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Thetford Chamber Singers' director Kevin Quigley leads the singers through one of the pieces they will perform in their holiday concerts during a rehearsal at First Congregational Church of Thetford, Vt., on Nov., 25, 2014. 
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

Entertainment Highlights: Thetford Chamber Singers Prepare an Ambitious Holiday Program

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

While the Thetford Chamber Singers will close each of their four performances of “Make A Joyful Noise” with Silent Night over the next two weekends, …

The Art World Need Not Offer Shelter From Real Issues

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Washington — Bill Cosby’s interview with an Associated Press reporter, filmed Nov. 6 at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art, shows power and privilege in …

The Remains of the Day: For Some, Thanksgiving Leftovers Are The Main Event

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

One of the best parts of a Thanksgiving celebration is what’s left over after everyone leaves — not the dirty dishes, but the extra food. …

‘Star Wars’ Episode Trailer to Debut Over Holiday Weekend

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Los Angeles — The longest lines outside theaters this Thanksgiving weekend may be for the new Star Wars trailer that exhibitors will show in some locations. Director J.J. Abrams confirmed the Nov. 28 release plans on Twitter Monday. Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., Cinemark Holdings Inc. …

Parish Players Perform ‘Under Milk Wood’

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A century after the birth of Dylan Thomas, and 60 years after BBC radio first broadcast his Under Milk Wood, the Parish Players will bring the Welsh poet’s words back to life over the next two weekends with …

Smithsonian Sticks By Bill Cosby Art Show

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Washington — The National Museum of African Art says it is aware of the controversy. After a week of stonewalling the public about its ongoing exhibition featuring some 60 works from the private art collection of disgraced comedian Bill Cosby, the museum issued a statement Monday saying it …

Help From Above

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hanover firefighter Jeremy LaBombard helps Drake Greene, 7, of Windsor, try on a winter jacket during an event for Project Warm, a firefighter-led initiative that provided dozens coats to children and teenagers at the fire station in West …

Gifts for Use in the Garden

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It’s that time of year again: time to find the perfect present for Aunt Edna, Uncle Bob and everyone else we love. Gardeners on my list are pretty easy to buy for because there are so many wonderful gifts to choose from, including selections under $10 (Atlas nitrile …

Cost of Thanksgiving Rises, But Not by Too Much

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Giving thanks will be a little costlier this year, but — and here’s something you can be truly thankful for — it probably won’t empty your wallet. The price for putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table for 10 …

A Memorable Pizza From a Nashua Childhood

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Nashua, n.h. — It’s one of those haunting food memories I’ve tried, foolishly, to escape for nearly 25 years. And it’s ruined me for any facsimile since. I’m speaking of the pizza joint — for in the days …

Documentary Explores Life of Kurt Cobain

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New York — Kurt Cobain is the focus of a new documentary that probes the life and untimely death of the Nirvana singer-guitarist. It will be released in theaters next year and air exclusively on HBO, the network …

Street Ball

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hartford High School football players Walkker Judd and Daniel Giguere, both juniors, play football while hanging out after school in White River Junction on Monday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Step to It

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hylene DeVoyd, of Hartland, right, picks up the steps taught by Jamie Orr, of Enfield, during a weekly line dancing group at Damon Hall in Hartland on Monday. Valley News — James M. Patterson …