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PSU’s Silver Series presents Paul Taylor 2 Dance Co.

PLYMOUTH — The Silver Series at Plymouth State University will present the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company on Saturday, November 2 at 8 p.m. in the Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts.

Choreographer Paul Taylor is the last living member of the pantheon that created America's indigenous art of modern dance. At an age when most artist's work is behind them, Taylor continues to win public and critical acclaim for vibrancy, relevance and power of his creations. He created Taylor 2 twenty years ago to bring his vision into communities all over the world. Taylor offers cogent observations on life's complexities while tackling some of society's thorniest issues. He may propel his dancers through space for the sheer beauty of the movement, but more frequently he uses them to illuminate such profound issues as war, piety, spirituality, sexuality, morality and mortality. While his work has been iconic, he has also made some of the most purely romantic, most astonishingly athletic and downright funniest dances ever put on stage.

In selecting repertoire for Taylor 2, Taylor chooses dances that span the broad spectrum of his work. Several of the dances performed by Taylor 2 have been reworked from the Paul Taylor Dance Company's version to enable the smaller ensemble of dancers to perform them. Critics and audiences cheer as Taylor 2 introduces the athleticism, humor and range of emotions known to Taylor's work.

Taylor 2 has toured in the U.S. and internationally and has done extensive residences in Albany, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, St. Louis and San Francisco.

The New York Times says Taylor 2 is a kind of miracle, "...All of the dancers are considerable talents [who] unite fearlessness with skill." The Sunday Star Ledger reports, "It's small, travels light, and packs some of the best modern dance around."

Tickets for Paul Taylor 2 at the Silver Center are $35-30 for adults, $33-28 for seniors and $20-15 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 Thursday, 31 October 2013 09:47

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Scouts will be Scouting for Food 11/2, 11/8 and 11/9

LACONIA —  This Saturday, November 2, Pack 68 Cub Scouts and their leaders will deliver Scouting for Food door hangers throughout Laconia neighborhoods. On Saturday, November 9, Scouts will return to collect the donated items.

Consider donating any of the following and place them in plastic grocery bags or boxes: non-perishable food and hygiene items (no glass, please), canned protein (tuna, chicken, peanut butter), soups, 100% fruit juice, grains (pasta, rice, macaroni & cheese), canned vegetables and fruits, and condiments.

Make sure to leave your donations in a visible location outside the front door or by the base of the mailbox by 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 9.

Those who do not receive a door hange can drop donations off at the Troop 68 Boy Scout donation site at Opechee Park (right on the beach!) on Friday, November 8 from 6-9:30 p.m. Boy Scouts will be tenting under the stars and collecting donations while enjoying the crisp fall air and a few marshmallows over the fire.

For more information about Scouting for Food or the scout program, contact Tara Shore at 524-1367.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 09:43

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Educational Theatre Collaborative hosting auditions for Oliver musical

PLYMOUTH — The Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC), a 2013 Moss Hart Award winner for excellence in community and children's theater, announces auditions for its 20th anniversary production of Oliver! Auditions for the musical directed by Trish Lindberg, artistic director and co-founder of ETC,will be held Sunday, November 10, Monday, November 11, and Tuesday, November 12. Performances will be held January 22-26, 2014.

All auditions will take place at Plymouth State University's Silver Center for the Arts on Main Street in Plymouth. Auditions will be held on Sunday, November 10 from 12:30-2 p.m. for children grades 3 and 4, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. for grades 5-6, 4:30–6 p.m. for grades 7 and 8 and 6:30–9:30 p.m. for high school students, university students, faculty, staff and community members.

On Monday, November 11 students in grades 3-5 will audition between 3:30-5 p.m., grades 6-8 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and from 7–9:30 p.m. high school students, university students, faculty, staff and community members.

Tuesday, November 12 will have auditions for students in 3-8 grade from 3:30–5 p.m. and auditions for high school students, university students, faculty, staff and community members from 6–9:30 p.m.

Call backs will be held as needed on Wednesday, November 13 from 6-9 p.m.

High school students, university students, faculty, staff and community members must come prepared with a song and schedule an audition time by calling Brenda Gleich at (603) 535-2803 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Muzzleloader deer season starts Nov. 2; regular firearms deer Nov. 13

CONCORD — Opening day for New Hampshire's regular firearms deer season is November 13, a date anticipated with great enthusiasm by the state's 60,000 deer hunters.

The season runs through December 8 in most of the state, except in Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) A in northern New Hampshire, where it closes December 1 (changes in season length remain in place in Wildlife Management Unit A as part of an effort to improve the buck age-structure of the northern deer herd).

The state's popular muzzleloader deer season gets underway on November 2 statewide and runs through November 12.

"For many New Englanders, the firearms deer season is a traditional opportunity to get together with family and friends, enjoy our bountiful resources and put meat in the freezer before winter," said Kent Gustafson, Wildlife Programs Supervisor for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

New Hampshire's archery deer season began September 15. As of October 20, a total of 2,518 deer had been taken by archers, an increase of 30% over the 2012 total at this point in the season.

According to Fish and Game Deer Project Leader Dan Bergeron, the harvest remains up significantly from 2009 and 2010, when the September archery season was bucks only, and is the highest in the last nine years. Reported registrations in most counties have increased toward or surpassed 2007 levels, when the state's second highest total deer kill occurred.

"The increase at this point in the season is likely the result of the mild winter in 2012-13 and favorable hunting conditions," said Bergeron. "The increased deer kill is likely to continue throughout the archery, youth, muzzleloader and regular firearm seasons as a result of higher deer survival and recruitment following two of the mildest winters on record during 2011-12 and 2012-13. Food abundance seems to be average this fall, with reports of certain crops being locally abundant."

Hunters with full freezers are reminded that the New Hampshire Food Bank is seeking donations of whole or processed deer. This venison provides a valuable source of meat for food banks around the state. For more information, call the food bank at 603-669-9725 x240 or visit http://www.nhfoodbank.org. The New Horizons Food Bank in Manchester also accepts game donations to help feed the hungry. To donate game meat to New Horizons, call 603-628-6133, x114.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 09:32

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