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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...

RAUCOUS ROOTS: Crushed Out, the duo of guitarist and vocalist Franklin Russell Hoier and drummer and singer Moselle Spiller, will play The Press Room in Portsmouth on Friday night. The Press Room welcomes the Crushed Out duo

Crushed Out, the duo of guitarist and vocalist Franklin Russell Hoier and drummer and singer Moselle Spiller, will play The Press Room in Portsmouth on Friday night.

LOVE THEIR WAY: The Psychedelic Furs garnered a following for tunes including “Love My Way,” “Talk, Talk, Talk,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Heaven,” ““The Ghost in You” and “Heartbreak Beat.” Furs' bandmates talk, talk, talk about several-decade career

It’s been nearly four decades since Tim Butler decided he wanted in on his brother’s plan to form a band.

Mont Vernon musician/songwriter Alex Philbrick, who goes by the stage name Alex Preston, has a song featured on a CD compiled to honor victims of the Newtown, Conn. school shootings and will perform at an August tribute festival in Hartford, Conn. Mont Vernon's Preston continues to impress on "American Idol"

Mont Vernon's Alex Preston took a step out of the traditional high-school-to-college path to pursue his dream of a music writing and performing career. But that step has him winning praise from...

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Film and Theater

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.

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...

Ken Burns joins benefit for Monadnock film festival

L.A. Burdick Chocolate of Walpole plans to host of a red carpet event on Sunday with award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns as a benefit for the Monadnock International Film Festival.

NH Movie Theaters and Times


Browse our business director for a full list of New Hampshire cinemas, including where to find IMAX 3D.

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Arts and Culture

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...

ON VIEW: Reflecting connections between art, manufacturing, social trends and commerce, graphic design students at Southern New Hampshire University will share their works (including the one above) in an exhibition set to run through Saturday, May 3, at the McIninch Art Gallery on campus.

Exhibit to feature connections between art, manufacturing, art, social trends

Reflecting connections between art, manufacturing, social trends and commerce, graphic design...

FORM AND FUNCTION: Woodturner Cynthia Ellis is artist of the month at Exeter Fine Crafts, 61 Water St.

Exeter Fine Crafts exhibit

Woodturner Cynthia Ellis has been named artist of the month at Exeter Fine Crafts, 61 Water St.

This Queen Anne tea table was crafted by Eric Grant through the New Hampshire Furniture Master's Prison Outreach Program. It is displayed in an exhibit at the League of NH Craftsmen's gallery in Concord this spring.

Woodworking exhibitors include inmates in a prison outreach program

An exhibition at the League of NH Craftsmen's headquarters in Concord spotlights the artistry of a...

Art exhibit, workshops focus on children of incarcerated parents

Artwork crafted by New Hampshire Department of Corrections inmates and their children as well as a...

Meghan Jones, a New Boston senior at Goffstown High School, won a silver award in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Award contest, with her drawing “Out of the Wild.”

Goffstown High student from New Boston wins national art award

As Goffstown High School’s first Advanced Placement art studio student, Meghan Jones has...

Tessie Tenczar, a resident of Windham Terrace, showed off her moves during a dance class at Windham Senior Center Thursday morning. For the past month or so, the weekly line dancing classes have been well-attended not only by members of the local senior center, but also by some of their new friends from the nearby assisted living community.

Seniors dance to turn back the hands of time

For the past month or so, a handful of other Windham Terrace residents have been getting to know...

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Granite State Celebrities

Bob Montana Bob Montana

Bob Montana wanted to be a cartoonist since he was seven. Born in Stockton, California on October 23, 1920, Bob was the son of a former Ziegfield girl, Roberta Pandolfini Montana and a top banjo...

Annie Duke

Annie Duke is known as the "Duchess of Poker" and is considered one of the best poker players in the world.


Aerosmith, considered by many to be America's greatest rock and roll band, has its roots in New Hampshire. Two members of the band, lead singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry spent their...

Bode Miller

Bode Miller, the first American in 22 years to become the World Cup overall champion is a native of Easton, New Hampshire.

Matt Bonner

Matt Bonner is known for his strong work ethic. Some would call him a workaholic. Bonner's dedication to his education (he earned straight A's from pre-school all the way through to high school)...

Jodi Picoult

Novelist Jodi Picoult makes her home in Hanover, New Hampshire. Picoult, who was awarded the New England Bookseller Award for fiction in 2003, has written over a dozen novels since 1992. She was...

Chas Guldemond

Chas Guldemond was born in Laconia on April 22, 1987 and grew up in New Hampshire. Today he is a pro snowboarder who is shredding up the slopes all over the world and racking up wins in competitions...

Charles Revson

"Look kiddie. I built this business by being a bastard. I run it by being a bastard. I'll always be a bastard, and don't you ever try to change me." - Charles Revson, founder of Revlon, to a...

