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The Christian observance of Lent, recently concluded, is a practice shared with many other world religious traditions. It is a period of selfdenial and discipline, a way of reminding believers that selfcontrol is one of the keys to spiritual fulfillment. For years now, a friend of mine observes the forty-day Lenten period by abstaining from all alcoholic beverages: a difficult task for a gentleman who enjoys a good glass of wine. Yes, it’s true that by the fourth week of Lent he’s a little hard to live with. Nonetheless, we all admire his discipline and certainly cheer him on till Easter, when he can once again indulge his love of the grape. No, he’s not an alcoholic. He is just convinced that the exercise strengthens his will power. Discipline is rather out of fashion these days, especially in a culture of instant gratification. From mainstream media to social media, there is the ever-present message that “You can’t be too good to yourself” whether it is a Starbucks “made just as you like it” or the on-demand movies that are only a click away. It even seems mean-spirited to suggest personal denial of any kind. Yet athletes and others in training to achieve a higher, often longer-term goal, do it regularly. It’s interesting to track our societal focus on the individual. In cleaning out an old box of magazines in a relative’s basement, I came across some dating back to the 1930s. Their names represent an interesting transition. The stack began with Life magazine, Look magazine, and Time. But then, over the years, there followed People magazine, and not long thereafter Us magazine, and finally, Self. The practice of religious discipline isn’t intended to deny the value of the self, but it does seek to remind one of his or her place in a larger context. We might think of it as the difference between being self-centered and having a centered self. As the national and geopolitical events of the day remind us, we live in communities and the strength of those communities is based on our willingness to go beyond immediate personal wants in order to serve the needs of others. We Americans are, by and large, generous folks. Whether prompted to respond to a natural disaster or a community tragedy, we are moved to reach out and help. As the current presidential campaign shows all too clearly, self-interest is the value most appealed to. Yes, we must close the income gap, the opportunity gap, and the education gap. But doing so may well entail foregoing immediate personal benefits for the longerterm sake of our communities.

Stephen Reno is the executive director of Leadership NH and former chancellor of the University System of NH. His email is

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ON THE COVER 12 SHAKESPEARE ON TOUR The bard’s First Folio visits Manchester, and with it come all kinds of Shakespeare-inspired events, from sonnet readings to theatrical performances. ALSO ON THE COVER, For the first time, NH Open Doors is hosting a spring event to showcase the state’s artisans and makers (p. 20). Don your kilt and get into the Scottish spirit at a festival featuring Highland dance and music (p. 26). And check out one of three new breweries opening this month in southern New Hampshire (p. 40).


NEWS & NOTES 4 Nashua could take a page from Concord’s Complete Streets book; where gambling might go now that Rockingham Park is off the table; PLUS News in Brief. 8 Q&A 9 QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX 10 SPORTS THIS WEEK 20 THE ARTS: 20 ART NH Open Doors. 22 THEATER Chicago. 24 CLASSICAL Listings for events around town. INSIDE/OUTSIDE: 27 KIDDIE POOL Family fun events this weekend. 28 GARDENING GUY Henry Homeyer offers advice on your outdoors. 32 TREASURE HUNT There’s gold in your attic. 36 CAR TALK Automotive advice. CAREERS: 38 ON THE JOB What it’s like to be a... FOOD: 40 SO MANY NEW BREWS Gale Motor Co. Eatery; In the Kitchen; Weekly Dish; Wine; Perishables. POP CULTURE: 50 REVIEWS CDs, books, TV and more. Amy Diaz sees movies for grownups: Eye in the Sky and Hello, My Name Is Doris. NITE: 58 BANDS, CLUBS, NIGHTLIFE A talk with Bela Fleck; Nightlife, music & comedy listings and more. 60 ROCK AND ROLL CROSSWORD A puzzle for the music-lover. 62 MUSIC THIS WEEK Live music at your favorite bars and restaurants. ODDS & ENDS: 68 CROSSWORD 69 SIGNS OF LIFE 69 SUDOKU 70 NEWS OF THE WEIRD 70 THIS MODERN WORLD

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NEWS & NOTES Rich Ashooh for CD1

As widely expected, former defense contractor Rich Ashooh has joined the GOP primary to unseat 1st Congressional District representative Frank Guinta. The Union Leader reported Ashooh, who most recently has been directing the UNH Law School’s Rudman Center, said his reasons for joining the race have to do with the “unprecedented” problems with national security, the economy, the debt and deficit and health care reform. When asked about Guinta’s election finance scandal (based on FEC findings that Guinta accepted an illegal donation of $350,000 from his parents), Ashooh shied away from the subject except to acknowledge that newspapers concluded he had lost the trust of the voters. Ashooh ran against Guinta for Congress in 2010 and lost. He was previously the director of strategy and planning for BAE Systems. State Rep. Pam Tucker is also in the GOP primary race. Democrats in the race are businessman Shawn O’Connor and former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter.

Bobcat hunt

New rules that would reinstate a bobcat hunting and trapping season were blocked by lawmakers who oppose the plan. The Union Leader reported the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules voted 9 to 1 to put the hunt on hold. Prior to the vote was an hour of testimony that was punctuated by some applause from the crowd gathered for the meeting, which the JLCAR chair threatened to close the hearing over. Committee members raised concerns about traps catching endangered species of lynx, but Fish and Game Executive Director Glenn Normandeau said in his testimony that there are different rules in areas of the state where the lynx are likely to roam. Committee members also said they felt the Fish and Game Commission didn’t give full consideration to public input before voting to approve the hunt because only a week had passed between the submission of 5,000 comments and the vote. And emails obtained through a Right to Know request by the Humane Society show the HIPPO | APRIL 7 - 13, 2016 | PAGE 4

Commission Chair Ted Tichy had staked out a position in favor of the hunt early on and said he would not be swayed by the “politically correct movement.” Tichy himself did not vote, however, as the chair vote is only for breaking ties.

Gov race

A third Democrat has entered the gubernatorial race. NHPR reported former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand announced his bid. He says his primary reason for running is to tackle the opioid epidemic and launched his campaign at a Manchester recovery center. Marchand told reporters he thinks the state needs to spend $10 million on adding treatment options for addicts to solve the heroin and fentanyl crisis. He is against a sales and income tax and casino gambling. The two other Democrats in the race are Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern and former state securities chief Mark Connolly. On the Republican side, top Senate budget writer Jeanie Forrester also joined the race, the Union Leader reported. Forrester is a three-term senator and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. She co-owns an environmental technology company with her husband Keith. She’s the fourth Republican to enter the race after Executive Councilor Chris Sununu, Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas and State Rep. Frank Edelblut of Wilton.

DCYF review

After initial equivocations from state officials about whether an independent review of the Division of Children, Youth and Families will include two recent child death cases, the governor’s office announced that it will include them. The Union Leader reported that a spokesman for Gov. Maggie Hassan made the announcement hours after a lawyer representing the family members of the late Brielle Gage and Sadie Willott — toddlers who died allegedly from parental abuse and neglect — hand-delivered a letter to the governor’s office saying that recent reports from the news media quoting officials was a slap in the face to the families he represents. Officials had previously said the review will include a random sample of 100 cases.

Elliot Hospital

The independent nonprofit Elliot Hospital is weighing whether to merge with another health care organization. The Union Leader reported the hospital has not made any decisions yet. Last year, it hired a firm to look into whether the hospital can remain independent long-term given the changing industry environment. It also sent out a request for proposals to see if there were any interested parties. According to some reports, Hospital Corporation of America might be interested in merging.

The Loudon fire department will have access to the hydraulic extrication tool set that sits in storage at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway for roughly half the year, the Concord Monitor reported. The department’s equipment is aging and the Speedway’s director of operations, who joined as a volunteer firefighter two years ago, arranged for the tools to be available at no cost. CONCORD

Moody’s Investor Service downgraded the credit score for Pinkerton Academy in Derry. According to a press release, the downgrade from A2 to Baa2 was largely due to poor financial management that led to an annual audit and accountant’s report being delivered to the trustee late.

A popular reality show broadcast live in Manchester that Hooksett follows a pair of peregrine falcons through a webcam got upgraded just in time for egg-laying. The webcam is now Goffstown high-def and includes audio. So far, the mother has laid at least four eggs. New HampMANCHESTER shire Audubon biologists say it takes about five weeks for the eggs to gestate. Bedford

A partnership between police-related organizations Derry and the teacher’s prevent bulAmherstunion has helped toMerrimack lying in Nashua schools. The Telegraph of Nashua reported the coalition has hosted a number ofLondonderry well Milford attended forums to help protect kids from bullying both online and on the playground. NASHUA

weapon in the Pamela Smart case expressed concern that the gun will be released back to its owner. will be sold the highest bidder. The Union Leader reported Judge Andrew Schulman reluctantly New U.S. Attorney agreed to release the gun, which Emily Gray Rice was sworn had been in lockup for 26 years in as New Hampshire’s new U.S. after it was used in the execution- Attorney on March 31. She was style killing of Gregory Smart by nominated by President Obama his wife’s teenage lover at her and supported by Sen. Jeanne Expanded Medicaid behest. The owner, Vance Lat- Shaheen and Sen. Kelly Ayotte. The state Senate passed a Greg Smart gun House bill that would reauthorize After nearly 30 years being time Sr., is the father of one of the She was previously a professor at expanded Medicaid, using contri- locked in evidence, the murder killer’s accomplices. Schulman the UNH School of Law. butions from insurance companies and hospitals to avoid spending state money. NHPR reported the vote was 16 to 8 to keep 48,000 DARTMOUTH STUDENTS TRUMP’S MAN Granite Staters insured through Libraries across the North America will Corey Lewandowski of Windham, the camthe program based on their poverchange the phrase “illegal aliens” in subpaign manager for Donald Trump, was ty levels. Gov. Maggie Hassan has ject headings to “noncitizens” and “unauthorcharged with misdemeanor battery by police said she will sign the bill. Before ized immigrants” thanks to work by students in Jupiter, Florida. The charges follow earlier at Dartmouth College. According to The Dartreports and ultimately video footage showing the vote Sen. Andy Sanborn of mouth newspaper, the change was first proLewandowski aggressively grabbing a female Bedford argued against the bill, posed by Dartmouth’s Coalition for Immireporter by the arm during a March 8 camsaying it discourages people from gration Reform, Equality and DREAMers. paign event. According to Michelle Fields, working. Others like the bill’s The Library of Congress announced it would the reporter, she was yanked back by Lewanmain champion Majority Leadmake the change to its headers, which will dowski when she was trying to ask Trump a er Jeb Bradley said 6,000 people lead to changes in all libraries in the United question following a press conference. She getting substance abuse treatment States and Canada that use the records distriblater posted photos of her bruises on social uted by the Library of Congress. through the program would lose media after Lewandowski denied he ever touched her. their coverage in the midst of a drug crisis.

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Nashua looks to replicate Concord’s roadway redesigns By Ryan Lessard

Just a few months after Concord’s downtown rebuild, city planners in Nashua concluded a year-long study looking at ways to implement similar so-called Complete Streets strategies to improve traffic for automobiles, pedestrians and bikers.

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of the Nashua Regional Planning Commission said they did not recommend any particular project. “This has been less focused on specific projects and more focused on input from people on where they felt safe biking and walking in the city,” Pattison said. She said implementing a Complete Streets policy in Nashua is feasible, but a lot hinges on resources and political will. “It’s definitely possible. I think it’s just ‘What is the desire?’ and ‘What is this on the priority level of the city?’” Pattison said. Still, there’s some low-hanging fruit that won’t cost a lot. One early project involves getting local artists to stencil baseball-related artwork onto crosswalks by Holman Stadium. Another opportunity for improvement is around the roads along and north of East Hollis on the way toward Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School, where “stressful” segments force pedestrians to take more circuitous routes to school. “But if you were to make some improvements under a Complete Streets methodology so that those segments along East Hollis were no longer as stressful, it opens up a specific number of extra miles,” Friedman said.

For the Gate City, this is only the first step in a direction Concord had been heading down since 2009. The study looked at every roadway in the city and graded it based on several factors, like the physical attributes of the road, speed of traffic, existence of sidewalks, bike lanes or on-street parking, the width of shoulders, safety, lighting, aesthetics and so on. “So we mapped the whole city with those scores and mapped potential routes between where people live and where they might want to get to, destinations like parks and schools,” said Ryan Friedman, the planner who was in charge of the part of the study that looked at “stress” levels in each street. From that map, they were able to conclude that there were a number of opportunities for improvement, which were presented recently to local stakeholders and members of the Taking a cue from Concord Ed Roberge, the city engineer for Conpublic. Planning Manager Camille Pattison

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cord, remembers the winding road that led to a new and improved downtown. “We didn’t really have room for bikes, we didn’t really have room for gathering, larger gathering spaces along our sidewalks, so the Complete Streets approach that we applied there required some significant change to how we use the space today,” Roberge said. The most impactful decision they had to make was the reduction in parking and the elimination of two driving lanes on Main Street. He says the city first adopted a Com-

plete Streets policy in 2009 a couple years after Mayor Jim Bouley was first elected. To streamline the process, they consolidated a number of disparate committees around planning and transportation and created an umbrella group called the Transportation Policy Advisory Committee. This, he said, put everyone on the same page when it came to the policy and made it easier to implement it on the ground. “[In] Nashua and Manchester ... you might have community development on board with the Complete Streets concepts, but that needs to get through administration and get through Public Works and then also get through the supported commissions that are involved in that. So, I’m not sure if it’s any easier,” Roberge said. Bureaucracy aside, Nashua and Manchester can start small, with rethinking how they paint road markers to create safer shoulders for bikers or pedestrians, he said. And he said some roads are already slated to be redone anyway, which offers an opportunity to make a few tweaks. That’s something Concord is doing now, Roberge said. “[We’re] just making sure that when we rebuild an intersection or rebuild a street, we keep Complete Streets in mind. We want to make sure that we share that space appropriately, [that] we’re not so autocentric,” Roberge said.

Casino hopes not dead

Rockingham sale seen as drawback, not end to expanded gambling By Ryan Lessard

On March 24, two things happened that seemed to hammer the last nails in

the coffin of expanded gambling in New Hampshire: Rockingham Park announced its plans to sell the prime property for future development, and the Senate voted to table an expansion bill during its last chance to

get passed this session. Many called this the end of any hopes for expanded gambling in New Hampshire, but proponents say they aren’t giving up that easily.

The bad news

Those who wanted to see a major casino built in New Hampshire saw it as an opportunity to bolster state revenues in the absence of major broad-based taxes and

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give new economic vitality to the community that would host the casino. For state Sen. Lou D’Alessandro of Manchester, that community would have been Salem, since it already had a large parcel of land with a long history of gambling eager and ready for development: Rockingham Park. “The people have held on to the park for a long period of time. They discontinued horseracing. They’re living off simulcasting and charitable gaming now and that just doesn’t pay the freight,” D'Alessandro said. With a Wynn casino due to open in Everett, Massachusetts, in a few years, Rockingham’s owners knew they wouldn’t be able to compete. Current state restrictions limit wagers for table games to a maximum of $4 and don’t allow slot machines and other forms of gambling. But Rockingham has potential; it’s on the state border, it has the land, the infrastructure for utilities, majority support among the locals and a storied past. “If Rockingham Park were the entity that got the license, you have a situation that has been in place for 100 years where this kind of activity has taken place,” D’Alessandro said, referring to gambling on horseracing. He also points out that New Hampshire was the first state to reinstate a lottery about 50 years ago. “Everybody thought the lottery was going to crumble after six months, the world was going to fall apart … but indeed 35 other states followed suit,” D’Alessandro said. It took five attempts to create the lottery, but efforts to expand gambling have had more than 20 attempts and failures. While D’Alessandro and other supporters are disappointed by the latest developments, they weren’t caught entirely off guard. Early signs that the property was going on the market appeared last year when it sold off 50 acres to Joseph Faro, the owner of Tuscan Kitchen and Tuscan Market. Last month, Faro got approval from the Salem planning board for the first phase of his development plans, which call for creating a mixed use space called Tuscan Village. It will include his relocated market and restaurant, a cinema, car dealership, garden-style apartments and townhouses. The remaining 120 acres of Rockingham property owned by Rockingham Ventures is expected to be valued at about $50 million, though General Manager Ed Callahan declined to posit a dollar amount. “Knowing that a major facility is going to go online somewhere two and a half, three years down the road, the owners determined by the end of last year that it’s time to move on,” Callahan said. The owners could have sold this valuable parcel years ago, but over the generations they held onto the vision that they would restore the track to its former glory.

The good news

Assuming the Rockingham site sells before the Statehouse passes any meaningful expanded gambling legislation in the next couple years, Rockingham is off the table for a casino. There are still other locations and other interested parties, though none as ideal as Salem according to D’Alessandro. “Finding the correct location will be highly, highly problematic as we move forward. There’s not a lot of New Hampshire left that offers the kinds of amenities that Salem, New Hampshire, offers,” D’Alessandro said. Problematic, but not impossible. There are other ways to go about expanding gambling. “We’ve tried redrafting this bill 15 different ways to placate all the different negatives that arise,” D’Alessandro said. “Nothing is cast in concrete as if this is the only way this can be done.” In fact, Callahan said, one reason some folks have chafed against D’Alessandro’s bills is specifically because they often rely so heavily on Rockingham as either a sole location or a primary location. Callahan says those people were concerned about the state creating a casino monopoly, and he recalls there were some outside of Rockingham who wanted to host a casino. “There were a number of other interested parties during the time that legislation was being produced,” Callahan said. “You had every major gaming company in Las Vegas interested in New Hampshire.” Among those were groups in Manchester, Rochester, Nashua and the Green Meadows Golf Club in Hudson. So, if the state were to expand gambling down the road, some of those parties may come back out of the woodwork. “My assumption would be down the road if the state did something, I’m sure that someone would be interested. I don’t believe that will be able to get a similar proposal to what had been on the table over the last five or 10 years,” Callahan said. Callahan and D’Alessandro both believe any future casino plans will likely be smaller in scale than what was proposed for Rockingham by casino developer Millennium Gaming. And it may be more expensive to put together a new deal. “If you pass it and you leave it for open competition, sure there are those who want to do it, but the question is what do you add to the cost of doing business if you have to find the site, acquire the land and do all of those things,” D’Alessandro said. D’Alessandro says regardless of the likely limits the sale of Rockingham places on any future plans for a casino in New Hampshire, anything is possible — especially, he said, because 70 percent of those polled in the state want a casino. “We live in hope. It’s never dead. This thing will not die because it’s something that’s alive and well and it’s on people’s minds all the time,” D’Alessandro said.

