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Theo Pilette, a student at the Lebanon School of Ballet dances with others at the end of a class in Lebanon, N.H., on April 16, 2014.Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

At Another Level: Young Dancer Has Moved On From Lebanon to New York City

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Watching Theo Pilette leap, twirl and kick in midair, land with a whisper and kneel while arching backward at the Lebanon Ballet School the other …

Preserving The Fabric Of Life and Memories

Saturday, April 19, 2014

I am up at 4:30 again this morning, and the only sounds outside are my roosters crowing, a few Canada geese honking as they fly …

White River Junction Indie Fest Adds Features

Friday, April 18, 2014

The event formerly known as the White River Indie Film Festival has lost one of its Fs: now celebrating its 10th year, it has been …

A Woman’s Place In the Easter Story

Friday, April 18, 2014

During four years of my life, during the Second Intifada, I lived in Jerusalem, serving as a pastor at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in the Old City, just a hundred yards from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site associated with Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. …

‘Under the Skin’: Beauty Below the Surface

Friday, April 18, 2014

One of the most astonishingly assured directorial debuts of the early 21st century was Jonathan Glazer’s Sexy Beast, a stylishly vicious crime thriller that erased any chance of Ben Kingsley being typecast as a Gandhi figure. Sexy Beast was a ramped-up, hyper-verbal explosion of Britishisms and its singular …

Stores Put Happy Spin on Sales

Friday, April 18, 2014

Philadelphia — Back in 2008, Record Store Day was launched as a hopeful holiday aiming to buck up struggling independent music retailers desperate to lure customers. The situation was dire. The Tower Records chain had closed in 2006, …

Cannes Lists Lineup Lists

Friday, April 18, 2014

Paris — David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month’s Cannes Film Festival. Organizers of the ritzy Riviera …

A First for Disney Show: Character Gets Engaged

Friday, April 18, 2014

Los Angeles — The title character of Jessie heads in an unprecedented direction for a Disney Channel series: toward the altar. In a four-episode arc that will conclude the season this fall, 22-year-old Jessie Prescott dives into a …

Spring, No Brakes

Friday, April 18, 2014

Cole Miller, 10, right, and Dylan LaBrake, 13, zoom down Cascadnac Avenue in White River Junction on Thursday. The boys are on school vacation this week. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Entertainment Highlights: Singer-Songwriter Will Share His Musical Journey, in Haverhill

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Chris Smither swears he won’t be looking ahead to next week’s appearances in his childhood home of New Orleans during his Saturday night concert at Alumni Hall in Haverhill. “You’ll hear the same set everybody’s been hearing for …

Photos: Readable, Edible Books at Baker Library

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dartmouth students, from left, Cindy Sun and Vivian Chen, and Mimi Curphy, a retired Dartmouth College library employee, look over an edible book creation called “The Rocky Road Not Taken, by Robert Frosting.” That, and the others shown …

Art Notes: Lyme Studio Hosts Demo; Chandler Seeks Entries

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Long River Studios in Lyme will host Upper Valley watercolorist Stephanie Reininger for an artist demonstration on Saturday, April 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ∎ Randolph’s Chandler Gallery is seeking entries for its Area Artists Show. Artists from east- central Vermont, in the slice of Orange, …

Kelela: An R&B Star Is Born?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

There are Japanese and Portuguese words that describe the interstitials of love, but for the rest of us, there is R&B. Kelela — a petite, dreadlocked vocalist born in Washington and based in Los Angeles — understands that. …