local music http://nhpr.org en 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 6.9.14: Understanding Twee, Michael Blum, And Comedian Todd Glass http://nhpr.org/post/6914-understanding-twee-michael-blum-and-comedian-todd-glass <p>We are in the midst of a cultural movement…it’s called Twee and boy is it precious. Today we look into the gentle revolution that is Twee…from artisanal pickles to Wes Anderson films, why this retro wish for innocence is thriving. Then, we hear from a local jazz musician who has just released his debut album to good reviews. He has a long career ahead of him since he’s only 20 years old. Plus, a conversation with comedian Todd Glass. He’s been performing stand-up since 1982, but he made his boldest move in 2012 when he came out publicly as gay on Marc Maron’s podcast WTF.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 17:36:33 +0000 Word of Mouth 49893 at http://nhpr.org 6.9.14: Understanding Twee, Michael Blum, And Comedian Todd Glass 6.04.14: The Hygiene Behind Bacteria-Rich Body Sprays, And The Thing In The Spring Hits N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/60414-hygiene-behind-bacteria-rich-body-sprays-and-thing-spring-hits-nh <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From hand sanitizers to anti-bacterial soaps, we go to great lengths to keep our skin microbe-free, but is all that scrubbing necessary, or even healthy</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">? Today a look at a new approach to cleanliness: bacteria-rich body sprays. Then, The Thing In The Spring is fast approaching, and we’ll speak with the founder and creative director of the festival about some of the acts hitting the stage in Peterborough. Plus, the film </span>“Snowpiercer”<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> stars two Academy Award winners and is opening the Los Angeles film festival this month. So why is it unlikely to come to a </span>theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> near you?</span></p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:04:54 +0000 Word of Mouth 49681 at http://nhpr.org 6.04.14: The Hygiene Behind Bacteria-Rich Body Sprays, And The Thing In The Spring Hits N.H. Remembering Dick Ray http://nhpr.org/post/remembering-dick-ray <p>Earlier this month, Dick Ray, founding member of The Spectras, one of New Hampshire's first rock bands to make good, passed away. We were fortunate enough to have spoken with Ray and band co-founder Chris Quackenbush&nbsp;i<span style="line-height: 1.5;">n 2001. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:02:29 +0000 Andrew Parrella 44179 at http://nhpr.org Remembering Dick Ray Journey Song Shares Gift Of Music With Hospice Patients http://nhpr.org/post/journey-song-shares-gift-music-hospice-patients-0 <p><a href="http://www.journeysong.org/JS-about-ourjourney.html" target="_blank">Journey Song</a>, a group of singers based in the New Hampshire Seacoast, brings the solace of music to hospice patients and their families. Ed Brown remembers how the group sang for his wife, Judith Whipple Brown.</p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 05:41:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 41554 at http://nhpr.org Journey Song Shares Gift Of Music With Hospice Patients The Composer Next Door http://nhpr.org/post/composer-next-door <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">USA Today recently published a list of the fastest growing professions in the United States.&nbsp; Music Composer came in at #3. &nbsp;Everything, in this digital age, needs music.&nbsp; With advances in technology, today's orchestras are more often found on hard drives in basements than symphony hall. NHPR's Sean Hurley has this profile of music professor and film composer&nbsp;Rik Pfenninger of Holderness.</span></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:15:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 40315 at http://nhpr.org The Composer Next Door Apple Hill Brings Together Musicians From Around The World http://nhpr.org/post/apple-hill-brings-together-musicians-around-world <p></p><p>The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music brings musicians from around the globe to tiny Nelson, New Hampshire. They learn and share chamber music, and come to understand one another’s cultures and perspectives. Amelia&nbsp;Perron&nbsp;talks about her experience there.</p><p></p> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 13:10:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 22797 at http://nhpr.org Apple Hill Brings Together Musicians From Around The World Spotlight on Local Music http://nhpr.org/post/spotlight-local-music <p>Making a living as a working musician has never been easy. Most&nbsp;work day jobs and feed their stage passions at night and on weekends, playing in the corners of smoky bars and dimly-lit restaurants. The dream for many weekend warriors is to play music full-time. &nbsp;One New Hampshire musician that has made the leap is Plymouth&rsquo;s Jim Tyrrell. Now he&rsquo;s hoping to help other Granite State acts with a little promotion&hellip; by exposing them on a new local TV show as well as online. Fri, 13 Jan 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 1355 at http://nhpr.org Spotlight on Local Music