IN oRBit: OUNCES OF PREVENTION

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Today’s Red Bank oRBit has a preview of a benefit concert happening Friday night at the Two River Theater — a fundraiser for the Monmouth County-based nonprofit Prevention First and its slate of programs designed to stave off the effects of violence and substance abuse in our local communities.

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Given the organization’s focus on youth, it’s only fitting that they’ve assembled a concert ticket that spotlights some of the most awesomely talented teenaged performers on the Shore’s famous music scene — a ticket headlined by Quincy Mumford (right), the high school senior who’s received raves for musical sophistication and beyond-his-years wisdom. We talked to the busy Quincy (he played three gigs in three places last Saturday), who shares the stage with a pair of Red Bank Regional students — Cara Salimando and recent grad Phoebe Holiday Ryan — both of whom you’ve met in our pixelated pages.

Before all that, however, a reminder about tonight’s special reception and lecture on T. Thomas Fortune, going on at the Red Bank Public Library, where an exhibit of Fortune-related memorabilia continues into September. It’s a rare look at the influential work of the famous African American journalist and editor, who lived in the now-historic Fortune House in the early years of the 20th century, and we’ve got the details up here, where the air is cool and clean, in oRBit!