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When Gordon met Shaheen A LOOK BACK WITH THE DUO WHOSE LAW FIRM SUED THE FBI, HELPED LOTTERY WINNERS KEEP THEIR PRIVACY AND JUST WON ONE OF THE LARGEST DEFAMATION CASES EVER
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GRANITE VIEWS STEPHEN RENO
Do we pay a price?
Some years ago, I did research at the Bodleian Library at Oxford, and at the end of the day, to reward myself, went across the street to the Lamb and Flag pub. What caught my attention on almost every visit was a recurrent scene that took place in a back corner of the pub. There, at a round table, sat a group of students and their professor. Behind them on both walls of the corner were floorto-ceiling bookshelves stocked with all of the OUP reference volumes: everything from the Oxford Book of 19th Century Poetry to the Oxford Book of Popes. As I watched, from time to time, presumably as the table conversation warranted it, someone would turn to the shelves, retrieve a book, and share its factoid or other information with the group. Years later, when our family moved into a new house, we built bookshelves into the corner of the room in which our breakfast table was located. We ate most of our family meals there. On the shelves we put all of our reference books, everything from sources on composers and their music to a dictionary of ideas and a couple of works on grammar. Then, often to the consternation, frustration, or amusement of our son and daughter, when the conversation warranted it, my wife or I would say, “Let’s look it up,” and direct them to one of the reference books. True: those books not only answered questions trivial and substantive, they also taught — I still think — certain skills of knowing how to find information one needs. I reflected on that recently while dining at a friend’s house. We wondered what were the times of the men’s and women’s winners in this year’s Boston Marathon. He turned and over his shoulder asked Alexa, who responded in an instant with the names of the winners, their finishing times and other details of their performance. The whole transaction took less time than it would have taken, assuming a reference book or press release were at hand, to “look it up.” Both methods would have resulted in the same factual answer. But would anything have been lost by the digital method? Perhaps what would be missed, or at least underappreciated, was the effort involved in learning something. Scholarship requires curiosity, resourcefulness, discernment, energy and determination. We want to know what we want to know and to know it is the truth. As my mentor used to say, “Truth lies buried in the dross of much information and is accessible only to those who use the pick axes of their minds to dig for it.” We cannot take Alexa’s word for everything.
Stephen Reno is executive director of Leadership NH and former chancellor of the University System of NH. Email stepreno@ gmail.com.
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Many more bills have been passed by the legislature, including some of the most significant bills this session. Of the most important pieces of legislation is the bill to reauthorize expanded Medicaid, which passed the House, ensuring about 53,000 low-income residents will continue to be covered by health insurance, according to press releases. The Senate previously passed the bill, which authorizes Medicaid expansion for five years, moves the program into managed care organizations and funds it through the state’s Alcohol Fund. The governor said he looks forward to signing it. Another major bill to get passed the Senate is the transgender discrimination bill, which previously passed the House. The bill had bipartisan support and is expected to be signed by the governor. Other bills that passed the legislature include a bill that would prohibit balance billing from out-of-network health care providers and the state’s 10-year transportation improvement program, from which the Senate removed funding for a rail expansion analysis.
One of the Republican-backed changes to the expanded Medicaid program was language that tied benefits to work and community engagement requirements for able-bodied recipients, which hinged on federal approval. According to a press release from the governor’s office, the administration has granted that approval. Sununu called the waiver “a transformative step towards a more thriving workforce.” Opponents to the plan argue such requirements risk limiting access to health care, while health can conversely be a barrier to work.
Gov. Chris Sununu announced he is nominating current assistant commissioner of the Insurance Department John Elias of Henniker to be the next commissioner. Elias has been assistant commissioner since HIPPO | MAY 10 - 16, 2018 | PAGE 4
April 2016. He would replace Roger Sevigny, who is retiring after serving in the post for 16 years.
After a court ruling upturned a funding formula for state funding of uncompensated care for hospitals revealed a $36 million budget shortfall, Gov. Chris Sununu announced a tentative agreement with the hospitals to help share the burden of that cost. According to a press release, the tentative deal would require additional state funds in fiscal years 2018 and 2019 to amount to about $28 million in savings over the next seven years compared to previous estimates. More work on the deal will continue in the coming weeks and legislation was introduced on May 3.
The governor has nominated 27 federal opportunity zones in the state, which is meant to encourage development in economically depressed areas with tax incentives. The zones, which include parts of Manchester (such as the millyard) and Nashua, as well as large swaths of the North Country, must still be confirmed by the federal government. As part of the program, investors can defer capital gains taxes on earnings reinvested in the zones, and long-term investments maintained over 10 years are exempt from additional capital gains taxes.
Two more candidates have joined an already crowded field running for the 1st Congressional District race. In a video, Naomi Andrews, Carol Shea-Porter’s chief of staff, announced her candidacy for her boss’s job, as a Democrat. Meanwhile, Hampton Falls businessman Bruce Crochetiere threw his hat in the race as a Republican, NHPR reported. He is the founder and chairman of Focus Technology Solutions. Republicans already in the race include state Sen. Andy Sanborn and former South Hampton police chief Eddie Edwards. Democrats in the race
are Executive Councilor Chris Pappas, state Rep. Mindi Messmer, Maura Sullivan, Terrence O’Rourke, Lincoln Soldati, Deaglan McEachern and Levi Sanders (Bernie Sanders’ son).
The sale of a historic Weirs Drive-in Theater in Laconia has been cancelled because archaeologists found evidence of a former Native American settlement, which would drive up development costs. The theater owners are gearing up for the summer season, NHPR reported.
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Catholic Medical Center in Manchester has opened a new practice in addiction medicine, according to a press release. The practice will be led by Molly Rossignol, D.O., who is board certified in addiction medicine and family medicine. The practice will offer evaluations, treatment and medicationassisted treatment, including suboxone prescriptions.
Crews in Concord have begun planting about 50 trees The body of a World and bushes in Rollins Park, War II Marine from the Concord Monitor reported. New Hampshire was Hooksett The city recently cut down relocated to a plot close to 200 red pines due to in Temple, the AP an insect infestation. reported. The family Goffstown previously thought Sgt. David Quinn was lost at sea during the war, but DNA testing found MANCHESTER him buried in Hawaii.
The state has settled a major lawsuit by the grandparents of Derry Merrimack Amherst two young girls who were sexOn Monday, May 7, a black ually abused by their parents Londonderry bear climbed up a tree near a Milford during what was supposed to be child care center in Manchesa supervised visit, in one of the ter, according to police. The most high-profile failures by the young bear, estimated to be NASHUA state’s child protective servicone to two years old, was tranquilized and safely captured es. The state has agreed to pay about three hours after the call $6.75 million, the AP reported, came in. of which the grandparents will receive $500,000 and each child the story, IBEW Local 1837’s the attorney general’s office will receive $3.125 million. business manager Dick Rog- looks into what’s been characElectric worker strike ers said they agreed to delay terized as a “personnel issue,” A strike planned by electrical the strike because the company NHPR reported. According workers for the New Hampshire agreed to resume negotiations to the story, unnamed sources say Boldin allegedly engaged Electric Co-op has been delayed, on Monday, May 7. in bullying and inappropriate NHPR reported. Union members behavior, including allegedly voted 79 to 1 to reject the con- Drug czar One of Gov. Chris Sununu’s requiring students involved in tract because it would allow the company to change the workers’ so-called drug czars, Mar- the Governor’s Youth Council 401(k) and pension plans with- ty Boldin, has been placed on to perform council duties during out negotiations. According to paid administrative leave while school hours.
Jeffrey Ballard of Brookfield, a veteran and a nurse employed at the Manchester VA Medical Center, has been selected to throw the first pitch at a Red Sox game in Boston. According to a press release, Ballard, who works out of the Somersworth Community Based Outpatient Clinic, and his wife Stephanie are avid Red Sox fans. His wife nominated him to be the 2018 Red Sox Nurse Hero, an award made possible through a partnership between Nurse.org and the Boston Red Sox. Ballard won through voting on social media after over 1,400 submissions were narrowed down to 10 finalists by Nurse.org.
According to a report recently released by the Centers for Disease Control, insect-borne diseases are on the rise nationwide. While New Hampshire experiences some of the fewest mosquito-borne diseases (the sixth-fewest cases in the bottom 20 percent of states), it has some of the highest rates of tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease. Over the period from 2004 to 2016, New Hampshire had only 173 mosquito-borne diseases cases, while it had 13,710 tick-borne disease cases — the tenth-highest rate in the nation. And cases are increasing as insects expand their range in the Northeast. NHPR reported that may be due to milder winters.
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UNH physicists discover lower limit for microcomputing
A modern computer processor. Chips in the future would be a fraction of this size.
By Ryan Lessard
How small can computer processors and data storage devices get? In less than a century, computers have gone from taking up entire buildings to fitting in our pockets. But researchers at the University of New Hampshire have figured out the physical limitation to miniaturized data storage units. Jiadong Zang, an assistant professor of physics at UNH, and other researchers recently published their findings in the journal Science Advances. Using his expertise in computer simulation of materials, they were able to determine that the smallest space a single binary bit can occupy is 2 nanometers by 2 nanometers. The current industry limit is about 50 nm by 50 nm. When you consider a terabyte is 10 by 12 units, the savings in space really adds up fast. We don’t yet possess the capability to physically produce magnetic storage devices or processors this small, but Zang was able to figure out how it could be done: with an ultrathin film of iron over gallium nitride. “This work is just a fundamental research. This means it gives us a fundamental limit how small a future computer can be. But how to realize it, that’s not our business,” Zang said. Engineers will have to figure out how to manufacture something that’s slightly larger than a glucose particle. Until then, Zang said, he’s confident that bit units won’t be able to get any smaller because of how electrons react to temperature. “If we go any smaller, the data will not be stable at room temperature. Because at room temperature there are too many fluctuations,” Zang said. Those fluctuations will cause electrons to jump around, making the data corrupt. One could lower the temperature around the data storage unit, but that would require too much energy to be cost-effective, Zang
said. The trick to getting down to 2 nm was combining the right elements to make a more powerful magnet, and therefore a stable storage medium. Using the iron and gallium nitride combination, they’re able to store data stably for up to 10 years, which is the industry standard. What does this mean for us? Well, for one, it could mean faster computers and smartphones as they get more real estate to contain more chips in a smaller space. But one of the biggest ways this would help the tech world is by shrinking massive data centers, warehouses that are filled with wall-to-wall servers and hard drives. Zang estimates the smaller bit units would enable us to make data centers up to 600 times smaller and save the same amount as they do today. The data storage is the primary application of his research, but Zang said they discovered that the magnetic material they made in theory can also have applications in permanent magnets, which are used in motors like electric cars. Right now, those motors use rare earth elements such as neodymium. But iron and gallium nitride are very common minerals, which would make those magnets much cheaper.
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NEWS & NOTES Q&A
Organizational behavior Getting to know the incoming UNH president
Jim Dean will take over as president of the University of New Hampshire on June 30.
Let’s talk about your backthe board believe ground. Where are you from and I was going to lead some changhow did you end up in higher ed? es? Yeah, I’m I grew up in the Maryland subsure that they urbs of Washington, D.C., and lived there do, because the for about 20 years. I went to Catholic Unienvironment for versity, which is in Washington, D.C., as an higher educaundergraduate and spent four years there, tion continues to and then went off to graduate school in Pitts- Jim Dean. evolve. There’s burgh at Carnegie Mellon University where I got my master’s and Ph.D. in organization- no shortage of challenges and no organization, no university, can stand still. al behavior. What sparked your interest in this field? I became interested in organizational behavior … partly because my dad would come home — my dad worked for the federal government for his whole career — and he would come home and tell stories about what happened at work. And I thought that was really interesting. When I found out there was a branch of social sciences studying how organizations worked, I thought, ‘Wow, that could be fun.’ And it turns out that it was. Was it that your dad’s stories told of dysfunction and you were wondering how to fix that? There was probably some of that. You know, the federal government is a vast and complex organization and you won’t be shocked to hear that some of the things didn’t work as well as they should have. He grew up in his role to be at the level where he was near but not at where the political appointees would come in. And, depending on the election cycle every four years or so, a new group would come in who would be elected at the heads of the various agencies. And it would always be interesting to see how they would try to change the agencies and how they would work with the people who, like my dad, had been there for quite some period of time. I now have a much broader context for understanding what he was talking about. Do you suspect you were selected because of your background in organizational behavior and does the board hope that there will be some kind of organizational change? The people on the board have said that that was probably a factor in my selection. But ... I think they were looking at my entire combination of attributes, both good and bad. But yeah, they probably thought that. … And did What are you really into right now? I play the clarinet, and before I come to New Hampshire, I’m going to spend a week at a chamber music workshop.
You mention some of the challenges facing higher ed these days, which include declining enrollment and difficulty surrounding access and affordability. How do you think universities generally must adapt to face these challenges? Making sure higher education is affordable is certainly an important part of those challenges nationally. And one response that universities have undertaken is looking for various sources of support, including philanthropy. Philanthropy has become increasingly important to universities across the country. Also, managing their costs, making sure that they’re not spending money in any way that’s not responsible. … At the University of North Carolina where I am now, there’s been a program for a number of years that students who are Pell Grant recipients, who are the least economically advantaged of our students, can graduate without any debt. That’s an expensive program and an important one. Universities across the country have been doing versions of that. Maybe not to the extent that people have here at UNC, but that’s another way to do it.
As you’re aware, there have been some racist or racially charged incidents at the UNH campus in recent years. Do you have any thoughts on how you would tackle this issue as president? What public universities do when we’re really being successful is to welcome people of all kinds, without regard to any demographic differences, who have the talent to be successful. … One of the first challenges is one of admissions, of getting a significant number of people of various kinds into the university, and then the second challenge … is to make sure that people feel welcome. … So when I get to UNH, one of the things that I’ll try to do is work with the people there … to make sure that … we have opportunities for people to be a student or a faculty member or a staff member at the university, and then to thrive and be successful once they get there. — Ryan Lessard
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QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX
Increased numbers of infants addicted to opioids New statistics suggest that the number of babies born addicted to
opioids is on the rise, WMUR reported. A UNH study found that in
2015 about 8.5 percent of babies born at Androscoggin Valley Hospi-
tal in Berlin were in active withdrawal from opioids, a fivefold increase
from 2005. That number is significantly higher than the state average,
however, which is 2.4 percent. QOL Score: -1 Comment: Babies born with drug withdrawal, or neonatal absti-
nence syndrome, may suffer from tight muscle tone, a high-pitched cry
that’s difficult to soothe, difficulty eating and weight loss.
Record high tourism numbers State tourism officials expect high revenues and high numbers of
visitors for summer 2018, the Union Leader reported. Their prediction
is 3.4 million visitors to New Hampshire, who will spend nearly $2 bil-
lion while in the state. Both projected numbers would set records. For
Memorial Day weekend alone, officials expect 650,000 visitors, spend-
ing more than $120 million. QOL Score: +1 Comment: Tourism is New Hampshire’s second-largest industry.
Least diverse cities A WalletHub study of over 500 cities in the U.S. found that two cities
in New Hampshire were among the 10 least diverse cities in the nation.
Rochester was ranked 498th out of 501, and Keene was ranked 497th.
Laconia didn’t make it into the bottom 10, but it was next on the list
at 491st. The study analyzed cities based on cultural, socioeconomic,
economic, religious and household diversity. Bangor, Maine, was at the
bottom of the list, while Jersey City, New Jersey, was the most diverse. QOL Score: -1 Comment: Exposure to other cultures and economic classes reduc-
es bigotry and unites us as a country.
Hit and run deaths low but rising According to AAA of Northern New England, fatal hit-and-run acci-
dents are on the rise in the country, but New Hampshire has among the
fewest cases. There were 2,000 hit-and-run deaths in 2016 nationwide,
an all-time high. Nearly 65 percent of those killed were pedestrians or
cyclists. But Northern New England boasts some of the lowest rates,
with New Hampshire being ranked 50th overall in fatal hit-and-run
crashes per capita. Maine was ranked 49th and Vermont was 46th. QOL Score: 0 Comment: While we can be proud to have a lower rate than the rest
of the country, it’s still a troubling trend that cases are increasing. QOL score: 82 Net change: -1 QOL this week: 81 What’s affecting your Quality of Life here in New Hampshire? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I’m wide open. Unless of course you are young Mr. Simmons, whose late-game whiff of a baseline dunk because he tried to put extra wrong about the Celt- mustard on it in an OT loss earns a spot on ics and 76ers in their the list of most damaging dumb plays in Conference semifinal NBA history. But I digress. series. Since I’m writFor the experts it’s more about perceping this the morning tions, not reality. In this case they know before Game 4, I’m not Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving are calling it over. Just say- out. So they keep talking about their loss ing that to this point it has not followed the instead of seeing what those playing have script outlined by the so-called “experts.” done all year. I get that impulse, but I guess For several reasons. And it won’t change they’ve never heard of Wally Pipp, Drew even the Sixers’ rise/rose from the dead. Bledsoe, or Magic filling in for Kareem at Big surprise. center in Game 6 to beat, uh, uh, oh yeah, The biggest one is Philadelphia is more Philly in the 1980 final. And while I have “talented” than the Celtics. Really? How do great disdain for those who don’t know you figure that? I’ll concede Joel Embiid anything from below the Tarrier line, here’s is imposing and does things that make you an underhand pitch. How about what just ask “how in the name of George Mikan happened when the two cities representdid a guy his size just do that?” But the ed in this NBA series saw Philly’s backup experts also basically nominated the not QB put up 41 points to take down Boston’s quite ready for prime time Ben Simmons five-time Super Bowl champs in February. for early entry to the Hall. Though I’ll point Yikes, and they say Donald Trump has a out I’ve done my own drooling over his short attention span. tantalizing combo of size, skill and speed. Here’s why it played out as it did to this But only Rudy Giuliani had a worse week point. than him, where with a closer look you see It’s All About Defense, Baby: You win he can’t shoot from outside 10 feet yet and with defense. Outside of Embiid, you know is a 50 percent free throw shooter. Which what I think of Philly’s defenders. Though is why he correctly put up that highly crit- Ersan Ilyasova and TJ McConnell get icized missed three-footer off an offensive bonus points for some good work on Horrebound instead of pulling it out to run ford in Game 3 and for being the kind of clock at the end of OT. Beyond that, they’re on-the-ball pest I love when he’s on my a bunch of three-point shooters who can’t team and hate when he’s covering me. put it on the floor to go by anyone if chal- The Celtics, on the other hand, have versalenged, or stop my grandmother on defense. tile defenders in Horford, Marcus Smart, Since there’s a difference between tal- Marcus Morris, Terry Rozier, Jayson ent and production I’ll take production. Tatum and Jaylen Brown who can guard Like Al Horford doing things like at the multiple positions. Throw in Aron Baynes end of OT in Game 3, that you don’t see on and you have a physical group that lets you the stat sheet, to help you win. Many are vary the look on Simmons and Embiid, blinded by their perception of talent, like minimizes foul trouble and tires opponents annoying ESPN announcer David Pasch out — which showed in those careless insanely going off anytime someone gets Philly passes at the end of Game 3. even a breakaway dunk. Earth to Dave: It What They Missed About the Offense: ain’t hard to dunk when you’re 6’10” and With the loss of Kyrie they do not have
From Manchester’s shocked, Original shocked to Auto Glass see Company the pundits got it
a guy who you know can score when the building is burning down on the road. But they have five guys who score 20-plus on any given night, so they get it collectively. Brad Stevens vs. Brett Brown: I hate to go overboard on the Richie Cunningham of the NBA, because you can sound like such a green teamer. But, from the strategy to live with single coverage on Embiid to take away Philly’s three-point shooting, to putting Horford on Simmons, to out-ofbounds plays that got vital buckets after timeouts in Game 3, to Brown pulling McConnell as he was giving Rozier fits in favor of Simmons down the stretch, young Brad has undressed Brett Brown so far. Terry Rozier: I think Steven A. Blowhard must be reading this column, as he’s now yaking about what I wrote about in March. Which is how the startling offensive rise of Rozier could lead to Kyrie getting traded this summer. I’m not quite there yet, as he needs to play with more poise on the road than he did vs. Milwaukee. But, with Hayward coming back and Tatum turning into Paul Pierce before our eyes, the need for Kyrie’s scoring won’t be as acute. And while I’m not sure I want that to happen, a salary cap and playing time crunch is coming, where the question is, would you give a guy with a balky knee and documented durability issues $150 million, or lock up the better defending, better rebounding, younger and more durable Rozier for $100 million? But that’s getting ahead of the game. Right now the story is that he’s a big reason for what TR has done with the opportunity Kyrie’s injury has given him. Now, while those are some of the key things missed by the experts, I will caution that the series isn’t over and as Yogi Berra once famously said, “It ain’t over till it’s over.” So you never know. The real test is still ahead: can they finish off a good team like Philly when they have them down, but not quite out. Email email@example.com.
