Going back before the digital music era, I have always loved making mixes both on tape and CD. The playlist now serves the same function. My wife, Ashley, and I make themed playlists that become the soundtracks of our life, and 2022 was no exception.
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Every year as the holiday season comes around, I start looking for quirky Christmas songs as an alternative to the familiar classics that saturate the airwaves. The songs I discover get added to an ever-expanding playlist.
EATON — There is a newly refurbished piano in our seven-town-universe. It's at the Little White Church in Eaton, New Hampshire. To share this grand gift of the community in Eaton, Ellen Schwindt is planning an open piano evening on Sept. 15, from 7-8:30 p.m.
FRYEBURG, Maine — Ellen Schwindt will be offering a kid’s music class in Fryeburg during school vacation week, Tuesday through Friday, Feb. 22-25, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the music building at Fryeburg Academy.
CONWAY — Steel Dreams, the Conway area community steel band, has openings for those interested in adding fun, excitement and a new skill to their lives.
CONWAY — Last Saturday’s rain didn’t stop six bands from competing in the second annual “Battle of the Bands,” held at North Conway's Hog Coliseum as a fundraiser for the Kevin Peare Memorial Skate Park effort.
CONWAY — Mike Sakash will be presenting his popular jazz history course, focused this year on the “The Art of the Jazz Trio” on Tuesdays, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. in person at the Majestic Theatre in Conway as well as a real-time, interactive, online class through mountaintopmusic.org.
CONWAY — The Mount Washington Valley Community Band is pleased to announce its 48th season.
New England Musicians Relief Fund has launched a new fundraising drive and hopes to distribute $200,000 to musicians in need in time for the holidays.
Mike Sakash will present his popular jazz history course, focused this year on the “Big Bands of the 1950s and ‘60s,” on Tuesdays, 5:15 to 6:30 pm, as a real-time, interactive, online Zoom class through Mountain Top Music.
With everything going on right now, including the pandemic and the last week of protests and violence in the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd, who was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer, it feels inappropriate to write about entertainment.
CONWAY — Due to the ongoing public health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, Arts Jubilee has announced that there will be no Summer Concert Series this year.
CONWAY — “'Embraceable You' on four. One, two, three, four,” and the Mountain Top Music Adult Jazz Band is off and “zooming” online.
With local restaurants and bars closed or only doing take-out due to the COVID-19 crisis, musicians who regularly perform throughout the valley have taken to the Internet.
CONWAY — Inspired by the confusing times brought on by the coronavirus, Conway singer/songwriter and pianist Heather Pierson posted the “The Toilet Paper Song” on YouTube to send a bit of humor into the world.
While there are hundreds of Christmas songs, there are far fewer songs about New Year’s Day, but that doesn’t mean we’re all stuck singing “Auld Lang Syne,” yet again, as the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31. Here are 10 songs to get acquainted with before the year ends.