New Hampshire

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  The New Hampshire Music Festival’s 2015 summer season runs through August 6 in Plymouth, NH and the surrounding communities of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.

With a theme of “American Landscapes,” the festival’s 63rd season will explore and celebrate American music and the great outdoors. The Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University is the festival’s primary venue, where it will offer full orchestra performances on Thursday nights and Tuesday night chamber music concerts.

Known for its first-in-the-nation presidential primary, New Hampshire now also will be the first state with an all-female congressional delegation.

Democrats Carol Shea-Porter and Ann McLane Kuster defeated Republican incumbents Tuesday to claim the state's two House seats. They'll join Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte.

Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics, says New Hampshire's achievement is no surprise, given its history.