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Arts in the Village opens 14th season with the Phoebus Ensemble

Arts in the Village opens 14th season with the Phoebus Ensemble

The Phoebus Ensemble is a clarinet and bassoon duo, formed 14 years ago. They quickly established themselves as an exciting and unusual combination, with a repertoire that includes arrangements made by clarinetist Igor Begelman (pictured) and bassoonist Larisa Gelman. For this concert, they will be performing music by Bach, Chopin, Poulenc, and Schubert, along with more


Vance Gilbert at Sandywoods

With ten critically acclaimed albums, Vance Gilbert continues to refine his unlikely union of humor, virtuosity, and the unexpected. Whether with classic, original songwriting or ageless interpretations of covers, his is a presentation steeped in deep humanism and bravery, stunning artistry and soul, and contagious, unbridled joy. Vance is now on tour with his brand


Ariana Gillis in Portsmouth

Common Fence Music presents Ariana Gillis, Canadian singer/songwriter, this Saturday. Gillis has already distinguised herself as an artist of the highest calling and potential, known for her provocative imagination and brutal honesty. She delivers her original song stories, crafted with the focused intelligence of a born poet, in a warm and compelling alto voice. WHERE:


Stone Church opens eighth season with Beatles, PPM tributes

Bristol’s Stone Church Coffee House at the First Congregational Church opens its eighth  season with a tribute evening to two of the most influential groups of the pop era: The Beatles and Peter, Paul and Mary. WHERE: Stone Church Coffee House, First Congregational Church, 300 High St., Bristol WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 27, doors open at


Harp guitarist Stephen Bennett in Tiverton

Stephen Bennett is an extraordinary musician, an acknowledged master of the harp guitar, a gifted teacher and composer, and a performer of astounding sensitivity. Hearing Stephen caressing his great-grandfather’s harp guitar, sliding on his old National resonator guitar, or doing fingerstyle acrobatics on a standard six-string guitar, it becomes obvious why he is one of