Arts & Life

PREP Talk: Michael Nadeau – Why you might pay more for electricity

07-19-2024 12:03 PM

It is possible to lower the cost of electricity while increasing the amount of renewable energy sources. Community power initiatives in the Monadnock region and elsewhere in New Hampshire have proven this. They have consistently been able to purchase...

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Backyard Naturalist: Brett Amy Thelen – Birds build nests in all sorts of places

07-19-2024 12:01 PM

Close your eyes and picture a bird’s nest.Did you imagine a cup built of twigs or grasses, perched on the branch of a tree? When it comes to bird nests, trees get all the attention, but nests come in all shapes, sizes and locations.Bobolinks nest on...

THEATER REVIEW: Peterborough Players present strong ‘Pride and Prejudice’

07-17-2024 2:19 PM


The stage that occupies the iconic Peterborough Players barn has been beautifully transformed into the interior of a 19th-century English estate for the third production in the Players’ 2024 summer season, “Pride and Prejudice.”Directed by interim...

AT MACDOWELL: Medal Day has something for everyone

07-17-2024 12:02 PM


If you have never been to Medal Day at MacDowell, you really ought to consider joining in the fun on Sunday, July 21. It’s a unique opportunity to speak with artists and see where their art is made before it reaches the museum, movie screen or concert...

Lenny Solomon headlines DubHub coffeehouse

07-17-2024 12:00 PM

DublinSolomon headlines coffeehouseThe next coffeehouse and open mic night at the Dublin Community Center, 1123 Main St., will be Saturday, July 20, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.A monthly sponsor provides the coffee, and sweet and savory snacks are...

The Kingsnakes to play Sunday series in Francestown

07-17-2024 11:33 AM

The Kingsnakes will be playing July 21 for a “Sundays at 4” free concert on the lawn of the Francestown Old Meeting House.The musicians will play American jazz/folk roots music from the 1920s and 1930s, with some calypso and island tunes thrown in....

Monadnock Center hosting Fairy House Day

07-17-2024 11:31 AM

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture will host its 15th annual Fairy House Day Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Guests can explore the center’s grounds to find handcrafted fairy houses and take part in fairy-themed activities. Natural...

The Park Theatre in Jaffrey spotlights Elvis

07-17-2024 11:31 AM

The Park Theatre, 19 Main St. in Jaffrey, will be celebrating Elvis.On Friday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m., the theater will present the movie “Viva Las Vegas.” On Saturday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m., Robert Black will perform an Elvis tribute concert.“Viva Las...

Acoustic Blues Revue coming to Hancock gazebo

07-17-2024 11:00 AM

hancockAcoustic Blues Revue coming to gazeboGuitarists Wendy Keith and Skip Philbrick will join forces as Acoustic Blues Revue, playing on the common at the Hancock Gazebo July 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. They’ll be accompanied by Ramsey Thomas on stand-up...

Monadnock Music schedules garden party

07-10-2024 12:05 PM

Monadnock Music will hold its annual Progressive Garden Party Saturday, July 13, from noon to 4 p.m., with a rain date of July 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Sites are Rosaly’s Farmstand in Peterborough, Cornucopia Project Educational Farm in...

DubHub hosting songwriting workshop

07-10-2024 12:04 PM

From noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, the DubHub/Dublin Community Center at 1123 Main St. will host a songwriting workshop given by veteran songwriters and recording artists Wendy Keith and Tom Smith.Keith’s and Smith’s recordings can be heard on...

Hillsfest Christian music festival is July 13

07-10-2024 12:03 PM

Hillfest, the annual one-day Christian music festival, is set to return to Lord’s Valley in New Ipswich Saturday, July 13.Parking opens at noon. Gates open at 1 p.m., and the festival begins at 3:15 p.m. The final performance is scheduled for 9...

Monadnock Underground offers a place for writers

07-10-2024 12:02 PM


Chris DiLoreto and ZoëWroten-Heintzmann had a simple goal when they founded Monadnock Underground (M/U)  in 2019 -- to create a platform for local writers, particularly new and emerging writers.Now in its fifth year, M/U has become a hub for area...

Electric Earth Concerts presents ‘Trois Frères’ in Jaffrey

07-10-2024 12:01 PM

Electric Earth Concerts presents “Trois Frères” on Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m. at the First Church in Jaffrey,  14 Laban Ainsworth Way.Three French composers come to life in the hands of pianist Mihae Lee and a band of eight musicians in the first of...

‘We Were Friends’ is hitting the road

07-10-2024 11:01 AM

Firelight Theatre Workshop founders Nora Fiffer and Jason Lambert will perform two episodes of their 12-part odyssey, "We Were Friends," in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s hometown of Concord, Mass., Thursday, July 18, at 6 p.m. at the Concord Museum.Written...

‘The Glass Menagerie’ auditions in Dublin start July 14

07-10-2024 8:30 AM

Auditions for “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams will be held at Dublin Arts and Muse Gallery on July 14 and 15.Available roles are Laura, Tom and the Gentleman Caller. Production dates are the first two weekends in November. For an audition...

Music in the Park in Peterborough begins July 12

07-10-2024 8:30 AM

The opening night for Music in the Park in Depot Park in Peterborough is Friday, July 12, with the return of the Sugar Kings – a Boston-based quartet known for traditional Afro-Cuban tunes, rumba flamenca and salsa.All concerts are free, and are from...

Tattoo to perform in Hancock July 11

07-10-2024 8:30 AM

The local roots band Tattoo, featuring the husband-and-wife duo of Fred Simmons and Leslie Vogel, will perform Thursday, July 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the Hancock Town Common.Tattoo was formed in the late 1970s in California, then moved to Oregon...

Francetown Sunday show features classical music

07-10-2024 8:30 AM

The Sundays at 4 program series at the Francestown Old Meeting House presents a free Monadnock Music classical concert on July 14 from 4 to 5 p.m.Founded by the late James Bolle, a resident of Francestown, Monadnock Music seeks to...

Ewing Arts Awards are July 18

07-10-2024 8:00 AM

On Thursday, July 18, at 6:30 p.m. at Keene State College’s Redfern Arts Center, The Keene Sentinel and Arts Alive will present the 10th annual Ruth & James Ewing Arts Awards.Named in honor of the late Ruth and James Ewing, the purpose of the event is...

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