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Letter: Bravo, Concerts by the Bay

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

My wife, Deona, and I have had the privilege to live all across this wonderful country of ours, and the one thing that we had always participated in was the local arts scene; inclusive of music, theater, dance and art. Since we moved to Mathews over two years ago, we have met many in this area who are passionate about Concerts by the Bay, and who had asked us to join them in celebrating the arts.

Unfortunately, until very recently, life events continued to get in the way of our participation. We had seen the Mathews High School parking lot filled to the brim on a Sunday afternoon, but usually when we were on our way out to, or coming home from, an activity of our own.

Recently, we received Concert by the Bay tickets from friends who were unable to use them, and we attended for the first time. The program was headlined by a Canadian bluegrass family band, the Abrams Brothers. I am highly skeptical of anything called bluegrass coming from anywhere but sou...

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