Arts & Culture http://nhpr.org en Worth Preserving? 'Ugly' Concord Building At Center Of Debate Over Mid-Century Design http://nhpr.org/post/worth-preserving-ugly-concord-building-center-debate-over-mid-century-design <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Located at 32-34 South Main Street, the former office of New Hampshire Employment Security has been called “the ugliest building in Concord.”</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It is empty and blighted. It also melds two distinctly different styles; a 1927 home made of brick juts from the back of a 1958, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Mad Men</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">-era office building framed with turquoise panels of porcelain-enameled steel.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:27:32 +0000 Jack Rodolico 52056 at http://nhpr.org Worth Preserving? 'Ugly' Concord Building At Center Of Debate Over Mid-Century Design Inside The Retro World Of The Café Racer http://nhpr.org/post/inside-retro-world-caf-racer <p>When Walt Siegl was growing up in Austria, utilitarian motorcycles were a common fixture on the roads. These workaday machines moved passengers from town to town, sharing pavement with cars and bicycles.</p><p>Then, he’s 7 or 8 years old and a neighbor—a chimney sweep—rips through the village on something new.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:52:12 +0000 Todd Bookman 51293 at http://nhpr.org Inside The Retro World Of The Café Racer Making Music In The Streets of Plymouth http://nhpr.org/post/making-music-streets-plymouth <p>Last Saturday Plymouth joined 800 cities around the world to celebrate Make Music Day. The general idea - music performed by anyone, anywhere they like. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bob King has a day job but he hosts open </span>mics<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at Tony's Restaurant on Thursdays. Today, he's standing in front of Thomas Roberts Hair Salon playing some of his favorite songs.</span></p><p><em>"It must be beautiful for people to walk around town and hear a different song every ten feet."</em></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 50938 at http://nhpr.org Making Music In The Streets of Plymouth NH This Weekend: Strawberries & Ice Cream http://nhpr.org/post/nh-weekend-strawberries-ice-cream <p>The strawberries are in! Hippo Editor Amy Diaz knows where to find them, and where to get some good local eats this weekend. She tells us about the <a href="http://hollistownband.org/strawberry">Hollis Strawberry Festival</a> and NH Dairy Day at the <a href="http://www.farmmuseum.org/">New Hampshire Farm Museum</a>.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:39:21 +0000 Rick Ganley 50565 at http://nhpr.org NH This Weekend: Strawberries & Ice Cream The Tiny Sailboat Regatta http://nhpr.org/post/tiny-sailboat-regatta <p>New Hampshire’s two model sailboat clubs got together in Wolfeboro for a regatta known as the Sasquatch Footy.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bob Rice sits on a bench overlooking the wind scratched surface of </span>Wolfeboro's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Back Bay Harbor. &nbsp;He watches the remote control sailboats tack back and forth and pivot around the floating white marks. &nbsp;</span></p><blockquote><p>Oh I think it's dandy.&nbsp; You get boats of this size and more people can play with them.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 50537 at http://nhpr.org The Tiny Sailboat Regatta NH This Weekend: Outside Art http://nhpr.org/post/nh-weekend-outside-art <p>See how the environment affects art at three events this weekend in New Hampshire. Hippo Editor Amy Diaz details the <a href="http://andresinstitute.net/"><strong>Andres Institute of Art</strong></a>, the <strong><a href="http://WWW.E-PAGES.DK/THEHIPPO/357/38">Nashua Sculpture Symposium</a>, </strong>and <a href="http://WWW.THEFELLS.ORG/"><strong>Art in Nature 2014:&nbsp;Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit </strong></a>at The Fells.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 49371 at http://nhpr.org NH This Weekend: Outside Art N.H. This Weekend: Spring At The Farmers Market http://nhpr.org/post/nh-weekend-spring-farmers-market <p>It seems as if everything was running behind schedule this spring; Maple syrup producers were worried about a slow start, and gardeners may have put off planting a bit later. What does it mean for our local farmers markets? Hippo Editor Amy Diaz has been talking with organizers and tells us what to expect- and has suggestions for eating out this weekend.</p><p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.agriculture.nh.gov/publications-forms/documents/farmers-market-directory.pdf">Find a list of Famer's Markets here. </a></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 48540 at http://nhpr.org N.H. This Weekend: Spring At The Farmers Market NH This Weekend: Knights, Sheep & Legos http://nhpr.org/post/nh-weekend-knights-sheep-legos <p>Hippo Editor Amy Diaz offers a list of fairs in New Hampshire this weekend- with plenty of variety.