Art school

Art

If practicing an art or learning a new skill is among your resolutions, this list is for you. Registration is open now at many galleries...

Future sounds

Music

Few New Year’s resolutions are easier to uphold than listening to more good music, especially in the Seacoast. The Sound asked local musicians to share...

Monday night lights

Music

George Woods and Heather Smist have incredible vocal chemistry. As they sang from the stage of The Red Door in Portsmouth on Monday, Dec. 29,...

Raptor rapture

Outdoor

Dozens of people gathered near Rye Harbor State Park on Saturday, Dec. 27, lining either side of the bend on Route 1A. They stared upward,...

8-Bit Junkyard

Film

MEGA MAN 6 (Capcom/Nintendo, 1994) The sixth entry in any series is a tough sell. Anything popular enough to make it to a sixth iteration...

38 in ’15

Books

The new year promises to be an excellent one for readers of all varieties. Here are 38 titles to look for at your local library...

Denial of service

News

Climb into the back of Ryan Fallon’s dark blue Ford 500 sedan and you’ll be greeted with bottled water and individually wrapped snacks. It’s his...

Recipe for a party

Lifestyle

The right recipe can make a holiday party. Here’s some help from local chefs, bartenders, and others who know good food, along with their own...

Snow report

Outdoor

Winter solstice is behind us, the early season is over, and lifts are operating across New England. Even at mountains where the snow is still...

New directions

Stage

Jasmin and Todd Hunter are a Portsmouth power couple. Their power doesn’t come from money, brawn, or social status, but creativity. She’s a passionate photographer...

Stock and Spice open

Lifestyle

If you’re looking for elusive spices, exotic bitters, and hard-to-find sauces, Stock and Spice may be where your culinary quest ends. The specialty store, owned...

Shipyard set to hire 700-plus

News

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is looking for a few good shipfitters, plastic fabricators, pipefitters, welders, and dozens of other positions. On Dec. 18, the shipyard...

Return to the roots

Music

Everything old is new again, at least when it comes to trends in music. Bands like the Lumineers, the Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, and...

Video Vault

Film

Smiles of a Summer Night Svensk Filmindustri, 1956 Starring: Gunnar Bjornstrand, Eva Dahlbeck, Ulla Jacobsson, and Jarl Kulle Director: Ingmar Bergman The plot: In turn-of-the-century...

Grant awarded for dam removal

News

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has awarded a $100,000 grant to the town of Exeter to remove the Great Dam. Last March, voters...

Odd Showroom may close

Art

Portsmouth’s Odd Showroom will celebrate its 12th year in business on Dec. 24, but owner Amity Joy Armbruster says that if sales don’t increase, this...

Mombo gets new owner

Lifestyle

Mombo Restaurant has a new owner and executive chef. Former owners Brian and Dede Cadieux sold the restaurant, located at 66 Marcy St. in Portsmouth,...

Fine lines

Books

by Larry Clow For comics fans, 2014 was a very good year. In fact, there are a lot of arguments to be made for declaring...

Repeat the sounding joy

Music

Not just a great holiday song, but a perfect pop song, “Christmas” is the gold-standard by which all other seasonal music should be judged.  Phil...

Roaring into 2015

Lifestyle

Deciding what to do on New Year’s Eve is a perennial conundrum. Whether the year was good or bad, we time-obsessed beings are inclined to...

Nightcrawler

Film

2014, rated R, 117 minutes When you hear that Hollywood has produced a budding new director, with a debut feature that just knocks it out...

Made for you

Art

> Ate Series necklace, $58  This jewelry series is a sneak peak inside the food chain, on an 18-inch chain. Each animal pendant, and its dinner,...