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July 5, 2013

The Lookout: Grog show to aid Plum Island beaches

A concert at the Grog in Newburyport on Thursday will help beach restoration efforts at Plum Island.

Featuring music by Soul Robot, Deep Keel, Pat Hall and Estimated Prophets, the 21-plus show kicks off at 8 p.m.

Admission is a suggested donation of $5, with all proceeds going to the Plum Island Foundation.

Following the success of last month’s United We Jam concert for The One Fund, the monthly Thursday night concert hosted by Fusion Blue Productions at the Grog will now benefit a different nonprofit organization or charity.

The restaurant is located at 13 Middle St. For more information, visit fusionblueproductions.com.

Artists group is ‘Making an Impression’

The Newburyport Art Association Printmakers Group will hold its 10th annual exhibit from July 9 through 22.

“Making an Impression” will showcase a variety of printmaking styles and techniques, including monotype and monoprint, linoleum block prints, etching, collagraph, mezzotint and mixed media.

Participating artists are Muriel Angelil, Patty deGrandpre, Susan Dosick, Diane Francis, Kate Higley, Susan Jaworski-Stranc, Barbara Nachmias-Kedesdy, Mary Arthur Pollak, Niki Orphanos, Jim Tinguely and Mary Carolyn Webber.

An opening reception is set for Saturday, July 13, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The art association is located at 65 Water St. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 978-465-8769.

Summer music at Maudslay

The 21st Summer Concert Series starts tomorrow night at the Maudslay Arts Center and continues through Aug. 25.

Saturday performances begin at 7 p.m. and kick off with bluegrass band The Spinney Brothers. Future shows include Shirim Klezmer Orchestra on July 13, the Paul Broadnax Ensemble on July 20, Grace Kelly Jazz on July 27, the Don Campbell Band on Aug. 10, Rebecca Parris on Aug. 17 and New Black Eagle Jazz Band on Aug. 24.

Sunday shows begin at 2 p.m. and will feature Fatum Brothers Jazz on July 14, The Shaw Brothers on July 21, Hal McIntyre Orchestra “Big Band Tribute to Frank Sinatra” on Aug. 11, Liz Frame and the Kickers on Aug. 18 and The ’60s Invasion on Aug. 25.

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