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Marcia “Marty” Sink, the president of CASA New Hampshire, helped found the state chapter of Court Appointed Special Advocates in 1989 in an effort to provide better guardian ad litem services for children in the state’s court system. She talked to the Hippo about the role CASA plays in helping the state’s children and the fundraiser it’s hosting April 15 as part of Child Abuse Awareness Month. Doors open at the Castleton Banquet and Conference Center at 6 p.m. and $100 tickets can be purchased at


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How has CASA New Hampshire changed since it was first founded? It was a pilot project in Goffstown and Manchester courts. And it didn’t take too long for our judges to realize the benefit of having this lay Courtesy photo. guardian ad litem volunteer in their courtroom who was really bringing them significant information about what was in the best interest of these children. So we grew very slowly, we grew very carefully and about 10 years later we were available to nearly every court in the state. We currently are available to every circuit court and we have over 400 advocates who on any given day are advocating for hundreds and hundreds of children across the state. … We are training more advocates all the time. We still don’t have enough to meet the need. We, over the years, have been written into state statute and now the courts, according to New Hampshire law, must request a CASA volunteer [GAL] before they can appoint the paid [GAL]. And right now, we are able to take between 80 and 85 percent of all of the new cases that come into our court system in any given year.

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. How is CASA building that awareness? We work really hard at trying to build awareness around child abuse and neglect in general, and during the month of April we will be doing more speaking engagements [and] getting out literature about the organization and about ways people can get involved and engaged in this very vulnerable population of children. ... We need about 150 more volunteers throughout the state to address the need, which is growing all the time — most recently, as a direct result of the heroin and opioid crisis in the state. … We have a big fundraiser on April 15 and it’s down in Windham at the Castleton. It’s going to be a fashion show and a comedy show, some live auction items will be auctioned off. We expect an audience of about 450 folks. … There’s still tickets available and we hope people will join us and support our important work though that event. — Ryan Lessard


QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX Financially literate

According to a recent study by the personal finance help site WalletHub. com, New Hampshire is the most financially literate state in the country, overall. WalletHub graded states on a number of factors including planning and daily habits, knowledge and education and the site’s WalletLiteracy Survey score. New Hampshire was first in planning and daily habits and boasted the second-lowest borrowing rates from non-banks. Granite Staters also made the top five lists for states that don’t stash cash in their homes and have the most sustainable spending habits. QOL Score: +1 Comment: Minnesota came in at second place and the District of Columbia was the most financially illiterate, followed by Alaska.

Best wishes, Fred Graf


In a February email to the Hippo, reader Fred Graf of Concord wrote with suggestions for our readers’ poll questions. In January, he wrote to alert us to an error in a news item. In December, he wrote with some historical context for a recently reviewed movie. An email from Fred Graf was such a regular part of life at the Hippo that it was with shock and great sadness that QOL read about Graf’s death in a story by Ray Duckler in the Concord Monitor (dated March 29 on the Monitor’s website). According to that story, the Monitor (as well as the Union Leader, the Boston Globe and other publications) also received their share of Graf emails, signed, as ours frequently were, “Best wishes, Fred Graf.” QOL sends condolences to Graf’s wife, siblings and other family members and friends. Graf and his emails will be missed. QOL Score: -2 Comment: Thanks for reading, Fred.

Fishing licenses for vets

There’s a new group — the New Hampshire Veteran Sportsman Foundation — that aims to donate hunting and fishing licenses to veterans facing financial struggles. According to WMUR, Deerfield Rep. James Spillane started the foundation, in part because many of those who served are outdoorsmen who find a measure of peace while outdoors hunting and fishing. “When they have to face prescription costs and housing costs and everything else that’s rising, that might be one of the first things they give up, and we shouldn’t be asking that,” Spillane said in the story. Spillane began raising private donations after initially trying to find a legislative solution, but Fish and Game didn’t have the resources to cover the high per capita population of veterans in the state. QOL Score: +1 Comment: Anyone interested in donating can do so and learn more at the website,

Wandering pig

A portly porker was found strolling through Manchester near Wellington Road on the morning of April 4. The pig was picked up and sent to the Manchester Animal Shelter. The shelter posted a picture of the pig and asked the public “Is anyone missing a pig?” It has been shared since then more than 1,300 times including on the NH Lost Pets Facebook page and WMUR. As of press time, no one had claimed the pig. QOL Score: +1 (Judging by Facebook comments, the story brought a smile to most people’s faces.) Comment: This seems to be happening a lot lately. A 600-pounder made news when it sauntered into a polling place in Pelham during the New Hampshire primary. QOL score: 61 Net change: +1 QOL this week: 62 What’s affecting your Quality of Life here in New Hampshire? Let us know at

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dogged him recently. Last year he played just 93 games. With Betts and Bogaerts around that’s not as big a hit as it once was, but they need him full speed to do real damage. Prediction: 135 games, 12 homers, 35 doubles, 65 RBI. Big Papi Milestone Parade: I’m already sick of the Retirement Tour. But he can still play and is the only MLB player to hit over 30 homers and knock in 100 runs in each of the last three years. If he does it again, he’ll be the first 40-year-old ever to do that. He’ll also likely be joining a pretty elite group with 500 homers and 600 doubles, which includes just Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds. Think about that. Prediction: mid 20s in homers and high 80s RBI. Wasted Money Messes Up the Roster: Sooner or later the astonishing $330 million ($80 million this year) Ben Cherington gave out in his last four major contracts with zero return to date is going to catch up with them in terms of adding pieces as the season goes on. Throw in Allen Craig’s deal and it’s $93 million for two reserves, a Triple A player, a first baseman in need of a comeback and a sub-.500 pitcher. It’s also taken Brock Holt out of the super-sub role to start in left field and put Pablo Sandoval (can’t pinch-run, sub-par defensively) on the pine. The Division Races: Toronto has real power but lost 15-game-winner Mark Buehrle and Price. To paraphrase Lloyd Benson, Price’s replacement, impressive youngster Marcus Stroman, is no David Price, yet. The Yankees have an out-ofthis-world bullpen and some good young starters, but the average age of the line-up is 112, which means injuries. Tampa Bay as usual can pitch but can’t hit. Prediction: If the young guys step up, Buchholz is relatively healthy and the question marks of Ramirez at first and either Kelly or Porcello deliver decent seasons, they’re in it till midSeptember at least. Email Dave Long at dlong@hippopress. com.

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him to be their real No. 2 starter. Rick Porcello’s 9-plus spring doesn’t exactly fill the Nation with optimism. However, Joe Kelly’s solid spring after a great 2015 closing six weeks does. How these guys shake out will determine how far they go. Prediction: Kelly a plus, Rodriguez starts slow and Porcello is .500 at best. John Farrell: There’s chatter he needs a fast start to survive. But the problem the last two years has been terrible pitching and a bad roster. That’s on the GM, not the manager. Prediction: Barring a disastrous start, I don’t see Farrell getting bounced if they don’t get off to a torrid start. Xander Bogaerts vs. A-Rod: I know this is blasphemy, but the rail-thin A-Rod went from hitting .232 with 5 homers and 19 RBI in 43 games at 19 to a monster .358 season, with 36 homers, 54 doubles and 123-RBI season the next. Bogaerts was similar, hitting .320 after his difficult first year. Prediction: He’s over .300 and jumps to at least 15 homers and 90-plus RBI. Mookie Betts: The best stat I’ve seen on Mookie comes from the Globe’s Pete Abraham, who says the last 22-year-old to match Mookie’s 68-extra-base-hit season with 42 doubles, 8 triples, 18 homers was Ted Williams in 1940. And you know what he did the next year, don’t you? Prediction: .300, 50 doubles, 22 homers and 80 RBI. Jackie Bradley Jr: Hand-wringing reader and emailer Cliff Otto spent the off season expressing his extreme reservations for having JBJ playing every day given his hitting issues. My response was always the same. Given how good a fielder he is, if he comes within two area codes of what last year’s 74-game season projects to over 162 — 86 runs, 34 doubles, 8 triples, 20 homers, 86 RBI with a .249 average and .335 OBP — out of the ninth spot I’ll gladly take that. Prediction: .260, 15 homers, 70 RBI, gold glove. Can Dustin Pedroia Stay Healthy? He’s a gamer who plays hurt, but injuries have

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$70,000 for Safe Sports The Big Story: Thumbs up to all the folks, community businesses and organizations that helped the Safe Sports Network raise approximately $70,000 at its fourth annual social last week. It was headlined by 2005 Cy Young winner Chris Carpenter, and Manchester Bears Youth Football League Coach Steve Coburn received the Safe Sports Star of the Year Award. The Safe Sports Network 989 provides free sports physicals for high school athletes, and injury care at seven schools and in its drop-in clinic, as well as education for coaches, parents and athletes. Sports 101: Three players are tied for hitting the most career opening day homers with eight. Name those three players. Babe Ruth Award: To Saint Anselm’s Paul Trabucco, who came on to throw a 1-2-3 ninth inning at Post and then knocked in the winning run in the bottom half of the inning in the Hawks’ 5-4 win on Thursday. R.I.P.: The rugged year at Manchester Country Club continued again last week when legend in residence Tom Stanley died after a battle with cancer and heart-

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2 – home runs by Pattie Turner, which came one each in Saint Anselm’s 9-1 and 8-0 double-header wins over St. Michael’s at mid-week. 3 – hits allowed to go along with six strikeouts by Candia’s Sarah Lavallee as SNHU was the 6-0 winner in the opener to a twin sweep of Franklin Pierce. 3 – goals scored for Mark Vitello in leading Saint Anselm to an 11-9 win over Franklin

related complications. Known far and wide as “Dirt,” he was never short on opinions and was a multiple winner of both the City Golf title and the MCC Club championship. A good guy and big loss. DC Comics All-Name Team Nominee: St. A’s laxster James Olsen, who when you go to the general nickname for James brings to mind Daily Planet cub reporter Jimmy Olsen in Superman. Sports 101 Answer: Frank Robinson, Junior Griffey and Adam Dunn each hit a record eight opening career homers. Willie Mays and Eddie Mathews are next best with seven. On This Date – April 7: 1958 – Following their move to L.A., the Dodgers erect a 42-foot (Fenway West) screen in left field in their temporary L.A. Coliseum home to cut down on easy home runs, since it is only 250 feet down the line. 1963 – Jack Nicklaus wins his first of five Masters by shooting 286 over the grueling four days at Augusta National. 1971 – The dismissal of Curt Flood’s antitrust suit against baseball is upheld by the Supreme Court.

Pierce to move to 5-0 on the young lacrosse season when the aforementioned Olsen turned in a super effort by chipping in with two more goals for the Hawks. 7 – combined hits for Nick Bragole and Ken Morrisino, who went 4-4 and 3-5 respectively to lead Saint Anselm to a 5-4 win over Post on Thursday. 9 – goals from Kristen Wilder (5) and Alexa Bedell (4) as SHNU outlasted Merrimack 16-14 in lax action on the road.

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10 – spot in the national Division II rankings for SNHU, who moved to 18-2 with a 6-2 win over Bentley when Alex Person allowed a run over seven innings and Ryan Gendron’s homer was the big blow. 71.4 – percentage shot from the field by Villanova in Saturday’s NCAA semi-final 95-51 slaughter of Oklahoma, which was their best in a tournament game since shooting 78.5 percent while upsetting Georgetown 66-64 to win the 1985 title.

Ted Williams in 1941: All he did was hit .406. Which unbeknownst to folks then made him the last player to hit .400 in the majors. He also had 33 doubles and 37 homers while knocking in 120 and scoring 135. The little-known fact about his mercurial season is that he actually out-hit Joe DiMaggio .411 to .408 between May 15 and July 15 when Joe D was famously hitting in 56 straight games. The David Ortiz Retirement Tour: It may just be me, but I’m sick of it already. Mariano Rivera three years ago, Derek Jeter two years ago, Kobe Bryant — who I didn’t think anyone outside of L.A. even liked — this past year and now Papi. He has been a tremendous hitter and big in the biggest moments so he deserves all he gets in Boston. But outside New England? He’s a DH who’s on the field for what, six minutes of a four-hour game. Plus there’s the double irritant of endlessly whining about his contract and almost never coming into camp in shape, leading to bad starts that hurt the team. I hope he goes out well on the field as he deserves, but wake me when the rest is over. Wasted Spending: Ben Cherington’s last four major contracts make Titanic’s maiden voyage seem like a swimming success. They were given to Rusney Castillo ($70 million), Pablo Sandoval ($90 million), Hanley Ramirez ($88 million) and Rick Porcello ($82.5 million) for virtually nothing in return to date, while saddling the Sox with huge contractual obligations through 2019 at least. No wonder Ben’s teaching at Columbia this year.

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Shakespeare’s First Folio is coming to Manchester, and with the news of its impending arrival, fellow Shakespeareans, Renaissance geeks and theater buffs jumped on board to offer an abundance of related events. The Folio’s stop at the Currier Museum of Art April 9 through May 1 is thanks to a collection of New Hampshire college professors who met weekly via Skype to complete the proposal. But true bard immersion happens outside the museum, too. Walk into a school, library, theater or pub this month, and you may find yourself in the midst of a Shakespeare-style cursing contest or sonnet-reading marathon, a kid-centric production or a play reading in which actors must clutch a beer in one hand, script in the other. In honor of this April’s Shakespearemania, the Hippo talked with some of the state’s most ardent followers about why and how they adore the bard — they say he’s See “First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare” Where: Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester When: April 9 through May 1 Admission: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $9 for students, $5 for youth, free for kids younger than 13 Contact:, 669-6144, ext. 122 HIPPO | APRIL 7 - 13, 2016 | PAGE 12

much cooler than you remember from high school English class — and what they plan to do to get others on the Shakespeare train in the next few weeks. Shakespeare wrote many of his plays to be performed, not read, and so they were not published during his lifetime. But, not wanting these works to be lost, two of his fellow actors gathered 36 of his plays and published Shakespeare’s First Folio in 1623, seven years after his death. As a result, they saved 18 pieces that would have been lost — like Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra and As You Like It, among others. There were an estimated 750 Folios printed, and today, there are 233 known First Folios left. Eighty-two Folio copies sit in the Folger Shakespeare Library in D.C. which was established in 1932 by Henry Clay and Emily Jordan Folger. It holds holds more Folios than any other single entity. “Mr. Folger … was quite the collector, and pulled all this together when people weren’t paying much attention to it,” said UNH Durham professor Doug Lanier, who spearheaded the effort to bring the Folio to Manchester. “It really is a world-class collection of works. There are things you can’t get anywhere else on Earth at the Folger Library.” To celebrate 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, staff at the Folger decided to send 18

of the museum’s best-preserved copies on a nationwide tour hitting all 50 states. The first stop, in January, was Oklahoma, and the last will be Tennessee in January 2017. “Our executive director, Michael Witmore, who came on board a few years ago, said, ‘We have all these Folios. They’re a wonderful resource, a wonderful thing. We need to share them.’ The idea is, we have all these treasures in D.C. at the Folger, and normally, you only get to see them if you come to D.C.,” Maribeth Cote, Folger public engagement coordinator, said via phone. Lanier, who specializes in teaching drama and Shakespeare, learned about the tour through the Shakespeare Association of America Conference early in 2014. He’d been to the Folger many times, once as a research fellow, and he said it’s one of the places to go if you’re in Shakespeare studies. He began rallying right away, reaching out to other Granite State Shakespeareans at UNH Manchester and Saint Anselm College soon after, since prospective venues would have to complete extensive paperwork to be in Folio host contention. “God bless Skype. We’re all just crazy busy,” Lanier said. “We were able to meet as a group on a weekly basis. But it wasn’t hard to find people interested.” This collaboration among university members was not unusual, but perhaps unique in terms of scale, in the opinion of Susanne Paterson, program coordinator and

associate professor of English at UNH Manchester. She enjoyed it, and she hopes this triggers more cross-college collaborations in the future. Lanier agreed. “It would be lovely if that were the legacy of this project,” Lanier said. There were requirements for the application — the location needed to adhere to the book’s security, climate and insurance demands, and the venue and community had to offer a variety of programming with the exhibition. Which is how the scholars came to the Currier. “I think this sort of fell outside of maybe our more traditional scope, but when they approached us, the staff was really excited about it,” said Meghan Petersen, librarian and archivist at the Currier Museum of Art. “And of course, we have works in the museum’s collection that are influenced by Shakespeare's story.” They learned their application was accepted in February 2015.

It’s an old, five-pound book in a box. That’s essentially the Currier exhibition, “First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare.” The book will sit in a climatecontrolled case in the European Gallery, which is on the left when you first walk through the museum’s glass doors. Beside it will be some Shakespeare-related artwork — for instance, an oil depicting

Antony and Cleopatra -- and Folger-supplied text panels that tell the Folio’s and the Folger museum’s story and evaluate why, 400 years later, we still turn to Shakespeare. His words have inspired operas, short stories, musicals, computer games and hip hop videos, and some of them are still used in everyday language, like “come full circle,” “into thin air” and “not a mouse stirring.” The panels contain these phrases, and also some of his most famous quotes: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women are merely players,” from As You Like It, and “If music be the food of love, play on,” from Twelfth Night. To supplement this relatively small exhibition, the Currier created a related show, “Shakespeare’s Potions,” comprising old herbal books Shakespeare might have used when writing plays like Hamlet or A Midsummer Night’s Dream. But, as any scholar will tell you, it’s a very important book, and it’s in very good condition. The 900-page text has that old book smell, and its pages, though tinted with age, are thick and soft to the touch, like an old, loved blanket. Handlers don’t wear gloves but keep their fingers very clean. “It’s very well-preserved. These pages are still really soft,” Cote said. “You can sense the fact that so many people have touched these pages.” Getting the book here is an intensive process. Couriers will bring it to the museum a few days before the opening and install it under the watch of security guards. Nobody except Folger staff is allowed to touch; if you want to see what the inside looks like, there’s a copy of the original Folio text online at, and there will be a bright red mock-up next to the Currier’s library entrance. All copies will be open to Hamlet’s famous “To be, or not to be” soliloquy. Cote said that since the tour started earlier this year, she’s heard a half dozen or so stories of people crying after seeing the Folio. Theatre KAPOW co-founder and Currier staff member Carey Cahoon knows one of them. “A friend of mine saw it in Maine. She lives in the Portland area, and she posted about it. She was crying,” Cahoon said. “It is a book in a box, but it’s so important.” Not necessarily the book itself, but what the book represents: a world with Shakespeare. “The magic is the words that people bring to life when they perform them,” Paterson said. “Having the book here allows us to talk to people about the magical transformation that happens when people see or hear or engage with Shakespeare.” At the end of the tour, all the traveling Folios will be on display at the Folger Shakespeare Library, where it will be revealed which text went where, and what happened on its journey.

