Read more about the Sugar River Ukulele Club in an article written by Dan Mackie from this past Saturday’s Valley News.
And also, I couldn’t NOT share this video of Elton John performing “Crocodile Rock” with the Muppets.
Singing crocodiles. Duh.
Singing crocodiles. Duh.
JAGfest, a weekend performing arts festival of new works all celebrating the talents of African-American playwrights and performing artists, kicks off tonight at 7:30 in White River Junction and runs all weekend.
Enfield is The Place To Be!
We already told ya about the whole thing with the flannel and the world record attempt and the basketball.
There’s also The Pilgrims playing a show at the Windsor Station. (You may remember they have a fun new video.) They’re joined by Faux in Love and it all starts at 9:30 p.m.
JAGfest and the Newport Winter Festival continue. And also, what a busy weekend. Maybe take a nap?
You might remember that reporter Jordan Cuddemi met Ulysses Augustus earlier this year and was enthralled.
According to a nifty map on the HRC website, the readings in the Claremont/Newport area were among three that were officially organized in the Twin States. (The other two were in Essex Junction, Vt., and Gorham, N.H.)
Matt Mooshian is the chairman of Rural Outright, a program of TLC Family Resource Center in Claremont. Its mission is to support and advocacy for rural LGBTQIA* Granite Staters and their allies. Here’s what Matt had to say about the event:
I Am Jazz Day is actually a national event put on by the Human Rights Campaign’s Welcoming Schools Committee. We were planning to observe the day ourselves and contacted Claremont School District about hosting an event — they were very excited and wanted to partner with us to launch a new series: Understanding Diversity & Inclusion Through Children’s Literature. We used I Am Jazz as our first reading to launch the series and it was a great success! We had nearly 100 people from Claremont and Newport. We hosted seven readings across the two communities. We also learned the Newport Headstart had a reading for students & parents. It was truly a great day!
The readings started at noon and continued through 6:30 p.m., and a copy of the book was donated at each location, which, in addition to RVCC and TLC, included Maple Avenue Elementary School, the Fiske Free Library and Richards Free Library.
Check out Rural Outright’s full photo album on the group’s Facebook page.
And, in case you missed I Am Jazz Day yourself, you can actually watch a video of Jennings reading the book online:
Sent to us in a news release:
NEWPORT — Rural Outright presents their next Let’s Talk program, “Beyond the Keyhole: Rural LGBTQ Community Oral History and Andrew’s Inn.” Join us on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. at the Newport High School’s Lou Thompson Community Room, located at 245 N. Main St. in Newport, NH. Andrew’s Inn was a gay disco, bar, restaurant, hotel, co-counseling site, and community space in Bellows Falls, Vermont from 1973-1984. Those involved were the state’s rural LGBTQ vanguard. Now, for the first time, the Green Mountain Crossroads’ (GMC) Andrew’s Inn Oral History Project is sharing the Andrew’s Inn story. GMC, Marlboro College and Vermont Performance Lab have collaborated on project. HB Lozito, executive director of GMC and creator of the Project, will discuss the history of Andrew’s Inn, share audio featured in the Project, and explain how this project fits into GMC’s broader work empowering rural LGBTQ community members.
For more information, visit www.tlcfamilyrc.org/lets-talk.