, Newburyport, MA


December 13, 2012

Lookout: Theater in the Open stages 'A Christmas Carol Panto'


A native of Everett, Poirer has won various photography competitions and was most recently named a winner in the Visit NH Foliage Competition. Poirer is also a volunteer photographer for BreatheNH. She is a member of the New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association, The Professional Photographers of America and the Professional Photographers Association of New England.

The exhibit runs through Dec. 31. Plum Island Coffee Roasters is located at 54R Merrimac St., Newburyport.

J. Laite & Bluescruise holiday show

The band J. Laite & The Bluescruise will give a holiday show on Sunday at Glenn’s Restaurant and Cool Bar in Newburyport.

Hosted by Justin Quinn, the evening will include a lineup of numerous musicians: keyboardist and vocalist Alizon Lissance, acoustic bassist “Mudcat” Ward, percussionist Sergio Bellotti and lead guitarist J. Laite.

A Boston Music Awards winner, Lissance is known for her “gutsy rock and blues style.” She is a founding member of the New England bands Girls’ Night Out and The Love Dogs.

Michael “Mudcat” Ward has been a fixture in the New England blues scene for nearly three decades, according to organizers. He is the bass player for Sugar Ray and the Bluetones. Bellotti is a faculty member of the Berklee College of Music. Laite has run the Newburyport Bluescruise for more than 20 years, through which he’s hosted many blues, soul, swing and R&B performers.

The show runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Glenn’s Restaurant & Cool Bar is located at 44 Merrimac St. in Newburyport.

Holiday cooking class Monday

Local chef Carolyn Grieco will host a holiday cooking class on Monday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Compass Rose Inn in Newburyport.

Grieco, who recently concluded a decade-long career as the chef at Mann Orchards in Methuen, will share tips for making homemade food gifts. The class is $80 and includes recipes, instruction and samples. Registration is required. Call Carolyn at 978-994-1692 or visit

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