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Harvest Hill residents Mary and Charles Harrington, right, and Bill and Phyllis Buck, center, join in the song with Sally Shipton, left, and Sharon Wight, of Lebanon, second from left, of the Evergreen Singers in Lebanon, N.H.Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The singers try to connect with their audience through a mix of songs that spark memories, entertain and are tailored to the audience's faith and taste in music. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Music to Set a Soul at Ease

Friday, March 27, 2015

Just a few more weary days and then I’ll fly away To a land where joys will never end I’ll fly away – from I’ll …

House Designed by Honda Puts U.S. Power Grid to the Test

Friday, March 27, 2015

Davis, Calif. — There are no flying cars in Susan O’Hara and Stuart Bennett’s garage, nor robot servants waiting to fetch their slippers and a …

Faith, Evil and Penance: Jeffrey Lent’s New Novel Revisits Post-Civil War Era

Friday, March 27, 2015

There’s a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons — That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes — — Emily Dickinson A small religious group …

Psychologists: The Internet Is Giving Everyone Symptoms of ADHD

Friday, March 27, 2015

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar to you: You get into work. You’re feeling productive. You’ve powered through approximately three emails/order forms/whatever qualifies as progress in your particular industry when — BAM — your best friend signs onto Gchat and sends you a video of a dachshund …

Art Notes: Hood Director Departs

Thursday, March 26, 2015

In a move that has shocked the Upper Valley art community, Michael Taylor is leaving his post as director of the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, after nearly four years in the position. His reason for leaving is …

Entertainment Highlights: This Weekend, Dancing for a Cause

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

How can Upper Valley dancers and dance fans help out cancer patients this weekend? Four words: Get on your feet. On Saturday night in Plainfield, the Party Crashers will provide the soundtrack to the dance and silent auction …

Borrowing, Appropriating and Stealing Are as Old as Art Itself

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Blurred lines indeed. The recent verdict by a federal jury in Los Angeles may have settled one case, but it has ignited a larger debate about creativity and ownership and how to sort out the co-opted from the …

BBC Won’t Renew Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘Top Gear’ Contract

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The BBC will not renew the contract of Jeremy Clarkson, the scrappy host of BBC’s Top Gear car show, after an alleged and widely publicized fracas with a producer on the show. A BBC statement on Wednesday said a physical altercation occurred between Clarkson and producer Oisin Tymon, …

Dress Shopping

Thursday, March 26, 2015

South Royalton School freshman Claire McPhetres, 15, of Sharon, tries on a prom dress at the Cinderella Project shop in the Raq-On Dance Studio in White River Junction on Wednesday. In its sixth year, the project provides a …

Finding the Home Cure: Experiments in an Ancient Form of Preserving Meat

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cured meats are all the rage these days in the culinary world, and charcuterie is popping up on restaurant menus across the globe. And a number of new cookbooks, including one by an East Barnard resident, are making …

Notes From the Garden: The Gentle Horticultural Art of Kokebana

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

This time of year I am champing at the bit, all set to garden, but without much I can do outside. So I was delighted to visit a friend in Maine who was experimenting with an art form/planting technique that was new to me: kokebana. This is a …

For Some at Easter, It’s Not About Ham ... It’s the Butter Lamb

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Chicago — Baked ham and brightly colored eggs are standard Easter fare for many families. But for some, it’s the butter that takes center stage. That is, butter shaped like a lamb. Popular in pockets throughout the country, …

James Corden Debuts and Builds on Late Night’s New Niceness

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

When I’m worried about something and I can’t sleep, I count those nice guys instead of sheep, and I fall aaaasssleeeepp counting those niiiiiiice guys. James Corden made his debut as the new host of CBS’ The Late, …