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DO THIS: High-profile music acts descend on state

It’s a good week for music lovers in New Hampshire as two big names in rock hit local stages.

First up, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes will rock the Hampton Beach Ballroom Casino tomorrow at 8 p.m. with special guests John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band.

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes emerged from the same 1970s Jersey Shore music scene as Bruce Springsteen, and their first three albums were produced by Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band and included songs written by both Springsteen and Van Zandt.

Tickets for the Hampton show are $29 and $39 and can be purchased online at

‘A Song for You’

And then there’s Leon Russell, who will play the Flying Monkey Performance Center stage Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Russell hit the music scene in the ’60s and has since had a long and lauded career of solo work and collaborations with some of music’s biggest names, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Phil Spector, Elton John and the Rolling Stones.

Tickets are $39 ($45 for premium seats) and can be bought online at or by calling 536-2551.

Euphoric reading

Author Lily King will read from and sign her latest book, Euphoria, at Gibson’s Bookstore on Main Street in Concord on Wednesday at 7 p.m. King hails from Massachusetts and has written several other bestselling novels, including Father of the Rain, The English Teacher and the Pleasing Hour. There is no cost to attend. For information, go to

Past and present

The New Hampshire Historical Society’s latest exhibit compares past and present New Hampshire through photographs. New Hampshire Then and Now is a collection of 40 pairs of photographs of people, places and events that reflect the character and culture of New Hampshire, providing a look at how things have changed since the late 19th century. It is based on a book by the same name by Peter E. Randall. The exhibit also includes select items from the museum’s collection that relate to the photographs.

The exhibit will be on display through next June. The Society, at 30 Park St. in Concord, is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, visit or call 228-6688.

‘Into the Woods’

RB Productions will present Into the Woods Jr. tomorrow at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Main Street in Concord.

The show sends fairytale favorites Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the witch on a journey that will change them forever.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door or online at

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