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The Big Story: Retiring SNHU basketball coach Stan Spirou was honored by approximately 500 family members and friends, a host of his players and local notables on Friday in familiar surroundings on the basketball court at SNHU. The gathering drew local notables like UCLA football coach Chip Kelly, retiring UNH hockey coach Dick Umile, UNH football coach Sean McDonnell and the man Spirou replaced, Tom Sullivan. The highlight of the night was the surprise announcement via video tape from Paris by SNHU President Paul LeBlanc that the building where Spirou did his work is now named in his honor. Sports 101: In 2011 Chicago’s 22-yearold point guard Derrick Rose became the youngest MVP in NBA history. Who held the distinction before him? No, No Nanette Award: It goes to SNHU’s Mitchell Powers (the third) for getting all 27 St. Michael’s batters he faced on Tuesday in a 2-0 win as he struck out 11 in as perfect a game as one can throw. Babe Ruth/Shohei Ohtani Award For Hitting and Pitching: To Trinity’s Cam Tomko, who earned the Pioneers’ first win of the baseball season with a four-strikeout four-inning relief stint in its 5-4 win
2 – solo bombs by Bedford’s Grant Lavigne in the undefeated (8-0) Bulldogs’ 11-4 win to give a little more evidence why the B-town slugger was recently rated among the Top 100 (98th) prospects nationally for major-league baseball’s upcoming amateur draft by national MLB Pipeline website.
over Alvirne when he also was 3-3 as he knocked in a run and scored another. Who’s Hot: After a tepid 4-5 start to the 2018 season, the NHTI women’s softball team is now 27-5 thanks to a 23-game winning streak that included a sweep in its conference championship over the weekend. Seventeen of those wins came via the mercy rule, as they’ve hit 35 homers, are averaging 10 runs a game and, with Memorial alum Tory Lemay leading the staff, have a 1.68 team earned run average. It all adds up to being ranked fourth nationally in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. Sports 101 Answer: Prior to Rose, Baltimore Bullet rookie center and now Hall of Famer Wes Unseld was the NBA’s youngest MVP, when he won the award along with Rookie of the Year in 1969. On This Date - May 10 in 1970: The goal old-time Bruins fans will never forget came on this day in 1970 when the beloved Bobby Orr slid one by St. Louis goalie Glenn Hall off a feed from Derek Sanderson, then flew through the air as Boston’s most famous goal ever lit the red lamp. It came in overtime of Game 4 to give the Bs a 4-0 sweep of the expansion Blues and their first Stanley Cup since 1941.
5 – runs batted in for Bedford’s Erin Murphy and Derryfield’s Ann Welch in wins over Manchester Memorial (5-3) and Portsmouth Christian (10-3) respectively. Murphy blasted a pair of homers and Welch did it with a 2-4 day. 7 – goals scored by Derryfield’s Connor Glosner in their 18-4 lax thumping of Kennett.
9 – combined goals from Kristen McIntire (5) and Liz Harrington (4) in Nashua South’s 12-8 win over Central when they also added four and three assists respectively. 12 – of Bedford’s 15 goals scored by Hannah McCarthy (6), Mackenzie Chou (3) and Riley Chou (3) in a 15-5 lax win over Londonderry.
Richie Cunningham: Epitome of the Midwestern boy next door in the runaway 1970s TV hit Happy Days. The producers couldn’t have picked a better choice for the likable Richie in selecting now major motion picture director Ron Howard to follow up being adorably cute Opie Taylor on the (somehow) runaway smash 1960s TV hit The Andy Griffith Show. Brett Brown: Current coach of Philadelphia’s 76ers, now in the playoffs after being head man as they blatantly tanked their way to top draft picks during the disgraceful period now somehow being celebrated as “The Process.” Better known in these parts as that kid taking jumpers in Stoutenburgh Gymnasium as dad Bob Brown was running practice at St. Anselm in the 1980s. Weirdly, he wasn’t the only future NBA coach in the gym then either, as the dad’s young assistant then known as little Stevie Clifford rose to be head man in Charlotte as well. Wally Pipp: Guy who went from a very solid first baseman for the New York Yankees to a permanent spot on the bench in the blink of an eye after telling manager Miller Huggins, “I have a headache and need the day off” and then hearing, “OK, Gehrig, you’re in.” Drew Bledsoe: No relation to Milwaukee point guard/chocker Eric Bledsoe. Instead franchise-saving mid-1990s Patriots QB who suffered a devastating injury and went down in Game 2 of 2001, which forced Coach Belichick to bring in someone no one had ever heard of outside of Michigan by the name of Tom Brady.
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When Gordon met Shaheen A LOOK BACK WITH THE DUO WHOSE LAW FIRM SUED THE FBI, HELPED LOTTERY WINNERS KEEP THEIR PRIVACY AND JUST WON ONE OF THE LARGEST DEFAMATION CASES EVER A photo illustration created by Tristan Collins of Bill Shaheen (left) and Steven Gordon (right), who were photographed in front of their Concord office on May 3 and May 7, respectively. Photos by Gil Talbot, giltalbot.com.
You might have heard the name Shaheen & Gordon in the news a lot lately. The law firm founded by Bill Shaheen and Steven Gordon has successfully represented the interests of two New Hampshire Powerball lottery winners — a woman who won a drawing for nearly $560 million in January of 2018 and a family who won a drawing for $487 million in July of 2016 — who wish to remain anonymous. The firm also won the largest civil settlement in New Hampshire history ($275 million) representing three businessmen who sued a man making slanderous claims on his city billboards. And that’s just what they’ve done recently. HIPPO | MAY 10 - 16, 2018 | PAGE 12
Bill Shaheen (who might be best known by some as the husband of the state’s senior US senator and former governor) and Steven Gordon have built the firm into something that is poised to last long after their retirement. The first iteration of their law firm was founded in 1981 by a handful of former federal prosecutors. The firm has grown over the decades and now has more than 40 lawyers and wins millions in personal injury lawsuits. Their historic victories include a David-and-Goliath win against the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In the early 2000s, the firm sued the FBI for the death of John
McIntyre at the hands of Boston gangster Whitey Bulger. The FBI was found civilly liable for the murder because an FBI agent leaked McIntyre’s role as an informant to Bulger, and the McIntyre estate was awarded $3.1 million. The firm was also involved in suing the state of New Hampshire in the now-famous Claremont case in the 1990s over education funding. And, for a time, it represented Honda throughout the U.S. Here, Shaheen and Gordon talk about the history of the firm, some of their biggest cases, and where they’re going from here.
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Steve Gordon first came to New Hampshire by way of Boston to clerk for a federal judge. After working as legal counsel for a U.S. senator in Washington, D.C., and not enjoying it, he applied to be a trial lawyer in the U.S. Attorney’s office, where a newly appointed Bill Shaheen was trying to hire his team. It was 1977, and Gordon said he did an interview with Bill just before taking off to hitchhike across the country.
What were the kinds of cases you were mostly working on then? Well, I started out my first trial, which I still remember was removing of a rock in a … national forest, which I was quite proud of because I won it. That case involved, actually — I’m not kidding — it was a barrier rock that they put along a fire road so people wouldn’t drive up it. And a couple people from Massachusetts decided that they didn’t want to be stopped from driving up this road, so they took their car and they towed the rocks out of the way. That was my first prosecution as a federal prosecutor, but they went up in scope after that. … We had a three-month tax evasion case, we had a Medicaid, Medicare fraud case, bank robbery cases, complex fraud cases. When we got to the U.S. Attorney’s office, there was a … backlog of cases that were just not previously prosecuted. So, when we got there, there was this waiting line of agents who wanted to try cases and … it was myself, Bill Shaheen, Bob Lynn, who’s now the chief justice of the Supreme Court, and another attorney, Bob Kennedy. And for three and a half or four years we just tried cases. … I think I did maybe two or three drug cases and probably did far more in excess of that on what I would call traditional white-collar crime cases. What did you do after you left the U.S. Attorney’s office? I started the law firm. It was four of us. It was Bill Shaheen and Dan Cappiello who were in Dover. And I started a small little office with Bob Stein here in Concord, New Hampshire. So, the first iteration of the firm was Shaheen Cappiello Stein & Gordon. Who had the idea to do that? I would say that we all had the idea. I enjoyed trying cases. I wasn’t sure how I
would fit in in some other firm cultures and was used to being my own spirit.
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What were some of the things in the other firms’ cultures that you were chafing against? When I was looking at some firms, there was — from my perspective, it may not be true but — there was an established culture of, I would just say a somewhat more rigid one than I would like to have. I never got dressed up to go to work. I never felt the need to wear ties or join associations or attend golf events and try to market that way. Before you started the firm with those guys, how had your relationship developed with Bill specifically, when you were still in the U.S. Attorney’s office. Were there moments when you got to know each other better maybe out of the office or in the office working on cases? Well, there’s something about trying cases. It’s almost like a bunker mentality, I’ll call it. We tried some difficult, high-profile cases that we were criticized about and you get to know somebody and appreciate their character and their intellect, but mostly their sense of loyalty, team play, camaraderie, good judgment. And with Billy and Bob Lynn, who’s now on the Supreme Court, we really forged a really strong, good relationship with each other where we … trusted each other. I’m picturing late nights with Chinese food, spitballing, going through records. Can you paint a picture for me of some of those ‘bunker’ moments? I can give you a couple of them. Never Chinese food. It was kind of my modus operandi that I would never eat until I stopped working. … One case stands out. ...[A] highly regarded, respected lawyer from a highly regarded, respected family … was working in the prison and there were allegations. There were a series of bank robberies in New Hampshire, creative bank robberies, where motorcycles were used, kayaks were used, bicycles
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Had you not met Bill before that? I had not met him at all. And I had heard about him because he was Jimmy Carter’s campaign manager in New Hampshire. … Bill decided to extend me an offer and I took it.
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area. My office could barely fit a desk. And Bob [Stein] had his office and a very small conference room. That was it.
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So, what was the plan? You said you didn’t do any of that sort of country club glad-handing and stuff like that. So, what was your plan to drum up business? I wish I could say I had a plan. The plan was work hard, take almost anything that would come to you and see what happens. That basically was the plan. No business plan, no nothing. Shaheen & Gordon’s Dover office. Photo by Ryan Lessard.
were used. There were about three of these robberies and there was focus on who were the bank robbers. … And there started to be rumors that [the lawyer] was laundering the money from these bank robberies and he was working with these bank robbers to launder the money. Now, that sounds pretty preposterous, right? … We indicted him and we went to trial, Bill and I. We got a lot of publicity and were accused of being reckless and inexperienced and we just tried the case as hard as we could and we ended up prevailing. He was convicted. Sad case, but I remember late hours and I remember Billy taking the slings and the arrows and just shaking them off and saying, ‘Let’s go back to work.’ And that’s when you began developing that mutual respect? Yup. And then we had one of the first … Medicare prosecutions in the nation. It was actually our first case that we tried together. This was a case that was declined by the former U.S. Attorney and the agent came to Billy and I and said, ‘We’d like you to review it.’ We reviewed it and then Billy and I tried it. It was about a threeweek trial. Billy did the closing argument, I remember, and he was just fun to work with. He told the jury, I remember it now today, that he told them the case was going to end on a Thursday, because we thought it was going to be a short case. But it ended up being a very long case. And he said, ‘But I never told you which week or which month.’ … We also did some really wonderful things at the U.S. Attorney’s office. We brought suit against the Laconia State School to shut the Laconia State School down. … That was for developmentally disabled [people]. It was turned into a warehouse that would just warehouse people. And we brought a civil rights action and we worked on that case. Can you describe the early offices of your firm when it first started? I assume these aren’t the same offices you’re in now. They are not. Mine was at 21 Green St. [in Concord]. It was a very small reception
So, with the separate offices, has the dynamic always been sort of like separate but together? Like you have this satellite orbit going on? At the beginning we each kind of did our own cases. … Billy had a gift for [personal injury] cases, and Michael [Noonan], so some of those started getting moved over to Dover. But in some ways at the beginning they were standalone offices. But there was shared experiences and we’d talk a lot and we probably got together a lot more, just sitting around socializing a bit. Because we were friends practicing law.
What was the moment things really started to pick up for the firm? I’m sure it was a gradual process over the decades, but was there maybe a big case or a couple big cases that came along at some point that was a turning point? I started doing some federal criminal defense work. And I tried a case in Boston, and it was one of my first [times] defending a case. And it was in the federal court in Boston, which was a grown-up court, as we say. And I got 286 not-guilties in one of my first trials. And that started leading to people … referring me cases. … It was a case that involved allegations of bank fraud. There were about four defendants in the case and my client was the sole one who was acquitted on all charges. … And that started leading to more case work for me, so I started doing far more federal criminal work. … [This was] ’80s into ’90s.
How did that feel? It must have been weird going from being a former federal prosecutor to defending federal criminal cases. It didn’t feel weird at all. Being a prosecutor felt weird. Because I was the man. I was representing the power, I was representing the state, the government. That was weird. Defending was not weird at all. That was much more suited to my personality.
Which, I’m gathering, for someone who went hitchhiking in the ’70s, is someone who was a bit more of a free spirit? Or at least trying to be. [Laughs]. It’s not for me to say how free a spirit I was but, yeah.
So this felt more natural and this was a turning point for you. Was it the same for the rest of the firm? Did Bill have his own turning point? You’d have to ask Billy because Billy’s life was so imbued with politics too. And you kept kind of clear of that, for the most part? I did legal stuff. Like, I had had an interest in voting rights. When I started in the firm I was legal counsel to the ACLU in New Hampshire, doing work for the ACLU in New Hampshire. So, I did it more legally. Billy, he could go talk to four Rotaries in four different parts of the state in one day and think that that was a perfect way to spend his day. I would shoot myself doing that. So, he had his niche.
Was it a bitter breakup or was it amicable? At the time, it had a tad of bitterness to it, never to the point of litigation. And now, we’ve all now remained good friends. In fact, Andy is a very close friend of mine. But it had its moments. [Last year, Gordon won the largest personal injury settlement in New Hampshire history, $274.5 million in damages, in a lawsuit against mortgage broker Michael Gill. Gordon represented three businessmen, Andy Crews, Dick Anagnost and Bill STEVE GORDON Greiner, who sued Gill for defamation because Gill used his large digital billboards and social media to make slanderous allegations against the businessmen. Gill is now missing.]
Billy, he could go talk to four Rotaries ... in one day and think that was the perfect way to spend the day. I would shoot myself doing that.
[During the 1990s, some of the firm’s founding partners parted ways but Shaheen and Gordon stayed together to continue the firm in its current iteration. According to Gordon and Shaheen, this was due to a disagreement over the kinds of cases they would focus on and the size of the firm. At the time, Shaheen said Gordon was single-handedly representing Honda of America across the country, but other partners weren’t interested in helping with that. Shaheen said it brought in millions of dollars in business for the firm.] Were there other major developments for the firm after things starting ramping up? Well, we had a split of the firm in 1996 where we stopped being Shaheen Cappiello Stein & Gordon. Andy Volinsky worked with us for a while and, in ’96, for a variety of reasons we decided, Billy and I and Andy and Bob decided that they would— that we should just split. And so Andy and Bob stayed at their office and Billy and I started up Shaheen & Gordon. We took some of the lawyers with us and some of the lawyers stayed with Bob and Andy, but the Concord office kind of split. What was behind that? What happened? I would say personalities and visions of growth … and I was doing a lot of work for American Honda at that time and representing them all over the country. And I just think that there were different visions, so we just decided to each pursue our own vision.
Lately, you guys have been in the news for a number of high-profile cases, not least of which is a record-setting settlement you were able to get in the Michael Gill case. Can you talk about how things are today? Looking back, does it seem like ‘How did we get here?’ Well, isn’t that the David Byrne line where he says, ‘How did I get here?’ I think that there is that sense of ‘How did I get there, how did we get here?’ There was one case that is worth mentioning because I think it was a high water mark for the firm and me as well. And that was our case against the FBI and Whitey Bulger. Or, principally, the FBI. That was the first time the FBI has ever been held liable for a murder. And that was bareknuckled litigation. The Department of Justice fought us every which way. They engaged in bad faith in how they defended. Attorney’s fees were awarded against them and it was myself and Bill Christie who tried the case. We didn’t have a big team here, we didn’t have a fancy database, we just slogged through it, and getting the FBI found to be … civilly responsible was, I thought was going to be the high water mark of my career, until Michael Gill came along. … It was in the 2000s. You said you think the Michael Gill case is an even higher water mark. Is that just because of the dollar amount? Part of our culture is the use of social media to defame, to injure, cause harm to people’s reputations because words
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know, all those adages. And when Dick came to me, and said what do you think, I said, ‘Let’s do it.’ Because, if you don’t do it, the bully wins.
Were you confident that you were going to win from the beginning? I hate to say so, but yes.
Why would you hate to say that? Because I think that anybody who is confident when they start out a case is a fool. And humility is probably the best character trait of a trial lawyer. So I’m generally not confident about cases. I work hard. But I was fairly confident about that one.
Why is that? I met Andy Crews, I knew Dick Anagnost, I met Bill Greiner. And when I met Andy Crews, he told me about his background and why he was doing the litigation,
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What follows is Bill Shaheen’s version of how he and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen first met and got married. The Shaheens have been married 48 years and have three daughters and seven grandchildren. It’s the summer of ’69 and Bill Shaheen has just returned home from his tour of duty in Germany at the beginning of the year. After saving some money working as a laborer in the labor union, he started a retail business with his brother-in-law at York Beach in Maine. It’s May and he’s up a ladder scraping paint off the wall of his store, wearing a large sombrero with red pom-poms on the fringe, when a young woman walks in asking where she can find an apron. Shaheen thinks she’s pretty the moment he lays eyes on her and says he’ll help her as long as he can get her name and phone number. The 22-year-old woman, Jeanne Bowers, tells him to “drop dead.” She’s just finished college in Pennsylvania and is starting a job at a professor’s friend’s lobster pound in Cape Neddick, Maine, which is why, on this fateful day, she
is in need of an apron. Shaheen helps her despite his failed attempt to trade the information. And he doesn’t see her again until July. There’s a party at the lobster pound coming up and Shaheen needs a ride. It just so happens that the young woman he remembers as the “apron girl” returns to the store. He’s only got a jalopy of a truck with a footstool for a passenger seat, so he asks her if she will give him a ride to the party. She relents under one condition: Be ready to go. When Shaheen gets in the car, he announces he has just one stop to make first. Shaheen is certain he’s testing the limits of her patience, but he is undeterred. He directs her to his family’s summer beach house so that he can take a quick shower. It’s the weekend and the house is bustling with the entire extended family, as is often the case on the weekends. So, while Shaheen showers, his mother takes it upon herself to introduce young “Jeannie” to the entire family as “Billy’s new girlfriend.” Now, Jeanne is not happy, because she is in fact already involved with a college boyfriend, who happens to be coming to work at the lobster pound with her in two weeks. Shaheen realizes he has two weeks to win her over, so he hatches a plan. He sees her constantly, taking her out for lunch and for dinner, pursuing her relentlessly. Just before the boyfriend’s arrival, Shaheen proposes that the men split their time seeing Jeanne. She finds this reasonable. The boyfriend, after driving from Pennsylvania for nearly a day in a heat wave without air conditioning, does not find it reasonable and turns right back around and heads home. Five or six weeks later, Bill and Jeanne elope. To this day, Bill Shaheen said, marrying him was probably the most impetuous thing Jeanne ever did.
and I was ready to salute the flag after he got through telling me why he was willing to do the case. So I felt reasonably confident that we would get there. … Because Andy said, ‘These are all lies and if I don’t do this case — I’m somebody who has been blessed in life, I have a good family, I have money — and if I don’t fight him, who is going to fight him?’
So, do you think this sets an important precedent for future cases, maybe related to social media? I think it will. How much, I don’t know. But it was the sixth-largest verdict in the country last year. And it’s got a lot of press arising just from the size of the verdict.
How does it balance First Amendment rights? I’m guessing that was their main defense, right? Right. Speak the truth. If you speak the truth or you express your opinions and you do so in a deliberate fashion, then the First Amendment is alive and well. If you tell lies about people and you say that they’re drug dealers, they’re killing children, they’re selling machine guns, they’re laundering money from drug proceeds — you say those things, there’s a consequence.
What do you think is ahead for you and the firm in the years to come? I hope I live a long healthy life. I celebrate my grandchildren. ... I take every day as a day and try not to get too far in front of myself.
You plan on retiring anytime soon? I kind of struggle with that. It’s kind of like a work in progress. I don’t know what retirement actually means. Does it mean never coming into the office, coming into the office just a little bit, working on cases that I like and I’m interested in? So I’m trying to figure that out actually at this precise time.
When I walk into his office in Dover, Bill Shaheen, known by friends and family as ‘Billy,’ is looking out the window. ‘I’m getting nostalgic,’ he said. Just a block away, the brick building at 10 Locust St., where his first law firm was located, is in the process of getting demolished. That’s where he was when he was thrust into the spotlight for the first time. Born and raised in a large Lebanese family in Dover, Shaheen worked a wide variety of ‘dirty jobs,’ including a summer at a wastewater treatment plant. After getting his bachelor’s at UNH, he served in the Army as a captain and returned home to meet the young woman who would become his wife soon after — and later make history as the first woman in the United States to be both a governor and a U.S. Senator.