Carlton Fisk

Carlton Fisk, the major league catcher who played most famously for the Boston Red Sox, was born in Bellows Falls, Vt., on December 26, 1947. But the Hall-of-Famer is really from Charlestown, where...

Brian Wilson

San Francisco Giants right-handed closer Brian Wilson is a native of the state of New Hampshire. Wilson, who was raised in Londonderry, attended (and played for) Londonderry High School, where he...

Bradford Anderson Bradford Anderson

Bradford Anderson, a native of the town of Meredith, in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, has been acting since he was a young boy.

B.J. Bedford

Barbara J. Bedford (also known as "B.J.") was born on November 9, 1972 in Hanover, New Hampshire. She was introduced to swimming by her three older brothers, whom she aspired to be like. She is the...

Alan Shepard

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr., the first American in space, was born on November 18, 1923 in (East) Derry, New Hampshire. He grew up in East Derry and attended school at the small one-room...

Sully Erna / Godsmack

Sully Erna, lead singer for the band Godsmack, hangs his hat in southern New Hampshire. The multi-talented musician can also play guitar and drums.

Robert Frost

Robert Frost is New Hampshire's most well-known and most beloved poets. But he was born in San Francisco, California in 1874 to William Frost, a journalist, and Isabelle Moody, a school teacher.

Wolf Moser

Wolf Moser was born on December 3, 1974 in Moultonboro, New Hampshire. He graduated from St. Paul's High School, where he began rowing in 1991. Wolf currently resides in Princeton, New Jersey.

Triple H

Paul Michael Levesque, better known as the wrestler Triple H, was born on July 27, 1969 in Nashua. He is currently still wrestling under World Wrestling Entertainment's "RAW" brand, works as a...

Topher Grace

Topher Grace's connection to the Granite State is the acclaimed Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, where the young actor was discovered by the producers of "That 70's Show."

Tom Rush Tom Rush

Folk musician Tom Rush was born in Portsmouth on February 8, 1941. His father was a teacher at St. Paul's School in Concord. In an interview he described "growing up" at St. Paul's, but he was sent...

Tom Bergeron

Emmy-Award winner Tom Bergeron, the host of ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos, and Dancing With the Stars, divides his time between Hollywood and his home in Greenwich, CT. Yet he...

Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers is a comedian. He was born on December 28, 1973 in Evanston, IL but he was raised in Bedford, and graduated from Manchester West High School before attending Northwestern University in...

Scotty Lago

Professional snowboarder and Olympic Medalist Scotty Lago is a Seabrook native, born on November 12, 1987. He currently owns two homes in Hampton Falls.

Sarah Silverman

Stand-up comedienne and actress Sarah Silverman was born in Bedford on December 1, 1970. She was a student of the Derryfield School in Manchester.

Samantha Brown at Cape Neddick Samantha Brown

Samantha Brown is the host of the Travel Channel's "Great Hotels, Great Vacation Homes" and "Girl Meets Hawaii." You might be surprised to learn that Samantha grew up here in New Hampshire both in...

Salmon P. Chase

Salmon P. Chase, the 6th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, was born in Cornish on January 13, 1808. He was nominated by President Abraham Lincoln on December 6, 1864. He...

Ronnie James Dio

Ronnie James Dio was born Ronald James Padavona on July 10, 1942 in Portsmouth. His parents moved to Cortland, New York when Ronnie was very young.

Rico Petrocelli

Rico Petrocelli was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1997. He started in the 1967 and '69 All-Star Games, and was known as one of the league's best fielders for over a decade.

Recycled Percussion

Recycled Percussion was formed in 1995 by Justin Spencer for a Goffstown High School talent show. Did they win? Actually, no. A juggling act took first place.

Ralph Baer

Seven years before Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs invented the personal computer and decades before we were interacting with Playstation, Wii and Xbox 360, Ralph Baer was playing ping-pong on...

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney, two-time Presidential candidate, American businessman, savior of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games and the 70th Governor of the State of Massachusetts, was born in Detroit on March...

Penny Pitou Penny Pitou

Penny Pitou, the first American to win an Olympic downhill medal, entered the New England Women's Sports Hall of Fame November 14, 2001.

New Hampshire Olympians in 2010

Biographies about the Olympians from New Hampshire who were a part of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

New Hampshire Olympians in 2008

New Hampshire has a history of producing amazing Olympians. This summer, there is only one woman on the U.S. Team from the Granite State. She goes to Beijing, China with aspirations of winning a...

New Hampshire Olympians in 2006

The men and women on this page went to Torino, Italy with aspirations of winning a gold medal for their country and bragging rights to the title "Best in the World." These athletes with ties to New...

New Hampshire Olympians in 2004

The men and women on this page are headed to Greece with aspirations of winning a gold medal for their country and bragging rights to the title "Best in the World". These athletes with ties to New...

New Hampshire Olympians in 2002

Just like the Olympic torch that circled the country before landing in Utah on February 4, 21 athletes with New Hampshire ties hope to shine brightly at the winter games in Salt Lake City.

