Daily Archives: June 15, 2011

Free Show at Tupelo Tonight Plus Several Great Acts Coming!

Ticket Update
SHAWN COLVIN – Selling fast.
THE WAILIN’ JENNYS – Selling fast.
NATALIE MACMASTER – Only 36 tickets remain!
AL DiMEOLA – Only 32 tickets remain!

This Week
Wednesday, June 15 CARRIE RODRIGUEZ
Carrie Rodriguez is a soulful singer, songwriter and fiddler/guitarist who grew up in Austin, TX. Over the years, as part of a duo (with Chip Taylor), as a side-woman (with Alejandro Escovedo), and as a solo artist – Carrie Rodriguez has dazzled critics and audiences alike with her prowess as a musician. With 2006′s solo debut album, Seven Angels On A Bicycle (Trainwreck/Back Porch – EMI) she proved herself as a frontperson with a vision. With 2008′s follow up, She Ain’t Me she proved to be a world class songwriter in her own right. Carrie has recently been featured on Austin City Limits and Mountain Stage.

Thursday, June 16 SUBWAY COMEDY TOUR
National touring comedians Auggie Smith and Dax Jordan take the stage for a great night of laughs. This is going to be a VERY funny show!

Friday, June 17 JIMMIE VAUGHAN
This show is SOLD OUT.

Last year’s blues challenge sold out and was a great night of amazing music by local blues artists competing for a spot at the National blues competition.

Sunday, June 19 RODNEY CROWELL
Here are some things you probably already know about Rodney Crowell. In 1977, he formed his own group, The Cherry Bombs, and in 1978 released his first album, Ain’t Living Long Like This. In 1988 he released Diamonds and Dirt, which generated an unprecedented five number-one singles, including “It’s Such a Small World,” with Rosanne Cash, his wife and partner at the time. They split up in 1992, but they are still friends.
His acclaimed autobiographical album, The Houston Kid, in 2001 marked his break from the constraints of mainstream record labels. There have been some awards along the way: Rodney won a Grammy in 1989 for the Best Country Song: “After all This Time.” He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003. After he re-formed The Notorious Cherry Bombs in 2004 with his old pal Vince Gill, the band was nominated for a CMA Top Vocal Group award. Hundreds of versions of his songs have been recorded over the years.

New Bookings
Eric Johnson’s stature as one of the premier guitar players in contemporary music is his artistic trump card, backed by a Grammy Award and five nominations, platinum album, Top 10 hits like “Cliffs Of Dover,” praise from critics and the esteem of his peers. But the full hand of his talents marks him as well as a gifted songwriter, dynamic live performer, singer, pianist, song interpreter, and creator of a rich and diverse musical legacy.

November 12 RIK EMMETT
Come join Rik Emmett, lead singer and guitarist for the rock band Triumph, for a special performance at Tupelo! Rik will be performing a mix of classics, acoustic , jazz and blues, as well as performing as part of the Strung Out Troubadours with guitarist Dave Dunlop. It is a show not to be missed as these two master guitarists duke it out on stage.
Emmett and Dunlop (from the rock band Full Nine) first played together during a master class session at the National Summer Guitar Workshop in 1990. Much of their material originates from their acoustic guitars, with Rik singing lead vocal on some selections.
In 2007, Strung-Out Troubadours won “Album of the Year” and “Group/Duo Of The Year” at the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, where they were the most heavily-nominated act. Both Rik and Dave were also nominated for “Best Guitarist”, a category that Emmett had captured back in 2005.

November 25 JUDY COLLINS
Judy Collins was born in May, 1939 in Seattle, Washington. She began as a classical pianist, with her first performance at the age of 13. Soon after that, however, she discovered the work of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, and other folk singers, and fell in love with traditional and contemporary topical music. When she was 22, she released her debut album. She began her career singing both traditional songs and contemporary folk tunes written by songwriters like Bob Dylan and Phil Ochs. She also brought great attention to songs by artists like Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell. It wasn’t until 1967 that she began recording her own original compositions. She has received two Grammy Awards and an Academy Award Nomination. She has made 39 records, and continues to tour internationally.

“We’re part of a long train ride,” is the way Peter Yarrow visualizes the many events that have highlighted a career spanning more than four decades. With characteristic care, Yarrow places the success he’s had within a greater context, seeing his accomplishments as part of a tradition, to be credited and carried on. “When I was in high school,” he recalls, “I heard The Weavers’ concert at Carnegie Hall where they sang songs such as ‘If I Had a Hammer,’ and ‘Wasn’t That a Time.’ It was inspiring, and it showed me the extraordinary effect that music of conscience can have.” That lesson launched Peter on a lifelong path that is now, perhaps, in its most vital phase.
Over the years, many issues have moved Peter to commit his time and talent: equal rights, peace, the environment, gender equality, homelessness, hospice care and education. All have utilized his skills as both a performer and an organizer. Along with his singing partners, Paul and Mary, Peter participated in the Civil Rights Movement, which brought them to Washington in 1963 to sing for the historic march led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as the equally historic Selma-Montgomery march in 1965. He went on to produce and coordinate numerous events for the Peace/anti-Vietnam War movement, including festivals at Madison Square Garden and Shea Stadium. These efforts culminated in his co-organizing the 1969 Celebration of Life, a now-famous march on Washington, in which some half-million people participated.


Alcohol Arrests in Londonderry Yesterday

Londonderry Police made three arrests yesterday, all stemming from alcohol-related incidents. These incidents began just before 11 AM in the morning and ended shortly before midnight last night.

The first arrest took place inside Manchester-Boston Regional Airport when officers were requested to check a male subject near the baggage claim at 10:57 AM. The man reportedly had an open bottle of alcohol. The police log states that the officers “located the subject with an open bottle of Smirnoff vodka.”

