Will Sirbono

Orville Peck reclaims the cowboy in debut album

In an age where social media and government surveillance makes completely starting over almost impossible, Orville Peck—name unknown and face obscured–personifies the anonymity of the Old West. A persona he uses in his 2019 debut album “Pony” to reclaim the cowboy as a figure of loneliness on the fringes of society.

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Tom Alsip’s UNH Directorial Debut

Directing a musical production. Starting a job somewhere new. Being an educator during a pandemic. All three of these things by themselves are challenges, but add all of these situations together and it may seem like an all-too-daunting undertaking. That is unless you’re Tom Alsip, the new assistant professor for the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Theater Department and this year’s director of the university’s mainstage show “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.”

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Farinas takes flight: local artist shares his inspiration

[DURHAM]– Ryan Farinas, 22, and his band “BLANCO” performed at The Big Bean in Durham, New Hampshire (NH) two Saturdays ago. Farinas takes on the role of lead singer, Shane Jozitis on drums, Kai Dimuzio on bass, Matt Oriente on saxophone and Thomas Williams on guitar. Filling up the capacity of 70 people in a COVID-safe environment, his show was a hit to say the least. Hitting almost 30,000 streams on Spotify alone for his single “I Wanna Die in Hawaii” illuminates the talent Farinas exudes as a young and emerging artist.

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UNH set to welcome UAlbany into Wildcat Stadium Friday night

DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire (UNH) football last took the field 15 months ago when they took down Maine in the final game of 2019 to take back the Brice-Cowell Musket. Today, the Wildcats prepare to kick-off their six-game season under the lights of Wildcat Stadium on Friday night. The team will welcome UAlbany into Durham for week one of the 2021 slate. This will also be the first time since fall of 2018 that head coach Sean McDonnell will be under the headset for the Wildcats; McDonnell missed all of 2019 while on medical leave.

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