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October 9, 2015
My Music Hall, My Community

Monte & Denise at Fill the Hall
Monte & Denise Wheeler look out over the 5 tons of food collected for the Seacoast Family Food Pantry at the Summer’s Fill the Hall Food Drive.
For me, one of the most rewarding parts of my job is seeing and getting to know the broad array of artists that we are fortunate enough to work with. Artists that are internationally renowned, local, regional, new, or new to me. With the addition of the Loft almost five years ago, we have been able to program even more local and regional talent. I am always excited to discover new music and meet the artists. My job puts me in a unique position to do that just about every week.

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October 7, 2015
Marshaling in Halloween

Portsmouth Halloween Parade Monte Bohanan

I find myself writing, tweeting, and instagraming a lot about how much I love The Music Hall and Portsmouth. One of the many reasons why I love both Portsmouth and TMH so much is the people that work to ensure both are the perfect blend of charm, grit, and quaintness. Tomorrow morning the dedicated members of the Scarecrows of the Port committee will be placing scarecrows around town, signaling the start of our Halloween season to the tourists. For the locals however, the real kick off happened on Monday night when The Portsmouth Halloween Parade announced their Grand Marshal, who happens to be TMH’s Director of Marketing, Monte Bohanan.

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October 6, 2015
Behind the Scenes with Writers on a New England Stage

Tom Brokaw at The Music Hall Portsmouth

Full disclosure: Having lived in New York City for much of my adult life, I’m somewhat of a culture snob. It has been an unexpected thrill during the past several years to experience the depth and breadth of the thriving arts scene in Portsmouth—and a privilege to work with The Music Hall helping to spread the word.

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October 1, 2015
Sponsor Spotlight:  RMC Research Corporation

Chris Dwyer Music Hall

RMC Research is one of The Music Hall’s longest standing corporate partners, and for the past 10 years has generously supported our signature literary series, Writers on a New England Stage, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and now Writers in the Loft. For this month’s Sponsor Spotlight, RMC Research Vice President M. Christine Dwyer talks about the company’s partnership with The Music Hall and shares some of her most memorable Writers moments over the last ten years.

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September 30, 2015
Support The Music Hall and eat oysters

Franklin Oyster house
I’m a Portsmouth girl, I live downtown, work downtown, and play downtown. One of the perks of being downtown is getting to discover new restaurants as they open. A couple of months ago, The Franklin Oyster house opened right around the corner from The Music Hall, and I quickly became a fan. Oysters, innovative small plates, sparkling rosé, great staff, and a Telluride by the Sea festival sponsor, how could I not be?

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September 23, 2015
Learning from the Masters

Last night, we hosted eight UNH MFA students at the Loft to meet and talk with Salman Rushdie. Over my time at The Music Hall I’ve sat in on several of these Master Classes and every time I leave with the same thought, how lucky are we to be able to provide this experience.

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