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Music comes full circle for Puleo family at Tavern 27

LACONIA — Sunday, November 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., local Jazz pianist Michael Puleo will play at Tavern 27,  some 40 years after his father played there.

Puleo, a graduate of Belmont High School, just returned to the area after living and playing out west for the past couple of years. A former drummer with the Belmont High School Band, Puleo studied at Concord Community Music School and has been playing Jazz piano for about seven years.

"I am excited to have the opportunity to play at Tavern 27. In the early 70's, my dad would bring his electric Wurlitzer piano and play when this place was the (Aquadahtan Fireside Restaurant," states Puleo. Michael will be playing Tavern 27's George Steck grand piano that is estimated to be 130 years old.

Tavern 27 opens at 11 a.m. on Sundays and will have the full menu available as well as brunch specials for the event. Reservations are recommended, 603-528-3057. Tavern 27 is located at 2075 Parade Road, Laconia.

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Advice To The Players Holding Auditions for Shakespeare's Richard III

SANDWICH — Advice To The Players is looking for professional, community and student actors for its production Richard III. Open auditions will be on Sunday, November 17 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the upstairs theater at the Sandwich Town Hall.

The production will run from March 7- 23, 2014 and will be performed at the Town Hall Theater in Sandwich, at Your Theatre in North Conway and at several area high schools.

Directed by company veteran and Plymouth State University graduate Andrew Codispoti, Richard III is the personal and autobiographical story of a consummate trickster brilliant enough to get away with it -- almost to the very end. "Richard is akin to other archetypal tricksters:" states Codispoti, "Loki, Coyote, and even Shakespeare's own Puck or Ariel. Like these, he is a shapeshifter, assuming the needed role for every situation."

Advice To The Players is a unique organization that uses professional, community and student actors in its productions and all are welcome to try out. Bring a resume and a headshot if you have them and be prepared with one serious and one comic piece totaling three minutes. To schedule, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information go to www.advicetotheplayers.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013 09:39

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Bed & breakfast in Sanbornton offers a little R & R to military couples

SANBORNTON — The Lake House at Ferry Point Bed and Breakfast is once again marking Veteran's Day by offering active and retired military couples a complementary night at the Inn.

"Last year we opened the entire Inn to veterans to enjoy the night on us, and it was so popular that we could have filled the Inn ten times over" said John Becker, Owner/Innkeeper of the Lake House. John and Cindy Becker, who purchased the Inn on November 1, 2011, are joining nearly 250 innkeepers across the United States, and hundreds of Canadian innkeepers to honor veterans on November 11th in the Annual B&B for Vets celebration.

Active and retired military couples will be treated to a complimentary overnight stay on Veteran's Day followed by the Lake House's renown full, multi course breakfast. This year, the Lake House is teaming up with Cindy O'Leary at Experience Squam, www.experiencesquam.com to offer complementary "On Golden Pond" boat tours of Squam Lake for the Veterans staying at the Lake House. During the tour, guests will be treated to stops at all of the movie locations, including the Cottage, the secret fishing holes, and "Purgatory Cove," all made famous in the movie.

"We are excited to join with the Lake House to make B&B for Vets even more special,." Said O'Leary." "It is our way of giving back, and saying 'thank you' for your service to our Country."

John and Cindy both have a strong family history of military service. "My father and John's served in the Army during Korea, and both of my Uncles served, one in the Army, the other in the Marines, and John Served in the Navy," said Cindy. We honor the service of our military men and women, both retired and active, and are glad to be able to do our small part in recognizing their sacrifices."

Active military and veterans interested in reserving a room for the B&Bs for Vets promotion are asked to contact the Lake House at Ferry Point directly at www.lakehouseatferrypoint.com. To see a complete list of participating inns and B&Bs in the U.S. and Canada, visit www.bnbsforvets.org or www.bbcanada.com/bbforvets.

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"The Free-Time Project" on view at The Studio through end of the Year

LACONIA — Artist Kate Lemay is busy. She has two young children, a full-time job and 24-7 responsibilities. One doesn't expect that "free time" enters much into her life.

Yet in 2012, she set a goal to create 4,000 small paintings, intimate, abstract pieces that reflect the colors of the spectrum and the seven chakras of traditional Hindu spiritual practice. Through the end of the year, 147 of these small works will be on view at The Studio, 50 Canal Street in Laconia

Melissa McCarthy, owner of The Studio, feels this is a fitting exhibit to close the gallery's year. "The pieces are both lovely and deep. Individually they are microcosms of vibrant color. Taken together, they create a larger body that is visually stunning, spiritually moving and intellectually challenging."

As people reflect on the year past and the coming new year, Lemay's work can spark introspection on perception and vision. Lemay herself is thrilled to have a local venue for this portion of the work. "About 70 pieces were shown last year in Los Angeles. In February I'm hoping to show 294 pieces at Kripalu in Massachusetts, My goal is to exhibit all 3,780 pieces internationally. But I'm so glad to have an exhibit in my hometown!"

"The Free-Time Project" is on view at The Studio through the end of December. A reception for the artist with a gallery talk will be held Sunday, November 10 from noon to 4 p.m. The Studio is open Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, or at other times by chance or appointment. Expanded holiday hours will begin on November 29. Call 603-455-8008 for details or more information.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 November 2013 09:11

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