State House Showdown

News

When New Hampshire legislators return to Concord this month, they might experience a feeling of déjà vu. Many of the issues up for debate this...

Party like it’s 1979

Stage

If you’re feeling nostalgic for the bell-bottom pants, platform shoes, and disco clubs of the 1970s (or if you missed the ’70s entirely because you...

Irons in the fire

Music

For a certain demographic of local listeners, the heyday of the Seacoast music scene came in the late 1980s. The Queers were building an international...

Caffeine and choreography

Stage

The Neoteric Dance Collaborative is offering a glimpse into its choreographic process with a new series held at Sole City Dance in Somersworth. And it...

Big Eyes

Film

2014, rated PG-13, 106 minutes The string of brilliantly imaginative and visually mesmerizing films Tim Burton put out in the late 1980s and early 1990s...

Round up

Art

On the first Friday of every month, several art galleries in downtown Portsmouth host receptions as part of Art ’Round Town, a self-guided tour of...

Musicals for all ages

Stage

Patrick Dorow Productions (PDP), a performing arts organization based in Portsmouth and Kittery, has two unique musicals starting later this month at The Players’ Ring....

Video Vault

Film

by Kenneth Butler The Bird with the Crystal Plumage Central Cinema Company Film, 1970 Starring: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, and Enrico Maria Salerno Director: Dario...

Battle for the Basket

Lifestyle

When Market Basket’s board of directors fired Arthur T. Demoulas last summer, employees and customers of the New England grocery chain rallied behind the deposed...

A tangled history

Books

Rev. Robert Thompson remembers when the Ku Klux Klan came to Exeter in the 1990s. Thompson, an African-American minister at Phillips Church at Phillips Exeter...

Now hear this

Music

“Through the Static and Distance: The Songs of Jason Molina” by various artists Burst and Bloom Records/Haint Records File under: Folk, Blues, Americana, Alt-Country Sounds...

Now Read This

Books

“Almost Famous Women” by Megan Mayhew Bergman Mayhew Bergman’s second fantastic collection of stories revolves around lesser-known historical women, including Edna St. Vincent Millay’s sister,...

Looking back

News

It was a year of spirited debate here in the Seacoast. Issues large and small, from repealing the death penalty to noise in Prescott Park,...

Murder-suicide in Dover

News

Dover police and the state Attorney General’s office are investigating an apparent murder-suicide at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. Officers responded to a 911 call from the hospital...

Board dismisses charges against FairPoint

News

The National Labor Relations Board has dismissed unfair labor practice charges filed against telecommunications company FairPoint Communications by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and...

Send lawyers, robots, and vigilantes

Film

Sticking to your diet? Spending time with family? Traveling with friends? Boring. Why not make your 2015 resolution something more attainable and fun? Like spending...

Berwick town manager resigns

News

Berwick town manager Patrick Venne resigned his position on Dec. 16. “This decision should not be interpreted as a reflection of my dissatisfaction with the...

Climate change strategy workshop

News

Residents can share input on how the city can address storms, rising sea-levels, and other effects of climate change at a workshop on Thursday, Jan....

Plays among the stars

Stage

There’s an embarrassment of riches to be found on Seacoast stages every year, and 2015 is no exception. The new year offers a mix of...

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...