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Thursday
May312012

Plymouth - Guitar Master Leo Kottke @ Flying Monkey: 6/1

Plymouth, NH.  The Flying Monkey Performance Center is honored to present guitar master Leo Kottke in Plymouth on Friday, June 1st.  Seven time Grammy winner Kottke is known to draw on not just folk, but also blues and jazz music in his original, finger-picking acoustic style on both six and twelve-string guitars. He entertains his audiences with his musical virtuoso and incredible humor.   Tickets for this concert start at $35.

For nearly four decades, Leo Kottke has relentlessly pursued a unique musical vision that has placed him among the foremost acoustic guitar stylists of our time -- or any other time, for that matter. A six and 12-string guitar virtuoso, Kottke has dazzled audiences with his amazing fingerstyle approach -- amassing a worldwide following and winning 7 Grammy Awards in the process. The Los Angeles Times notes "Kottke has an uncanny ability to make folk music sound like capital-A art." The self-taught guitarist first surfaced with his now-legendary 1969 recording, Six and Twelve-String Guitar. He has since blazed a singular stylistic path -- creating music which draws on blues, jazz, and folk influences. Classical precision, popular appeal, jazz fluency, 20th-century harmony, syncopated rhythms, and lyrics that feature quasi-literary characterizations all vie for supremacy in his music and challenge our preconceived notions of how acoustic guitar music should sound.

“My music is maybe hard to categorize,” Kottke allows. “It doesn’t fit conveniently into the bins at record stores. That works for me, though ... I don’t rise and fall with trends. Most listeners seem to have room for this stuff.  It’s been great that way.”  Classic Kottke albums like Chewing Pine (1975), Balance (1979), Time Step (1983), My Father’s Face (1989), Great Big Boy (1991), Peculiaroso (1993) and One Guitar, No Vocals (1999) have consistently won over new fans while continuing to surprise and delight longtime aficionados.  Over the years, Kottke has worked in the studio and shared concert stages with everyone from Lyle Lovett, John Fahey, T-Bone Burnett and Rickie Lee Jones, to Paco de Lucia, Pepe Romero, John Williams, John McLaughlin and Joe Pass.

Longtime Kottke devotees have learned to expect the unexpected. Kottke’s ability to embrace folk idioms and pop melodies as readily as he assimilates jazz and classical influences makes him unique among guitar virtuosi. As the Melbourne Review attests, “At any given moment you could close your eyes and imagine three guitarists in the place of Kottke …"  But for all its technical brilliance, wicked syncopation and harmonic sophistication, Kottke’s music is eminently accessible.  At heart he’s a populist. Audacious, intelligent and funny, Leo Kottke’s musical performance defies traditional categories and is, simply put, a delight to hear.

The Flying Monkey is quickly becoming known as the ‘best place in NH’ to see a show.   Go experience Dinner and a Show with World Class artists, state of the art sound and lighting, and unparalleled food and beverage service by the Common Man Family of Restaurants. 

Tickets for the Leo Kottke concert are $35, and $45 for premium seats.   For tickets and more information on concerts and the Flying Monkey Performance Center, visit www.flyingmonkeynh.com or call 603-536-2551.

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About The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center

The former Plymouth Theatre on Main Street in Plymouth, NH, the funky, 1920’s era playhouse was renovated in 2010 and updated with all the modern amenities of today’s state of the art live entertainment venue. What was previously a two-screen movie theater has been converted into one intimate performance hall. State of the Art Sound and Lighting was installed by renowned acoustic engineer Bill Blaine.  The venue boasts a unique seating layout including cabaret style table sections and bars on both the main floor and the balcony. Reserved table seating offers both food and beverage service in the main hall during performances, starting as early as an hour and a half before showtime.

 

 

Sunday
May202012

Summer Raw Bar at Tuscan Kitchen in Salem, NH

Tuscan Kitchen Welcomes the Summer with a New Raw Bar Just in Time for the Season!

