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Zeke Martin and the Oracle Jazz Band performs at Pitmans on Jan. 30

LACONIA — Zeke Martin and the Oracle Jazz Band will perform at Pitman's Freight Room on Thursday, January 30 at 8 p.m.

Born in Brussels in 1973, Zeke Martin entered the world with a pair of drumsticks in his hands. Members of the band include Zeke Martin-Drums/Band Leader, Brian Eggleston - Keyboard, Pat Loomis - Sax, Joe Sumrell - Bass. The Zeke Martin Project has performed in many locations throughout the northeast region, including the Berklee Performance Center, The House Of Blues in Boston, The Black Repertory Theater in RI, Minton's Playhouse and Sweet Rhythm, in NYC and tours Malaysia yearly.

Additionally, The Zeke Martin Project has shared the stage with such star performers as The Neville Brothers, The Funk Brothers, Ali-Ollie Woodson from the Temptations, three time Grammy nominee Ski Johnson and Regina Bell. The Zeke Martin Project also just won New England Urban Music Award Best Jazz CD 2010. Currently, The Zeke Martin Project resides in Boston, MA and continues to perform along the east coast and in Asia.
Admission is $12 per person doors open at 7:30 p.m. BYOB. www.pitmansfreightroom.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014 10:29

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Retiring Plymouth Coach Chuck Lenahan will be honored

PLYMOUTH — There will be a retirement celebration held on Saturday, March 15 for Plymouth Regional High School's head football coach and athletic director Chuck Lenahan. The celebration of Coach Lenahan'sl ong and distinguished career will be held at the high school and starts at 4:30 p.m.

The celebration includes dinner, a video program and remarks from Coach Lenahan. Tickets are $30 each with a limited supply. Tickets can be purchased for $30 by contacting Janice Prescott at Plymouth Regional High School, 536-1444, ext. 3.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014 10:27

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PSU professor speaks on 'R2P: Why Libya? Why not Syria' Feb.11

PLYMOUTH — The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series at Plymouth State University will present CUNY Professor Thomas Weiss speaking on "R2P: Why Libya? Why Not Syria" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts.

Weiss is presidential professor of political science at the CUNY Graduate Center and director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies. He is also research professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. A leading expert on the United Nations and on humanitarian intervention, Weiss has written extensively about international organizations, conflict management, humanitarian action, the Responsibility to Protect doctrine, North-South relations, and U.S. foreign policy.
The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is an international security and human rights initiative to prevent and stop genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. Weiss will explore how decisions are made regarding whether, when, where and why to intervene to protect civilians.
A past president of the International Studies Association, former chair of the Academic Council on the UN System, and former editor of Global Governance, Weiss has authored or edited some 45 books and 225 articles and book chapters about multilateral approaches to international peace and security, humanitarian action, and sustainable development.
The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series was established at PSU in 1979 to bring a variety of speakers to the university each year to address the critical political, social and cultural issues and events of our time. The series is named for humanitarian and New Hampshire businessman Saul O Sidore.
The theme for this year's Sidore Lecture Series is "Whatever Happened to Ethics." The Sidore Series suggests that, "from hunger and the financial crisis in the U.S. and abroad to global warming, there is an ethical component to our failure in dealing with these issues." Series speakers will discuss the ethical and moral expressions of the problems of today, and potential solutions.

The next speaker in the series will be Chuck Collins, senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC. Collins will speak on "Inequality Matters: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It" Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at the Silver Center.

All Sidore Lectures are free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. A reception follows each lecture. Tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014 10:24

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Sled Dog Club Announces Concession Provider for 85th Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby

LACONIA — Steeped in tradition from the beginning in 1929, the Lakes Region Sled Dog Club is excited to announce its partnership with Chef Kevin Halligan, owner-operator of The Laconia Village Bakery and The Local Eatery restaurants, as the concession provider for the 85th Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby on February 7-9.

Chef Kevin Halligan is a very active member of the Lakes Region community. He believes in supporting locally and regionally sourced items and is committed to sustaining the vitality of economic growth here in the Lakes Region. He is a partner with the LNH Children's Auction, supplying his culinary creations to auction volunteers. Together with his staff, opened up The Local Eatery and hosted the Veggie Round Up Project fundraising breakfast, raising money to help bring fresh, local produce to families with limited incomes.

He was chosen by the Laconia Main Street Initiative and the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce to be the Grand Marshall of the 2013 Laconia Holiday Parade.

Established in August 2012, Local Eatery, a quaint local restaurant that seats 36 diners providing quality NH and New England products and produce, features a year-round menu using as much local food as Halligan can find. Chef Halligan is a 2002 graduate of the New England Culinary Institute, and owner of Laconia Village Bakery since 2007.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014 10:22

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