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James and the Giant Peach Auditions for Kids

MEREDITH — The Winni Players Youth Ensemble is looking for kids ages 8-12 to audition for a play adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's classic, James and the Giant Peach. Auditions will be on Sunday, September 22 and Monday, September 23 at 4 p.m. with performances on December 6-8. Auditions, rehearsals and performances will all take place at the Playhouse's new facility at 50 Reservoir Road in Meredith.

The plot centers on a young English orphan boy who enters a gigantic, magical peach, and has a wild and surreal cross-world adventure with six magically-altered garden bugs he meets.

Rehearsals will be Sundays from 3-5 p.m., and Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. beginning September 25. Children wishing to audition should familiarize themselves with the story and parents should come knowing children's schedule conflicts for the audition sheet. There are speaking and non-speaking roles available, and families should consider in advance the size of the role the child is interested in. You need only attend one of the audition sessions. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 08:37

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Singer-Singwriter David Wilcox at PSU Silver Center September 27

PLYMOUTH —Acoustic Guitar Magazine listed David Wilcox as among the best of a brilliant crop of singer-songwriters to emerge in the late 80s when the magazine awarded him a silver award in the singer/songwriter category. Wilcox will bring his smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, creative open tunings and light blues inflections to the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Friday, September 27.

Wilcox said in an interview with Mountain Xpress, "The song has to offer something universal. I want songs that people can understand the first time ... I write songs with layers in them so they stay interesting over the years."
Wilcox is a poet and storyteller, "with a voice reminiscent of James Taylor and a husky breathiness more reminiscent of Nick Drake," according to Acoustic Guitar. He has recorded 17 albums in a career marked by personal revelation, wildly loyal fans, and artists such as k. d. lang covering his songs. He has been featured five times in Performing Songwriter magazine.
Reflecting on more than 20 years of record making and touring extensively around the U.S. and internationally Wilcox says, "Music still stretches out before me like the head-lights of a car into the night. It's way beyond where I am, but it shows where I'm going. I used to think that my goal was to catch up, but now I'm grateful that the music is always going to be way out in front to inspire me."
Tickets for David Wilcox's performance at PSU are $35 for adults, $33 for seniors and $20 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.

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5th Annual Tanger Fit for a Cure 5k already has record participation

TILTON — The Fifth Annual Tanger Fit for a Cure 5K Run/Walk presented by AutoServ will be held Sunday, September 22 starting at 8:30 a.m. at Tanger Outlets.

A record 750 participants have already registered for the 5K and registrations are anticipated Sunday. Proceeds from this event will again be kept local -- benefitting breast cancer awareness initiatives/women's imaging technology at LRGHealthcare.

Registration will take place from 7-8 a.m. Prior to the 8 a.m. start there will be a brief speaking ceremony featuring Tanger General Manager Eric Proulx; LRGHealthcare President & CEO Tom Clairmont; LRGHealthcare SVP of Administrative & Facilities Services Suzanne Stiles; and special guest speaker Pamela Ryan -- a 44-year old local resident who is undergoing treatment at LRGH (a Dana Farber-affiliated clinical trial) for recently diagnosed breast cancer.

The 5K will go off promptly at 8:30. The event will also offer educational booths, vendors, and a large pink ribbon for survivors and participants to sign.

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Gallery Space Hosts Bobotas Photography Exhibit (149 w/2 col. Karen)

 LACONIA — Photographer, Karen Bobotas will be hosting an Open House at the Gallery Space located at 27 Canal Street on Thursday, September 19 from 4-6 p.m.

Her works have been on exhibit since the beginning of September and can be seen until the end of the month. The event coinsides with the Market Place located just around the corner from the Gallery Space between U Frame We Frame and the Art Supply Shoppe.

Karen's photographs range from traditional topic images to creative abstract pieces. In every case her keen eye and subtle approach to each image is reflected in the exhibition. This is a perfect opportunity for the public to see and discuss the photographs with the creator of the images.

For details call the Gallery Space at 387-3687 or on Facebook ww.facebook.com/TheGallerySpace.

 

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Karen Bobotas (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 08:17

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