Today's edition of Red Bank oRBit kicks off our coverage of the 23rd annual
Red Bank Jazz & Blues Festival with a preview of what to expect this
weekend as the early-season attraction takes over Marine Park with a bill
that features, among many others, veteran saxman Houston Person

HoustonPersonAs Dorothy Creamer explains, it's an event that's still offering up
three days of free sounds — even in a year that's got
practically all of us singing the blues.

Holding that note, we walk just a couple of blocks, and a world away, to the Monmouth Conservatory of Music, where Vladislav Kovalsky and the MCM faculty
are preparing not one, but two completely free programs of Schumann's music
this Wednesday and Saturday — a fear-free way to enjoy quality classical
music, and a best-kept-secret of local life.

JoelSilvermanLast but not leashed, Diana Moore rings up Animal Planet host and celebrity
dog trainer Joel Silverman (left), who inaugurates the new Book It! Events venue at
The Grove on Tuesday night, with a pets-invited promotional appearance for
his new book 'What Color is Your Dog?' We found out, among other things, that
you'd never treat an orange the way you'd treat a green.

It's all in oRBit, ready for inspection and eager to be taken into a loving

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