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February 13, 2014

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Chelsea Berry to play New Moon Coffeehouse

Edgy folk songstress Chelsea Berry takes the stage at Haverhill’s New Moon Coffeehouse on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m.

Berry’s original lyrics are reminiscent of the folk music of the 1960s. Livingston Taylor has described Berry, who was born and raised in Alaska and now lives on Cape Ann, as “a voice of remarkable power and control with a joyous soul.”

Kangaralien, a Boston-based acoustic guitar duo comprised of Eric Clemenzi and Steve Belleville, opens the show.

The coffeehouse is located in the Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill. Admission to the show is $20; $10 for those ages 18 and under. Tickets are available at the door starting around 6:30; doors open at 7:30. Tickets may be reserved prior to the show by visiting www.newmooncoffeehouse.org, or by calling 978-459-5134.

Mardi Gras fun in Byfield

The Squeezebox Stompers bring the bayou to Byfield for a rockin’ Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday, Feb. 15. The Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse welcomes back this fun-loving group with its mix of Cajun, Zydeco, country, blues, and jazz music, along with serving up Cajun gumbo and New Orleans beer at the Cat Café.

The Cat in the Cradle is hosted by the Byfield Community Arts Center, 7 Central St., Byfield. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and music starts at 8. Admission is $15 at the door. This event is sponsored in part b the Newburyport Bank.

‘Doubt’ comes to Merrimack College

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Merrimack College presents “Doubt: A Parable,” the award-winning play by John Patrick Shanley.

Set against the volatile background of the Civil Rights movement and Kennedy assassination, “Doubt: A Parable” pits a conservative principal of St. Nicholas School against a young and progressive priest when she suspects him of abusing a student.

Showtimes are Thursday, Feb. 20 and Friday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at the Rogers Center For The Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $5 for Merrimack College students and employees. Call the Rogers Center Box Office at 978-837-5355 or buy online at www.merrimack.edu/rogerscenter.

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