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‘Celtic roots of the American west’ at Sandywoods

‘Celtic roots of the American west’ at Sandywoods

Cowboy singer/musician Skip Gorman and Celtic singer and poet Connie Dover  bring together their down-deep, heartfelt interpretations of the traditional music of the American West, Ireland and Scotland. Dover and Gorman blend their music in a concert of the “sweet old songs” of the trail, the cow camp, and the Old World ballads that were

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Philharmonic performs ‘The Four Seasons’

The Philharmonic welcomes music director Larry Rachleff back to the podium for a program including the overture to Rossini’s Semiramide, Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony and Vivaldi’s immortal Four Seasons, featuring violinist Jennifer Koh. Resident Conductor Francisco Noya presents an informal talk about the program in the auditorium before the concert from 7 to 7:25 p.m. WHERE:

Mt. Hope High School student actors Lauren James (back-left), Rachel Cloutier, Emily Harmesen, Lauren Borges (front-left) and Skylar Kallman rehearse for their upcoming performance of "We Survived! Stories of Survival from the Armenian Genocide of 1915."

Mt. Hope play tells horrors of Armenian genocide

On April 24, 1915, one of the greatest tragedies of modern times began, resulting in the deaths of nearly two million people and setting the stage for future ethnic cleansing, including Adolph Hitler’s slaughter of the Jews a couple decades later. And yet, many Americans know little about the plight of the Armenian people, the


The Katie McNally Band at Sandywoods

Join Boston-based Scottish and Cape Breton fiddler Katie McNally, with Neil Pearlman on keyboards and Shauncey Ali on viola, for an evening of bold and exquisite tunes bursting from the Scottish and Cape Breton traditions. The trio’s repertoire ranges from traditional tunes to modern compositions, with an emphasis on string harmonies and inventive piano accompaniment.


Frederick Moyer performing in Rehoboth

This Saturday, acclaimed pianist Frederick Moyer will be returning to the Arts in the Village series. The evening’s program will feature classic works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Beethoven, among others. During over 30 years as a full-time concert pianist, Moyer has carved out a vital and unusual career that has taken him to 43 countries. Moyer’s enthusiasm,

Book reviews: Two bright ‘Lights’ and a local

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr A great book — compelling, engrossing, and suspenseful that is presently in competition for The National Book Award, of which it is extremely deserving. Set in war-torn Germany and France during the l930’s and l940’s, this book focuses on two main characters, a young blind French


Atwater-Donnelly in Bristol

Bristol’s Stone Church Coffee House at the First Congregational Church welcomes the highly acclaimed husband-wife duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly this Saturday. Atwater-Donnelly present delightful programs of traditional American and Celtic folk songs, acapella pieces, old-time gospel songs, dance tunes, and original works. Elwood and Aubrey blend gorgeous and unusual harmonies and play guitar,

Rod Picott, November 8, 2014 Common Fence Music, 933 anthony Rd. Portsmouth

Rod Picott in Portsmouth

Common Fence Music presents Rod Picott, masterful songwriter and soulful singer, this Saturday night. The son of a welder from rural New England, Rod Picott is acknowledged by his songwriting peers as a keen observer of the contemporary human predicament, and a fine craftsman. Slaid Cleaves, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Fred Eagelsmith have recorded Rod

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‘Eleemosynary’ at 2nd Story

Eleemosynary, meaning charitable or benevolent, relates to a young girl’s determination to win a national spelling bee.  But it also applies to the ever-changing, always challenging, ultimately rewarding relationship between a girl, her mother, and her grandmother. Sharon Carpentier, Valerie Westgate and Isabel O’Donnell (l-r) are featured in “Eleemosynary” by Lee Blessing, performing DownStage at