The doctor is in

Music

Dre Day is this week, and Portsmouth is celebrating Long before his name became synonymous with headphones, Dr. Dre (otherwise known as Andre Young) was...

Video Vault

Film

The best (and worst) classic flicks and cult favorites “Blood Feast” Box Office Spectaculars, 1963 Starring: Mal Arnold, William Kerwin, and Connie Mason Director: Herschell...

Foot notes

Art

Portsmouth Athenaeum tells “New England Shoe Stories” through historical collections Words and photos by Chloe Kanner In the 1780’s, Patty Rogers received a handwritten invitation...

Councilors approve waterfront TIF

News

Dover city councilors approved a tax increment finance district to pay for infrastructure improvements along the city’s waterfront at a Feb. 11 meeting. TIF districts...

A joyful rhythm

Stage

Liz Fowler is building a community around West African dance and drumming Words and photos by Charlie Weinmann  It’s late on a Thursday evening in...

Laugh lines

Stage

Seacoast comedians have built a scene on community, friendly competition, and unexpected laughs By Adam D. Krauss Photos by Michael Behrmann An elemental fixture of the Seacoast’s music scene, Steve Roy...

New roots

Music

Taylor O’Donnell has been living and making music in the Seacoast since 2011. But based on her long list of gigs and collaborations and a...

Jupiter Ascending

Film

2015, Rated PG, 127 minutes Jupiter Ascending” poses one unique challenge: nearly any description of this flick invariably makes it sound way better than it...

Charting a course

News

It was the day before a big show at The Dance Hall in Kittery, Maine, and Drika Overton was frustrated. The director of the nonprofit...

Valentine dancing and romancing

Music

If you haven’t yet made plans to sweep your Valentine off her feet this weekend, there’s still time. Several concerts taking place around the Seacoast...

Lucky break

Stage

At the Seacoast Rep, an impressive staging of “Guys and Dolls” marks a new beginning by Minta Carlson  It’s fitting that the Seacoast Repertory Theatre’s...

The perfect drug

Lifestyle

Chocolate is a romantic gift, a tasty treat, and a mind-altering food By Charlie Weinmann There are few foods more versatile than chocolate. Centuries before...

Life during wartime

Art

An exhibit of combat photojournalism shows the realities of war By Larry Clow, photos by Nathan Webster The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq lasted some...

At the Statehouse

News

Right-to-work hearing scheduled for Feb. 17 On Tuesday, Feb. 17, legislators will hold a public hearing in Representatives Hall at 1 p.m. on HB 402,...

Dover man wins big at Grammys

Music

Sound engineer Joe Visciano has worked with several major musical acts over the last two years — Coldplay, U2, Mary J. Blige, Arcade Fire, Buddy...

Eight-Bit Junkyard

Film

Rediscovering video games of the past “The Battle of Olympus” (Brøderbund, 1989) When “The Legend of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link” was released in...

Good to go

Music

Skip Brunette remembers his days as a grade-school teacher, when the only songs he wrote were about the Spanish words for colors and foods. Today,...

Walking the line

News

Homelessness is declining in New Hampshire, but many families are on the brink by Larry Clow, illustration by Alyssa Grenning Sara Stevens has been “pretty...

The price of popularity

News

High retail rental costs in Portsmouth have officials and business owners concerned by Leslie Modica Portsmouth has been called “perfect” by the Chicago Tribune. It...

Positive vibrations

Music

The Raunchy Randos mark their first anniversary by heading into the studio Words and photos by Charlie Weinmann The Raunchy Randos are officially a year...

Author’s note

Books

Nicholson Baker discusses writing, Seacoast-based characters, and saving newspapers by Craig Robert Brown Nicholson Baker made his mark on the literary scene with his debut...

The play’s the thing

Stage

Seacoast actors and playwrights hone their craft with play reading series by Charlie Weinmann, photos by Jasmin Hunter Actors don’t often momentarily pause a Shakespearean production...

At the statehouse

News

The issue of when lawmakers can tap into dedicated funds will be before senators on Thursday, Feb. 5. The Senate’s finance committee will hold a...

Outside the gates

Film

Neil Novello explores the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard prison in “The Castle” by Larry Clow It’s been more than a century since the prison at the...