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‘A Magical Circus Christmas’ Preview On AGT Had Us Hooked — Beyond Brilliant.

by Anura Guruge



Did YOU see it in this week’s “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) semi-finals 1-hour ‘results’ show, on Wednesday? They were NOT a part of AGT. They were an invited act to serve as a filler to stretch the show to 1-hour. To begin with, Teischan & I, both veterans and connoisseurs of circuses were a bit skeptical since we knew it was JUST a filler, i.e., padding, window-dressing. Then … Bang! Wallop! We were on the edge of our seats. They were GOOD. Actually quite brilliant. We both immediately compared them to what we had seen with ‘Cirque du Soleil’ & ‘Barnum & Bailey‘. We had seen similar at BOTH but these took them to new heights — quite literally!

They are going to be in Lynn, Massachusetts in December. I am going to try and get tickets. That would be fun for Christmas — of course, alongside our yearly ‘Revels’.


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Tai Chi Sword Display, By Sensei Jones Of ‘Sachem Health’ — At The Laconia Multicultural Festival 2018.

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I made a quick video with music — just 19 seconds.

Worth watching.


They had done a full Tai Chi show in the City Hall plaza from what I gather. I just happened to catch this sword display as I was meandering through to see what caught my eye. It was definitely colorful and I knew that the dramatic poses would make good photos. So, quickly shot a sequence of 19 — which is where the above video came from. It was cool.


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“Mariachi Mexico Antiguo” At The Laconia Multicultural Festival 2018.

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They played from 1:00 to 1:30pm & again from 2:00 to 2:30pm. They were good. Since we got there shortly after 1pm and left around 2:45pm they were really the ONLY music we managed to catch at the Rotary Park Band Stand. There was a Reggae band at the City Hall plaza, playing at the same time, and I caught some of their performance and took some pictures.


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Impressive Solar Energy Project At ‘Inter-Lakes’ High School, Meredith, N.H.

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I had not been to ‘Inter-Lakes‘ in quite a few years and I no longer read the local paper on a daily basis. So, I had not heard about or seen this 960-panel solar farm. Saw it yesterday when we went to see ‘Newsies‘. It is hard to miss, but I was a bit nostalgic since we (i.e., my son Matthew, I and the two Goldens we then had) used to sled down that slope when we lived in Meredith, 1997 — 1999. I actually permanently damaged my right arm biceps on the slope. That is another story.

I was so impressed and happy to see this solar project. Another instance of Meredith rising ABOVE the other towns in New Hampshire.

Of course, it wasn’t going to be cheap, and it must have taken quite a bit of clever footwork to get it approved by the Town Voters. But, over the long haul it will pay dividends and the newspaper article I show claims that.

But, even MORE IMPORTANTLY it is such a great, everyday REMINDER to the kids on the beauty of solar energy. Having the big monitor in the foyer showing the status of the system is MAGIC.

Bravo & Kudos.

Meredith you are such a shining example to THE WORLD. I am in awe. I regret that I ever moved away.


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‘Newsies’, Interlakes Summer Theatre, Meredith [N.H.] — August 17, 2018.

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The dancing — acrobatic and adroitly choreographed — was very good, as good as what you would see on TV on “World of Dance” or “America’s Got Talent” (AGT). But, for a musical the songs weren’t that great and to make it worse the sound system left a lot to be desired. The lady seated in front of us, told us at the intermission, that she had to take off her hearing aid! That is not good — for a musical. It took me awhile to recognize the signature song — “Seize the Day” — and that was after Teischan gave me a hint!

I was not familiar at all, at all, with “Newsies“. I was confounded that it was billed as a Disney movie cum Broadway musical. I had to look it up. Ah! 1992. None of my kids were old enough. That explains it all.

It was a genuinely full-house. Not a single empty seat. We got the last two seats this morning. It is a small theatre so there are NO bad seats.

I was not familiar with the storyline — the “Children’s Crusade” in New York City. So, that was worthwhile learning. It wasn’t bad. Just wasn’t that great.

Though I have not been in quite a few years, I am no stranger to Interlakes Summer Theatre. When I lived in Meredith, 1996 — 1999, and during my early years in Gilford I used to attend regularly. Sometimes went to all the shows in a Summer season. I am sure I saw “Pirates of Penzance” twice in one week because my son, Matthew, loved it.

I always make a point to appreciate live theatre. And the dancing was GOOD. So, it was worthwhile. Huge thunderstorm during the show. You could hear the rain hammering on the roof. Tomorrow, i.e., Saturday, August 18, 2018, is the last show of the 2018 Season.


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