Some of the state’s biggest Shakespeare superfans are those university professors who worked so hard bringing the First Folio here. “I do geek out in a very serious way,” said Lanier, who is offering students extra credit to see the book in person. “I will see a Shakespeare show at nearly any venue I can. I’ll be one of 10 people in the audience at the back of a pub, or I’ll be at shows at the National Theatre where there are 500 people in the audience.” Another college superfan is Saint Anselm English Professor Gary Bouchard, who runs a sonnet-reading marathon every April to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday and death day — both speculated to be April 23 — and for this 400th anniversary (and 452nd birthday), he has a lineup of people ready to read all 154 sonnets Monday, April 25, at the school. It will be three quatrains and a couplet all day long, and everyone in the public is invited. Several people will sing sonnets, several will read in other languages — French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Russian — and four alum teachers will bring their students from as far as Maine and Massachusetts. Between readings, the Abbey Players will perform some Shakespeare scenes. Bouchard first held the event in 1989. Seventy-five people read, and there was coverage from multiple media publications, according to the university website. It soon became a time-honored tradition, with birthday cake aplenty. Some people have phoned in their sonnets — from the Globe Theatre in London, the University of Chicago, the University of Notre Dame and via satellite from Omaha, Nebraska — and in 2001, Matthew Konieczka proposed to his now-wife at the end of Sonnet 109, which begins, “O never say that I was false of heart.” The year after, Tracy Manforte-Sweet read while in handstand. The youngest reader was 6 years old: Aidan Donais, son of Professor Kate Donais. There are lots of special events at area colleges this month. On April 14, the UNH Department of Music performs a free concert of music from Shakespeare’s time, and on April 20, Saint Anselm hosts Ensemble Chaccone, who will perform songs from Shakespeare’s plays. On April 23, UNH Manchester presents a free First Folio educator conference, “Shakespeare Demystified.” Currier librarian and archivist Meghan Petersen even got her husband, University of Massachusetts English professor Kevin Petersen, in on the action. He presents a lecture at the museum with Paterson about Shakespeare’s enduring place in American culture on April 10. “I’m excited to be part of something that has such a large focus and a huge space. Shakespeare seems like an easy draw, but academics aren’t used to people caring about what we do. It’s nice having support behind it all,” Kevin Petersen said.

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• ARTalk: First Folio: Sunday, April 10, at 2 p.m. at the Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester; discussion with UMass-Lowell Professor Kevin Petersen and UNH Professor Susanne Paterson about Shakespeare’s place in American culture, with special emphasis on popular culture and film, followed by Collection Connections focus tour • Women and Love in Shakespeare: Monday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m., at the Derry Public Library (64 E. Broadway, Derry, 432-6140,, Carey Cahoon reads selections of Shakespeare’s works and talks about the theme of love in Shakespeare • UNH Shakespeare Festival: Tuesday, April 12, 1 to 2 p.m., on the lawn of Thompson Hall (105 Main St., Durham), performance by students of UNH theater department, staged reading of A Midsummer Night’s Dream • ShakesBEERience: A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Tuesday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m., at Libby’s Bar & Grille, 47 Main St., Durham, free or pay what you will • Shakespeare Workshop: Wednesday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m., at the Wadleigh Memorial Library (49 Nashua St., Milford, 249-0645,, learn how to deliver a monologue or portray a scene from some of Shakespeare’s most popular plays • Shakespeare Movie/ Bingo: Wednesday, April 13, at 6 p.m., at the Goffstown Public Library (2 High St., Goffstown, 497-2102, • The Music of Shakespeare: Thursday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m., at Dimond Library, Courtyard Reading Room (18 Library Way, Durham), UNH Department of Music performs music of Shakespeare’s time with period instruments and period arrangements • Shakespeare’s sonnets: Debut and discussion of enhanced edition of Shakespeare’s sonnets, presented by Cider Mill Press founder John F. Whalen Jr., Thursday, April 14, at Saint Anselm College (100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester) • Much Ado About Coloring: Tuesday, April 19, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Manchester City Library (405 Pine St., Manchester, 624-6550,, adult coloring with a Renaissance theme • Who Really Wrote Shakespeare? Tuesday, April 19, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Amherst Town Library (14 Main St., Amherst, 6732288,, illustrated talk by Doug Stewart discussing theories that question the authorship of Shakespeare’s works • Literary Ladies Book Discussion: Discussion of Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard Wednesday, April 20, at 1:30 p.m., at the Goffstown Public Library (2 High St., Goffstown, 497-2102, • Ensemble Chaccone: Concert featuring music from Shakespeare’s plays at Saint

Anselm College (100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester) Koonz Theatre, Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. • Book Group: Discussion of The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger’s Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare’s First Folio by Andrea Mays, part of Books in the Mill book club, Thursday, April 21, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at UNH Manchester, second-floor learning commons • First Folio Late Night: Thursday, April 21, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Currier Museum of Art; conversation with Saint Anselm Professors Dr. Landis K. Magnuson and Dr. Gary Bouchard about the Folio as a historical document and living text; theatre KAPOW will perform one scene each from Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream; live music from Manchester Community Music School; docent-led tours of exhibition • Shakespeare Beat Night, hosted by John Michael Albert: Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m., at The Press Room Restaurant, 77 Daniel St., Portsmouth, spoken word poets who read work with a beat night band, free or pay what you will • Open Mike Night Shakespearean Sonnet Challenge: Friday, April 22, at 7 p.m., at Apotheca Flowers and Tea Shoppe (24 Main St., Goffstown, 4974940), present an original sonnet or pop sonnet and participate in an open mike; prizes awarded, visit goffstownlibrary. com, call 497-2102 • Public Tour: Spotlight on Shakespeare: Saturday, April 23, at 11:30 a.m. at the Currier Museum of Art; tour of “First Folio,” plus “Shakespeare’s Potions,” which explores recipes for centuries-old potions available during the bard’s time • Free First Folio Educator Conference: Saturday, April 23, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at UNH Manchester (88 Commercial St., Manchester,, “Shakespeare’s Text Demystified,” aimed at middle and high school teachers, ending with tour of First Folio exhibit, presented by Susanne Paterson, Michael Pugh, Dennis Britton and PeggyRae Johnson, and Maribeth Cote from the Shakespeare Folger Library, includes theatre KAPOW performance of Hamlet, RSVP at • 2016 Annual Shakespeare Birthday Celebration: Monday, April 25, at Saint Anselm College, 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, in the courtyard behind Alumni Hall, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., • Twelfth Night: Presented by UNH Manchester’s Sign Language Interpretation program, Friday, April 29, 7 to 9:30 p.m., UNH Manchester, Room 456, film screening featuring cast of deaf actors with English voiceovers * Snap a photo at a library event and use the hashtag #shakespearenh to share your experience.


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Also in the superfan line are New Hampshire’s theater people, and many present special performances this month in honor of the Folio. The Seven Stages Shakespeare Co. presents an April 12 ShakesBEERience performance at which UNH students, faculty and alumni read A Midsummer Night’s Dream using Folio text at Libby’s Bar & Grille in Durham. A couple weeks later, it hosts Shakespeare Beat Night, where people read Shakespeare or Shakespeare-inspired poetry to music. 7SSC co-founders Dan Beaulieu and Christine Penney met through the summer’s Prescott Park Arts Festival in Portsmouth, which annually presents one Shakespeare play all summer long. They agreed Seacoast Shakespeare shouldn’t be limited to the summertime. Their solution: the ShakesBEERience series, which features 90-minute pub readings in which actors perform with a script in one hand, beer in the other. Audiences sit or stand around performers while servers weave through the crowd to take orders. “The whole concept with this is that people come in with a lot of inhibitions, both actors and audience members, to Shakespeare. We make it really immediately fun and take the work passionately but not so seriously,” Beaulieu said.

Beaulieu and company Managing Director Kevin Condardo also host the state’s go-to weekly Shakespeare podcast, called No Holds Bard, released every Wednesday. (The latest episode discussed which Shakespeare characters would make the best baseball players.) This summer, 7SSC produces its annual Prescott Park show and most ambitious project to date: a chronological performance of eight Shakespeare history plays at Throwback Brewery on June 12 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. “It’s going to be nuts,” Beaulieu said. “We will be outside, weather provided, on the farm where the beer is brewed. Throwback is one of the sponsors, and they’re looking to brew a ShakesBeer. We’re talking about [flavors] now.” Jessie Chapman, managing director at Advice to the Players, had prepared some Folio-centric programming, too; the company is set to perform Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World, a 45-minute tour-de-force composed by Kevin G. Coleman, director of education at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass., on April 9. The play tells about Shakespeare using his own devices. To demonstrate violence, they pull out stops from Romeo & Juliet and Julius Caesar. When they talk language, they throw out Shakespearean insults: “You sheep-biter!” Chapman was excited for the Manchester performance. The company’s home is in

“When you pick up a copy of Shakespeare on the shelf in a bookstore, that’s a certain edition. … They’ve made choices about things like the lineation, and what to include, with capitalization and spellings. They’re trying to simplify the text in some ways, or they’re making decisions about interpretations,” Cahoon said. “It’s been hugely interesting and enlightening to come back to the First Folio text of all these various plays.”

As You Like It by Advice to the Players. Courtesy photo.

a converted barn in Sandwich with wooden floors and a grand piano, and its audiences are typically made up of locals and tourists. Of course, there are lots of New Hampshire companies producing Shakespeare — the Nashua Theatre Guild typically presents a summer outdoor production, and Shakespeare in the Valley usually goes on a summer-long New Hampshire tour. Cahoon, whose New Hampshire Shakespeare claim to fame is having performed a three-man version of Macbeth with theatre KAPOW in 2014, said the state’s theater people have reason to get so excited about the Folio’s New Hampshire visit. It’s full of information for actors.

Some Shakespeare love starts young. Project Shakespeare founder Deborah Thurber took one of her students, Ben Michaud, under her wing when he was 5. They met while Thurber was substitute teaching for a Peterborough kindergarten class. “I’ve wanted to be on the stage my entire life,” he told her. “I want to do Shakespeare.” And so he did. The 5-year-old, whose mother is an English professor, joined PS, a youth Shakespeare company based in Jaffrey, and his most recent starring role was as Ferdinand in The Tempest. It’s not as hard to get young kids interested as you might think, Thurber said via phone. “There’s so much vocabulary they don’t know yet, so they’re not afraid of new words. Shakespeare phrases to them are just as foreign as some [others]. And


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they’re pretty proud of themselves that they can learn and do it,” said Thurber, who admittedly does make the scripts more kidfriendly for her very young actors. “There’s a huge push to get the young more educated on Shakespeare. … He’s the best playwright to teach you, what it’s like to be a human being, what makes us good and what makes us not so good.” The youth company took nine students to Shakespeare’s birthplace — Stratford-upon-Avon, England — to perform Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s outdoor theater, The Dell, in 2014. One PS student, originally from England, found out about the opportunity through a friend involved with RSC, who knew outside companies could apply to perform at the Dell. “But nowhere in the application did it say you had to be from England,” Thurber said. “We applied, and they chose us!” PS postponed the trip a year and a half to raise the money, and when the kids got to England, they spent two days in Shakespeare’s hometown, performing and watching RSC shows. Thurber burst with pride when RSC invited them to come back whenever they liked. The kids then went to Shakespeare’s Globe in London, where they toured, took workshops and saw Antony and Cleopatra. (They learned first-hand about the spontaneity of live theater when a fellow audience member pulled in an actress and gave her an enormous kiss. She played it off without hesitation.) When they returned home, PS’s younger students who couldn’t travel to London wanted a trip, too. This summer, they’re traveling to see Shakespeare in Stratford, Canada, which they’re almost through fundraising for. PS is one of many New Hampshire companies offering youth Shakespeare opportunities. Advice to the Players sees between 40 and 50 kids each year, and the Peacock Players and The Performer’s Play-

ground and other youth companies regularly perform Shakespeare’s work. “The best thing is to just let [kids] do it. They’re far smarter than we give them credit for. If they speak the word, they will understand it better than just telling them,” Chapman said. Thou art a mountain of mad flesh. Thou art an incontinent, rugheaded jack-a-nape. Thou art a poisonous bunch-back’d toad. Two weeks before the Folio’s arrival, the Goffstown Public Library hosted an Open Mike Shakespearean Insult Challenge. The event saw fancy hats, waggling swords and fervid curses, drawn from plays or the Shakespeare Insult Generator by Barry Kraft. Six verbal jousters went headto-head among the sea of regular open-mike presenters at Apotheca Flower & Tea Chest in Goffstown. Participants and listeners wore period hats borrowed from the Currier and Majestic Theatre, and a life-sized stand of William Shakespeare stood at the back of the room. Several offered bows before delivering their insults, and one man, “Sir” Warren Denby, came in full costume. “For us, [having the Folio] was very exciting, because we see and hear [Shakespeare] in our everyday language. There are phrases attributed to Shakespeare we hear all the time and don’t even think about it,” Goffstown Librarian Sandy Whipple said via phone. Some of those phrases: “be-all and endall” from Macbeth,“as luck would have it” from The Merry Wives of Windsor and “to thine own self be true” from Hamlet. In addition to the faithful retellings, Hollywood has also used Shakespeare as the basis for many popular, unsuspecting movies, like She’s the Man, The Lion King, West Side Story, Forbidden Planet and 10 Things I Hate About You.

“I think that just illustrates the relevance of his work,” Whipple said. “We’re having a really interesting time, bringing it to life in ways that resonate with people today.” The Goffstown Library is full of Shakespeare programming this spring; its cookbook club delved into “Shakespeare’s kitchen” in early March, and its book club read Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard. At the end of the month, it hosts an open-mike Shakespearean sonnet challenge. Lots of libraries in the greater Manchester area are hosting special events. The Nesmith Library is giving wrapped Shakespeare books to patrons, and the Wadleigh Memorial Library is hosting a Shakespeare workshop teaching how to deliver monologues and portray popular Shakespeare scenes. At the Derry Public Library, Cahoon is presenting a program, “Women and Love in Shakespeare,” in which she’ll read sonnets and selections from Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet, and look at how Shakespeare deals with love, women and gender roles. There weren’t a lot of female writers at the time, nor a lot of men writing about women. “One of the things that comes out very clearly when you look at the work. … This is someone who was writing 400 years ago, and he writes women better than many of the people who are writing today. It’s amazing when you read the things these women are saying,” Cahoon said. “He’s very in tune with the female psyche … and what women can do or say, and what women cannot do or say. We’re still struggling with those issues. They’re still relevant in society.” Carolyn Gamtso, associate professor and head of reference and instruction at UNH Manchester, said she’s not at all surprised at the hubbub surrounding the Folio’s visit. “When I reached out to colleagues in public libraries, they picked up the ball and ran with it,” she said. It’s the hope among the state’s Shakespeare nerds that, through accessibility to the First Folio and the programs available this month, other people might become less intimidated appreciators, even while knowing they won’t understand every word verbatim. “And why should they? We don’t speak his language; it has moved on. We share a good deal of language with Shakespeare, but there’s no good reason why a civilian should know all of these words,” Lanier said. “I don’t understand every single word of what I’m hearing. But it doesn’t matter.” The Folio tour and New Hampshire programming means to make the author more accessible for kids and adults alike, which was important even back when Shakespeare was still alive — “groundling” standing-only tickets cost just one pence. It’s important that more people get on board with the bard, in

Lanier’s opinion, because his characters, stories and themes are timeless and global. “Julius Caesar is a play about assassination — what you do about leaders you really, fundamentally disagree with, and how you handle those disagreements with those leaders — and the aftermath of engaging in what was, in fact, a terrorist attack,” Lanier said. “It’s remarkable to see how many different cultures have reproduced words of his in their own languages. … He must be saying something to them, or they wouldn’t think he was worth appropriating for their own uses.” “Shakespeare’s Potions”

Gerard, John, Robert Davies, Thomas Johnson, Robert Priest, John Payne, and Rembert Dodoens. 1633. The herball or Generall historie of plantes. London: Printed by Adam Islip Joice Norton and Richard Whitakers. Currier Museum of Art Library and Archives.

Next to the Currier’s Reference Library and Archives is the “Shakespeare’s Potions” exhibition curated by museum librarian and archivist Meghan Petersen, on view now through June 26. On the walls are film stills, courtesy of UNH professor Doug Lanier, and in two cases sit some of the museum’s oldest books from its rare books collection. The books, for the most part, comprise information on plants, their medicinal properties and ideal growing conditions, along with illustrations. Most of the texts contain herbals that would have been familiar to Shakespeare, like John Gerard’s The herball or Generall historie of plantes, originally published in 1597, whose pages were flipped open to details on the effects of henbane — the poison suspected to have killed Hamlet’s father. “These types of books gained great popularity during this time. There was this shift from sort of looking to nature for moral instruction to actual observation of nature around you. And so the English herbals of this period really started to change,” Petersen said. “What makes these sort of interesting is this assumption on Shakespeare’s part that his audience would be familiar with these plants, these herbs. He refers to them hundreds and hundreds of times in his plays.” The books, she said, are available for anyone to come in and, with some instruction, handle them when not on display. “There’s this conversation going on now — people are thinking about books more as objects of craft, and really thinking about the production of a book, and of course, these are illustrated books, so we felt that this was a way we could connect the Folio show to the Currier’s collection,” Petersen said.

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Don’t miss the Manchester Monarchs’ Fan Appreciation game against the Adirondack Thunder at the Verizon Wireless Arena (555 Elm St., Manchester) on Friday, April 8, at 7 p.m. This is the team’s final home game of the season and an Autism Awareness and March of Dimes night; 4,000 fans will leave with a custom Monarchs puzzle, and there will be other drawings and giveaways throughout the night. Tickets start at $9. Visit

Eat: Chocolate Head to Dancing Lion Chocolate (917 Elm St., Manchester) on Friday, April 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for an Introduction to Chocolate class. In this detailed class, master chocolatier Richard Tango-Lowy will teach about the history of fine chocolate and lead students in tastings and making their own chocolate. The cost is $45. Visit baking/class-tasting-chocolate.

Saturday, April 9

YogaBalance (135 Hooksett Road, Manchester) hosts a Beginners’ Yoga Workshop on Saturday, April 9, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. This workshop is designed for people who have never done yoga and may be a little intimidated about starting, as well as for those looking to refresh or resume an existing practice. The cost is $30. Register at

Drink: Local beer New Hampshire’s Craft Beer Week continues through Sunday, April 10, with breweries statewide hosting events and special releases. This year’s theme, “Beer from Here,” celebrates the many ways locally made beer is integrated into the state, from breweries and distributors to restaurants and retailers. Visit for a full schedule of events.

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The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter’s 23rd annual Walk and Run for Food and Shelter takes place Sunday, April 10, on the campus of Rivier University at the Muldoon Fitness Center (420 S. Main St., Nashua). There’s a sprint for kids ages 7 and younger at 12:30 p.m., a 5K run and 10K run at 1 p.m., and a 3K walk at 1:10 p.m. See nsks. org for registration details.

Be Merry: At the Indoor Farmers’ Market Stop by the Merrimack YMCA (6 Henry Clay Drive, Merrimack) on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for its third annual Indoor Farmers’ Market. There will be local artists, producers, farmers, crafters, small businesses and vendors selling all kinds of goods, plus face-painting and a small petting zoo. A catered lunch from Texas Roadhouse will be available for purchase. Admission is free. Visit

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ARTS Opening doors for spring First-ever Spring NH Open Doors this weekend By Kelly Sennott

New Hampshire artisans, farmers, chefs and craftspeople open shop a little earlier this year — they invite the public into their studios, workshops and retail spaces for the first-ever Spring NH Open Doors this weekend. The event, presented by the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, is normally held just once a year in November. It’s a self-led tour showcasing the people, places and products of New Hampshire through demonstrations, tastings and tax-free shopping opportunities. League members felt it was time for some springtime action. “The fall event is so popular with people touring around the state,” Kate Sussman, League operations manager, said via phone. “We thought it would be great for those excursions to happen around mud season, while everything is waking up after winter.” The tour, which happens Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10, is almost identiNH Open Doors When: Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10 Where: Statewide Contact: Visit You can also enter the Spring NH Open Doors Passport for a chance to win prizes, forms for which can be downloaded from the website. To enter the contest, you must visit five Spring NH Open Doors locations and have the vendors sign and date your passport form.