David Kratch, 29 of Nashua, New Hampshire was placed into arrest, however was not charged for the alcohol incident. Instead, he was arrested on an active warrant out of Nashua for simple assault. The warrant was discovered when police checked NCIC, a national database that police generally use when a warrant is issued. Kratch was released to the Nashua Police Department.

The next arrest occurred when Londonderry resident Alicia Baldasaro, age 19, turned herself in at the police station. According to the police log, Baldasaro was being charged with Facilitating a Drug or Underage Alcohol House Party. The charges, according to Lieutenant Timothy Jones, came after a motor vehicle stop last month Saturday May 28th just after 2am.

“A Sergeant made a motor vehicle stop and arrested the driver (under 21) for DWI. There were three others in the car that had been drinking as well (all under 21.)  Information gathered from the vehicle’s occupants led officers to Baldasaro’s residence.” explained Lt. Jones. Further information led to the issue of the warrant because the issuing sergeant “felt that probable cause existed that she facilitated the party” where persons under 21 were drinking, he added. Read DWI at School Bus Stop, Underage DWI in Londonderry for more information on the initial arrest.

The final alcohol related arrest yesterday occurred shortly before midnight last night. The incident began when an officer performed a pedestrian check on a man located between Ginger Garden and Whippersnappers on Route 102 at approximately 11:15 PM. The man, who was “obviously intoxicated”, had been removed from Whippersnappers and was making arrangements to be picked up for a ride home. In the meantime, he told the officer he would be walking to Wendy’s to get something to eat. The officer then entered Whippersnappers to speak to management about the incident.

As the officer was inside the restaurant, another unrelated incident occurred which required the officer’s attention. “Following the conclusion of the second incident, the original subject was seen getting into his vehicle. Officers attempted to stop him by approaching his car (on foot),” said Lt. Jones. The man fled the parking lot and a short time later, police caught up to him on Pillsbury Road, where he had crashed his vehicle. According to the audio, he had crashed into three parked vehicles located on Pillsbury Road near the Derry town line. He was transported via ambulance to Parkland Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries.

The man was identified as Carl Desfosses, 42 of Derry. He was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Liquor, Disobeying an Officer, Reckless Operation, and a Stop Sign/Yield Sign violation. He was released on a hand summons, due to being in medical care, and will appear in Derry District Court on July 11.

Be sure to listen to the audio of the Whippersnappers incident! Please note, it has been edited down to contain only information pertaining to the Desfosses incident. Long periods of silence have also been removed.


Lightning Strikes Twice in Londonderry

On Sunday, June 12, Londonderry Lightning’s 10U team clinched the Somersworth Sizzler All-Star Softball Tournament Championship. The girls won the final game 6-5 in a hard-fought battle against the Litchfield Blast. Next weekend, the team will play to defend its Championship title at Rochester’s Slammer Classic Tournament.

Top Row (L to R): Assistant Coach Chris Raza, Head Coach Pete Misiaszek and Assistant Coach Mark Mayo. Second Row (L to R): Cassidy Raza, Bethany Costello, Kiera Wright, Megan Fedele, Jocelyn Mayo, Maryellen Leach and Sarah Fawcett. Bottom row (L to R): Emmy Dumaresq, Lauren Misiaszek, Courtney Shay, Delaney McGurn and Kalin Gregoire.

On June 6, the 12U team successfully defended their title and won the Meredith Jamboree Tournament Championship with the impressive record of 3-0.

Top Row (L to R): Coaches Frank Maggio, Tay Krause, Marc Shay and John Griffin. Second Row (L to R): Ashley Andrews, Taylor Krause, Hailey Gilbert, Riley Barton, Elizabeth Niven and Katrina Rivard. Third Row (L to R): Maeve McPhail, Elizabeth DeVoss, Valerie Shay, Shayla Griffin, Rachel Simkevich and Gillian Kayo. Front Row (L to R): Anna Maggio and Haley Parker


Social Media and Real Estate (Infographic)

I worked with a group of real estate agents over the past few months, teaching them how to use the most popular social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. As someone who is just beginning to get into house hunting, it seems pretty clear to me that social media will play a large role in my search. Check out this infographic to see how social media is changing the world of real estate:

Would you ever use social media sites to find a house or apartment?

Cassie Viau is the Senior Manager of Client Services at Effective Student Marketing, Inc. Follow @CassieViau on Twitter for more social media tips and tricks!


Mary Kershaw of Derry

Mary A. Kershaw, 75, of Derry, NH died Monday, June 13, 2011 at the Parkland Medical Center, Derry following a brief illness. She was born on January 8, 1936 in Methuen, MA, a daughter of the late Stephen and Louise Donegan. She was a resident of Derry since 1979, formerly living in Salem, NH. As the matriarch of the Kershaw family, it was Mary’s dream to build a business for the family to run together. She saw this dream fulfilled when they began operating the Robert Frost Motor Inn, Kershaw’s Plaza and Pete’s Scoop, all in Derry. She loved spending time at the family’s home at Ossipee Lake. She also enjoyed cooking for her family and watching cooking shows.

She is survived by her husband, Samuel S. Kershaw of Derry, two sons, Scott Kershaw and his wife Julie of Fremont, Peter Kershaw of Derry, five grandchildren, Adam, Nicholas, Christopher, Kaycee, and Sean, one sister, Adele Raymond of Salem, NH, one brother, Daniel Donegan of Kingston, NH, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one son, Matthew Kershaw and one brother, Stephen Donegan.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 4 – 8PM at the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch Street Derry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday June 17th at 10:00am at St. Joseph’s Church, 40 Main Street, Salem. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Salem. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

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