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August 15, 2013

The Lookout: Check out art throughout downtown Newburyport

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The refuge visitor center is located at 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. For more information, call 978-465-5753.

Orchestra auditions for young musicians

The Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras will hold auditions for the 2013-14 season on Thursday, Aug. 22.

Music students from throughout the region are invited to audition for the Symphony Orchestra (high school musicians), the Wind Ensemble (advanced wind players), the Intermezzo Orchestra (middle school musicians), the Overture and Prelude orchestras (elementary and middle school string players), the Junior Flute Choir (middle school flutists), the Flute Choir (high school flutists), and the Select Flute Choir (advanced high school flutists).

NMYO is the largest youth orchestra program in northeast Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Musicians come from more than 40 communities, including Amesbury, Georgetown, Groveland, Newburyport, Rowley and West Newbury.

The auditions will take place at Ipswich High School, 134 High St. To register and for details on requirements, visit www.nmyo.org. There is a $25 audition fee for new musicians.

For more information, call 978-309-9833 or email auditions@nmyo.org.

Music at the senior center today

Singer and guitarist Dan Kirouac will perform today at noon at the Amesbury Senior Center.

A member of the tribute band Beatles for Sale, Kirouac plays both contemporary and oldies songs, including one-hit wonders and lost classics.

The senior center is located at 68 Elm St. For more information, call 978-388-8138 or visit ww.dankirouac.com.

Original Batmobile drives into Port

Tonight’s “Cruisin’ the 50s” free car show and concert in downtown Newburyport will feature the original Batmobile.

From 5 to 8 p.m., there will be live doo-wop music and dancing, along with 150 classic cars representing the best American vehicles from the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s.

The 19-foot-long Batmobile used in the 1960s TV show will be at the Institution for Savings on State Street. It sold at auction for $4.6 million early this year.

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