Arts & Culture

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7:00 am
Sun December 15, 2013

Currier Museum Celebrates Pop Artist Robert Indiana

1960 The American Dream
Robert Indiana, 1971 Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, N.H.

When you think of the Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup prints or Roy Lichtenstein's comic book paintings might come to mind.  But recently, one of their peers has been getting more attention than usual.  

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6:00 am
Fri December 13, 2013

NH This Weekend: Rock, Paper, Scissors & Christmas too

Amy Diaz, Editor of the Hippo tells Morning Edition about some interesting weekend events- including the New Hampshire's Rock Paper Scissors Tournament, and  It's a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play.

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10:11 am
Fri December 6, 2013

NH This Weekend: You Can always Go Downtown

Hippo Editor Amy Diaz tells us city events in Concord and Manchester designed to draw spectators- and shoppers- downtown this weekend.

Midnight Merriment in Concord and Manchester's Spirit of New Hampshire Christmas Parade.

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6:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

NH This Weekend: Pies & Pizza

Credit Children's Museum of NH

Let the comfort food season begin. Hippo Editor Amy Diaz highlights two events that let you eat pies and pizzas- while supporting a cause.

PizzaFest at the Children's Museum of NH, Dover

Once Upon a Pie, hosted by Friends of the Goffstown Library

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10:44 am
Fri November 8, 2013

NH This Weekend: SNOB's & Crafts

Hippo Editor Amy Diaz has some ideas for this weekend, having to do with movies, beer, and crafts.

S.N.O.B film festival in Concord

Africa Interweave at the Currier Museum of Art

Not Your Grandma's Craft Fair

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Arts & Culture
5:08 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Refugee Documentary Screens In Concord

An independent documentary produced and directed by two Durham residents chronicles the journey of three refugee families, from their home country of Bhutan to resettlement here in New Hampshire.

The documentary, The Refugees of Shangri-Law, follows the long journey of three families, from the mountains of Nepal to the neighborhoods of the Granite State.

“There was never a strong emphasis on resettlement here in Nepal. It’s no longer that way.” ... Montage of interviews... “That’s why we want to go to America.”

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Arts & Culture
7:00 am
Sun November 3, 2013

Jackson Historical Society Celebrates The Quirky Landscapes Of Frank Shapleigh

Old Kitchen in Bartlett, NH 1886
Frank Shapleigh Jackson Historical Society

While the White Mountains have always been associated with outdoorsy activities, for much of the 19th century, they played a particularly important role in the arts.  The new country was looking for an artistic identity that was distinctly "American," and the untamed wilderness of northern New Hampshire inspired scores of painters.

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9:38 am
Fri November 1, 2013

NH This Weekend: Mixing Stage, Screen & The Macabre

Halloween may be over, but the spirit lingers this weekend. Hippo Editor Amy Diaz details performances that blend on stage, on screen, and in the supernatural realm.

Cinematic Titanic

Night of the Living Dead with the Andrew Alden Ensemble

An Evening of the Macabre

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Arts & Culture
7:00 am
Sun October 27, 2013

The Challenges And Rewards Of Saving N.H.'s Old Grange Halls

Meriden Grange in Plainfield is one of two such halls highlighted on this year's "Seven to Save" list.
N.H. Preservation Alliance

When you hear the phrase "historic preservation," images of Victorian mansions, federalist homes, and gothic revival churches might come to mind.  And those styles are all important parts of the state's architectural landscape.  But in rural areas, a smaller, simpler type of building is just as important to preservation advocates: grange halls.  

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8:30 am
Sun October 20, 2013

Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh: Currier Museum Explains Impressionism In Three Paintings

"Route aux confins de Paris" (1887)
Vincent van Gogh Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, N.H.
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10:12 am
Fri October 4, 2013

NH This Weekend: Wine & Efficiency

Hippo Editor Amy Diaz talks with us about Barrel Tasting Weekend in the Lakes Region, and the Green Buildings Open House taking place around the state.

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6:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

NH This Weekend: (Free) Museum Day

A view of the NH Boat Museum
Credit courtesy photo

Saturday September 28th is the 9th annual Museum Day Live around the country. Here in New Hampshire, no fewer than 15 museums and cultural institutions will offer free admission for the day. Hippo Editor Amy Diaz has some of the details.

Find  a participating museum at the Smithsonian website.

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6:00 am
Fri September 20, 2013

NH This Weekend: Baklava & Kilts

When does a church feed a virtual city of people? When do men (and women) in kilts toss telephone polls for fun and sport?   This weekend, apparently.  Here to explain why is Hippo Editor Amy Diaz.

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11:00 am
Tue September 17, 2013

New Mix: Beck, Best Coast, Joanna Gruesome, More

Clockwise from upper left: Beck, Cate Le Bon, Arp's Alexis Georgopoulos, Best Coast
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Tue September 17, 2013 7:05 pm

On this edition of All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share a brand new song from Beck. The new cut, called "Gimme," is the third single he's released since June and by far the strangest (i.e., best) of the bunch. None of the songs will be on the new full-length record Beck hopes to release before the end of the year.

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6:00 am
Fri September 13, 2013

NH This Weekend: Coffee & Garlic

Hippo Editor Amy Diaz says this is a weekend of strong flavors in the Granite State. She has details about the New Hampshire Coffee Festival in Laconia, and Garlic Day in Canterbury.

