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Evolution of An Artist: An Interview with José González Interviews

Evolution of An Artist: An Interview with José González

The Music Hall’s Intimately Yours series welcomes singer/songwriter José González to town on February 8.  Born in Gothenburg, Sweden to Argentinian parents, González is known for his classical guitar playing and has gained a big fan following with his Swedish folk rock band Junip. On this tour he performs solo, playing songs from his three solo albums plus a few recognizable covers in his own brilliant, genre-busting style. Deputy Director of Programming and Series Producer, Thérèse LaGamma caught up with him to discuss influences and career highlights. Read More Read More
Member Spotlight: Jackie Gadsden and Laurel Dunn Community

Member Spotlight: Jackie Gadsden and Laurel Dunn

When I encounter Jackie Gadsden and Laurel Dunn in the coffee shop to talk about this article, I find them deep in conversation with a gentleman seated at their table. As he got up to leave, I was surprised to hear them exchange “nice to meet yous.” Apparently, he was in town from Hawaii visiting family and had tripped on his way into the shop. The three of them struck up a conversation that led to an invitation to their table. If you ever trip grabbing your morning coffee in downtown Portsmouth, I highly recommend running into Jackie and Laurel. There couldn’t be two more friendly, interesting, and charming women to help get your day back on track. Read More Read More
Sponsor Spotlight: C&J Bus Lines Interviews

Sponsor Spotlight: C&J Bus Lines

We are so pleased to have C&J Bus Lines as a valued partner in The Ogunquit Playhouse at The Music Hall series. As we look toward our 2017 holiday production, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Musical, I had an opportunity to ask C&J President Jim Jalbert a few questions about what he’s looking forward to from this show, his favorite memories from past years, and why supporting the community is central to C&J’s business. Read More Read More
Real Life Revelations from Lady Dynamite’s Maria Bamford Interviews

Real Life Revelations from Lady Dynamite’s Maria Bamford

With a new season of Lady Dynamite about to air on Netflix, the edgy, original comedian Maria Bamford is on a roll. Last year Stephen Colbert named her his favorite comedian on planet earth! We can’t wait for her Portsmouth debut at The Music Hall on Friday, November 10. When Deputy Director of Programming/ Performing Arts Curator, Thérèse LaGamma, caught up with Maria by phone she was in the process of moving from one end of Los Angeles to another.  Here’s what she had to say about mentors, show business, and life. Read More Read More
Preserving Traditions While Pushing Boundaries Interviews

Preserving Traditions While Pushing Boundaries

This summer we are bringing a bit of Mardi Gras back to Portsmouth with the return of The Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Wednesday, July 26. In anticipation of their return Ben Jaffe, the renowned band’s Creative Director took time out of a busy schedule to share his thoughts with The Music Hall’s Deputy Director of Programming, Thérèse LaGamma. Read More Read More

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