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Ukulele Workshop and Festival at the World Fellowship Center

world fellowship center 2Join the World Fellowship Center daily from July 16th-23rd for their Ukulele Workshop and Festival, located at 368 Drake Hill Road in Albany. Each day of the workshop and festival is an opportunity to begin or strengthen ukulele skills, meet ukulele players of all levels, and enjoy ukulele music!
Daily Schedule:
  • 9 – 9:30 am: SOS for Ukulele Starters
    Get help borrowing ukuleles, tuning, holding, strumming, or making simple chord shapes and you’ll be ready for:
  • 9:45 – 10:45 am: Sing & Strum Circle with Tips and Embellishments.
    For all levels.
  • 11 – noon: Expanding Playing Horizons
    Add to your repertoire of intermediate moves and styles, or take in what may be next.
  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm: Music Jam
    For all, on the lawn. Includes Dan Lynn Watt, Molly Lynn Watt, and Shana Aisenberg, multi-instrumentalist and coauthor of The Complete Ukulele Method.

world fellowship centerFor more information on the workshops and festival, call 603-447-2280 or visit worldfellowship.org.


Early Music Week at World Fellowship

The 2017 World Fellowship’s Early Music Week, from June 22nd to June 29th, 2017, will explore the fruitful and multifaceted perspective of nature in music and the performing arts with the help of their talented and energetic faculty, inspired by the breath-taking natural surroundings of Mount Chocorua and Whitton Pond, and sustained by the garden-fresh organic vegetables on everyone’s dinner plates.

early music week.jpegThe World Fellowship describes nature’s strong influence on music since the days of Pythagoras: Natural imagery informed the lyrics of many medieval songs and musicians expanded their music by imitating the sounds of birds and animals, whose physical gestures also inspired new dance movements. In the Renaissance, the dynamics of wind and water gained their musical counterparts, and it wasn’t long before madrigals were turning landscapes, with their mountains, valleys, plains, heat and cold, heights and depths, into song. The inner aspects of human nature, such as pulse, breathe, sleep, excitement, rage, melancholy, and sorrow, came to be represented as well, often in a pastoral setting, with the help of musical-rhetorical figures. In the resulting form, opera, instrumental music and dance (along with costumes and scenery) brought the natural and human worlds together.

Learn more about these inspirations and inspire your own musical and performing arts talents during Early Music Week. Group classes are available and are tailored to participant abilities from advanced beginners to advanced, including classes for viol, recorder, voice, mixed ensembles and historical dance. For more information, visit worldfellowship.org or call 603-447-2280.

John Davidson Comes to Theater in the Wood to Support Believe in Books Literacy Foundation


John Hamilton Davidson will be performing an intimate concert at Theater in the Wood on Saturday, April 8th at 7:30pm (doors will open at 7pm).  The net proceeds from the event will go towards the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting literacy initiatives.

John Davidson’s film credits include Walt Disney Musicals The Happiest Millionaire and Family Band. Davidson has appeared on Broadway as Abel in the State Fair, and in Oklahoma! As Curly where he received the Theater Guild Award. Off Broadway Davidson has performed in High Infidelity and The Fantastiks. Davidson has received several Regional Theater Credits for his performances as H. Hill in Music Man, King Arthur in Camelot, Billy in Carousel, and Cervantes in Man of La Mancha.

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In John’s words, “Playing and singing on my own is the most honest, powerful way to tell stories. It gives me the freedom to express emotions without any distractions. In those moments, I feel a one-on-one connection with an audience.” Come spend an evening with John Hamilton Davidson as he unfolds a wonderful concert of roots, roles & rhymes.

For more information call 603-356-9980, tickets will be available to purchase for $25 in advance at http://www.believeinbooks.org, or $30 at the door. For more information on other events, visit Believe in Books Literacy Foundation on Facebook.

You’re Invited to the Debut of The Cold River Radio Show


You’re Invited to the 

The Debut of

The Cold River Radio Show

Theater in the Wood
41 Observatory Way

Intervale, NH 03845

(use GPS coordinates 44.101547, -71.153641)


Sunday August 26, 2012 from
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Sponsors, Directors and Board Members of  
Cold River Radio Show
and  Mountain Top Music 


A New England Based Variety Show
hosted by
Jonathan Sarty and his new
Cold River Radio Band
featuring special guests.

