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Celebrate Mother’s Day with an afternoon of folk and fiddle-infused music at Channing Memorial Church (135 Pelham St, Newport RI 02840). The Newport String Quartet will be joined by special guests Rachel Panitch (fiddle) and Mike Sokolovsky (guitar).

Head to La Forge Restaurant (186 Bellevue Ave) before or after the concert and receive 10% off your meal when you pre-purchase your ticket through Eventbrite!

Tickets: $10 in advance through Eventbrite/ $15 at doorEventbrite link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mothers-day-with-newport-string-project-and-la-forge-casino-restaurant-tickets-59480878910

Noted for its eclectic and innovative programming, the Newport String Project is committed to presenting highly expressive performances of masterworks, alongside works by emerging and rarely heard composers in intimate, inclusive settings throughout Newport. With a dual emphasis on performance and education, the project also includes a rigorous youth mentoring program, which currently provides free lessons in violin, viola and cello to almost forty students in Newport.

To learn more about the Newport String Project’s mission, visit www.newportstringproject.org

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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