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KINGS OF LEON: The Grammy-winning Kings of Leon, whose rock hits include “Use Somebody” and “Sex on Fire,” have signed onto the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook's summer lineup. Kings of Leon to perform in Gilford this summer

The Grammy-winning Kings of Leon, whose rock hits include “Use Somebody” and “Sex on Fire,” have signed onto the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook's summer lineup.

ASK AWAY: Mike Doughty's World-Renowned, Award-Winning Question Jar Show, headed for The Stone Church in Newmarket on Saturday, will find the musician taking (typically weird) queries from audience members in between tunes. Mike Doughtry's concerts are as much about delivering tunes as fielding often-odd questions from audiences

Writing songs is not a hobby for Mike Doughty; it's the center of his life, which is itself a subject he will readily discuss if asked at his upcoming Question Jar shows at The Stone Church in...

CSC Singers tackle everything from 'Bohemian Rhapsody' to 'Sweet Caroline'

The CSC Singers will present “Spring Choice, Spring Singers” on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Sawyer Center Theater at Colby-Sawyer College.

SNHU orchestra, chorus to perform on Manchester campus Friday

MANCHESTER — The Southern New Hampshire University Orchestra and Chorus will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Friday in the Dining Center's Banquet Hall on campus.

CONCERT NEWS: Grammy Award-winning crooner Michael Buble will return to Manchester's Verizon Wireless Arena Friday, July 11. Michael Buble to perform at the Verizon Wireless Arena

Grammy Award-winning crooner Michael Buble will return to Manchester's Verizon Wireless Arena Friday, July 11.

Concert, auction will benefit Center for Life Management

Fleetwood Mix, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band, will headline the 6th Annual Concert and Silent Autcion to benefit the Center of Life Management Foundation on May 6 at Pinkerton Academy's Stockbridge...

The Standells announce 2014 spring tour dates - to play the Brick House in Dover May 7

The Standells are excited to announce the kick-off of their much-anticipated Tour spanning 18 cities across The United States.

The Zombies' Colin Blunstone Plays Tupelo Music Hall on May 8

"Anything sung by Colin Blunstone -- lead singer of the UK's pioneering Zombies—is generally worth hearing and this new release, absolutely is as well.

ALEX PRESTON Preston's 'Idol' adventure goes on

New Hampshire's Alex Preston has made it to the final six of this season's "American Idol."

Apple Hill String Quartet to perform Monadnock Region concert

The Apple Hill String Quartet, which this winter took part in a residencies at Arizona State University and the Boston Conservatory, will play “A Quartet of Sonatas” at Bass Hall at the...

HALL OF FAMER: Jackson Browne, known for tunes including “Running on Empty,” “Lawyers in Love,” “The Pretender,” “Doctor My Eyes,” “Somebody's Baby,” “Tender is the Night” and “Here Come Those Tears Again,” has signed onto the Capitol Center for the Art's summer lineup. Jackson Browne to perform at the Capitol Center

Jackson Browne, known for tunes including “Running on Empty,” “Lawyers in Love,” “The Pretender,” “Doctor My Eyes,” “Somebody's Baby,”...

MUSICAL JOURNEY: Joan Osborne, whose hit “One of Us” led to a Grammy Award in the mid-1990s, is on tour promoting her latest release, “Love and Hate,” which examines light and dark moments of relationships. Joan Osborne's new album beats with matters of the heart

Released last week, “Love and Hate,” is seven-time Grammy winner Joan Osborne's eighth studio album and it not just dives but plunges into matters of the heart.

Monadnock region teens Jill Pierson, 15, of Francestown, Brittany Mena, 16, of Keene, Elyssa Harrington, 17, of Peterborough and Liam Healey, 17, of Antrim share their experiences in a high school screenwriting class during a pre-Monadnock International Film Festival screenwriting panel at Harlow’s Pub April 5. Keene-based film festival awards teen for screenwriting

On the last night of the 2nd annual Monadnock International Film Festival at the Colonial Theatre in Keene, ConVal High School junior Elyssa Harrington was awarded $1,000 in a high school...

ALEX PRESTON Mont Vernon's Preston makes it to final 'Idol' seven

New Hampshire's Alex Preston has survived to sing again on "American Idol." The TV show announced Thursday night via Twitter that Preston was moving on Thursday night after judges voted on the final...

