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Jazz Man - Sonny Rollins

The world of jazz has its share of giants, and among those still alive and kicking no one looms larger than improvisational saxaphonist and composer Sonny Rollins. He and his horn will be in New Hampshire later this month when…

Down Under’s Didgeridoo

Brian Charles went to Juilliard as a young man to train as an oboist, but on a trip to Australia he became charmed by a more ancient instrument — the didgeridoo. “It allows the performer freedom to express music in…

Bronze Bomber – Scotty Lago

A little over a month ago most people in New Hampshire would have struggled to identify 22-year-old Scotty Lago in a picture. Now the Olympic snowboard half-pipe bronze medalist has one of the most recognizable faces — or abs, depending…

Sand Man

For Greg Grady the beach isn't just a place to stick an umbrella in the sand and enjoy the ocean. For him the beach is a place to create and display his - and others - fabulous sand sculptures. A…

Weary Artist – Andy Friedman

It will be another strange bend in the road when Andy Friedman makes a return visit to Manchester to play Boynton’s Taproom in the Millyard on Feb. 27. Last time he was here for a wedding and he killed some…

The Art of Dance

Patricia Lavoie’s dance students are dressed for an upcoming performance (“a delightful production,” says Lavoie) that’s based on a book by local author Tracy Kane called “Fairy Flight.” It’s one of two major performances that draw large audiences for the…

Ms. Showbiz – Leslie Taylor

If you’ve seen a woman toting around a camera crew on the streets of New Hampshire lately, chances are you saw Leslie Taylor and her crew working on an episode of her new, self-titled show. “The Leslie Taylor Show” is…

Once Upon A Time ...

Every great storybook tale has a few traditional elements: a dangerous quest, a magical transformation, a brave hero and, of course, a happy ending. The story you are about to read has all of those plot lines, plus one amazing…

Table Talk 2010

An event that’s never at a loss for words.Fundraising events can be a bit dry or formal. But when you are raising bucks for a creative institution like Manchester’s Palace Theatre, you’ve got to think creatively. That’s what organizers Emily…