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August 29, 2013

Marina performing at museum courtyard

The Cape Ann Museum presents a performance from singer-songwriter Marina Evans tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 30, from 4 to 5 p.m. She will perform alongside bassist Joe Cardoza and guitarist David Brown in the museum’s outdoor courtyard. This program is free to the public.

Evans, a Rockport native, credits artists such as Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen as some of her biggest influences. Evans’ website calls her sound a blend of jazz and folk influences with a rock edge. She has recorded three EPs and preformed throughout the U.S. and abroad.

In the event of bad weather, the concert will take place indoors. The museum is located at 27 Pleasant St. in Gloucester. For more information, visit

Comedy night tonight

Four top Boston comedians will be featured at the seventh annual Rotary Club of Gloucester Comedy Night tonight, Aug. 29. Steve Macone, Artie Januario, Patty Ross, and Dave Rattigan will perform at the event at Cruiseport Gloucester at 6 Rowe Square in Gloucester. Doors open at 7 for the 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $25, available at Carroll K. Steele Insurance at 32 Pleasant St. in Gloucester or by contacting Ruth Pino at Over the previous six years, the event has raised more than $30,000, which the Rotary Club pumps back into the community for a variety of non-profits.

Japanese scholar at Writers Center

The Gloucester Writers Center presents its current writer-in-residence with a talk. Yorio Hirano, a translator and literature educator, is visiting from Japan. He will give a lecture Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m., at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center.

The talk is titled “What I find in ‘The Maximus Poems’ of Charles Olson.” He spent 20 years translating the famed Gloucester poet’s seminal work into Japanese and was awarded the Japan Special Prize of Translation of 2012 from the Japanese Translator’s Association.

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