, Newburyport, MA


March 28, 2014

Photographer shows work at Anna Jaques


Newburyport artists are being sought for an open studio event this summer.

Those with studios or other exhibition opportunities in the South End of Newburyport are invited to take part in and help plan the event in June.

The Emma Andrews Library & Community Center has agreed to provide information on the studio locations during the event.

An organizational meeting will be held soon. Interested artists should contact Anne Recchia at

Sacred Circle Dances in Newburyport

A Spring Series of Sacred Circle Dances is planned for the next four Tuesday evenings at Chailey Manor in Newburyport.

No experience is required to learn simple, traditional and newly crafted village dances from around the world.

The manor is located at 9 Spring Lane. Dancing will take place on the wooden floor of the grand ballroom from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 1, 8, 15 and 22.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10. Registration is required; contact Ellen Kennedy at 978-388-8604 or

Music on tap at downtown eateries

17 State Street Cafe’s “Beats, Burgers and Brews” will feature Benjamin Eramo today and Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards tomorrow.

Eramo has been playing the piano since the age of 4 and is a student at Triton High School in Byfield, where he is in the jazz band, concert band and men’s choir. He is also a sound recording technician and teaching assistant for the middle school jazz band.

Mandeville and Richards are a folk duo from Massachusetts whose songs resonate with the love of Americana and old country music. Their music is accompanied by delicate arrangements on ukulele, clarinet, guitar and banjo.

Both shows are from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the downtown Newburyport restaurant.

The Bob Kramer Band will take the stage Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. at David’s Tavern in Newburyport.

The rock/blues/folk trio features multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Bob Kramer, vocalist Cynthia Keefe, and bassist and vocalist Alan Foucault.

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