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The lovely Carla Versitano is special guest of the Shelley Hughes Trio at the River Lounge Bar this Sunday, August 5.

Shelly will be reprising gems from her recently released rhythm & blues album Where the owl was, inspired by adventures across the U.S. last year.

Shelley works the keys and her formidable voice, while Dan Brown plays keyboard bass and Grant Geraghty the drums.

The show starts at 3pm with a $5 entry.

The singing cowgirl and mentor of the Mothers in Music programme, Kathryn Jones fronts the Platinum Lounge at the Lismore Workers Club this Saturday, August 4. With an all-star band of Jim Kelly on guitar, Greg Lyon on bass and John Proud on drums, she's free to do what she does best, enchant and enjoy.

Kathryn Jones & Friends, from 8pm.

Saturday mornings are no time to sleep in. There's far too much too many things to be at.

The Northern Rivers Conservatorium Concert for one.

Starting at 11am this Saturday, August 4, it features John Gift and Dean Peachey, an acoustic singer/songwriter duo.

The Julius Hofstetter Quartet is up next, with tunes by Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, Coltrane and Parker and the hip-hop fusion of Red Bantoo to close. Bring a picnic blanket and pillow if its sunny.

Entries for the 2012 Artfelt Art Prize 2012 close this Friday, August 3.

All proceeds from this high profile event support support Heartfelt House, a charity organisation in Alstonville providing support to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

In its third year, the prize has pulled in entries from across Australia.

On the theme On Light and Darkness the record-breaking entries will be judged at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina. To find out more go to

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