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April 3, 2014

The Lookout: Local illustrator celebrates ‘monster’ release


The musical based on the classic movie includes Brendan Callahan, Gian Perullo and Brianna Perullo. Director/producer Andrew Diskes is also from Rowley.

Show times are April 5 at 8 p.m., April 6 and 13 at 1 and 5 p.m., April 7 and 9 at 4:15 and 7 p.m., April 8 at 6 p.m., April 10 at 7 p.m., and April 12 at 8:15 p.m. at Temple B’nai Abraham, 200 E. Lothrop St. Tickets are $10 to $18.

For more information, visit or call 978-500-8832.

Open mikes start at Oregano

Musician and actor Steve Blackwood is hosting a weekly open mike this month at Oregano Pizzeria and Ristorante in Newburyport.

Blackwood, a Newburyport resident who played Bart on “Days of our Lives,” will sing jazz standards and blues. Local singers and musicians will then be invited to show off their talents, as well.

The open mikes will be held Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the 16 Pleasant St. restaurant. If successful, they will continue into May.

Blackwood is also offering free master class acting lessons to the first 30 people who purchase his book during a signing next week.

He will visit the Barnes & Noble in Framingham on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. “The Steve Blackwood Sessions” is an actors handbook on technique and administration that also features anecdotes from his 10 years on the NBC soap opera. It costs $9.95 and is also available at Jabberwocky Bookshop in Newburyport.

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Film, discussion on chemical toxins

Tickets are on sale now for a screening of the documentary “Unacceptable Levels,” which is planned for April 16 at Cinemagic on Merrill Street in Salisbury.

The film by Ed Brown examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s. Reservations must be made by April 9 at Tickets are $11.

Presented by Sativa Saposnek and the Greater Newburyport Mothers and Families Club, the 6:30 p.m. screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Guests include Mia Davis, the vice president of health and safety for Beautycounter; Joel Tickner, an associate professor and program director of the Department of Community Health and Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts Lowell; and Brent Baeslack, board member of both Clean Water Action and The Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow.

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