ACONIA — The Diane Blue Big Bandwill be at Pitman's Freight Room on Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m.. Admission is $12.
Boston's Diane Blue is a soul-stirring vocalist, skillful harmonica player and a crowd-pleasing entertainer. Voted "Outstanding Female Singer" in The Blues Audience 2011 Readers' Poll, Ms. Blue is a soulful and sassy performer with a strong and energetic delivery, serving up her own spin on soul, blues and R&B. She won the 2010 Massachusetts Blues Challenge, earning the honor of competing at the 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.
Diane has played harmonica and/or sung with guitarist extraordinaire Ronnie Earl, as well as international performers Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson (former sideman for Muddy Waters), Big Jack Johnson (of Clarksdale, Mississippi) and Irma Thomas (the Soul Queen of New Orleans), among others. Ms. Blue tours in the U.S. and abroad as a featured performer.
Diane is joined by Johnny Blue Horn Moriconi (trumpet/vocals), Mario Perrett (sax/vocals), Joe Barger (keys/vocals),
Bobby Gus (guitar), Lenny Bradford Bass/vocals) and Jeff "Jungle Boy" Thompson (drums)
Catered dinner available before the show. Call for information and reservations. www.pitmansfreightroom.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 08:30
PLYMOUTH — More than 100 scholars will present their latest research on many aspects of medieval and Renaissance culture at the 35th annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum, April 25 and 26 at Plymouth State University. Plymouth State's forum is the oldest conference of its type in New England.
The theme of this year's event is "Authors, Artists, Audiences." Registration and coffee begins at 8 a.m. Friday at Lamson Library and Learning Commons on Highland Street.
The Forum officially opens at 8:45 a.m. following a procession from Rounds Hall to the Hartman Union Building Fireplace Lounge. The traditional opening ceremony will include music by the Plymouth State University Chamber Singers, just back from Carnegie Hall; a welcome by forum Director Karolyn Kinane, an opening poem by Festival Poet Laureate Phil O'Mara with Kinane, and an audience singing of Gaudeamus Igitur.
Public concurrent sessions are held in Boyd Hall, Lamson Learning Commons and Rounds Hall throughout the day Friday and Saturday on topics such as "Orality and Historiography: The Power of the Spoken Word in the Middle Ages," "Women Empowered by God," "Early Medieval Aesthetics," "Understanding The Canterbury Tales," "Sacred Art" and "Early Medieval France." Several undergraduate student panels are also scheduled.
Friday morning sessions are 9:30–10:50 a.m. and 11:05 a.m.–12:25 p.m. and a chainmail workshop by the student Medieval Society is scheduled from 1:15–2:15 p.m. at a location to be announced.
Friday lunch will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Frost Commons off School Street, followed by additional concurrent sessions from 2:25–3:45 p.m.
This years Forum Keynote Speaker is Rebecca Krug, associate professor of English at the University of Minnesota, who specializes in late medieval English literature and culture. She will speak on "Margery Kemp and the Lonely Reader" at 4 p.m. Friday, in the Hage Room on the second floor of the Hartman Union Building.
Krug is the author of Reading Families: Women's Literate Practice in Late Medieval England, and a number of essays including pieces in The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Culture and A Cultural History of Gardens in the Medieval Age. She is currently writing an essay about lunar gardening in the medieval and modern worlds and completing a book about Margery Kemp.
A reception follows from 5-6:15 p.m. at the same location. Dinner, for which tickets are required, will be at 6:30 p.m. in Frost Commons.
Saturday registration and coffee begin at 8:30 a.m. at Lamson Library and Learning Commons, followed by concurrent sessions from 9 a.m. –10:20 a.m. and 10:35–11:55 a.m. Lunch will be held in Frost Commons from noon–1:15 p.m. Afternoon sessions run from 1:30–2:50 p.m. and 3-4:20 p.m.
Information about the Forum is online at Plymouth.edu/medieval and on Facebook at Plymouth State University Medieval and Renaissance Forum.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 08:17
MEREDITH — Businesses have stepped up to the "Alumni 90th Challenge". The Challenge has gone out to local business owners to donate $90 in honor of the Meredith/Inter-Lakes Alumni Association and the celebration of their 90th Anniversary. Currently the following businesses have answered the challenge.
Three business owners that have taken up the challenge are "Real Green Lawn and Landcare", owner Dan Harris; "Bryant Paving", owner Leslie Bryant; and "American Pride Landscape Co." with owner Peter Richards. They are also alumni members who grew up here in Meredith and now have their own business in the local area.
Brian Allen, alumni member and owner of 'Cerutti Contracting, LLC' was also one of the first to take up the challenge, as was 'R. Joseph Dever Services', a property management and home maintenance business owned by Joe Dever. These business owners want to encourage all local business owners to take up the challenge!
The donation of $90.oo will be used to help support the three $1,000.oo Alumni Scholarships awarded each year to deserving seniors at I-L H S, as well as to help with the costs associated with the 90th Anniversary Celebration. Some of these costs include the recognition of the current 50 year Class of 1964, and the cost of maintaining the Alumni Loyalty Cup, which has been given out each year since 1929.
Everyone who is interested in attending the Annual Alumni Brunch please mark your calendars for June 1 from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. The special 90th Anniversary charge for this years event is $19.24 pp in honor of the Class of 1924, which was the class that began the association ninety years ago. Reservations are required by May 20 and checks may be sent to the Meredith/I-L Alumni Assoc., PO Box 1076, Meredith, NH 03253. Include your name, including maiden name if appropriate, that you would like for your name tag, as well as the class you were in. If you have any special seating requests include them along with your reservation. If you have any questions call Nancy Morrill at 279-6657.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 06:21
WOLFOEBORO — The New Hampshire Boat Museum's popular Boat Building Program this summer is offering two sessions of intensive boat building classes geared for novices who want to make either a canoe, kayak, paddleboard or Bevin's Skiff. And this year the Museum is offering a new option in the Adult/Family class: the opportunity to build your own Optimist sailboat dinghy.
Thanks to grants from a number of donors, scholarships are available for students in the Youth Program and families with children who participate in the Adult/Family Program. The scholarships are for youth or families who might not otherwise be able to participate due to financial considerations.
The deadline to sign-up for Boat Building is June 1. After that date, prices will go up. To learn more about the classes, costs, or the scholarships, visit the Museum's website at www.nhbm.org. or call the Museum at 569-4554.
The boats, which Museum volunteers start for the students over the winter, are from kits. People have the choice of building a
• One-person canoe
• One-person kayak (max 160lbs)
• 11' 6" Bevin's Skiff
• 12' 6" paddleboard
• Optimist sailboat dinghy
Costs vary, depending on the boat.
The two sessions available this summer are as follows:
• Adult/Family Boat Building will be held from July 12 - 20. This session is open to adults or families with an adult and child team. Depending on the type of boat selected, you might finish your boat before the 20th. The class runs daily from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
• Youth Boat Building will be held from August 4-15. This session is open to girls and boys ages 12 and up. In this course, you can choose to build a canoe, kayak or Bevin's Skiff. Scholarships to build the canoe are available for students with financial consideration. Scholarship details may be found on the Museum's website at www.nhbm.org. At the end of the session a special picnic and launching will be held on Lake Wentworth. The class runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 05:59
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