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cal to that in the fall except participants may find different flavors and aesthetics — crafters are gearing up for a slew of summer buyers instead of Christmas shoppers, and brewers might be preparing summer ales instead of winter lagers. Eighty vendors participate this April, and Sussman hopes this transforms NH Open Doors to a twice-a-year event. Whatever you miss in November, you can do in April, and vice versa. “Really, over the course of two days, there are only so many places you can make it to,” Sussman said. Lots of artists are getting ready to show off what they’ve been spending all winter making. Dave Emerson, a Shaker craftsman and longstanding League mem-

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ber, said he’s “absolutely delighted” the League decided to spearhead an April studio tour. All the artists are. “Because of course, we’re all broke this time of year!” he said, joking. Emerson worked the Hopkinton Farmer’s Market this past season, but he said it’s nice having people come in. He’ll be at his Old Ways Traditions studio, where there will be Shaker furniture, wood-turned bowls, plates, platters, toys, antiques and tools for kids and adults to try out — saws, drills, planes, spokeshaves, and 12 lathes. Everyone’s invited to try and make a wooden spoon. Emerson said the old-fashioned town of Canterbury is popular this weekend because it’s home to such a high concen-

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tration of artists, farmers and producers. While you’re there, you can stop at the Fox Country Smoke House to tour the facility and eat the bacon, beef jerky and 12 cheese varieties, or you can taste the maple syrup at Hutchinson Family Sugarhouse, or the beer at Canterbury Aleworks down the street. “There’s a lot going on in Canterbury,” Emerson said. “You’re not driving through strip malls. You’re in Canterbury. It will feel like the old days. … The nice thing is, nobody has to drive very far to get a lot of variety here. … It’s one of the more rewarding events of the year, because people bother to get out there and appreciate what craftspeople do, and see what they’re doing. So for us, it helps us recharge our batteries, for sure. It’s a nice feeling.” Diane Louise Paul, a leather craftsperson who specializes in pre-Civil War styles, was also excited for the springtime event. She frequents winter farmers markets like Emerson does, but otherwise the time from January to summer is pretty quiet. This weekend, she’ll be at Sullivan Creative in downtown Concord, hand-stitching leather goods and showing off her custom belts and buckles alongside artists Nancy O’Connor (weaver), Kate ODell (painter) and Pam Sullivan (contemporary jewelry artist). They’ll all be demonstrating as well. Sussman said it’s a good idea to plan your trip beforehand rather than try to squeeze in all the stops you can — lots of farmers and artists make their homes in places with poor cell reception. The NH Open Doors website includes maps, participation information and itineraries.

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Looking for more art, theater and classical music? Check out Hippo Scout, available via the Apple App Store or Google Play. Art Events • ART OF GREAT BAY EXHIBIT AND SHOW Hugh Gregg Center on the campus of the Great Bay Discovery Center at 89 Depot Road in Greenland. Reception Fri., April 8th from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Features over 60 local artists and makers of fine crafts. Free to attend. Visit • NH OPEN DOORS Weekend-long touring and shopping event among artisan shops and studios for food, fine art, products, etc. Sat., April 9, and Sun., April 10. Plan your tour at • SEACOAST ARTIST ASSOCIATION GRAND OPEN-

ING Raffle of "Great Bay in Winter" by Annick BouvronGromek, refreshments, proceeds go to renovations. Sat., April 9, at 5 p.m. Seacoast Artist Association Gallery, 130 Water St., Exeter. $20. Call 778-8856. • DRAW ON! Featuring visiting artist Stacey Durand. Community activity; for kids and families to explore the creative process of drawing with site-specific artist-led projects. Sat., April 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Paul Creative Arts Center, Museum of Art, 30 Academic Way, Durham. Free, supplies provided, all levels encouraged to participate. Call 862-3712. Visit • FRANCINE PROSE Author

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presents "Ten Things Art Can Do." Tues., April 12, at 7 p.m. Phillips Exeter Academy Library, Rockefeller Hall, 21 Rear Elm St., Exeter. Free. Call 777-4317. • PAWS AND CLAWS FUNDRAISER/ART SHOW Featuring 100 6-inch by 6-inch pieces of artwork from professional artists. Thurs., April 14, 6-9 p.m. Sullivan Framing and Fine Art Gallery, 15 N. Amherst Road, Bedford. Call 471-1888. • EARTH MONTH FOR CLEAN WATER FASHION SHOW Featuring repurposed clothing. Sat., April 17, at 7 p.m. Arena Sports Bar & Restaurant, 53 High St., Nashua. $15. Call

921-6007. • MERI GOYETTE ARTS AWARD CHAMPAGNE LUNCHEON AND AUCTION With performances by local arts organizations. Sun., April 17, at 11 a.m. Sky Meadow Country Club, 6 Mountain Laurels Drive, Nashua. $50. Visit Call 883-8093. • OPEN DOORS ARTS AND CULTURAL TOUR Manchester trolley night. Self-led tour through Manchester's cultural businesses and galleries. Thurs., April 21, 5-8 p.m. Manchester, NH Manchester., Free. Call 6227531, ext. 304. Visit for the list of participants and directions.

• PORTSMOUTH WEST END ARTS DISTRICT CLEAN-UP Looking for volunteers. Fri., April 22, 2:45-5 p.m. Red Post Realty, 767 Islington St., Portsmouth. Call 957-8122. Email • BECKY FIELD Presentation on NH's cultural diversity by local author/photographer, Different Roots, Common Dreams. Sat., April 30, at 1:30 p.m. Derry Public Library, 64 E. Broadway, Derry. Visit Call 432-6140. Fairs • NASHUA COMMUNITY COLLEGE ART FAIR Students and local artists showcase

art to public for sale. Fri., April 8, noon-6 p.m. Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst St., Nashua. Email aavautier@

Openings • "IF TREES COULD TALK: AS HEARD BY NH WOMEN'S CAUCUS FOR ART" Art show investigating where the environment has a voice. Variety of media. On view April 2 through May 1. Opening Thurs., April 7, 5-7 p.m. Twiggs Gallery, 254 King St., Boscawen. Visit • "PORTRAIT RENDERINGS OF NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS" Art show,


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• New works: The MainStreet BookEnds MarketPlace & Gallery (16 E. Main St., Warner, 456-3564, mainstreetbookends. com) hosts an art show and sale of “New Works” through May 1. Organized by artists Lucinda McQueen and Mimi Wiggin, the show contains a variety of pieces by them and many other area artists, including David Carroll, Laurette Carroll and Sean Carroll, Jeremy Guitar, Allison Howe, Denise Green and others. • What’s happening at Kimball Jenkins: This month’s Wednesday Wisdom Potluck at the Kimball Jenkins School of Art, 266 N. Main St., Concord, is Wednesday, April 13, at 6 p.m. Anny Jones will present “The Strange and Wonderful History of the Sunflower,” as told through art, poetry, math, genetics and selfies. The event is a potluck, BYO (wine, beer or other drinks), free and open to the public. Also opening at the school is another exhibition called “New Work,” with art by Al Jaeger, Paul Pollaro and Edith Weiler, on view April 7 through May 31. There’s a reception on Thursday, April 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. • For art- and pet-lovers: The Sullivan Framing and Fine Art Gallery (15 N. Amherst Road, Bedford, 471-1888) hosts a Paws for Claws Fundraiser on Thursday, April 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event, spearheaded by Amy Sullivan and Dana Boucher, features 6-inch by 6-inch pieces of artwork (which are also all for sale for $75), whose subjects vary from landscapes to portraits of dogs and cats. All proceeds benefit the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire. Also on view will be animal work by Michael W. Lemire. On view April 8 through June 2016. Plymouth State College of Graduate Studies, 2 Pillsbury St., Concord. • "BEHIND THE BEER: PORTRAITS OF NEW ENGLAND'S CRAFT BEER MAKERS" Newmarket Millspace exhibition. Featuring works of Michael Penney. On view April 8 through April 30. Reception Fri., April 8, 6-9 p.m. Newmarket Mills, 55 Main St., Newmarket. Visit Theater Productions • THE REALNESS: A BREAK BEAT PLAY Merrimack Repertory Theatre production. Play by Idris Goodwin. March 16 through April 10. Merrimack Repertory Theatre, 50 E. Merrimack St., Lowell. Tickets start

On view at the “New Works” art show at the MainStreet BookEnds MarketPlace & Gallery. Courtesy photo.

artwork by Molly Poole. The Copper Door will provide food, and Martignetti Companies will provide drinks. • Arts awards: The Meri Goyette Arts Award Champagne Luncheon and Auction is Sunday, April 17, starting at 11 a.m. at the Sky Meadow Country Club (6 Mountain Laurels Drive, Nashua). There will be silent and live auction items, a threecourse luncheon and entertainment by local arts organizations, including the Trash Talk Percussion Ensemble from the Nashua Community Music School, a snippet of Chicago from the Peacock Players and Chinese traditional dancing by the LeeRen Dance Troupe of Nashua. Proceeds help fund programs, projects and publicity for the Nashua arts scene, including the restoration of “Margaret’s View of Nashua,” a fresco mural by artist Lucienne Block in the lobby of the Janice B. Streeter Theatre. This year’s winners will be announced at an event with Mayor Jim Donchess before the awards ceremony. Tickets are $50 per person, with reservations required by April 12. Visit or call 883-8093. — Kelly Sennott

at $15. Visit • SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK, JR. Palace Youth Theatre production. Thurs., April 7, at 7 p.m. Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. $14. Visit Call 668-5588. • THE MIRACLE WORKER Three-act play based on Helen Keller's autobiography. March 31-April 10. Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester. $16. Call 335-1992. Visit • NICO: UNDERGROUND Performance about the legendary chanteuse of Andy Warhol. Starring Tammy Faye Starlight from New York City. New England premiere. Proceeds benefit The Haven, the Freedom Cafe and Cocheco Valley Humane Society. Fri., April 8, at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., April 9, at 7:30 p.m. The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St.,

Portsmouth. $25-$35. Visit • 2016 FEM NOIRE (THE FESTIVAL OF WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS) Image Theater show. Fri., April 8, at 8 p.m.; Sat., April 9, at 8 p.m. Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen St., Lowell. $25. Visit • THE FLICK Rolling Die Productions show. March 25-April 10, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sun., April 10, at 3 p.m. Players' Ring, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth. $15. Visit Call 436-8123. • 2 ACROSS Romantic comedy by Jerry Mayer, starring Mo Demers, Dan Scheys. Fri., April 8, at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., April 9, at 7:30 p.m.; Sun., April 10, at 3 p.m. Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord. $15. Visit

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Period Chicago

Abbey Players go back to the original story By Kelly Sennott

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revival … was put together like a limited-edition concert that was in New York, and it was so popular that they moved it to Broadway.” For the revival, Mecier said, everyone had one costume the whole show. The orchestra sat on the stage, and the emphasis was on the dance, the music. “It’s a neat concept, and it has its strengths,” Mercier said. But also weaknesses. One of the things Mercier hears often is how difficult it is to follow, which is why he’s created a new vision from scratch. “I wanted to make it more about the 1920s

murders. … What these people did in 1920s Chicago — they tried to use the media to create a frenzy to make these murderers celebrities and get them off. Here we are in 2016, and regardless of your political persuasion, isn’t that happening now? Aren’t we sort of watching scandal and ridiculous behavior getting glamorized by the media? So to me, that’s what makes it JOEL MERCIER so interesting a story,” Mercier said. “The purpose of setting this in the 1920s is to look and see how the same problem is happening almost 100 years later, and is probably worse.” The costumes have been tricky, because

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The Anselmian Abbey Players’ take of Chicago is very different from the Broadway revival, and it will be obvious within the first few minutes — instead of a curtain speech, audiences get a pre-show before the musical starts. They’ll see 1920s theatergoers meandering up and down the aisles and onto the stage, entering the speakeasy and enjoying the night to see the famous Velma Kelly perform. Everything about the play’s design, in fact, is to get you to feel like it really is the 1920s, most notably with the costumes — they’re from the period, not lingerie — and the stage-within-a-stage that gets wheeled on and off, defining what’s real life and what’s Roxie Hart’s perspective. The musical, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse, is set in Prohibition-era Chicago and based on the 1926 play of the same name by Chicago Tribune reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins, about the actual criminals and crimes she reported on. The original Broadway production opened in 1975, and the revival, which opened in 1996, is the secondlongest-running show in Broadway history. “I wanted to approach the story from a storytelling perspective, not a sexy dance show perspective. Though it still has lots of amazing dance — it’s still a sexy show,” Director Joel Mercier said via phone. “The

the story is told from murderess Roxie Hart’s perspective. Half are period garb — flapper dresses, suits, reporter trench coats — while the ones appearing in Roxie’s story are coated in glitter, sequins and glamour. In the cast of 24, each actor has four or five outfits, Mercier said, and some of the changes have to be quick. They transition via tear-away costumes made specifically for this production. The jail clothes are actually long, black and white striped dresses held together with velcro and magnets that slip on and off easily. Leading the cast are Stephanie Conti, a sophomore who plays Roxie Hart, and Meredythe Leonard, a senior who plays Velma Kelly, both from Londonderry. Last year’s Thoroughly Modern Millie was a 1920s musical, too, but this show is darker. They were surprised when Chicago was chosen for the 2016 Dana Center stage, as Saint Anselm College is a Catholic school, but they were happy with the result, particularly since the theater team is chockfull of female actors. “I think Chicago has been generating a large buzz around the student body. [The Abbey Players] have been in existence a long time, and as with most groups, there’s a lot of repeat shows. They’ve never done Chicago,” Mercier said. They like that Mercier is placing so much emphasis on character development, and that no, they don’t have to prance around onstage in their underwear. (One reason is it means less time at the gym.) They were planning on spending all Saturday at the theater, building sets and props and finalizing costumes. “Some people will definitely come to the show expecting we’ll be dancing in lingerie and all black, but we are focusing a lot more on the characters, and I think people will leave the show and not be disappointed with that,” Conti said.

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• International music: The Concord Community Music School’s Bach’s Lunch Series showcases the sounds and history of Nepalese, Bhutanese and Indian music this week and next. On Thursday, April 7, Shyam Nepali, Sagar Khatiwada and Harimaya Adhikari present a lecture, “Faith and Folk Traditions: Music of South Asia” from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. at the music school’s recital hall, 23 Wall St., Concord, at which they’ll describe the history and traditions of music from Nepal and other South Asian countries, with musical examples from traditional instruments. The following week, the trio returns as the Himalaya Heritage Musical Group to perform a concert, “Folk, Sacred, and Classical Music of Nepal, Bhutan and India,” on Thursday, April 14, from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. The concert series is free and sponsored by the Timothy and Abigail B. Walker Lecture Fund. Call 2281196 or visit; bring a bagged lunch. • Music at the dealership: The New Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble performs sounds of rock, folk, country, pop, Irish, swing, classical, Cajun and bluegrass in an unlikely venue — the Grappone Toyota Dealership (594 Route 3A, Bow) — this weekend, on Saturday, April 9, at 7 p.m. • CHICAGO Saint Anselm Abbey Players production. Directed by Joel Mercier. Fri., April 8, at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., April 9, at 7:30 p.m.; Sun., April 10, at 2 p.m.; Fri., April 15, at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., April 16, at 7:30 p.m. Dana Center for the Humanities, 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester. $14. Visit • FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Windham Actor's Guild production. Fri., April 8, at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., April 9, at 7:30 p.m.; Sun., April 10, at 2 p.m. Windham High School, 64 London Bridge Road, Windham. $18. Visit • WOMEN AND LOVE IN SHAKESPEARE Carey Cahoon of theatre KAPOW performs reading. Consisting of readings from Romeo & Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream, sonnets, etc., followed by Q&A session. Mon., April 11, at 6:30 p.m. Derry Public Library, 64 E. Broadway, Derry. Free. Call 432-6140. • THE DINING ROOM New England College production. Play by A.R. Gurney. Thurs., April 14, at 7:30 p.m.; Fri., April 15, at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., April 16, at 7:30 p.m.;

This week and next, the Bach’s Lunch Series features music and history from Nepal, Bhutan and India. Courtesy photo.