Years before Shaheen founded Shaheen & Gordon with Steve Gordon, he was already getting involved in politics. Motivated by the Watergate scandal, he met Jimmy Carter and became his state campaign chairman in 1975. He graduated from law school at the University of Mississippi just two years before that. Through his connection to Carter, he was appointed U.S. Attorney for the state. I’d like to talk a bit about your origin story. You mentioned the 10 Locust St. location. You want to start there? When I graduated from law school, this guy, this old retired judge who had the office over here on the corner I just showed you, on Locust Street, he ended up giving me a job. And I worked for him for two or three years and then an older lawyer had died and his younger partner asked me to join him, so I had joined him. The name of the firm was Keefe, Dunnington & Shaheen. Keefe is the guy who died. … We went out and borrowed a whole bunch of money to refurbish the law firm. The law firm was just shooting up like a rocket because of my connections with Carter. I was on the federal judicial selection board, I was on the White House scholarship board. It was wonderful, everything was coming in. And then, to make a long story short, I applied for the U.S. Attorney’s job and then I withdrew from it … because the Senator, Tom McIntyre, had wanted somebody else, and Carter wanted me to have it. And I didn’t want to embarrass the Senator because it was an election year. … The weekend before [the appointee] was supposed to be sworn in, he was stopped for DWI and McIntyre called me up the next morning, Saturday morning, and said, ... ‘I want you to take this job.’ But [I said], ‘I don’t want the job. I just borrowed 50,000 bucks to renovate my law firm. I’m happy.’ ‘No, no,
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no. … You’re the only one who’s passed the FBI background stuff and I got to get this off my plate.’ I said, ‘I don’t know. I’m gonna have to think about it.’ Then he called my father up and my father came over and told me what I was going to do, because that’s how it is in a large Lebanese family. Your family tells you what to do and you do it. So I got another friend to take my place in my law firm and I went over to be U.S. Attorney. … It didn’t interest me, because no one knew what the U.S. Attorney did, because the U.S. Attorney didn’t do anything. At least, not that I saw. But we changed that. Steven and I changed that. So, I get sworn in to be the U.S. Attorney and all the assistants at the time, traditionally back then all of the assistants resigned. … So, when I got there everyone was gone, all the lawyers were gone. They had four, I think, maybe, at the time. I offered them [a chance to stay] because it was a really good job. They paid big money. I mean, top money in the state. And I said, I’m gonna be a different U.S. Attorney. I’m not gonna be … political. … We’re not Democrats or Republicans, we’re Americans.
er, they can come out united, [then] I had a pretty good team, I had great balance. We were at [Bob Lynn’s] swearing in last week and he commented on how I got him out of Connecticut to come here and work as the assistant U.S. Attorney, and thanked me for that. Because he wouldn’t have come to New Hampshire otherwise.
This was 1977? How old were you? I was the youngest U.S. Attorney in the nation. I was 33. And we built an impeccable record. We increased our caseload by 500 percent, we didn’t lose a single trial, major trial. We lost an ancillary one, a felon in possession of a firearm. But that wasn’t the BILL SHAHEEN main case, which was all drugs. Never lost a case the whole four years we were there. … Back then, they called us the mad dogs.
Steven and I became more than just associates at the U.S. Attorney’s office. We became brothers.
Did they take you up on your offer? Nope. They all said, ‘Thank you very much, we appreciate it. But we’ve already made other arrangements.’ So I’ve got to fill the … lawyer staff. … So I went about doing it and selecting people, and Steve Gordon had written me a letter asking to be considered. And I did some research on him. I probably had about 100 to 125 applications for four jobs. I asked some people, because I didn’t have a whole lot of trial experience at the time — if you can imagine it’s ’73 and I was a brand new lawyer when I got out of law school, and this is ’77. … I wanted people who were like-minded. Not like-minded politically, because I liked the diversity, I liked the challenge. In fact, one of the assistant U.S. Attorneys we ended up hiring, that I hired, was Bob Lynn, who just got appointed the chief justice of the Supreme Court. And he was a Phil Crane right-wing Republican supporter. And he wanted to know why I picked him. I said this is America’s U.S. Attorneys, not the Democrats and Republicans. We’re here to do justice and I think you’re a hell of a trial lawyer, from what I can read. And I love the story. I loved the fact that he was raised by a single mother. And I figure if I can put him and Gordon in the same room togeth-
What did you do after leaving the U.S. Attorney position? We really were a family and I welcomed every one of them to join in my new law firm. I was going to open a new law firm. I still couldn’t work for somebody else.
So, how did you start Shaheen & Gordon? Steven and I became more than just associates at the U.S. Attorney’s office. We became brothers. We did a lot of things together. We’d go canoeing and portaging throughout Canada, we went on sailing trips where we sailed our own boat. We really became close. … I tell people, and I really mean this, God didn’t give me a brother but he gave me Steven, which is better than a brother. And he feels the same way about me. There isn’t anything we wouldn’t do for each other. It’s been that way since 1977. It’s still that way today. We’ve never had a disagreement. Sometimes I’ll say he’s the longest partner ever, with the exception of my wife. … But the only difference between my wife and Steven is we never argue. I always see the best in him and he always trusts the best in me, and we’ve just never had a harsh word. I’ve been with him when his mother died, when his kids were born. And he’s been there for me in reverse. … And we wanted to build a law firm that represented our values. So we never carried any debt. We do now, but back then it was you pay your staff first, pay your bills second and whatever’s left you get. Sometimes it was nothing and a lot of times it was a lot. And we kept adding lawyers and lawyers and offices and offices and now we’re at the stage in our
lives — I’m 74, Steven is pretty close to 70 — where it’s now the time to turn the reins over. Would you say you and Steve and the business you got from Honda created the foundation of what was to come? Yeah. Well, … what kept us together was Steven and I, what keeps us together now is Steven and I. When you’re not working with someone every day, you don’t know if there is a bond there or not. … But the bond that Steven and I created at the U.S. Attorney’s office is the one that cemented everything. He just has to ask and it’s done. I don’t question it, I don’t kick the tires on it. I would do anything to protect him. … It’s not like a typical law firm. … We’re really like twins, in a sense. We both want to do the right thing all the time. And it doesn’t matter where it takes us. It doesn’t matter if we’re shunned, it doesn’t matter if we’re glorified and praised. It doesn’t matter. It only matters that we do the right thing every time. Aside from your foundational friendship, to what do you attribute the success of the firm? I think it is the love of the law. … And wanting to make this a better place. It’s the law and politics together. They go hand in
hand. The desire to march toward a better union, a more perfect union, and that’s in everything we do, whether it’s politics, whether it’s law, whether it’s business. Everything we do is always to make it better, and instill in the younger lawyers that work for us that same mantra. … Money always comes, it seems it always comes our way. But we don’t do it for money. In a very small example, occasionally someone will come in to [see] me, put $15,000 across the table and say, ‘I want you to be my lawyer and I want to take this person over the coals.’ And I’d take the money and give it back to them and say, ‘You got the wrong lawyer. You gotta find somebody else because that’s not me.’ … So, we’ve refused clients. It’s not about money. You mention the role of politics and how it’s all part of the same mission. You were more involved in politics than Steve was. Yes. Did those connections help out with the firm’s growth? I’m not sure. It kind of hurt it, because we had a really good shot at getting the tobacco case but because Jeannie was governor at the time we couldn’t do it. So we lost millions of dollars on that deal. … I
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The next generation: Meet Michael Noonan Ten years ago, Bill Shaheen passed the mantle of managing partner to Michael Noonan, a lawyer who had been with the firm since 1990, right after graduating from law school. As Shaheen recalls, Noonan came to the firm for an interview in a suit and tie to find Shaheen and other partners in jeans, doing renovation work on their offices. Noonan asked the men where he could find the partners and when he learned the men in jeans were the partners he said, “I guess I came overdressed.” Shaheen liked his sense of humor. “I was hired as a young general research and writing associate,” Noonan said. Noonan soon became one of the firm’s most valuable lawyers and a partner. “He’s like a younger brother to Steven and I,” Shaheen said. Steve Gordon said Noonan brought order to his and Shaheen’s chaos. He would create budgets and spreadsheets where Shaheen and Gordon would often fly by the seat of their pants and expect everything to work out. Gordon said, like Shaheen, Noonan had a particular knack for personal injury cases. About 10 years ago, Shaheen said, Noonan was curious to look at what Shaheen was doing when it came to managing the firm. Shaheen offered him to just start managing it. “I think I just came at the right time, and as the firm grew, I grew with it,” Noonan said.
Noonan said he loves the “puzzle-making of a business.” He’s detail-oriented, when most lawyers prefer to look at the big picture. When Shaheen and Gordon retire, Noonan will remain to lead the firm. But he believes the spirit of freedom and flexibility, and of representing the little guy over big institutional clients, will remain after they’re gone.
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Speaking of money, how did you guys end up running the trusts for both the recent lottery winners? Well, the first one, they weren’t clients of mine. They had won the ticket and they sat on it for a month. And when they engaged me and asked us to represent them, we always ask people, ‘Why did you come here, to this firm?’ And the reply was that, ‘We’ve spent the last 30 days researching law firms and lawyers and you’re the one. We want you to represent us.’ And because we were so successful at achieving anonymity for the first one, I think that was why the second one [came to us]. Because they realized that we had a special skill set and system to preserve anonymity and they wanted anonymity too. So that’s how we got the second one. Now … we have a track record, we know all this stuff, we know who to call, who not to call, what you can do, what you can’t do, the way you should do it, the taxes you should pay. … We build Chinese walls around people so that no one else knows who they are even inside the law firm. No one in this law firm knows who they are. Just me and one other person. Not even Steven. … He knows who the second people are; he doesn’t know who the first people are. How do those deals usually work for the firm? We bill by the hour, normally. And if they want us to do something beyond that, if they want us to take a trustee role, that’s outside the law firm, because there’s no law involved. You’re the trustee, you’re handling their money. It’s not a legal issue, that’s a financial issue.
Are you the trustee for those? I am for the second one. I’m not for the first one anymore. You get up to a certain stage and they want to take it someplace else and you let them go.
What is the bulk of the caseload these days? Steven likes to do cutting-edge stuff … like we did with the anonymity part of the second Powerball. He loves that stuff. The juices start to flow in him. Anything that’s unique, Steven loves doing. And he’s fearless. I’m sure he told you about the McIntyre case, with the FBI. … You think about that, the significance of that. It took us 10 years to do it. And we were just relentless, like mad dogs. We just would not let go of that bone. It was him and Bill Christie. It wasn’t me. But it makes you proud when you’re a part of it. … The Mike Gill case, the other one. He loves that stuff.
What about you? What were your favorite types of cases? I like it when I’m going against all odds. I like it when I’m down and no one thinks I can win and then I win the case. I love that stuff. That stuff means a lot to me. It could be a personal injury case, where nobody thinks I’ll be able to do anything, then I get a great verdict. Or I make a difference in someone’s life. That’s the other thing. I used to do a lot of marital [cases]. I like changing people’s lives. I like getting close and making their life different because of me. That’s what I like doing. These interviews were edited and condensed.
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Run (or walk or both) through Canterbury Shaker Village (288 Shaker Road in Canterbury; shakers.org, 783-9511) for the 11th Annual Canterbury Shaker Village XC5K, proceeds from which benefit educational programs at the village. The run will start at 10 a.m. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $25; children 10 and under participate for free. The course is unpaved and crosses the Village’s fields, woods and pastures.
EAT: Concessions snacks! Load up on popcorn, Junior Mints and all your movie theater favorites (but probably no Tab or Pepsi Free) for back-to-back screenings of Back to the Future and Back to the Future II on Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m. and 9:20 p.m. at Cinemagic in Merrimack (11 Executive Park Drive; cinemagicmovies.com). A ticket to each screening costs $8.75.
Folk singer-songwriter Vance Gilbert plays Simple Gifts Coffee House (at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua, 58 Lowell St. in Nashua; simplegiftscoffeehouse.org) tonight at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $16 in advance, $20 on the day of the show and $10 for children 13 and under. Find more performances at area venues big and small in our Music This Week listing of music at area bars and restaurants (starting on page 54) and our listing of upcoming concerts at bigger venues on page 59.
DRINK: Bird-friendly coffee Get some coffee, bird info and coffee info at “Bird Friendly Cafe,” a presentation at the Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center (4 Fletcher St. in Manchester; amoskeagofishways.org, 626-FISH) Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. Until noon. Bring a travel mug to sample coffee that is considered “bird friendly” — it’s grown on farms in Central and South America that plant coffee under tree canopies (rather than on land that has been cleared), according to the website. The cost is $1 per cup and no registration is required.
Sunday, May 13
8 by Eight, a play by Rye playwright G. Matthew Gaskell featuring eight short comedic sketches, finishes its run at the Hatbox Theatre (Steeplegate Mall, 270 Loudon Road in Concord; hatboxnh.com, 715-2315) today with a matinee at 2 p.m. Other shows this weekend are Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. Find out more about the production in the April 26 issue of the Hippo. Go to hippopress.com and click on “past issues.” The story is on page 26.
BE MERRY: With comedy World Academy (a private school in Nashua for grades kindergarten through 8; 138 Spit Brook Road in Nashua, worldacademynh. com) will hold a comedy night and auction fundraiser at the school on Friday, May 11. The show will be hosted by comedian Paul Landwehr and feature Frank Santorelli (who has appeared in The Sopranos and Meet the Parents) and Boston comedians Dave Russo and Joe Yannetty. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Tickets cost $40 per person and are available for purchase online.
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ARTS In the making
International sculptors create public art for Nashua By Angie Sykeny
Nashua will soon have three new pieces of public art, and you can watch them being created during the Nashua International Sculpture Symposium, an event that invites artists from around the world to spend three weeks in Nashua, working on sculptures that will be permanently placed around the city. Now in its 11th year, the Nashua International Sculpture Symposium is the only annual international sculpture symposium in the U.S. that is held in a city, with sculptures placed on public property. It was inspired by a similar event, the Andres Institute of Art International Sculpture Symposium, held in Brookline every fall. “When I saw the quality of the art [at the AIA symposium], the variety and diversity, and the fact that it touched on all these cultures with artists from around the world, I thought it would be a great project to bring to Nashua,” symposium co-chair Kathy Hersh said. From May 14 through May 30, the artists will work six days a week at MakeIt Labs on Crown Street, where the public is invited to interact with them, learn about their native cultures and see how a large-scale sculpture is made. The artists stay with volunteer host families in Nashua; other residents volunteer to provide transportation and meals for the artists. “This isn’t just about adding art to the city. It’s about the practice of creating
Returning sculptor Tony Jimenez works at the Nashua International Sculpture Symposium. Courtesy photo.
that art in a very personal and community-oriented way,” Hersh said. “We want people to get involved, to get to know the sculptors, and to talk to them about what they’re creating.”
A past Nashua International Sculpture Symposium. Courtesy photo.
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This year’s artists are Carina Fabano from Argentina, Tom Allan from Scotland and Tony Jimenez from Costa Rica. Past symposiums have featured artists from Vietnam, Egypt, Czech Republic, Israel, Cuba, Italy, France, Korea, Lithuania, Venezuela and other countries. The third symposium, held in 2010, was opened to New England artists, but the organizers felt that it lacked the same spirit of community and decided to limit all future symposiums to international artists. “The international component is critical,” Hersh said. “[The 2010 symposium] was still a great symposium, but since a lot of the artists lived in Nashua, they had a tendency to just go home. They didn’t need host families, and that changed the whole dynamic.” The artists were chosen by artistic director John Weidman, who is also a sculptor and the co-founder and director of the Andres Institute of Art. Weidman looks for talented emerging artists or people who teach art but aren’t currently making a living selling their art, for whom the symposium would be an opportunity to learn and grow. “We work hard to make this a unique
experience for them,” Hersh said. “It’s a cultural experience because they get to stay in people’s homes and get to know the city … and it’s a learning experience, because part of John’s goal is to teach them new skills.” The artists are given a choice between stone, usually granite, or metal, usually steel, to create their sculptures, and can offer their input on where in the city they’d like their sculptures to be installed. The design is completely up to them, barring a few restrictions like no violence, nudity or religious or political content. They can do an abstract piece or something more literal; past sculptures have included a Latino bus, a mother and child, an ascending Egyptian turtle, an homage to Frank Lloyd Wright and more. Weidman works with the artists beforehand to help them develop a model of their design, but there is flexibility for them to change it if the inspiration strikes. Most importantly, the sculptures must be safe for people to touch and climb on. “These are not the type of sculptures that you see in a place with a sign that says, ‘Fragile. Don’t touch,’” Hersh said. “These are meant to be touched. We want people to feel how the sculptor created it.” An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 10, at Nashua Airport, to welcome and introduce the artists. There will be performances honoring each artist’s native culture, including a bagpipe player for Scotland, a tango dance for Argentina and a dance for Costa Rica during which the audience will be invited to join in. For the closing ceremony on Saturday, June 2, attendees will meet at City Hall, where trolleys will take them to see the sculptures unveiled at their permanent sites. Nashua International Sculpture Symposium Opening reception: Thursday, May 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Nashua Airport at Boire Field, 93 Perimeter Road, Nashua. Tickets are $15. Visit the sculptors: May 14 through May 30, Monday through Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at MakeIt Labs, 25 Crown St., Nashua Closing ceremony: Saturday, June 2, 1 p.m., at Nashua City Hall, 229 Main St., Nashua More info: nashuasculpturesymposium. org
NH art world news
• From trash to art: The Kelley Stelling Contemporary art gallery (221 Hanover St., Manchester) presents a new solo exhibition by Sarah Meyers Brent, “Beautiful Mess,” May 10 through June 17, with an artist reception on Thursday, May 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and a panel talk on Saturday, May 12, from noon to 1 p.m. The exhibition features Brent’s mixed media art created using accumulated detritus found around her studio, such as recycled fabric, foam, decaying flowers, dirt and vines. “There is a richness to the materials in my home and studio, which might otherwise be considered trash,” she said in a press release. “Combining them as materials with which to sculpt and paint, I am able to use my artistic process to work through the mess of life, and ultimately arrive at a form — simultaneously growing and decaying — that I find really beautiful.” Visit kelleystellingcontemporary.com or call 345-1779. • Shop crafts: The Craftworkers’ Guild’s Spring Craft shop is open now through Saturday, May 12, at the Oliver Kendall House (5 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford). Over 50 Guild member artisans and craftspeople will offer one-of-a-kind seasonal décor, photography, fine art and prints, cards, gourmet treats, woodworking, fiber and fabric, sewn and knitted specialties, stained and fused glass art, mixed media, jewelry in
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Art Events • 2018 SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM Annual community event designed to elevate appreciation and involvement in public art in Nashua. Sculptors are invited from around the world to spend three weeks in Nashua creating public art. May 10 through June 3. MakeIt Labs, 25 Crown St., Nashua. Visit nashuasculpturesymposium.org. Fairs • THE CRAFTWORKERS’ GUILD SPRING CRAFT SHOP Over 50 Guild member artisans and craftspeople will offer one-of-a-kind seasonal décor, photography, fine art and prints, cards, gourmet treats, woodworking, fiber and fabric, sewn and knitted special-
Stacy Topjian Searle art. Courtesy photo.
several media, doll clothes and more. Shop hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Call 472-8109 or visit sites.google.com/site/ craftworkersguild • Pen and ink art: The work of blackand-white pen and ink artist Stacy Topjian Searle is on view during the month of May at ArtHub (30 Temple St., Nashua). Searle goes over pencil outlines that she sketches onsite or from photographs with ink to create a contour drawing of the scene. She adds detail through a combination of cross hatching, contour lines, parallel lines, stippling and scrumbling techniques. Searle is originally from Lowell, Mass., and earned a B.A. in Art from the University of Lowell, where she focused on illustration. Her photography work inspired her interest in black-and-white art. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, May 12, from noon to 2 p.m. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 405-698-1951 or visit naaa-arthub.org. — Angie Sykeny
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ties, stained and fused glass art, mixed media, jewelry in several medias, doll clothes and more. Thurs., May 3, through Sat., May 12, open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kendall House, 5 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford. Visit craftworkersguild.org. • CRAFTSMEN’S FAIR Nineday craft fair features work by juried League of NH Craftsmen members. Sat., Aug. 4, through Sun., Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. Mount Sunapee Resort, 1398 Route 103, Newbury. Visit nhcrafts.org. • GREELEY PARK ART SHOW Outdoor show hosted by Nashua Area Artists Association featuring a variety of artwork for sale. Sat., Aug. 18, and Sun., Aug. 19. Greeley Park Art Show, 100 Concord St., Nashua. Free. Visit nashuaareaartistsassoc.org.
