Showing posts from March, 2014

This Day in Rock History-Lyle Lovett, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper, AC/DC and Jeff Beck...

This Day, March 27 in Rock History...
2002 – Country singer Lyle Lovett suffers a compound fracture to his lower right leg when he is trampled by a bull at his uncle’s farm in suburban Houston.
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1995 – Elton John and Tim Rice win the Oscar for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture with their song from”The Lion King.”, “Can You Feel The Love”. More Photos By Nanci Images of Sir Elton:

1992 – Bruce Springsteen releases the albums Human Touch and Lucky Town on the same day. More Photos By Nanci Images of Bruce:

1984 – Cyndi Lauper releases her future No. 1 “Time After Time.” More Photos By Nanci Images of Cyndi:

1981 – AC/DC release Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.
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1979 – Bruce Sp…

2nd Annual Upper Valley Battle of the Bands, Time to Register

Does your band have what it takes...
When: August 28, 2014 Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Where: Colburn Park Rain Location: Lebanon Opera House
Sponsored by : Lebanon Recreation Department Lebanon Opera House
Great prizes to be announced! 
Interested in competing in the battle?
Click here for a registration form.
(Register by July 3, 2014)

Questions please e-mail

Mark your calendars and come out to  support our  Upper Valley Talent August 28th Its FREE!!!

Woodstock Union High School Yoh Theatre Players perform "The Physicists"

March 21, 2014 Woodstock Vermont The Yoh Theatre Players performed "The Physicists" this past weekend. The two act play, a Master Production, was presented in an intimate setting where the audience was seated on stage with the actors. Reservations were encouraged as the seating layout allowed for only 50 audience members per performance. The dark comedy written by Swiss playwright Friedrich Durrenmatt takes place on a single day in November 1961 at a villa converted into a private sanatorium.
The play centers on three characters/patients: Einstein (Dune Mayberger), Newton (Nate Hinson) and Mobius (Ted Morley)-who speaks with King Solomon. The doctor in charge of the sanatorium is Dr. Von Sahnd (Hannah Merseal.) She and her nursing staff are quite a crew. Are these people real or are they insane? And who is truly insane? Nothing is as it seems during this play and all is revealed in the final act.
The play is currently relevant with the conflict occurring between Russia and …

Robert Cray Raises the Roof and Serious Money for CFSNH!

Thursday March 20, 2014 Concord, NH
Child and Family Services hosted the BLUES SUMMIT with ROBERT CRAY and JON BUTCHER Thursday night at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, NH. The event was a huge fundraiser, raising $64,000! This money will help a lot of local families, at risk teens and will send many children to summer camp!
A new and welcomed addition to the VIP reception before the concert was a live performance by rising star from NH, singer-songwriter, MB PADFIELD 
So the VIPs got to sample some really yummy treats and consume some beer and wine all to the tunes by this very talented young woman. Her musical repertoire was astounding.
And then the guest of honor arrived! Here Kat Strange welcomes everyone and introduces Robert Cray. After a brief photo op session with the VIPs, Mr. Cray was whisked back to the Capitol Center for the show.
Boston rock and roll legend, Jon Butcher opened the SOLD OUT concert. More performance images:…

The Robert Cray Band Performs for Child and Family Services of New Hampshire 'Concerts For The Cause'-TONIGHT!

The Robert Cray Band in The Blues Summit
Thursday March 20, 2014 7:30 pm
For Child and Family Services of New Hampshire
Capital Center for the Arts
Concord, NH

Photos by Nanci images of Robert Cray, click HERE

Keb' Mo' Thrills Crowd at Lebanon Opera House, A Benefit for Cover Home Repair

March 19, 2014
Lebanon NH
Cover Home Repair hosted its Annual Benefit Concert last night. Despite the forecast of heavy wet snow, folks from the Upper Valley and points far away filled the Lebanon Opera House (LOH) for a show of great music by Keb' Mo'.
Cover Home Repair has been putting volunteers to work repairing homes in the Upper Valley since 1998. They even have a store-The ReCover Store that helps fund the Home Repair and Weatherization Programs.
Kevin Moore (Keb' Mo') took the stage and played for a little over two hours. He shared stories and joked with the crowd, especially when "Mary" shouted for him to "The Itch." He also told the audience that he has a new CD coming out April 22. After LOH, Keb' heads to The Egg in Albany (March 20), Norwalk CT (March 21) and The Wilbur Theater in Boston MA (March 22.) More tour dates: TOUR

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Keb' Mo Returns To The Lebanon Opera House, Lebanon NH TONIGHT!

