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St. Mark's hosting Elisabeth Von Trapp concert Saturday

ASHLAND — Elisabeth Von Trapp, granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired "The Sound of Music", will present a concert on Saturday, September 21 at 7 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

Elisabeth she has been singing professionally since childhood and has enthralled audiences from European cathedrals to Washington's Kennedy Center. There is no charge for this concert, but a free-will offering will be taken. There will be an opportunity after the concert to meet Elisabeth, purchase CD's and enjoy some refreshments.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 08:14

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Jazz Great Delfeayo Marsalis at Pitman's Friday night

LACONIA — Jazz great Delfeayo Marsalis will perform at Pitman's Freight Room with local jazz musicians, including Paul Beaugelais on guitar, Mike Alberici on sax and CJ Thomas on bass Friday, September 20 at 8 p.m.

Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor, he is one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.

In January 2011, Delfeayo and the Marsalis family (father Ellis and brothers Branford, Wynton and Jason) earned the nation's highest jazz honor – a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award.

In addition to his life as a jazz musician and author, Delfeayo has been involved in work as an educator. In 2004, he earned an MA in jazz performance at the University of Louisville and was conferred a doctorate by New England College in 2009. Marsalis served as director of the Foundation for Artistic and Musical Excellence summer program in Lawrenceville, New Jersey (1998-2002), founded the Uptown Music Theatre in 2000, and implemented its Kidstown After School in three New Orleans grammar schools in 2009. He has composed over 80 songs that help introduce young people to jazz.

The Kid Jazz Band will open the show with popular swing music.

For reservations call 603-527-0043 or 603-494-3334 or email info@pitman'sfreightroom.com.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 01:41

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Laconia author to discuss self-publishing Saturday at New Durham Library

NEW DURHAM — J.P. Polidoro, Laconia author, is the guest at the New Durham Public Library on Saturday, September 21 at 1 p.m. and will speak on writing, self-publishing and self promotion of books.

Jack Polidoro has authored eight novels to date with another one in progress for 2014. Information on Polidoro's novels can be found in www.longtailpublishing.com or on Amazon.com. Polidoro encourages those who aspire to get the written word out there, to attend the discussion and Q&A session, open to anyone free of charge.

For further information, contact The New Durham Public Library at 859-2201.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 September 2013 10:53

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'Better Choices, Better Health' workshop at LRGHealthcare

LACONIA — Local residents can learn how to manage their symptoms/disease with the Better Choices, Better Health workshop presented by LRGHealthcare. Free sessions are available at Franklin Regional Hospital each Wednesday, beginning September 18 through October 23 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., and at the Taylor Community, Woodside each Wednesday, October 30 through December 11 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Those attending the workshops will apply skills for living a full, healthy life with a chronic condition, learn to set weekly goals and develop a practical step-by-step plan for improving health and quality of life.

Workshop leaders will guide participants through this proven program developed by the Stanford University School of Medicine. These sessions are ideal for anyone living with a chronic health condition or a caregiver of someone with a chronic health condition.

For more information or to register for this upcoming workshops, please call LRGHealthcare Education Services at 527-7120.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 September 2013 10:51

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