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August 11, 2011

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Rockport: Colorful tales of sailors seduced by sirens at sea, murder, fantastic dreams, and the treachery of kings and queens abound in a program created by the Guy Mendilow Band. Discover ancient music of the Sephardic people, infused with the sounds and cultures from the places Mendilow and his band call home, from Israel and Brazil to Japan and the United States. Friday, 8 p.m. Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St. $27-$49. Student, senior and subscription prices available. 978-546-7391,


Peabody: Media historian and professor Donna L. Halper will talk about her new book, “Boston Radio 1920-2010,’’ and focus on Boston radio as well as some North Shore personalities and stations. She will also discuss why radio has changed, and why it still remains an important mass medium even in the Internet age. Monday, 7 p.m. Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St. Free. 978-531-0100,


Gloucester: Annisquam Village Players presents the musical “Annie Get Your Gun.’’ Annie Oakley, an incredible shot, was raised “Doin’ What Comes Naturally.’’ Frank Butler, the star sharpshooter in Colonel Buffalo Bill’s show, knows full well that’s not how “The Girl That I Marry’’ must be. Tonight, 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, 8 p.m. Annisquam Village Hall, Leonard St. $15-$30.

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