Keb' Mo'
Wednesday March 19, 2014 7:30 pm Get Tickets HERE
Lebanon Opera House Lebanon NH

Presented by Kirschner Concerts & Drusky Ent.
Photos by Nanci images of Keb'Mo', click HERE

This Day in Rock History 2002–The Ramones Were Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

2002 – The Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Eddie Vedder, lead singer of Pearl Jam and close friend of the Ramones. The ceremony took place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
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Woodstock Union High Scool Alumni Potluck Dinner and Raffle

Masonic Lodge
Woodstock Vermont Saturday, March 15, 2014

On Saturday night, the Woodstock Union High School Alumni hosted their 13th or 14th Annual Potluck Dinner and raffle. No one can remember when Barb Leonard, Class of 1970 started the dinners but folks do know it happens every March around St. Patrick's Day. Leonard said she started the dinner as a way to get the alumni together during the winter just about when Cabin fever is setting. She wanted it to be a "Moral Booster.". The first few years she invited Key Note Speakers to attend but as the years passed the dinner morphed into the Potluck and Raffle Dinner it is today.

She said the raffle has taken on a life of its own. Folks come to the dinner just to see what's being raffle off and hoping that they take home a lot of treasure. The funds raised though the raffle and Silent Auction go towards the Alumni Scholarship Program and also to help with the Annual Alumni Parade expenses.

This year, as in years past …

This Day in Rock History 2005-Buddy Guy Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

2005 – U2, The Pretenders, Buddy Guy, the O’Jays, and Percy Sledge are all inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a dinner in New York.
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This Day in Rock History

1996 – The Ramones: A crowd in Buenos Aires riots after it’s revealed that the Ramones tickets they waited all night to buy have already been sold.
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1987 – Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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Keb' Mo', Robert Cray, Shawn Mullins, David Bromberg, Johnny Clegg, Joan Osborne-Busy Spring Music Scene

Upcoming Shows for Photos by Nanci

Keb' Mo'
Wednesday March 19, 2014 7:30 pm Get Tickets HERE
Lebanon Opera House Lebanon NH
Benefit for Cover Home Repair
Presented by Kirschner Concerts & Drusky Ent.
Photos by Nanci images of Keb'Mo', click HERE

Read a great interview with Keb' Mo' by Seven Days writer Ethan de Seife
An Interview With Blues Musician Keb' Mo'
About 20 years ago, when songwriter and blues musician Kevin Moore reinvented himself as Keb' Mo' with his self-titled debut album, he not only earned awards and widespread praise, but picked up a less tangible honor as well. Blues fans and critics agreed that Moore inherited the mantle of generational spokesman for the blues, passed down to him from Robert Cray. Yet Moore still seems, in some ways, like the new kid on the block. Read More
Read about Cover Home Repair.
The Robert Cray Band in The Blues Summit
Thursday March 20, 2014 7:30 pm
For Child and Family Services of New Hampshire
Capital …

Special Olympics of Vermont 2013 Awards Banquet and 2014 St. Patrick's Winter Games Dance

Special Olympics of Vermont 2013 Awards Banquet
and 2014 St. Patrick's Dance
Woodstock Inn and Resort
Woodstock, VT March 8 , 2014
The best part of the Winter Games Weekend is THE DANCE...sure these athletes are fired up for their races but what they really look forward to on Saturday night is the annual dance!!

Lots more images of these WAY COOL people rockin' out...

Photos by Nanci covered the events for The Vermont Standard. More images may be viewed at:

Images from previous games... 2011



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Special Olympics of Vermont 2014 Winter Games

Special Olympics of Vermont 2014 Games
Suicide Six Ski Area
Pomfret, VT March 8 , 2014

The last seven years Special Olympics of Vermont SOVT has held its Winter Games in Woodstock Vermont. Even with the most athletes to compete in the games so far, the fit with Woodstock seems great.

Photos by Nanci covered the snowshoeing and cross country skiing on Saturday and what a wonderful day it was. If you ever find yourself needing a "feel good" event, you should attend, or better still volunteer to help out with SOVT. I saw more hugs, tears of joy and high fives than I have at another other event I've attended.

Competitions were fierce but everyone was a winner!

Photos by Nanci covered the events for The Vermont Standard. More images may be viewed at:

Images from previous games... 2011


This Day In Rock History...1987 Bob Seger Says He'll Tour No More...

1987 – Bob Seger tells an audience at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena he’s on his last tour. The rocker returned to the road shortly afterward. And I've been lucky to see him a few times since then!
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Vermont Special Olympics Winter Games THIS Weekend!!!

For the seventh year in a row, Vermont Special Winter Olympics will be held this weekend at The Woodstock Inn and Resort and Suicide Six Ski Area in Pomfret Vermont.

The Games officially open Friday night on the Woodstock Green at 7 pm. Governor Peter Shumlin is expected to he on hand; just prior to this opening event there will be a reception at the Woodstock Inn and Resort from 5-7 pm.

The Opening Ceremony includes a parade of the athletes, the passing of the torch and fireworks on Mt. Tom, coordinated by the Woodstock Rotary.

From the Vermont Special Olympics Website:
Special Olympics Vermont’s Winter Games is truly a highlight among our competitions. This annual three-day competition takes place in historic Woodstock, Vermont where hundreds of members from the community join together to make the experience ever-lasting for all involved. The competition kicks off on Friday with our School Unified Sports snowshoeing competition. On Friday night at 7:30 pm at the Woodstock Town Hall w…