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Great Performances features collage concert of Rhode Island artists

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KINGSTON - Come join the excitement, Saturday, September 16 at 8 p.m. of the opening of the 25th Anniversary season of the URI Great Performances Series celebrating Rhode Islandís contribution to the arts with seven Rhode Island Artists.

Rhode Island has one of the highest per capita rates of performing and visual artists in the country and these artists encompass a broad spectrum of genre. During this anniversary year when Great Performances will be focused on American Artists it seemed fitting to open the season with a unique event with something for everyone.

Dr. Mark Malkovich III of the Newport Music Festival will host the event presenting famed operatic soprano Maria Spacagna, classical pianist Arlene Kies, jazz pianist Joe Parillo, Everett Dance Companyís hip hop artist Sokeo Ros and Case Closed, tap artist Brian Jones, the Providence String Quartet and story teller Valerie Tutson .

This Collage Concert of Rhode Island Artists will take place at the University of Rhode Islandís Fine Art Center Concert Hall in Kingston. Enjoy and take pride in the wonderful diversity and superior talent of our native performers who individually are celebrated internationally.

For more information or tickets to this event call 401-874-2627 or visit online. This event is sponsored in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.