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April 4, 2013

Lookout: Radio Players return to WWII Wed.

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Wollman is a professor at Simmons College in Boston. He has also published several collections of poetry and appeared in national literary publications. Wollman will read in the auditorium at the library on Sunday at 4:10 p.m.

‘Beats, Burgers and Brews’ at 17 State Street

Singer Brian Dolzani will perform at 17 State Street Cafe tomorrow night from 7 to 9 p.m. as part of the restaurant’s weekend entertainment.

“Brian’s songs illustrate the seeking and longing inside all of us; for redemption, fulfillment, understanding, pleasure, love,” note organizers. “His voice is often described as a ‘smoother’ Neil Young.”

On Saturday, the entertainment continues with Old Saw from 7 to 9 p.m. as Nickie and Charlie Farr perform a mix of blues, jazz and Americana music.

Portrait appointments at Walsingham

Start your Mother’s Day shopping early this year. The Walsingham Gallery in Newburyport is offering appointments for a children’s photo shoot with Cape Cod painter Doug Rugh on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Rugh will deliver the finished portrait to the gallery in time for Mother’s Day on May 12. Rugh has been working in the visual arts field for more than 30 years, and has been a full-time painter for 13 years.

Contact the gallery at 978-499-4411 to schedule a photo shoot. Sessions are by appointment only.

‘Reverse Retrograde’ at Firehouse

Exit Dance will give a theatrical performance at the Firehouse Center for the Arts this weekend.

The Newburyport group, which was founded in 1987, will perform a showcase of their new works, “Reverse Retrograde,” tomorrow and Saturday at 8 p.m.

“Co-founder Cheryl Fisher’s new piece delves into the dream world with its random and disconnected images, mixing humor and terror,” writes the dance company members. “Jen Steeves’ new work subtly takes on the effects of war and conflict to a beautifully layered piece of music by Kimmo Pohjonen, Kronos Quartet and Samuel Kosminen. And finally, Wendy Hamel partners with guest dancer Karl Granoth for a duet exploring impulses that arise from being (or just feeling) trapped in a space with someone else.”

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