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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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Arts & Culture
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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Arts & Culture
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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Arts & Culture
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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Arts & Culture
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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Arts & Culture
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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Arts & Culture
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.


Double Midnight Comics in Manchester

Jetpack Comics in Rochester

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Arts & Culture
2:38 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

For Artist, 'Draw New Hampshire' A Trip Down Memory Lane

Isles of Shoals from Rye
Sue Anne Bottomley

New Hampshire is already small, but for artist Sue Anne Bottomley, everyone's practically a neighbor.

Or they are since the New London woman spent the last two years visiting each town with the goal of drawing pictures of all of them. Bottomley has produced a blog called Colorful Journey where she displays her drawings and tells each town's tales.

Bouncing beside her grandpa down rutted dirt roads  in his old  Chevy pickup truck, a 5-year-old, Sue Anne Bottomley discovered New Hampshire.

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Arts & Culture
1:43 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

The Audio Orchard for May

1.Vampire Weekend, Diane Young

New Album: Modern Vampires of the City

May 15, Agganis Arena, Boston, MA

2.Iron and Wine, Grace for Saints and Ramblers

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Arts & Culture
12:53 pm
Wed April 24, 2013


Credit Logan Shannon

VIDEO: The New England based band Darlingside has long been a favorite here at Word of Mouth, so on their recent visit to a song writing and music business summit at the Concord Community Music School, we invited them to play a few tunes live in Studio D. Afterwards producer Zach Nugent sat down to chat with guitarist Don Mitchell and drummer and Concord area native son Sam Kapala.

Production help from Logan Shannon and Taylor Quimby

"Blow the House Down"

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Fri April 5, 2013

NH this Weekend: Made in NH

Credit Hippo

Hippo Editor Amy Diaz previews the Made in NH Expo and a new exhibit at the Currier Museum of Art- "Crafting Settlement".

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3:38 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Tasting China's Most Expensive Teas

Sheryl Rich-Kern, NHPR

In China, early April is prime time for tea picking.

In New Hampshire, the Confucius Institute a partnership between the University of New Hampshire and Chengdu University in China — honored the season this week with a tea sampling at the UNH-Manchester campus.

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Arts & Culture
8:48 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

The Audio Orchard Podcast for April

1. Generationals, Ten-Twenty-Ten

April 24, State Theatre, Portland, ME

2. Alice Smith, Fool For You

April 9, Brighton Music Hall, Allston, MA

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