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• CONCORD ARTS MARKET Handmade arts, crafts and goods by local craftspeople and artists. Saturdays, June 2 through Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bicentennial Square, Concord. Visit concordartsmarket.net. In the Galleries • “VIEWS OF WONDER” Exhibition features work by New Hampshire Art Association artists Marilu Arkett and Mary Crump. On view through June. 2 Pillsbury St., Concord. Visit nhartassociation.org. • FACULTY ART EXHIBITION Features painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography and graphic design by Fine Arts faculty. On view Feb. 1 through May 12. Colby-Sawyer College, 541 Main St., New London. Visit colby-sawyer.edu. • “IMPRESSED” Printmak-
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Notes from the theater scene
• Big hair: The Peacock Players youth theater presents Hairspray at the Court Street Theater (14 Court St., Nashua) May 11 through May 20. Based on the book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O’Donnell and the 1988 New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters, the musical is set in Baltimore in 1962 and follows a plus-sized teen, Tracy Turnblad, who dreams of dancing on the popular Corny Collins Show. After she gets her wish and becomes a star, she tries to use her power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen and bring racial integration to the television network. Showtimes are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15 to $19 for adults and $12 to $17 for students and seniors. Visit peacockplayers.org or call 886-7000. • Wedding comedy: The Majestic Theatre presents The Wedding Singer at the
ing exhibition features a wide range of printmaking techniques including monoprint, linoleum covers, embossed and raw wood surfaces. On view April 17 through May 25. McGowan Fine Art , 2 Phenix Ave. , Concord. Visit mcgowanfineart. com. • THE 100 WINTER/SPRING EXHIBITION Featuring the works of artists from New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts. On view through May 18. 100 Market Gallery, 100 Market St., Portsmouth. See “100 Market Gallery” on Facebook. • “A PARTIAL INVENTORY OF TOTALLY USELESS OBJECTS” Exhibition features a quirky, high-spirited, and intensely colored assortment of minimal and abstract 3D paper objects, or “gestures,” organized in a loose grid suggestive of an alphabet of shapes or a hypothetical collection of imaginary artifacts. On view March 9 through June 17. Sharon Arts Center Exhibition Gallery, 30 Grove St., Peterborough. Visit nhia.edu. • “NEW WORKS ‘18” A show and sale of art created by the artists whose work is represented in the MainStreet Gallery. March 23 through June 15. MainStreet BookEnds, 16 E. Main St., Warner. Visit mainstreetbookends.com. • JEANNIE MOTHERWELL
Derry Opera House (29 W. Broadway, Derry) on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12, at 7 p.m., and Sunday May 13, at 2 p.m. Based on the hit 1998 film starring Adam Sandler, the musical is set in 1985 and follows rock star wannabe and New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer, Robbie Hart. After his bride-to-be leaves him at the altar Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own, until an engagedto-be-married waitress wins his affection and drives him to put on the performance of the decade. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $15 for seniors age 65 and up, and $12 for youth age 17 and under. Call 669-7469 or visit majestictheatre.net. • Singing nuns: The Actorsingers present Sister Act at the Keefe Center for the Arts (117 Elm St., Nashua) on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 13, at 2 p.m. Based on the hit 1992 film, the musical comedy follows a lounge singer who joins a convent after being placed in a witness protection program and finds her new voice in the convent choir. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors. Visit actorsingers.org or call 320-1870. — Angie Sykeny
Exhibition features abstract work drawing inspiration from the sea and celestial bodies. On view April 7 through June 2. Rochester Public Library, 65 S. Main St. , Rochester. Visit rochestermfa.org. • “LOOKING BACK: VINTAGE WORKS” The New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association presents an exhibition featuring fine furniture that is at least 25 years old. On view April 6 through June 11. 49 S. Main St., Concord. The furniture in the exhibit is not for sale but represents what can be made or commissioned from a Furniture Master. Visit furnituremasters.org. • “TRANSCENDING THE ORDINARY: ABSTRACT, ASSEMBLAGE & COLLAGE” Exhibition features bold paintings, collage and other modern works forged from paper, paint, wood and metal by artists including Joseph Cornell, Varujan Boghosian and Louise Nevelson, and Monadnock region contemporary artists Roz Park, Chris Myott, Jessie Pollock, Peter Sandback and others. On view March 17 through June 30. New Hampshire Antique Co-op, 323 Elm St., Milford. Call 673-8499 or visit nhantiquecoop.com. • “FAIRY TALES & FANTASIES” The League of NH
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Craftsmen presents an exhibition featuring work by juried members who were asked to submit work with a whimsical theme. On view April 6 through June 15. Exhibition Gallery, 36 N. Main St., Concord. Call 2243375 or visit nhcrafts.org. • “CONSCIENCE OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT: THE LIFE OF NELSON MANDELA” Exhibition displays 51 quilts created by members of the Women of Color Quilters’ Network that pay tribute to Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy. On view April 14 through July 1. The Mariposa Museum, 26 Main St., Peterborough. Visit mariposamuseum.org or call 924-4555. • “ABSTRACTION” Encaustic art by Valerie Long. On view April 28 through June 9. Epsom Library , 1606 Dover Road, Epsom. Visit epsomlibrary.com. • “SMALL OBJECTS: FORMS INSPIRED BY THE NATURAL WORLD” Nonfunctional pottery by Teresa Taylor. On view April 28 through June 9. Epsom Library , 1606 Dover Road, Epsom. Visit epsomlibrary.com. • MARGARET FEMIA Artist uses graphite pencils to draw people she sees in everyday life. On view through May. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Visit nashuali-
Majestic Theatre presents The Wedding Singer. Courtesy photo.
brary.org. • JURIED EXHIBIT The Nashua Area Artists Association presents. On view May 3 through June 23. ArtHub Gallery, 30 Temple St., Nashua. Visit NashuaAreaAreaArtistsAssoc.org. • “BEAUTIFUL MESS” Solo exhibition by Sarah Meyers Brent. On view May 10 through June 17. Kelley Stelling Contemporary, 221 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit kelleystellingcontemporary.com or call 345-1779. • “FOR THE LOVE OF COLOR” Spring group show features bold and colorful art. On view May 11 through June 9. The Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center, 30 Ash St., Hollis. Call 465-9453 or visit wildsalamander.com. • STACY TOPJIAN SEARLE Pen and ink artist works in black and white. On view May 12 through May 31. ArtHub Gallery, 30 Temple St., Nashua. Visit inkhatchings.com. • NHIA BFA STUDENT EXHIBITION Features over 1,000 works of art in a variety of media and includes paintings, illustrations, prints, ceramics, sculptures, graphic design, photography, comic arts, and creative writing. On view May 19 through June 2. NHIA, 148 Concord St., Manchester. NHIA, 77 Amherst St.,
Manchester. NHIA, 88 Lowell St., Manchester. Visit nhia.edu/ AnnualBFA. Open calls • CALL FOR ARTISTS Artists are invited to apply for the opportunity to exhibit in the library’s image gallery between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Each exhibit runs for one month. Artists should be based in the greater Nashua area. Applications are due May 10. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Visit nashualibrary.org. • “EVERYTHING HAPPENS SO MUCH” Seeking submissions for exhibition featuring works by contemporary artists reflecting on living in the Age of Everything. The exhibition runs Aug. 9 through Sept. 17. Submission deadline is June 15. Kelley Stelling Contemporary, 221 Hanover St. , Manchester. Visit kelleystellingcontemporary.com/call-for-entries. • GREELEY PARK ART SHOW Seeking artists working in 2D, 3D and mixed media for juried art show in Nashua on Aug. 18 and 19. Application deadline is July 1. Nashua, NH, 03060 Nashua., $20 jury fee. Visit nashuaareaartistsassoc. org. Openings • “BEAUTIFUL
OPENING RECEPTION Solo exhibition by Sarah Meyers Brent. Thurs., May 10, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Kelley Stelling Contemporary, 221 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit kelleystellingcontemporary.com or call 345-1779. • 2018 SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM OPENING RECEPTION Annual community event designed to elevate appreciation and involvement in public art in Nashua. Sculptors are invited from around the world to spend three weeks in Nashua creating public art. Thurs., May 10. Nashua Airport, 93 Perimeter Road, Nashua. Visit nashuasculpturesymposium.org. • STACY TOPJIAN SEARLE RECEPTION Pen and ink artist works in black and white. Sat., May 12, noon to 2 p.m. ArtHub Gallery, 30 Temple St., Nashua. Visit inkhatchings. com. • NHIA BFA STUDENT EXHIBITION OPENING Features over 1,000 works of art in a variety of media and includes paintings, illustrations, prints, ceramics, sculptures, graphic design, photography, comic arts, and creative writing. Sat., May 19, 6 to 9 p.m. NHIA, 148 Concord St., Manchester. NHIA, 77 Amherst St., Manchester. NHIA, 88 Lowell St., Manchester. $25. Visit nhia. edu/AnnualBFA.
The Souhegan Valley Chorus presents its spring concert, “The Voyager: Songs of Journeys Near and Far,” with special guest Brielle Letendre on Saturday, May 12, at 7 p.m., at The Amato Center for the Performing Arts (56 Mont Vernon St., Milford). “We’re very excited about the music for this concert,” SVC director, Jennifer K. Erdody said in a press release. “The idea of exploring journeys was inspired by the chorus’ upcoming performance trip to Ireland, Wales, and England, but not all of our journey songs are about literal journeys.” The concert will feature songs like “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story” from the hit musical Hamilton, Irish favorites like “Danny Boy” and “Carrickfergus,” and American folk tunes like “Shenandoah” and “Sweet Betsy from Pike.” Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and free for children age 12 and under. Visit souheganvalleychorus.org.
Workshops/classes/ demonstrations • “IMPRESSED” DEMO Mark Johnson, featured artist in “Impressed” printmaking exhibition, will give a printmaking demonstration. Sat., May 19, 11 a.m. McGowan Fine Art, 2 Phenix Ave., Concord. Visit mcgowanfineart.com. • PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS Professional photographers will lead the class in learning to photograph 3-D art objects. Bring your digital camera, with other than “auto” settings, snack, lunch, soda/water. Wear comfortable hiking clothes. The morning session will be in the studio, the afternoon session will be out in the Park, with wrap-up back in the studio. Parking will be available for this at the studio. Sat., June 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Andres Institute of Art, 98 Route 13, Brookline. $100. Visit andresinstitute.org, call 673-8441. • COMMUNITY EDUCATION For adults, teens, and children at NH Institute of Art. Disciplines include ceramics, creative writing, drawing, metalsmithing, photography, printmaking, fibers, and more. NH Institute of Art, 148 Concord St., Manchester. Prices vary depending on type of class and materials needed. Call 6230313. Visit nhia.edu. Theater Productions • 8 BY EIGHT Eight short comedic plays by G. Matthew Gaskell. April 27 through May 13. Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord. $17 for general admission, $14 for students and members and $12 for seniors. Visit hatboxnh.com or call 7152315. • THE GRADUATE Oz Productions presents. May 4 through May 20. The Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth. $18.
Visit playersring.org. • ROCK OF AGES HIGH SCHOOL VERSION Manchester Memorial High School Theatre presents. May 10 through May 12. Manchester Memorial High School, 1 Crusader Way, Manchester. $5 for high school students, $3 for middle school students and $8 for adults. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. • STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Chesterton Stage Productions’ Teen Troupe presents. Fri., May 11, 7 p.m., and Sat., May 12, 1 and 7 p.m. Strand Ballroom , Third Street, Dover. $10. Visit ChestertonSP.com. • THE PRODUCERS The Seacoast Repertory Theatre presents. May 11 through June 10. 125 Bow St. , Portsmouth. Tickets cost $16 to $38. Visit seacoastrep.org or call 433-4472. • HAIRSPRAY Peacock Players present. May 11 through May 19. Court Street Theater, 14 Court St. , Nashua. $12 to $19. Visit peacockplayers.org. • SISTER ACT The Actorsingers presents. May 11 through May 13. Keefe Center for the Arts, 117 Elm St., Nashua. $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students. Visit actorsingers.org or call 320-1870. • THE WEDDING SINGER Majestic Theatre teens present. May 11 through May 13. Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors age 65 and above, and $12 for youth age 17 and under. Visit majestictheatre.net. • DORKS IN DUNGEONS Fantasy improv troupe performs. Sat., May 12, 8 p.m. Rochester Performance & Arts Center, 32 N. Main St., Rochester. $15. Visit rochesteroperahouse.com/ rpac or call 948-1099. • TITUS ANDRONICUS Players’ Ring Theatre presents. May 25 through June 17. Players’
Ring Theatre, 105 Marcy St. , Portsmouth. $18 for adults, $14 for students and seniors. Visit playersring.org. • JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Kids Coop Theatre presents. Fri., May 25, 7 p.m., and Sat., May 26, 1 and 7 p.m. Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry. Tickets cost $14. Visit kids-coop-theatre.org. • 42ND STREET The Palace Theatre presents. June 1 through June 23. Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St, Manchester. $25 for children ages 6 through 12, $39 to $46 for adults. Visit palacetheatre.org. • THE WHO’S TOMMY The Seacoast Repertory Theatre presents. June 29 through July 29. 125 Bow St., Portsmouth. Tickets cost $16 to $38. Visit seacoastrep.org or call 4334472. Classical Music Events • MOTHERS DAY AND CAREGIVERS CONCERT The Elliot Hospital Associates Voluntaires perform. Fri., May 11, 2 p.m. Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn. $5 donation. Call 6682045. • HAYDN’S “THE SEASONS” The Manchester Choral Society presents. Fri., May 11, 7 p.m., and Sun., May 13, 3 p.m. Ste. Marie Parish, 378 Notre Dame Ave., Manchester. $25, $15 for mothers. Visit mcsnh.org. • “THE VOYAGER: SONGS OF JOURNEYS NEAR AND FAR” Souhegan Valley Chorus presents its spring concert with special guest Brielle Letendre. Sat., May 12, 7 p.m. Amato Center for the Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon St., Milford. $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, free for children age 12 and under. Visit souheganvalleychorus.org.
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INSIDE/OUTSIDE Days of old
NH Renaissance Faire returns at new location By Angie Sykeny
Relive the days of jousting tournaments, wandering minstrels and dancing around a maypole when the New Hampshire Renaissance Faire returns for the next two weekends. The growing popularity of the event has led it to relocate this year from Three Maples Farm in Kingston to Brookvale Pines Farm in Fremont, but it will feature all the same Renaissance fun like music and theater performances, vendors, demonstrations, jousting and more. “It started out very small, but grew and grew,” fair manager Marghi Bean said. “This is our 14th year, and we still have some [fair volunteers and attendees] who have been with us since the beginning, and that’s really cool. It’s like a big family.” The New Hampshire Renaissance Faire is unique in that it’s entirely family-friendly. Actors and performers refrain from the bawdy humor typical of the 1400s and 1500s, and there are all kinds of activities for kids and families, including games like Jacob’s Ladder, craft projects, archery, face painting, storytelling and an animal exhibit with exotic fish, birds, reptiles and small mammals. Young ladies can have tea with the Queen, and young pages can be knighted by one of the Queen’s Knights. For the second year, the fair will also have a family tent with a changing table, books and toys for young children and a place for parents to sit down and take a break from all the excitement. “We are a true family fair,” Bean said. “At most [Renaissance] fairs, you don’t see too many kids, but we get a lot of kids here, and that’s something we’re proud of. We try to make it a lot of fun for them.” There will be numerous actors and performers roaming the fair, including the Brotherhood of the Arrow & Sword,
29 Kiddie pool Family activities this week. Children & Teens Art classes & programs • KIDS AFTER SCHOOL CLAY CLASSES All classes will work with clay, but students over 10 years old will focus on wheel work/pottery and younger kids ages 7 to 9 will be sculpting by hand. The themes for students ages 7 to 9 are “Monsters & Myth” and “Under the Sea.”
demonstrating fully armored live steel combat; Celtic minstrel duo The Misfits of Avalon; Brethren of the North East Seas, singing maritime songs; jousting group Les Jeux De Rois; belly dancing gypsies Shimmynanigans; Kate the Storyteller and many others. “I think the fun thing about the actors is that a lot of stuff is unexpected and spontaneous,” Bean said. “They have an act that they’re working, but they can work off-the-cuff just as easily. It’s very entertaining in that way.” More than 70 merchants and craftspeople will sell a wide variety of goods like period clothing, crystals and precious stones, salves and soaps, pottery and glassware, artwork, jewelry and more, and some will demonstrate weaving, leatherwork, jewelry-making and other crafts. Additionally, a few fantasy authors will be on site selling and signing their books, and service vendors will offer fortune telling and tarot card reading, massage, henna and more. “They have almost everything you can imagine that’s geared toward Renaissance things,” Bean said. Finally, there’s the food; vendors will sell hot dogs and hamburgers, barbecue, pretzels, nachos, falafel, fries, gourmet cotton candy, kettle corn, ice cream, frozen lemonade and more. “We try really hard to have something for everyone,” Bean said. “You can get a decent meal if you’re really hungry, or you can get fun little snacks if you just want to snack.” Bean encourages attendees to immerse themselves in the Renaissance atmosphere and leave the modern world behind for a day. For many, that means dressing up in period attire. “Even people who come in normal clothing look around and get caught up in the fun of it,” Bean said. “They end up buying a costume and wearing it to the fair the next year.”
30 The Gardening Guy Advice on your outdoors. Monday, through Friday, 4 to 5:15 p.m., from May 21 to June 22. Studio 550 Community Art Center, 550 Elm St., Manchester. $75 per person; includes all materials and instruction for the full 5 weeks. Visit 550arts.com or call 232-5597. Children events • 5TH ANNUAL TOSHOCON:
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A FANDOM CONVENTION FOR TEENS The event will include raffles, panels, games, vendors, food, anime showings, and a cosplay-friendly environment. Sat., May 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green, Pelham. Free. Visit pelhampubliclibrary.org or call 635-7581.
NH Renaissance Faire. Courtesy photo.
NH Renaissance Faire Where: Brookvale Pines Farm, 80 Martin Road, Fremont When: Saturday, May 12; Sunday, May 13; Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, 10
31 Treasure Hunt There’s gold in your attic. Clubs Garden • MILFORD GARDEN CLUB MAY MEETING Rachel Maccinni from the UNH Cooperative Extension will be speaking on methods for identifying insects/ arthropods and safe controls and treatments. Mon., May 14, 10:30 a.m. First Congregational Parish House, 10 Union St., Milford.
a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for kids, seniors and veterans, free for kids age 4 and under More info: nhrenfaire.com
32 Car Talk Ray gives you car advice. Free. Visit milfordnhgardenclub. org. • NASHUA GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE Sat., May 19, 8 a.m. to noon. Nashua Historical Society, 5 Abbott St., Nashua. Free admission. Visit nashuagardenclub.com. • CANDIA GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE There will be a large selection of annuals, vege-
tables, herbs and hanging baskets, as well as many hardy perennials dug from members’ gardens. A raffle table will be available with many garden and non-garden related items. Proceeds from the sale support the club’s various projects and beautification and education endeavors in Candia. Sat., May 19, 9 a.m. to noon. Masonic Hall, 12 South Road,
Family fun for the weekend
Don’t miss the 42nd annual New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival, which will be held on the Deerfield Fairgrounds (34 Stage Road, Deerfield) on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival is organized by the New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Growers Association each year and features several youth shows and activities, demonstrations in areas like sheep shearing and dog herding, and a display of more than 120 local vendors. The cost to attend is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and free for kids ages 12 and under. Visit nhswga.org.
Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) will welcome children’s book authors Deborah Bruss and Matt Forrest Esenwine on Saturday, May 12, at 11 a.m., when they will present their recently released picture book Don’t Ask a Dinosaur. Through the story of asking different dinosaurs for help with planning a birthday party, the book teaches kids how to pronounce and spell the names of some of the more obscure species of dinosaurs, complete with fun rhymes and pictures to accompany them. Admission to the storytime is free and open to the public, and signed copies of the book will also be available. Visit gibsonsbookstore. com or call 224-0562. Join any of the four Barnes & Noble bookstores in southern New Hampshire (1741 S. Willow St., Manchester; 235 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua; 125 S. Broadway, Salem; 45 Gosling Road, Newington) for a Mother’s Day storytime that will begin on Saturday, May 12,
at 11 a.m. The featured children’s books during this storytime will be I’ve Loved You Since Forever by Hoda Kotb and Everything is Mama by Jimmy Fallon, with fun activities to follow. Admission is free. Visit barnesandnoble.com or call your local store for more details.
The Gate City will host Nashua Family Day on Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at North Common Park (near Holman Stadium, 67 Amherst St., Nashua). The event will feature a full afternoon’s worth of baseball clinics and Wiffle ball games for both elementary and middle-school aged kids with several local high school players and coaches, followed by a home run derby at 3 p.m., during which players will be eligible for fun prizes. The event is also a great opportunity to check out the newly renovated Sargent Ave. Playground. Visit nashuanh.gov. Also in Nashua, the next Lil’ Iguana Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Nashua South High School (36 Riverside St.). The event focuses on health and fitness, safety and literacy for children and offers live entertainment, costumed characters, bounce houses, an obstacle course, vendors, a coloring contest and more. The first 1,000 attendees will receive a giveaway bag. Admission is $1 per person. Visit liliguanausa.org/ffd-may or call 881-9805.
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Though I have been able to do a few things in the garden, the soil is wet and easily compacted, so I can’t do much until it dries out. Many of my flower beds are 6 feet or more deep (from front to back).This means I can’t stand on the lawn and reach to the back to remove leaves or sticks. I don’t want to walk into the beds and risk compacting the soil. Plants get their oxygen through their roots, and compacted soil has little space for air. The solution? I place a plank on the soil and walk on that. It spreads out my weight. I generally advise gardeners to wait until the lawn gets green before raking out the sand and dirt that was dumped by the snowplows. I say this because dormant grass is easily pulled up by vigorous raking. But this year I had a lot of sand, and I feared the mess would choke out large sections of lawn near the road. So I used a plastic rake, and raked gently, and I was able to clean up with very little damage to the lawn. Other chores? If you have decorative grasses in your perennial border, it is important to cut back last year’s stems now, before new growth occurs. I don’t cut back decorative grasses in the fall: I like to see them standing up in the snow, waving in the winter wind. I have a big clump of tall maiden grass, a variety called Morning Light. Last year it had started growing before I got around to cutting it back, and there was no way to remove the bottom 8 inches of unsightly dead grass. This year I cut it back low to the ground early and won’t have that problem. Hand pruners work best for cutting back the stems. The moles and voles always make a mess of the lawn, digging up soil and leaving lumps and squiggles of soil they displaced in winter. I’ve been cleaning that up now, too. I have an aluminum grain scoop that is 14 inches across and very lightweight. I use a short-tined rock rake to dislodge the lumps and get them onto my shovel. I consider this soil a gift from the rodents. It is good soil that I use to fill holes and top-up raised beds that need some added topsoil. Although I know people have already started their peas and spinach, my soil is awfully cold for them. Yes, you can plant the seeds when the soil is 50 degrees, but waiting until it is 60 degrees makes sense to me. Seeds germinate much more quickly in warmer soil, so there is less chance of the seeds rotting. A soil thermometer is not an expensive item and will last a lifetime. I have a few, and they all have dials like old-fashioned oven thermometers. The sensor is right on the tip. Keep that in mind when checking soil temperatures. If you push the tip down 6 inches, the
soil will be cold at this time of year, but you are not planting seeds that deep. Instead measure the soil temperature an inch down, which means holding the thermometer upright for a couple of minutes while it adjusts. Otherwise it will fall over — hence the impulse to push it down deep. Near the end of April I moved my cold frame out of the barn and into the garden. This is a cedar box with polycarbonate lids that allow sunshine into the box, and hold heat in. The polycarbonate helps diffuse the light, reducing chances of cooking the plants. The lids are on a slant, and open on hinges. After a couple of sunny days the soil inside the box had warmed up, and I planted seeds of lettuce, kale and carrots inside. Once they sprout, I’ll lift the lids a little each sunny day to allow air circulation and to moderate temperatures. The box itself is 8 feet long and 2 feet across. Meanwhile, indoors, I have five flats of seedlings growing under lights. These require daily attention, though not much. I water, and I pluck out or snip off extra seedlings that grow. I want just one tomato plant per cell, for example, though I always plant two per cell just to be sure that I get one to grow. It’s hard to kill a cute little tomato plant, but I know that the survivor will do better if it’s not competing for water and nutrients. Other early plants I have started include lettuce, kale, purple cauliflower, three kinds of flowers and Happy Rich. Happy Rich is a non-heading broccoli I get from Johnny’s Seeds. It produces the equivalent of side shoots on regular broccoli, but it is quicker to produce, and keeps on cranking out its green blossoms well into the fall. The part we eat is really the buds of its flowers. I have never seen Happy Rich seedlings for sale in a nursery, so I start my own each year. Another recent chore involved taking the straw mulch off my strawberry plants. Once the plants and the new plants started by runners are awake and growing, I’ll cut any runners connected to the mother plant. There will still be frosty nights here, and raw rainy days. But I know the worst is over, and summer is just around the corner. Email email@example.com.
