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November 9, 2017
Where there’s food, there’s waste.


A very unfiltered Anthony Bourdain, the producer of “Wasted,” is passionate about this subject.  The film also features world-renown chef Mario Batali, a world renowned chef, who regaled us at the Music Hall last year. Mario is devoted to reducing food waste.

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February 24, 2017
The Heroin Effect

the heroin effect

Two years ago, while the seacoast community was reeling from another heroin-induced death, we at The Music Hall felt strongly that we needed to start talking about this epidemic and the very real impact it was having. Part of our mission is to be a place that inspires conversations and from that, our Let’s Talk About series came to life. We called together experts in education, treatment, recovery, and law enforcement to have a moderated discussion. Community members were invited to join us to talk about what we could do to help end this epidemic. Participants ranged from recovering addicts, parents looking for ways to talk to their children about drugs, seacoast residents, and legislators. That night, we were also joined by a couple of filmmakers, who were creating a documentary on effects heroin has on a community.

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February 14, 2017
Let’s Talk

Let's talk about consent

I’ll never forget reading the story of the Stanford Sexual Assault Survivor. I can’t imagine the strength that it took for her to stand up, face her attacker, and tell the world her story. To then watch it downplayed by the justice system because her attacker was a star athlete really stuck with me. I wondered what kind of message we were sending, not just to the children watching this play out in the news, but to the other people who had suffered the same way this woman had, or worse what does this say to the people who have committed this crime.

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January 18, 2017
Answering Life’s Questions with Will Schwalbe

Books for living

Reading has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. When I was little I used to hide flashlights around my room so I could read well past the allotted time, buried under my covers. Today, I make sure my ipad is updated with the latest book that I’m reading and my night stand is piled high with books waiting to be started.

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June 1, 2016
Life Backstage: Mokoomba

In our second installment of Life Backstage we sat down with Mokoomba, who hail from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Their sound is vibrant and distinct, combining traditional Tonga and pan-African music cultures with dashes of Rap, Ska, Soukous, and Afro-Cuban music. They appeared as part of our Live @ the Loft series. Our Deputy Director of Programming, Thérèse LaGamma caught up with them just before their show.




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May 25, 2016
Announcing Life Backstage

This week I’m really excited to announce that we are launching a new micro interview series, Life Backstage. We wanted to give you, our patrons (and my loyal blog readers), a behind the curtain look at the acts that are getting ready to perform here at The Music Hall.

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