Arts & Living

MONIFF hits town this weekend

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A years-long journey to escape war-torn Sudan and find a new home. The struggle to take a game from concept to reality. A deep look into the life of a local martyr. These are some of the subjects of the feature films featured this year at Keene’s Monadnock International Film Festival, which begins today and runs throughout the weekend. The … 0

Peterborough: Music and poetry come together

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Alice Fogel – New Hampshire’s poet laureate – listened to Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” hundreds of times. She concentrated on the feelings and images … 0

Backyard birder: The Earth Day imperative:

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Earth Day is next week. For over a decade, I’ve organized Peterborough’s Earth Day roadside litter pick-up as a Peterborough Conservation Commission project. Other town … 0

Dublin: Electric Earth brings singer Arnold to Dublin School

Monday, April 13, 2015

Electric Earth Concerts presents Chamber Music with Soprano Tony Arnold in the Kelly Recital Hall at Dublin School on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Arnold will perform a program of two works written almost a century apart. “Chansons madecasses,” … 0

Dublin: English country dance at town hall

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The fourth in a series of English country dances with the theme “Dance Around Monadnock” will be held at the Dublin Town Hall on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Allison Aldrich Smith will be teaching dances to appeal to all from novice to experienced dancers. Music will … 0

Lyndeborough: Poetry celebrated at Tarbell Library

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April is National Poetry Month and J. A. Tarbell Library will celebrate by encouraging a month-long poetry celebration. Adults and children in the community are invited to write a poem or illustrate a favorite poem. Any poem or illustration that is submitted to the library by Sunday will … 0

Peterborough: Jazz trio concert at RiverMead Sunday

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Stevenson Jazz Group will be in concert at RiverMead on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The group will take a journey through jazz in their 13th annual RiverMead concert. The concert, hosted by the Performing Arts Committee, is open to the public and free of charge. For more … 0

Greenville: Student semi-finalist in lit. competition

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library has announced semi-finalists for the 2015 Letters about Literature competition. Zachary Cassidy of Greenville was one of 68 New Hampshire students whose letter was selected out of 776 entries. Winning letters from three categories — upper elementary, … 0

ConVal: Theater group signs MOU

Monday, April 13, 2015

The nonprofit Contoocook Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center is moving forward with a fundraising campaign to bring a bigger and better theater to ConVal High School and the region. The group settled a memorandum of understanding with … 0

Peterborough: Brothers take first place

Monday, April 13, 2015

A panel of three judges sipped 21 varieties of maple syrup, closing their eyes between each taste to immortalize the syrups’ flavors. Meanwhile, several dozen audience members crowded around to sample the same syrups. This was the spectacle … 1

Jaffrey: ‘Frost Heaves’ star talks, well, frost heaves

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Where are the worst frost heaves in the Monadnock region? According to humorist Fred Marple, they are on Rt. 124 in Jaffrey. “We conducted a rigorous scientific study, which consisted of asking people what they thought,” says Marple. … 0

ConVal drama: Good Grief

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Procrastination. Loneliness. Fitting in. Societal pressures. Growing up. Book reports. Rabbit hunts. Airplane battles in World War I. There aren’t many places where you can find all those tough topics and more addressed, with a healthy dose of … 1

Jaffrey/New Ipswich: From Mad Man to romance

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Shannon Stirnweis got his start the same way as many young artists — by smearing paint on his grandmother’s newly-hung wallpaper as a toddler. A new retrospective exhibit centering around Stirnweis, a New Ipswich oil painter, at the … 0