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Steep Canyon Rangers & Della Mae at Silver Center March 28

PLYMOUTH — The Silver Center at Plymouth State University presents a double bill of great traditional and progressive bluegrass by two of the most awarded and respected groups around when Steep Canyon Rangers and Della Mae come to Plymouth at 8 p.m. Friday, March 28.

Steep Canon Rangers won the 2012 Best Bluegrass Grammy for their album Nobody Knows You, and was named 2012 Entertainers of the Year by the International Blue Grass Music Association. Their nimble instrumental agility, tight harmony vocals and inventive songwriting is sure to make their recent album of original songs, Tell the Ones I Love a top hit as well. Examiner.com says "True bluegrass, when done well, is a thing of art and the Steep Canyon Rangers are the genre's current Rembrandt." Sample their sound at steepcanyonrangers.com.

While headlining festivals like MerleFest and Bonnaroo alongside the wide and crazy banjo player Steve Martin for part of the year, the Rangers continue to perform along as a quintet on radio, television and national stages (Steve Martin will not appear for this performance). With smooth vocals, smart songwriting, ferocious instrumentals and jaw-dropping harmony, the Rangers are beginning bluegrass to music lovers across the US and internationally.

It hasn't taken Della Mae long to become a sensation in the music world. Commanding a powerful collective chemistry with vocal, instrumental and songwriting talent to spare, the Boston-based combo mines time-honored elements to create music that is unmistakably fresh and contemporary. Della Mae proves again and again the endless possibilities found in the tried-and-true marriage of fiddle, fretboard and voice. Their lineup is a collection of promising young pickers: lead singer Celia Woodsmith, guitarist Courtney Hartman, bass player, Shelby Means, mandolinist Jenni Lyn Gardner and two-time National Fiddle Champion Kimber Ludiker are all seasoned performers who have won countless contests and shared the stage with the likes of Willie Nelson, Del McCoury, Leon Russell and Laurie Lewis.

Tickets for Steep Canyon Rangers and Della Mae in the Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center are $35-30 for adults, $33-28 for seniors and $20-15 for youth.

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Circus at Laconia High School tonight raises funds for junior prom

LACONIA — The Laconia High School Junior class will be hosting the Mike Naughton's Yankee Doodle Circus on Friday, March 14. Two performances will be take place in the Laconia High School gymnasium one beginning at 5:15 p.m. and the other starting at 7:30 p.m.

The circus will feature a spectacular show of magic, tricks, and feats with dog shows, jugglers, acrobats and more.

Cost is $18 for adults and $6 for children at the door. Tickets purchased online in advance are $14.75 for adults, and includes two free tickets for children under the age of 14. To purchase tickets online visit www.getcircustickets.com. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Laconia High School Junior Class prom.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 March 2014 10:36

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Blue Loon Suspends Midday Route to Laconia

OSSIPEE — Effective April 1, Tri-County Community Action Program will be suspending Carroll County's Blue Loon midday route that operates between McDonald's in West Ossipee to Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. The route currently leaves West Ossipee at 9:30 a.m., arrives in Laconia at 11 a.m. and is back in West Ossipee at 1:20 p.m.

Passengers should make other arrangements for transportation as of April 1. Any comments or questions may be directed to Beverly Raymond, Director of Transportation, Tri-County Community Action Program, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at 603-752-1741.

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Spread your Wings skating show raises funds for Maggie's Beat

LACONIA — Jennifer Tondreau and the Central New Hampshire Skating Academy presents the 11th annual Spread Your Wings and Soar Cancer Benefit Show on Saturday, March 15 at the Laconia Ice Rink. The performance will begin at 7 p.m.

Each year the Skating Academy donates all proceeds to a local family battling cancer or a local organization assisting these families. This year the Academy has chosen to support Maggie’s Beat a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in memory of Maggie Philbrook who passed away on February 2 at age 13 from Phabdomysarcoma, a rare pediatric cancer. The mission of Maggie’s Beat is to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. Children under 5 are admitted free of charge. For additional information visit www.cnhskatingacademy.org or call 226-5683.


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