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Not My Life to be screened at The Music Hall

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Not My LifeNot My Life, a film that documents the dehumanizing practices of human trafficking on a global scale, will be featured in The Music Hall’s Historic Theater later this month.

Presented by The NH Commission to Combat Human Trafficking, World Affairs Council of NH, and Freedom Café, the film was shot in five continents across a number of countries. It takes a closer look at what is considered as modern slavery.

Panelists in attendance include Erin Albright, Anti-Trafficking Coordinator at the International Institute of New England, and Sandra Matheson, the Director of the Attorney General’s State Office of Victim/Witness Assistance.

Sponsors of the event include: The Rosa Restaurant, 96.7 News Radio, Allergy Associates of New Hampshire, Calvert Investments, Rudi’s Portsmouth, People’s United Bank, and PortsmouthNH.com.

Ticket can be purchased online or in the booth.

For more information, please visit The Music Hall.


Chris Klaxton Quintet at the Press Room

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Chris Klaxton Performs at the Press RoomMusician extraordinaire Chris Klaxton and his quintet band will be taking center stage at the Press Room on July 21, 2013 from 6:00 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.

Tickets for the show are sold at $10.

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

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British Arrows Awards at the Historic Theater

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British Arrows AwardsThe Historic Theater is inviting everyone to catch the screening of the British Arrows Awards happening on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 7:30 in the evening onwards.

British Arrows is the new name for the British Television Advertising Awards which began in 1976 to recognize and reward the best television and cinema commercials made by British advertising agencies and production companies. The event attracts an entry of almost a thousand commercials, and a similar number of people attend the presentation of awards each March.

This event is part of the Wildcard Movies series hosted by the Music hall. Tickets are sold at $9 for adults and $7 for seniors, students, and members of the military. These can be purchased through the Music Hall website or at the box office. For ticketing inquiries, please call (603) 436-2400.

The series is sponsored by The Rosa Restaurant, Cocked Hat Ventures, LLC, and WSCA 106.1 FM Portsmouth Community Radio.

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Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche at the Loft

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Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright RocheExplore the wonders of music through an exceptional mother-daughter tandem and don’t miss Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche as they take center stage at the Music hall Loft on Friday, July 26, 2013 from 8:00 in the evening onwards.

With the latest release of their collaborative album Fairytale and Myth, the duo is all set to bring their audience to a wonderland of harmonies. Suzzy is the founding member of The Roches—an all female family band while Lucy has been doing tours as a solo singer-songwriter. Equally talented in music, the pair is bound to get everyone swaying to their tunes in no time.

This event is part of the Martingale Wharf Singer Songwriter Series. Tickets for the show are sold at $22 and are available at the box office.

For more information about the shows hosted by the Music Hall, please visit their website at http://www.themusichall.org.

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Stories We Tell at the Historic Theater

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The Music HallUncover a family’s best kept secret and catch the screening of ­Stories We Tell at the Historic Theater on Friday, July 26, 2013 from 7:30 in the evening onwards.

The film is a 2012 Canadian documentary by Sarah Polley and produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). It premiered August 29, 2012 at the 69th Venice International Film Festival, and then played at the 39th Telluride Film Festival and the 37th Toronto International Film Festival.

It looks at the relationship between Polley’s parents, including the revelation that the filmmaker was the product of an extramarital affair. It incorporates Super-8 footage shot to look like home movies, interviews with Polley’s siblings and other relatives, and Michael Polley’s narration of his memoir. The cast includes Rebecca Jenkins, who plays Polley’s mother Diane in the Super-8 re-creations.

Tickets are available online and in the box office and are sold at $9 for adults and $7 for seniors, students, and military.

For more information, please visit www.themusichall.org.

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Ethan Lipton to rock The Music Hall

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Ethan LiptonEthan Lipton and his band will be performing at The Music Hall’s Historic Theater on July 20, 2013.

The United News Service describes Lipton’s music as a fusion of Frank Sinatra and Tom Waits.

Lipton and his band have released four albums. In New York, the band has played in the most hip and happening bars—making them even more popular in the city’s local music scene.

Ticket prices are $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

Participating sponsors in the event include Jumpin’ Jays Fish Café, Raka, 92.5 the river, and Clear Eye Photo.

For more information, please visit The Music Hall.


Rhythm Method at the Press Room

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Rythm Method BandThe Press Room is inviting everyone for a night of extraordinary music as the Rhythm Method band takes center stage on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 9::00 in the evening onwards.

Rhythm Method has been entertaining a wide variety of audiences since 1997. The band’s success and longevity is due to the professionalism that they bring to each and every gig, as well as their commitment to the music they are performing. The band has played in clubs, restaurants, theaters, festivals, wedding receptions, backyard parties, college functions, company parties, cruises, camps, ski- jumping exhibitions, fund raisers, pig roasts, motorcycle rallies, country bandstands/gazebos, and will play in most any other occasion you can think of!

The Band is composed of Pete Peterson on guitar and lead vocals, Gene Guth on drums and vocals, Chuck Wentzel on lead guitar and vocals, Yamica Peterson on vocals and percussion, and Chad Owen on bass.

Tickets for the show are sold at $5.

Learn more about the band at http://www.theonlymethod.com.

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Historical Tour at the Victorian Theater

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The Music HallThe Music Hall is inviting everyone to discover the beginnings of Portsmouth’s premier landmark Victorian Theater and be a part of the Historic Theater Historical Tour happening on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 5:30 in the afternoon onwards.

The tour is arranged and guided by Music Hall Historian and theater production Manager Zhana Morris. Guests will be able to know the tales of sailors who rigged the theater in the late 19th Century, its flashy and famous owners, and stars across three centuries.

Visitors will see the passage of time through the building’s award-winning restorations and renovations which have brought back details dating back to 1878 and 1901, the hall’s periods of architectural significance

Tickets for the event are sold at $5 for members and $7.50 for non-members. For ticketing inquiries, please contact the box office at (603) 436-2400. For more information about the events hosted by The Music Hall, please visit their website at http://www.themusichall.org.

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Not My Life at the Historic Theater

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Not My LifeThe Music Hall, in partnership with the NH Commission to Combat Human Trafficking, World Affairs Council of NH and Freedom Café in Durham proudly presents a special screening of Not My Life on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 7:30 in the evening at the Historic Theater.

Not My Life is the first film to comprehensively depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual exploitation, and child soldiering.

Tickets for the show are sold at $9 for adults and $7 for seniors ages 60 and above, students, and members of the military. These can be purchased at the box office or online.

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

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Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra at the Historic Theater

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Ethan Lipton and His OrchestraCatch the special performance of Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra at the Historic Theater on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 8:00 in the evening.

Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra has been a band since 2005, playing around New York (Joe’s Pub, Barbes, Rockwood, Celebrate Brooklyn) and beyond (MASS MoCA, Camden Opera House, Grand Performances). The band includes Ethan Lipton (vocals), Eben Levy (guitar), Ian M. Riggs (standup bass) and Vito Dieterle (sax). Ethan writes the lyrics and melody, and the quartet arranges the songs together.

EL&hO has released five albums (three studio, two live) and has been named the city’s “Best Lounge Act” by New York Magazine. In 2012, the band won an Obie Award for “No Place to Go,” a theatrical song cycle written by Ethan about a man who loses his job, which was produced by the Public Theater at Joe’s Pub.

Tickets for the show are sold at $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

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

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