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Contemporary Piano Festival at PSU on March 7

PLYMOUTH — The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will host the 17th annual Contemporary Piano Festival at the Silver Center Saturday, March 7.

The festival is designed to enhance the students' and teachers' exposure to music that was written in the past 100 years, according to festival director Professor Carleen Graff.

Students, teachers and guests will be able to hear numerous 20th and 21st century works performed during a competition, seminar sessions, a master class and an afternoon performance in the Smith Recital Hall by winners of the morning competition and PSU piano students.

The schedule includes:

8:30 a.m. Competition

11 a.m. Seminar: The Piano Music of Leonard Bernstein presented by Professor Graff

1:15 p.m. Seminar: Smart Pianists: How Playing Piano Connects to Learning presented by Angela Olszta.

1:50 p.m. Master Class with Professor Graff

3:15 p.m. Concert of Contemporary Compositions performed by winners of the morning competition and PSU piano students.

All programs are open to the public free of charge.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 11:25

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Fundraiser for Meredith Library at Hart’s Turkey Farm on Monday

MEREDITH — The Friends of the Meredith Library will host a fundraiser at Hart's Turkey Farm on Monday, March 2. Dine between 5-8 p.m. and tell the hostess you are there with the Friends of the Library. Fifty percent of the cost of the dinner will go to the Friends who help the library with special events, Ancestry.com subscription, Summer Reading, Museum Passes and much more.

For more information, contact Beverly Heyduk at 279- 1206.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 11:18

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Jason Spooner Band to play at Pitman’s on Friday

LACONIA —The Jason Spooner Band will perform at  Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street on Friday, Feb 27 at 8 p.m.

Admission is $15 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

This multi-award winning New England-based songwriter discovered his father's collection of eight-track tapes as a child and never looked back. After early exposure to songwriter legends like Neil Young, Paul Simon, Jim Croce and Van Morrison along with Motown heavies like Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight, Jason was inspired to start making the rounds on coffee house stages in his teens. Before long, Jason jumped head-first into the Northeast's burgeoning songwriter scene.

Jason's recently won the 2007 Mountain Stage New Song contest international finals at the South Street Sea Port in New York City. He was also a national finalist in the 2007 Starbucks Music Makers Competition. He toured the East Coast in the Spring of 2006 as part of the Falcon Ridge "Most Wanted" Preview Tour. Jason was honored as a 2006 New Folk Finalist at the renowned Kerrville Folk Festival in Kerrville, TX.

Jason handles Vocals, Guitar and Harmonica; Adam Frederick Bass, Vocals; Warren McPherson piano, keyboards, vocals; Reed Chambers Drums, percussion
Catered dinner buffet available before the show. Call 527-0043 for details and dinner reservations.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 11:13

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Meredith woman acheives hiking milestone



MEREDITH — Life-long Meredith resident, Sandy Keyser Price achieved a hiking milestone on February 11 by completing The Grid and became the Fifty-First finisher of the Grid.

The Grid is a hiking a term unique to New Hampshire's hiking community and is defined by summiting all of New Hampshire's 48-4,000 ft. peaks in every month of the year. This amounts to 576 climbs of the highest 48 mountains in the Granite State. Sandy's final hike was completed on the summit of Mt. Eisenhower via the Crawford Path Trail.

On this day she was joined by a contingent of 21 other hiking enthusiasts, friends and well-wishers.
What makes Sandy's accomplishment unique is that she didn't start hiking until she was in her late forties and then became a serious hiker after she was 60. She finished the Grid at the age of 69. Sandy is the oldest women to complete this feat.

She also thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail at the age of 60, has nearly completed the Long Trail in Vermont, and has summited all 67 of New England's 4,000 ft. mountains. She is currently attempting to hike the New Hampshire 48-4,000 ft. peaks in a single winter season and finish the New England hundred highest and New Hampshire's hundred highest mountains .
Sandy is a life-long resident of Meredith. She lives with her husband Hayward and is the mother of 4 adult children, a grandmother and great grandmother. Sandy is a realtor at ReMax Bayside in Meredith. She will continue to hike the mountains of New England with many of her hiking companions. So, if you are hiking on one of the many trails in the White Mountains you may run into this remarkable woman climbing yet another mountain.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 11:07

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