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African Burying Ground Celebration: Q&A With Chris Dwyer Community

African Burying Ground Celebration: Q&A With Chris Dwyer

The following Q&A with African Burying Ground committee member and Portsmouth City Councilor Chris Dwyer, is the final interview with three of the individuals who have volunteered their time and expertise to bring the Portsmouth African Burying Ground project to fruition with a Memorial Day weekend celebration taking place May 20 to May 23. Regina Baraban (RB): When, and why, did you first get involved as a member of the African Burying Ground committee? Chris Dwyer (CD): I had attended the public planning processes in 2007 that were initiated by the City to plan for the memorial. I became the City Council’s representative to the project the next year when former Councilor Hynes stepped down from office and I’ve served as the Council representative since then. Just as I was joining the committee, we began the process of selecting the artist Jerome Meadows to develop the public art for the site. Read More Read More
With Thanks Community

With Thanks

Throughout the month of January, we have focused on recognizing and thanking our corporate partners, whose support is critical to all that we do here at The Music Hall. We cannot let this month of appreciation go by, however, without recognizing another significant group of partners: The Music Hall’s Corporate Committee. Read More Read More
Partnerships Bring Possibilities Community

Partnerships Bring Possibilities

Question: What do you get when you bring Buddy Holly and Mary Poppins to The Music Hall?  Answer: Broadway quality musical theater right here in Portsmouth! These two shows would not have been possible without our historic partnership with the Ogunquit Playhouse and the support of our series sponsors Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank and Pickwick’s Mercantile. Read More Read More
Paramount Pictures’ Labor Day to Open New Hampshire Film Festival Community

Paramount Pictures’ Labor Day to Open New Hampshire Film Festival

October 8, 2013, Portsmouth, NH— Labor Day, starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin and Gattlin Griffith, is making its New England premiere as the opening night film at the New Hampshire Film Festival later this month. One of the most anticipated films to screen at the festival, Labor Day is based on the book by New Hampshire native Joyce Maynard, who will be in attendance at the festival. The film is directed by Jason Reitman, who also wrote the screenplay for the film, based on Maynard’s novel. Starring alongside Winslet and Brolin are Clark Gregg, J.K. Simmons, Brooke Smith, James Van Der Beek and Tobey Maguire. Labor Day opens in theaters on December 25. Read More Read More

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