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Three time Grammy winner Tom Chapin, described in the New York Times as “one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music,” comes to the Narragansett Community Center, 53 Mumford Road, Narragansett, for a 7:30 p.m. performance on Saturday, July 28.

The performance is part of Congregation Beth David’s summer entertainment series, which concludes on August 25 with folk/country singer Jonathan Edwards.

Tickets are $40 and available on Congregation Beth David’s website, www.cbdri.org or by calling (401) 789-3437. Tickets are also available for the Edwards concert at www.cbdri.org or by calling (401) 789-3437.

Chapin’s career spans five decades, 25 albums and three Grammy awards.

Besides his work as a recording artist and concert performer, Chapin has acted on Broadway, and worked extensively in films, television and radio.

As a music-maker, the multi-talented singer/songwriter/guitarist has maintained two long and productive parallel careers, both as a highly respected contemporary folk artist and as a pioneer in the field of children’s music. In both roles, Chapin has established a reputation for insightful, heartfelt songcraft and effortlessly charismatic live performances.

The New York Times called Chapin “one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music,” while Billboard called him “the best family artist around” and described him as “totally captivating.”

“For music that reaffirms the positive in life, the rewards of family and the wonders of living, go no further than Tom Chapin,” said the Princeton Packet.

Tom grew up in a family that encouraged artistic pursuits. He began performing professionally as a teenager in the early 1960s, playing in Greenwich Village folk clubs alongside his siblings Harry and Steve as The Chapin Brothers. In 1971, he began a five-year run as the host of the Emmy- and Peabody award-winning ABC-TV children’s series Make A Wish.

Chapin launched his solo recording career with 1976’s Life Is Like That, the first of a string of albums that further established his reputation as both a gifted storyteller and a natural entertainer.

Besides his three Grammy awards, Chapin has won numerous awards, including: Parents’ Choice Gold Award; Family Choice Award; Creative Child CD Of The Year Award; several Grammy nominations; Best Male Artist Award, from the International Acoustic Music Awards (2018); 2017 Honorary Doctor of Music, Honoris Causa, presented by SUNY/Plattsburgh; Harry Chapin Award for Contributions to Humanity, presented by NACA; and numerous other awards.

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Frank Prosnitz

Frank Prosnitz brings to WhatsUpNewp several years in journalism, including 10 as editor of the Providence (RI) Business News and 14 years as a reporter and bureau manager at the Providence (RI) Journal. Prosnitz began his journalism career as a sportswriter at the Asbury Park (NJ) Press, moving to The News Tribune (Woodbridge, NJ), before joining the Providence Journal. Prosnitz hosts the Morning Show on WLBQ radio (Westerly), 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, and It’s Your Business, also on WBLQ, Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Prosnitz has twice won Best in Business Awards from the national Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), twice was named Media Advocate of the Year by the Small Business Administration, won an investigative reporter’s award from the New England Press Association, and newswriting award from the Rhode Island Press Association.