(doors open at 6:30 p.m.). The ensemble is a group of more than 60 acoustic musicians of all ages who play guitar, mandolin, banjo and bass. This event is the first of three concerts, proceeds from which benefit the New Hampshire Children’s Trust. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. Visit • Springtime songs: The Nashua Choral Society performs “Five Centuries of Spring Songs” this Sunday, April 10, at 2 p.m. at the St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 777 W. Hollis St., Nashua. The concert includes works by Purcell, Haydn, Brahms and Smith and other composers, plus the dramatic “Gloria” by Poulenc, the program’s final piece. Philip Lauriat conducts with accompaniment by R. Scott White. Tickets are $18, $15 for seniors, $8 for students and free for children. Call 998-0443 or email — Kelly Sennott

Sun., April 17, at 3 p.m. New England College Mainstage NEC Science Building, 58 Depot Hill Road, Henniker. $10. Call 4282382. • SPUTNICK: A LOVE STORY By local playwright Lowell Williams. Nashua Theatre Guild production. Thurs., April 21, at 8 p.m.; Fri., April 22, at 8 p.m.; Sat., April 23, at 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun., April 24, at 2 p.m. Janice B. Streeter Theatre, 14 Court St., Nashua. $15. Visit Classical Music Events • NH FIDDLE ENSEMBLE Concert. Sat., April 9, at 7 p.m. Grappone Toyota Dealership, 594 NH-3A, Bow. $12. Proceeds to NH Children's Trust. Visit • PORTSMOUTH PRO MUSICA Spring concert. Sat., April 9, at 3 p.m. Christ Church, 28 Pine St., Exeter. $12. Visit Second concert Sun., April 10, at 3 p.m. South Church, 292 State St., Portsmouth, $12. • FIVE CENTURIES OF SPRING SONGS Concert. Sun.,

April 10, at 2 p.m. Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, 777 W. Hollis St., Nashua. $18. Email info@ Call 998-0443. • JOANNE HOHMAN Soprano vocalist and music education student performs student voice recital. Sun., April 10, at 4 p.m. SNHU Walker Auditorium, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester. Free. Call 629-4626. Visit • NASHUA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: GALA AND SILENT AUCTION Includes music by Aryaloka String Quartet, joined by David Feltner, viola, music by Haydn, Glazunov, Gershwin, Brahms. food, wine, items by local artists. Sun., April 10, at 3 p.m. LaBelle Winery, 345 New Hampshire 101, Amherst. $30. Visit Call 5825211. • HEIFETZ ON TOUR: RECEPTION AND CONCERT Alumni and faculty artists from Heifetz International Music Institute concert. Wed., April 13, at 6 p.m. Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall St., Concord. Call 228-1196. Visit

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Fiddles, pipes and drums are the stars of the New Hampshire Indoor Scottish Festival on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Merrimack High School. The event features Scottish-flavored music and dancing competitions throughout the day, plus exhibitors, food and entertainment. Concord-based nonprofit organization Scottish Arts started hosting the festival years ago to give Scottish music students a local opportunity to compete and advance to higher levels in their craft. “It started out pretty small and was mainly a piping competition, but in the last several years, it’s gotten larger,” event organizer Pat Edwards said. “We’ve been focusing on trying to expand it and make it all-inclusive with a wider variety of competitions.” With around 100 competitors, tition, but the festival also features solo piping is still the main compe- competitions in solo bass and tenor drumming, pipe bands, Highland dancing and Scottish fiddling. New Hampshire Indoor Competitors are all ages and Scottish Festival come from several different states. When: Saturday, April 9, from Most of the competition divisions 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; an additional are based on skill level, though some grade 1 solo piping competition factor in age as well. Amateur-levwill be held Friday, April 8, at 7 el competitions award medals and p.m. ($5 admission). trophies while professional-level Where: Merrimack High School, competitions award prize money. 38 McElwain St., Merrimack Some competition times are yet to Cost: $10 admission be announced, but Edwards said the Visit: dancing will begin at 9:30 tival or NHIndoorScottishFestival a.m. and run until about 1 p.m., at Competing: The deadline to regwhich point the pipe band competiister as a competitor has passed, tions will begin. The solo pipers will but you may still be able to parcompete throughout the day. ticipate in the fiddling events. “There’s a lot going on, and the Contact Pat at 340-0796 if nice thing is, it’s all open to specinterested. tators, so you can just sit in and Children & Teens Children events •OH MY ORIGAMI For grades 3 and up. Learn origami. A student guest will be showing kids how to make a few things. Wed., April 13, 4 p.m. Hollis Social Library, 2 Monument Sq. , Hollis . Registration required. Call 465-7721. •FAIRY TEA PARTY The party includes a story time, a take-home art project and tea, hot cocoa,

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juice and light refreshments. You can arrive in a fairy costume, your favorite party dress or whatever makes you feel elegant. This party is for kids ages 2 through 12 accompanied by an adult. Sunday, April 17, and May 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. Kimball Jenkins Estate, 266 N. Main St., Concord. Preregistration is required. Call 225-3932 or visit

watch the competitions as a show,” she said. “And these [musicians and dancers], they are competing to win, so for the most part they are really good. People come and enjoy it like they’re at a concert.” This will be the festival’s second year having a fiddling competition. Scottish Arts decided to include it after noticing that despite the growing popularity of fiddle music, there weren’t many opportunities for fiddlers to compete. To expand the fiddling aspect even more, a fiddle workshop and jam session have been added this year. The workshop is open to both competitors and non-competitors for a small fee (registration required), but the jam session is free with admission and open to anyone who brings a fiddle and wants to partici-

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pate. It starts around 3 p.m. “[Scottish fiddle players] love to get together and just play,” Edwards said. “And a jam session with them is not like something you usually see. They all share this musical heritage, so they know the music and know how to share the same tune. They’re really good.” Other noncompetitive entertainment will be provided by an accordion player and the Grade 1 Stuart Highlanders pipe band from Massachusetts, which will play several of its competition and performance sets. Lunch will be available for purchase, as well as treats from Tarte Café & Bakery. More than a dozen vendors will be selling Scottish and Celtic products like Tartan highland apparel, kilts, accessories, gifts and ornaments, jewelry, glassware, piping and dancing supplies and more. Members of the St. Andrew’s Society of New Hampshire, another group that promotes Scottish culture and arts, will be there to help visitors with Scottish heritage find out more about their clans and tartans. New this year, there will be representatives from six different colleges that offer piping courses as part of their curriculums. The colleges are located all around the country, from as far as California to as close as Vermont. There will also be information about other local Scottish cultural events and resources for people, both youth and adults, who want to start learning a Scottish music or dancing art. “Anyone can learn this stuff starting at any time,” Edwards said. “We love to have more people check us out and get interested in it. Come for part of the day or come for all of it, and just see what it’s all about.”

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Softball leagues are for ages 7 to 16. Baseball is for ages 13 to 15. Application forms are available at Jeannotte’s Market, Bright Spot Convenience Store, Nashua Public Library, the City Clerk's Office at City Hall and the Recreation Office at Greeley Park. Applications are due Thursday, April 14, and tryout dates are held various days April 16 through 26 (different dates for different ages/leagues).


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Prepare to be amazed when illusionist Lyn Dillies performs at Bedford High School (47B Nashua Road) on Saturday, April 9, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. In this family-friendly magic show, Dillies will make a child from the audience float, make her assistant appear out of thin air, complete Houdini’s Metamorphosis faster than Houdini himself and more. Tickets cost $15. Make it dinner and a show and head to the cafeteria for Italian Night, which starts at 5 p.m. The meal costs $12; kids under age 5 eat for free. Search “Magic of Lyn” on to purchase tickets. Catch Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals as they perform at the Concord Public Library (45 Green St.) on Sunday, April 10, from 1 to 2 p.m. Ideal for children ages 3 through 8, this show features fun characters in the form of giant hand puppets and marionettes, plus lots of silliness and audience participation. Call 225-8670 or visit The Riverbend Youth Company presents The Fantastic Mr. Fox at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts (56 Mont Vernon Road, Milford) on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 10, at 3 p.m. The production stars local kids and is based on the novel by Roald Dahl about three greedy farmers, a crafty fox and his animal friends. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and free for children under age 3. Visit


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I talked to a gardening friend who has already started planting a few things in his vegetable garden. Not me! Despite a few warm sunny days, it is way too cold and wet in my garden to do much of anything. Seeds will rot in cold, wet soil. Technically, spring is here, but the soil temperature in my garden is in the 30s, even when the air gets into the 50s or warmer. We need consistently warm temperatures before I will plant outdoors because it takes time to warm up the soil. I want the soil to reach 50 degrees or warmer before I plant. Yes, I take my soil’s temperature, much as I would a sick puppy or a child trying to avoid school. I have a thermometer that looks like an old analog oven thermometer: a steel probe with a round button with a dial on top that shows the temperature. Mine was designed for use in compost piles, so the probe is a couple of feet long. You can look at your local garden center, or order one from Gardeners Supply Company ( in Burlington, Vt. I’m not ready to rake off the leaves I spread on my vegetable beds last fall. In October I weeded my vegetable garden and then covered it with 4 to 6 inches of leaves that I’d run over with the lawnmower and raked up. The leaves kept the soil from washing from my mounded raised beds into the walkways (the beds don’t have planks to contain the soil). Unfortunately, the layer of leaves is also an insulator, so the soil will stay colder than bare soil until I remove it. But the leaves inhibit weeds from growing, too. That’s a good thing. Since my soil is still pretty soggy, I don’t want to walk in the garden or disturb the soil. Soil is actually a bit fragile at this time of year; step on it (or rototill it) and you can ruin its structure. So the leaves keep weeds from growing until I rake them off in late April or early May. Once the leaves are off the beds and raked into the pathways, two kinds of weeds will grow: annual weeds and perennial weeds like dandelions and witch grass. Annual weeds grow from seeds and are easy to kill: you can run a sharp hoe just below the surface, slicing off the tops from the roots. That will kill annual weeds when they are small. If you don’t get around to hoeing your beds and the weeds are well-established, you could toast them! That’s right, cover a bed with clear plastic, seal the edges with soil, and in just a day or two of hot sunshine, they will be toast. I’ve measured the temperature in a bed being solarized, and on a 60-degree day, the temperature got over 100 degrees.

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Perennial weeds need to be pulled. Their roots contain stored energy from last year, and generally even a scrap of root can regenerate and start a new plant. That is one of the reasons I don’t recommend rototilling. Chop up witch grass roots and each piece with a node will produce a new plant if it is within a few inches of the soil surface. It’s true that plowing a field and turning the sod under a foot of soil will kill most grasses, but that’s different than rototilling. Meanwhile, indoors, it’s almost time to start planting. Generally I recommend starting most things six to eight weeks before I put them outside. I plant tomatoes outdoors in early June. So April 10 is my planting date most years. I use a biodynamic calendar called Stella Natura ( to advise me about planting dates. It uses the planets, stars and the moon to determine good times for planting fruits (tomatoes and peppers), roots (carrots and potatoes), flowers (artichokes and cauliflower) and leaves (lettuce and kale). This year April 10 is a root day, but the two days before, according to Stella Natura, are fruit days up until 2 p.m. on April 9. At that point there is a blackout period until 6 p.m., and I will definitely not plant anything then. My informal experiments with blackout days have shown me that there is a significant disadvantage to planting then. So what should you do if you didn’t weed and prepare your beds last fall? Start weeding, a little every day, as soon as your beds dry out. An easy way to see if your soil is ready to work is to grab a handful of soil and squeeze it. Hold that ball of soil, and tap it with a finger. If the soil is ready to work, it should crumble. If not, wait. And when your soil is ready to work, think about creating some mounded, raised beds. You can do this by loosening the soil with a garden fork, then raking the loose soil into beds that are about 3 feet wide and stand up 4 to 6 inches above the walkways. Add a thick layer of compost on top, and scratch it into the soil at the top surface, and you’ll be ready to plant. We all want to start gardening now, but do wait until your soil is as ready as you are! Read Henry’s blog by going to You can sign up for an email alert every time Henry blogs.



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Put on a sumo suit or grab a foam-padded jousting pole at the Goffstown Lions Club’s second annual SpringFest. Happening Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Goffstown High School, it will feature a large kids carnival area, games, food provided by local restaurants and bakeries and an expo area with 90 local businesses and community organizations. In years past, the Lions Club hosted a spring business expo to help promote Goffstown area businesses, but last year, the Club decided to rebrand it as a more festival-like community event. “It totally exceeded our expectations,” event coordinator Scott Gross said. “We had well over 2,000 people attend, and so many families and kids and folks from all over the state. It was great to see that it’s not just a Goffstown event, but more of a southern New Hampshire event.” The Kids Zone located toward the back of the gym will feature bounce houses and slides, an inflatable jousting arena, laser tag, sumo wrestling and face painting. Adults can participate in most of the activities too. Each activity in the Kids Zone costs an additional fee, but there is a $10 package option that grants unlimited access to the bounce house and slides plus a few vouchers to participate in the games. In the cafeteria, a mini “Taste of Goffstown” fair will feature around eight or nine

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local restaurants and bakeries selling food and offering samples. The main expo area will be accompanied by a DJ, and Max the Manchester Monarchs’ mascot and several other costumed characters will be mingling and taking pictures with visitors throughout the day. New this year, there will be a money booth game where, for a small donation, people can go inside the booth and try to catch as much flying (fake) money as they can for a chance to win gift cards. They may also catch coupons from local businesses while they’re in the booth. The local business and nonprofit exhibitors will have a variety of product demonstrations, giveaways and prizes, samples, coupons, raffles and more. The Animal Rescue League will also be there with some adoptable animals for visitors to meet. “I think that, on top of the kids area and the food and the businesses and community groups, [SpringFest] is just a great way to escape the winter blues, get out and see your neighbors you haven’t seen over the winter and start the spring season,” Gross said.

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Dear Cecile, There’s value right off the top because she painted them. I hope you don’t part with them and hand them down again to your family. Pieces with a family history are the best. The crock (a crock is a storage container, a jug is one with a handle) you sent a picture of has a really sweet-looking New England scene. The value is probably in the painting quality and overall appearance. Most likely the crock was damaged and this is why she painted over it, or all of them. The value on a crock this size would be low unless it was blue slip decorated, which means a nice cobalt blue design on it (flowers, birds, writing, etc.). This would be hard to tell without removing the painting. This is a nice-sized crock that was once used for food storage, made of stoneware and now painted with a warm wintery scene. The painting looks good from the picture and, again, I think that’s where I would give it the value. I have seen several painted crocks (lots done during the Victorian era) and all have Clubs Events •MILFORD GARDEN CLUB MEETING Featuring speaker Ellen Sousa of Turkey Hill Brook Farm. Program will focus on the vital connections between native plants and pollinators. Sousa will also show some beautiful native plants suited for the various conditions generally found in backyards in this region. Mon., April 11, 10:30 a.m. First Congregational Church Parish House, 10 Union St.. Milford Garden Club meetings are held the second Monday of the month and are free and open to the public. For more information about the club and activities, go to


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Dear Car Talk: Would you recommend that a “stop and go” feature be added to my car, a 2014 Subaru Forester? By “stop and go,” I mean a feature that shuts off the engine when you pull up to a stoplight and automatically starts the engine again when you press on the accelerator. — Don No. I wouldn’t recommend it. First of all, I’m not aware of anybody who offers a retrofit kit to add “stop-start” to a car that didn’t come factory-equipped with it. And it’s not simple to add it later, Don. You might think it’s just a couple of sensors — one that detects when you’ve come to a stop and shuts off the engine,

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and another to start the engine when you touch the gas pedal. But you also need a much-heavier-duty starting system, because your car will be starting and stopping all day long. The starter motor that came with your 2014 Forester is designed to start the car half a dozen, or maybe a dozen, times a day. And if you multiply that by 10 or 20, you’re going to wear it out pretty quickly. And by using a traditional starter, with a gear that pops out to engage the flywheel, your flywheel likely will die a premature death, too. A flywheel can cost upward of $1,000 to replace. That’s why some stop-start systems use something called an integrated motor generator, which is a much more powerful starter motor, designed to fire up the engine a hundred times a day or more, if necessary. It often uses a belt instead of a starter gear. There are electronic issues, too. On your Forrester, things like the air-conditioning compressor and water pump are powered by the engine. And when the engine stops, those accessories stop. So cars with stopstart systems run those systems off of battery power so your accessories are not interrupted at every traffic light.

So it’s an expensive and complicated thing to do, Don. It is a great feature. It does save fuel, and it’s wonderful for the environment, especially in cities. But unless you drive exclusively in stop-andgo city traffic, you’re unlikely to gain more than 3 or 4 percent in mileage from a stop-start system. So from a financial point of view, it’s impossible to justify. The money you save on gas will never come close to the cost of the retrofit plus your membership in the Starter-Motor-of-the-Month Club. So you’re better off waiting until you get your next car to get the stop-start feature, Don. Dear Car Talk: Someone recently broke into our dear old 1994 manual-shift Honda Civic (possibly for a dry night of sleep) and thanked us by breaking off the windshield-wiper lever. Now we can’t drive it when it rains. Our mechanic is searching for a replacement, but as time passes, chances don’t look good that he’ll find one. We don’t want to have to replace this car just now. Any advice on how to rig an adequate replacement? — Gail Gee, I would have thought the stick

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Local unemployment rates: • Concord.....................2.9% • Dover......................... 2.9% • Laconia..................... 3.2% • Manchester...............3.5% • Nashua......................4.1% • Portsmouth...............2.4% • Rochester..................3.2% • Statewide.................. 3.6%

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FOOD New to brew

Three breweries set to open By Allie Ginwala

News from the local food scene

By Allie Ginwala

Southern New Hampshire is going to see three new breweries open this month.

• Susty’s recognition: All-vegan eatery Susty’s Cafe (159 1st New Hampshire Turnpike, Northwood, find them on Facebook) has been nominated by PETA for the business excellence/sustainability award for the 40th annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism. According to a press release, the New Hampshire Travel Council is seeking nominations for the travel awards and PETA chose Susty’s, catering to vegetarians, vegans, environmentalists and health-conscious diners for 17 years. “PETA has heard from eco-conscious and animal-friendly diners across the U.S. who were drawn to New Hampshire by Susty’s healthy, hearty vegan platters, sandwiches, and wraps,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in the press release. “Susty’s Café sets the bar extremely high when it comes to dining that is as delicious as it is kind to animals and the environment.” Standout dishes on the menu include roasted seitan, the black bean burger and tofu fries. • Mac franchise: According to a press release from cheesy eatery Mr. Mac’s (497 Hooksett Road, Manchester, 606-1760,, the Manchester restaurant’s founders will now open their doors to franchisees. “It was in our very successful fifth year that we realized that the fastest way we could expand Mr. Mac’s was to partner with those who share our passion for this concept,” co-founder Valerie Anderson said in the press release. “We realized that we had the expertise to create a franchise plan that would make this work for everyone.” Anderson and her brother Patrick Cain opened the fast casual comfort food restaurant in 2010. They expect the next Mr. Mac’s locations to open in New Hampshire or Massachusetts. “We want passionate owners to join our growing family, and we want them to be able to realize their dream of owning their own restaurant,” Cain said. See for more details. • NH Food Bank breaks record: Last month the New Hampshire Food Bank hosted its first Steel Chef Challenge, raising more than $290,000 to make it the largest fundraiser in the organization’s history. Chef Robert Irvine from the Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible hosted the timed cooking competition, which also included a live auction and dining experience. The challenge featured chefs Stuart 46

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Lithermans Limited Brewery

They may be new when it comes to owning a brewery, but Michael Hauptly-Pierce and Steve Bradbury are hardly new to brewing. The co-owners and co-brewers have a combined 20 years of homebrewing experience that they’ll bring to Concord when Lithermans Limited Brewery opens Friday, April 8. The three-barrel system brewery is located on Hall Street, just outside of Concord’s downtown corridor, which Hauptly-Pierce said has become even more attractive given the city’s Main Street revitalization. “What’s nice is Concord does not have a brewery yet, so it was the perfect place to open a brewery,” Bradbury said. Given the “luxury of a tasting room,” Hauptly-Pierce said they’ll be able to brew a number of one-offs, along with the frequent rotation of their core beers — an IPA, a saison, a Belgian French farmhouse-style ale, a cream ale, an orange chocolate milk stout and an imperial red ale. “We’ve been brewing our imperial red … Steve and I have fine-tuned it quite a few times. We’ve probably brewed it 15 or 20 times as homebrewers,” Hauptly-Pierce said. Both the beers and the brewery reflect back to Hauptly-Pierce and Bradbury’s love of music, from their beer labels and photos of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin on the walls to framed personal items like each of the owners’ first albums and ticket stubs from concerts. But even if you’re not a die-hard music fan, Hauptly-Pierce said those in their twenties to those in their seventies will feel right at home.

Ready to pour at Millyard Brewery. Courtesy photo.

