No More Blue Tomorrows celebrates debut LP
Anyone searching for hope in the regional music scene will be heartened by No More Blue Tomorrows. The Nashua trio’s eponymous first album covers a bevy of bases, all of them well. The opening track, “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” pulses with Continue reading “Looking forward”
Local music news & events
• Active rock: A triple bill in Concord is topped by Any Given Sin, a Maryland quartet that can’t be pegged down to any single rock genre, though “Dynamite,” the track that helped them on SiriusXM’s Octane Test Drive a while back, lines up Continue reading “The Music Roundup 23/08/17”
Ultra-Processed People, by Chris van Tulleken (W.W. Norton & Co., 313 pages)
Is there anyone on the planet who doesn’t know processed food is bad for you? Probably not, but as it turns out, there’s something even worse — ultra-processed food, which Chris van Tulleken eviscerates, along with Continue reading “Ultra-Processed People, by Chris van Tulleken”
Bluphoria, Bluphoria (Edgeout Records/UMe)
I’m late to the ball by a couple of months on this one, the debut LP from this northern California-based alt-rock band, whose guitarist/frontman Reign LaFreniere is a Black dude who grew up on stuff like Hendrix, Dylan, James Brown, Pink Floyd and whatnot; he’s all Continue reading “Album Reviews 23/08/17”
I think that it’s fair to say that Florida doesn’t have the best reputation.
Take, for example, the “Florida Man” game. If you’ve never tried this, your eyebrows are about to rise higher than you ever suspected was possible. Open an internet search engine, and enter the term “Florida man” Continue reading “Miami Dancehall Cocktail”
Cultural fest brings food, music and dance
By Jill Lessard
African/Caribbean and Latino cultures come together for a multi-sensory celebration featuring mouth-watering food, vibrant music and engaging entertainment at the 2023 We Are One Festival Saturday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Continue reading “Many flavors at We Are One”
Mahrajan returns to Our Lady of the Cedars Church
With food, music, dancing, games and even a petting zoo, Our Lady of the Cedars Church’s Mahrajan food festival is just what the Arabic phrase translates to: a wicked good time. This year the festival will be held Friday, Aug. 18, Continue reading “A wicked good time”
News from the local food scene
• Brookford Farm’s International Food Festival: Don’t miss the International Food Festival at Brookford Farm (250 West Road in Canterbury, brookfordfarm.com) on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. Recipes from nationalities represented by the staff at Brookford Farm will be featured, such Continue reading “The Weekly Dish 23/08/17”
Quilt shop owner
Francine Ruel owns and runs Paradise Quilting in Concord.
Explain your job and what it entails.
Our day basically involves opening up, preparing my staff and, depending on the day, activities like our usual Friday Facebook Live. Our primary focus is on ordering fabric and completing projects. Continue reading “On The Job – Francine Ruel”
My wife and I spotted this set of items at an estate sale in Manchester. They were in the old kitchen, where there were many types of baking molds. But we’re not sure about these.
They are very heavy metal and seem to be more decorative than utilitarian. Continue reading “Treasure Hunt 23/08/17”