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September 13, 2016
Life Backstage: Bill and Stella Pence

“What makes the Telluride Film Festival unique is we aren’t just seeking the brand new films that are going to win the Oscar for Best Picture or Foreign Film…” ~ Bill Pence

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August 4, 2016
Life Backstage: Judy Blume

Here the bestselling author Judy Blume talks with Margaret Talcott, the Producer of Writers on a New England Stage, about her teen years, her writing, and what’s in store for the future.

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July 18, 2016
Life Backstage: Margo Price

When we booked Margo Price at The Music Hall’s intimate Loft we were thrilled that she would be making her Portsmouth debut at our theater!

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June 15, 2016
Life Backstage with Valerie June

Blending folk, soul, blues, and Appalachian traditional elements into a refreshingly timeless sound that sits outside any particular musical era, Valerie June stands in a long and storied line of unique performers in Memphis, a city with a still vibrant music scene even into the 21st century. Deputy Director of Programming, Thérèse LaGamma, caught up with her before her recent performance at The Music Hall.

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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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