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Arts and Entertainment

If the $6.5M hat isn’t Lincoln’s, why not ask for a refund?

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In 2007, Springfield’s gleaming new shrine to Abraham Lincoln was open, but it lacked touchstone pieces to show off, so organizers paid $6.5 million for the most symbolic Lincoln artifact available: one of the 16th president’s stovepipe hats. A dozen years and ...

FILM GAGS: The worst of 2019

Two thousand nineteen offered some historically great films: “1917,” “The Irishman,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and “Marriage Story,” to name a few. The reality is that for every great film made, there are dozens worthy of rotten tomatoes. Endless remakes, reboots and ...

Thunberg ‘surprised’ to be Time Person of the Year

MADRID (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she was surprised and honored Wednesday to be named Time’s youngest Person of the Year, while adding that others in the global movement she helped inspire deserve to share the accolade. The 16-year-old Swede has become the face of ...

Under pressure, Hallmark pulls gay-themed wedding ads

NEW YORK (AP) — Under pressure from a conservative advocacy group, The Hallmark Channel has pulled ads for a wedding-planning website that featured same-sex couples, including two brides kissing. The family-friendly network, which is in the midst of its heavily watched holiday programming, ...

War epic ‘Midway’ bests ‘Doctor Sleep’ at the box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Despite a fresh injection of four big movies into the marketplace including a Stephen King adaptation, a World War II epic, a glossy, holiday-themed romantic comedy and a family friendly comedy, audiences largely stayed away from theaters this weekend and the North American ...

‘Goodness and humor’ celebrated as ‘Sesame Street’ turns 50

‘NEW YORK (AP) – Fifty years ago, beloved entertainer Carol Burnett appeared on the very first broadcast of a quirky TV program that featured a bunch of furry puppets. “Wow, Wanda the Witch is weird,” Burnett commented. And then – poof – she was gone. That show was “Sesame ...

Brown in Artist of the Month

NASHUA – College student Grace Brown has been named the Mayor’s Office Artist of the Month for October, November and December. Brown wrote: My name is Grace Brown, and I’m currently a student at Plymouth State University, majoring in art history. My interest in the arts started in ...

Liverpool and all the world: A special place where it comes alive

Having family scattered all over England, across the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to have made the trip across the pond many times. I’ve seen a great deal of the country, and had the opportunity to take-in its lush rolling countryside, and walk through the pages of its history. ...

Tajci, Waking Up in America, at Nashua High School North

NASHUA – The Nashua Community Concert Association will present “Waking Up in America,” a musical cabaret-style show of the American Songbook. Featuring Tatiana “Tajci” Cameron; her sister, Los Angeles-based actress/singer Sanya Mateyas; and keyboardist extraordinaire Brian Hanson, ...

Sauerkraut roots is in ancient China

The onset of fall brings with it the flavors of Oktoberfest – bratwurst, knockwurst, German beer, and of course, sauerkraut. This last comestible is so ubiquitous that one would suppose the Germans invented it. One would be wrong. Sauerkraut actually has its roots in ancient China, where ...

Historical Society sets open house

MILFORD – Humphrey Moore was the first settled pastor in Milford. He was a farmer, author, abolitionist and legislator. His importance and contributions to the history of Milford will be the subject of discussion with the Rev. Dr. Alex Gondola during the November open house. Gondola is ...

First Baptist Church Vendor Fair slated

Come do your Christmas shopping early at the First Baptist Church of Nashua’s Venor Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 2. Vendors include Arbonne, 31, Slime Madness, Damsel in Defense, Health Spray Line, Lularoe, Heavenly Goddess, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Farmasi, Park Lane, Kwilliams, ...

New Ace Hardware store to open this week

MANCHESTER – The area’s newest Ace Hardware store is set to open this week, with an event set for 11 a.m. on Saturday at 875 Hanover St. in Manchester. Helping to celebrate the grand opening will be Red Sox Hall of Famers Rico Petrocelli and Bob Stanley. Free food, a live radio ...

Olde-Fashioned Country Fair set

It’s time again for First Baptist Church of Nashua’s famous Olde-Fashioned Country Fair, set for 3-5 p.m. on Oct. 25 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 26. Take a chance on raffles, with prizes including a handmade quilt by the ladies of the New Hampshire Modern Quilt Guild, a basket filled ...

Mary Dolch will perform on Sunday

NASHUA – Westminster Choir College and Yale University graduate Mary Dolch is a rising star in the international concert organist scene. She will be performing at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the First Church (UCC), 1 Concord St., in Nashua. Admission is free; however, a free-will offering would be ...

Nashua Chamber Orchestra announces shows

NASHUA – Join the Nashua Chamber Orchestra and music director David Feltner as the curtain rises on the 2019-2020 season. The program consists of works by Mozart, Chopin, Respighi and Tchaikovsky. Three outstanding young artists – Kevin Chen, Maxine Park and Allesandra Mariano – will ...

Andres Institute events scheduled

BROOKLINE – The Andres Institute of Art will be hosting Iron Melt in two sessions from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Andres Sculpture Park, 98 Rt. 13. The poring is scheduled for 3 p.m. for both sessions. Participants are asked the kiosk. A shuttle will be available for those who are ...

Olde-Fashioned Country Fair set

It’s time again for First Baptist Church of Nashua’s famous Olde-Fashioned Country Fair, set for 3-5 p.m. on Oct. 25 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 27. Take a chance on raffles, with prizes including a handmade quilt by the ladies of the New Hampshire Modern Quilt Guild, a basket filled ...

ArtWalk 2019 Schedule of Events

FRIDAY • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Opening kickoff event at St. Joseph Hospital. We currently have Pamela Hines confirmed to perform. This performance is sponsored in part by our friends at Elizabeth Grady. We are currently finalizing one to two live artists. We will also feature artists that are ...