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Portsmouth Poet Laureate and Jazz Pianist Present "No Second Takes" Sept. 15

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Two Seacoast favorites, Portsmouth Poet Laureate John-Michael Albert and jazz pianist Michael Annicchiarico will present “No Second Takes!”an evening program of poetry reading, jazz, and conversation at the Museum of Art, Thursday, Sept.15, from 7-8 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

Albert's works include “Two-Ply and Extra Sensitive” (Pines Press, 2007); “Vivaldi for Breakfast” (Moon Pie Press, 2009); and “2010 Poets’ Guide to New Hampshire.” Since moving to the New Hampshire Seacoast in 1999, Albert has served on poetry boards, judged poetry contests, hosted open micas and presented invited readings on hundreds of occasions.

Annicchiarico, professor of theory and composition at UNH, is widely known in New England for his compositions, including two recent scores for two silent films, Harold Lloyd’s “Safety Last!” and Douglas Fairbanks’s “Iron Mask.”

The duo will present a wide variety of poems from Albert’s upcoming book, “How Billy Collins Came to Know of My Work” (Moon Pie Press, expected publication date: April 2012). Annicchiarico will provide jazz accompaniment to the readings.

“No Second Takes!”is offered in conjunction with the Museum of Art’s current exhibitions, “Dahlov Ipcar's Circle Paintings, with a Round of Marguerite and William Zorach” and “Selected Works from the Boston Sculptors Gallery.”

The Museum of Art is open during the academic year: Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.; closed Fridays, university holidays. Guided group tours for schools and other organizations are available with advance reservation by contacting Catherine A. Mazur, education and publicity coordinator, at catherine.mazur@unh.edu or 2-3713.

For more information, contact the Museum of Art at 2-3712, museum.of.art@unh.edu, or visit www.unh.edu/moa.