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Priscilla Burlingham will be featured reader at Moultonborough Poetry Night

MOULTONBOROUGH — Poet and artist Priscilla Burlingham will be the featured reader at the Moultonborough Library Poetry Night on Tuesday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m. An Open Mic will follow the featured reader.

Burlingham works on her poetry and painting all the time at her studio on Lees Pond in Moultonborough. She has seven creative projects going all at once—but when a poem comes, everything slides. Mention a poetry rule and she will try to break it, preferring to work "outside the box" in every artistic medium. Since the 1970s she has pursued applied physics each January at M.I.T., with a special affinity for poetry and outer space.

The founder of the Poetry Night, she has gathered poets, poet laureates, artists and musicians to read and perform at the Moultonborough Public Library on the first Tuesday of every month. Her animal drawings and paintings have been featured in a one-woman show at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and at the Libby Museum in New Hampshire. From her first book, A Finer Reach, she has read her poetry all over New England. She also rescues animals and grows plants from seed, which adds to the number of children she cannot leave. Her second book will examine the communication of animals, how they effectively resolve conflicts.

All are welcome to participate and to listen. Bring some words or a song and share it in the Open Mic portion. The Moultonborough Library is located at the junction of Routes 25 and 109 north, at the blinking light.

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Nov. 16 Concert Features New Shaker Music CD

CONCORD — In celebration of his 40th year of research and recording, composer and Shaker music scholar, Roger Lee Hall, has produced a new CD with over two dozen beautiful Shaker songs and hymns from the 19th and 20th centuries.

A concert celebrating the release of the CD will be performed at the Concord Community Music School in Concord, NH on Saturday, November 16 at 7 p.m. The Canterbury Singers, the New Hampshire based ensemble featured on the CD, will perform original Shaker tunes as well as more recent arrangements for solo voices and instruments. Tickets are $15. Seniors and ages 12 and under, $10. Call 783-4632 for more information.

This CD titled, Celestial Praises - A Celebration of Shaker Spirituals, is the fourth in the Shaker Music Series as part of the American Music Recordings Collection.

It contains 25 premiere recordings and focuses on Shaker music from New York State and New England, especially New Hampshire and Maine. Most of the music features arrangements by two composers. There are 15 Shaker songs and hymns arranged by Conrad Held (1894-1955) and recorded for the first time. The music is performed by various soloists and instrumentalists.

Also, there are 10 arrangements and compositions by Roger Lee Hall (b. 1942), including a set of piano variations on a Shaker marching tune and two Shaker prayer hymns based on poems by a Shaker sister from Maine. Also, Mr. Hall's arrangement of the last known Shaker song, "My Shaker Home," composed at Canterbury Shaker Village in 1959, which Mr. Hall discovered in 2009. The CD features music from Canterbury and Enfield, New Hampshire; Alfred and New Gloucester, Maine; Harvard and Hancock, Massachusetts, and several other Shaker communities. The music on the CD is performed by soloists, including several talented young musicians, and The Canterbury Singers, all under the musical direction of Kathryn Southworth.

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PSU hosting All New England Band Festival

PLYMOUTH — The Department of Music, Theater, and Dance at Plymouth State University will host more than 200 high school musician participants in the All New England Band Festival Monday, November 25 at 7 p.m. in the Hanaway Theater at the Silver Center for the Arts on the PSU campus.

The students will work with composer Samuel Hazo, and Thomas Root (Director of Bands at Weber State University in UT) throughout the day, forming two bands to rehearse music written by the guest conductors and others for the evening performance.

The Plymouth State University Symphonic Band, directed by Professor Mark Stickney, will open the performance with Samuel Hazo's Olympiada and Thomas Roots' Under the Rose, an unpublished work that will be performed outside of Utah for the first time. PSU Professor Fred Sienkiewicz will be featured as trumpet soloist on Bruce Broughton's Excursions, and the program will conclude with John Mackey's award-winning composition, Aurora Awakes.

Tickets for the concert are $8 for adults and youth and $6 for seniors and are available at the Silver Center Box Office at 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.


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Jump N Joy Plans Turkey Drive for 50 Families

LACONIA — Jump N Joy is starting a turkey drive to help 50 families have the best Thanksgiving ever and will be accepting the following items until the week of Thanksgiving during business hours.
3.Cranberry Sauce-canned
5.Gift cards to a supermarket, preferably Shaw's but will accept any that you would like to give.
*With the gift cards we will purchase turkeys, potatoes, butter, milk, rolls/bread and dessert the day before drop off.

We will be having a special food drive on Saturday, November 9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For those who would like to bounce that day, thefre will be $2 off the full price admission.

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