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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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January 26, 2018
Evolution of An Artist: An Interview with José González

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.

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July 4, 2017
Get Ready to Conga With Pink Martini


Normally on Monday’s we are dark, meaning there isn’t a show or a movie. This Monday however, the Historic Theater will be brightly lit when Pink Martini returns. I for one can’t wait. If you haven’t had the chance to see this group live, scoop up the last of the tickets and put on your dancing shoes.

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June 23, 2017
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.

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March 15, 2017
Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day at The Music Hall


As you know, this Friday is Saint Patrick’s day. If you are anything like me, the idea of venturing out to a local bar to celebrate the holiday is unappealing (long lines to get in, longer lines for the restrooms, and people who have consumed more Guinness than they probably should have) we have a great alternative for you!

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April 30, 2016
Moonshine Musings: A Conversation with Valerie June

Valerie June

We can’t wait to welcome the unique singer-songwriter Valerie June to the historic theater as part of our Intimately Yours series on June 7.  A small town girl who grew up in Humboldt, Tennessee (population 8,000), Valerie has become a highly regarded rising star, captivating audiences and critics alike with her strikingly individual voice and heartfelt stories. In 2013 Rolling Stone named her album Pushin’ Against A Stone one of the year’s top 50, and in 2014 she was nominated by the Americana Music Awards as Emerging Act of the Year. She’ll be debuting her “organic moonshine roots music” at The Music Hall. Valerie recently shared some insights with The Music Hall’s Deputy Programming Director, Thérèse LaGamma.

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