COUNTRY NEWS: The Band Perry, with opening act Eric Paslay, will return to the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook in Gilford for a 7 p.m. show Sunday, Aug. 3 Country sounds off with the Band Perry

Country sounds continue to encircle the Lakes Region as the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook announces The Band Perry, with special guest Eric Paslay, will return for a show at 7 p.m.

Music coordinator Gerry Bastien led a group of student performers in harmony during last weekend's Cabaret at Alvirne High School. On March 29 and 30, students performed three shows before sold-out crowds. Alvirne strikes gold with annual cabaret show

Last weekend's three performances were sold out at Alvirne High School in Hudson.

GIRL TOUR: Jennifer Nettles, the Indigo Girls and Brandy Clark team up for That Girl Tour 2014, a 7 p.m. show Saturday, July 12, at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook in Gilford. That Girl Tour 2014 in Gilford

Jennifer Nettles, the Indigo Girls and Brandy Clark are teaming up for That Girl Tour 2014, a 7 p.m. show Saturday, July 12, at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook in Gilford.

Sammy Hagar brings star-studded roster on road, plans NH stop

Sammy Hagar is the multi-platinum Red Rocker, the former front man of iconic hard-rock band Van Halen, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a player in the super group Chickenfoot.

FIDDLE FARE: Hanneke Cassel, who most recently released the 2013 disc “Dot the Dragon's Eyes,” will bring her band to the Unitarian Universalist Church, 25 Main St., Peterborough, for an 8 p.m. show of Scottish- and Celtic-influenced fiddler fare on Saturday. Cassel to perform in Peterborough

Hanneke Cassel, who most recently released the 2013 disc “Dot the Dragon's Eyes,” will bring her band to the Unitarian Universalist Church, 25 Main St., Peterborough, for an 8 p.m. show...

Composer Andrew Boyson Jr. listens to Pinkerton Academy students sing during a recent visit to the school. Putting Frost to music for a school's bicentennial

For some composers, using lyrics from a Robert Frost poem in a musical piece can be a daunting task. But Granite State composer Andrew Boyson Jr. is willing to take on the challenge for Pinkerton...


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Film and Theater

NH BROADCASTS: The Met: Live in HD series continues with screenings of Mozart's “Cosi fan tutte” at Granite State venues including: Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord at 1 p.m. Saturday; Black Family Visual Arts Center in Hanover at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Cinemagic and IMAX theater in Hooksett at 12:55 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30; Fox Run Stadium 15 in Newington at 12:55 p.m.  Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30; Peterborough Players at 1 p.m. Saturday, and The Colonial Theatre in Keene at 1 p.m. Saturday.  The Metropolitan Opera's music director, James Levin, will conduct this comic masterpiece about the romantic complications that ensue when a pair of friends decide to test their fiances' fidelity. Lesley Koenig's sleek production features a cast filled with rising Met stars, including Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard as the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella; Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov as their fiances, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Danielle de Niese as their feisty maid Despina. Maurizio Muraro is the cynical Don Alfonso. 



Rodion Pogossov as Guglielmo, Danielle de Niese as Despina, and Matthew Polenzani as Ferrando in Mozart's “Così fan tutte.”

Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Taken on September 11, 2013 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. The Met: Live in HD continues with Mozart's 'Cosi fan Tutte'

The Met: Live in HD series continues on the big screen with screenings of Mozart's “Cosi fan tutte” at Granite State venues including: Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord at 12:55 p.m.

Project Shakespeare students performing at a celebration of the Bard’s 450th birthday next week include Christopher Commander, center, as Hamlet; from left, center and around, Jennifer Migotsky, Ryan Hoiriis (with hand on chin), Yasmine Seghir, Genna Weidner, Cailin Ennis, Alexa Murray, Patrick Sherlock and Kaitlynn Shea. Monadnock region thespians to celebrate Bard's birth

Young Monadnock region thespians plan to celebrate the Bard’s 450th birthday at a Project Shakespeare fundraiser this spring break.

