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December 19, 2013

The Lookout: Byfield concert to support two nonprofits

A special holiday performance starting at 8 p.m. tomorrow will rock the Byfield Community Arts Center.

“Soul Squared” will feature both Soul Rebel Project, a Boston reggae and rock band, and Soul Robot, a Newburyport blues, funk and pop band.

Tickets are $15 general admission or $10 with a nonperishable food donation. All donations will be delivered to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans and other veterans agencies by the Patriots for American Veterans Organization, a new nonprofit based in Newburyport.

Proceeds from the concert will help support the nonprofit arts center, located at 7 Central St., and its programs.

Sounds of the season in South Hampton

Warm up your vocal cords for this Sunday’s 14th annual Caroling-on-the-Common in South Hampton.

The singing will start at 7 p.m., followed by cookies and hot chocolate at 7:30 p.m. at the South Hampton Baptist Church.

For more information, call 603-394-7595.

Artist’s reception at refuge on Sunday

Ipswich artist F. Michael Dorsey is currently exhibiting his paintings and photographs at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport.

A free reception will be held this Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. in the auditorium. Refreshments will be served.

Dorsey’s art centers on creating landscapes that evoke the timeless stories that light, clouds, mist and land try to tell us every day. He is the winner of seven national and international awards for his film “Twilight,” which he created with fellow artist Rolf Bronniman.

Howie Carr makes Newburyport stop

New York Times best-selling author Howie Carr will visit Newburyport’s The Book Rack on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Carr will discuss his latest book, “Ratman: The Trial and Conviction of Whitey Bulger,” which chronicles the trial of the notorious mob boss charged with 19 murders. Carr, a newspaper columnist and radio show host, also shares personal accounts from his coverage of the trial and testimony from a hit man who claims that Bulger ordered him to kill Carr.

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