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May 3, 2012

Lookout: Salisbury native brings his band to town

Salisbury native Terry Marengi will return to his hometown on Saturday, with guitar in hand.

Marengi, an up-and-coming musician, will take the stage at Blue Ocean Music Hall with his band, Nerve 8. The New Englander first became interested in music at age 10, when he received an electric piano. When he was 12, his instrument of choice became the electric guitar.

In 2008, he began creating Nerve 8.The group describes their style as "indie music with elements of synth pop, dance and alternative rock." They are currently working on a new CD.

In addition to Marengi on vocals and guitar, Nerve 8 consists of lead guitarist DJ Marengi, Cameron Kaszuba, percussion/looping effects, Josh Collins, bass, and Corey Dobson on drums and vocals.

The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at https://locallive2012.eventbrite.com/ for $15 or at the door for $20.

Rich DiMare returns to Salisbury

Boston-based performer Rich DiMare will return to Seaglass restaurant in Salisbury for an encore performance of his show, "A Night of Sinatra."

DiMare will entertain audiences with some of Sinatra's classics and songs from his new album tonight from 6 to 9 in the restaurant's lounge. He will be joined by an acoustic bassist and keyboard player as he performs a selection of Sinatra's tunes and classic songs.

Admission is free. Seaglass restaurant is at 4 Oceanfront North, next to Blue Ocean Music Hall.

'Wizard of Oz' comes to Amesbury

Amesbury's youth will take to the stage tonight to perform "The Wizard of Oz." The show begins at 7 p.m. at Amesbury High School, 5 Highland St., Amesbury. A second show is set for Saturday night, also at 7 p.m.

The young actors are performing with Act Up, a theater program operated through the town's Recreation Department.

Admission is $5.

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