&nbsp; There's <a href="http://www.nhrenfaire.com"><strong>Ye New Hampshire Renaissance Faire</strong></a>, the <a href="http://www.currier.org"><strong>Art Fest: Community Creations </strong></a>at the Currier Museum, something known as <a href="http://www.e-pages.dk/thehippo/355/30"><strong>Brick Fair New England </strong></a>(featuring intricate and big creations made from Legos), and something for the sheep lovers- the <a href="http://www.e-pages.dk/thehippo/355/35"><strong>New Hampshire S Fri, 09 May 2014 13:53:17 +0000 Rick Ganley 48210 at http://nhpr.org NH This Weekend: Knights, Sheep & Legos NH This Weekend: Get This Comic Free http://nhpr.org/post/nh-weekend-get-comic-free <p><strong>The first Saturday in May is known as Free Comic Book Day. Amy Diaz, Editor for The Hippo, tells us how its celebrated in New Hampshire.&nbsp; Get the details <a href="http://www.e-pages.dk/thehippo/351/57">here.&nbsp;</a></strong></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 47731 at http://nhpr.org NH This Weekend: Get This Comic Free I Think I Knew When I Stole The Book - The Poetry Of Deborah Brown http://nhpr.org/post/i-think-i-knew-when-i-stole-book-poetry-deborah-brown <p>As part of National Poetry month, NHPR's Sean Hurley has been introducing us to a New Hampshire poet every Friday. Today, in our final part of the series, we hear from Deborah Brown who lives in Warner. Brown published her latest volume of poetry, <em>Walking the Dog's Shadow</em>, in 2011. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Deborah Brown recalls the moment she knew she'd become a poet.</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 47371 at http://nhpr.org I Think I Knew When I Stole The Book - The Poetry Of Deborah Brown A World Record For A Tiny Car http://nhpr.org/post/world-record-tiny-car <p>For the fourth year in a row, a local slot car enthusiast has helped his team capture the world record for distance traveled in 24 hours by a car the size of an iPhone. &nbsp;NHPR's Sean Hurley visited Dickie Pearson, owner of Slot Car Corner in Penacook, fresh off his world record race at the Michigan 24.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Claudio Serrano is late to the race. He sets his briefcase down.&nbsp; Planted safely in the foam molding, he introduces me to his four favorite cars.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 47270 at http://nhpr.org A World Record For A Tiny Car NH This Weekend: Back To Nature http://nhpr.org/post/nh-weekend-back-nature <p>Hippo Editor Amy Diaz has the details on <a href="http://www.e-pages.dk/thehippo/348/28">Discover Wild NH Day</a> and The <a href="http://www.reptileexpo.com/nefirst.htm">New England Reptile Expo.</a></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:31:59 +0000 Rick Ganley 46995 at http://nhpr.org NH This Weekend: Back To Nature Blame The Typewriter - The Poetry Of Rodger Martin http://nhpr.org/post/blame-typewriter-poetry-rodger-martin <p>As part of National Poetry month, NHPR's Sean Hurley has been introducing us to a New Hampshire poet every Friday.&nbsp; Today we hear from Rodger Martin who lives in Hancock. Martin published his latest volume of poetry, <em>The Battlefield Guide</em>, in 2010. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rodger Martin loved writing stories as a boy, but he blames the typewriter for turning him into a poet.</span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 46960 at http://nhpr.org Blame The Typewriter - The Poetry Of Rodger Martin Saying The Unsayable - The Poetry Of Jennifer Militello http://nhpr.org/post/saying-unsayable-poetry-jennifer-militello <p>In honor of National Poetry month, NHPR's Sean Hurley is introducing us to a New Hampshire poet every Friday.&nbsp; Today we hear from Jennifer Militello.&nbsp; The Goffstown native has recently published her second book of poetry - "Body Thesaurus."</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:15:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 46577 at http://nhpr.org Saying The Unsayable - The Poetry Of Jennifer Militello What The Psychics Said http://nhpr.org/post/what-psychics-said <p>A 2013 Harris Poll survey on belief shows that Americans believe a bit less in angels - down 6 percent since the original survey in 2005 - and a little more in ghosts&nbsp; - up 1%.&nbsp; Less in Heaven - down 6, more in reincarnation - up 3.&nbsp; While our faith in astrology remains level at 29%, our belief in witches has fallen off 5 per cent.&nbsp; NHPR's Sean Hurley isn't quite sure what he believes when it comes to mediums, witches, and astrology - and to find out more, he recently visited two psychic fairs in New Hampshire.&nbsp; A quiet gathering of 6 mediums in Londonderry and a la Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 46465 at http://nhpr.org What The Psychics Said