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“Miss Richfield 1981: Sweet and Sour Richfield-Made in China!” hits The Music Hall

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Miss Richfield 1981“Sweet & Sour Richfield Made In China!” sees Miss Richfield 1981 tackle the latest trend in the United States: outsourcing.

The comedy production combines vocational challenges with colorful videos, sing-a-longs, and lots of audience interaction.

The comedic storyteller is gaining more and more fans with each theater stop.

“Sweet & Sour Richfield Made In China!” will be featured in The Music Hall Loft in August 25, 2013. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased online, via phone, or in the booth.

Participating sponsors of the event include: News Radio 96.7, Chase Construction, Kennebunk Savings, and WHEB.

For more information, please visit The Music Hall.


Red Square Moscow Screening

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The Music HallThe Music Hall is inviting everyone to the special screening of Live from Red Square Moscow happening on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 1:00 in the afternoon at the Historic Theater.

The show features two of Russia’s greatest singers, opera superstar Anna Ntrebko and acclaimed baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, as they appear for the first time together in Red Square. They will be singing popular arias and duets from some of the world’s best-loved operas including Tosca, Eugene Onegin, and Il Trovatore.

Anna Netrebko has transcended the boundaries typical of classical music stardom to become one of the world’s most widely recognized and highly regarded opera singers. Regularly headlining productions at virtually all of the world’s leading opera houses, the Russian soprano has been hailed as “the reigning new diva of the early 21st century”.

A celebrated recitalist in demand in every corner of the globe–from the Far East to the Middle East, from Australia to South America– Hvorostovsky has appeared at such venues as Wigmore Hall, London; Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh; Carnegie Hall, New York; the Teatro alla Scala, Milan; the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, Moscow; the Liceu, Barcelona; the Suntory Hall, Tokyo; and the Musikverein, Vienna. The singer regularly performs in concert with top orchestras like the New York Philharmonic and the Rotterdam Philharmonic, and conductors, including James Levine, Bernard Haitink, Claudio Abbado, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Yuri Termikanov and Valery Gergiev.

Tickets for the show are sold at $20 for regular audience and $15 for 18 years old and under.

For more information about the other programs presented by the Music Hall, please visit http://www.themusichall.org.

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Pearl and the Beard at the Loft

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The Music HallThe Music Hall’s Martingale Wharf Singer Songwriter Series presents Pearl and the Beard. The band will be performing on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 8:00 pm at the Loft.

Pearl and the Beard is a folk-pop trio from New York City. Their songs feature prominent three-part vocal harmonies with instrumentation that includes cello, guitar, glockenspiel, accordion, and drums. They are on the roster of Family Records and have worked with producer Franz Nicolay. They have been featured on World Cafe from NPR and have opened for singer-songwriters Ani DiFranco and Ingrid Michaelson.

The band is composed of Jocelyn Mackenzie on percussion, kazoo, and vocals; Emily Hope Price on cello and vocals; and Jeremy Styles on acoustic guitar and vocals.

Mackenzie and Styles met at an open mic back in 2008 and began writing songs together. They met Price a few months later at another open mic where she joined the group. They are currently working on their third album which is rumored to be released in fall of 2013.

Tickets for the show are sold for $15.

To find out more about the shows presented by the Music Hall, please visit http://www.themusichall.org.

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Terence Blanchard Quintet Performance

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The Music HallThe Music Hall’s Intimately Yours Series proudly presents the special performance of the Terence Blanchard Quintet happening on Thursday, August 1, 2013 from 7:30 in the evening onwards at the Historic Theater.

Blanchard is renowned in jazz circles as a remarkable trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. Vanity Fair writes, “He plays the most coolly expressive trumpet in jazz, transmuting the instrument’s repertoire of smears, growls, peeps and blasts into an astonishingly fluid language both luxurious and controlled.”

A veteran of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers (recommended by Wynton Marsalis as his replacement in 1983), Blanchard began his own recording career in a band co-led with saxophonist Donald Harrison, delivering two albums for Concord and three more for Columbia before launching his solo career with his eponymous 1991 album, also for Columbia. He delivered nine albums for Columbia and Sony Classical.

Tickets for the show are sold at $28 for members and $32 for non-members.

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Papercuts and Friends at the Press Room

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Papercuts and Friends at the Press RoomTim McCoy and the Papercuts will be taking center stage at the Press Room on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 8:00 in the evening onwards.

Tim McCoy and The Papercuts is a rock band based out of Dover, New Hampshire and was founded by Seacoast musician Tim McCoy of Heavens to Murgatroid, Weed Inc., Lemon Fresh Kids, Starch, Jon Nolan and Hokum, The Monster Makers/Gay Bride of Frankenstein, and The Donkey Show.

The band is composed of Jason Boyce, Dan McGarry, Billy Butler of Gay Bride of Frankenstein, and Jamie Biscomb.

