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March 14, 2018
Music is in the Air and Spring’s on the Way (Promise)

Sinead O'Connor

Music is in our name. It’s in our DNA. Our curators have made sure that we have a ton of great music coming up this spring, from Josh Ritter, Michael McDonald, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, and Melissa Etheridge to name a few. It seems like every week we’re announcing new shows and they’re going on sale to our members…quickly. It is understandable that one might escape your notice (Pro-tip: sign up for our enews to get those announcements). Plus, we are fortunate that, in addition to our own programming, we have organizations that rent our spaces for their shows.

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March 13, 2018
Arts Advocacy Day 2018

Kids Laughing
Today is Arts Advocacy Day, and as I look forward to next week’s sold out performance of Dragons Love Tacos and Other Story Books, when the Historic Theater will fill with hundreds of young people for a School Days Series matinee, I feel it my responsibility to advocate on behalf of state and federal arts funding.

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March 5, 2018
Creating a Healthy Community

The Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to the Historic Theater for two nights this month on Wednesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 15. A unique, exhilarating, and provocative exploration of the mountain world, the films take you to some of the world’s most captivating and breathtaking mountain environments. This popular festival has called our theater home for the last two decades and has served as a fundraiser for one of our longest community partners, Goodwin Community Health.

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February 27, 2018
Live at The Loft Brings Eclectic Entertainment To Town

If you are a fan of emerging artists and discovering new acts, then you’ll want to check out our Live at the Loft series. This series is a broad mix of world, country, and pop music. March in New England brings with it the promise of sunnier days, and it is also when I travel to Austin’s South By Southwest (SXSW) to seek out new acts to bring to the Seacoast. This festival and conference features thousands of artists from across the globe in venues around the city. SXSW artists are both renowned (Iggy Pop and Loretta Lynn) and lesser known. Stages are curated by a variety of industry names (KCRW, NPR, Brooklyn Vegan) as well as agencies who take special care in helping to develop young artists.

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February 27, 2018
Show & Tell: Call Me by Your Name

Call me by your name

I can tell by that clock on the wall that February is running on fumes, that March is imminent, and that (with the Winter Olympics over) the Oscars will be popping up at high volume in every form of media known to humankind.

In other words: Heaven.

For me, watching Call Me By Your Name will represent a clean sweep of the nine films nominated for Best Picture. And I’ve got to say I’m intrigued. It’s not often that we get a gay summer romance film picking up nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor (Timothee Chalamet), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Song. Well, not since Brokeback Mountain, anyway.

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February 23, 2018
Freewaves Friday for Feb 23 2018

Therese LaGamma
I have been in a serious listening mode these days. Check out this week’s playlist. Thanks for listening and enjoy the weekend!
Get the playlist after the jump.

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