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Arts & Living

ConVal: ‘Expressing the emotions behind words’

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A spotlight blinds Astrid Kipka. She steps to the microphone, drowns out any auxiliary noise, breathes in, and starts. “We are space between, the orange black blur, of a million monarchs, on their two generation migration, south to fir-crowned Michoacan,” she recites, accenting “Michoacan” with a Spanish accent. And while Kipka narrates “Zacuanpaplotls,” by Brenda Cardenas, Kipka loses herself in … 0

‘There are so many different things to try’: Local students take home art awards

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Armed with her camera, Mei Buzzell spent her summer in the halls of Jamaican schools, talking to children. And every time she would ask, “Can … 0

Jaffrey: Finding a spiritual home

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A year following the publication of “A Religion of One’s Own,” Thomas Moore says the book has garnered a lot of response, much like his … 0

Backyard Birder: Every piece of land has a story to tell

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Every parcel colored green on a town’s map of conservation lands has a story. It’s a story about choices made to hand land down to future generations unchanged. It’s about people and their connection to the land. The … 0

Keene: Women’s chorus invites singers for new season

Monday, January 19, 2015

Animaterra Women’s Chorus is inviting singers to join for a new season of song. The first session will be held at the First Baptist Church on Tuesday. A reception for new and returning members will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by a rehearsal from 7 … 0

Arts council offers online grant process

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The N.H. State Council on the Arts has announced for the first time applicants to its grant programs may submit their applications through an online grant process. Applying online eliminates the need for applicants to submit multiple copies of their materials, speeding up the application process and reducing … 0

Keene: British trio in concert at KSC

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A concert entitled “If Music Be the Food of Love” featuring the British ensemble Voice will be held at the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College on Wednesday, at 7:30 p.m. For their second North American tour, … 0

Jaffrey/Temple: Music minister celebrates 10 years

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Gene Faxon of Temple, minister of music at The First Church in Jaffrey, celebrated 10 years of music at the church by buying a seven-foot long Sassman harpsichord with an upper and lower keyboard. The instrument has a … 0

Jaffrey: Photo winners announced from autumn art show

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The winners have been announced for the photography portion of the annual autumn art show at the Jaffrey Civic Center. The show was held in two portions: photography and multimedia, which ran from Nov. 21 through Dec. 20. … 0

Swanzey: Winter arts festival at Cameron’s Winery

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A winter arts celebration with live music will be held at Cameron’s Winery on Saturday. The works of painter Tim Lockheart, sculptor Ed Wolski and sketch artist Aria Lockheart will be featured. Live music from 2 to 4 p.m. will be provided by Dan Fyffe and from 6 … 0

Peterborough: See the ‘Symphony of the Soil’

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

When it comes to growing healthy food, there’s only one place to start — the soil. So it’s only fitting that the Cornucopia Project’s new film series will start with an exploration of just that. The film “Symphony … 0

Sharon/Peterborough: Story of John Taggart’s music presented

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A history presentation, “The Music of John Taggart of Sharon,” will be offered at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture on Feb. 7, at 5:30 p.m. Randy Miller will tell the story of Taggart, based on “Recollection of a Busy Life, the memoir of John Adams Taggart … 0

Peterborough: Peace Treaty film screens Friday

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The documentary film “The Peace Treaty of Portsmouth: A Spiritual Perspective” by Amherst filmmaker Don Alusic will be shown at the Mariposa Museum on Friday at 6 p.m. Many people are not aware that in 1905, the U.S. hosted a peace conference in Portsmouth that resulted in a … 0