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Irish fiddler Liz Carroll headlines Sunday’s New World Festival in Randolph with performances at 4 and 10 p.m. in Chandler Music Hall.

A Young New World

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Aside from the sheer need — artistic, karmic, intestinal, commercial — to play the fiddle, Liz Carroll goes to music festivals to reassure herself that …

Artist From Power-Broker Family Wields Power Tools

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Washington — Emilie Brzezinski knows more than most political wives about power tools. She owns six chainsaws. All made by Stihl. And all designed for …

Time for Some Emmy Reform

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The only thing to do after the prime-time Emmys are over (quick, before everyone conveniently forgets who won what) is to gripe about the shut-outs …

Success of Ice Bucket Challenge May Change Nonprofit World

Saturday, August 23, 2014

New York — The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign’s progress on July 29, it …

Entertainment Highlights: Whiffenpoofs on World Tour; Hanover Native Is Singing With the Yale A Capella Ensemble

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

After giving up ice hockey for music about eight years ago, Hanover’s Jake van Leer figured he was saying goodbye to the idea of ever appearing on ESPN. This week, the goalie-turned-tenor is tuning up with the Whiffenpoofs …

Art Notes: Shelburne Museum’s Exhibit Frames the Narrative of a Nation Coming of Age

Thursday, August 21, 2014

T hanks to its founder Electra Havemeyer Webb, the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vt., seven miles south of Burlington on the shores of Lake Champlain, is one of this country’s great repositories of Americana, a catch-all category that …

In ‘Sin City,’ Rodriguez, Miller Talk Noir Yarns, Not Social Commentary

Friday, August 22, 2014

When director Robert Rodriguez and legendary comic-book author Frank Miller released their movie Sin City in 2005, they had few expectations they’d ever make the sequel, opening today at the Nugget in Hanover and at other theaters. In fact, they weren’t sure audiences would turn up for the …

Matthew Weiner on Reworking ‘Are You Here,’ Ending ‘Mad Men’

Friday, August 22, 2014

One of the key shows people point to when discussing the relatively recent surge in quality on television is Mad Men. Thematically rich, visually stylized and emotionally evocative, the show uses what creator Matthew Weiner describes as “the …

Fall Films Worth The Anticipation

Friday, August 22, 2014

At long last, what seemed like an endless summer is over — at the movies, anyway. It’s time to put aside all that comic book reading that we call “research,” sweep the word “sequel” aside and get serious …

Emmy Hopefuls Play Angles to Nab Trophies

Friday, August 22, 2014

Los Angeles — If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that’s just fine with the Emmy Awards. But the audience for Monday’s ceremony (8 p.m. EDT, NBC) may …

Ferguson Gives ‘Masters of Sex’ Relevance

Friday, August 22, 2014

New Y ork — On Sunday, for the eighth consecutive night since the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, there was chaos and confusion in Ferguson, Missouri: Tear gas billowing in the streets, police officers threatening journalists, protesters fleeing to safety. Meanwhile, Showtime was airing “Blackbird,” …

Lobster, suffering an identity crisis?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lobster, you’re on a roll. Recent news reports have chronicled your rise – or fall? – citing sustainability, affordability and sheer bounty. In Maine alone, marine biologists are happy to report that your numbers have grown “unbelievably” over …

Woods Takes Helm Of Bel Canto Singers

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Lebanon — Jane Woods, former choral director for Hanover High School and Richmond Middle School, is returning as music director of the Bel Canto Chamber Singers, the group announced recently. Woods, who previously led the ensemble from 1991 …