The band’s albums have been produced and recorded by singer, song writer Jon Nolan of Say Zuzu and Jon Nolan and Hokum. Nolan is the owner and operator of Milltown Recording Company.

McCoy and Nolan have been playing and recording together since 1992. Jamie Biscomb was discovered at Paddy’s American Grill in the Pease International Tradeport by McCoy’s friend and collaborator Tim Theriault, guitarist for Sully Erna’s of Godsmack solo project Avalon (Sully Erna album).

Tickets for the show are sold at $5.

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Jack the Giant Slayer at PPL

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Jack the Giant SlayerThe Portsmouth Public Library is inviting everyone to the screening of Jack the Giant Slayer on August 5, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 in the evening at the Levenson Community Room.

Jack the Giant Slayer (previously titled Jack the Giant Killer) is a 2013 American fantasy adventure film based on the fairy tales “Jack the Giant Killer” and “Jack and the Beanstalk”. The film is directed by Bryan Singer with a screenplay written by Darren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrie, and Dan Studney and stars Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor. The film tells the story of Jack, a young farmhand who must rescue a princess from a race of giants after inadvertently opening a gateway to their world.

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

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Writers in the Loft with J. Courtney Sullivan

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J Courtney Sullivan EngagementsThe Music Hall is inviting everyone to the Writers in the Loft event featuring novelist J. Courtney Sullivan on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 7:00 in the evening. She will be talking about her latest book, The Engagements.

J. Courtney Sullivan is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Commencement and Maine. Maine was named Best Book of the Year by Time magazine, and Washington Post Notable Book for 2011. Courtney’s writing has also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, New York magazine, Elle, Glamour, Allure, Men’s Vogue, and the New York Observer, among others. She is a contributor to the essay anthology The Secret Currency of Love and co-editor of Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Tickets are sold for $41 (non-members) and $38 (members). This is inclusive of a reserved seat, a copy of the book, a bar beverage, and access to the Q&A and book signing/meet and greet.

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

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Menopause the Musical at the Historic Theater

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Menopause the MusicalGet ready for a hilarious take on the biggest change that women face in their lives as Jeanie Linders’ Menopause The Musical takes center stage at the Historic Theater on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 7:30 in the evening onwards.

Menopause The Musical® is the work of writer Jeanie Linders. This uplifting 90-minute production includes parodies from the ’60s and ’70s and ’80s.  It culminates with a salute to women who are experiencing The Change.

Set in a department store, where four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra meet by chance at a lingerie sale.  The all-female cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. A sisterhood is created between these diverse women as they realize that menopause is no longer The Silent Passage.

Tickets are sold for $53 (Gold Section), $43 (A Section), and $33 (B and C Section). There is also a special VIP Package available for $33 which includes a Cast Meet and Greet as well as a signed poster.

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

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Girls Guns & Glory at the Press Room

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Girls Guns and Glory Press RoomThe Press Room is inviting everyone to the performance of Girls Guns & Glory happening on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 9:00 in the evening.

Girls Guns & Glory (GGG) is the brainchild of Lonesome Day recording artist Ward Hayden. Hayden formed GGG in the Winter of 2005 and within 2 weeks of the groups formation they entered Noise in the Attic Studios to begin a prolific period of recording. Releasing 3 critically acclaimed full-length albums in many years (Fireworks & Alcohol – 2006; Pretty Little Wrecking Ball – 2007; Inverted Valentine – 2008). Hayden’s original compositions conjure the palpable ache of a crushed heart; they touch on themes of love lost and hope found, and their words alone could be published in anthologies of poetry.

GGG is now an internationally touring band, named Independent Artist of the Year at the French Country Music Awards, and two-time winner of both the Roots Act of Year (Boston Phoenix Awards) and Americana Act of the Year (Boston Music Awards). GGG is also the only band of its genre to ever take home the top honors of Act of the Year (Boston Music Awards) and to win the legendary WBCN Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble.

 Tickets are sold for $7.

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

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Judith Murray at the Press Room

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Judith Murray Performs at the Press RoomGet ready for a night of smooth tunes as jazz crooner Judith Murray takes center stage at the Press Room on Monday, July 22, 2013 from 8:00 in the evening onwards.

Judith sings music that is classy, sultry, and swinging! Best known for her take on the jazz standards of the 1930s’, 40s’ and 50’s genre, ala Billie Holiday, she has been accused of being a consummate professional when it comes to getting inside the lyrics of a song.

Admission to the show is free of charge but it is strictly a 21 and over event.

This show is presented by the Press Room, New Hampton’s premier life music source. Opened in 1976 by Jay Smith with an emphasis on live jazz and folk music, the pub became a second living room for many of its patrons. Since 1995 new owner Jay Gardner has continued to offer live music seven nights a week while expanding the entertainment to include blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, and even Latin jazz.

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

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