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October 25, 2012

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The First Parish Church of Newbury will kick off their Silent Movie and Music Series with a screening of the 1925 version of “Phantom of the Opera” tomorrow night at 7:30.

First Parish Church music director and organist Chandler Noyes will accompany the movie with live organ music. Attendees are urged to dress in a Halloween costume to celebrate the spirit of the season.

Proceeds from the series will support the church’s organ restoration fund. First Parish Church of Newbury is located at 20 High Road, Route 1A.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Johnson explores ‘Plum Island to Paris’

Visitors to the Newburyport Art Association can see a solo show by Amesbury artist Christine Molitor Johnson through Nov. 2.

The former Newburyport teacher introduces the audience to two of her favorite destinations — Plum Island and Paris — through her oil landscapes.

Johnson, a Newburyport native, has always been drawn to the sand and surf of Plum Island, she says, and one of her favorite spots to paint is on Sandy Point, at the end of Plum Island. Five years ago, Johnson took her first trip to Paris and immediately fell in love, she says. She returned last October with her husband to revisit the city.

The show “will highlight some of Christine’s fondest memories of vistas between Plum Island and Paris capturing the illusive light of the day throughout the seasons.” The public can visit with Johnson during an opening reception tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m.

Violinist Nadj performs tomorrow

Electric violinist Jozef Nadj and his band Fusion System will take the stage at the Firehouse Center for the Arts tomorrow night.

The show begins at 7:30 and will feature selections from their newest album of original works, “Digital World” that offers a mix of fusion, jazz and rock.

A classically-trained violinist, Nadj has earned numerous awards. In the late 1990s, inspired by the works of others, Nadj entered into the electric world.

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