Creative Economy: Award-winning jazz composer-conductor takes lead in digital piracy battle
Mar29

Creative Economy: Award-winning jazz composer-conductor takes lead in digital piracy battle

When Maria Schneider was in graduate school in the 1980s, she was mildly interested in her required music-business courses, but her focus was the music itself. Little did she suspect that, decades later, along with having risen to the top of her profession as a big-band jazz composer and conductor, with five Grammy awards and high-profile commissions throughout the world, she also would emerge as a leading figure in debates about the...

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Power Lunch: Bente Torjusen
Dec10

Power Lunch: Bente Torjusen

Over a lunch of cheddar soup and a kale salad, the longtime leader of the AVA Gallery and Art Center talks about falling in love in Oslo, raising a family in Italy, building a thriving arts operation in the Upper Valley, and having the last laugh on the stern man who told her, “We don’t need an art gallery in Lebanon.” On the day before Halloween, Bente Torjusen, the tall, vivacious, and tastefully dressed executive director of AVA...

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The Big Event: Painters, Sculptors Gather at The Fells in Newbury, N.H., for Annual Artists Weekend
Jul29

The Big Event: Painters, Sculptors Gather at The Fells in Newbury, N.H., for Annual Artists Weekend

While their approaches vary, the painters invited to the annual artists weekend at The Fells share a mission — to portray the landscape of the early 20th-century summer estate. The work is started and finished over the course of two days, with most artists completing two to six pieces. This year’s event, July 18-19, featured 16 painters and two sculptors, most from New Hampshire. Muggy weather and a rain shower didn’t dampen their...

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Our First Look, But Not Our Last
Apr28

Our First Look, But Not Our Last

We only scratched the surface, but we sure hit a gusher. This month’s cover story takes our first look at the so-called creative economy, largely through the lens of White River Junction, the one-time railroad hub that is rapidly evolving into the Brooklyn of the Upper Valley. Hip and eclectic, full of artists and outlets for their work, and with a growing number of interesting places for visitors to have a bite or a drink after...

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