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C—Spotlight—Wheeler

Cheryl Wheeler kicks off Common Fence Music’s 22nd season

Cheryl Wheeler kicks off Common Fence Music’s 22nd season

Cheryl has long been hailed as a songwriter’s songwriter. Her songs have been covered by Peter, Paul & Mary, Bette Midler, Juice Newton and Garth Brooks, to name a few. Originally a native of Maryland, she has lived in the general Southern New England area for much of her adult life. So when she’s not on

C—Spotlight—Young

Chris Young brings Nashville to Newport

The 2014 Newport Concert Series at the Newport Yachting Center will celebrate its sixteenth and final concert of the season country-style when Chris Young and special guest Courtney Cole perform this Saturday. Young was nominated by the Country Music Association for “New Artist of the Year” in 2007 and received a Grammy award nomination for

C—Spotlight—BAM

New exhibit at Bristol Art Museum

“Objects for Work, Objects for Play and Objects to Cherish” includes fine art jewelry by Kelly Jean Conroy, interdisciplinary works by Candis Dixon, “Sharpens” pencils by Dalton Ghetti, painting by Dan Golden, miniature sugar carvings by Judith G. Klausner (shown, a sugar carving in an Oreo), photography by Dan McManus and drawing by David Shapleigh. WHERE: Bristol

C—Spotlight—Gamm

Grounded at the Gamm

The personal and the political are indistinguishable in American playwright George Brant’s gripping one-woman play about a hot-rod fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy ends her career in the sky. Brant’s multi-award-winning new play explodes our assumptions about modern warfare and unapologetically tells a story of our times. WHERE: The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange St., Pawtucket WHEN: Through September

C—Spotlight—McQuaid

Sarah McQuaid performing in Tiverton

A captivating performer, rising star Sarah McQuaid seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; she spans the genres with both her beautifully crafted originals and her interpretations of material from around the globe and down the centuries. WHERE: Sandywoods, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton WHEN: Sunday, Sept.

C—Spotlight—Jitterbugs

Karen K and the Jitterbugs at the Lippitt House

This “kindie” band has built a steady following up and down the eastern seaboard with their high-energy shows that feature Karen K and her clever, genre-swirling, danceable, and totally catchy tunes. Arrive early, bring a blanket and have a picnic. WHERE: The Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum, 199 Hope St., Providence WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 14; 3

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