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Dear Donna, I have inherited two hard vintage Lucite handbags from my aunt, who spent some time working for Con Ed in NYC. The brown with gold colored bag had the name Tyrolean, N.Y., on the inside. The gray and clear one says original Rialto, N.Y., on the inside. Can you tell me any history or what these may be worth? They are very stylish and what is old is new again! Deb from East Hampstead Dear Deb, You’re right, what is old can be new again, and very stylish! Your Lucite handbags are sweet and look to be in great condition. That is always a plus for anything collectible. Lucite (a solid see-through plastic) purses have been around since the 1940s. As with everything else in the antiques and collectible market, value depends on who made it, design and condition. Both your
Candia. Free admission. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. • HOOKSETT GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE Featuring a variety of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and house plants, plus raffle items from local businesses and crafters, and master gardeners that will be on hand to answer questions. Sat., June 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. R&R Public Wholesalers, 1371 Hooksett Road, Hooksett. Free admission. Visit hooksettnhgardenclub.org. Crafts Fairs • APPLE COUNTRY CRAFT FAIR Featuring more than 70 juried crafters as well as food provided by the church. Sat., May 19, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3 Peabody Row, Londonderry. Free. Visit stpeterslondonderry. org or call 437-8333.
purses were manufactured in New York, and the names are both very collectible. You can also find them with no maker and those can be valuable as well. The market for Lucite has been up and down over the past 10 to 15 years. But I think we’re about to be in an upswing, so this is good for you. I would say as long as the condition is really good, your purses are probably worth around the $100 to $150 range to a collector or just a stylish person. Donna Welch has spent more than 20 years in the antiques and collectibles field and owns From Out Of The Woods Antique Center in Goffstown (fromoutofthewoodsantiques.com). She is an antiques appraiser and instructor. To find out about your antique or collectible, send a clear photo of the object and information about it to Donna Welch, From Out Of The Woods Antique Center, 465 Mast Road, Goffstown, N.H., 03045. Or email her at email@example.com. Or drop by the shop (call first, 624-8668).
One-time jewelry-making workshops • EARRING MAKING WORKSHOP Tools, techniques and guidance will be provided to create 2 to 3 pairs of earrings in this introductory jewelry class. Sat., May 12, 2 to 4 p.m. League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Nashua Gallery, 98 Main St., Nashua. $23 tuition, plus a $20 to $25 materials fee. Visit nhcrafts.org or call 5958233. • INTRODUCTION TO METAL CLAY This introductory class is for people who are not familiar with metal clay. Metal clay consists of microscopic particles of silver, gold, copper and base metals combined with an organic binder. Participants will have their choice of creating pendants, charms or earrings. Sat., May 19, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Nashua Gallery, 98 Main St.,
Nashua. $46 tuition, plus a $35 materials fee. Visit nhcrafts.org or call 595-8233. Other craft events • ALL WRAPPED UP/WIRE WRAPPING Sea glass, seashells and stones will be twisted and tamed with the basic wire wrapping techniques learned in this workshop. Glass pieces, shells and rocks will be available, or you can bring your own. No experience necessary. Sat., May 12, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Nashua Gallery, 98 Main St., Nashua. $28 tuition, plus a $15 materials fee. Visit nhcrafts.org or call 595-8233. • NEW ENGLAND QUILTS & THE STORIES THEY TELL Learn about antique quilts and quilting, courtesy of presenter Pam Weeks. Sun., May 20, 2 p.m. Deerfield Town Hall, 8 Raymond Road, Deerfield. Free. Visit nhhumanities.org.
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Solar panels on cars a good idea but not practical Dear Car Talk: Is it technologically feasible to utilize a flat solar glass panel over (or as part of) a car roof in order to extend the driving range of By Ray Magliozzi battery-powered cars on sunny days? House roof solar panels are raised and angled to catch the sunlight, but this obviously would not work in an automotive situation because drag coefficient would be increased, thereby resulting in severely diminished economy. I seem to recall that a few years ago, Toyota used solar sunroofs to power an interior fan to ventilate hot interiors in some Prius models while they were parked. Could this technology be adapted in some way to recharge electric vehicle batteries so that driving range would be increased and dependency on plug-in recharging decreased in certain situations? — Michael Not until solar panels get a lot more efficient and cover a lot more of the car’s surface area, Michael. They just can’t produce enough power yet to make a meaningful difference. You need to provide something like
• IN LOVE WITH PAPER: COLLAGE & QUOTATIONS Participants will create collage paintings and decorative compositions using cut and torn papers that will be arranged and attached to paper or boards. Sat., June 2, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Nashua Gallery, 98 Main St., Nashua. $35 tuition, plus a $10 materials fee. Visit nhcrafts. org or call 595-8233. Dance Other dance events • MOTHER’S DAY DANCE PARTY In addition to the dance party, there will be prizes and games, including a bean bag toss and a three-legged race. There will also be concessions provided by Sweet Peaches Candy & Confections and a cash bar with beer and wine for mom and dad. Sat., May 12, 1 to 4 p.m. Rochester Performance & Arts Center, 32 N. Main St., Rochester. $3 per person. Visit rochesteroperahouse.com/rpac or call 948-1099. • ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE Presented by the Monadnock Folklore Society
36,000 watts to power a 50-horsepower electric motor (that’s less than most electric car motors, by the way — the Chevy Bolt’s motor, for example, produces up to 200 horsepower). A typical solar panel, on the other hand, produces about 300 watts. So, if you were willing to park out in the desert for like 10 days, you might be able to fully charge up your EV with one panel. But by then your dashboard would be cracked and melted. Not to mention the Snickers bars in your glove box. I mean, you’re right that any extra power you add to the battery extends its range. It’s just not clear, when you factor in the energy output and the cost of the panel, that it makes economic sense yet. Pretty soon, car panels themselves — roofs, hoods, trunks — will be able to be coated with a solar collection film. That will multiply the potential collection area. And over time, solar collectors themselves will get more efficient and be able to produce more energy. And if cars, and batteries, get lighter, that would help, too. So would autonomous cars, which could move around when “parked” to “catch the sun.” Kind of like kids on spring break. But we’re not there yet, Michael. Write back to me in five years, and I’ll
with the theme “Dance Around Monadnock.” Beginners and singles are welcome and all dances are taught throughout the session. Sun., May 20, 2 to 5 p.m. Nelson Town Hall, 7 Nelson Common Road, Nelson. $10 admission. Visit monadnockfolk.org or call 876-4211. Special folk dances • ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE Dave Bateman leads the dances with music by Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner and Jean Monroe. Beginners and singles welcome. Sun., May 13, 6 to 9 p.m. West St. Ward House, 41 West St., Concord. $10. Visit nhecds.org or call 934-2543. • CONTRA DANCE Featuring caller Tod Whittemore with music by Jordan TirrellWysocki and Sue Hunt. Beginners, singles and families are welcome. Sat., May 19, 8 to 11 p.m. East Concord Community Center, 18 Eastman St., Concord. $7 general admission, $5 for ages 15 to 25 and free for ages 15 and under. Visit homepage.nhvt.net/dwh/contra.htm or call 225-4917.
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Festivals & Fairs Events • NEW HAMPSHIRE RENAISSANCE FAIRE The Faire features knights, belly dancers, games, jousters, music, unicorn rides, comedy acts and more. Saturdays and Sundays, May 12 and 13 and May 19 and 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Brookvale Pines Farm, 80 Martin Road, Fremont. $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, veterans and kids ages 5 to 12, and free for kids 4 and under. Visit nhrenfaire.com. • DANDELION FESTIVAL Celebrate the dandelion plant, explore the health benefits through exhibits and sampling bitters, cordials, wine, root beer and tea. Understand honey bee care and how important the dandelion is to their survival. Sat., May 19, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth. $10 for ages 11 and up, $5 for ages 5 to 10 and free for ages 4 and under. Visit remickmuseum.org or call 323-7591. • HUDSON LIONS CLUB SEMI-ANNUAL PSYCHIC FAIR Several psychics, with a variety of skills and talents, will
update you on the progress. Dear Car Talk: I have a 2005 Pontiac Vibe with 63,000 miles on it. I bought it new and have had regular maintenance performed at the place of purchase. I recently took it in for an oil change, and was told that there is oil on top of the motor. They said the manifold needs to be replaced, for about $435. I took it to an independent garage that we have gone to for years, and they said it is the head gasket, and is about $1,500-$2,000 to repair. Why would this happen to my car? I am a 78-year-old woman who does not hot-rod her car. Who should I believe? It is not dripping oil on my garage floor. The mechanic at the independent garage said to keep an eye on the oil and add when needed. Help! — Ann I’d be tempted to take the advice of your independent mechanic, Ann, and just keep an eye on your oil level and top it up when necessary. You don’t say how often you’ve had to add oil so far. That’s a key piece of information. If you have to add a quart every 1,500 miles, then there’s no urgency at all, and you can just keep an eye on it — perhaps for years. If you’re adding a quart every 500 miles, then some more investigation would make sense.
be in attendance. Readings are individual and are 15 minutes long. In addition to psychics, numerous vendors will be on site, plus a light lunch at the snack bar. Sat., May 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hudson Community Center, 12 Lions Ave., Hudson. Call 320-3614. Misc Pet events • GARDEN PAW-TY The event is an annual dinner and auction, also featuring the “Pet’s Choice Awards,” to benefit the Humane Society for Greater Nashua. Sun., June 3, 5:30 p.m. Courtyard Marriott Event Center, 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua. $65 per person. Visit hsfn.org or call 889-2275 ext. 27 Workshops • NEWS RELEASE WRITING WORKSHOP Instructors Stacy Milbouer and Tom Long will offer proven suggestions on how to stand out by delivering messages about your organization or business quickly, clearly and concisely. Participants will learn how to write releases that are informative, compelling and keep the reader’s interest. Fri.,
So start by monitoring your oil use. Have the guy at the independent shop show you how to check the oil. You’d do it in the morning, before you drive the car. Check it once a week and see how many miles you drive before it gets down to the “ADD” line on the dipstick (meaning you’re down a quart). If it is losing a quart in less than 500 miles, start by getting the engine steamcleaned. Between the wind blowing in through the grille and the general grimy disgustingness of engines, it can be hard to tell exactly where a leak is originating. By cleaning the engine and then checking the area again a week or so later, it can be a lot easier to see what’s actually leaking. If your mechanic has a dye system, he can put a special dye in the oil, and then look for the leak with a blacklight. If not, he can just do his best to trace it to its source. If I had to take a wild guess, I would say the guy who suggested it’s the head gasket is more likely to be right. We see a lot of leaky head gaskets on these cars. I also like his advice to watch and wait. After all, at this age (the car’s, not yours, Ann) there’s no sense in doing anything rash, especially if your garage floor isn’t even getting dirty yet. Visit Cartalk.com.
May 11, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications, 749 E. Industrial Park Drive, Manchester. $50 registration; includes lunch. Visit loebschool.org or call 6270005. • MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY: TIPS, TRICKS & STORAGE Learn how to take better photos with your smartphone or tablet, use filters or edit images, save photos and share them online. Bring your charged phone or tablet. Freelance writer and consultant Jennifer Koerber will be the presenter. Tues., May 15, 2 to 3 p.m. Amherst Town Library, 14 Main St., Amherst. Free. Visit amherstlibrary.org or call 673-2288. • SMARTPHONES FOR SMART PHOTOS This workshop includes two Saturday sessions so that students can learn tricks of the trade in week 1 and have time to practice taking better photos before returning for week 2 to share photos, receive helpful critiques and learn even more techniques. Instructor Debi Rapson will cover the basics, including how to hold the phone and use the elements around you to capture special
images. Saturdays, May 19, and June 2, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications, 749 E. Industrial Park Drive, Manchester. $100 registration covers both sessions, including lunches. Visit loebschool.org or call 627-0005. • FAKE NEWS, LEAKS & BIAS: FREEDOM OF THE PRESS UNDER THE FIRST AMENDMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY This interactive discussion will review significant court decisions from past cases of leaks, “fake” news and claims of biased reporting in the press and discuss how the First Amendment may be applied in these “heated” times. Fri., May 25, 7 to 8 p.m. New Hampshire Telephone Museum, 1 Depot St., Warner. Admission is by donation. Visit nhtelephonemuseum.org or call 456-2234.
Museums & Tours Genealogy events • NEW HAMPSHIRE SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS SPRING MEETING Featuring presenter Blaine Bettinger, known as “The Genetic Genealogist.” His lectures combine traditional technologies and
The 9th annual NH Mama & Baby Expo will be held in the Expo Center of the Manchester Downtown Hotel (700 Elm St.) on Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s the largest event in the Granite State for expectant and new families and aims to connect them to local products, services, education and more through several local vendors, exhibitors and demonstrators. The expo also features several raffles and giveaways, informative workshops, food for sale, and a Cutest Baby in NH photo contest. Tickets are $8 general admission at the door. Visit nhmamaandbabyexpo.com.
modern genealogical research in DNA. Sat., May 19, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Ave., Concord. $35 registration for members and $50 for non-members. Visit nhsog.org. History & museum events • LIVING IN THE JETSON ERA: UAS TECHNOLOGY: CURRENT APPLICATIONS AND WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE FUTURE Rita Hunt, pilot and project lead of Commercial UAS Services, will present. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have been used by the military since the 1960s but only recently have become mainstream and created their own commercial market. Sat., May 12, 11 a.m. Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry. Regular museum admission applies; members receive free admission. Visit aviationmuseumofnewhampshire.org or call 669-4820. • INDIAN WARS OF NEW ENGLAND New York Times best-selling author Michael Tougias will take participants on a historic journey as the colonists and Native Americans fought for control of New England from the Pilgrims’ first arrival to the closing days of the French and Indian Wars. A book signing will follow the program. Tues., May 15, 7 p.m. Merrimack Public Library, 470 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack. Free. Visit michaeltougias.com. • SWEDISH HISTORY COMES ALIVE: THE LIFE & DEATH OF KING CHARLES XII OF SWEDEN This program will be presented by local historian Mike Glaeser. Learn about the exploits and the mysterious death of King Charles XII of Sweden. See artifacts from the period, including a full Swedish infantry uniform. Sat., May 19, 2 p.m. Derry Public Library, 64 E. Broadway, Derry. Free. Visit derrypl.org or call 432-6140.
• AVIATION MUSEUM OF NH FLY-IN AND BBQ Bring your antique car, motorcycle, railroad car, etc. Hangar door opens at 11 a.m. to the public and a barbecue lunch will be served at noon. Sat., June 9. Nashua Jet Aviation, Hangar 81, 83 Perimeter Road, Nashua. $25 for museum members and $30 for non-members; $10 for kids under 16 and free for kids under 5. Visit aviationmuseumofnh.org or call 669-4820. Nature & Gardening Gardening & farming events & workshops • SUCCULENT ARRANGEMENT WORKSHOPS All materials for one basic terrarium will be included (a glass piece, drainage stones, soil, directions for plant care, and three small succulent or sedum plants). Plant enthusiasts, beginners and serial plant killers are welcome. Saturdays, May 19, June 16 and July 21, 4 to 5 p.m. Studio 550 Community Art Center, 550 Elm St., Manchester. $35 per person; workshops are limited to 12 participants. Visit 550arts.com or call 232-5597. Nature art & photography • NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP Concord Monitor photo editor Geoff Forester will review techniques used to make meaningful and inspiring photos of nature, with an emphasis on how they can be used by the casual photographer. Participants will travel to the nearby Audubon Center and Massabesic Lake to take photos, then return to the school to display and edit images. Students should bring digital cameras and wear comfortable clothing for the outing. Sophisticated camera equipment is not needed, but a SLR camera is preferred. Sat., May 12, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications, 749 E. Industrial Park Drive, Manchester. $50 registration; includes lunch. Visit loebschool.org or call 627-0005.
Sports & Recreation Bike events & races • FREE BICYCLE REPAIRS Volunteers from the Gate City Bike Co-Op will provide free minor repairs and adjustments to help you get your bicycle back on the road. They will adjust brakes and shifters, pump up tires and replace tubes. If it rains or if the temperature is predicted to be below 50 degrees, the repair clinics will be cancelled. Sat., May 12, 1 to 4 p.m. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Free. Visit nashualibrary.org or call 589-4610. Golf events • 14TH ANNUAL FORE PAWS GOLF CLASSIC Proceeds from this golf tournament benefit the Salem Animal Rescue League. Sat., June 2; doors open at 12:30 p.m., shotgun starts at 1:30 p.m., then dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Windham Country Club, 1 Country Club Road, Windham. $140 registration per person; includes a pre-game hot dog lunch, individual golfer gifts, raffles, prizes, an auction and dinner. Visit sarlnh.org. Runs/walks/races • 16TH ANNUAL ROCK ‘N RACE RUN/WALK The race is presented by Merrimack County Savings Bank and benefits Concord Hospital’s Payson Center for Cancer Care patients and their families. Thurs., May 17, 6 p.m. Downtown, Concord. Visit rocknrace.org or call 225-2711 ext. 3076. • 20TH ANNUAL WALK AGAINST HUNGER Proceeds benefit New Horizons for New Hampshire, which operates as a soup kitchen, food pantry and emergency shelter facility. Sun., May 20, noon. Veteran’s Memorial Park, 723 Elm St., Manchester. Visit newhorizonsnh.org or call 668-1877.
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hands-on training throughWhat’s the best piece of out the field. And I wasn’t work-related advice anyone’s limited to just one disciever given you? pline. … I would go on to I think the best piece of advice get a degree in mechaniI got was when I was a very young man first coming inside cal engineering just to help me [on] the design side of to work as a manager within a things. … It was [an assoshop. And that was have a Plan ciate’s degree] for HVAC B. Nothing in this business goes engineering. … Certifias planned, usually. cations came along. For What do you wish you’d instance, I’m a licensed known at the beginning of plumber, pipefitter, I’m Darrell “Britt” Britton. your career? a U.S. certified welder. Just about everything you can have for If I could go back, I think I would go and licenses I’ve obtained at one time or learn more of the higher education. I think that I would have [learned] a lot more about engianother. neering than what I’ve learned the hard way. How did you find your job? It’s funny. I was essentially getting What is your typical at-work uniform? ready to retire, and at that point a friend of Typically, it’s business casual. A buttonmine had said that [Fulcrum president] Jeff down shirt, a pair of khakis. And, at times, a [Luter] was looking possibly to have an sports coat. MEP person in New Hampshire. There are several of them for the bigger companies, What was the first job you ever had? but in New Hampshire they’re virtually The very first job I ever had, and that was unknown. And he felt as though the type going way back, I was cleaning the inside of of work he was getting into required more oil tanks. — Ryan Lessard MEP background than probably they had here. … This was close to home and it was What are you really into right now? a nice fit all the way around, so I acceptI build hot rods and I also am a pilot and I ed the job.
