LACONIA — The Laconia Human Relations Committee in cooperation with the Laconia Public Library presents The Color of Paradise, Monday, September 9 at 6:45 p.m. This starts a new season in the International Film Series shown monthly at the Laconia Public Library.
Mohammed is a student at a special school for blind children in Tehran. His mother is dead, and his father, Hashem, earns a meager wage working in a charcoal producing plant. He sometimes considers abandoning the boy. He is shamed and burdened by Mohammed's blindness because he is afraid that his new bride will think the boy is a bad omen for their marriage.
He is the last student to be picked up for summer vacation. However, Mohammed happily roams the beautiful hills of his village during his vacation. He touches and feels the nature around him, counting the sounds of animals, and imitating them. He displays a unique attitude towards nature, and seems to understand its rhythms and textures as a language. Mohammed wants to see God. Paradise is another name for God. The color of paradise is the color of God.
Mohammed goes to the local school with his sisters and reads the lessons from his textbook in Braille, which amazes the children and the teacher. The sights and sounds of family life in the countryside of Iran are central to the experience of Mohammed and his family.
Mohammed's grandmother is heartbroken when she learns that Hashem wants to give Mohammed away. He is given to a blind carpenter for mentoring. The tension between Hashem and Mohammed is the mixture of love and shame that tests Hashem. This 1999 film was made in Iran and directed by Majid Majidi.
Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 08:08
LACONIA — The Griggs-Wyatt Post American Legion will hold a 'We Will Remember'' commemoration September 11 at noon at Hesky Park in Meredith.
Master of ceremonies for the program will be Pat Kelly of Binnie Broadcasting. The program will include a posting of colors by the American Legion Post 33 Honor Guard and the National Anthem sung by 12-year-old Molly Brown.
Speakers will include Governor Maggie Hassan, Police Chief Kevin Morrow, Fire Chief Ken Jones, Chairman of the Board of Selectman Nat Torr and Griggs-Wyatt American Legion Post Commander Bob Kennelly.
Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 07:58
ALTON — The Alton Bay Christian Conference Center (ABCCC) will be celebrating its 150th birthday on Saturday, September 7.
In celebration of the center's 150 years, there will be a Praise Service at 10:30 a.m. featuring special music, congregational singing, special greetings, power point presentations, and short testimonials. Reverend Ron Thomas, Executive Director of the Advent Christian General Conference of America, Charlotte, North Carolina will be one of the special guests.
At 12:30 p.m. a luncheon will be served. The Birthday Party celebration will be held at 1:30 p.m. and will feature cake and ice cream.
All are welcome to take part in the event as community “Thanks God for the Past, Celebrates this Special 150th Birthday, and Trusts God for the Future”.
For more information call 603- 875-6161.
Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 07:54
PLYMOUTH — The New Gary Burton Quartet, led by iconic vibraphonist and seven-time Grammy winner Gary Burton, will open the 2013-14 Silver Series for the Performing Arts on Sunday, September 15 at 7 p.m. at Plymouth State University. This undisputed king of the four-mallet technique has created a winning vibe alongside an array of musicians from Chet Atkins to k.d. lang and Chick Corea.
His new quartet features guitar virtuoso Julian Lage, rising superstar bassist Scott Colley and veteran drummer Antonio Sanchez. Dave Gelly wrote in The Observer, "It's one thing to be a virtuoso player, which he is, but quite another to create a whole sonic world with just four musicians. That's what Burton has been doing consistently for more than 45 years."
At 70 years of age Burton is rewriting the book on retirement with a new CD release. "Guided Tour" came out August 20 on Mack Avenue Records. He sought out original material from all the band's members, illuminating their wide range of cross-cultural music styles.
Burton's stature as the former executive vice president of Berklee College of Music in Boston caps three decades of life in jazz education, which coincided with his already busy career as a performer and recording artist. His reintroduction and expansion of the technique of four-mallet playing helped to create one of the jazz world's signature sounds.
Tickets for the New Gary Burton Quartet in the Hanaway Theatre are $35-30 for adults, $33-28 for seniors and $20-15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office. For more information or to purchase a ticket call 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869.
Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 07:52
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