Jonathan Young, it came while stationed in California during his four years in the Marine Corps. “The craft beer scene was booming in California at that time, so I got into it there and that’s where I built all my recipes and learned how to brew,” Young said. Young, co-owner and head brewer, and his business partner, John Bacheller, hope to open Pipe Dream Brewing by the end of the month, bringing a West Coast-inspired brewery to the Granite State. Pipe Dream’s two-barrel system is housed in a 5,000-square-foot area, 1,400 feet of which is the tasting room. One good thing about being a small brewery, he said, is the ability to consistently brew new and fresh batches. Pipe Dream Brewing Young said they chose the location A love of craft beer can manifest itself because they want room to grow. in many ways; for New Hampshire native “I noticed a lot of breweries around here get a 1,400-square-foot spot and within a year New breweries they need to move and moving is not easy,” Lithermans Limited Brewery he said. “We didn’t want to deal with that.” Where: 126 B Hall St., Concord The spot in brewery-rich Londonderry Visit: will give them plenty of space to make their hoppy stouts and porters, double IPAs and Pipe Dream Brewing pale ales. Where: 49 Harvey Road, Londonderry “We use a lot of West Coast hops,” he Visit: said. “East Coast styles are malt-forward Millyard Brewery so I’m trying to do the opposite and be Where: 25 E. Otterson St., Nashua hop-forward.” Visit:

Millyard Brewery

Millyard Brewery plans to open Saturday, April 9, in the Gate City, paying tribute to the state’s mill history through its four core beers: Jackson IPA, Amoskeag Pilsner, Boott Porter and Nashua Pale Ale. “My idea is not to go to one extreme or the other, but kind of keep every beer in the middle of all the styles so [it’s] a little less scary than some of the other craft beer companies,” said co-owner and head brewer Ken Unsworth. “I kind of wanted to, not dull it down, STEVE BRADBURY [but] just take it back a notch and make it more approachable.” Unsworth began brewing beer in 2008, but it wasn’t until he was connected with Nashua resident and co-owner Dean Baxter two and half years ago that they started to make the dream of opening a brewery into reality. The two-barrel system is currently housed in a 1,200-square-foot space, but they’re hoping to expand in the coming months. Unsworth said the idea behind their lineup is to make craft brews more relatable to those who haven’t dabbled in them before, offering a bit of everything in terms of taste and flavor profile. For example, a Coors Light or Bud Light drinker might shy away from the overly hopped and strongflavored craft brews, so Unsworth wants to give them a way to step into the scene.

What’s nice is Concord does not have a brewery yet, so it was the perfect place to open a brewery.



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Paying tribute to the history of the building at 36 Lowell St., Gale Motor Co. Eatery chef $30 Per Person, plus tax & gratuity. Sunday evenings only. and owner David Spagnuolo said the name Chef’s Menu Thursday – Saturday was inspired by the car dealership located in Sunday Supper only $19.95 488-5629 • 170 Rt. 101 Bedford the Manchester building in 1927. “As we researched we saw Gale Motor Co. Tuesday-Saturday: 4pm-close Sunday Brunch: 10am-2pm Sunday Dinner: 4pm-close and [said], ‘Wow that’s actually pretty cool,’” 106184 Spagnuolo said. “We can bring some history back to the building and use that name.” Opening its doors on Thursday, April 7, the new eatery features a “culinary fusion” menu, complete with craft cocktails and small plates from an array of cuisines. “I don’t want to be Italian, and I don’t want to be French and I don’t want to have just one cuisine that I can cook,” he said. “We’re Thu – Sat going to do everything from spicy tuna tartare on crispy rice to a pulled pork taco to … 4.69”wide x 2.6” high meatball sliders. I just want to be able to do $19.95 per person HIPPO Horizontal 1/8 page outside-of-the-box stuff.” The serving concept is tapas — small Reservations plates and shareables — rather than one largrecommended! er entree. 33 Oaks St, Henniker, NH | 428.3281 | “I think that a lot of people … want to taste different things. They don’t want to just sit down and have one meal,” he said. “I think that being able to have something from Spain and something from Japan and something from America, I think that it’s a very up and coming trend.” Before moving to Londonderry last October, Spagnuolo worked at his girlfriend (and now Gale Motor Co. Eatery business partner) Stacey Murphy’s restaurant Pi Brick Oven Trattoria in Woodstock, Vermont. That’s where he first saw the great reception of a small plates menu, when they opened a side ~Mae West section of the mainly pizza restaurant. Historic Millyard District at 75 Arms Street, Manchester, NH • Lunch: Monday through Friday • Dinner: Nightly at 5pm “We were trying to serve them just in the 6 0 3 . 6 2 2 . 5 4 8 8 Chef/Author/Owner Jeffrey Paige w w w . c o t t o n f o o d . c o m bar, but people loved them,” he said. “We 081962 ended up having to serve them throughout the whole restaurant.” Though other restaurants in the area have taken to small plate meals, Spagnuolo thinks it’s still a bit of a foreign concept to certain Your check of $25 or more OD and a real N FO GO A diners who might be in the mode of ordering C Mon–Thurs 2–5pm OD NNE XI TI I ME *Manchester locations only. Not to be combined with other M l four plates for four people. a offers. Limit 1 coupon per table E Re “I think it’s definitely going to need some Rea chks & Ludenrs Pic Servinrg Everyday! explaining to make sure people understand inne

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Visit Gale Motor Co. Eatery (36 Lowell St., Manchester, 252-7059, find them on Facebook), open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday and lunch Monday through Friday (lunch service starts mid-April).

Inside Gale Motor Co. Eatery. Allie Ginwala photo.

that … some of them are one bite, some of them are able to share with two people, not four people,” he said. “We’re trying to keep the prices down so that if you order three or four things it’s not going to be $40; it’s going to be the same price as getting an entree.” Just under two weeks before opening day, Spagnuolo and Murphy were putting on the eatery’s finishing touches with hints of the building’s automotive history displayed throughout the dining area, like framed 1925 license plates, a ladder-turned-glass rack hanging above the bar and an illuminated “Gale Motor Co.” hanging on the back wall with a Model T Ford wheel as one of the o’s. The turnaround for getting Gale Motor Co. up and running was rather quick — they signed the lease on March 5 and got to work immediately. With the help of Spagnuolo’s father and Murphy’s family, they cleaned, painted and flipped the space in order to open the doors and get the kinks worked out before the warmer weather foot traffic began. Spagnuolo knows the history of the spot that has changed hands a number of times since it was home to Richard’s Bistro. “What really sits in my mind is Richard’s Bistro … so there is longevity in this location — it just has to be done right,” he said. “There has to be a love behind it.” Coming into a restaurant-saturated part of Manchester, Spagnuolo hopes Gale Motor Co. Eatery will hold its own, as another option for folks who frequently dine downtown. “There [are] a lot of really good restaurants … [and there are] some great chefs around here, and I’m hoping to fit in,” he said. “I think that we’re going to try to be balanced and have a variety of stuff so people aren’t going to come to the same place twice a week, three times a week. If people are out to eat they’ll come here, they’ll go to Mint, they’ll go to Republic. You can get a different taste coming here.”

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Cameron of the Hanover Street Chophouse, David Crinieri of the Tuscan Kitchen and Julie Cutting of CURE Restaurant, who prepared a dish incorporating salmon, pig’s feet and Lucky Charms all in 20 minutes. In the end, the panel of judges selected Crinieri as the winner. “We are thrilled with the success of the Steel Chef Challenge and we are tremendously grateful for this incredible support,” Mel Gosselin, executive director of the New Hampshire Food Bank, said in the press release. “We were so excited to have the opportunity to host Robert Irvine and his team and we are gratified that we were able to raise $290,000 … to support the more than 143,200 people in New Hampshire who do not know when or where their next meal is coming from.” • A ham and bean weekend: There are three chances to enjoy a classic New England ham and bean supper this weekend, starting with the Litchfield Firefight-

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Chef events/special meals • PROTECTING SPECIES IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC Dinner, presentation and discussion. Thurs., April 7, at 6 p.m. Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye. See • IRON CHEF COMPETITION Second annual event features executive chefs from The Birches at Concord, Havenwood-Heritage Heights and The Common Man showcasing their talents in front of 170 people. Each dish is paired with chef's choice of white wine. Thurs., April 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tad's Place at Heritage Heights , 149 East Side Drive, Concord. Tickets cost $35. See • BURGERFEST A week of burger specials, slider specials and endless fries through Sun., April 10. Bedford Village Inn, 2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford. Priced per item. See Author events/lectures/ exhibitions/screenings • "FED UP" SCREENING Thurs., April 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Derry Boys & Girls Club, 40 E. Derry Road, Derry. Free. See derrymedicalcenter. com. • "BEHIND THE BEER: PORTRAITS OF NEW ENGLAND'S CRAFT BEER MAKERS" Newmarket Millspace exhibition. Featuring works of Michael Penney. On view April 8 through April 30. Newmarket Mills, 55 Main St., Newmarket. Visit

ers Association’s 36th annual fundraising event on Saturday, April 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Campbell High School Cafeteria (1 Highlander Court, Litchfield). Tickets cost $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children, free for those under 4 years old. Contact for details. East Congregational Church (51 Mountain Road, Concord, 224-9242, will serve a menu featuring two kinds of made-from-scratch beans, baked ham, homemade brown bread and rolls, coleslaw, assorted casseroles and a dessert buffet on Saturday, April 9, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $5 ages 6 to 12, free age 5 and under. Finally, First United Methodist Church (961 Valley St., Manchester) will serve a ham supper including dessert and coffee on Saturday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for ages 5 to 12, free for those under 5. Call 622-8863 for reservations.

• CHEF JAMES HALLER Author talks about Salt & Pepper Cooking. Sat., April 16, at 1 p.m. Toadstool Bookshop, 614 Nashua St., Milford. Visit Call 673-1734. • MARIA NOEL GROVES NH author of Body in Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care will discuss the Secret Lives of Garden Herbs: Their Medicinal Properties. Sun., April 17, from 2 to 3 p.m. MainStreet BookEnds, 16 E. Main St., Warner. See • WHEAT, FLOUR AND BREAD Part of NHTI's Wings of Knowledge Series. Features short documentary film The Trouble with Bread, followed by a presentation with three local artisan bread makers. Tues., April 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Concord Orthopaedics Auditorium (Grappone 106), Concord. Free and open to the public. See nhti. edu. Church & charity suppers/bake sales • NEW ENGLAND HAM & BEAN SUPPER Menu includes two kinds of made-from-scratch beans, baked ham, homemade brown bread and rolls, coleslaw, assorted casseroles and a dessert buffet. Sat., April 9, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. East Congregational Church, 51 Mountain Road, Concord. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $5 ages 6 to 12, free age 5 and under. Call 224-9242 or visit • HAM & BEAN SUPPER 36th annual fundraising event for the Litchfield Firefighters Association. Sat., April 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. Campbell High School Cafeteria, 1 Highlander

Court, Litchfield. Tickets cost $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children, free for those under 4 years old. Visit the website or contact litchfieldfirefighters@ • HAM SUPPER Includes dessert and coffee. Sat., April 9, at 5:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 961 Valley St., Manchester. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for ages 5 to 12, free for those under 5. Call 622-8863 for reservations. • FOOD DRIVE FOR NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK Support the Food Pantry at Share of Milford. Needs are peanut butter, canned tuna, canned chicken, cereal, juice, pasta, sauce, Italian herbs, soups and non-food items deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste and toilet paper. Present library card at circulation desk to receive donation credit. Sun., April 10, to Sat., April 16. Wadleigh Memorial Library, 49 Nashua St., Milford. See

Classes/workshops • GOING GLUTEN FREE, HEALTHFULLY Registered dietitian Laura Halupowski will address mistakes, pitfalls and ways to avoid cross-contamination when switching to a gluten-free diet. Includes tour of Hannaford supermarket. Thurs., April 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. St. Joseph Hospital, 172 Kinsley St., Nashua. Free. See or call 595-3168. • INTRODUCTION TO CHOCOLATE Learn the history and myth-perceptions of chocolate. Includes a tasting. Fri., April 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., May 26, from 6 to 7:30


perishables Tasty food from fresh ingredients

Anjou pears When I go grocery shopping, I am fairly organized. I bring a list, shop the store with precision and try to get out of there as quickly as possible. I spend most of my time in the produce section of the store because it contains the bulk of what I buy. While I come with a list of what to buy, there is always wiggle room, especially in this section. For one, I love to see what is on sale. In my experience, what’s on sale is always good! Take apples, for example. Come September and October around here, apples are super cheap because they are in season and there is a surplus. This week, I was delighted to see Anjou pears on sale, and I came home with a bunch. My daughters devour them, and they are a wonderful break from the endless apples we consume. Anjou pears, or d’Anjou pears, are thought to have originated in Belgium, according to (the Pear Bureau Northwest) but they are named after the region in France of the same name. While they taste as sweet as Bartlett pears when Roast Chicken with Potatoes and Anjou Pears Adapted from a whole chicken recipe from Martha Stewart 4 chicken thighs, skin on 2 cups red potatoes, chopped into chunks 4 shallots, cut into chunks 2 Anjou pears, cut into chunks (these do not need to be ripe) Olive oil Salt and pepper

p.m. Dancing Lion Chocolate, 917 Elm St., Manchester. Cost is $45 per person. Call 625-4043 to register. Visit • FRENCH MACARON Learn how to make classic French macaron from scratch with ganache filling. Fri., April 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Finesse Pastries, 968 Elm St., Manchester. Cost is $60. Visit finessepastries. com or call 232-6592. • VEGETABLE GARDENING 101 Master gardener Linda West shares the growing process and tips. Sat., April 9, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens, 456 Route 103A, Newbury. Requested donation $10. Registration required. Call 763-4789 ext. 3. See • CAKES AND PIES Chef

ripe, they do not change color upon ripening. I didn’t remember that when I bought them a few months ago and I kept looking at them thinking, “will they ever be ripe?!” By the time I picked them up to feel their firmness, they were quite soft and overripe. The trick is to wait until the upper-middle part is slightly soft to the touch. Don’t despair if they’re overripe, however; just add them to a smoothie. Their sweetness will add a wonderful element to any concoction and mask the taste of any bitter greens like kale. When it comes to pears, I typically eat them raw. Whether they are in my salads with walnuts and Gorgonzola or just cut into slices for my daughters and me, fresh pears are just the best. Yet there is an entire world of recipes with this wonderful fruit in them that require cooking (and not just dessert baking). — Allison Willson Dudas Fresh thyme Juice of ½ lemon, fresh Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Layer potatoes, onions and pears into bottom of casserole dish and sprinkle in some fresh sprigs of thyme. Place chicken thighs over top of mixture and spray lightly with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and some more fresh thyme. Squeeze juice of lemon over top. Cook for about 1 hour 15 minutes until top of chicken is browned.

Oonagh Williams leads the class through making puff pastry cinnamon sugar twists, parmesan twists and raspberry cream cheese strudel, plus upside down French apple tart, chocolate fudge cake with chocolate ganache, almond cake tart and crustless quiche. Mon., April 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. Nashua High School North, 8 Titan Way, Nashua. Cost is $55 for residents, $75 for non-residents. See Click "enrichment program" then "registration." Email cookingwithoonagh@ with questions. • COOKING CONFIDENTIAL: AN EVENING WITH THE CHEF Prepare then enjoy a three course dinner along with select wines. Mon., April 11, at 5:30 p.m. Colby Hill Inn, 33

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Many white wines are described as having balanced acidity. This refers to the wine’s crispness and liveliness. The wines that immediately come to mind are pinot grigio and sauvignon blanc. This is used to describe white and sparkling wines, but you would rarely call a red wine crisp. Tannins are “phenolic compounds that exist in most plants,” and in grapes they are found mostly in the pits and skins, according to Wine Enthusiast. Simply put, tannins are most noticeable when you swallow a wine. Wines with more tannins make your mouth feel cottony and dry. Drier wines have more tannins, so knowing what kind of wine you like can help you choose wines with lighter or stronger tannins. When it comes to red wines, they are sometimes called astringent, for the harsh, drying sensation the tannins can sometimes leave in the mouth. When the tannins are felt on the back of the tongue, a wine may be called bitter. A wine’s body refers to its mouth feel, fullness or viscosity. I typically think of pinot noir as a lighter-bodied red, chianti, merlot and cabernet as medium- to full-bodied, and super Tuscan blends and zinfandel as full-bodied reds. Fullbodied wines are also called “big” wines. There are a variety of adjectives used to describe mouth-feel, including: smooth, rough, velvety and dry. You can also describe a wine’s texture, which goes along with mouth-feel, but it is usually reserved for bigger, heavier and denser wines, which also have more weight. Anyone who doesn’t think they like red wines should start with a lighter-bodied red and work their way up. There are several great red varietals that will not overwhelm the palate and have smooth, light tannins. A wine’s length notes how long its flavors stay in the mouth. This is not to be confused with finish, which speaks to the flavors and feeling left in the mouth after the wine is swallowed. There are many terms used to describe a wine’s actual taste, from earthy, fruity, smoky and oaky to rough and spicy (the majority of these used to describe red wines). White wines may be described as stemmy, acidic, lemony, crisp, citrusy, etc.


As I have understood it, a wine’s aroma refers to the scent from its grapes and the scent of the wine itself. This is usually reserved for younger wines, like moscato. This is different from a wine’s bouquet, which is used to describe the complex aromas in aged wines — think zinfandel or an aged Italian red blend. However, Wine Enthusiast calls aroma a component of the bouquet or nose, and the bouquet a sum of a wine’s aromas. Often you will hear someone describe a wine’s nose. This is very simply how a wine smells and this can be different from its aroma, bouquet and taste, though according to Wine Enthusiast it is synonymous with bouquet so I guess that is up for debate. A sauvignon blanc may have a nose of grapefruit or peach, while a red wine might have a blackberry or dark fruit nose. It’s important to develop your own opinion about a wine’s nose, so you don’t convince your nose you are smelling something just because it is in the wine’s description.

Other Wine Terms

If a wine is described as complex, it is because it has several aromas, flavors and odors that make it multi-dimensional. This also goes along with a wine’s structure, or combination of fruit, tannins, alcohol and acidity. When a wine’s oak, tannins, fruit and other elements come together well, the wine is called balanced. If wine sticks itself to the inside of a glass after drinking or swirling, it is said to have legs. These are the little noticeable lines, typically seen in red wines. A wine’s vintage refers to a particular wine business year or specific harvest. Some years are known for having outstanding vintages and those wines may be aged and then sold for large amounts of money. The amount of grapes harvested in a particular year is known as the yield.











