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Portsmouth High School student Paige Colman’s “Pop Art” is among the works to be on exhibit as part of Youth Art Month.

Portsmouth celebrates Youth Art Month

Portsmouth celebrates Youth Art Month

PORTSMOUTH — You can view some of the best works by young and emerging artists around town as part of National K-12 Youth Art Month (YAM), which kicks off today. Numerous exhibits and opening events are taking place throughout March and family, friends and the community are invited to experience the artwork created by local students.

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Fellswater with Chris & Diane Myers

Fellswater is a dynamic instrumental Celtic music ensemble based in Boston, playing a wide range of music from traditional to modern compositions. Drawing from the music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, and Canada. the band’s instrumentation includes whistle, flute, guitar, bouzouki, fiddle, and smallpipes. The husband and wife duo of Chris & Diane Myers, from Portsmouth,

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Singer-songwriter Lori McKenna returns to Common Fence Music

Since her 1998 debut, Paper Wings & Halo, Lori McKenna has conveyed an intimate understanding and honest expression of the realities of domestic life through her songs. She is master at chronicling the small, difficult moments between romantic partners as they navigate their relationships. And she was thrust into the limelight when superstar Faith Hill

Spur of the moment, easy winter comfort food

By Lynda Rego Sometimes recipes are mothers of invention. On a whim, I picked up mushrooms at the market thinking veal and mushrooms would be a nice, comforting meal for the weekend. But, the meat department didn’t have any veal. So, I bought some chicken thighs thinking chicken cacciatore would be a good replacement (mostly

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Dan Moretti & The Hammond Boys at Sandywoods

Veteran saxophonist Dan Moretti has put together a smokin’ live ensemble that delivers soul and jazz with killer grooves, passion, and down-home energy. The band’s members represent a veritable “Who’s Who” in the jazz, soul, and blues world: Dave Limina (Hammond organ), Lorne Entress (drums), Jesse Williams (acoustic and electric bass), and Dan Moretti (saxophone).

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‘The House of Blue Leaves’ at The Gamm

Artie Shaugnessy, a zookeeper from Sunny Side, Queens, dreams of moving to Los Angeles with his mistress and becoming a big-time songwriter. But will the chaos of ordinary life get in the way? This Vietnam-era black comedy about America’s obsession with celebrity is devastatingly hilarious and never timelier than in our age of reality TV.

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RWU President’s Distinguished Speakers Series: Lawrence Lessig

In a conversation titled “Equal Citizens,” preeminent scholar, attorney and activist Lawrence Lessig will explore the issue of political funding and its effect on equality in America. Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. He

A year of shameful wine trends

2014 was a busy year wine in the wine world. Looking back, there are several exciting, emerging producers, regions and trends that will enrich the wine industry in the coming years. Yet the year was also rife with a number of not so noteworthy moments. Here, we take a look back at some of the

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