 

WHAT          Food trends come and go, but year after year, nothing speaks to the flavor of summer like a classic raw bar. For a fresh, vibrant taste of summer, look no further than the ward-winning Tuscan Kitchen in Salem, NH. This May through August, Tuscan Kitchen will be featuring daily selections of the finest seafood from their new Summer Raw Bar, available for lunch and dinner. Enjoy the special catch of the day, or take on the succulent Tuscan Shellfish Tower. Choose from a selection of Local Oysters, Little Neck Clams, and Giant Shrimp Cocktail, or enjoy our luxurious Chilled Maine Lobster. Our wide variety of first class sea-sourced fare has something exciting to offer every seafood lover!

 

From The Raw Bar

Fresh Daily Selections

Tuscan Shellfish Tower

Local oysters, Little Neck Clams, Giant Shrimp Cocktail

Chilled Maine Lobster

Tuna & Scallop Crudo Served with a Trio of Signature Sauces

 

WHERE:          Tuscan Kitchen67 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079 603-952-4875

 

WHEN:            Available now through August 2012

RESERVATIONS:      

Reservations accepted for parties of seven or more. Call-ahead seating is available for parties smaller than seven. Simply call (603) 952-4875 before leaving your home or office and if on a wait, you will be added to wait list ensuring priority seating! Upon arrival, please check in with the host at the front door. *There may be an additional wait when you arrive.

Tuesday
May152012

MEDO - Tokyo Joe’s Studio hosts Grand Opening Party on Saturday, May 19th from 10-2pm

Grand Opening to feature free activities for children including;

bouncy houses, free food, free demos & discounts on future classes.

 

Manchester, NH – Tokyo Joe’s Studios of Self Defense of Manchester will host a Grand Opening Party on Saturday, May 19th from 10:00am-2:00pm.  Tokyo Joe’s is located in the old Cobra Kahn’s Martial Arts studio at 865 Second St, between KC’s Rib Shack and McDonald’s.  “I have been studying karate for more than 16 years and I find karate to be an exciting and engaging way to challenge kids and teenagers”, stated Sensei Joshua Deane, owner and instructor at Tokyo Joe’s.  “Karate teaches discipline, structure, focus and respect.  But more importantly it’s fun”, Deane added. 

There will be no shortage of fun activities on Saturday, May 19th during the Grand Opening Party.  Activities during the Grand Opening include; bouncy houses, board breaking for kids, free lessons, games, karate demonstrations from 11:00-11:30pm, a weapons demonstration from 12:00-12:30pm and free pizza from 12:00-1:00pm.  Kids and parents who are able to break a board will be given a spin on the prize wheel and could win a free month of classes, pizza parties, foam nunchucks, t-shirts and more.  “Karate is a family activity and we want to invite families from the Greater Manchester area to attend the Grand Opening to see the great benefits of enrolling themselves and their children in our Karate programs, we have various classes separated by age group and skill level.”  Parents will have the opportunity to sign their children up for classes and receive exclusive discounts only available at the Grand Opening. Classes are available six days a week and Tokyo Joe’s even offers a family-style class on the weekends. 

Financial assistance was provided to Tokyo Joe’s though the City of Manchester’s Revolving Loan Fund (RLF).  The RLF is a loan program administered by the Manchester Economic Development Office (MEDO) to help attract or encourage the development of new businesses and to support the expansion of existing companies that will create new jobs in Manchester.  “We view the Revolving Loan Fund as an invaluable tool to encourage the growth of new and existing business and the creation of new jobs in Manchester,” said Jay Minkarah, Director of Economic Development for the City of Manchester. “We are very happy the City was able to play a part in assisting Josh open Tokyo Joe’s and we wish him the best of success in the future.”

 

Wednesday
May092012

Regional Wine Tasting Celebration at Tuscan Kitchen in Salem, NH 

Tuscan Kitchen Celebrates Anniversary of Popular Regional Wine Tasting Series! 

