antique and collectible items, including a brass folding fireplace screen, a three-section ultrahigh voltage insulator set, a unicycle, a 1930s electric clock and cowpony ...

Living on Key West time

First, let it be known that I’ve been razzing the hell out of my friends back home, as I beeline through the streets of Key West, sending texts and posting pictures to Facebook as I hop from bar to bar, stopping into some of the local haunts and rediscovering a few hidden gems. And while the ...

Goffstown artist announces an opening reception

GOFFSTOWN – Ann Trainor Domingue announces an opening reception for her art exhibition titled, “Coastal Currents” at the Kennedy Gallery in Portsmouth. The opening is slated for 5-8 p.m. on May 4. “Coastal Currents” is a series of works that brings together aspects of coastal living ...

Exhibit to open at Wild Salamander

HOLLIS – The Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center invites the public to contribute and attend its spring “For the Love of Color” Community Gallery Show. The opening reception is set for 6-8 p.m. on May 11 at the Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center, 30 Ash St. in Hollis. The show will be ...

Amherst PTA seeking directors for annual theater production

AMHERST – The Amherst PTA is looking for the next talented director to share their theatrical vision with the Amherst community. The PTA is seeking a director for the 2019 Amherst PTA play, which has served as the largest fundraiser for the parent-teacher organization for the last 66 years. ...

‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Rampage’ lead newcomers

LOS ANGELES (AP) – It’s another weekend of buzz versus pure star power at the box office as the word of mouth sensation “A Quiet Place” finds itself neck-and-neck again with Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage.” This time buzz had the slight advantage. Studio estimates on Sunday have placed ...

A primer on ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

As most people know by now, none of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies have been direct adaptations. But reading collections of stories that inspired the film can unearth fascinating information. “We’re inspired by the books, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe is not the Marvel comic book ...

Horoscopes by Holiday

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You can’t stay cocooned in your own private drama: There’s too much you’d miss. The world won’t come to you. You’ll have to break out of your bubble and find what’s worth getting into. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You encourage others along the path of their ...

‘The Three Musketeers’ debuts Friday

NASHUA – You may wonder what swashbuckling, romance, comedy, betrayal and you all have in common. The answer, of course, is you coming to see the Nashua Theatre Guilds’ production of “The Three Musketeers,” written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Amy Mackay at the Court Street Theatre, 14 ...

ArtHub selects May ‘Artist of the Month’

NASHUA – Stacy Topjian Searle will be showing her artwork at the ArtHub as she has been named the May Artist of the Month. Searle is a pen and ink artist who works exclusively in black and white. Her exhibition will open at noon on May 12 and last until 2 p.m. Originally from Lowell, ...

SOPHA to offer Hollywood portrait class

With a glamorous nod to Tinseltown, The SOPHA (Studio of Photographic Arts), will offer the photography class, “Recreating the Hollywood Portrait,” on April 21st, from 9:30AM to 5:30PM. SOPHA owner, photographer and instructor Bud Thorpe explained SOPHA’s mission statement, in creative ...

Spirit Fiddle to perform Saturday

Award-winning fiddler Robin Warren and her equally talented guitar partner, Brian Clancey, who perform as Spirit Fiddle, will perform at Nashua Presbyterian Church at 7 pm on Saturday. This is a rare opportunity to see Spirit Fiddle since their move to Aiken, Georgia Spirit Fiddle performs a ...

Spring Vendor Fair set

NASHUA – Come do your spring shopping at the First Baptist Church of Nashua’s Happy Spring Vendor Fair, set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 5. Vendors include Arbonne, Stella & Dot, PartyLite, Usborne Books, Mrs. C’s Handcrafted Jewelry, Perfectly Posh, Young Living, Thirty-One, ...

‘Rampage’ takes No. 1 from ‘A Quiet Place’

LOS ANGELES (AP) – After a wobbly start, Dwayne Johnson muscled his way to a No. 1 opening for “Rampage” – but just barely. Close on its heels was the word-of-mouth sensation “A Quiet Place” in its second week in theaters, and not too far behind that was the Blumhouse horror ...

Finally: A long overdue honor for the Moody Blues

After an appallingly long wait, the Moody Blues, in my mind, perhaps the most visionary and influential rock band outside of the Beatles, have finally been ushered into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Can I get a hallelujah on this? In the way of full disclosure, I will tell you that I have ...