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Jim Brickman at the Historic Theater

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Jim BrickmanDon’t miss the chance to experience one of the most romantic concerts this year as hit-maker, pianist, and recording artist Jim Brickman takes center stage at the Historic Theater on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 8:00 in the evening onwards.

Throughout his long career, Brickman has also shared his artistry with luminaries such as Kenny Loggins, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Michael Bolton, Donny Osmond, Richie McDonald of country vocal group Lonestar, smooth jazz saxophonist Dave Koz , Olivia Newton-John, and Canadian country singer Michelle Wright. Along the way he’s been rewarded for his melodically sublime style with two Grammy Award nominations, a couple of SESAC “Songwriter of the Year” Awards, a Canadian Country Music Award and a Dove Award presented by the Gospel Music Association. He’s also the author of two best-selling books, 2001’s Simple Things and 2005’s Love Notes, co-written with Cindy Pearlman.

Joining Brickman is actor, musician, and writer John Trones who has been touring Southeast Asia with the earlier.

Tickets are sold for $48.25 and $38.25.

For more information, please visit http://www.themusichall.org.

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National Velvet Screening at the Loft

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National VelvetDon’t miss the screening of National Velvet at the Music Hall Loft on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 2:00 in the afternoon.

National Velvet is the story of a twelve-year old girl, Velvet Brown (Elizabeth Taylor), in Sewels, Sussex, England, who wins a spirited gelding in a raffle and trains him for the Grand National steeplechase aided by her father’s (Donald Crisp) hired hand: a young drifter, Mi Taylor (Mickey Rooney), who claims to have found Mrs. Brown’s name and address among his late father’s effects. Mi loathes horses; when he was a jockey in Manchester, he caused a collision which resulted in the death of another jockey.

National Velvet is a 1944 Technicolor sports film based on the novel by Enid Bagnold, published in 1935. In 2003, National Velvet was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

Tickets are sold for $9 (adults) and $7 (seniors, students, and military).

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Elemental screens at The Music Hall

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Elemental“Elemental” will be showing at The Music Hall’s Historic Theater on August 22, 2013.

The documentary follows the story of three outsiders: Rajendra Singh, an official of the Indian government; Activist Eriel Deranger; and Jay Harman, an inventor. The three are obsessed with nature and are decided on changing the status quo. Each of these individuals tackle global issues related to water and climate change.

Tickets can be purchased online and at the ticket booth.

Participating sponsors include: The Rosa Restaurant, News Radio 96.7, Allergy Associates of New Hampshire, Calvert Investments, Rudi’s Portsmouth, People’s United Bank, and PortsmoutNH.com

For more information, please visit The Music Hall.


Hitchcock’s Vertigo at the Loft

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VertigoDon’t miss the screening of Vertigo at the Music Hall Loft on Friday, August 23, 2013 from 7:30 in the evening onwards.

Vertigo is a 1958 psychological thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock based on the 1954 novel D’entre les morts by Boileau-Narcejac. The screenplay was written by Alec Coppel and Samuel A. Taylor.

The film stars James Stewart as former police detective John “Scottie” Ferguson, who has been forced into early retirement due to disabilities (vertigo and clinical depression) incurred in the line of duty. Scottie is hired as a private investigator to follow a woman, Madeleine Elster (Kim Novak) who is behaving peculiarly.

Tickets for the show are sold at $9 for adults and $7 for seniors ages 60 and up, students, and members of the military.

This is part of the Extraordinary Cinema series and is sponsored by The Rosa Restaurant.

For more information, please call the Music Hall at (603) 436-9900 or visit http://www.themusichall.org.

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Blue Jasmine at the Historic Theater

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Blue Jasmine ShowingDon’t miss the screening of Blue Jasmine at the Historic Theater on Friday, August 23, 2013 from 7:30 in the evening onwards.

Blue Jasmine is a 2013 American drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. It was released on July 26, 2013 in New York and Los Angeles. It follows the story of elegant New York socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) who moves into her sister’s modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again after everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal (Alec Baldwin).

The film also stars Bobby Cannavale as Chili, Louis C.K. as Al, Andrew Dice Clay as Augie, Sally Hawkins as Ginger, Peter Sarsgaard as Dwight Westlake, Michael Stuhlbarg as Dr. Flicker, Tammy Blanchard as Jane, Max Casella as Eddie, and Alden Ehrenreich as Danny Francis.

Tickets are sold at $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, students, and military.

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Mica’s Groove Train at the Press Room

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The Press Room Presents Mica’s Groove TrainThe Press Room is inviting everyone to the special performance of Mica’s Groove Train happening on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 9:00 in the evening.

