An ’80s revival with Aquanett
Lakeport Opera House opened in June 2021 after a $1 million renovation, the first of three restored performance spaces in Laconia. The Colonial Theatre and Recycled Percussion’s The CAKE followed later.
“We have the opportunity to turn this part of New Hampshire into a musical Continue reading “Nothin’ but a good time”
Local music news & events
• Hometown girl: Twice NEMA-nominated singer-songwriter Maddi Ryan is an unabashed Granite State booster, but she has only a few shows scheduled in her home state this month, including Thursday, Sept. 8, 6 p.m., 603 Brewery, 42 Main St., Londonderry, more at maddiryan.com.
• Laugh Continue reading “The Music Roundup 22/09/08”
Three Thousand Years of Longing (R)
Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba tell each other stories in Three Thousand Years of Longing, a vividly realized bittersweet fairy tale for grown-ups.
Literature professor Alithea (Swinton), who describes herself as content in life and alone by choice, travels to Istanbul to talk narratives Continue reading “Three Thousand Years of Longing (R)”
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin (Knopf, 416 pages)
If a great writer is someone who can take a subject like video games — loved by some, maligned by others, inconsequential to the rest — and use it to weave together a story that even the latter two Continue reading “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin”
Darryl Harper, Chamber Made (Stricker Street Records)
Here we have something of a culturally relevant item, a highly successful attempt to expand the racial boundaries of concert music, specifically chamber jazz, an organic style that sounds like high-end soundtrack music made with the barest numbers of personnel. In this case Continue reading “Album Reviews 22/09/08”
Zinfandel can accompany your meal from the grill
Barbecue, the quintessential way to entertain, to dine, to enjoy family and friends, can extend well into September and October. The fare is important, second only to your choice of company. In this season of sunny days and cool nights, it is Continue reading “For food cooked over fire”
Air fryers have been all the rage for several years, but maybe, like me, you have resisted buying one. The recipes do look delicious and healthy, but I also wonder if I need another sizable kitchen appliance that may not be used all that often. While I delay purchasing an Continue reading “Oven-broiled ‘fried’ pickles”
Abby Reed of Bradford is the owner of Abby’s Cafe (17 Bridge St., Henniker, 428-4455, find them on Facebook @abbyscafe), which opened in January 2020. A stone’s throw away from the center of New England College’s campus, Abby’s Cafe offers a variety of breakfast and lunch sandwich options, as well Continue reading “In the kitchen with Abby Reed”
A look at the 33rd Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
By Katelyn Sahagian, Curt Mackail & Betty Gagne
Seafood is the main attraction at the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival, which will also feature more than 40 food trucks and demonstrations in the culinary tent by Wicked Bites.
There will also Continue reading “Plenty of fish”
News from the local food scene
• Chili chowdown: Join The Goat Bar and Grill (50 Old Granite St., Manchester) for its first annual chili cook-off on Monday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m., to raise money for the New Hampshire State Firemen’s Association. Attendees will get to try a variety Continue reading “The Weekly Dish 22/09/08”