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Clash of the Cupcakes 2016 winners announced

MANCHESTER - They came ... they clashed ... they cupcaked!

The Cake Fairy, of Hooksett, was recognized as the Best Cupcake 2016 at the fifth annual "Clash of the Cupcakes," held Oct. 14 at the Puritan Back Room. The winning entry, determined by a panel of judges, was entitled "The Energizer Fairy Cupcake."



Everybody squeals with delight over homemade bacon

One of my earliest lessons in food economics occurred when I discovered that pork bellies were traded on the Commodity exchanges in Chicago and New York, alongside other staples of human life such as heating oil, gold and coal. It makes sense, considering Americans consume more than four billion dollars' worth (!) of bacon every ...


Lots of rock this week – on stage, in bars, in retrospect

Here we go! The spooky weekend finale to October! Hope you're planning on getting out and having some frightful fun.

After Halloween parties and getting ready for trick or treating, I'll be getting my 80s music fandom on with Actor-
singers, as they present "Rock of Ages" in Nashua. Read my interview with director Paul Metzger...


Le Vent du Nord, The Barefoot Movement double-bill

MANCHESTER - At 7:30 p.m. Friday, The Dana Center performing arts venue on the campus of Saint Anselm College will present Le Vent du Nord and The Barefoot Movement, both heartfelt and energetic bands with deep history and playful innovation.

Back by popular demand! A driving force in progressive folk, Le Vent du Nord rocks...




5 DRAGONS LOUNGE: 28 Railroad Square. Saturdays: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. 578-0702.

110 GRILL: 27 Trafalgar Square.

BOSTON BILLIARD CLUB: 55 Northeastern Blvd. Mondays: Military Monday. Wednesdays: Wine Down Wednesdays (Ladies Night). Fridays: Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m., live music at 9 p.m. Saturdays: Throwback Saturdays with DJ Anthem spinning your favorite...


Riverbend Youth Theater celebrates 100th show

MILFORD - Nov. 4-6, Riverbend Youth Theater Company will present four performances of "West Side Story" at the Amato Center, 56 Mont Vernon Road.

The cast of 48 isn't the only big thing about the Riverbend Youth Theater Company's November production of "West Side Story." The musical will be the group's 100th show, a culmination...


Be it shock rock or golf, Alice Cooper is still swinging

For decades, pastor's son Vincent Furnier -
better known to the world as Alice Cooper - has worn the label of the godfather of heavy metal shock rock. Across the years, this seemingly ageless performer has cooked up a delicious onstage recipe that contains a dash of horror movie, a pinch of vaudeville and a bit...


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Previte holds open studio days

HOLLIS - From 10 a.m.-5 p.m. this weekend and next, Stephen Previte will hold his annual Fall Open Studio at 112 Silver Lake Road.

The "Different Strokes for Different Folks" exhibit will present a collection of traditional subjects, which he is well known for, along with an exciting new...


‘Rock of Ages’ makes NH community theater debut

Do you wanna rock? I CAN'T HEAR YOU!

"I grew up in the 80s and love the music," said director Paul Metzger of why he chose to helm "Rock of Ages." "And it's just a fun, fun show. Yes, it's a jukebox musical" - that term refers to a show where the storyline is...


Technology addiction is turning us into a buncha dips

It's called The Dip. That's what I'm calling it. It's not official yet, but you already know what it is. You could be anywhere and suddenly, you dip. You dip to check in. It goes like: dip, check in, lets some flow in, and dip out. All the day long. That's you. It's especially your...


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