Arts & Living

Jaffrey: Good Fortune

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Park Theatre in Jaffrey and Monadnock International Film Festival are teaming up to present programing honoring Amos Fortune, an early prominent free black citizen of Jaffrey, whose influence on the town is still visible today. Fortune was born a free man in Africa, before being brought to America and owned as a slave of a Massachusetts tanner until he … 0

At MacDowell: Filmmaker opens 14th MacDowell season

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Filmmaker Katarzyna Plazinska will introduce her films and discuss current projects at MacDowell Downtown at The Monadnock Center for History and Culture on Friday. Plazinska, … 0

Peterborough: Players announce 2015 season

Monday, March 2, 2015

Seven plays including Broadway comedies, a classic farce, a screwball comedy, a contemporary drama and a “new” play by Shakespeare will mark the 82nd season … 0

Peterborough: Tesla author at Toadstool Saturday

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Vladimir Pistola will be at the Toadstool Bookshop to sign and discuss his novel “Tesla: A Portrait With Masks” on Saturday at 11 a.m. The influence of Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla is undeniable. His hundreds of inventions and … 0

Peterborough: ‘My Father’s Garden’ continues food series

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Cornucopia Project is continuing its Food for Thought documentary series with a screening of “My Father’s Garden” on Tuesday, at 6 p.m. The film, which will be shown at the Peterborough Community Theater, tells the story of two very different farmers who are united by their common … 0

Peterborough: Jazz history and concert presented Sunday

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Journey Through Jazz all-star jazz band will be in concert at the RiverMead auditorium on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The band will present a brief musical history of jazz music from its early beginnings in New Orleans in the early 1900’s and Chicago jazz of the roaring … 0

Hancock: Lefty Blue Musical Duo playing tonight

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lefty Blue Musical Duo offers an evening of new and old favorites at the Hancock Town Library tonight, at 7 p.m. Local musicians Brian Murphy on guitar and vocals and Monica Laskey-Rigrod on vocals will play an eclectic array of songs, from old standards to new musicals. The … 0

Keene: ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ on stage at KSC

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Keene State College Theatre and Dance Department will present a production of “The Phantom Tollbooth” in the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College beginning Wednesday. The Keene State production will use actors and puppets to recreate … 0

Jaffrey: ‘She’s the best mom’

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cynthia Greco was one of 28 parents to be honored at the 8th Annual Unsung Hero Parent Recognition Awards earlier this month. It’s a program that honors parents and caregivers who go above and beyond the call of … 0

Jaffrey/Rindge: SnoMoles hold fundraiser Poker Run on Saturday

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Monadnock SnoMoles are holding their annual Cookout and Poker Run this weekend. On Saturday, starting at 10 a.m., snowmobile riders can register for the Poker Run at 8 Hemlock Ave. in Rindge, on the backside of Lake Contoocook. Vehicles with trailers can park at the Contoocook Public … 0

Working it out: Local actors' workshop keeps the process alive and organic

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A vibrant arts scene — and in particular, the theater — has been the Peterborough area’s calling card for quite some time now. Community theater is all around, and the summer months abound with professional stagecraft at the … 0

ConVal: Fireworks display is back for July 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — After the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce was forced two years ago to cancel the Fourth of July fireworks display at the high school, the ConVal School Board is allowing the chamber to bring back this tradition. Except now, the crowd will have to watch the … 0

Jaffrey: Paintings displaying at JCC

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Oil paintings by Bill Schofield will be on display in the first-floor display cases at the Jaffrey Civic Center through March 12. At the age of 66 after his semi-retirement from Residential Resources Inc. in 2008, Schofield decided to paint for the first time. He has studied with … 0