Sometimes, to make a surprising discovery, all you've got to do is strap on your snowshoes and step outside. That was the case when correspondent Sean Hurley ventured out to some familiar trails this past week:
The Saint Anselm Abbey Players say this weekend's highly original one act play festival never fails to delight. The festival features three one-act experimental plays directed by students including "Here She Is!" by Joyce Carol Oates, "Wasp" by comedian Steve Martin and "November" written and directed by Saint Anselm senior Matthew Hurd.
Maine painter Meghan Howland has an exhibition in Rochester this weekend. You can visit the downtown gallery where a few of Meghan’s painting are hanging.
Zach talked with bandleader Mauro Durante via Skype from Italy about Pizzica music, the band's American tour, and if they are bringing enough warm clothes.
It’s not often you get to hear authentic world music in New Hampshire, especially in the dead of winter. But on February 6th at the Spaulding Auditorium in Hanover, the southern Italian band Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino will be bringing their high energy pizzica tarantata music and dance. Leading a new wave of young Italian artists reinventing and invigorating traditional Italian music, CGS includes six singers/musicians and a dancer.
I think it would be impossible not to have fun at a show like this:
We start off the weekend with a critically acclaimed documentary that has no dialogue, narrative, or text. The film is Samsara, filmed over five years in twenty five different countries; it’s a combination of music and imagery full of life and culture from all over the world. The film will be playing Friday, January 25 at Dartmouth’s Spaulding Theater.
There aren’t many roads that have books written about them, but we have one in New Hampshire. In 1973, writer Elizabeth Yates published “The Road Through Sandwich Notch”, which more than anything else helped secure the road’s preservation status as a part of the White Mountain National Forest. Sean Hurley has been running down and learning about the road for some time now and sends this reflection.
The third annual Black Ice Pond Championship gets underway today. This event features three days of open air hockey the way it all started back in 1883 in Concord- on a frozen pond. It got us thinking about the origins of the sport here in the Granite State. So we called up Jim Hayes, the Executive Director of New Hampshire Legends of Hockey, a non-profit that works to preserve the history of the sport in New Hampshire.
Community members gathered at events in Portsmouth, Hollis, and across the state today/Monday to celebrate the life – and the mission -- of Martin Luther King Jr.
Manchester, NH celebrated its 31st annual Martin Luther King Day community celebration at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
The Keynote speaker, Richard Haynes, is the Associate Director of Admissions for Diversity at UNH. He says he thinks about Martin Luther King’s legacy every day, as he drives to the University in Dover.
Comedian Jimmy Dunn has some advice for wannabe comics in New Hampshire.
“If you want to make it here in NH, you have to get a car that you can drive a lot. The most important thing, you need a honda civic, because you’re going to be putting 300 miles a night on your car if you’re any good at all. My first year I had an old Volkswagen and I put 60,000 miles on my car."
Dunn has since upgraded to a Nissan pick-up truck, more often than not overstuffed with surf boards and kayaks.
When reporter Sean Hurley heard that one of his neighbors was giving away Christmas trees, he wanted to find out more about this local charity. And what he found was that this man's very public act, letting people wander over his property to pick out and cut down one of the Christmas Trees, was also very private. This story won Second Place in the 2007 Best Feature category from the New Hampshire Associated Press Broadcasters Association.