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Two books based on ‘1619 Project’ coming out in November

NEW YORK (AP) — Two books based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning "1619 Project" will be released this fall, with contributions from Jesmyn Ward, Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, and dozens of others authors and journalists. "The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story" expands upon the New York Times ...

‘Nomadland’ wins 4 BAFTAs including best picture, director

LONDON (AP) — Gig-economy Western "Nomadland" won four prizes including best picture on Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards, which were handed out during a pandemic-curbed ceremony that recognized a diverse array of screen talent. "Nomadland" filmmaker Chloe Zhao became only the ...

Prince Philip vs Philip of ‘The Crown’: Fact and fiction

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In "The Crown," a dishy naval officer captures the heart of a future queen. But he chafes at playing royal second fiddle and crosses the boundaries of decorum and, maybe, fidelity. He eventually finds his way as a trusted partner and family patriarch. How does the ...

Brian Wilson: American music’s tortured genius

For those people who love music, I believe that it’s fair to say that today, a quarter of the way through the 21st century, the mere mention of the name Brian Wilson still carries the power to bring back distant and indelible memories of another time from long ago. This is particularly true ...

Rotations: Fratellis, Simpson, Lovato, Church drop new CDs

Theatrical Scottish band The Fratellis scored a minor hit in ’06 with “Chelsea Dagger,” a sing-songy ditty that packs a whimsical punch, and they’ve been trying to recapture the moment ever since. Five albums later with “Half Drunk Under A Full Moon” (Cooking Vinyl UK), the band has ...

Bill Owens, uncle and musical mentor to Dolly Parton, dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Country songwriter Bill Owens, who was a mentor and early songwriting partner to his niece Dolly Parton and helped start her career in country music, has died. He was 85. Parton’s publicist confirmed his death on Wednesday, and Parton wrote a lengthy eulogy for ...

‘Chernobyl,’ ‘Harry Potter’ actor dies at 54

LONDON (AP) – Versatile British actor Paul Ritter, whose roles ranged from a hapless suburban patriarch in sitcom “Friday Night Dinner” to a Soviet engineer who helps cause a nuclear disaster in “Chernobyl,” has died, his agent said Tuesday. He was 54 and had been suffering from a ...

MRT adjusts dates for Until the Flood

LOWELL, Mass. – Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) announces an adjustment to the viewing schedule for its upcoming video-only production, Until the Flood by Dael Orlandersmith. The docu-drama will now be available to view from 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, through May 5. The theatre ...

New film follows 2 zombie moviemakers with Down syndrome

Two best friends with Down syndrome who caused a sensation four years ago when they created their own gory zombie movie are back, this time in a documentary championed by a Hollywood luminary. "Sam & Mattie Make a Zombie Movie," released Tuesday on Apple TV, follows Sam Suchmann and ...

Lockdown, overcooking and another mystery novel — What a Year!

SALISBURY – Many authors have had a difficult, if not impossible time finding motivation to write since the pandemic began. That has not been the case for USA Today best-selling author Paula Munier. Characters (one four-footed) Mercy and Elvis return on March 30, 2021 in the third book of her ...

Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs 2020 Italy concert tour comes full circle

Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs (GMYC) will be resuming rehearsals in Spring 2021 for the Cecilia Ensemble, the region’s premier high school choral ensemble. The season will begin in early April culminating with celebratory capstone performances on June 19th at Cathedral of the Pines and June ...

New Hampshire author publishes cyber thriller

RYE – Author Mark E. Sorenson announces the launch of A Restaurant in Jaffa, his debut novel. Available immediately, A Restaurant in Jaffa features a talented computer entrepreneur who joins forces with an Israeli intelligence agent to battle hackers and revolutionaries who have infected ...

Man, a steal! Rare Superman comic sells for record $3.25M

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the few copies of the comic book that introduced Superman to the world has sold for a super-sized, record-setting price. The issue of Action Comics #1 went for $3.25 million in a private sale, ComicConnect.com, an online auction and consignment company, announced ...

Rotations: Sting, Joe Strummer, Chris Cornell, Cheap Trick drop new CDs

A stalwart staple of any artist’s repertoire has become the duet album. Call it what you want – the contractual obligation album – but Elton John, Kenny Rogers, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett are just a few of the singers who pulled the clutch move with generally great success. Sting ...

With ‘Zoom In,’ Ringo Starr remains a rhythmic powerhouse

Richard Starkey, known the world over as Ringo Starr, is now 80 years old. How is it possible that so many decades have rushed by our collective door in a soft blur? How could the most well-known and beloved drummer in the world seemingly, like a wispy shadow shrouded in an evening mist, have ...

Meri Goyette’s ‘CUT AND PASTE’

Art, in its broadest sense, is a form of communication and ‘CUT AND PASTE’ is my interpretation of a form of art. Henri Matisse also created collages that he called “CUTTINGS.” When I first started this journey, it was for my own musings. After a while, it became more than that. I ...

With King Kong, a little swagger returns to the box office

NEW YORK (AP) — Once again, mayhem and mass destruction is back at the box office. It's almost like old times. "Godzilla vs. Kong," one of the few tentpoles to dare release during COVID times, is poised this weekend to set a new high in ticket sales during the pandemic. It won't be the kind ...