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Tapping into the world of Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk inspires the kind of trembling adulation reserved for Morrissey and Robert Pattinson. His official Web site is called "The Cult."  
Bookclub of the Damned
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 28, 2011
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Review: Harbor Light's lyrical, poignant Love Song

Beane (Chris Curtis) is a kooky, moody recluse, who peers through peepholes, lives alone, and eats all his meals out of one tin cup.
Just say 'Yes'
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 27, 2011

Marc Cohn + Little Feat at Portsmouth's Music Hall


The first week of 2011 brings a couple of pop giants: Marc Cohn - who wrote one of the most unflappable FM songs in history...
By webteam  |  January 04, 2011

Chris Isaak at the Music Hall


Portsmouth's Art Walk should be well-enjoyed, too, buttressed at the Music Hall by a (rather steep - $75-90) set by the distinctly American rock star...
By webteam  |  November 30, 2010

Joseph J. Ellis reads from First Family at the Music Hall


Appearing in the Music Hall's "Writers on a New England Stage" series in Portsmouth, NH (28 Chestnut St, 603.436.2400) is Joseph J. Ellis, who writes...
By webteam  |  November 23, 2010

Simon Winchester reads Atlantic at the Music Hall


Simon Winchester, British-expat journalist and Guardian contributor, reads from Atlantic, his newest book of the history of the ocean's nautical explorations both welcome and otherwise,...
By webteam  |  November 03, 2010


Buika at the Music Hall + Kingston Trio at One Longfellow Square


The Spanish singer Buika, who with a limber, husky, and soulful voice sings over a medley of flamenco, copla, and rumba styles, performs at the...
By webteam  |  October 20, 2010
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Fall Film Preview: Underground big-screen shows

One of the happiest and most unexpected developments in local arts culture over the past year has been the subtle yet persistent proliferation of DIY and/or locally-oriented movie nights in the area.
The local film scene revs up for fall
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 17, 2010
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Fall Books Preview: Reading list

Even if you’re not back in the classroom, autumn inspires a desire to learn, to restore the intellectualism that was fried by too many beers and barbecues and sunburns. Fortunately, Portland is full this fall with opportunities to spark your smarts.
Smartening up the seasonal transition
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 17, 2010

"Sweetgrass" screens at the Music Hall


At Portsmouth's majestic Music Hall, tonight marks the first of just two opportunities (the other is Saturday) to see the striking, nearly dialogue-free documentary Sweetgrass,...
By webteam  |  June 02, 2010

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call — New Orleans at Portsmouth’s Music Hall


As we kick up our feet and enjoy yet another long weekend, it looks like another good day for the movies. One you’ll never forget...
By webteam  |  January 13, 2010


Tracy Kidder at the Music Hall


Pulitzer Prize-winning author TRACY KIDDER is the latest writer to be featured at the Music Hall’s “Writers on a New England Stage” series, which next...
By webteam  |  October 14, 2009

Keb’ Mo’ at Music Hall | MOOSE at North Star Music Café


Multiple-Grammy winner and modern blues titan Keb’ Mo’ is at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, at 7:30 pm, while the latest 7 pm...
By webteam  |  October 07, 2009