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September 19, 2013

The Lookout: Gibson Brothers to kick off concert series

Award-winning bluegrass group the Gibson Brothers will perform tomorrow at 8 p.m. on the Belleville Congregational Stage.

The first concert in the 2013-2014 Belleville Roots Music Concert Series will feature Eric Gibson on banjo and Leigh Gibson on guitar. The singer-songwriter duo will be joined by band members Mike Barber on bass, Clayton Campbell on fiddle and Joe Walsh on mandolin.

The Gibson Brothers received eight nominations in this year’s International Bluegrass Music Awards, which will be held Sept. 26 in North Carolina. Last year, the band was named Entertainer of the Year.

Tickets to tomorrow’s show are $30 in advance, $35 at the door, and $10 for children 12 and under. Advance tickets are available at Dyno Records, 1 Middle St., Newburyport, and the Belleville Congregational Church office, 300 High St., Newburyport.

For more information, email belleville concerts@gmail.com or visit www. bellevillechurch.org/roots.php.

Town to fete its 375th birthday

Salisbury is turning 375 years old, and it is celebrating this Saturday.

From noon to 6 p.m., the town green on Route 1 will feature a number of activities, including the opening ceremonies with town officials, a fife and drum corps, food and crafts vendors, children’s activities, and storytellers. The B Street Bombers will take the stage at 4 p.m.

Additionally, the Salisbury Historical Society, 16 Elm St., will present a slide show at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For more information, contact co-chairman Bruce Macdonald at brucepmacd@hotmail.com.

From Haiti to Newburyport

Les Petits Chanteurs, a 30-voice Haitian boy choir, will return to St. Paul’s Church for a performance on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m.

The boys, from the Holy Trinity Music School in Port-au-Prince, will be joined by the Holy Trinity Philharmonic Orchestra. While in town, they are staying with families in the greater Newburyport area.

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