Arts & Living

Francestown: Labor of love

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Making something out of nothing. That’s essentially what art is. For fine craftworkers like Terry Miller of Jaffrey or Pat Thalhauser of Francestown, it is the essence of what they do — and the best part. Miller and Thalhauser are among 30 craftsmen and women and fine artists who will be featured this weekend during Francestown’s annual Labor Day festivities. … 0

MacDowell Downtown: Jazz composer, pianist Frank Carlberg presents Friday

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Music found among his father’s records eventually inspired Frank Carlberg to move from his native Finland to America where he could immerse himself in the … 0

Backyard birder: Nighthawks and broadwings crowd the skies

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I enjoy learning the vocabulary that comes when you delve into a subject, birds included. I’d thought “gregarious” referred to chatty, social people. I have … 0

Milford: music makes a difference

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Folk music has often been a force for social change. It’s been used to protest war, address political issues in both a satirical and serious light, and now, concert organizers hope it can help stop a natural gas … 0

Peterborough: Change is a good thing

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Change. It’s natural in a play. There are scenes changes. Characters develop. Heck, there are even costume changes. Not in “Stella and Lou,” at least for most of it. And that’s just the way Lou, a Philadelphian bar … 0

New Ipswich: Finnish duo sings at library

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — Vellamo, a folk music duo from Kokkola, Finland, brought a mix of traditional Finnish folk music and a selection of their own songs to a free concert at the Library on Thursday. Pia Leinonen and … 0

Peterborough: Dems to sell baked goods and produce

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Out in front of Harlow’s Pub on Saturday morning from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., the Peterborough Democratic Committee will present the Annual Bake Sale and Farmers’ Market. The event is billed as a chance to reunite with old friends, make new friends, and raise funds for local candidates. … 0

Peterborough: CVTC celebration

Friday, August 21, 2015

Contoocook Valley Transportation Company hosted its second annual A Summer’s Evening event at the end of July at the Monadnock Country Club. Fred Marple entertained the group with his unique brand of Yankee humor, telling tales about the … 0

Peterborough: Pair of poets visit the Toadstool this weekend

Monday, August 24, 2015

Poet Deborah Gorlin will be at the Toadstool Bookshop to read from and sign her latest collection of poems on Saturday, at 2 p.m. “Life of the Garment” was the winner of the 2014 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. In 1967 at the request of May Sarton, … 0

Concord: Auditions for theater award ceremony

Monday, August 24, 2015

New Hampshire Theatre Awards (NHTA) has announced auditions for its inaugural NHTA Performance Ensemble to perform two musical numbers at this year’s show and auditions for six hosts to share award presentation duties. Hosts and ensemble will audition … 0

Keene: Arts center opens season with kickoff party

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College will open its 2015-16 season with a kick-off party on Sept. 16, at 4:30 p.m. The free event, held in the Alumni Recital Hall, will offer food, a lobby exhibit … 0

Peterborough: Rec. Dept plans foliage trip

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Peterborough Recreation Department is planning an October foliage trip to Vermont. The Oct. 14 trip starts with lunch at the King Arthur Flour Cafe store and cooking school in Norwich, including a tour of the bakery, a cooking demonstration and time for shopping. Participants will receive a … 0

Peterborough: ‘Cowspiracy’ screens for free

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The film “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” will be screened at the Peterborough Community Theater on Tuesday, at 6 p.m. The film explores the devastating impact that large-scale animal agriculture has on the environment, and investigates the policies of environmental organizations on this issue. The documentary isn’t about discounting … 0