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9:57 am
Fri February 14, 2014

NH This Weekend: Fire, Ice & Birds

Don't let the weather get you down; get out of the house this weekend and check out the Portsmouth Fire & Ice Festival  or help celebrate the Audubon's 100th Birthday Bash.

Hippo Editor Amy Diaz talked with Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley about the events in Portsmouth, including an ice bar and dog sled rides at Strawbery Banke.

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6:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

NH This Weekend: Groundhogs & Oscar Shorts

Credit qmnonic via Flickr Creative Commons

It has been a rough winter so far. Maybe you’re wondering when it will ease up. Forget the weather forecasters; there’s a certain woodchuck in PA that should know something; and if we have to wake him up and drag him out of his hole to tell us, well, that’s what we’re going to do.  So it’s with great fanfare that Ground Hog Weekend is here. Hippo Editor Amy Diaz has some suggestions to celebrate right here in New Hampshire, including a way to get up close and personal with whistle-pig. 

Ground Hog Day has actually become a cultural event, hasn’t it?

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9:41 am
Fri January 17, 2014

NH This Weekend: Farmers Markets & Comfort Food

In recent years, the idea of winter farmers markets has caught on. In New Hampshire, the Department of Agriculture website lists 21 markets that run at least monthly; some weekly. So what will you find a farmer’s market in the middle of cold, snowy January? Hippo Editor Amy Diaz has done some research- she’s here to tell us about it.

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5:00 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Rare Beethoven Manuscript Goes Up For Auction In N.H.

A sketchleaf for the Missa Solemnis opens up Beethoven's creative process.
Credit RR Auction

If you’d like to hold a piece of Beethoven’s musical history, you’ll need to act fast.

RR Auction in Amherst, New Hampshire, which specializes in rare autographs, closes bidding Wednesday evening on a manuscript dating back to 1820. The single page contains ink and pencil marks made by Beethoven as he composed one his last major works, the rarely-performed religious piece Missa Solemnis.

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9:26 am
Fri January 10, 2014

NH This Weekend: Rollerskates & The American Dream

Roller skating had been around for decades, but in 1980 it reached a cultural zenith with the release of the movie Xanadu. And now, you can experience it on stage at the Palace Theater. Hippo Editor Amy Diaz tells us about this musical on wheels and an exhibition at the Currier.

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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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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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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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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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