Fantastic Negrito, Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? (Cooking Vinyl)
In a sense, Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz, a.k.a. Fantastic Negrito, reminds me of filmmaker Spike Lee, a Black man finding greatness in a white world. Like Lee, Negrito possesses an ultra-rare, universally accessible level of creativity that’s essential to getting his Continue reading “Album Reviews 20/08/06”
• Barbecue and bluegrass: The Concord Coalition to End Homelessness will hold a socially distanced bluegrass barbecue on Sunday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside the Douglas N. Everett Arena (15 Loudon Road, Concord). Attendees must purchase their $70 “meal-for-two” tickets in advance online and pick a Continue reading “The Weekly Dish 20/08/06”
Ashley Reisdorf of Raymond is the owner of Ashley’s Eats & Sweets (find them on Facebook), a homestead business specializing in custom cakes and baked goods. A self-taught baker, she accepts custom cake orders for all types of events, including birthday parties, graduations, baby showers and weddings. She’ll also dabble Continue reading “In the kitchen with Ashley Reisdorf”
Great New England BBQ and food truck festival returns
If you’ve been cooped at home for most of the summer, you’ll have the chance to get out and enjoy local food and beer at the Great New England BBQ & Food Truck Festival. Even though it will look and feel Continue reading “Summer flavors”
I recently came across this item in a box that belonged to a deceased family member. While he was not a member of any police force, he had a few friends who were. My boyfriend and I cannot agree on what this is. He thinks it is a Continue reading “Treasure Hunt 20/08/06”
Concord’s Market Days converted to a month-long festival
The annual Market Days Festival returns to Concord this summer with a twist. Instead of the traditional three-day event, Market Days will become Market Month, a series of “Mini Market Days” held every weekend in August.
“People will be able to get Continue reading “Downtown for days”
• Audio art tours: Great American Downtown, a nonprofit organization that promotes activities and businesses in downtown Nashua, has partnered with other community and arts organizations, including Freedom’s Way Heritage National Park, City Arts Nashua, Nashua International Sculpture Symposium and Positive Street Art, to create the city’s first self-guided audio Continue reading “The Art Roundup 20/08/06”
Town Hall Theatre hosts Silent Film Comedy Week
The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton restarted its silent film series in July, featuring live music by accompanist (and Hippo co-founder and associate publisher) Jeff Rapsis. After attracting more of a crowd than its first-run movies had, theater owner and operator Dennis Continue reading “Laugh out loud”
All quotes are from Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning, by Leslie Odom Jr., born Aug. 6, 1981.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) There is a freeing power of an honest no. It’s the yang to yes’s yin. … Do not let Continue reading “Signs of Life 20/08/06”
• Celtic cousins: A free downtown show stars Rebel Collective, who blend traditional Irish songs with modern rock. The band has a central core of three cousins, Michael Green, Brian Waldron and Ross Ketchum, along with bass player Connor Veazy and drummer Pete Provencher. They’ve opened for Flogging Molly Continue reading “The Music Roundup 20/08/06”