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The up-and-comer rap scene is fracturing faster than the Republican party, to go by the blog comments on albums like this (while we’re at it, the press can’t decide whether to call this a “mixtape” or Curry’s “sophomore album.” It’s free, so it’s indeed a mixtape, unless there’s a rebel faction trying to change the rulebook, and meanwhile, no one really cares aside from Grade A nerds). And yes, you have to take blog comments seriously. I do. Well, maybe not seriously, but blog comments sections are rich in comedic value. Some guys really, really hate Death Grips, for example, calling their stuff “acid dropping, third eye, chakra-flow” garbage. This mixtape, or album, or basket of mandarin oranges, whatever you call it, has been dissed as “fake” (point of order, Iggy is the only thing in music that actually isn’t) or ripping off Kendrick Lamar’s album cover (homie photos are his invention! They are!). Be all that as it may, the takeaway is that the Florida native’s out-of-breath flows work fine with this record’s rudimentary mix of trap/Krautrock (“ULT”; “Knothead”) and trap/minimalist (“Sick & Tired”; “Story, No Title”). He’ll be at the Middle East in Cambridge, Mass., on April 16. B- — Eric W. Saeger Howard, Please Recycle (Fashion People Records)

This Brooklyn band got a lot of praise for their 2015 album, Religion, which generally fell under the folktronica designation. More so, it was unpluggedindie-tronica, an aggregate of Sigur Ros faraway weirdness, Jeff Buckley sturdiness and Postal Service glitch-o-mania — if there’s even a single progressive gene in you, you had to like it. Its main thrust was haunting indie, but not in a way that made you think of 98-pound weaklings in skinny jeans — it was its own thing, like an android’s idea of Elbow, maybe. This EP is their next trick, a mixed bag that feels more like an advertisement for Religion, as it is literally a set of samples recycled from that album. I could throw some oddball names at you just to be a pain, but I won’t do that today; suffice to say it’s very, very glitch-oriented, with Religion’s hooks appearing as little Nintendo ghosties flitting in and out of a backward-masking soup. Lovers of busted-circuit stuff will think it’s awesome, that’s for sure, and it’s better than Figurine’s material, although then again I say that about every song I hear from anyone. And hey, if this record helps to pay for more studio time so they can do a real sequel, it’s worth supporting. B — Eric W. Saeger



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PLAYLIST A seriously abridged compendium of recent and future CD releases

• Whamma jamma whatever, Raputa, it’s that J. Geils singing dude, Peter Wolf, with his new album A Cure for Loneliness! What’s that, you don’t care, you’d rather know if J. Geils is still a band? Well, sort of, but no, just a few reunion shows and they didn’t get elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The single from this new Peter Wolf album is called “Wastin’ Time,” a southern-fried honky-tonk-ish blooz thing with slide guitar and beer ambiance, and it rips off Hootie. Only thing missing is interesting music, but don’t let that stop you. • It might be an overreach, but I sort of lump M83 in with Wire, if only in the sense that their cleverness is/was rather cultishly avant garde in relation to the hipster vibes of their respective times. What that means in normal-people-speak is M83 is awesome. They’re led by Anthony Gonzalez, who soundtracked the Tom Cruise movie Oblivion, and bonus, he thought the new Star Wars sucked. The band’s new LP, Junk, is reportedly a far cry from the album that caught my ear, 2011’s Hurry Up We’re Dreaming, in that it’s not made up of long tunes, but their agreeable quirkiness is still there, to go by lead single “Do It Try It,” comprised of cabaret piano, hooty Beach Boy-indie singing and synth cheese. I’m actually hoping to get a PR download of this, believe it or not. • Whoa, cool, it’s the Deftones! I think I like those guys, don’t I? I forget, but I thought they did heavy stuff that wasn’t idiotic, before, if I recall. Their new album, Gore, has a single called “Prayers/Triangles” that’s sort of hauntingly emo-chill at the beginning, and then it breaks into combat-tank mode. It’s pretty cool, if a little too polished. Not super-heavy, but I could deal with it if all the other music died. • I could talk about the new Dandy Warhols album Distortland, but I’d rather seek out hot new sounds, so let’s discuss this Scottish band, Frightened Rabbit, and their upcoming new Painting of a Panic Attack album instead. Wait, these aren’t hot new sounds, they’re just a Scottish band that started in 2003. The single “Death Dream” is like Sigur Ros if they weren’t a sloggy drag to listen to, kind of chamber music, kind of sloggy hipsterdrool. Does that sound like something you’d like? Who knows. — Eric W. Saeger

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Seacoast poet Shelley Girdner kicks off National Poetry Month with the April 5 release of her first poetry book — You Were That White Bird. Published by Peterboroughbased Bauhan Publishing, the book has been 15 years in the making, with the manuscript finalized in October. “I think that maybe the theme or controlling idea is an interest in reincarnations, or re-animations,” Girdner said via phone. “It’s about the idea of stories sort of returning to people in a time of need, and that stories have different things to tell you at different times in your life.” This idea is evident in the piece “Sometime in April,” which evokes imagery and the emotion present when, finally, spring wakes up from winter, and also the title poem, “You were that white bird,” focusing on a man recognizing his lost love in another form. Most of her poems, she said, are generated from a concrete thing, moment or story — for instance, a bridesmaid dress Girdner thought made her look like the Tooth Fairy, which inspired the poem, “In defense of the tooth fairy,” confirming there are far worse creatures to be in the fairy kingdom. (“At least she has a job./Unlike some other bits with wings we could mention,/those most likely found loitering/at the babbling brook, their nonsense peals/indistinguishable from the river’s notes.”) Some of the poems drew from Girdner’s experience with the Portsmouth Poet Laureate program in 2014, which involved group work with other artists — writers, musicians, dancers, visual artists — and monthly prompts that were normally one word. The poem “Cain” came from one of those prompts (the word was “outlaw”), and so did “The Persian Poets” (“beloved”). One poem came to her while


she was walking around one day and is almost word-for-word what she held in her head before it went down on paper. Girdner said the writing process she’s developed over the years is initially very messy; it starts with ideas on napkins, scrap paper or, if she can get there in time, notebooks she keeps in her car, dresser drawer or work bag. By the third draft, it’s on the computer, and by the fifth, it’s in a writers workshop. She usually knows in the prewriting stages if it’s an idea that will sustain itself, but sometimes it takes weeks to find the right ending. Girdner said she has learned to trust the process while teaching poetry, creative nonfiction and English at the University of New Hampshire in Durham for the past 16 years. “Teaching others to write poetry taught me not to invest too much. As a grad student, I remember slaving over these individual poems and asking, am I worth anything this week or not? I have these piles of poems that didn’t end up anywhere,” Girdner said. “It taught me to keep moving forward, keep writing. The only thing you can do is trust SHELLEY GIRDNER all the stuff you’re learning.” It’s not enough to write more drafts, she learned; it’s important to write more poems, too. Eventually, if you keep looking for it, you’ll find what it is you want to say. Whenever she’s in a rut, she experiments with different forms and styles, or she’ll partake in one of her own in-class writing prompts. “It’s hard not to write when I’m around my students, who are writing so much. There’s a lot of writing in class that happens, and a lot of times, I would just write along with them. There’s this energy, with their heads bent over, writing away, that’s exciting,” Girdner said. “It’s a really incredible, creative time, to work with 18- to 22-year-olds.”


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how fans related to Batman and his sidekick: “Batman was the guy they might become in ten years, as long as they ate their vegetables, studied hard, and did calisthenics, but being Robin was just a pair of green underpants away.” Beginning with the character’s creation in 1939 at the hands of Bob Kane, an artist who drew the first rudimentary sketches (with wings inspired by Leonardo da Vinci), Weldon traces the Bat timeline through a dizzying array of collaborators, comic books and films through the present day, and explains how the character has evolved to meet the audience’s needs. The audience, in turn, has molded Batman’s evolution, through random acts of nerd-rage when he strayed too far from the man they believe him to be, and at times even voting on what happens to characters in the Bat universe (as when they voted to kill the second iteration of the Boy Wonder, Robin, in 1988). The journey includes a look at the war on comic books in the 1940s and ’50s, how it shut down 24 publishers and produced a set of moral guidelines called the “Comics Code” that governed the industry. Anti-cape crusaders said comic books hurt literacy, encouraged violence and perverted sexuality. Batman himself has been said to be gay or, as Weldon puts it, “ssssorta gay” and there’s discussion about that, as well as a thorough exegesis of what the 1960s TV show (starring Adam West) did to Batman and Bat-culture, and how the ever-doomed Robin provided the family that Bruce Wayne never had. Like his peers, Weldon is not free of judgment — he dubs Batman Returns “a weirdly nasty piece of work” and says Tim Burton’s Batman was not a Batman movie — it “doesn’t so much create a new and unique version of the character as slap a pair of bat-ears on Charles Bronson.” But he notes the character’s ability to endure and mutate while retaining the love of not only the nerds, but the normals who don’t want the whole Bat-chillada, just the bullet points of his story. Batman — brooding, obsessive, weird — is the gateway to the “nerdly life,” Weldon writes, and he was “the catalyst for billions of normals to embrace the culture they had once dismissed or rejected.” For the nerds themselves, The Caped Crusade positions itself as a bible. Nostalgia, Weldon writes, is the “nutrient agar upon which all of nerd culture grows” and Bat fans can comfort themselves with this book if Batman v Superman is as bad as some reviews suggest. B+ — Jennifer Graham

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• NH poet anthology: Kicking off National Poetry Month at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord, 224-0562, are the poets featured in Poet Showcase: An Anthology of New Hampshire Poets, who visit Thursday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m., to read from and talk about the book. Presenters include Hope Jordon, Dudley Laufman, Lr Berger, Mary French, Deborah Brown, Don Kimball, Neil English, Grace Mattern, Martha Donavan, Sara Willingham, and Kyle Potvin. • Celebrate libraries: National Library Week is April 10 through April 16, and this year’s theme is “Libraries Transform.” The observance, sponsored by the American Library Association, dates back to 1958 and is a time to celebrate contributions of libraries and librarians and promote library use and support. Lots of New Hampshire libraries are participating. For example, the Concord Public Library, 45 Green St., Concord, is hosting National Library Week Party on Wednesday, April 13, from 1 to 3 p.m.; the Wadleigh Memorial Library, 49 Nashua St., Milford, is hosting a food drive; the Hollis Social Library, 2 Monument Square, Hollis, is hosting a raffle; the Goffstown Library, 2 High St., Goffstown, is gathering unique stories about patron library experiences; and the Manchester City Library, 405 Pine St., Manchester, is hosting a $10 Book Bag sale with more than 10,000 items on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact your public library to see how it’s taking part. • Poetry Out Loud champ: Danielle Corbett from Jesse Remington High School inPitchfork Candia is the winner of New Hampshire’s 2016 Poetryrecords out Loud& High School stereo 2 South Main Street Championships, which took place at the end of March Concord, NH 03301 at the State House, with Alexia Gorton from Goffstown High School selected as alternate champion. As the winner, Corbett receives $200 and travel expenses paid for to compete at the national championship in D.C. early May. Her high school gets a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. Visit — Kelly Sennott Books Author Events • POET SHOWCASE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE POETS Collection of poets present work in new anthology, published by Hobblebush Books. Thurs., April 7, at 5:30 p.m. Gibson's Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord. Visit Call 2240562. • RAHEL AND SUE HURWITZ Authors talk about Song of the Lark. Sat., April 9, at 2 p.m. Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Depot Square, Peterborough. • MICHELLE ARNOSKY SHERBURNE Author talks about Slavery & The Underground Railroad in New Hamp-

shire. Sat., April 9, at 2 p.m. Toadstool Bookshop, 614 Nashua St., Milford. Visit toadbooks. com. Call 673-1734. • NANCY COWAN Author talks about Peregrine Spring: A Master Falconer's Extraordinary Life With Birds of Prey. Sat., April 9, at 11 a.m. Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Depot Square, Peterborough. Visit • JOHN HITCHNER Author reads from new book of poems, Pieces of Life Between Latitudes. Sun., April 10, at 1 p.m. Toadstool Bookshop, 614 Nashua St., Milford. Visit Call 673-1734. • MATT BELL Author talks about latest novel, Scrapper. Mon., April 11, at 6 p.m. New

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Drones, their benefits and problems, are the focus of Eye in the Sky, a smart, tense, well-written, cleverly constructed tale of one drone strike.

If you’ve ever been all “why is everything a superhero movie? why can’t they make movies for adults?,” allow me to present Eye in the Sky. I would even suggest going to the movie theater to see it. Heck, get the popcorn — this movie is worth the money. Eye in the Sky sets out to show that a drone strike isn’t just one dude at a computer somewhere; it takes a village full of buck-passers and waffling decision-makers to organize. Though British Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren) is neither buck-passing nor waffling; she is determined to capture Susan Danford (Lex King), a British woman who is now married to an upperechelon terrorist. Powell has been tracking the woman for years and has received intelligence that Danford and her husband as well as some terrorist organization recruits (including one American citizen) are going to be at a house in Kenya. Powell has organized an elaborate operation — including Kenyan intelligence forces — to capture Danford and the others. Outside the compound where Danford is expected to arrive, Kenyan agents Damisi (Ebby Weyime) and Jama Farah (Barkhad Abdi) sit in a van and use tiny radio-controlled cameras, including one made up to look like a bird and capable of flying, to watch the compound. In a conference room in London, Lt. General Frank Benson (Alan Rickman) oversees video from the operation with an assortment of civilian officials, including the British attorney general George Matherson (Richard McCabe) and representatives from other levels of government Brian Woodale (Jeremy Northam) and

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Angela Northman (Monica Dolan). In Nevada, American Air Force drone pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) and the person assisting him with the drone, Carrie Gershon (Phoebe Fox), sit in what looks like a storage container providing surveillance for the mission using a drone equipped with two Hellfire missiles. Meanwhile, in Hawaii another member of the U.S. military, Lucy Galvez (Kim Engelbrecht), uses images sent by the drone and the Kenyan surveillance devices to identify Danford and the other people on the ground. As is no surprise for something with this many moving parts, everything with the operation does not go as planned. Instead of the meeting with Danford, the American and the other terrorists taking place at the compound under surveillance, the group moves to another location, one deep within territory of a local militia that will violently resist an arrest operation by the Kenyan officials. With the help of a cockroach-sized flying camera deployed by the Kenyan surveillance agents, the British officials learn that not only are all of their terrorist targets

at this new location but so is a man outfitting two of the people with suicide vests. Now, not only is the operation about catching/killing some most-wanteds, it’s about preventing an imminent attack that could kill and injure dozens, maybe hundreds. Powell thinks the best response is to use the drone’s Hellfires immediately, but her legal adviser tells her that this changes the mission enough that she needs to refer it up the chain of command, which means a call to Benson. Benson supports the use of the missiles but the civilians in the room have varying opinions, causing them to refer up to the Foreign Secretary (Iain Glen), who as it happens is at a conference outside the country. Or, more specifically, he literally runs out of the conference and back to his hotel room so he can hug the toilet and yak out the food poisoning he contracted at a conference outside the country. Sweaty and shaky, he suggests, because of the presence of an American citizen, that they refer the matter to the U.S. Secretary of State (Michael O’Keefe), who is also in the middle of a foreign visit.

The search for legal and political justification and/or cover for the attack becomes all the more difficult as Alia (Aisha Takow) enters the frame. A young girl whose scenes of play, schoolwork and chores at her family’s compound have been intercut with scenes of military and political officials, Alia’s everyday tasks put her directly next to the compound in the crosshairs. As it appears that her life is now likely part of the equation, drone pilot Steve Watts asks for an update to the estimates of collateral damage and Powell scrambles to find a way to go ahead with the bombing even though the girl is likely to be injured or killed. Thus do we get the movie’s central question: what is the lesser evil — the likely death of one girl now, on camera and with the knowledge and consent of all involved, or the probable deaths of scores of other equally innocent people a short time later, deaths that were basically preventable? Eye in the Sky has no easy answers about this debate — not morally, not legally, not politically and not strategically. The characters discuss and consider all options and not in some “this character represents ‘yes on drones’” black-and-white debate but the way one suspects normal humans do in this scenario, weighing risks and coming to the situation with their own set of prejudices and points of view. Powell, the strongest advocate for the bombing, is not blood-thirsty and even though the attack closes a case for her we don’t get the sense that this is the (or at least the only) motivating factor. Her goal is getting rid of a group of dangerous people and preventing what she believes is an attack on civilians that will take place in hours if not minutes. Meanwhile, the strongest advocate for not bombing the house is British government official Angela Northman. But even her argument — which does include saving Alia from near-certain death — isn’t totally pure. She also thinks that polit- 56

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The age-old comic book question (“Who would win in a fight?”) is not really answered or terribly well addressed in this dingy downer of a movie that is, I guess, supposed to kick off a whole Avengers-like multiverse of DC characters. On the bright-ish side, Affleck is, on balance, not a terrible Batman. CThe Bronze (R) Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole. Though I don’t recommend anybody spend time or money seeing this movie, I feel it deserves some points for being so weird and so close to

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• Just folks: A pianist known for jazz changes things up as the Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio performs a Lakes Region set. Pierson adds guitar and banjo to a band rounded out by bass player Shawn Nadeau and Davy Sturtevant on dobro, fiddle, mandolin and cornet. All three sing — their debut EP Still She Will Fly is a folk radio hit. Go Thursday, April 7, at 8 p.m. at Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem St., Laconia. Tickets are $15 for the BYO show ($12 for seniors). See • Rock show: A great lineup of area bands performs at the first annual 603 Rock Music Festival. Conjuring the indoor Lollapalooza vibe are Eden’s Lie, Mindset X, Q, Zanois and Iranian prog-rockers Mavara performing their first local show in a while. The event includes live painting, caricature-drawing and hooping — essential at any self-respecting festival. Go Friday, April 8, at 8 p.m. at Jewel Nightclub, 61 Canal St, Manchester. Tickets $5 for the 21+ event; see • Helping hands: Two popular local bands and a music school join forces at Play It Forward 2016. The evening of rock, soul and swing music will benefit the Nashua Community Music School. Aces & Eights headline the show with The Jivekats serving as the house band, welcoming NCMS students and faculty onstage to perform with them. Go Saturday, April 9, at 7 p.m. at Alpine Grove Ballroom, 19 S. Depot Road, Hollis. Tickets are $20. Call 881-7030. • Funny night: Five comedians perform at a new showcase dubbed Looney Pond Laughter. The comics — Carrie Rae, Eric Dreiblatt, Joe Gingras, Ed Brady and Michael Ray Kingsbury — all hail from the Burlington, Vermont, area. If all goes well, this could become a regular event. It’s partially a benefit for a local group looking to block development of a large military shooting range in the rural community. Go Sunday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at Turismo Tavern, 55 Henniker St., Hillsborough. Call 680-4440. • Final exam: A college-level School of Rock — who knew? The Guitar Ensemble and Rock Band program run by Roy D’Innocenzo at Southern New Hampshire University holds a spring concert, playing a mix of rock covers from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s and a few originals. The show is free and open to the public. Go Tuesday, April 12, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Last Chapter Pub, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester. Call 629-4626 for more information or go to Want more ideas for a fun night out? Check out Hippo Scout, available via the Apple App Store, Google Play and online at HIPPO | APRIL 7 - 13, 2016 | PAGE 58

