Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 17, 2013

Out & About

Life is a 'Cabaret' for AHS choral students


Minogue will sing and perform selections on the Irish harp to highlight the beauty of the fall season and the rich Celtic heritage of the harp. Her songs will be in both Gaelic and English and she may even add a line or two of poetry.

Next month, Jumpin’ Juba, which mixes blues from Chicago, Memphis and New Orleans with rootsy rock and roll, jazz and Latin beats, visits Memorial Hall Library for a Sunday, Nov. 3, concert at 2:30 p.m.

Admission to the concerts are free. For more information, visit or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.

Parents’ Weekend concerts at Phillips

A series of concerts will ring out this weekend for Phillips Academy’s Parents’ Weekend.

The academy’s orchestras and bands perform Friday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. in Cochran Chapel. Academy music students will be featured in a recital on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m. And a vocal and choral concert with the Phillips Academy Chorus, the Fidelio Society and soloists singing Russian and Eastern Europe music is planned for Sunday at 3 p.m. in Cochran Chapel.

The concerts are open free to the public. Graves Hall and Cochran Chapel are on the Phillips Academy campus, 180 Main St. Call 978-749-4260 or e-mail for more.

Simple favorites for Andona concert

Musician and comedian Jim Plunkett, a staple of Boston nightlife for decades, headlines the Andona Society’s fall fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. at Hillview Country Club in North Reading.

Plunkett, who calls himself the man of simple songs, has been performing in the New England area for decades and is known for getting audiences singing some of their favorite hits.

The event will include a silent auction for such items as signed sports memorabilia, weekend stays, gift cards, gift baskets and more, plus a raffle. This year’s event will also include table sponsors and a coupon book for discounts to businesses in the Andovers and North Reading.

For more than 50 years, the Andona Society has raised thousands of dollars to enhance educational, athletic and cultural enrichment programs offered to young people in Andover.

Tickets are $25; light fare will be served and a cash bar will be available. The event is sponsored by Lannan Mazda of Lowell. For tickets or more information, visit


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