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March 21, 2013

Lookout: A 'fresh' perspective at Chameleon

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The author series at Emma Andrews Library continues tonight with a visit by Bethany Groff, the regional site manager for Historic New England. Groff will discuss her book, “A Brief History of Old Newbury: From Settlement to Separation.”

Groff recounts the history of some of Newbury’s founding families “and the tumultuous events in which they participated.”

The talk begins at 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The program is free to attend, but registration is suggested. Call 978-358-8097. The library is located at 77 Purchase St., Newburyport.

Scholarship applications available

The Newburyport Choral Society is now accepting applications for the 2013 Betty Gillette Scholarship.

The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a local high school senior who is planning on majoring in music at college. The financial award is named for a founding member of the Newburyport chorus.

Applications are due by April 8. The scholarship will be awarded in May at the Choral Society’s spring concert. For more information and to download an application, visit www.newburyportchoralsociety.org.

Whitey Bulger book discussion tomorrow

Boston authors Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy will visit Jabberwocky Bookshop in Newburyport tomorrow night to discuss their new book, “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice.”

Cullen and Murphy, reporters for The Boston Globe, will begin speaking at 7 p.m. Jabberwocky is located in the Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St.

The book talk and signing is free and open to the public.

Boston Horns play at Firehouse

The Boston Horns will bring their sounds of funk and jazz to the Firehouse Center for the Arts tomorrow night.

The group, founded by Garret Savluk and Jeff Buckridge, have played in venues across New England, New York, Montreal and New Orleans. In addition to Savluk and Buckridge, The Boston Horns include Brent Beech, on saxophone, Peter MacLean, on drums, Nephtaliem McCrary, vocals, Jeremy Parker, keys, and Ed Spargo, bass and trombone.

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