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Silver Center's 2013-2014 season kicks off Sunday

PLYMOUTH — The 2013-14 season at Plymouth State University's Silver Center for the Arts opens Sunday, September 15 at 7 p.m. with the New Gary Burton Quartet, led by iconic vibraphonist and seven-time Grammy winner Gary Burton. 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.
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.

Singer/songwriter/acoustic guitarist David Wilcox will perform Friday, September 27 at 8 p.m. in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center. Acoustic Guitar described Wilcox as "James Taylor combined with the husky breathiness more reminiscent of the late Nick Drake." In a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans, David Wilcox has fearless ability to mine the depths of joy, sorrow and everything in between—all tempered by a quick, wry wit. Tickets are $35 for adults, $33 for seniors and $20 for youth.

Comedian Ted Alexandro performs at the Silver Center on Saturday, October 5 at 8:30 p.m. Blog Talk Radio reports, "A native New Yorker, Ted moonlighted as a comedian while teaching music to grade schoolers during the day. His comedy career took off and he has appeared on all the big late night shows numerous times, made two Comedy Central specials, and a hit CD and DVD. When he's not making people belly laugh at the nation's top comedy clubs, Ted spends time with Occupy Wall Street." A comedian for 20 years, Alexandro has performed internationally in Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Jakarta, England, Holland, Israel, South Africa and Qatar.

Tickets for Alexandro's performance in the Hanaway Theatre, which may contain adult language and themes, are $25-20 for adults, $23-18 for seniors and $20-15 for youth.

To purchase tickets or for more information about any of the performances call (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu. Convenience fees apply.

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Katie Rose to perform at Franklin Opera House

FRANKLIN — Singer-songwriter Katie Rose, the rose of the North Country, will appear at Franklin Opera House on Friday, September 20 at 7:30 pm.

A native of Whitefield, Rose has appeared in venues across New Hampshire and Vermont and has been featured at the Eastern States Exposition, W. Springfield, Mass at the invitation of the NH Department of Agriculture. Her powerful voice and meaningful lyrics resonate with audiences, whether she is singing a love song, happy song or delivering a message with a powerful, socially conscious piece of music.

Prior to the performance at Franklin Opera House, Rose will present two workshops at the Paul Smith Elementary School, in Franklin, working with the children there to help them develop their musical sense. Any child attending the workshop will be given a free ticket to the evening performance, to be used in conjunction with a paid admission by an adult.

To reserve a ticket in advance or for more information call 934-1901 or online at franklinoperahouse.org.


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Belknap Landscape Company holding free pruning clinic Sept. 18

GILFORD —  Belknap Landscaping Company will hold a free plant pruning clinic in the gardens of the Gilford Community Church on Wednesday September 18, from 4-5:30 p.m.

While participation is likely from local civic organizations and members of the Gilford High School Environmental Science Club, the public is welcome to attend. Participants will learn valuable skills for pruning various types of plants and shrubs; the Community Church and associated Gilford Village Nursery campus will be pruned in the process.

Belknap Landscape employees will share their skills and monitor pruning as the attendees move through the gardens, practicing newfound plant trimming skills.

Jonathan Marchant, NH Certified Landscape Professional (NHCLP), Estate Gardening Supervisor will be assisted by Bryon Shedd, BLC Specialty Services Team Leader, together administering the clinic and bringing decades of experience.

Various tools will be displayed and discussed before the pruning begins and a hand-out will be provided. Small trees, perennial shrubs and more will be pruned and Belknap Landscape will provide pruning tools for those without any, along with rakes, barrels and a truck to haul away the cuttings.

Participants are encouraged to bring a set of hand-pruning shears to the event so that all may have a chance to learn how to properly prune. For more information, call Dale Squires at (603) 455-1594.

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'The Faces of Laconia' on display at the Belknap County Nursing Home

LACONIA — The Laconia Historical and Museum Society has placed ''The Faces of Laconia'' on display at the Belknap County Nursing Home.

Alan MacRae, a local freelance photojournalist introduced his project called "The Faces of Laconia" in a presentation to the residents and staff of the facility.

''About a year and a half ago, Alan approached LHMS with an idea he had to photograph and interview a list of individuals whom he thought had made significant contributions to the City of Laconia. We accompanied Alan as he interviewed and photographed his subjects. The interviews - always interesting and enlightening - were typically about an hour long. We are excited to have him share the results of this amazing project with all of us,'' says Brenda Polidoro, executive director of the Laconia Historical and Museum Society.


'The Faces of Laconia' on display at the Belknap County Nursing Home. (Courtesy photo)

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