August 26th, 2012
at the Theater in the Woods 

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this
New and Exciting Event.

Presented By:

Tickets are available at
J-Town Deli in Jackson
Spice and Grain in Fryeburg &
White Birch Books in North Conway

Tickets available in Cash at the door for $25.00,
Tickets purchased the night of the show
by Credit Card will incur a $2.95 processing fee.

 We hope to see you there!
Jonathan Sarty
Vince Pelote
Executive Producer
Cold River Radio

Arts Jubilee is Celebrating its 30th Season!

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photo courtesy of Jamie Gemitti

Arts Jubilee is celebrating its 30th season this summer with a 5-concert series bringing a wide variety of world-class music performances to the outdoor stage at Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway. Concerts from big band to alternative rock to symphony pops on five Thursday nights in July and August are designed for families and will appeal to everyone from grandparents to grandchildren.

The three concerts in July begin on Thursday, July 12th with a welcome return of the Freese Brothers Big Band also celebrating their 30th season with their program of Big Band and Swing classics, as well as top tunes of every decade since the Big Bands were the rage in the 1940’s.  Returning to perform for their enthusiastic audience on July 19th, Entrainbrings infectious rhythms and upbeat good time music straight from Martha’s Vineyard.  This upbeat night of high energy music is sure to be enjoyed by all ages!  James Andrews, the contemporary “Louie Armstrong” of New Orleans will return to the Arts Jubilee stage on July 26th backed up by Brent LaCasce & Mike Sakash and band. The audience will see why James has earned the nickname of the present day “Satchmo” of New Orleans when he and his trumpet take the stage, along with vocalist Karen Gant to bring all sorts of jazz to the Arts Jubilee stage ~ in a funky Mardi Gras style celebration!!

The two shows scheduled for August begin with an evening of great contemporary music on August 2nd, presented by our “newest/oldest partner”, WMWV Radio as they present an evening of alternative rock featuring a British quintet named “Scars on 45” as well as the Jason Spooner Trio and and a great local band in a musical present to the valley!  The grand finale of the 2012 summer series will be the traditional Symphony Pops Concert featuring the New England Wind Symphony with Fireworks! Our Symphony Pops Concert is truly a musical classic – a gem – set in the framework of the scenic slopes at Cranmore.  It’s the area’s most popular outdoor concert and has been enjoyed by kids to great-grandparents since 1983.

This schedule represents the very best of Arts Jubilee, said Cindy Russell, Executive Director, and every concert will have an appeal for all ages.  “Our more mature audience members will even enjoy the music of “Scars on 45”, she said, and cautions not to be confused by the name for this acoustic group from England.  “It is a reference to getting scratches on the old 45 RPM records!  Remember those?”

In addition to Cranmore’s continued support as Host Sponsor, Arts Jubilee is indebted to the generous corporate contributions from Season and Major sponsors including White Mountain Oil & Propane, Coca Cola of Northern New England, Bank of New Hampshire (formerly Laconia Savings Bank,) The Seasons, Ragged Mountain Equipment, Comfort Inn & Suites, Eastern Slope Inn Resort, Golden Gables Inn, Gamwell, Caputo & Siek & Co.,  Mt. Washington Auto Road, North Conway Rotary, Northway Bank, M&M Assurance, TD Bank, and Shaw’s Supermarket.  Atlas Fireworks Company has supported Arts Jubilee’s symphony concert for 30 years as well.  The remaining funds needed to support the concert series are borne by private donations, grants, and the purchase of wrist bands at the gate by concert goers.

The Thursday evening concerts present a ‘warm-up’ performance by local musicians at 6 PM and the featured concert at 7 PM.  Audiences should bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs.  Enjoy food at the Barbecue on the Deck presented by Cranmore’s food & beverage staff or bring your own picnic supper.  This year’s family friendly admission continues with no change in price.  Each of the five concerts is $10 for adults, $ 8 for Seniors – 65 and up.  Kids 12 and under will continue to be free.  For more information about Arts Jubilee’s Summer Concerts, including directions to Cranmore, go to:  http://www.mwvevents.com .  Or call 1-800-SUN-N-SKI.