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• Taco Tour results: With more than 60 participating local restaurants in its biggest year yet, at least 30,000 taco lovers descended on Elm Street for the eighth annual Hippo de Mayo Taco Challenge, and the results for the best taco are in. The Gyro Spot (1073 Elm St., Manchester) won the People’s Choice award for its Opa Barbacoa taco, which featured barbacoa beef, tzatziki sauce and Greek pico de gallo. It’s the restaurant’s fifth People’s Choice award in a row, and sixth award overall (they also won the Judge’s Choice in 2013). Firefly American Bistro & Bar (22 Concord St., Manchester) received the People’s Choice honorable mention for its Bacon Me Crazy taco, which featured seasoned chicken, bacon, cheddar, and chipotle-lime crema. For the Judge’s Choice, this year’s winner was Cheddar & Rye (889 Elm St.) for its Venom, a grilled cheese sloppy joe taco. Taking home the Judge’s Choice honorable mentions were Club Manchvegas (50 Old Granite St., Manchester), Portland Pie Co. (786 Elm St., Manchester) and Strange Brew Tavern (88 Market St., Manchester). The Gyro Spot and Cheddar & Rye each received $1,000 to donate to charities of their choices: the Alzheimer’s Association and Maggie’s Beat, respectively. • Triple Elm opens in Sandown: A new business featuring coffees, espresso drinks, ice cream and more sourced from local businesses is now open. Triple Elm Coffee & Ice Cream held its grand opening at 323 Main St. in Sandown on May 3, next door to Bruchetti’s Pizza. According to owner Dave Valence, all of the coffee comes from The Coffee Factory in Derry, and they also have more than 25 regular flavors of ice cream, plus three rotating special flavors, that come from Memories Ice Cream in Kingston. The 16-seat combination coffee shop and ice cream parlor, which has been about a year in the making, also has outdoor patio seating. The menu features allday breakfast sandwiches, muffins, English muffins, bagels and croissants in addition to the coffees. For ice cream, you can order cups and cones, or have them as waffle bowl sundaes, brownie sundaes, cookie sundaes or banana splits. A few flavors of sorbet, frozen yogurt, fresh smoothies and fountain drinks like frappes, root beer floats, coffee floats, lime rickeys and lemonades are also available. Valence said the shop takes its name from a nearby property that was once known 40
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After winning three preliminary regional events held across the state last month, three New Hampshire bartenders will showcase their mixology talents and face off to create the best-tasting cocktail during the Mixology Shakedown cocktail party and competition. The second annual Shakedown, presented by the Hippo and O Steaks & Seafood, will be held on Monday, May 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the restaurant’s Concord location. The event is open to the public and features a night of hors d’oeuvres, cocktail samples and chances to see some of the state’s best mixologists in action. The winner of the competition will receive a $1,000 cash prize and the title of Mixology Shakedown champion for 2018. Competing in this year’s event will be Rebecca Paine from Fireworks Restaurant in Keene, James LaPlante from The Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa in Jackson and Timeena Hartford from Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Cafe in Portsmouth. Event coordinator Roxanne Macaig said all three will be utilizing West Cork Bourbon Cask Irish whiskey to make their cocktails in large batches for all the attendees to taste. “It’s a really fun event. You get to try all of the cocktails from the finalists and vote for your favorite one,” Macaig said. “There’s also a Judge’s Award, and the judges are tasting the cocktails blind, not knowing who created them.” Macaig said the Shakedown is a fun night out and a great way to see what goes into the process of creating craft cocktails with what you have at your disposal. “These mixologists use fresh ingredients, and there are some really amazing techniques that are used,” she said. “They may use simple syrups from botanicals, or [add] egg whites to the cocktails to make them frothy and rich.” Reached by phone at West Cork Distillers in Ireland, which produces the Bourbon Cask whiskey to be used during the shakedown, co-founder John 2nd annual Mixology Shakedown When: Monday, May 14, 6 to 9 p.m. Where: O Steaks & Seafood, 11 S. Main St., Concord Cost: $30 per person. Tickets are limited; purchase them online Visit: magicfoodsrestaurantgroup.com/ home/calendar
O’Connell said the drink’s high malt content and flavor make it a great choice to mix craft cocktails with. “It has a blend of 75 percent grain and 25 percent malt, and both components are aged in first-fill bourbon casks … which gives it a lovely smooth vanilla and caramel flavor,” O’Connell said. “The spirit itself is a very nice malty drink with citrus and green orchard fruit and a slight spice undertone, which we think makes for a very amenable and approachable whiskey.” West Cork Distillers was formed in 2003 by O’Connell and Dennis and Ger McCarthy, two of his friends who were former fishermen and interested in doing something different with their lives. Today, they distribute their whiskey to about 65 countries around the world. According to O’Connell, West Cork is
one of only two distilleries in the country to exclusively use Irish grown grain for the production of its whiskey. They also use Irish spring water and malt some of their own barley. In addition to the cocktails the mixologists will be making, Macaig said a featured cocktail at the restaurant that day, also using West Cork’s Bourbon Cask, will be available for $5. A portion of the ticket sales from the Shakedown will benefit The Friendly Kitchen, a pantry that provides hot meals in Concord. “What’s cool is that they’ll be making their cocktails in front of everyone, so you’ll be able to see those techniques in action and then taste the sensation,” Macaig said. “The crafting is just phenomenal, too. There are so many nuances, and you see the diversity of the spirit.”
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A new family-owned eatery in Candia is offering a reimagined take on classic Italian dishes like rustic pizzas and specialty pastas, plus an extensive selection of Italian wines and house-made desserts like tiramisu and chocolate ricotta cheesecake. Cello’s Farmhouse Italian is an 82-seat restaurant and bar that opened on April 2, in the former space of Pasquale’s Ristorante, which closed that location a year ago. An adjoining dining and wine tasting room at Cello’s are on track to open later this summer, according to owner Vicki Baer. The name comes both from the family’s love of limoncello and from the influence of local farms for both the food and the décor, which includes custom-made booths, ceramic wood look tiles and donated farm barn wood installed on the walls. Baer said the menu is completely new and different from the Neapolitan style that was featured at Pasquale’s. “We’re more on the Sicilian side of the food,” she said. “Our meatballs for the spaghetti and meatballs are a straight beef product, and then we’ve also got your classic dishes, so your chicken Parm, your eggplant Parm, your veal Parm. The Marsala dishes and the pork osso bucco are also very popular.” Appetizers include mussels, stuffed mushrooms, shrimp scampi dip, fried mozzarella cheese bites with a pomodoro sauce, and bruschetta with roma tomatoes, fresh basil, onion, garlic and olive oil. You can choose from salads like roasted beet and goat cheese, caprese or Caesar. Baer’s son Cameron trains employees for the pizza and salad preparations and other behind-the-scenes operations. Because the restaurant space was built around it, rustic pizzas are cooked in the same Stefano Ferrara wood-fired pizza oven that was at Pasquale’s, but Baer said the menu features new specialty toppings. All pizzas are cooked in about 3 to 4 minutes in temperatures that reach up to 650 degrees, and you can try toppings like shrimp scampi (garlic oil, shrimp, oven roasted tomatoes, a blend of mozzarella and provolone cheeses and scampi sauce), funghi (with mushrooms, grilled artichokes and a mozzarella and provolone blend) or aragosta mostro (with chunks of lobster meat, bacon, mozzarella, provolone and green onions). But more traditional flavors like margherita and classic pepperoni are available as well, or you can create your own. For other specialty Italian dishes, there is cavatelli bolognese, short rib with a creamy
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There are some big things happening at Hermit Woods Winery in Meredith. Food & Wine Magazine included them in its 2017 wine guide list as one of America’s 500 top wineries. In the 2017 Thanksgiving issue, the editor of Food & Wine Magazine selected their Petite Blue wine as the “Best Craft Beverage in New Hampshire.” And their two most popular wines, Petite Blue and Winnipesaukee Rosé, are now available in New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlets. It has been impressive to watch this winery grow from what was co-founder Bob Manley’s former master bedroom out of his house in Sanbornton to their current space in downtown Meredith. Not only were they able to redo the space into the welcoming tasting room that it is, but now they have much more room for storage. However, with success comes popularity, and that means they need to make a lot more wine! A lot has changed since the winery was founded in 2011. In fact, they now see more than 8,000 visitors every year. According to a winery-issued press release, all of this has led to an increase in demand, with the owners having to figure out a way to keep up with it. They worked on two new custom fermenters with a company in New York. It took months, but the tanks were delivered in early February. They also added 16 French oak barrels to their cellar, accounting for an additional 1,000 gallons of wine storage. “We have been very pleased with how well our wine is being received and honored by Food & Wine Magazine’s recognition. The addition of the two new tanks and 16 new barrels adds over 4,000 gallons of capacity. We hope this new capacity will ensure we no longer run out of our two most popular wines,” Manley said in the press release. Because of the size of the tanks, a catwalk needed to be built so they could access the top of the tanks. The tanks and additional barrels mean that co-founder and winemaker Ken Hardcastle will have more control over the fermentation process, which is good news for any vintner. “These tanks were designed with my specific fermentation needs for our Petite Blue and Winnipesaukee Rosé, making it possible to further improve upon these and other wines we produce,” Hardcastle said in the press release. “The increased cooperage space will allow more of our wines to benefit from the barrel aging process. Needless
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Jewell Towne Vineyards in South Hampton re-opened on April 28 after a winter break. Their new hours are Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. They have been busy over the winter fermenting and bottling their 2017 vintage wines, and have my favorite, South Hampton Red, back in stock. Head over to the tasting room at 65 Jewell St. and visit their winery mascot, Cimmi the cat.
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MUSIC, BOOKS, GAMES, COMICS, MOVIES, DVDS, TV AND MORE Black Moth Super Rainbow, Filled Spaces (Rad Cult Records)
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I know I mentioned this record last week, but you’ll have to forgive my quick dismissal of it; it’s hard to judge any band by one single (not that anything here would be considered a “single” in a normal universe, but then again it’s a weird world, and the funereal retro-techno-glitch these guys favor is pretty much par for the course in a lot of commercially aimed soundtracking). This isn’t to say I flipped my lid over it, but this Pittsburghbased electro foursome does have some modicum of originality, characterized by woozy, staticky, Nintendo-sounding keyboards, eight-bit drums and the odd acoustic guitar, over which mononymed frontman Tobacco vocoders and half-whispers his eerie messaging — the vocal effect recalls Nivek from Skinny Puppy after drinking a nice cup of warm milk. If you’re a pedant, the genre is lo-fi indietronica, but these guys do go beyond that — it doesn’t sound as hellishly cheap as that might evoke. They do put extra effort into the lost, swirly buffering. B — Eric W. Saeger
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This isn’t in my sweet spot at all, just your normal singer-songwriter stuff that has so much competition these days it’s like Frodo trying to keep the ring from 90 Gollums. What separates this Dublinbased crooner (is it hilariously un-hip to call someone a “crooner” now, not that I ever have before this?) from his sea of competitors is that a lot of people are rooting for him. Granted, the support comes mostly from the NME crowd in the U.K. press, but broken clocks are right twice a day, and who wouldn’t look past the disposability of these uneventful Guster/Ben Folds/Conor Oberst doodles if they knew how long Crowley and his brother Evan have toiled away at this. We’re talking (is it hilariously un-hip to preface a sentence with “we’re talking” yet, not that I ever have before this?) 20 years of hardscrabble busking and writing whenever they could fit in some time between service-industry work, and yeah, I figure you know someone dealing with the same, but Crowley gets bonus points for getting this done while raising toddler triplets. So if you’ve got a weakness for jangly, piano-doonking commercial pop that has no hope whatsoever of getting yuuuge, by all means, pay the man. B- — Eric W. Saeger
PLAYLIST A seriously abridged compendium of recent and future CD releases • Don’t know much about my science book, don’t know much about the French I took, but I do know that I never cared about British soundsystem duo Simian Mobile Disco because I always found their electronica to be… uh, what’s the phrase – unbelievably boring. But now I cannot escape, and nor can thou, because at the top of my agenda for this week is their sixth album, Murmurations, due out May 11. Back in the Awful Aughts, when I actually had to care about deephouse-ish techno like this in order to have money to buy food, these guys were one of the more bitter pills for me to swallow, but apparently they’re “on about” new influences, including “Bulgarian choir music and Cocteau Twins.” Can you hardly wait, I sure can’t, let’s go listen to this mindless slop. “Caught in a Wave” is the single, and it doesn’t sound like mindless slop at first, more like awesome tech-house slop, a la Above & Beyond. There’s some faraway orchestral looping going on, then some tribal chanting, then a softened-up dance beat that isn’t bad, kind of progressive, actually. I wish bands would let me know that they’ve stopped sucking before I start writing them up. • Guh. Here’s another British bad memory from the past, Arctic Monkeys, who are still around, or so says this thing here, which claims they have a forthcoming new LP titled Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. Why am I totally uncool and dissin’ on the ‘Keys? I dunno, maybe their middle-of-the-road sports-bar-indie made me think of the time the Red Lobster waiter brought me some soggy french fries while Arctic Monkeys music was playing overhead, or maybe it’s because Pitchfork wouldn’t shut up about them back when they were nobodies, which is where they should have stayed. I’m at YouTube looking for the single, wait, here it … no, it’s a stupid 46-second snippet. Starts out all trancey, like Oakenfold or Tiesto, then it becomes buzzy and stupid, like Justice but idiotic. Yes, your five-year wait between albums is over, “Arcty” fans: you’ve just won yourself some microwaved techno! • Grumble, grumble, “The Sea and Cake,” what kind of name is that for a band? They’re from Chicago, and their new LP is titled Any Day. They like jazz and post-rock, which means this should be good, or at least something that isn’t as “postmodern” as zydeco played on kazoos and warped flutophones. Hm, someone from Tortoise plays with this band, go tell your hipster friends, so they can say “oh wow” in bored deadpan tones. There’s a single called “Harps” that sounds like Klaxons trying to be ’80s, comprising a cheap but not-entirely-loathsome dance-techno fractal with Bon Iver vocals. I rate it “Above Eh.” • Gather ‘round, children, it’s Charlie Puth, the pop artist who rose to fame via YouTube. He has perfect pitch, and he had a No. 1 single for a song he and Wiz Khalifa contributed to the Furious 7 soundtrack. This singing Millennial’s new album, Voicenotes, is due May 11. The album’s leadoff single, “If You Leave Me Now,” features Boyz II Men, and it sounds it. — Eric W. Saeger
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As project director and filmmaker for the Institute of Disability at the University of New Hampshire, Dan Habib has explored many issues surrounding disability. When his son Samuel, who lives with cerebral palsy, started high school, Habib began contemplating a new issue that has received little attention: how people with disabilities experience the transition from high school to college or a career. That became the premise for his latest documentary film, Intelligent Lives, which makes its New Hampshire debut on Monday, May 14, at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. The biggest challenge people with intellectual disabilities face, Habib said, is having their intelligence judged by IQ and standardized testing. In his research for the film, he found discouraging statistics stating that, of the 6.5 million Americans with intellectual disability, only 17 percent of students with intellectual disabilities are included in regular education, 40 percent will graduate from high school, and 15 percent are employed. “If you look at how narrowly we define intelligence as a society, you’ll see that there is no way to measure intelligence as it relates to a person’s value and potential to contribute meaningfully to the world,” Habib said. “I realized I needed to find paradigm shifters ... people who scored poorly on their IQ [tests], but are doing amazing things in the world.” Intelligent Lives follows three young adults with intellectual disabilities who challenge the idea of intelligence: Naieer, a talented visual artist attending public high school in Dorchester, Mass.; Micah, a student and assistant teacher at Syracuse University; and Naomie, who attends Empire Beauty School in Rhode Island as she works toward getting her first paid job. The film is shot in observational style, following the three subjects through various life events like Micah’s first date, Naomie’s first day of her internship and Naieer having his artwork exhibited at Boston University. “I never ask people to pose,” Habib said. “I try to capture real moments in people’s lives as they unfold and weave that into a film.” Their stories are brought into context by Academy Award-winning actor Chris Cooper, who narrates the film through the lens of his own story about his son Jesse, who lived with cerebral palsy and
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I loved this book. An American Marriage is a beautiful and intense story about love, race, and deciding what it is that really constitutes a marriage. Roy and Celestial are introduced to each other by Andre (Dre), Celestial’s childhood friend. All are strong and independent people. Roy and Celestial soon become a young married couple — she’s a doll maker, he is a young business executive. The perfect couple. Then Roy, a black man, is convicted of a crime he swears he didn’t commit. By the time he’s released from prison after five years, his wife is quite naturally a different woman living a life Roy couldn’t have ever imagined with Dre. Ultimately, An American Marriage is a twisted love story woven around tragedy. It’s also a story about what marriage is, what can strain it, and how the union can be managed when things don’t go as expected. At times painfully bittersweet and at other times almost comical, this story uses a combination of first-person accounts and personal letters written between the characters while Roy is in prison. You get to hear what’s going on from the individual points of view. This writing technique provides an addictive and measured unraveling of the story. We learn bit by bit what makes the characters tick and why they act the way they do. The characters in this story are messy, and even at times unlikeable. Roy, Celestial and Dre all hurt and are in serious pain — it’s complicated. But through Jones’ skillful writing, you stick with the story (even though you want to cuff some of the characters on the ear and ask, “what were you thinking?”) Page after page you desperately want to know what happens to these flawed and yet earnest and very real people. What is it they want? What will they be willing to do to achieve it? At what price? You turn the page. “I married Roy Othaniel Hamilton, whom I met for the first time when I was in college. Our connection wasn’t immediate. He considered himself a playboy in those days, and even at age nineteen, I was not one to play with.” The title of this book feels appropriate. This is not a story about an American marriage where a happy family with happy children gather each Sunday for a grilled dinner in the backyard with their happy neighbors. Instead An American Marriage is about idealistic youth, independence, racism, lives lost, and what family and love mean to those involved
in the relationships. This is about a new kind of American marriage, one that’s emerged from the dark side of social injustice and one that is painful to follow. With each personal letter and chapter, you are drawn into what you suspect will be the inevitable huge crash. There are no brakes in this book; you are propelled page by page until its conclusion (which I didn’t see coming — another indication of good writing.) Jones’ writing is crisp, elegant and at times poetic. There’s not a page or even a paragraph that doesn’t move the plot forward. It’s tight. Every word counts and yet the author manages to clearly show characters’ emotions and personal struggles. If you appreciate good writing, this book will be a pleasure to read. An American Marriage is an Oprah Winfrey Book Club 2018 Selection. Oprah suggests that you read this book with another person or in a book club group as you will desperately want to discuss the themes and events with others (can you believe that Roy?). I must agree, An American Marriage compels you to evaluate and think about what is going on in the book, as well as what is going on in our society. It’s an excellent book that makes you think outside of the pages and that’s exactly what this one does. Jones also wrote Silver Sparrow, another book about family deception and complicity. She’s very good about effectively writing with tremendous emotion, compassion and insight about the messy human dynamics that occur within families. An American Marriage is a compelling story that will grab you in the first few pages and it won’t release its grip on you long after you’ve turned the last page. This is a story that you could easily give up sleep for — well worth the read. A — Wendy E. N. Thomas
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• Dinosaur party: Local children’s authors Deborah Bruss and Matt Forrest Esenwine will be at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Saturday, May 12, at 11 a.m. for a book signing and special storytime featuring their new collaborative book, Don’t Ask a Dinosaur. The book is about a party that goes wildly awry when a pack of dinosaurs with unique physical attributes tries to help set up. Visit gibsonsbookstore. com or call 224-0562. • Poetry slam qualifiers: Slam Free or Die will host a poetry open mike and the first 2018 Individual World Poetry Slam Open Qualifying Slam on Thursday, May 10, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Stark Brewing Co. (500 N. Commercial St., Manchester). Over the course of the summer, Slam Free or Die will hold five open slams to select who will represent New Hampshire at the Individual World Poetry Slam in San Diego in October, where more than 70 poets from around the world will compete. The slam will consist of three-, two- and one-minute rounds. The top two finishers from each slam will go on to the state finals. Doors open and sign-ups for the open mike start at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. There is a $3 cover for this all-ages show. Visit facebook.com/ slamfreeordie. • Italian stories: The Bedford Italian Cultural Society welcomes storyteller John Sanders at the Bedford Public Library (3 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford) on Thursday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. Sanders will translate and tell the stories of Italian writer Gianni Rodari, which have been translated into every major language except English. Visit bics-nh.org. — Angie Sykeny Books Author Events • KATHY BRODSKY Children’s book author visits. Thurs., May 10, 4 p.m. Toadstool Bookshop, 614 Nashua St., Milford. Visit kathybrodsky.com. • DAVID MOORE Author presents Small Town, Big Oil. Thurs., May 10, 6:30 p.m. RiverRun Bookstore, 142 Fleet St., Portsmouth. Visit riverrunbookstore. com or call 431-2100. • DEBORAH BRUSS AND MATT FORREST ESENWINE Authors present Don’t Ask a Dinosaur. Sat., May 12, 11 a.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562. • AARON BECKER Author presents A Stone for Sascha. Mon., May 14, 5:30 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord. Visit gibsonsbookstore. com or call 224-0562. • ELIZABETH MARSHALL THOMAS Author presents The Hidden Life of Life. Sat., May 19, 2 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S.
Main St., Concord. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562. • REEVE LINDBERGH Author presents Two Lives. Wed., May 30, 5:30 p.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562. Lectures & discussions • SPRING BOOK RETREAT Discuss The Age of Innocence. Sat., June 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua. Visit nashualibrary. org. Other • JOHN SANDERS Storyteller presents at Bedford Italian Cultural Society monthly meeting. Thurs., May 17, 6:30 p.m. Bedford Public Library, 3 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford. Visit bicsnh.org. • LONG STORY SHORT: CHANGES Storytelling event. Wed., June 13, 7 p.m. 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth. $5. Visit 3sarts.org.
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POP CULTURE FILM REVIEWS BY AMY DIAZ
A mother of three, including a newborn, gets some relief when she is gifted a night nanny in Tully, a funny but honest look at a slice of motherhood.