Mica’s Groove Train is what happens when a group of ridiculously talented musicians who really enjoy creating music, get together. Dubbed as ‘New England’s hottest R&B group, this ensemble has a smooth-jazz sound with funk edges. A unique lyrical style and melodic sound, blended with a superior rhythm section, Mica’s Groove Train produces feel good sounds to make your hips sway and your smile widen.

The band is composed of Yamica Peterson on vocals, keyboards, guitar, and percussion; Jim Dozet on guitar; Chad Owen on bass; and Chris Thurston on drums.

Tickets for the show are sold at $5. This is a 21 and over only event.

For more information about the events hosted by the Press Room, please visit their website at http://pressroomnh.com.

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Elemental at the Historic Theater

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Elemental Showing at the Historic TheaterThe Music Hall is inviting everyone to the screening of the documentary, “Elemental” happening on Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 7:30 in the evening onwards at the Historic Theater.

Elemental tells the story of three individuals united by their deep connection with nature and driven to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time.

Separated by continents yet sharing an unwavering commitment to protecting nature, the characters in this story are complex, flawed, postmodern heroes for whom stemming the tide of environmental destruction fades in and out of view – part mirage, part miracle.

Tickets for the show are sold at $9 for adults and $7 for seniors ages 60 and above, students, and members of the military.

The event is part of the Film Matters Series and is sponsored by 96.7 News Radio, the Allergy Associates of New Hampshire, Calvert Investments, Rudi’s Portsmouth, People’s United Bank, and PotsmouthNH.com.

For more information, please visit http://www.themusichall.org/.

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City of Ember at PPL

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City of Ember Movie ShowingThe Portsmouth Public Library is inviting everyone to the special screening of City of Ember happening on August 25, 2013 from 2:00 to 3:35 in the afternoon at the Levenson Community Room.

City of Ember is a 2008 science fiction fantasy film based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Jeanne DuPrau. It was directed by Gil Kenan from a screenplay by Caroline Thompson, and stars Saoirse Ronan, Harry Treadaway, Bill Murray, Mackenzie Crook, Martin Landau and Tim Robbins. It was released in October 2008, just two months after the release of the final “Book of Ember”, The Diamond of Darkhold.

This event is free and open to members of the community. Children under the age of ten should be accompanied by an adult caregiver at all times.

For inquiries, please contact Youth Services at 1-603-766-1740 or at sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com. For more information about the events hosted by the Library, please visit http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/library/.

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Mike Stockbridge at the Press Room

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The Press Room Presents Mike StockbridgeDon’t miss Mike Stockbidge’s performance at the Press Room on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 9:00 in the evening onwards.

Mike Stockbridge is a guitarist, composer, and music educator based in Boston, MA. He attended Berklee College of Music and the University of Maine. He performs regularly throughout New England with his trio and occasionally with a quartet or quintet. Mike’s guitar work has been featured on radio shows in France, Portugal, Macedonia, and other parts of Europe.

 Mike has performed and recorded with a diverse group of musicians including: Toshiko Akiyoshi, Alex Vittum, Steve Grover, Tony Gaboury, David Wells, Andy Rice, Dr. Frank Mauceri, Sunday Labor, Charles Toor, Brad Terry, Jonathan Lorentz, and Jared Steer,to name a few. In 2009 he released his first full length, self-titled album as a bandleader which has been met with many positive reviews; proving that Mike Stockbridge is a uniquely fresh voice in the New England jazz scene.

For more information, please visit http://pressroomnh.com.

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Chris Klaxton at the Press Room

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Chris Klaxton at the Press RoomDon’t miss Chris Klaxton as he takes center stage at the Press Room on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 9:00 in the evening onwards.

As a freelance trumpet player, pianist, and educator, Chris Klaxton has found himself part of a world class musical community spanning from jazz to bluegrass / country, hip hop, reggae, indie rock, and classical music. As pianist and trumpeter for New England hip hop group, The Press Project, Klaxton has opened for Soulive, Boyz II Men, George Clinton, and was invited to perform at the 2008 Bonnaroo Music Festival.

Klaxton is a current member of critically acclaimed NH based Tan Vampires, contributing trumpet, guitar, and percussion and also appears regularly as trumpeter and keyboardist with Moe Pope, Boston EMCEE and recently voted “Hip Hop Artist of the Year” (2012 Boston Music Awards).

As a composer, Chris Klaxton’s work is featured in his self-led ensembles as well as In Ears and Eyes, an experimental performing / visual art project with artist Roger Goldenberg.

For more information, please visit http://pressroomnh.com.

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