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A Gathering of Fiddlers and Fishermen

A Gathering of Fiddlers and Fishermen

Common Fence Music presents A Gathering of Fiddlers and Fishermen #16, this Saturday. MC John Fuzek is a Rhode Island based, award winning singer-songwriter, guitarist and recording artist. Jack Wright, Irish tunesmith and consummately gracious session host will once again raise his bow to the downbeat when the crew weighs anchor at 6:30. Appearing will be

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Pendragon returns to Bristol’s Stone Church Coffeehouse

New England has long had a rich tradition of Celtic-inspired music. For more than 30 years, Pendragon has embraced that tradition and created a timeless sound of its own, performing roots music with an unmistakable contemporary edge. Pendragon’s music celebrates the lives and lore of generations of  New Englanders who brought traditions from Ireland, Scotland,

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The Russian Duo in Rehoboth

On January 24, the Arts in the Village concert series welcomes back the Russian Duo, an international project born out of a love of traditional music and classical elegance. Oleg Kruglyakov, a balalaika virtuoso from Siberia, and Terry Boyarsky, an American concert pianist with Russian heritage, have joined forces to perform exuberant and compelling concerts.

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‘Collected Stories’ at 2nd Story

2nd Story opens the New Year with “Collected Stories”, Donald Margulies’ provocative, intellectually stimulating work that re-examines the age-old conflict between the established artist and the idolizing fan who becomes a protégé, a disciple, a colleague, a friend and, finally, a rival. Directed by Mark Peckham, “Collected Stories” features Lynne Collinson (pictured) as prominent short-story

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Switzerland’s legendary ‘Mummenschanz’ at the Vets

Mummenschanz, the legendary Swiss mask troupe that revolutionized wordless theatrical entertainment, will be in Providence this month to delight Rhode Island audiences with classic favorites and brilliant new works. Immediately following the show, Mummenschanz founder Floriana Frassetto will be joined by Erminio Pinque, founder and director of Providence’s Big Nazo Puppets for an Artist Up-Close

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Mamet’s ‘Oleanna’, in Fall River

The  Little Theatre of Fall River proudly presents its winter Firebarn production, “Oleanna”, by David Mamet,  starring Robert Duquette and Rachael Tonbreault. Described as a piece of “theater ice” by playwright Harold Pinter, “Oleanna” is seen as an impassioned response to the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court hearings in the early 1990s. The audience may remember

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Hurdy-Gurdy Palooza at Sandywoods

An evening of extraordinary music, featuring two acclaimed innovative composers, Steven Jobe and Alec K. Redfearn, a multitude of talented musicians, and a wild assortment of “big instruments,” including the amazing one-of-a-kind Bosch Hurdy-Gurdy, and many smaller stringed instruments as well. Don’t miss this evening of truly unique and eclectic music in an intimate setting.

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Naming the Twins in Tiverton

Naming the Twins is the harmonizing folk duo of Robbie Smith and Kathleen Glauser. Based in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, their well-matched voices sound a bit like Simon & Garfunkel, if Art was a girl, a bit like Peter, Paul & Mary, if one of the boys was taking the night off, a bit like Gordon

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