When we first meet Marlo (Charlize Theron), she is near the end of her pregnancy with her third child and already exhausted. Her son Jonah (Asher Miles Fallica) is, as is often repeated, a “great kid” but “quirky” — the actual meaning of which clearly worries Marlo. He is having a tough time in kindergarten and may need an expensive personal aide or another school all together. Her oldest, daughter Sarah (Lia Frankland), seems to be a little lost in the shuffle and is, as Marlo later explains, starting to be hard on herself with regard to school work. Marlo’s husband Drew (Ron Livingston) seems to be equally exhausted and while willing to help Marlo, he’s also clearly not sure how to help. He retreats each night into a video game, pulling on earphones that seem to shut him off. We get hints that Marlo had a difficult post-maternity period with Jonah. Hoping to help her keep her bearings during her difficult newborn time, Marlo’s brother Craig (Mark Duplass) offers her a present: a night nanny. The night nanny, for those who have never spent hours fantasizing about such a creature, is a person who comes to your house to watch your newborn baby while you sleep. This person changes diapers, burps the baby and puts the baby back to bed and either feeds him or brings him to the exhausted mom to nurse and then whisks the baby away, to leave the mother to fall asleep immediately after feeding. Marlo’s reaction to the idea is initially dismissive (a stranger in your house? bonding with your baby? coming in to your bedroom?) but after Mia is born and Marlo essentially has a meltdown in the principal’s office of her kids’ school, she decides to call her. And thus Tully (Mackenzie Davis) arrives. Tully is not a traditional nanny; she’s there for the night, so she shows up late (probably 10 p.m. or so) and leaves early (probably 6 a.m.), when the kids and often Drew are in bed. Marlo might have her reservations about leaving such a person, particularly the chipper hippie that is Tully, with Mia but perhaps exhaustion wins out and so she goes to bed. When she wakes up the in morning, she is shocked to find a clean house and feel well-rested enough that “it’s like I can see color again,” as she tells Drew. After subsequent nights she awakens to find freshly made nut-free cupcakes and flowers in vases. Because a good-night’s sleep and a clean house is a glorious fantasy but not all that HIPPO | MAY 10 - 16, 2018 | PAGE 48
exciting, narratively speaking, for a movie, I don’t think it’s a spoiler to say that as the story unfolds we will find out exactly what Tully’s deal is, indeed that there will need to be a deal with Tully for this story to be something. Is she, as Marlo once feared, the villain in a Lifetime movie? Is she a Mary Poppins/Nanny McPhee-like bringer of order and life balance? The way the movie unfolds what her deal is works pretty well, I think. It lends itself to a good character arc and an examination of this particular slice of life (young children plus newborn) for a woman and her family. Theron’s character is the focus of the story and to some degree the viewfinder through which we see this world. At some point after the comment about color, I started to wonder if the movie was in fact playing a bit with how we saw colors and details to kind of highlight Theron’s moods and energy level. If so, it’s subtle and a nice touch in a movie that is overall very good at letting us see what this life is like for Marlo while still giving us a sense of what the situation looks like from the outside. Though Livingston and Davis do good work throughout, it’s really Theron on whom the movie rests and she seems to have dug into this part with gusto. I say this as a compliment: she looks terrible — wonderfully, gloriously, realistically terrible. It perfectly captures the feel of this particular phase of motherhood — sweaty, always somewhat milk-covered and exhaustion so thorough that no amount of eye make-up is going to make you look awake. It’s perfect! She also perfectly calibrates Marlo’s mix of emotions — all the fierce and loving mother stuff with the scared and anxious mother stuff along with all the stuff about your confusion about your own identity. I feel like a movie released in the trough of May is almost definitely going to be forgotten by awards season but if ever anybody was doing smart, emotion-rich acting that offered a window into a slice of life seldom taken seriously in mainstream movies, this is it. In other words, Theron, Oscar, now.
Tully gets so much right about parenthood, marriage and the fraught time when a family has a newborn. It’s sharply funny, detail-rich and just the right amount of gutpunchingly emotional. A Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity, according to the MPAA. Directed by Jason Reitman with a screenplay by Diablo Cody, Tully is an hour and 34 minutes long and distributed by Focus Features.
The lighthearted 1987 movie about a man who kidnaps a woman with amnesia and forces her to be his maid gets an update in Overboard, a movie that really shouldn’t be or work but is and sort of does.
How in 2018 does a movie get away with some of the messy things it’s doing with consent and ethnicity? Viva la telenovela! Crazy stuff happens on telenovelas all the time — as this movie itself points out. On a telenovela, there are mustache-twirling villains and secret heirs and people in Spanish colonial dress. Look at the movie through this lens, as the movie very directly tells you to do, and this movie is the kind of paperback novel-ish fairy tale where actual societal rules don’t apply. As if to drive the point home, the most villainous character actually looks and dresses like a cartoon villain and hatches a scheme of Jane the Virgin-level bonkersness, telenovelas are on background televisions fairly constantly and everybody in this small town of Elk Cove, Oregon, appears to be bilingual. Kate (Anna Faris) is working two jobs — contract-worker carpet cleaner and pizza delivery — in an attempt to pay for her schooling for a potential third: nursing. She loses the carpet cleaning gig — and the expensive equipment she will now have to pay for — after a service call at a yacht goes bad. Leonardo (Eugenio Derbez), the Mexican playboy who owns the boat, tosses her and her carpet cleaner into the cove after she refuses to be treated shabbily by
him. She does, however, stick around the boat long enough to hear Leonardo talking to his sister Magdalena (Cecilia Suárez), who is angry that Leonardo is about to be gifted the family business by their dying patriarchal father (Fernando Luján). As in the original movie, that night the choppy waters off Elk Cove cause Leonardo to fall off his boat without anyone hearing his calls for help. In the morning, he washes to shore and Kate sees the news report where she learns that he has amnesia and that Magdalena, seeing her opening for taking the CEO spot, has claimed not to know him and left him at the hospital. (Later, she tells her family that he has died in a shark attack and presents them with an urn full of barbecue ashes, just so you know the level of the room.) Kate’s friend/employer at the pizza place, Theresa (Eva Longoria), makes a wacky telenovela suggestion — why not get Leonardo to pay her back for her carpet cleaning equipment by telling him he’s Kate’s husband? He can work construction for Theresa’s husband, Bobby (Mel Rodriguez), to earn cash and he can do housework to give Kate time to study for her nursing exam. This is of course a terrible and illegal idea, especially since Kate, a widow, has three young daughters, but I once watched a telenovela where a pregnant woman sucked the snake venom out of a snake bite purposely inflicted on her boyfriend I think as a means of stopping him from investigating a crime family so, you know, contextually I guess this makes sense. Picky Leonardo is pretty sure he’s not supposed to live a poor-person life but Kate convinces him that their blonde daughters are the result of pregnancy via sperm donor, that he always makes the family’s dinner and that his amnesia is the result of an alcohol-fueled bender and his fall off the wagon requires him to sleep in the shed. Because she doesn’t trust him, she locks the door at night and makes oldest daughter Emily (Hannah Nordberg) babysit the younger girls when just “dad” is home. As with the original movie, the girls and Kate start to like having a second parent around again and the shallow Leonardo finds some emotional depths. A movie about a Mexican man tricked into doing construction work and a bunch of housework for a blonde lady shouldn’t be OK but Overboard is, I think, basically OK because it plants its story in the land of telenovela fantasy. The swapped genders from the original and the fact that Leonardo is not just a rich dude (rather than rich lady) but one who is just floating into a position of power while his smarter, hardworking sisters are overlooked make him the kind of character for whom a comeuppance is due, even if this particular kind of
comeuppance can, on paper, seem icky. In one scene, he carries a bag of cement with what he doesn’t know is his family’s name and logo on it, cursing the jerk businessman who won’t make the bags smaller and easier on the backs of workers just to save a few cents on packaging. Not that this is some fount of smart social commentary. I think I like this Overboard more than the original, which I watched regularly when, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, it seemed to always be on some basic cable channel somewhere (it is, for me, the ultimate example of the mediocre movie you watch for no reason other than it’s on and you don’t have the energy to flip channels any more; kids, ask your parents about “channels” and “flipping”). It’s easy comedy (one might even say at times lazy comedy) but it has chuckle-worthy moments and Faris is actually quite good at the style of broad comedy required here. The movie is also sunny — both visually and in its outlook. (And some of the styling of Faris’ character seems to be intentionally modeled to recall Hawn, which feels like a nice touch.) And, yes, large chunks of this movie are in Spanish with English subtitles. This movie isn’t as smart or pointed as the CW telenovela Jane the Virgin often has been about ethnicity, but there’s something enjoyable about the casual way Overboard mixes Latino culture into this story of a striver in a small American town and her highly improbable romance. (Because, of course it’s a romance. The man cooks her dinner.) Overboard isn’t some subversive reworking of the original but it does feel like a fan’s way of using the original as a AMC Tyngsboro 440 Middlesex St., Tyngsborough, Mass., 978-649-4158.
writing prompt to tell a feather-light story with the occasional clever moment. C+ Rated PG-13 for suggestive material, partial nudity and some language. Directed by Rob Greenberg with a screenplay by Bob Fisher and Rob Greenberg, Overboard is an hour and 52 minutes long and distributed by Pantelion Films.
Bad Samaritan (R)
A burglar accidentally uncovers a serial killer in Bad Samaritan, a mehshrug horror movie with moments of probably unintended levity.
Sean Falco (Robert Sheehan) is a parking attendant/would-be photographer. Scoffing at his stepfather’s offer of getting him corporate photography work, Sean decides to make his own way, man, though he should probably be less smug about corporate work seeing as he has to steal to make ends meet. Sean and buddy Derek (Carlito Olivero) work the valet stand together and work a scam wherein they use the customers’ cars (and GPS and garage door openers) to go back to their homes and look for medium-level valuables to steal. They don’t take flat-screen TVs or other items whose absence would be immediately obvious. They go for jewelry, cameras and gift and credit cards, which they can steal without even removing from the house by taking a photo of the numbers and codes. After one particularly jerky-seeming guy, Cale Erendreich (David Tennant), rolls up to the restaurant in a fancy car, Sean and Derek think they’ve hit the jackpot. Sean goes to the man’s home and finds a brand spanking new credit card;
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iPhones all around!, he thinks. Before he leaves, however, he uses Cale’s keys to open a door with an impressive lock. Initially he thinks he’s just found Cale’s office and starts searching around on his computer for his password file. But then a flash of light from his camera shows him that he’s not alone; a twentysomething-ish girl we eventually learn is named Katie (Kerry Condon) is tied up and gagged in a chair in the corner of the room. Sean is a thief, sure, but he’s a good guy. He tries to unlock Katie and when that doesn’t work he goes to get some tools to cut through the chains. But when he goes back he sees that the remote-controlled camera Cale has trained on her has turned on. Sean says he’s sorry and will send someone to help her and runs off. Sean does try to get help. He anonymously calls the police, who pay an uneventful visit to Cale’s house. Sean and Derek then try to break in to the house once Cale leaves, but the room has been stripped of its psycho-killer furnishings and Katie is gone. Unable to live with the guilt of leaving the girl behind, Sean goes to the police, telling Derek that he’ll take all the heat for the break-in. The police, however, let him off in part because Cale doesn’t press charges or acknowledge any signs of a break-in. You are not in their prison, Cale tells Sean when he calls him, because you are in mine. Thus does Cale starts to ruin Sean’s life and imperil his loved ones while his bizarre torture and imprisonment of Katie continues. I’m not a Dr. Who person and I’m not really familiar with Tennant’s other work. Maybe he always makes the scenery into a
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big ham sandwich and chews with abandon; maybe this movie is special for the way he leans into the “always be nutballs” character note that must have been his direction for Cale. Either way, his performance is frequently laugh-out-loud over-the-top. Sheehan gives off more of a “supporting player on a basic cable TV show” acting vibe. He’s fine, maybe still figuring out what to do with his face at times, but fine. But the contrast makes Tennant look even weirder and wilder, as does whatever his accent is supposed to be (it’s, I guess, American? I feel like his own accent would have been just fine here). And for all that Sheehan could be wearing a “please be patient during training” button, everything else about this movie has a bit of the semi-pro feel to it too. Bad Samaritan isn’t a good movie or particularly inventive horror but it does feel aware of its limitations in a way that is, at least, interesting. Though parts of the movie are funny in an unintentional way (unless, is the David Tennant stuff supposed to be funny?; it would be an odd choice but I guess you can’t rule it out), there are some on-purpose moments of levity, including a nice (and well-delivered) post-villain-smack quip. I wouldn’t recommend seeking this movie out, but if somehow you’re stuck watching it, I suppose it won’t physically hurt you. CRated R for violence, language throughout, some drug use and brief nudity, according to the MPAA. Directed by Dean Devlin with a screenplay by Brandon Boyce, Bad Samaritan is an hour and 50 minutes long and distributed by Electric Distribution.
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MOVIES OUTSIDE THE CINEPLEX RED RIVER THEATRES 11 S. Main St., Concord, 2244600, redrivertheatres.org • The Death of Stalin Thurs., May 10, 5:35 p.m. • The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) Thurs., May 10, 7 p.m. • Lean on Pete (R, 2018) Thurs., May 10, 2:05 p.m. • Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (R, 2017) Thurs., May 10, 2:10 and 7:50 p.m. • Tully (R, 2018) Thurs., May 10, 2, 5:30 and 7:45 p.m.; Fri., May 11, and Sat., May 12, 1, 3:15, 5:30 and 7:45 p.m.; Sun., May 13, 1, 3:15 and 5:30 p.m.; Mon., May 14, 5:30 and 7:45 p.m.; Tues., May 15, and Thurs., May 17, 2, 5:30 and 7:45 p.m.; and Wed., May 16, 2 p.m.
• Beirut (R, 2018) Fri., May 11, and Sat., May 12, 3, 5:25 and 7:50 p.m.; Sun., May 13, 3 and 5:25 p.m.; and Mon., May 14 through Thurs., May 17, 2:05, 5:25 and 7:50 p.m. • Isle of Dogs (PG-13, 2018) Fri., May 11, through Sun., May 13, 12:45 p.m.; and Mon., May 14, through Thurs., May 17, 7:50 p.m. • The Endless (R, 2018) Fri., May 11, through Sun., May 13, 1:10 and 5:50 p.m.; Mon., May 14, and Tues., May 15, 7:55 p.m.; and Wed., May 16, and Thurs., May 17, 2:10 and 5:35 p.m. • Sweet Country (R, 2018) Fri., May 11, and Sat., May 12, 3:30 and 8:10 p.m.; Sun., May 14, 2:10 p.m., Tues., May 15, 2:10
WILTON TOWN HALL 40 Main St., Wilton, 654-3456, wiltontownhalltheatre.com • Finding Your Feet (PG-13, 2018) Thurs., May 10, 7:30 p.m. • Lean on Pete (R, 2018) Thurs., May 10, 7:30 p.m. • The Post (PG-13, 2017) Fri., May 11, through Thurs., May 7, 7:30 p.m., and Sun., May 14, 2 p.m. • Another Thin Man (1939) Sat., May 12, 4:30 p.m. • You Were Never Really Here (R, 2017) Fri., May 11, through Thurs., May 7, 7:30 p.m., and
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• True Grit (G, 1969) Wed., May 16, noon NASHUAPUBLICLIBRARY 2 Court St., Nashua, 589-4611, nashualibrary.org • Cinderella (PG, 2015) Sat., May 12, 2 p.m. • The Greatest Showman (PG, 2017) Tues., May 15, 6:30 p.m. MANCHESTERCITYLIBRARY Main Branch, 405 Pine St., Manchester, 624-6550; West Branch, 76 Main St., Manchester, 624-6560, manchester.lib. nh.us • Stronger (R, 2017) Wed., May 16, 1 p.m. CAPITOLCENTERFORTHEARTS 44 S. Main St., Concord, 225-
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Billy Joel tribute act is almost the real thing By Michael Witthaus
• Golden throat: Though best known for his duo with Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel has had a solo career that stands on its own with hits like “Bright Eyes” and “Heart in New York.” It’s a miracle that the singer still performs; in 2010 he lost his voice due to vocal cord paralysis, and he regained it a few years later. For this tour he combines music, poetry and reading from a book published last year. Go Thursday, May 10, 7:30 p.m., Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord. Tickets $49 to $89 at spectacleshows.com. • Root music: While Rusted Root is on hiatus, front man Michael Glabicki is gigging with the band’s guitarist Dirk Miller, working on “an entirely new soundscape” that incorporates elements of the group with expanded percussion and female vocals. He calls the result Uprooted. For current shows, Glabicki dips into Rusted Root’s catalog, reworking many songs. Go Thursday, May 10, 8 p.m., Tupelo Music Hall, 10 A St., Derry, Tickets are $30 to $35 at tupelohall.com. • People-pleasing: Celebrating their latest, Dancing on the Dead, People Like You hold a release show at a favorite venue. The self-described “freak-folk-gypsy-punk-alt rockers” delve into subjects like life, chaos and yes, death on the new disc. “It’s a bit of a maniacal, ludic, rosy, menacing, dichotomous medley of songs,” said singer, guitarist and chief songwriter Eli Elkus. Go Friday, May 11, 8 p.m., Fury’s Publick House, 1 Washington St., Dover. See peoplelikeyouband.com. • That voice: Along with bringing Aladdin’s Iago and the AFLAC duck to life, Gilbert Gottfried does more than stand-up comedy. His Amazing Colossal Podcast! is heaven for movie nerds, while the 2017 documentary Gilbert won awards and was called “weirdly inspiring” by NPR’s Ira Glass. Gottfried has three local shows: Thursday, May 10, at The Pasta Loft, Milford; Friday, May 11, at Murphy’s Taproom, Bedford, and Sunday, May 13, at Whiskey Barrel, Laconia. Details at gilbertgottfried.com. • Fiddle mom: Joyce Andersen’s Rogue Violin (& Soulful Sidekick Guitar) Revival Show is a one-woman performance the well-regarded fiddler calls “more sculpted and intentional than her usual concerts.” The Mother’s Day weekend-long run benefits the New Hampshire Theatre Project – she’s a Granite State native. Go Sunday, May 13, at 2 p.m., West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth (also Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m.). Tickets $20. Call 431-6644.
There’s a moment in Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” when the song’s character, playing for real estate novelists and other lost souls, is asked, “Man, what are you doing here?” That’s a question Mike DelGuidice put to himself after nearly a decade tickling the ivories in Long Island bars, with very little reward. For a moment he came close to walking away from music, but he stayed on. What happened next is almost unbelievable. He heard about a Dave Matthews Band tribute act called Ants Marching that was doing well in the region. Playing music by someone who still had a career seemed a little bit Las Vegas, but he decided to go for it, choosing Joel and naming the project Big Shot. “Obviously, it was a no-brainer to do Billy, because it’s Long Island,” DelGuidice said in a recent phone interview. “I figured it would be a home run … and I loved his music the most.” He was right; it worked almost immediately. DelGuidice’s voice was a dead ringer for Joel’s; they even looked a bit alike and shared a working-class Long Island backstory. For a decade, Big Shot often drew audiences in the thousands. If that was the end of the story, it would be a happy one — but it got better. In 2010, DelGuidice got a wild idea when the Piano Man took a medical leave of absence. Joel’s band, which included a couple of DelGuidice’s friends, was sidelined while the star recovered from hip replacement surgery, so he reached out. First, he called longtime guitarist Tommy Byrnes, then touring drummer Chuck Burgi. Though it was a long shot, he had a hunch they’d say yes. “These are real legitimate musicians who love what they do,” DelGuidice said. “They’re not playing with their major artist. … You gotta understand, where’s the income coming in for any of us if our main gig is not working, you know?” This logic has led to Big Shot shows with Joel’s entire band backing DelGuidice. It gets more interesting than that, however. When Joel decided to get back on the road in late 2012, he sent his band to rehearse at a Huntington, Long Island, theater. DelGuidice stood in on piano for the first few days. When the star arrived, he could hear the group from his dressing room and swore he was listening to a tape of himself. “No, that’s a guy named Mike,” he was told. Joel liked what DelGuidice did so much
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he invited him on the tour, as a backing vocalist and guitar player. Singing with him, Joel said in a radio interview, “is like harmonizing with myself.” Six years later, the piano player who nearly quit before throwing his lot behind covering Long Island’s favorite son is out with him whenever he plays live, including his record-breaking residency at Madison Square Garden. When he’s not playing ballparks and hockey rinks, DelGuidice leads Joel’s band at places like Plymouth’s Flying Monkey, where he performs May 11. The Big Shot shows are heavy on Joel material but also include solo songs like “Ordinary Guy,” which is the theme song for the CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait. “Expect kind of an odyssey,” DelGuidice said. “Some rare cuts, some hits and then it’s really an unscripted show. What I think always makes a Big Shot show different is that we don’t really genuinely have set lists that we adhere to. ... We’ll have the first three songs, and we just let it go from there, so every show can really be different and on the balls of your feet.” Taking another page from Joel’s playbook, Big Shot will play songs covered by the Piano Man in concert, like a brac-
ing version of “Live and Let Die” by Paul McCartney. “We do a lot of different stuff and I love to … cover music and sing artists that inspired me, and Billy is the same way,” DelGuidice said. “If you go to his show, he’s playing everybody else’s music half the night.” To paraphrase another Joel song, DelGuidice is moving up, not moving out, an experience that’s produced its fair share of surreal moments, like flying in private jets and rubbing elbows with A-List celebrities. For DelGuidice, though, the moment he got hired tops the list. “I can’t get past that day,” he said. “ There’s been a million first unbelievable moments, and I can only keep going back to the first one. I was literally just a guy ... excited to be called in for a rehearsal, and an hour later I was touring Europe.” Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot: The Music of Billy Joel When: Friday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. Where: Flying Monkey Movie House, 39 Main St., Plymouth Tickets: $45 and up at flyingmonkeynh. com
• GURF MORLIX at Red & Shorty’s (4 Paul St., Dover 767-3305) on Saturday, May 12, 8 p.m. $20 - Vance has performed on this stage a number of times and there is a reason for that. Not only is Vance a remarkable singer and songwriter; he is a warmly funny and engaging person. Every concert with Vance has been a memorable one. He was the perfect choice to close out what has been another great season of exceptional music experience. • MUSIC OUT OF THE BOX at Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord hatboxnh.com) on Thursday, May 17, 7:30 p.m. $17 - Decatur Creek/Bradford Bog People -Folk/Americana Singer-Songwriters/Historic Appalachian Music • ALEX SMITH at Andover Coffeehouse (Grange Hall, Route 11 & Chase Hill Road, East Andover 735-5135) on Friday, May 18, 7 p.m. Free – open mic followed by a wonderful poetic writer who captures words full of meaning, matching them with creative music that creeps quietly into the past at the same time as dancing with the present, and sneaking a peek at the future. • THE KENNEDYS at Bass Hall (19 Grove St., Peterborough 318-9196) on Friday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. $17 - The Kennedys are an American folk-rock band, consisting of husband and wife Pete and Maura Kennedy. They are recognized for their harmonies and instrumental prowess, blending elements of country music, bluegrass, Western swing and janglepop. • COFFEE HOUSE FOLK MUSIC at Bektash Shrine Center (189 Pembroke Road, Concord 225-5372) on Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m. Join the NH Shriner Clowns for a BBQ dinner followed by an evening of acoustic music with Off the Cliff, Pine Hill Boys and Cooper & Kenneally, along with “clown-ertainment” by the famous NH Shriner Clowns. • ELLIS PAUL at Red & Shorty’s (4 Paul St., Dover
767-3305) on Sunday, May 20, 8 p.m. $30 - Though some may refer to him as a folksinger, Ellis Paul is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing. • MUSIC OUT OF THE BOX at Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord hatboxnh.com) on Thursday, June 7, 7:30 p.m. $17 - Randy Armstrong World fusion music • SAM BAKER at Red & Shorty’s (4 Paul St., Dover 767-3305) on Friday, June 8, 8 p.m. $30 - Sam Baker’s music and story have been shared by some of the most prestigious media outlets in the worldNPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Rolling Stone Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. • MARY GAUTHIER at Red & Shorty’s (4 Paul St., Dover 767-3305) on Monday, June 11, 8 p.m. $40 - Gauthier’s first nine albums presented extraordinary confessional songs, deeply personal, profoundly emotional pieces ranging from “I Drink,” a blunt accounting of addiction, to “March 11, 1962,” the day she was born — and relinquished to an orphanage — to “Worthy,” in which the singer finally understands she is deserving of love. Maybe the confessional song cycle ends on her new album Rifles *& Rosaray Beads, for she has midwifed the eleven new songs in careful collaboration with other souls whose struggle is urgent, immediate, and palpable. And none are about her. • FLOYDS ROW at Andover Coffeehouse (Grange Hall, Route 11 & Chase Hill Road, East Andover 735-5135) on Friday, June 15, 7 p.m. Free – open mic followed by BritishAmerican roots revival band exploreing early, folk, and classical idioms on an array of modern and period instruments.
