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The Rebel Kellys in Warren

The Rebel Kellys in Warren

The Rebel Kellys are coming to The Church Street Coffeehouse this Saturday. Adam is the band leader, playing lead guitar and vocals. He’s a master entertainer and the power of his voice is absolutely breathtaking. Jessi plays violin and sings bringing a musical quality that is hard to match. Yeshuae is the seven year old

Rod Picott, November 8, 2014 Common Fence Music, 933 anthony Rd. Portsmouth

Rod Picott in Portsmouth

Common Fence Music presents Rod Picott, masterful songwriter and soulful singer, this Saturday night. The son of a welder from rural New England, Rod Picott is acknowledged by his songwriting peers as a keen observer of the contemporary human predicament, and a fine craftsman. Slaid Cleaves, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Fred Eagelsmith have recorded Rod

Photo Credit:  Richard W. Dionne, Jr.

‘Eleemosynary’ at 2nd Story

Eleemosynary, meaning charitable or benevolent, relates to a young girl’s determination to win a national spelling bee.  But it also applies to the ever-changing, always challenging, ultimately rewarding relationship between a girl, her mother, and her grandmother. Sharon Carpentier, Valerie Westgate and Isabel O’Donnell (l-r) are featured in “Eleemosynary” by Lee Blessing, performing DownStage at

Photo by Peter Goldberg

Hedda Gabbler at the Gamm

Bored by bourgeois society and intellectual pursuits, Hedda Gabler (starring Marianna Bassham in the title role) tries to fulfill her aimless desires by manipulating the fates of those around her…with tragic results. Offering no easy answers, Ibsen’s masterpiece is a fascinating, paradoxical portrait of a woman slipping into despair. where: The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, 172


Battlefield Band returns to Tiverton

Battlefield Band is one of the great institutions of Scottish traditional music, and once again, their fiery fiddling and stirring Highland bagpipes will shake the rafters and thrill the crowd in Tiverton. Their last Sandywoods show sold out very quickly. Advance tickets are recommended. WHERE: Sandywoods, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton WHEN: 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 8


‘Cats and Dogs’

The Bristol Art Museum presents a juried exhibit, “Cats and Dogs,” in the lower gallery at the library. Featured artists are glass artist John Volpacchio and Hiroko Shikashio, watercolor and Nancy Zametkin LaPolla, oil paintings, main floor; and Ted Hall, mixed media and graphite works, third floor. “Irving,” (pictured), a photograph by Marc Jaffe, received


GospelFest 2014

GospelFest will feature performances by Michael Évora and the Prism of Praise Community Gospel Choir, and Jonathan Richter and the Roger Williams University Chorus. Since 2011, this event has offered the RWU community an evening of education and performance in the Gospel style, an African-American cultural and religious tradition whose roots originate from spirituals sung during

Seth Glier, Nov 1, Common Fence Music 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth

Grammy Award nominee Seth Glier at Common Fence Music

Though only 23 years old, Massachusetts-based singer/songwriter/pianist/guitarist Seth Glier is a seasoned troubadour and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets. The incredible acclaim on his sophomore record, The Next Right Thing, led to a # single and Grammy nomination. WHERE: Common Fence Music Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth WHEN: 8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 1

Lauren McKone (center), dressed as Robin, leads the band at the start of last year’s Halloween parade in Common Fence Point. This year’s parade is set for 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Get spooked at Halloween parade in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Once again, some monsters, witches, superheroes and pirates will be parading through the streets of Common Fence Point to celebrate Halloween. A Halloween Celebration starts at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the Common Fence Point Improvement Association Hall, 933 Anthony Road. There will be crafts, music and fun for all ages inside