NEXT GENERATION: The John C. Edwards Undergraduate Prize Plays competition honors outstanding work in playwrighting, as well as directing, stage management and design, and gives undergraduate students at the University of New Hampshire in Durham a shot at having their original works performed on stage. UNH alum Mike O'Malley gives support to theater students

A handful of student playwrights will see their works staged this month at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, thanks to a financial gift from television and film actor Mike O'Malley, a 1988...

A close shave for Timberlane High production of 'Sweeney Todd'?

Timberlane High School students, dressed in formal attire, turned out en masse to protest the school district’s plan to put a production of “Sweeney Todd” on the chopping block.

UNH degree played a part in Oscar-winning movie

Years before walking Hollywood's red carpet this month, Oscar-winning director Jennifer Lee spent her days at the University of New Hampshire developing the building blocks to write and direct the...

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Arts and Culture

ON VIEW: Marilene Sawaf and Michael Winters will display their works in the “Spring Exhibit” at the Gallery at 100 Market in Portsmouth. The show opens with a reception Friday, April 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition, which includes oils, acrylics, watercolors, photography, sculptures, mixed media and ink and textile pieces, will feature more than 150 works by more than 30 artists from throughout New England. A piece by Winters is shown below; above is Sawaf's work titled 'Madeline and the Rabbit Costume.”

'Spring Exhibit' at the Gallery in Portsmouth

Marilene Sawaf, who created “Madeline and the Rabbit Costume,” and Michael Winters, who...

David, a resident at the Arbors of Bedford, displays his painting

Art provides healing for Alzheimer's patients in Bedford

For David, a resident at the Arbors of Bedford, the poem “The Sugar Maple Tree,” by...

LEAP INTO SPRING: Keene State College dancers (from left) Kendall Platenyk, Lianne Rempelakis, Margaret Leary, Gabriella Pacheco, and Alexander Davis perform in “An Evening of Dance” Wednesday, April 23, through Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College.

Granite State campuses leap into spring with April performances

A commissioned dance by New York choreographer Rebecca Stenn will premiere along with three new...

Unknown artist, Songe peoples, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa, ceremonial axe, insignia of rank, wood, iron, and copper. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Claire E. and Dr. Frederick R. Mebel, Class of 1935; 991.48.29012.

Hood Museum of Art wields views of power, strength, artistry and ceremony with exhibition of African objects

An executioner's sword, a ceremonial axe and shields of all shapes and sizes, including one...

Works by painters Emilie Lee  and Jonathan Sherman are on view at the Edwards Art Gallery at the Holderness School in Plymouth through Sunday,

Painters' works on view in Holderness

Works by painters Emilie Lee and Jonathan Sherman are on view at the Edwards Art Gallery at the...

ON VIEW: Though David Fleming has worked as an illustrator and designer in the Midwest, he brings to the Rochester Public Library's Carnegie Gallery a display of his abstract paintings.

Milwaukee painter David Fleming shares work in Rochester showing

David Fleming, a Midwest illustrator and designer whose projects include everything from romance...

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Exhibitions featuring the work of emerging artists are on view at the Museum of Art, in the Paul Creative Arts Center at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, through Friday, May 16. The showings feature work by senior bachelor of arts and bachelor of fine arts degree students and masters of fine arts thesis candidates, and includes drawings, ceramics, sculptures, paintings, photography and printmaking. Shown here is “Blue Popppies” by Lauren Karjala of Chester and “Bird Brain” by Alexander Leith of Portsmouth. and Sean Ware of Lexington, Ky., created “Ridgetop.”

Emerging artists on display at Paul Creative Arts Center

Exhibitions featuring the work of emerging artists are on view at the Museum of Art, in the Paul...

MARKING THE PAST: An exhibit that chroncles the New Hampshire Veterans Association's history opens Tuesday, April 22, at a reception at 6 p.m. in the exhibit hall of the Laconia Public Library,

Exhibit chronicles New Hampshire Veteran's Association's history

An exhibit that chronicles the New Hampshire Veterans Association's history opens Tuesday, April...

Photographers share perspectives of famed French city in exhibit

In “The Moment It Clicks,” the focus isn't only on what a budding photographer learned...

Cathy LaRoche dashes out a quick piece of calligraphy at her Peterborough home studio.

Calligraphy runs in Catherine LaRoche's blood

PETERBOROUGH - The scratch of the pen as it delivered its inky payload in strokes, sometimes swift...


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