Mia Tyler

She was born to rock star Steven Tyler and Andy Warhol muse Cyrinda Foxe at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon on December 22, 1978.

Mike O'Malley

Mike O'Malley, who played the part of Jimmy Hughes on the popular CBS television comedy series "Yes, Dear," was raised in Nashua, NH. He was born on October 31, 1966.

Matt Savage

Matt Savage grew up on a 165-acre farm in Francestown with his parents. So, what's so special about him? Matt is an autistic savant. Diagnosed with autism at the age of three, Savage couldn't...

Mary Baker Eddy

Mary Baker Eddy is the founder of the Christian Science movement, a religious movement that believes in Bible-based healing. She founded the "Church of Christ, Scientist" in Boston, Massachusetts in...

Mandy Moore

Amanda Leigh "Mandy" Moore was born in Nashua on April 10, 1984. She moved to Orlando, Florida at the age of two months and she continues to reside there with her family. Moore is best known as one...

Kristen Vermilyea

The New Hampshire Film Industry is abuzz with the likes of Kristen Vermilyea on the scene. The former actress previously appeared in a few television commercials and on television shows such as "Law...

Kris Freeman

He's young, good looking and cocksure. The All-American boy, raised in the north country of New Hampshire, in a rural house his father built off a dirt road lost among the hills.

Ken Burns

Ken Burns is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who resides in Walpole, New Hampshire with his wife. He has three children. Burns is best known for his 11-hour film series "The Civil War," a...

Justice David Souter

David Hackett Souter is an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Though he was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, Souter grew up in the town of Weare, New Hampshire on his family's...

John Irving

John Winslow Irving is the best-selling author of "The World According to Garp," "The Hotel New Hampshire," the "Cider House Rules," and "A Prayer for Owen Meany." Irving was born in Exeter, NH, on...

Joanie Laurer (Chyna)

WWF's Chyna, also known as Joanie Laurer, was born in 1971 in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Laurer went to school at the University of Tampa, where she majored in Spanish and Literature. Laurer...

Jenny Thompson

Jenny Thompson was born on February 26, 1973 in Danvers, Mass. Jenny began swimming while living in Massachusetts when she joined the YMCA and become serious about the sport after joining Seacoast...

Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson of Ghost Hunters Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson

Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, stars of the highly-rated SyFi show, Ghost Hunters, co-own (with their wives) the Spalding Inn in Whitefield, a beautiful inn that sits in the heart of the White...

J.D. Salinger

J.D. Salinger might be an icon of adolescence, a writer who is best known for his short novel "The Catcher in the Rye" and its hero lead character Holden Caulfield. But Salinger's own life as that...

Hannah Kearney

Olympic Gold Medalist Hannah Kearney was born in Hanover on February 26, 1986 and grew up in nearby Norwich, VT. She was on skis at the age of two, coming up through the Ford Sayre Program and later...

Grace Metalious

Grace Metalious, the author to one of the most notorious and best-selling novels in American history was born Marie Grace de Repentigny on September 8, 1924 in Manchester, NH.

Franklin Pierce

He was the first President to be born in the 19th Century. Franklin Pierce was born in the town of Hillsborough on November 23, 1804. His father, Benjamin Pierce, was a two-term Governor in the...

Dean Kamen

He's the Thomas Edison of our time, the Bill Gates of New Hampshire. Inventor Dean Kamen is best known for designing the revolutionary Segway, a two-wheeled "human transporter" that uses gyroscopic...

Dan Brown

Author Dan Brown is best known for his controversial best-seller, The Da Vinci Code, which was released in 2003 by Doubleday Books. He was born and raised in Exeter, where his father taught...

Christopher Lowell

Christopher Lowell is the flamboyant host of his self-titled home-decorating and design Emmy-Award Winning show, "The Christopher Lowell Show." His previous show, "Interior Motives with Christopher...

Christa McAuliffe

She was supposed to be the first teacher in space. But a disaster that took place on January 28, 1986 when the Space Shuttle "Challenger" exploded 73 seconds after launch over the Florida skies...

Chris Carpenter

The former St. Louis Cardinals' right-handed ace pitcher Chris Carpenter is a native of Exeter, New Hampshire. He graduated from Trinity High School in 1993, where he earned Athlete-of-the-Year...

Brad Delp

Bradley Delp, the beloved lead singer of the seventies rock and roll band Boston passed away on March 9, 2007 at his home in Atkinson, New Hampshire. But his low-key musical legacy will surely...

Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire and attended Central High School. At 17, he took his first step toward becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took the stage at a Boston...

Hilary Gehman

Hilary Gehman was born on August 15, 1971 in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. She graduated from Kingswood High School and, for the last few years, has coached the Georgetown University novice women's crew...

Janet Evanovich

Novelist Janet Evanovich divides her time between her home in Hanover, New Hampshire and Naples, Florida. She was born on April 23, 1943 in South River, NJ, where she graduated from South River High...

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