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Plymouth State student ensemble performances on April 29, 30 & May 6

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth State University Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance will host student ensemble performances April 29, 30 and May 6 at the Silver Center for the Arts.

The PSU Percussion Ensemble leads the way April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. The ensemble will perform music with a Latin American theme. The eight-member ensemble plays a vast collection of traditional western percussion instruments with a few surprises. Senior Zachary Stein, a music major from Newtown, Conn. will perform on a drum set suite designed to showcase his talents.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.

The PSU jazz ensembles comprise jazz veterans and newcomers who will showcase a varied program including Ellington, Beatles, Kenny Dorham, Freddie Hubbard, and original compositions during an evening of swing, groove, and more. The program will be held in Hanaway Theatre at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.

The PSU Chamber Players take to the Smith Recital Hall Stage Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. Chamber Players will include the piano ensemble, flute choir, saxophone quartet, clarinet choir, woodwind quintet and brass ensembles in this free concert.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 09:27

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Bingo games on May 3 to benefit Children’s Auction

GILFORD — Patrick's Pub is hosting Pub Mania Bingo on Sunday, May 3 beginning at 3 p.m. in their newly renovated Emerald Room. Proceeds will benefit Pub Mania and the Children's Auction.

Judi Taggart, Tagg Team Pub Maniacs Co-Captain, would like to thank Patrick's for hosting this community gathering and local businesses for offering a variety of items for prize packages.

"Bingo games move along quickly as bingo cards have only 3 playing cards to cover to win. We've gathered prizes that will make perfect gifts for Mother's Day, including two chances to win a one-night stay offered by Mill Falls at the Lake and aerial treetop adventure excursion tickets at Gunstock," said Taggart.

In addition to two cash jackpots, gift certificates and prizes will be awarded from Alterations Plus, Angels in the Attic, Café Déjà Vu, Center for Therapeutic Massage, Clarks, Crazy Gringo, Dairy Queen/OJ, Fire Cleanup Services, Fratello's or Homestead, Funspot, Giuseppe's Pizzeria, Gunstock Mountain Resort, Hanaway Theatre/PSU, Hannaford, Hart's Turkey Farm, Heaven Scent Design, Lyons' Den Restaurant & Tavern, Mill Falls at the Lake, Papa Gino's, Patrick's Pub, Pizza Express, Sawyer's Dairy Bar, Scentsy by Eileen Burnell, Shaw's, Shooter's Tavern & Pizzeria, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, T-Bones/CJ's, Walmart, Wine'ing Butcher, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Yikes Gallery and 405 Pub & Grill.

A $1 donation per bingo game card is requested, with cash games offered at $5 per bingo card. There is no admission fee. For more information, visit www.patrickspub.com, the Pub Maniacs Facebook group page, or contact Taggart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 493-9524.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 09:17

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Lakes Region Singers performing spring concerts on May 15 & 17 at Methodist Church in Gilford

GILFORD ­­— The Lakes Region Singers will present a new program on Friday evening, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 17, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Route 11­A in Gilford.

The concerts are open to the public and will include performances by both the Youth Chorus and the Adult Chorus. A suggested donation of $8 per person or $15 per family of four will be taken at the door to help cover expenses.

The Adult Chorus will treat listeners to some rousing swing tunes such as "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing," "Blue Skies," "All the Things You Are," and "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie." They will also offer medleys from familiar Broadway musicals like West Side Story and Ragtime.

The Youth Chorus will feature "Let It Go" from the movie Frozen, "Bein' Green" from The Muppet Show, and a dance­choreographed version of "Surfin' USA." 

The program will close with both choruses performing an inspiring arrangement of the Rodgers & Hammerstein favorites "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "Climb Every Mountain."

Instrumental soloists Rich Landry on drums and Cody Reynolds on bass will add to the vitality of several swing pieces, and Alison Witham will lend her talents once again on the flute. The chorale will be accompanied by the piano expertise of Kelly Cleveland of Belmont.

Directed by Karen Jordan of Laconia, the Lakes Region Singers have been entertaining this area with spring and winter concerts since 1992. The chorale consists of nearly 40 dedicated singers from Laconia, Gilford, Gilmanton, and Belmont.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 09:10

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Mahadin Music Festival coming to Meadowbrook

GILFORD —  Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook brings the Mahadin Music Festival featuring The Dirty Heads, John Butler Trio, Soja and Fear Nuttin' Band to Gilford on July 22.

The Dirty Heads bring the Sound of Change to the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee with their evolving reggae-rock roots. Co-headlining Mahadin is The John Butler Trio. An eclectic jam band from Australia, led by guitarist and vocalist John Butler, the band has defeated the industry odds and released five independent studio albums, which include 8 Top 40 hits.

Joining Dirty Heads and John Butler Trio on the main stage is Soja and Fear Nuttin' Band. The 8-member band Soja, with its pop-reggae roots, is American Grammy nominated and has released several singles, albums and DVD's.

Tickets range from $25.50 to $48.75 and can be obtained by calling the Box Office at 603-293-4700 or log on to www.BankNHpavilion.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 08:45

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