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November 18, 2014
Film Discussion: The Congress

In 1971, Stanislaw Lem, a prolific Polish science fiction writer, published a book called The Futurological Congress, a blackly funny book featuring one of his recurring characters, a man named Ijon Tichy. Tichy is attending the titular Congress (in Costa Rica) when he is hit by a stream of hallucinations and waking ups (that may also be hallucinations) so strong that he loses his sense of reality. (I’m giving you this information so you don’t think that the film is about the U.S. Congress; The Music Hall doesn’t show films about subjects that distasteful.)

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September 30, 2014
Live Theater for Our Littlest Patrons!


We’re thrilled about the upcoming lineup for School Day Series, one of The Music Hall’s longest-running programs under our Explore + Learn banner. For the past 20 years, SDS has brought live theater to our littlest patrons, typically Pre-K to Middle School children from the greater Seacoast community.

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September 25, 2014
Rising Star Brett Dennen Dishes on Life, Music, and Nature

If you make the time to listen to the songs on Brett Dennen’s latest work, Smoke and Mirrors, you will likely have difficulty sitting still. His songs, fast climbing on the Billboard charts, are lively and energetic. Brett has toured with John Mayer, Michael Franti, and Jack Johnson. His enthusiasm for music, his art, and his life on the road are apparent. He’s had a busy summer playing the festival circuit and shows no signs of slowing down. I was able to catch up with him in between shows. Here’s a snippet of that conversation. Please join us on Wednesday, October 22 in the Historic Theater as Brett makes his debut appearance in Portsmouth, NH!

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September 16, 2014
Film Discussion Tuesday Night: Land Ho

Telluride by the Sea is crouching at the end of the week like a golden retriever waiting to give us a joyously enthusiastic Welcome Home! It’s certainly the peak of the cinema year at The Music Hall.

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August 13, 2014
Fantasy Football Guru Matthew Berry Tells (Almost) All: Coming to the Loft August 19th

Matthew Berry

My father was a huge football fan. As an only child, Dad decided at an early age that I was going to be the one to carry on our family tradition of being 49ers fans. At the tender age of three, when all of my friends were dressing up as princesses, I insisted on being the littlest 49er.

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August 11, 2014
Film Discussion Tuesday Night: Ida​

We will be discussing Ida tomorrow (Tuesday, August 12) at The Music Hall

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