“Each time we do a song it’s a new puzzle, and we approach each one in a different way,” says guitarist/singer Kenny Richards, 66, of New Bedford. “We play more in the spirit of the Grateful Dead rather than trying to sound just like them.” Read more

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“The experience of creating the energy between the music that is happening on the stage, then wrapping it around the audience and having it come back – that circle of energy is what I live for,that’s the moment when I feel most alive.” Read more

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Every month or two the opportunity for creativity seems to grow as more jazz is being played in the South Coast. Read more

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John Stein Performs in Duets

Whaling City Sound artist John Stein performs in duets January 11, 2017, 7p-10p with Marcus Monteiro, saxophonist February 3, 2017, 7p-10p with Dave Zinno, acoustic bassist February 24, 2017, 7p-10p with Dave Zinno, acoustic bassist Read more

Jan 5, 2017 8:42 PM Coastal Mags

Day by day, lesson by lesson, lives are being changed for those people who have chosen to play a musical instrument ... Read more

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If you have an appreciation for live music, the South Coast offers you a variety of performances for your holiday enjoyment. Read more

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For me songwriting is all about life experiences. We all hurt and we all love someone. Music allows me to be open–it’s like a warm blanket that has always comforted me and if I can share that with other people then I’d love to do that.- Dori Rubbicco Read more

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The sheer number of venues, performers (both local and visiting,) and variety of performances reveals a vibrant performing arts community across our area. Read more

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The Folk Festival, located in the city’s historic downtown, will take place on Saturday, July 9 and throughout Sunday, July 10. The Whaling Blues Festival will be held on Saturday, August 13’th at the seaside location of Fort Taber in New Bedford’s Read more

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The 5th annual New Bedford Jazz Fest will enliven the New Bedford waterfront on Saturday afternoon, June 11th. Read more

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A Wilhelm Scream, a New Bedford band ... has toured Europe ten times, Australia seven times, Japan twice, and South America three times. Read more

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After the melody, tempo, and lyrics are in place, the hard work of deciding on which instrument, what guest artists and finally, how to best blend sounds to produce a quality recording. Read more

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Jasmine Guy is a singer, actor, and stage, screen and television director. She has a dance resume that includes her work with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She is a published author and a motivational speaker, but it will be her stage ... Read more

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For years, musicians in the New Bedford area have referred to the South Coast metropolis as the “Secret City” ... “New Bedford is a scene unto itself.” Read more

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Composers in every genre have written Christmas music, so let’s have a look at some selected highlights of the musical holiday season. Read more

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New Bedford's Got Talent

New Bedford’s Samantha Johnson may not be going to the finals on “America’s Got Talent,” but she’s definitely headed for stardom. Her stunning vocal performances at Radio City Music Hall in New York City had the judges and audiences on their feet. Read more

Nov 11, 2015 3:49 PM Coastal Mags

The Working Waterfront has been a significant catalyst for the New Bedford Renaissance. Read more


Onset Blues Festival - Aug. 1

The 2015 Onset Blues Festival will be held Saturday, August 1, from noon to 9 p.m. at the Lillian Gregerman Bandshell in Prospect Park at 191 Onset Ave in Onset Village. Read more

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