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Mr. Nick and the Dirty Tricks at Pitman's Friday night

LACONIA — Friday September 13 at 8 p.m. Pitman's Freight Room will host Mr. Nick and The Dirty Tricks:

The group unites veteran musicians Nick David (a.k.a. Mr. Nick), "Lonely" Gus Carlson, Teddy B. (Bukowski) and Rick Rousseau for one of the region's most formidable live outfits in any genre.

But their hearts belong to blues. Real blues. They play elegant, stomping and swinging classics like Little Walter's "Mellow Down Easy," Howlin' Wolf's "300 Pounds of Joy" and Wynonie Harris' "Good Morning Judge." Their bag of originals is a mix of rhumbas, jump blues, and boogies they're developing for a debut album and currently taking to legions of fans in New England.

"This band is a killer outfit," says David. And that's the truth. Everything comes together when they play: their deep mutual understanding and knowledge of blues, their originality and depth as players, and the band's ability to put on a great show that brings people to their feet.

Admission $12, doors open at 7:30 p.m. and Pitman's is a BYOB Venue. For more information check the website www.pitmansfreightroom.com or call 603-527-0043.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 09:54

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Two Old Friends musical performance at Moultonborough library Thursday

MOULTONBOROUGH — Emery Hutchins and Jim Prendergast present the performance Two Old Friends, on Thursday, September 12 at 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Public Library.

The performance represents the American experience in a real and vibrant way. It demonstrates how American music is really an amalgamation of musical styles. There are American blues pieces juxtaposed with Irish jigs and reels, as well as "shout tunes" and plaintive ballads. Original melodies, songs and stories by the artists are part of a performance that tells the story in music of loss and renewal, despair and hope, anguish and joy that is the story of the Irish and of every other group of people who have traveled to America.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 09:35

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All Things Coffee at Festival in Downtown Laconia Saturday

LACONIA — The Main Street Initiative aims to wake up downtown by staging the first ever New Hampshire Coffee Festival sponsored by the Bank of New Hampshire this Saturday, September 14, from 1 - 5 p.m.

John Moriarty, president of the organization, said that as home to three coffee roasting enterprises, Laconia was the ideal venue to celebrate one of the most popular beverages in the world. Altogether nine coffee roasters will be among the more than two dozen vendors at the event offering coffee in all its many guises as well as "everything coffee," including popcorn, cup cakes, ice cream and even soap.

Entertainment will feature the music of the Jonathan Lorentz Trio playing their own brand of what Moriarty called "coffee house jazz." The Grace Capital Church will stage the "Java Games," a series of coffee sack races, coffee bean bag tossing and coffee tic-tac-toe capped by a coloring contest. "There is something for all ages," Moriarty said.

A symposium, headed by Claudia Barrett of CQ Coffee Roasters of Bedford, a licensed Q grader accredited by the Coffee Quality Institute, who will explain the chemistry and alchemy of coffee while offering advice on how to brew the perfect pot. D Squared Java of Exeter will present an exhibition and host a competition of "latte arts," or carving decorations to embellish a cup of latte.

Moriartiy said that "building community before commerce is the mantra of the Main Street Initiative and a festival celebrating the most social and convivial of drinks provides an occasion for people to come together and share a common experience. At the same time, he said that the festival is part of the Main Street Initiative's fundraising campaign, which aims to enhance the holiday lighting downtown as well as provide a scholarship to a start-up business.

 

CAPTION:

Nate, 13, and Derek, 11, who work with their Dad, Jim Daubenspeck, at his Main Street shop, LaBelle's Shoe Repair, sneak in some intense training for the coffee bean sack race. The race will be one of the premier contests of the Java Games, a family-friendly component of the inaugural, statewide, N. H. Coffee Festival to be held Saturday, September 14 in Downtown Laconia. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 09:33

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Mid-State Coordinating Council meeting tonight

LACONIA — The Mid-State Coordinating Council (RCC) will hold its next meeting this afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library in the auditorium.

The RCC is focused on increasing transportation options for the region's residents and visitors and enhancing coordination of those services. The Mid-State region consists of Belknap County, Merrimack County (excluding Hooksett) and the towns of Deering and Hillsborough from Hillsborough County.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting. For more information please call David Jeffers, Regional Planner, Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 09:56

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