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August 23, 2013

Lockhart returns for NECC fundraiser

There is still time to buy tickets to see Keith Lockhart and Friends on Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts at Andover High School.

This event is presented by the Northern Essex Community College Foundation, Inc., the Women of NECC, and the NECC Alumni Association. Proceeds from the event will benefit NECC’s Endowment Fund.

Lockhart will present a talk on composer Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale,” illustrated by periodic interludes of music performed by a group of seven musicians. The 1918 theatrical Russian parable meant to be “read, played, and danced” tells the tale of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil for a book that predicts the future of the economy.

Lockhart became the 20th conductor of the Boston Pops in 1995, adding his artistic vision to the Pops tradition established by his predecessors John Williams and Arthur Fiedler. This is a return visit to the Merrimack Valley for the 53-year-old New York native.

For tickets, which are $35 each, call 978-556-3870 or visit www.mvarts.info. For more information or to request communication access, visit www.necc.mass.edu/signature-event. Discounts are available for students and groups.

Lawrence election set for Sept. 17

LAWRENCE — The Municipal Preliminary Election, for the office of mayor and many other seats, will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Poll locations will remain open from from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bilingual assistance will be available to voters at each poll location and at the Election Division Office, located at 200 Common St.

You must be registered to vote in this election no later than Wednesday, Aug. 28.

To regisiter, visit the Office of the City Clerk, 200 Common St. It will be open until 8 p.m. on August 28, 2013 to accept voter registrations.

Absentee ballots will be available next week, and may be obtained by request to the Election Division, Room 4, 200 Common St. Absentee ballot applications must be received by the Election Division Office no later than noon on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.

For further election information please contact the Lawrence Election Division Office at 978-620-3290 or visit cityoflawrence.com.

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