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Photo of Debra Mann by J. Brian Buckley.

Debra Mann Quintet tribute to Joni Mitchell

Debra Mann Quintet tribute to Joni Mitchell

Debra Mann, jazz pianist and vocalist, has performed throughout the northeast for three decades. She was deeply influenced early on by the music of Joni Mitchell, from the folk years through her exploration into jazz. Debra, with her band, interprets the iconic music of Joni Mitchell through a jazz lens. Come join them in a

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Broadway in Tiverton

Come enjoy an evening of song, dance, and stories starring Broadway actor Matthew LaBanca. LaBanca has appeared in numerous Broadway productions and sung with the NY Philharmonic, at the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, and locally with Trinity Rep and at PPAC. Come out for a fun and entertaining evening. Coffee and dessert reception to follow.

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Comedian Kevin Meaney returns to Rhode Island

Kevin Meaney has been one of America’s most popular standup comedians for more than 25 years. He has become a Rhode Island favorite after many smash hit and memorable performances from Foster to Newport. He returns to the Ocean State on Thursday, June 26 for a show  at Newport Vineyard’s new  state-of-the-art winemaking facility and

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Ziggy Marley in Newport

Son of reggae legend Bob Marley, six-time Grammy winner Ziggy Marley has made a name for himself in the reggae world as frontman for Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers. Opening for Marley will be Boston’s own, High Hopes, which has garnered a loyal following throughout New England with its roots reggae and dub sound

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Dierks Bentley in Newport

Singer-songwriter, Dierks Bentley, took the country music world by a storm in 2003 with his self-titled debut album.  His albums have sold more than five million copies and garnered 11 Grammy nominations while showcasing his unique mix of modern country, classic country, bluegrass and rock.  Starting with Bentley’s tune, “What Was I Thinkin”, he now

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East Providence students ready for annual ‘Rock ‘N Roll’ show

EAST PROVIDENCE — The fourth annual East Providence Schools student Rock Chorus takes place Tuesday night, June 17, in the East Providence High School Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. The event features some 200 elementary school students belting out Rock ‘N Roll classics to contemporary hits. A small band and a light show are also part

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Dear Prudence

Dear Prudence is a female trio performing an eclectic blend of oldies, newer music of all genres, humor, and originals featuring tight, three-part harmonies that create a full musical dynamic like none other. Sue Bencuya (guitar, vocals), Sharon Galvin (percussion, vocals), and Michele Kelly (keyboards, vocals) share a musical chemistry that delights audiences of all

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