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April 1, 2013

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Find out how Joe Boccia produces so many musical effects from his synthesizer in "One Instrument, Many Sounds," this morning from 9:30 to 10:30 at the Beverly Public Library's Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. He’ll also share his repertoire of music, which includes soundtracks, American songbook classics, oldies, dance melodies and more. Light refreshments will be served at 9 a.m. For more information on this free event, visit www.beverlypubliclibrary/services/programs/, call 978-921-6062 or email

Learn about the power of dance in a free lecture and demonstration from the Caitlin Corbett Dance Company at 11 a.m. at Veteran's Hall, Ellison Campus Center, Salem State University, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. The event will explore movement-driven dance that celebrates human quirkiness and the notion of beauty. Attendees will also get some insight on Corbett’s creative process. For more information, call 978-542-7890 or visit


Later on, at 6 p.m., world-renowned glass sculptor Sidney Hutter will kick off the 2013 Agganis Forum series with a presentation on understanding the business of art and the interconnecting roles of artists, galleries and collectors. The talk takes place at Salem State University's Recital Hall, Central Campus, 71 Loring Ave., Salem. Admission is free but seating is limited. Reserve your spot by calling 978-542-2426 or emailing

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