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NEWS

The ship Palanca Muscat arrives at the Port of New Hampshire on Sunday.

Oil/chemical tanker Palanca Muscat is expected to arrive at the Port of New Hampshire with a load of asphalt on Sunday, June 5.
The ship Harbour First at the Port of New Hampshire

The cargo ship Spiekeroog is in port, and oil/chemical tanker Harbour First is on its way to the Port of New Hampshire in Portsmouth.
Nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Hampton arrives at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

The nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Hampton arrived at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Wednesday to undergo maintenance work and system certifications. The crew's host community, fittingly, is Hampton.

MUSIC

"A Tiny Bit Eclectic" features bands from Portsmouth, NH.

The Seacoast's pool of musical talent is on full display on a new compilation released on Friday. "A Tiny Bit Eclectic" includes 14 tracks, all written and performed by Portsmouth-area acts.
David Liebe Hart is coming to Portsmouth, NH.

Talking to David Liebe Hart, it’s hard to differentiate between reality and delusion. During a nearly hour-and-a-half phone conversation, Hart shifted sporadically between a...

ART

Photography by Nancy Grace Horton is on display at Engine in Biddeford, Maine

Seacoast photographer Nancy Grace Horton's new solo show, "That's What She Said," opens on Friday, May 27, at Engine in Biddeford, Maine. The show is focused on gender roles and includes photos of local drag persona Bunny Wonderland.
Ned Roche, co-founder of Chases Garage in York, Maine.

After a winter’s worth of work, the gallery at Chases Garage in York, Maine, reveals unexpected connections among its artists. Although each studio is very different, common themes emerge when spaces and ideas are shared. Those themes are on display as the gallery kicks off its summer season with a new exhibit.

SCREENS

Review of "X-Men: Apocalypse" by Portsmouth, NH, writer Trevor Bartlett

In the latest installment of the X-Men film franchise, Marvel Cinematic history is altered, Oscar Isaac delivers a bizarrely bad performance, and Professor X preemptively admonishes us to forget everything we see.
Reuben, Reuben film review by The Sound

Video Vault recalls the masterful 1983 comedy-drama "Reuben, Reuben," starring Tom Conti.

FOOD

Ice cream around the New Hampshire Seacoast, southern Maine, and northern Massachusetts.

With temperatures rising in New England, it's always good to know where to find your nearest cooling station. Here's a town-by-town roundup of ice cream shops around the Seacoast, complete with links to their websites, contact info, and spring hours.
Ice cream from Rococo's in Maine.

Rococo Artisan Ice Cream's flavors include Nutella Cranberry, Strawberry Basil, and Goat Cheese & Blackberry Chambord Swirl. The Maine-based ice cream shop is expanding, with new scoop windows in Kittery and Ogunquit, a new retail location in Ogunquit, and a new production facility in Wells.

PHOTOS

 

Take a virtual stroll through the Cocheco Arts and Technology Academy in Dover.
photos by Ellen Foord

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CATA juniors Emily (left) and Saren (right) in the Jazz/Rock Band program. photo by Ellen Foord

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CATA music teacher Eric Turner (left) offers some pointers as students in the Jazz/Rock Band rehearse for a May 20 showcase. photo by Ellen Foord

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CATA junior Zachary (left) and freshman Ryan play saxophone in the Jazz/Rock Band program. photo by Ellen Foord

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CATA junior Jake plays bass in the Jazz/Rock Band program. photo by Ellen Foord

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Junior Alex transferred to CATA this year to focus on the music program. photo by Ellen Foord

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Junior Alex transferred to CATA this year to focus on the music program. photo by Ellen Foord

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CATA juniors Emily (left) and Saren (right) in the Jazz/Rock Band program. photo by Ellen Foord

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A detail of artwork by CATA student Micaila Hopkins.

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A detail of artwork by CATA student Alec DuPrie.

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A detail of artwork by CATA student Zoe Nelson.

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