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Music, Comedy & Parties • ART GARFUNKEL at Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord 228-2793) on Thursday, May 10, 7:30 p.m. Garfunkel was originally revered for his Grammy-winning, chart-topping songs and albums with partner and fellow NYC native Paul Simon. • BACH’S LUNCH at Concord Community Music School (23 Wall St., Concord 2281196) on Thursday, May 10, noon. The Latin Touch: Music of Brazil & Cuba, with Tom Robinson, jazz piano, Scott Kiefner, bass and Tim Gilmore, drums, • SLAID CLEAVES at Word Barn (66 Newfields Road, Exeter thewordbarn.com) on Thursday, May 10, 8 p.m. $25 - Originally hailing from just across the river in Maine, this now Austin songwriter might as well have been born in the Lone Star State. He’s got the Austin style songwriting reminiscent of Joe Ely or Townes Van Zandt, but a style and sound all his own. • JAMIE LAVAL at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (19 Grove St., Peterborough ) on Friday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. $20 - Laval is recognized throughout the U.S. and Britain as one of the premier performers of traditional Celtic music on the international music scene today. Laval takes his audiences on an exciting musical journey through Scotland, Ireland, and Brittany as he seamlessly blends passion, virtuosity, uncanny imitation of Highland bagpipes, innovative arrangement style, and the recounting of atmospheric mythic tales. • VANCE GILBERT at Simple Gifts Coffee House (UU Church, 58 Lowell St., Nashua 320-7751) on Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m. $30 - Visiting planet Gurf has always been an enlightening experience. After all, this Gurf Morlix fellow – Buffalo born, Texas bred – has provided us with countless indelible musical moments in the last 40-plus years.
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Riverwalk Cafe: Gurf Morlix w. Strangers by Accident North Hampton Barley House: Great Bay Sailor
Northwood Umami: Bluegrass w/ Cecil Abels Portsmouth 3S Artspace: Godspell Ri Ra: Irish Sessions
Raymond Cork n Keg: Nicole Knox Murphy Salem Copper Door: Pete Peterson Meredith Giuseppe’s: Paul Connor & Lou Somersworth Iron Horse Pub: Bad Breadth Seabrook Porrazzo Duo Microphone Chop Shop: Tantric Merrimack Warner Monday, May 14 Homestead: Steve Tolley The Local: Anniversary Party w/ Bedford Biergarten: Brick Yard Blues Murphy’s: Chris Powers Paradise North: Live Acoustic Brad Myrick, Eric Lindburg Music Weare Concord Stark House: Charlie Chronopoulos Hermanos: State Street Combo Milford J’s Tavern: Vinyl Legion Band West Lebanon Hanover Pasta Loft: No Guarantees Union Coffee: Badfellows, Tuxis Salt Hill Pub: Mark & Deb Bond Salt hill Pub: Hootenanny Giant, and Gilliver Manchester Sunday, May 13 Central Ale: Jonny Friday Duo Ashland Nashua Fratello’s: Rob Wolfe or Phil Common Man: Chris White Agave Azul: DJ Roberto Jacques Tropical Saturday Murphy’s: Sam Robbins Boston Billiard Club: DJ Bedford Copper Door: Gabby Martin Anthem Throwback Country Tavern: Wooden Soul Murphy’s: Johnny Angel / Meredith Amanda Cote Giuseppe’s: Lou Porrazzo Fody’s: Post Road Rebellion Fratello’s: Brad Bosse Concord Merrimack Haluwa: Slakas Hermanos: State Street Combo Able Ebenezer: Live from the O’Shea’s: Jenni Lynn Duo Ale Room Peddler’s Daughter: Take 4 Homestead: Chris Cavanaugh Riverwalk Cafe: Funky Dawgz Dover Cara: Irish Session w/ Carol Brass Band w/ Slam Kitchen Coronis & Ramona Connelly Nashua Fratello’s: Clint Lapointe New Boston Dover Molly’s: Plan B/Dan Murphy Sonny’s: Sonny’s Jazz Portsmouth Dolphin Striker: Old School Newbury Goffstown Earth Eagle: Jake Davis Salt Hill Pub: Tirade Village Trestle: Wan-tu Blues Ri Ra: Oran Mor Band & Jam Newmarket Tuesday, May 15 Stone Church: Country ShowBedford case ft. Jim Prendergast, Ellen Hampton Sea Ketch: Ray Zerkle Murphy’s: Kieran McNally Carlson & Co.
Manchester Murphy’s: Chris Powers/Jonny Friday Shaskeen: Rap, Industry night Peterborough Harlow’s: Duncan and Ethan Strange Brew: Jam (Youngest Sun) Meredith Giuseppe’s: Open Stage with Plaistow Lou Porrazzo Crow’s Nest: Whiskey Tango Northwood Umami: Jim Dozet
Portsmouth 3S Artspace: Godspell Dolphin Striker: Truffle
Concord Hermanos: Dan Weiner
Dover Fury’s: Tim Theriault and Friends Sonny’s: Soggy Po’ Boys Gilford Patrick’s: Paul Luff hosts
Manchester Backyard Brewery: Acoustic Tuesday Fratello’s: Paul Rainone Nashua Agave Azul: DJ Rich - Smokin’ Murphy’s: Chris Cyrus Sunday
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Penuche’s: Battle in the Basement Strange Brew: Lisa Marie Whiskey’s 20: Sammy Smoove & DJ Gera Meredith Giuseppe’s: Michael Bourgeois Merrimack Homestead: Ryan Williamson Nashua Fratello’s Italian Grille: Brad Bosse Newmarket Stone Church: Bluegrass Jam w/ Dave Talmadge North Hampton Barley House Seacoast: Traditional Irish Session Peterborough Harlow’s: Celtic Music Jam Portsmouth The Goat: Rob Benton Dolphin Striker: Dana Brearly
Wednesday, May 16 Bedford Murphy’s: Justin Cohn Concord Hermanos: Dan Walker Dover 603 Bar & Lounge: Rock the Mic w/ DJ Coach Falls Grill & Tavern: Rick Watson Dublin DelRossi’s Trattoria: Celtic and Old Timey Jam Session Gilford Patrick’s: Cody James - Ladies Night Hillsborough Turismo: Blues Jam w Jerry Paquette & the Runaway Bluesmen Londonderry Coach Stop: Chris Cavanaugh Harold Square: Houdana the Magician (Tableside Magic)
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Manchester Cabonnay: Piano Wednesday Edward Bemish Fratello’s: Jeff Mrozek Murphy’s Taproom: Chris Lester Penuche’s Music Hall: Tom Ballerini Jam Meredith Giuseppe’s: Justin Jaymes Merrimack Homestead: Brad Bosse Nashua Fratello’s Italian Grille: Ryan Williamson Portsmouth Dolphin Striker: Jim Dozet Ri Ra: Erin’s Guild The Goat: Rob Benton Rochester Lilac City Grille: Tim Theriault - Ladies Night Seabrook Chop Shop: Guitar-a-oke & Cocktails
NITE CONCERTS Capitol Center for the Performing Arts & Spotlight Cafe 44 S. Main St., Concord 225-1111, ccanh.com The Colonial Theatre 95 Main St., Keene 352-2033, thecolonial.org Dana Humanities Center 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester 641-7700, anselm.edu/dana The Flying Monkey 39 S. Main St., Plymouth • Art Garfunkel Thursday, May 10, 7:30 p.m. Concord City Auditorium • Michael Glabicki & Dirk Miller (Rusted Root) Thursday, May 10, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry • Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot Friday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. Flying Monkey • Robben Ford Saturday, May 12, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry • Arlo Guthrie Wednesday, May 16, 7:30 p.m. Lebanon Opera House • Arlo Guthrie Friday, May 18, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre • Lenny Clarke Friday, May 18, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry • Matthew Logan Vasquez Friday, May 18, 8 p.m. Music Hall Loft • Eaglemania Friday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. Flying Monkey • Indigo Girls SOLD OUT Friday, May 18, 8 p.m. Music Hall • Dennis DeYoung Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m. Cap Center • Séan McCann (Great Big Sky) Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m. Music
536-2551, flyingmonkeynh.com Franklin Opera House 316 Central St., Franklin 934-1901, franklinoperahouse.org The Music Hall 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth 436-2400, themusichall.org The Music Hall Loft 131 Congress St., Portsmouth 436-2400, themusichall.org Palace Theatre 80 Hanover St., Manchester 668-5588, palacetheatre.org
Rochester Opera House 31 Wakefield St., Rochester 335-1992, rochesteroperahouse.com SNHU Arena 555 Elm St., Manchester 644-5000, snhuarena.com Stockbridge Theatre Pinkerton Academy, Route 28, Derry 437-5210, stockbridgetheatre.com Tupelo Music Hall 10 A St., Derry 437-5100, tupelomusichall.com
Hall • Jesse Colin Young Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry • Séan McCann Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m. Music Hall Loft • Mersey Beatles Saturday, May 19, 7:30 p.m. Flying Monkey • Under the Streetlamp Saturday, May 19, 7:30 p.m. Lebanon Opera House • Tom Rush Sunday, May 20, 8 p.m. Cap Center • Indigo Girls Sunday, May 20, 7:30 p.m. Lebanon Opera House • Keb’ Mo’ Tuesday, May 22, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry • Lonestar Friday, May 25, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry • Terrapin – Grateful Dead Tribute Saturday, May 26, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry • Adam Ezra Group Friday, June 1, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry • Marc Cohn Saturday, June 2, 7:30 p.m. Flying Monkey • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Sunday, June 3, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry • Moondance - Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Friday, June
8, 8 p.m. Rochester Opera House • Albert Cummings Friday, June 8, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry • Gaelic Storm Friday, June 8, 7:30 p.m. Flying Monkey • Ry Cooder Saturday, June 9, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry • Vance Joy Saturday, June 9, 8 p.m. Bank of NH Pavilion • Los Lonely Boys Sunday, June 10, 8 p.m. Tupelo Derry • Rascal Flatts Sunday, June 10, 8 p.m. Bank of NH Pavilion • Dave Matthews Band (also 6/13) Tuesday, June 12, 8 p.m. Bank of NH Pavilion • David Crosby & Friends Thursday, June 14, 8 p.m. Boarding House Park • Jim Messina Thursday, June 14, 7:30 p.m. Flying Monkey • Rhiannon Giddens Friday, June 15, 8 p.m. Boarding House Park • Poison/Cheap Trick Friday, June 15, 8 p.m. Bank of NH Pavilion • The The Band Band Friday, June 15, 7:30 p.m. Flying Monkey
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JONESIN’ CROSSWORDS BY MATT JONES
“Elements of Surprise” — it’s all on the table Across 1 Field official 4 Ensembles 9 Tarzan creator ___ Rice Burroughs 14 NASDAQ newcomer 15 “Gone With the Wind” surname
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16 “___ Doone” (1869 historical 23 State trees of North Dakota and novel) Massachusetts 17 Phobic of element #4? 25 Feel bad 20 Transition 27 Sign for Daniel Radcliffe and 21 ___-majesté Chris Hemsworth 22 “Rent” heroine 28 Giant legend Mel 30 Shortened aliases 33 Paddle 35 “Element #33? That’s unlikely!”? 40 “Today” co-anchor Hoda 41 Kennel noise 42 Call 44 The odds that it’s element #102? 49 Genre for the Specials 50 Currency in Colombia 51 Hawaiian instrument, for short 52 “Fear the Walking Dead” network
55 Joule fraction 57 “Lucky Jim” author Kingsley 59 Crucifix symbol 61 ‘80s-’90s cars 64 From Bhutan or Brunei 67 Element #53 knew what was up? 70 Concert venue 71 Bring together 72 Barinholtz of “The Mindy Project” 73 Satchel Paige’s real first name 74 Magnet ends 75 “On the Road” narrator Paradise Down 1 Barbecue specialty 2 Olympic dueling weapon 3 Doesn’t remember, as with a task 4 Gary of “Diff’rent Strokes” 5 Minor league rink org. 6 Cruise 7 Answer that won’t get you an F? 8 “The Metamorphosis” character Gregor 9 One of the main players in “Gauntlet” 10 School housing 11 Quest object in a Monty Python movie 12 “Dragon Ball Z” genre 13 Part of NPR 18 Brynner of the original “Westworld”
19 List appearing once each in a supervocalic 24 Hit the slopes 26 Statute 28 Bourbon barrel wood 29 1980s Disney film 31 Smoothie berry 32 Dessert bar option 34 Rapper Flo ___ 36 Recedes 37 “For the life ___ ...” 38 It may require antibiotics to treat 39 Break in illegally 43 Author Harper 45 ___ out a profit 46 Fast-food drink size 47 Civil War side, for short 48 Tributes 52 Standard Windows sans serif typeface 53 He played 007 seven times 54 Computer programmer 56 Arise 58 “... or thereabouts” 60 “The Flintstones” pet 62 “That’s a shame!” 63 Garden material 65 “___ silly question ...” 66 Christmas song 68 Dissenting vote 69 Salt Lake City collegian ©2018 Jonesin’ Crosswords
SIGNS OF LIFE All quotes are from songs written or nice when I start to sing / And I can see co-written by David Byrne, born May 14, / Everyone else is like me —Pull up the 1952. Roots There’s connection in music. Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) Ain’t no Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Protons, crime to believe / I took my money, I bet neutrons / I ate a rock from the moon / my life / What you see is what you get / But Got shocked once, shocked twice / Let’s it sure ain’t what we need. —Walk it Down see what it can do / Man in the moon, Take time to sort out what you need. moon in the man / I got a rock in my Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) So look throat / Upside, up side down / My tummy at my fingers vibrate / From their tip down start to talk (what it say?) —Moon Rocks down to my toes / Now I’m receiving your Waning crescent is making way for a new signal / We’re gonna leave the land of moon. noise —Radio Head Shhh. Gemini (May 21 – June 20) There are Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Every places that I won’t forget / And I guess dream has a name / And names tell your I’m never going back / Guess it’s infor- story / This song is your dream / You’re mation that I lack / I’ve told lies without the dream operator / It’s bigger than life / a hint of regret —I wish you wouldn’t say You know it’s all me / My face is a book / that Information is needed. But it’s not what it seems —Dream OperaCancer (June 21 – July 22) We’ve tor You’re the dream operator. heard this little scene, we’ve heard it Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) I was many times. / People fighting over little called upon in the third grade class / I things and wasting precious time. / They gave my answer and it caused a fuss / I’m might be better off ... I think ... the way not the same as ev’ryone else / And times it seems to me. / Making up their own were hard for people like us —People Like shows, which might be better than T.V. — Us Don’t ask a question if you don’t want Found a Job They would. the askee’s answer. Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) We are born Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) We live in without eyesight / We are born without sin the city of dreams / We drive on the high/ And our mama protects us / From the way of fire / Should we awake / And find cold and the rain —Making Flippy Flop- it gone / Remember this, our favorite town py It’s up to you to bring a jacket. —City of Dreams Enjoy some time in your Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) Moon in the favorite town and make the best of the rock, rock in the moon / There’s a moon in town you’ve got. my throat / You might think I’m wasting Aries (March 21 – April 19) We’re time / You might laugh but not for long / only tourists in this life / Only tourists but Hey! I’m working it out (work it out) — the view is nice / And we’re never gonna Moon Rocks You’re working it out. go back home / No we’re never gonna go Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) And I know back home (all right) / We’re only tourists you / I understand what you do / Yes, in this life / Only tourists but the view is indeed / I put the hat on my head / Come nice —Everybody’s Coming To My House out of your mess / Bring yourself in / I feel Nice view! NITE SUDOKU
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NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION
Do not climb!
The Black Panther isn’t feeling the love in South Korea lately. The Walt Disney Co. sent two statues of the superhero to Busan to celebrate Marvel Studios’ filming along Korea’s southern coast. But on March 17, according to The Korea Herald, a 32-year-old drunk man was arrested after he vandalized the statue in the Gwangbok-ro shopping district, and on April 21, the statue near Gwangalli Beach was toppled and part of its head broken off. An official from the Korea Film Council thought someone had probably tried to climb the statue, despite numerous off-limits signs.
In the seaside village of Lytham St Annes, England, Douglas Cholmondley Travis, an 88-year-old member of the local Neighborhood Watch, was on patrol Oct. 10, 2017, when he and an 87-year-old watch colleague noticed a van turning into Lytham Park Cemetery. Regarding the vehicle as suspicious, they began taking pictures of it until Antony James, driver of the van, there only to visit family graves, grew angry and stopped, according to Metro News. James got out of his van to confront Travis, causing a panic, according to defense attorney Robert Castle, that resulted in James being knocked down by the Neighborhood Watch vehicle and Travis charged for reckless driving and assault. “This is all terribly sad,” Castle told Blackpool Magistrates Court in late April, as his client is “one of the eyes and ears of the police.” Travis was fined 40 pounds plus court costs.
Pennsylvania, the bus turned around, and the driver explained he was returning to Cleveland because of mechanical difficulties. However, the driver missed Cleveland and drove all the way to Toledo before realizing the mistake and heading back to Cleveland. “We were on this bus for seven hours just going in a circle,” said passenger Morgan Staley.
• Evelyn Washington, 29, broke then crawled through a window in a Monroe, Louisiana, home on April 17, then settled into a warm bath with a bag of Cheetos and a large plate of food within reach on the toilet lid. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that when the homeowner returned from work around 5 p.m., she called police, who removed Washington to the Ouachita Correctional Center, where she told them “an unknown male told her to break into the victims’ residence.” • On April 4, a homeowner in the Longton area of Stoke-on-Trent, England, returned home to discover a man bathing in his tub and enjoying a cup of Oxo (broth), according to the BBC. When police arrived, the 36-yearold naked man tried to flee but was caught and arrested. The homeowner complained: “He ate me crisps, had five rounds of corned beef and sauce, ate a jar of pickles, had two ice creams and a can of Coke.”
What’s in a name?
A Planet Fitness customer in Saginaw Township, Michigan, was alarmed April 15 to find a Wi-Fi network named “remote detonator” while searching for an available connection. The gym manager evacuated the building and called police, who brought in Look-alikes Dolores Leis, 64, of Nanton in Galicia, a bomb-sniffing dog and declared the faciliSpain, is a modest wife and potato farmer. But thanks to the internet, she has found fame as “Trump’s Galician sister.” The Associated Press reports that a journalist researching farming posted a photo of Leis at her farm on Instagram, and the striking resemblance between her and the U.S. president caught the attention of the web. “I say that it must be because of the color of the hair,” Leis told La Voz de Galicia on April 24. She added that she’s not overwhelmed by the sudden attention because, unlike her doppelganger, she doesn’t use a mobile phone and isn’t much interested in online chatter. “I look at everything that my daughters show me, but it never stung my curiosity to have (a phone),” she said.
Greyhound Bus passengers were frustrated on April 19 after their trip to New York was delayed by mechanical trouble and navigational challenges. The ride started in Cleveland, where the scheduled departure time was 2:30 a.m., passengers told WEWS-TV, but the bus didn’t leave until 6 a.m. After crossing into
ty safe after a three-hour shutdown. Saginaw Township Police Chief Donald Pussehl told MLive.com that people often choose odd names for their Wi-Fi networks, adding that one on his own street is called “FBI surveillance van.”
In October 1981, Stephen Michael Paris escaped from the Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where he had been serving a nine-year sentence for drug possession and distribution. Using the name Stephen Chavez, Paris managed to evade authorities until April 12, when investigators tracked him down, thanks to his mother’s obituary, at an office in Houston where he was working. Now 58 years old, Paris was mentioned in his mother’s tribute, using his alias, the Associated Press reported, and after confirming his identity with fingerprints, the U.S. Marshals Service returned him to custody.
New World order
Jaywalkers, beware: The city of Daye, in Hubei province China, has installed water sprayers and an electronic screen at a crosswalk to stop people from crossing on a red light. Five pylons were placed along the road April 16, China Daily reported, three of which identify offenders using sensors and then spray them with water vapor. Other pylons “photograph people crossing against red lights,” explained Wan Xinqiang of the Daye public security bureau, and “a large electronic screen at the intersection will instantly display their photos. ... If the equipment works well, we will utilize it throughout the city.” Visit newsoftheweird.com.
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