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Pitmans Freight Room Hosts Brickyard Blues Band on Friday

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room will hold Dance Night with The Brickyard Blues Band on Friday, March 28 at 8 p.m.

Since 1997, Brickyard Blues has been evolving its sound and building a following on stages in New England. They mix influences including Texas & Chicago Blues, Stax-era soul music, old-school R&B, with some roots & rockabilly thrown in. 2006 marked the release of the bands 9 original song CD "Naughty".

In addition to getting airplay on radio stations throughout New England, their original song, Alabama Blues Man, was picked as the Favorite Blues Song at radio stations in Orlando Florida, and Warsaw, Indiana, and has even been featured on a radio station in Belgium that showcases American roots-rock music. It's R&B plus a whole lot more. Brian James on Guitar & vocals, Tom Hoctor on sax, Rachel Green on bass, and Reed Dieffenbach on drums.

Admission $12, doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the catered dinner buffet before the show. Call 527-0043 for information and reservations. www.pitmansfreightroom.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 07:02

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Workshop Explores Traditional Inca Music & Dance


PLYMOUTH — Continuing its celebration of Arts in the Schools month, the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire offers a special opportunity for educators in the Plymouth area. On Tuesday, March 25, educators are invited to take part in a professional development workshop on the music and culture of the Inca people (of the Andes mountains) at Plymouth Elementary School.

Networking, refreshments, and discussion of cultural programs in schools will be offered from 3:30-4:30, with the workshop following from 4:30-6 p.m.

From March 24-28, the Arts Alliance presents Inkas Wasi, a group of South American musicians and dancers known for their high-energy concerts with traditional instruments and dance of the Incas. The group will present a series of school assemblies and workshops during the day in local communities, with evening events open to the public, including concerts in Intervale and Bethlehem, a workshop in Plymouth for educators, and a dance workshop appropriate for adults and for students 12 and up in Franconia.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 06:58

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Meredith Historical Society Tours the Belknap Mill

LACONIA — On Thursday, April 3 the Meredith Historical Society will tour the historic Belknap Mill from 10 a.m. to noon. 

Members and friends are invited to join the group as they have a guided tour of the Powerhouse as well as a demonstration of the original knitting machines and period exhibits.

There is a $5 charge for the tour. Members will meet at the Meredith Historical Society building on Main St. at 9:30 a.m. Call 279-4617 for reservations and carpool information.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014 08:48

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Local artists invited to submit works to upcoming Shaker Village exhibit

CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village, the National Historic Landmark dedicated to preserving the 200-year Shaker legacy of innovative design, entrepreneurship and simple living is looking for creative pieces in a variety of media to be included in a new exhibit: Shaker Traditions, Contemporary Translations.

The exhibit will showcase the many ways Village visitors and members are inspired to translate the Shakers' commitment to simplicity and mindfulness into their personal expressions. Creative professionals, artistic citizens and students are invited to submit creative pieces by April 30.

Works of art will be reviewed and selected by a panel of creative professionals and members of the Canterbury Shaker Village Collections Committee, based on their quality and relevance to the exhibit theme.

Shaker Traditions, Contemporary Translations will be unveiled as part of Village Rising, a day long celebration, on August 16, and will remain on display at the Village through December 2014.

For more information on Village Rising or to review the Shaker Traditions, Contemporary Translations call for submissions,  visit www.shakers.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014 08:45

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