LACONIA — Lake Winnipesaukee is echoing with laughter this summer as Laconia native and funny man Bucky Lewis brings comedy and music back to Blackstone's Showroom in the Margate Resort on Friday nights throughout the summer.
The "Laughs on the Lake" series, in its second season, moves to Friday nights this season, and brings some of the best Boston based comics to celebrate laughs onstage along with one of New England's funniest: The Bucky Lewis Show. The shows are scheduled to start at 8 p.m.
"This is the best room in the whole region to see a show" Bucky Lewis states. "We decided to build on the success of last summer's shows on Thursday nights and move this year to Fridays, bringing in some very funny comedians also to make it a memorable laughter filled experience for locals and tourists alike. It's also exciting to have Sam Adams and Curious Traveler on board as partners in this summer series."
Bucky Lewis presents high spirited one-man show with a cast of many dysfunctional characters. "This summer is especially exciting, because I am in the middle of recording my 6th album: 'Loose Screws' with some very funny new routines and songs. The album will be coming out in the fall,'' Lewis says.
Joining Lewis onstage this Friday night August 2 will be Jim Lauletta, who has been headlining clubs, colleges and cruise ships for many years. He has been seen on NBC, HBO, Comedy Central and countless appearances in Las Vegas and Atlantic City
Tickets may be purchased on location at the door and by calling the Margate at: 603-524-5210. Tickets are $15 per person, and doors open at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets online and to find out the lineup, visit: http://themargate.com/comedy.html.
Bucky Lewis characters. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 06:16
LACONIA — The Larry Carsman Duo will perform at Pitman's Freight Room on Thursday, August 1 at 8 p.m.
Admission $12 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.
Master Song Interpreter/Jazz Guitarist Larry Carsman moved to Boston in 1971 to cofound the James Montgomery Band. Larry's influences span a rich and diverse range of vintage and modern artists including Mose Allison, BB King, Buddy Guy, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Jobim and Gilberto Gil. He selects and arranges great songs from traditional and modern Jazz , blues, classical, Brazilian, folk and soul.
He will be performing with saxophonist, bandleader, master teacher/performer, community activist, and photographer Arni Cheatham, who personifies the description of a local Jazz Hero in every way. Shortly after arriving in Boston from Chicago in 1969, he began staunchly advocating for local music as a founding board member of the Jazz Coalition, and as a stalwart of the Boston scene for more than 40 years, he remains totally engaged today.
During his 12 years as vice president of the Jazz Coalition Arni created, administered and secured funding for JazzEd, which aimed to bridge racial divides by bringing jazz into Boston's public schools during the desegregation process.
Larry Carsman (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 06:09
CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village will celebrate Mother Ann Day on Sunday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tickets are $17 for adults, $8 for children ages 6-17, children under 5 are free. Family rates are available. A special tour of the Shaker Women in Leadership will be given at 2 p.m. and is included in the price of admission.
Mother Ann Day is an authentic event originating with the Shakers themselves, in celebration of Shaker leader Mother Ann Lee's arrival in America in 1774. The Shaker Women in Leadership Tour will feature the stories of Mother Ann, Eldress Dorothy Durgin and Emeline Hart and will conclude with a dramatic vignette. The tour will be followed by complimentary Shaker rosewater cake and tea.
To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.shakers.org/events or call (603) 783-9511.
Last Updated on Monday, 29 July 2013 09:33
MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Heritage Commission will present a program on the history and future of the Moultonborough Grange hall on Monday, August 5 at 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Public Library. This program is free and open to the public.
The Grange hall was added to the State Register of Historic Places and included on the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance’s ‘Seven to Save’ list of endangered historic properties in 2012. Cristina Ashjian and Norman Larson, both members of the Moultonborough Heritage Commission, will provide an overview of the Grange hall’s history, review last year’s efforts to save the building, and discuss necessary stabilization work and planning now underway for the future re-use of this building.
Since the critically unstable structural condition of the Grange hall was discovered in June 2012, the Moultonborough Heritage Commission and the Moultonborough Historical Society, owner of the property since 2006, have partnered to take steps to save this landmark building and plan for its future in Moultonborough Village. The emergency stabilization of the building’s failing roof system was accomplished in October 2012, thanks to private donations and a generous grant from the Bald Peak Community Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation.
A building condition assessment and report with preservation guidelines was completed by Bedard Preservation & Restoration LLC in December 2012, funded in part by a grant from the NH Preservation Alliance, which receives support for its grants program from the NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP).
As discussed during the Plan NH ‘Community Charrette’ event held in July 2012, the Grange hall is one of a number of vacant or underutilized historic buildings in Moultonborough’s downtown with great potential to contribute to village revitalization. The Grange building now needs permanent stabilization work and a re-use plan so that it can once again play a vital role in the village center. For more information about the Grange call 476-8895.
CAPTION — Cristina Ashjian, Chair of the Moultonborough Heritage Commission; Maggie Stier, NH Preservation Alliance; Kathy Garry, President of the Moultonborough Historical Society; Steve Bedard, Bedard Preservation & Restoration LLC. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Monday, 29 July 2013 09:29
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