Béla Fleck and Chick Corea perform in Concord By Michael Witthaus

No one has pushed the limits of the banjo like Béla Fleck. He’s made groundbreaking folk jazz with his band the Flecktones, written concertos, performed rock with Dave Matthews and Bruce Hornsby, and earned nominations in more Grammy categories than any other musician — and won 14 times, including this year for Best Folk Album with his wife, fiddler Abigail Washburn. He’s currently on tour with jazz pianist Chick Corea. As a teenager, seeing Corea play with his band Return to Forever provided a spark for Fleck’s musical explorations. “I was like, oh, if jazz is like that, maybe there’s a way that I could play it too,” he said. “From then on, I started thinking of ways to play a banjo in a more contemporary fashion.” Fleck spoke with The Hippo about his collaboration with Corea and other topics in a recent phone interview. What was your first instrument? I started on guitar ... then I fell in love with the banjo hearing The Beverly Hillbillies on television at maybe 5, 6 years old. From then on I always wanted a banjo, but I never really ever told anybody; so, I ended up with a guitar. When I was 15, my grandfather bought me a banjo as a fluke because Dueling Banjos was a big deal around that time. He got me one at a garage sale and bam, I was off. ... I never became the freak about practicing and growing as a musician until I got my banjo. What made you decide to take the banjo in another direction? It was a number of things, but growing up in New York City, I started playing folk banjo and I was excited about the sound of the banjo. But not being from the South, I couldn’t really relate to the singing in bluegrass — plus, people made fun of it, and I didn’t like that. I found that if I played “Stairway to Heaven” or something like that on the banjo people would get excited, but if I played bluegrass, they’d start flapping their arms up and down like chickens [and] that wasn’t what I loved about the Chick Corea and Béla Fleck Duet When: Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. Where: Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main St., Concord More: $39 - $65 at

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ly love the way he plays differently with me and I hear him being invigorated by the sound of the limitations of the banjo. ... There is all this syncopation built on threes and I hear him expanding that all over the piano when he plays with me and What do you consider the biggest musi- getting excited and coming up with new cal challenge in terms of pushing musical ideas. I think that is pretty cool that I can boundaries? be a person who provokes new music out Playing with Chick is one. ... He’s obvi- of Chick Corea. ously a very important person to me in my personal evolution, but he is also one of You’ve also played with Bruce Hornsthe top jazz musicians living. Playing with by. Did that inform any of what you’re him, I feel the weight of the whole banjo doing with Chick? community on my shoulders. I don’t want Well, definitely. Bruce is another guy people to say, “Oh, banjo doesn’t work in who, his language is completely differa jazzy setting.” I want them to say, “Oh, ent than Chick’s. In fact, I’m slightly it can work; I get it.” Some days I feel like more comfortable with it because he likes I’m holding my own and some days I’m a lot of the bluegrass and older American disappointing everybody. But he seems to music. That makes it a lot easier, because really like playing with me, so I guess I’m where Chick can go into areas of classidoing OK. It gives me a sense of relief and cal music that I’m just not expecting at validation when somebody like him is not all and different areas of harmony that only willing to play with me but continue I’m not as comfortable with, Bruce does to play with me year in and out, that I must that too … but generally when we’re playbe learning and growing and pushing the ing we can feel where each other is going banjo in a legitimate way. and that’s a really beautiful thing. [After] I played with Bruce … I recorded with How do you see the relationship Chick [in 1994] on an album called Tales between your instrument and Chick’s from an Acoustic Planet. ... It was the first instrument? time we recorded together [and] we had When I’m producing the sound that I that rapport instantly. It just felt so good want to and playing the right way, I feel to play with him. From the first moment like I’m a small piano playing next to the — bam! We were in synch. He had that big piano, except I have some areas that I great rhythmic sense, and that is one of the can contribute that are outside of Chick’s things that as a banjo player I work realexperience with ethnic music. I’m talk- ly hard on. Because the banjo is pretty ing about bluegrass or Irish music or even much a percussion instrument, too; if you some Indian and African music. I can pull get a percussive pianist who doesn’t bang some of that earthy stuff that comes from on the piano with a banjo player who has a different world than Chick has been worked on rhythm and timing, the lock involved with and I think he really enjoys up is effortless. It’s always that way when that, too. He plays it great. In fact, I real- Chick and I play.

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Main St. 643-9660 Patio Garden Lakeside Ave. Ignite Bar & Grille 133 N. Main St. 753-6631 4 North Rd 463-7374 Pitman’s Freight Room 100 Hanover St. 494-6225 Francestown Henniker 94 New Salem St. Imago Dei Derry Bow Toll Booth Tavern Country Spirit 123 Hanover St. Drae Chen Yang Li 740 2nd NH Tpke 262 Maple St. 428-7007 527-0043 Tower Hill Tavern Jewel 520 South St. 228-8508 14 E Broadway #A 588-1800 Pat’s Peak Sled Pub 264 Lakeside Ave. 61 Canal St. 836-1152 216-2713 24 Flander’s Road 366-9100 Karma Hookah & Halligan Tavern Bristol Gilford 888-728-7732 Weirs Beach Lobster Cigar Bar Back Room at the Mill 32 W. 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Hermanos: Poor Howard Penuche's: Hot Sauce Experience Dover Cara: Bluegrass w/ Steve Roy Fury's: Erin's Guild Epping Telly's: M.B Padfield Exeter Station 19: Thursday Night Live Gilford Patrick's: Paul Warnick

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Shaskeen 909 Elm St. 625-0246 Shorty’s 1050 Bicentennial Drive 625-1730 South Side Tavern 1279 S Willow St. 935-9947 Strange Brew Tavern 88 Market St. 666-4292 Thrifty’s Soundstage 1015 Candia Road 603-518-5413 Tin Roof Tavern 333 Valley St. 792-1110 Wild Rover 21 Kosciuszko St. 669-7722

Nashua 110 Grill 27 Trafalgar Sq. 943-7443 5 Dragons 29 Railroad Sq. 578-0702 Arena 53 High St. 881-9060 Boston Billiard Club 55 Northeastern Blvd. 943-5630 Burton’s Grill 310 Daniel Webster Highway 888-4880 Country Tavern 452 Amherst St. 889-5871 Dolly Shakers 38 East Hollis St. 577-1718 Mason Fody’s Tavern Marty’s Driving Range 9 Clinton St. 577-9015 96 Old Turnpike Rd Fratello’s Italian Grille 878-1324 194 Main St. 889-2022 Meredith Haluwa Lounge Giuseppe’s Ristorante Nashua Mall 883-6662 312 DW Hwy 279-3313 Killarney’s Irish Pub 9 Northeastern Blvd. Merrimack 888-1551 Homestead O’Shea’s 641 DW Hwy 429-2022 449 Amherst St. 943-7089 Jade Dragon Peddler’s Daughter 515 DW Hwy 424-2280 48 Main St. 821-7535 Pacific Fusion Portland Pie Company 356 DW Hwy 424-6320 14 Railroad Sq 882-7437 Tortilla Flat Riverwalk 594 DW Hwy 262-1693 35 Railroad Sq 578-0200 Shorty’s Milford 48 Gusabel Ave. 882-4070 Aden China Stella Blu 437 Nashua St. 672-2388 70 E. Pearl St. 578-5557 Chapanga’s Thirsty Turtle 168 Elm St. 249-5214 8 Temple St. 402-4136 J’s Tavern 63 Union Square 554-1433 New Boston Lefty’s Lanes Molly’s Tavern 244 Elm St. 554-8300 35 Mont Vernon Rd Pasta Loft 487-2011 241 Union Square 672-2270 Newbury Shaka’s Bar & Grill Goosefeathers Pub 11 Wilton Rd 554-1224 Mt. Sunapee 763-3500 Tiebreakers at Salt Hill Pub Hampshire Hills 1407 Rt 103 763-2667 50 Emerson Rd 673-7123 Union Coffee Co. New Castle 42 South St. 554-8879 Wentworth By The Sea Valentino’s 588 Wentworth Rd 28 Jones Rd. 672-2333 422-7322 Moultonborough Castle in the Clouds 455 Old Mountain Road 478-5900

Shaskeen: Krigsgrav, King of Lebanon Salt hill Pub: Celtic Open Session the Mountain, Iron Gag, Obsidian Tongue Hampton Shorty's: Ryan Williamson CR's: Steve Sibulkin Londonderry Strange Brew: Seldom Playrights Coach Stop: Kim Riley Hanover Whiskey's 20: DJs Shawn White/ Canoe Club: Joseph Stallsmith / Manchester Ryan Nichols/Mike Mazz Wild Rover: Peter Higgins Trout Unlimited Benefit Dinner 1oak: Lakes Region Big Band Salt hill Pub: Irish Trad' Session Central: Jonny Friday Blues Randy Miller/Roger Kahle Merrimack City Sports Grille: DJ Dave Homestead: Brad Bosse Fratello's: Jazz Night Laconia Karma: DJ Midas, SP1 & Reed Milford Pitman's Freight Room: Heather on drums Pierson Penuche's: Open Decks Jam w/ DJ Aden China: DJ Brian Chapanga's: Joe McDonald Vicious

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Newmarket Stone Church: Irish Music w/ Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki & Jim Prendergast

Newmarket Riverworks 164 Main St. 659-6119 Stone Church 5 Granite St. 659-7700 Three Chimneys 17 Newmarket Rd. 868-7800

Newport Salt Hill Pub 58 Main St. 863-7774

Peterborough Harlow’s Pub 3 School St. 924-6365

Pelham Shooters 116 Bridge St. 635-3577

Pittsfield Molly’s Tavern 32 Main St. 487-2011

Plaistow Crow’s Nest 181 Plaistow Road 974-1686 Racks Bar & Grill 20 Plaistow Road 974-2406

Portsmouth Blue Mermaid Island 409 The Hill 427-2583 British Beer Company 103 Hanover St. 5010515

Cafe Nostimo 72 Mirona Rd. 436-3100 Demeters Steakhouse 3612 Lafayette Rd. 766-0001 Dolphin Striker 15 Bow St. 431-5222 Fat Belly’s 2 Bow St. 610-4227 Grill 28 200 Grafton Road 433-1331 Hilton Garden Inn 100 High St. 431-1499 Lazy Jacks 58 Ceres St. 294-0111 Martingale Wharf 99 Bow St. 431-0901 Oar House 55 Ceres St. 436-4025 Portsmouth Book & Bar 40 Pleasant St. 427-9197 Portsmouth Gas Light 64 Market St. 430-9122 Press Room 77 Daniel St. 431-5186 Red Door 107 State St. 373-6827 Redhook Brewery 1 Redhook Way 430-8600 Ri Ra Irish Pub 22 Market Sq 319-1680 Rudi’s 20 High St. 430-7834 Rusty Hammer 49 Pleasant St. 319-6981 Thirsty Moose 21 Congress St. 427-8645 Raymond Cork n’ Keg 4 Essex Drive 244-1573

Rochester Gary’s 38 Milton Rd 335-4279 Governor’s Inn 78 Wakefield St. 332-0107 Lilac City Grille 103 N. Main St. 3323984 Revolution Tap Room 61 N Main St. 244-3022 Radloff’s 38 N. Main St. 948-1073 Smokey’s Tavern 11 Farmington 330-3100 Salem Barking Bean 163 Main St. 458-2885 Black Water Grill 43 Pelham Rd 328-9013 Jocelyn’s Lounge 355 S Broadway 870-0045 Sayde’s Restaurant 136 Cluff Crossing 890-1032

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Hudson Capri Pizza: Shovelhead

Sunapee Sunapee Coffeehouse: Al Carruth & EJ Tretter

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Lebanon Salt Hill Pub: Sullivan Davis Hanscom Band

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Weare Stark House: Amanda Cote

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Milford Aden China: DJ Brian J's Tavern: Just Jimmy Pasta Loft: Colin Axxxwell

Saturday, Apr. 9 Bedford Shorty's: Rob & Jody

Manchester City Sports Grille: Plan B Derryfield: Last Kid Picked Foundry: Justin Cohn Fratello's: RC Thomas Jewel: 603 Music Festival w/ Mindset X, Eden's Lie, Mavara Karma: Alan Roux ManchVegas: Never In Vegas Midnight Rodeo: Dan Morgan Band Murphy's: Molly Maguires N'awlins: Groove Cats Penuche's: Hayley Jane & the Primates/DJ Icculus & Friends Queen's Pub: Stomping Melvin Shaskeen: Sidewalk Driver Strange Brew: Racky Thomas Whiskey's 20: DJ Hizzy/Shawn White Wild Rover: Sidecar

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Newmarket Stone Church: Canopy w/ Megahan's Revival/Elsa Cross Newport Salt Hill Pub: Mark Rutherford Peterborough Harlow's: Gang of Thieves Plaistow Crow's Nest: Fuzzbox Portsmouth Birdseye: Ghost Of Paul Revere Demeters: Dennis Coraccio Dolphin Striker: Jim Dozet Trio Fat Belly's: DJ Cootz Portsmouth Book & Bar: John Craigie Press Room: Lonesome Lunch with Dave Talmage/Builder of the House Ri Ra: The Complaints Rudi's: Duke & John Hunter Thirsty Moose: Honey Train

Belmont Lakes Region Casino: Jimmy & the Jesters Boscawen Alan's: Joe Mack Concord Hermanos: Matt Poirier Penuche's: Outer Stylie Pit Road Lounge: Exit 21 Tandy's: DJ Iceman Streetz True Brew: Trunk of Funk with Them in the Hive Derry Drae: Brian House Hilltop: Chris Lester & Rich Knox Dover Cara: Club Night, DJ Shawnny O Fury's Publick House: Truffle Epping Holy Grail: Last Duo Telly's: Scott McRae Tortilla Flat: Brad Bosse Gilford Patrick's: Paul Warnick Schuster's: Dan Carter or Kevin Hackett Goffstown Village Trestle: Pop Farmers Hampton Community Oven: Tristan Omand Savory Square: Sharon Jones



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Murphy's: Among The Living N'awlins: Big Easy Quartet Penuche's: Moxa/The Edd Queen's Pub: Tiger Lily Band Shaskeen: Joshua Tree Strange Brew: Ricky "King" Russell Whiskey's 20: DJs Jason Spivak & Sammy Smoove Wild Rover: Jimmy & Marcelle Duo

Thursday, Apr. 7 Londonderry Derry Tupelo: Paul Nardizzi Hilltop: Alana Susko & Carolyn Plummer Comedy on Purpose Newmarket Portsmouth Rockingham BallBirdseye Lounge: Myq room: Robbi Printz/ Kaplan/Nick Lavallee/ Steve Scarfo Josh Day/Sean Trumblety Portsmouth Friday, Apr. 8 Elks Lodge: Frank Dover Santorelli/Jody Sloane/ Dover Brickhouse: Sean Sullivan Comedy Open Mic

Hillsborough Turismo: Plant Nite

Merrimack Homestead: Kelsie Hinds

Milford Aden China: DJ Brian Shaka's: Phileep Union Coffee: Badfellows/Bill & the Mammoth

Nashua Boston Billiard Club: DJ Anthem Throwback Country Tavern: Wooden Soul Dolly Shakers: Slaves Acoustic/ Electric Fody's: Daemon Chili Fratello's: Ted Solvicos Haluwa: Rock City Peddler's Daughter: Beneath The Sheets Riverwalk: Rob Flax String Band Stella Blu: Rampage Trio

Saturday, Apr. 9 Manchester Headliners: Mark Riccadonna/Steve Guilmette

Wed., Apr. 13 Manchester Murphy’s Taproom: Laugh Free Or Die Open Mic Shaskeen: Ian Stuart/ Ted Pettingell

Newmarket Stone Church: Ben Kronberg/Josh Day Merrimack Pacific Fusion: ComSunday, Apr. 10 edy on Purpose - Alana Hillsborough Susko Turismo: Looney Pond Laughter

Newmarket Stone Church: Bella's Bartok w/ Miss Fairchild

Meredith Giuseppe's: JTG Music Memorial Nashua Riverwalk Cafe: Hungry Tree/ Open Celtic Sessions

Newport Salt Hill Pub: Mark & Deb Bond Plaistow Crow's Nest: Among the Living Racks: Dust In the Wind w/ Diamond Edge Portsmouth Birdseye: Whiskey Kill With The Murder Weapon And Swillbillie Blue Mermaid: Joe Young Dolphin Striker: Digney Fignus Fat Belly's: DJ Provo Hilton Garden: Cormac McCarthy Martingale Wharf: George Belli & The Retroactivists Portsmouth Book & Bar: Elroy Press Room: Everything Turned to Color w/Guest Katie Seiler Ri Ra: Without Paris Rudi's: Pj Donahue Trio Thirsty Moose: Fighting Friday White Heron: Elissa Margolin

Newmarket Stone Church: Joshua Incident Portsmouth Dolphin Striker: Pete Peterson Press Room: Sunday Night Jazz - Taylor O'Donnell/Chris Klaxton Quintet Ri Ra: Irish Session Rochester Radloff's: James McGarvey Monday, Apr. 11 Concord Hermanos: State Street Combo Hanover Canoe: Marko The Magician Salt hill Pub: Hootenanny Manchester Central Ale House: Jonny Friday Duo Fratello's: Rob Wolfe or Phil Jacques

Rochester Smokey's Tavern: Dan Walker

Merrimack Homestead: Chris Cavanaugh

Salem Barking Bean: Dave LaCroix

Nashua Dolly Shakers: Monday's Muse w Lisa Guyer Fratello's: Ryan Williamson

Seabrook Chop Shop: Doubleshot Warner The Local: Songs with Molly Weare Stark House: Amanda Cote Sunday, Apr. 10 Bedford Copper Door: Jim Devlin Concord Hermanos: State Street Combo Dover Cara: Irish Session w/ Carol Coronis & Ramona Connelly Hanover Canoe Club: Ted Mortimer & Katie Runde Hillsborough Mama McDonough's: Bosse Manchester Queen's Pub: Paul Lussier


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• “Wall of Sound,” Updated: Police, finally armed with a warrant after months of neighbors’ complaints about loud music, raided Michael Baker’s small onebedroom apartment in Croydon, England, in March and confiscated 34 loudspeakers that allegedly Baker had been using at high volume at “all hours.” After entering the home with the aid of a locksmith, police left Baker with only a CD player and a pair of earphones. • Nicholas Ragin finally got his conviction overturned in March, but it took 10 years before the U.S. Court of Appeals declared that his “right to counsel” had been violated because his lawyer slept during various parts of Ragin’s conspiracy and racketeering trial. (His sentence had 20 more years to run.) One juror later recalled that lawyer Nikita Mackey slept “almost every day, morning and evening” for “30 minutes at least.” Once, according to court documents, after the trial judge called Mackey’s name loudly, only belatedly getting a response, Mackey “jumped up and sort of looked around

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Felicia Burl, 33, who crashed her car (killing her passenger) after running a red light, fled on foot and later tried to foil DNA evidence against her to avoid charges. While in lockup, Burl, with a 29-conviction rap sheet, knew a mouth swab was upcoming and tried to contaminate it by as police later learned having two other women spit into her mouth just before the test. She was convicted anyway, and a court in Stamford, Connecticut, is expected to order a 10-year sentence at Burl’s next hearing.

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Massachusetts state troopers initially found a few drug items in a search of the vehicle of Carrie Tutsock, 24, at a traffic stop in March along Interstate 91 near Hatfield, Massachusetts, but Tutsock and her two companions proceeded to worsen the situation. The troopers seemed satisfied with finding three drug pipes, a couple of syringes and several baggies of drugs, and began to write their report as a “possession” case, but en route to the state police barracks, a trooper said he overheard one suspect whisper to another, “I don’t think they found all the stuff in the car.” The police searched it again and this time found three digital scales with white residue, along with another 230 baggies of heroin, and the charges were upped to “intent to distribute.” Visit



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