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Delfeayo Marsalis to Perform at Sant Bani School April 4

SANBORNTON — Jazz trombonist, bandleader, composer, arranger and producer Delfeayo Marsalis will take the stage at Sant Bani School's Studio Theater Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m.

Known for his "technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor..." (Leonard Feather, Los Angeles Times), Marsalis is "...one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation." (Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner.) In 2011, Delfeayo and the Marsalis family (father Ellis and brothers Branford, Wynton and Jason) earned the nationʼs highest jazz honor – a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award.

Marsalis has produced over 100 recordings for major artists including Harry Connick, Jr, Marcus Roberts, Spike Lee, Terence Blanchard, Adam Makowicz, Nicholas Payton, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and the projects of Ellis, Branford and Wynton Marsalis.

For this performance Marsalis will lead a quintet consisting of fellow New Orleanian Raymond Weber, Jr. on drums; along with some familiar names from the New Hampshire jazz scene: Jonathan Lorentz on tenor saxophone, Nate Therrien on bass, and Sant Bani School Performing Arts Department Chair Craig Jaster on piano.

Jaster, who organized the event, says this is the first jazz concert open to the public at Sant Bani, which is well known for its commitment to arts education and to an outstanding and long-running chamber music series. "Some years ago, Michael Cogswell, Executive Director of the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens, NY, came up and gave an outstanding lecture on Armstrong, which was extremely well received by the public. In fact, one enthusiastic audience member piped up that he would contribute if we would hold a jazz concert at the school. That enthusiasm was the spirit that got this started, and now a number of generous local underwriters, including White Park Dental PLLC of Concord and Eurasian Auto Works Ltd of Tilton have stepped forward to make it possible for our students and the community to hear--up close in an intimate venue--some jazz they are not going to forget."

Jaster, who has played with Marsalis on several past New Hampshire appearances, says, "not only is Delfeayo one of the finest trombone players out there; he is also a great entertainer who I guarantee will bring some New Orleans charm and humor, and plenty of warmth–and heat–to the bandstand, and if you ask me, we could use a little of that heat up here right about now!"

Marsalis will be giving a performance for the students in the morning before returning to the stage for the 7 p.m. performance. Tickets are $15, free to students 18 and under, and may be purchased in advance by calling the School at 603-934-4240 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014 10:19

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Visiting Artists Work on Display at Artistic Roots

PLYMOUTH — An enthusiastic group of art admirers gathered recently in downtown Plymouth to welcome the latest rotation of Visiting Artists in Artistic Roots new program. Guests were treated to meeting nearly all of the participants. Richard Wetterer, potter; Philip Parsons, lapidary; Wayne King, photographer, and Paulette Brace, printmaker, were all available to discuss the various aspects of their one of a kind creations.

Visitors were also able to tour the rest of the gallery and see the newest works available at the artist cooperative located at 73 Main Street in downtown Plymouth. "What a pleasure to approach the gallery on a winter evening and see it full of life, color, and visitors," expressed a juried member of Artistic Roots. "We are so pleased to have such talented artists join us for the four months of the show. Their work brings a variety to the wide assortment that we already offer."

Artistic Roots is a cooperative member-run gallery. "While membership isn't an option for some area artists, this new program allows us to temporarily include works of non-member artists. We are so happy with how the program is working for the gallery and our customers." reported Debbie Johnson, program coordinator.

Visitors also enjoyed a wide variety of finger foods, organized by Polly Bartlett, member-artist who specializes in weaving. The five current Visiting Artists will be displaying their work at Artistic Roots until May 31. Artistic Roots is open daily from 10-6 and also offers instructional art classes. Visit their website at www.artisticroots.com for more information.

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Owl Brook Turkey Hunting workshop April 19

HOLDERNESS — A free workshop covering the basics of hunting wild turkeys is being offered by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department on Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at 387 Perch Pond Road.

"This workshop is highly recommended for anyone looking for tips and techniques that may help them become a successful turkey hunter; whether you are a beginner or an experienced turkey hunter, this session is a great resource," said Tom Flynn, manager of Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center.

At the workshop, Dave Priebe, a Hunter Education instructor and Quaker Boy Turkey Calls pro staff member, will cover the basics of turkey hunting, turkey calling and turkey hunting safety. Fish and Game wildlife biologist Ted Walski will talk about the natural history and behavior of wild turkeys.

New Hampshire's spring gobbler season runs from May 3 through May 31. The state's youth turkey hunting weekend will take place April 26-27, 2014. Hunting licenses and turkey permits can be purchased online at http://www.huntnh.com.

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. To sign up for the workshop, or for more information, call 603-536-3954. To find out about course offerings at Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, get directions to the center, or explore volunteer opportunities at Owl Brook, visit http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm.

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Bestselling author at Bayswater Book Co. for April 29 ‘Tea and Talk’

CENTER HARBOR — Bayswater Book Co. of Center Harbor teams up with the Friends of the Moultonborough Library to kick off this season's Tea and Talk series with bestselling author Linda Greenlaw on Tuesday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. at the Moultonborough Library. Greenlaw will be discussing her newest book, "Lifesaving Lessons." Tickets are $30, which includes the book price, tea & treats prepared by a guest chef.
The only female swordfish boat captain in the country and a survivor of the real Perfect Storm, Linda Greenlaw was not a woman to shy away from a challenge. "Lifesaving Lessons" tells the story of fifteen-year-old Mariah – the greatest force of nature Greenlaw had ever encountered. In this chronicle of becoming a mother to a troubled teenage daughter, Greenlaw battles the gale-force winds of life with a teenager, helps Mariah navigate a tremendously complex legal system, and learns what it means to be a mother to a girl for whom it really matters.
Linda Greenlaw is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: The Hungry Ocean, the Lobster Chronicles, and All Fishermen are Liars. She was the winner of the U. S. Maritime Literature Award in 2003, and the New England Book Award for nonfiction in 2004. Greenlaw was also featured in the hit Discovery Channel series "Swords: Life on the Line."
Space is limited and time is short. RSVP required, reserve your ticket in advance and join us for a Tea and Talk with the Author on Tuesday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. at The Moultonborough Library.

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