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Art takes center stage as we march into March

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Friday night, I rubbed elbows with elite art lovers at the opening of two new exhibits at the Currier Museum in Manchester. I am not exaggerating when I tell you I was astonished at Deep Cuts, the cut-paper exhibit. I couldn't tear my eyes away. I could not believe the variety of works, the clever themes and social commentary, and the absolutely intense level of patience and talent these artists have in order to create them.

I cannot oversell this for anyone with an appreciation for art itself, the talent required to create it, and the genius of using it to communicate and evoke response. Get your whole family up to see it. Cover story on Pages 10-11.

Saturday, I tried a new breakfast/lunch place: Roots Cafe and Catering dwells in Robie's Country Store – a century-old landmark in Hooksett frequented by presidential wannabes and community folks alike for decades. It was a lovely step back in time for a relaxing morning. Read my mini-review on Page 13 and go jangle their door jingle bells yourself.

There are several fun options for live theater featured this week. An original musical called “A Dragon's Tail” will be presented by the youth of NH Theatre Factory in Derry; details on Page 3. Palace Theatre in Manchester will present the rollicking fun of “Hairspray” this month, and Neil Simon's “The Apartment” gets the musical treatment with “Promises, Promises,” also in Manchester. These two shows are detailed on Page 6. And theatre KAPOW has the comedy “Exit the King” in Derry; find out about that show on Page 9.

Chef Marc Bouchard shows us how to choose and use farm-raised fish without fear; that's on Page 14. And I found a nice root vegetable recipe that might pair well with those fish dishes, on Page 15.

Have a great week, everyone!

Kathleen Palmer can be reached at 594-1255, kpalmer@nashua or @NHFoodand Fun and @Telegraph_KathP.

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