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New Gary Burton Quartet to open Silver Series at Plymouth State University

PLYMOUTH — The New Gary Burton Quartet, led by iconic vibraphonist and seven-time Grammy winner Gary Burton, will open the 2013-14 Silver Series for the Performing Arts on Sunday, September 15 at 7 p.m. at Plymouth State University. This undisputed king of the four-mallet technique has created a winning vibe alongside an array of musicians from Chet Atkins to k.d. lang and Chick Corea.
His new quartet features guitar virtuoso Julian Lage, rising superstar bassist Scott Colley and veteran drummer Antonio Sanchez. Dave Gelly wrote in The Observer, "It's one thing to be a virtuoso player, which he is, but quite another to create a whole sonic world with just four musicians. That's what Burton has been doing consistently for more than 45 years."
At 70 years of age Burton is rewriting the book on retirement with a new CD release. "Guided Tour" came out August 20 on Mack Avenue Records. He sought out original material from all the band's members, illuminating their wide range of cross-cultural music styles.
Burton's stature as the former executive vice president of Berklee College of Music in Boston caps three decades of life in jazz education, which coincided with his already busy career as a performer and recording artist. His reintroduction and expansion of the technique of four-mallet playing helped to create one of the jazz world's signature sounds.
Tickets for the New Gary Burton Quartet in the Hanaway Theatre are $35-30 for adults, $33-28 for seniors and $20-15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office. For more information or to purchase a ticket call 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 07:52

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Boat Museum hosting 8th Biennial Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta

WOLFEBORO — The New Hampshire Boat Museum is preparing for its 8th biennial Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta to be held on Wolfeboro Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee on Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14. This two-day event is filled with thrilling spectacle of vintage triple cockpits, outboards, Gold Cup racers, skiffs, and hydroplanes running in heats around a one-mile course from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Wolfeboro Regatta is regarded as one of the best venues on the vintage race boat circuit. Race crews are signed up to attend from as far away as Michigan, Florida, Mississippi and Canada. It is anticipated that over 40 crews will be present this year.

This year's Regatta is generously sponsored by the following museum supporters: Citizen's Bank, Shep Brown's Boat Basin, Watermark Construction, the Alton Bay Yacht Club, the J. Willard Marriott Jr. Foundation, Coco Engineering, Bradley Hardware, Lakes Region Restoration, Avery Insurance, NAPA - Wolfeboro Auto Parts, HK Powersports, Wolfeboro Car Wash and Executive Detail, Knight Security, Brock's Lumber, Sal's Advanced Automotive, Three Sisters' Country Store, and two anonymous donors. In-kind support is being provided by the Wolfeboro Inn, Dive Winnipesaukee, Andrews Marine Service and Reliable Crane Service.

There is no charge to watch the heats from the docks. For those wishing to view the action up close from the water, the Winnipesaukee Belle is offering rides departing at approximately 9:20 a.m., 11:10 a.m., and 1:20 p.m. There will be an additional tour at 2:40 p.m. on Saturday. The cost for these water tours are $12 per person. The special 11:10 a.m. two-hour lunch cruise cost is $30 per person, which includes a lunch buffet and beverages.

Evening receptions and dinners with the drivers and crews are open to the public. The events include a Thursday, September 12 cook-out at the Wolfetrap Grill and Raw Bar; a Friday, September 13 reception at the New Hampshire Boat Museum; and a Saturday, September 14 Awards Banquet at the Wolfeboro Inn. Those wishing to sign up for any of these evening events or wish to make reservations for the  Winnipesaukee Belle cruises by going on-line at www.nhbm.org or call the Museum at 569-4554


Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 07:48

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Laconia Parks & Rec offering dog obedience classes

LACONIA — The next dog obedience class facilitated by the Laconia Parks and Recreation Department will begin September Wednesday, 11 at the Laconia Community Center. A beginner program will be followed from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by an advanced program from 7 to 8 pm. 

The cost is $54 for the four week program. Dogs must have all of their shots before joining the class. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.

For questions and registration,  go to the Laconia Parks & Recreation Department's office at the Community Center at 306 Union Avenue or call 524-5046.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 07:19

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Author to speak at Minot-Sleeper Library Sept. 12

BRISTOL — The Literary Circle of Minot-Sleeper Library is pleased to invite the public to a free presentation by author Betsy Woodman on Thursday, September 12 from 6:30-8 p.m.

Woodman is the author of Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes released in 2012 and Love Potion Number 10: A Jana Bibi Adventure released just this August. Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes is set in the 1960's in a small Indian Hill Station in what is now Uttar Pradesh, India. Janet Laird (Jana Bibi), a Scottish woman, inherits her grandfather's house and moves in with her chatty parrot, Mr. Ganguly. When the town becomes threatened by a planned government dam, Jana and her new friends scheme to save the village.

In the newest Jana Bibi adventure, Love Potion Number 10, Jana, Mr. Ganguly the loose-beaked parrot, and the rest of the gang are back as their small town in India is baffled by an espionage mystery and a homemade remedy turns everyone's thoughts towards love. Jana's fortunetelling has brought a lot of attention to the small town of Hamara Nagar, and now all eyes are on the Scottish-born card-reader Jana. Some people, though, are not to be trusted, and Mr. Ganguly finds himself at the center of a potential kidnapping that puts Jana and her household on edge. Meanwhile, love is in the air and, thanks to Abinath's Apothecary, it's also in a bottle. Abinath has created Love Potion Number 10 that has Jana asking herself, is a new love possible at age 59?

Betsy Woodman spent ten childhood years in India, studied in France, Zambia and the United States, and now lives in her native New Hampshire. She has contributed nonfiction pieces and several hundred book reviews to various publications, and was a writer and editor for the award winning documentary series, Experiencing War, produced for the Library of Congress and aired on Public Radio International.

For more information about this free event call Rebecca Herr at 744-6526.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 07:10

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