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PSU All New England Jazz Festival March 11

PLYMOUTH .— The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will host the annual All New England Jazz Festival for high school students on Tuesday, March 11 at the Silver Center for the Arts. The daylong program of workshops and rehearsals concludes with a 6 p.m. concert in Hanaway Theatre. 

Students are nominated by their directors and selected to participate in the daylong festival. This year's festival will feature two select student jazz ensembles directed by festival conductors John W. Jones and Mark A. Stickney. The Plymouth State University Jazz Ensemble will open the concert.

Dr. Jones is professor of music and director of the jazz ensemble at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. An award winning composer, Jones has been commissioned to write works for wind band, jazz ensemble and chamber orchestra. The Buzz Jones Big Band has toured Europe multiple times, and has released three compact discs over the past decade.

Dr. Stickney is assistant professor of music and director of bands at Plymouth State. He has served on the brass faculties of Salve Regina University and the Community College of Rhode Island, where he taught trombone, euphonium and tuba. He has performed with the American Band, Fanfare Brass, The Narragansett Tuba Quartet, and as a member of the Rutgers Wind Ensemble. As a conductor, Stickney has premiered a number of works.

Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and $7 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or 800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 09:44

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Executive Council Candidate Kenney at Kitchen Cravings Monday

GILFORD — District One Executive Council candidate Joe Kenney, a Republican from Wakefield, will be completing his ''Cup of Joe Tour'', which has taken him from Colebrook to Claremont to Gilford, at Kitchen Cravings next to the Lacona Airport in Gilford at 9:30 a.m. Monday.

The former Senator from District 3 began a tour of coffee shops and mom and pop restaurants promoting the New Hampshire Brand with an interesting twist during the primary in which he won the GOP nomination for the Executive Council seat held for three decades by the late Ray Burton of Bath. The twist was that the first person to post their photo with Joe on the Joe Kenney for Executive Council Facebook page at each location on the tour wins a free pound of coffee from a New Hampshire roastery.

It will be one of his last campaign stops before voters go the polls on Tuesday, March 11 in a special election.


Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 09:09

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LRCC Offers More Creative Pathway Classes

LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) is offering more Creative Pathway classes on Monday, March 17, and Monday, March 31, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

"Creative Pathway classes are designed to learn holistic living techniques in a fun, informal way," says Class Instructor, Laurie Mayhew (Laconia), a Reiki Master Teacher. "Lessons are informally taught while working on an individual creative project related to the topic. Materials are included in the price of the classes, $35 per class."

"Wish upon a Star" and "Healing Chakra Bell Chime," the first in the series of Creative Pathway classes, were offered in February and were very successful. On Monday, March 17, the next class in the series is "Spring Clearing." Students will discover some of the ancient techniques that can remove negative energy from their aura field and environment. They will participate in a four directions Shaman ceremony and receive a clearing and take tools home to use.

On Monday, March 31, Mayhew will help students connect with four of the powerful Archangels. Students will create a beautiful votive candle holder by using their own creativity and the colors of the four Archangels: Michael, Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriel.

For additional information and to register, call the College at 524-3207. One may also call toll-free, 1-800-357-2992. Students must be pre-registered by March 13 for "Spring Clearing" and by March 27 for "Angel Therapy."

Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 03:09

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Lakes Region Tea Party meeting on March 19

MOULTONBOROUGH — The next meeting of the Lakes Region Tea Party will be held March 19 at 7 p.m.at the  Moultonborough Public Library.

Topic of the evening will be local and state politics and what the party is accomplishing. There will also be more of the video on the Constitution. For more information, contact Peggy Graham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 10:06

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