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12:42 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Vermont Filmmaker Leading The Charge For 'Regional Cinema'

Credit Courtesy Kingdomcounty.org

When people talk about shopping local, they’re usually referring to buying food, books, and other goods and services  from a regional supplier as opposed to buying online or from big box store.

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5:42 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Children's Museum Hosts Mini Maker Faire

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire is hosting their first annual Maker Faire on Saturday in Dover. 

Maker Faires are popping up all over the world: from Nigeria to Abu Dabi to San Francisco and now, Dover, NH.  That's thanks to Make, the Do-It-Yourself magazine and banner of the DIY movement.

Heidi Duncanson of the Children’s Museum says this fair features adults and teens who make just about anything: from rockets to robots, to earrings:

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6:00 am
Fri August 16, 2013

NH This Weekend: Food Festivals

In this week’s edition of The Hippo, one story begins like this: Have brunch from El Salvador, followed by a Middle Eastern snack, dinner from Thailand, and New England peach pie for dessert.

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2:49 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

The Audio Orchard For August

1. Dr. Dog “Heavy Light”

August 9, KahBang Festival, Bangor, ME

2. Abigail Washburn “City of Refuge”

August 20, The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH with Bela Fleck

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12:52 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

N.H. Ukeladies Bring Hawaiian Shirts, Plenty Of Joy To Manchester Seniors

Kate Boisvert, left, sings as the Ukeladies perform a song at the Hanover Hill nursing home in Manchester.
Michael Brindley NHPR

While the ukulele has grown in popularity of late, a group based out of Manchester brings a unique twist to the instrument.

The New Hampshire Ukeladies is an all-female group of performers with a shared passion for the miniature member of the guitar family.

They come from all walks of life and different parts of the Granite State.

They meet weekly to rehearse, but they also perform, and when they do, they’re decked out in Hawaiian shirts and sharing a lot of laughs.

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6:00 am
Fri July 19, 2013

NH this Weekend: Days of Markets & Fairs

There are two multi-day events going on right now on New Hampshire; both feature plenty of food and entertainment. Amy Diaz, Editor of the Hippo has the beat on Market Days in downtown Concord, and the Stratham Fair.

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6:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

NH This Weekend: Fish N' Kids

Carly Gendell as Annie
Credit Ron St. Jean

It’s high summer, and that means getting outdoors with the kids. Amy Diaz, Editor for the Hippo has suggestions for family fun this weekend, including the Summer Fun Fishing Derby and a production of ‘Annie’ at Prescott Park.

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7:00 am
Sun July 7, 2013

Happy Frost Day! Historic Franconia House Hosts Poetry Event

Credit Leslie Jones / Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection

For more than 30 years, Robert Frost’s old home in Franconia has celebrated the poet on the first Sunday of July.  The Frost Place’s Executive Director Maudelle Driskell says the annual event draws a variety of visitors.

“And it’s everybody from people, just [from] the local area--they want to come out and listen to the readings and see the Frost Place--to people that specifically come up to hear readings on Frost Day, and tourists that are traveling through," Driskell says.  "This year, we hope that we’ll have more families.”

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10:46 am
Wed July 3, 2013

The Audio Orchard For July (Portsmouth Edition)

1.The Relatives, It’s Coming Up Again

July 14, The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH

2.The Defibulators, Let Me See That Ponytail Run

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6:00 am
Fri June 21, 2013

NH this Weekend: Castles & Rockets

It’s  the first weekend of summer and it looks as if the weather is going along with the concept.  Hippo Editor Amy Diaz is here to highlight two events to get us outside and enjoying the season.

Master Sand Sculpting Competition at Hampton Beach

Kearsarge Area Rocket Society June Launch

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1:22 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

The Audio Orchard For June

1.Postal Service, Brand New Colony

June 12, Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA

2.David Byrne & St. Vincent, I Should Watch TV

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6:00 am
Fri May 31, 2013

NH this Weekend: Classic Games, Cocktails and Chili

Hippo Editor Amy Diaz details three events this weekend in the Granite State:

The International Classic Video Game Tournament

Wanna practice? Play some classic video games right now.

7th Annual Portsmouth Cocktail Competition

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4:20 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

N.H.'s Film Office Takes Lead In Promoting Crowdfunding Filmmakers

Rae Dawn Chong is using IndieGoGo to raise $25,000 to produce a TV pilot called "The Celebrant."
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

Crowdfunding is providing a new avenue of fundraising for New Hampshire’s independent filmmakers looking to make their projects a reality.

The state’s film and television office has taken a lead role in helping to promote film projects based in the Granite State using the online model of raising money.

It’s crunch time for Rae Dawn Chong.

We’re at a café in downtown Portsmouth, and she’s talking about meeting her fundraising goal of $25,000.

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9:31 am
Fri May 10, 2013

N.H. This Weekend: Knights & Knitting

Arts & Culture
9:38 am
Fri May 3, 2013

NH this Weekend: Free Comics & Cows

Hippo Editor Amy Diaz talks to Morning Edition about two events going on in the Granite State this weekend; Free Comic Book Day and  Opening day at Canterbury Shaker Village- featuring a Heifer Parade.

Links:

Double Midnight Comics in Manchester

Jetpack Comics in Rochester

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