WHAT:           On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm,Tuscan Kitchen located in Salem, New Hampshire will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its widely successful Regional Wine Tasting Series with a special tasting featuring wines from Tuscany. Throughout the year, the popular wine series has attracted hundreds of wine enthusiasts and foodies every Wednesday evening looking to experience a trip to the various regions of Italy. Tuscan Kitchen boasts an extensive, carefully selected wine collection, with over 3,000 bottles stored in their temperature controlled wine cellar, sure to satisfy even the most discerning palate. Unlike any other dining venue, Tuscan Kitchen prepares everything in-house, artfully blending Italy's passion for wine and food with a warm, comfortable atmosphere in which to truly experience Artisan Italian.

For the special anniversary tasting, guests will enjoy a complimentary welcome toast followed by a tasting of the wines of “Castillo Banfi” from Tuscany. Wines will be paired with Salumi e Formaggi and artisanal hand crafted breads from the Tuscan Kitchen bakery.

Wines

Chianti Classico Reserva

Super Tuscan

Brunello Di Montalcino

 

WHERE:           Tuscan Kitchen67 Main Street,Salem,NH 03079 603-952-4875

 

WHEN:             Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

 

COST:              $20.00per person, tax & gratuity not included

RESERVATIONS:        

Reservations accepted for parties of seven or more. Call-ahead seating is available for parties smaller than seven. Simply call (603) 952-4875 before leaving your home or office and if on a wait, you will be added to wait list ensuring priority seating! Upon arrival, please check in with the host at the front door. *There may be an additional wait when you arrive.

Monday
Apr162012

Kashmir will rock the Monkey again with their Led Zeppelin show on Saturday, April 21st

Plymouth, NH.  At 7:30pm on Saturday, April 21st, Kashmir: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Show rolls back into town to The Flying Monkey. Kashmir is known for bringing true Zeppelin fans back to the glory days of the Mighty Gods of Rock with their elaborate light shows, and authentic reenactments of live shows.  Tickets for this concert start at $18.

Kashmir is made up of Jean Violet as Robert Plant, Andy Urban as Jimmy Page, Matt Stanley as John Paul Jones, and Paul Cooper as John Bonham. Together they are the closest thing to a reincarnation of the original band complete with Violet’s uncanny resemblance of Plant down to his bare chest and curly locks.

The stage show is reminiscent of Zeppelin’s live performance during the 1970s offering a psychedelic mix of lasers and fog. Wearing a page-like dragon suit, Urban pulls off a barrage of guitar licks with ease and wows the audience with Page’s famous bow solos. Stanley, dressed in a replica white suit, amazes the crowd with his performance as John Paul Jones using a custom made cabinet and amp very similar to that of Jones’ setup. Cooper certainly pays homage to John Bonham with his "Bonzo" drum solo during "Moby Dick". And Violet’s close to near delivery of Robert Plant’s often mystical-like lyrics are dead on.

"We don’t try to compete with other Zeppelin tributes. We’re just four guys who try their best to sound like them and look like them," said Violet during a phone interview.   "Seeing a tribute band in a small venue is more intimate and there is more camaraderie between the band and the audience. These new stadiums are all geared towards luxury boxes and the fans now are so far removed from the show it’s not the same like when I was growing up."

The former Plymouth Theatre on Main Street in Plymouth, NH, the funky, 1920’s era playhouse was renovated in 2010 and updated with all the modern amenities of today’s state of the art live entertainment venue. What was previously a two-screen movie theater has been converted into one intimate performance hall. State of the Art Sound and Lighting was installed by renowned acoustic engineer Bill Blaine. The venue boasts a unique seating layout including cabaret style table sections and bars on both the main floor and the balcony. Reserved table seating offers both food and beverage service in the main hall during performances, starting as early as an hour and a half before showtime.

Tickets for the Kashmir concert are on sale now for $18, and $24 for Premier seats. For tickets and more information on concerts and the Flying Monkey Performance Center, visit www.flyingmonkeynh.com or call 603-536-2551.