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Pitman’s hosting Ton of Blues on Friday night

LACONIA — Ton of Blues will perform Friday, September 27 at 8  p.m. at Pitman's Freight Room.

Taking a modern, aggressive approach to the old school blues format, A Ton of Blues  burst onto the New England Blues circuit in the summer of 2010. With a sound reminiscent of Buddy Guy backed up by the Fabulous Thunderbirds, they play with a passion and drive that makes you rumble like a runaway freight train while you fumble to buckle your seat belt.

Band members include Scott LeBlanc (Guitar, Vox); Jeff Lorenzen (Bass Guitar), Al Clark (Drums), Mike Kelly (Vocals,Harp).

Admission is $12. Pitman's is a BYOB venue. For more information visit www.pitmansfreightroom.com or call 603-527-0043

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 08:22

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Cider Bellies will donate funds to WLNH Children's Auction

MEREDITH — On Sunday, September 29 Cider Bellies at Moulton Farm will be hosting a Day of PDA. A Day of PDA is when we show one of our favorite charities some love by "dough"nating 100% of our profits from doughnut sales to them.
This Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cider Bellies will  be showing some love to the WLNH Children's Auction, an annual event held every December in Laconia which over the past 31 years has raised over $2 million dollars for local charities.
In addition to smaller organizations and families helped throughout the years by the WLNH Children's Auction, annual contributions are given to many community-based organizations throughout Central New Hampshire. These include: The Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region, Citizen Santa Fund, Community Health and Hospice Young Families program, Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center, Lakes Region Daycare, Health First Family Care of Franklin, Salvation Army, etc.
The Children's Auction is not the only event or charity that Cider Bellies has been a part of or donated to. In the past it has held similar fundraising days for UNICEF, Water.Org, the Lakes Region Food Pantry and many others.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 08:14

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Wolfeboro Museums Participate in Smithsonian's Museum Day Live Saturday

WOLFEBORO — The New Hampshire Boat Museum and the Wright Museum of World War II History will open their doors free of charge on Saturday, September 28, as part of Smithsonian Magazine's ninth annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.

Tickets may be downloaded at www.smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two to both the Wright Museum and the New Hampshire Boat Museum on September 28 only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address.

Inclusive by design, the event represents how museums are committed to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone. Museum Day Live! gives museums across all 50 states the opportunity to provide that opportunity for all who are interested. Last year's event drew over 400,000 participants and this year's event expects record-high participation.

"We are thrilled to be teaming up with the Wright Museum to offer free admission during the Museum Day Live! event. We hope that everyone in the area takes advantage of this wonderful one-day offering to visit us," said Lisa Simpson Lutts, Executive Director of the NH Boat Museum.

Both the New Hampshire Boat Museum and the Wright Museum are open on Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Wright Museum is located at 77 Center Street and the Boat Museum is located at 399 Center Street. For further information about both museums visit www.nhbm.org or www.wrightmuseum.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 07:55

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Jazz Bar Hosts Wendy Nottonson and John Funkhouser tonight

LACONIA — The Jazz Bar will present Wendy Nottonson and the John Funkhouser Trio tonight at 7 p.m. Charlie Farren will open the show.

Wendy Nottonson is a dynamic vocalist who has gained recognition for her singular timing, phrasing, vocal agility and linguistic diversity. Her influences span from Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, and Betty Carter to Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Eva Cassidy.

Her CD "Lover Man" has been fondly received, with one critic celebrating that her "voice rests on a lilty vibrato, her teasing approaches suggest Ella (Fitzgerald), and she perfectly juxtaposes quick successions of lyrics with drawn out melodic stretches." (Eric Weld, jazz critic)

Charlie Farren has long been known for great songs, great singing, and for outstanding live solo acoustic performances. Alone onstage with acoustic guitar in hand, Charlie captures an audience with his unique delivery, insightful lyrics, memorable songs, soaring vocal, and subtle yet innovative guitar style. It wasn't always quite so subtle, as Charlie formed this original self-taught style with a history of successful, hard-crunching rock bands throughout the 1980s.

Farren emerged onto the national scene in the early '80s as lead singer and guitarist with the Joe Perry Project. In that band Charlie established himself as one of the hottest young singers to emerge from the Boston music scene, writing the hits 'Listen to The Rock' and 'East Coast, West Coast' and 'I've Got The Rock And Rolls Again'.

There is a $10 cover charge. Full bar, dinner, coffee, and desserts are available.

Table reservations can be made by calling (603) 366-9100

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 07:50

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