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Team

BOARD of DIRECTORS


Cleveland Kurtz, President

Dr. Maxwell Whiting, VP/

     Music Director

Sylvia Whiting, Sec/Treas.

Tom Colantonio,  Instruments for Children 


Board Members

   Barbara Bardsley

   Dell Padgett

   Mike 'Spike' Katz

   Paul Williams


Honorary Directors

    Sylvia Ann Soares

    Lynn & Elizabeth Pegg

    Richard & Donna Pena 

History


The Rhode Island Rhythm & Blues Preservation Society (RIRBPS) is a 501(c)3 all volunteer non-profit organization established in 2003 by Edward A 'Prof' Coates and a few dedicated local supporters devoted to preserving and promoting the legacy, heritage and connection of rhythm & blues in Rhode Island.  


As a membership organization we offer a variety of community programs and services.  

Mission


* Preserve & promote R&B  through activities, events & education; 


* Preserve and promote the heritage & historical connections of R&B music in the evolution of American popular music; and 


* Improve public awareness and acceptance of R&B as a musical art form.  

11th ANNUAL HERITAGE CELEBRATION

11th Annual R&B Heritage Month Festival

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9th


RI Women Sing the Blues

Celebrating R&B Heritage

7:30 Until  . . .  $10 @ the Door 

CV CLUB, E. Providence, RI 

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RIRPBS 

12 Kipling Street 

Providence, RI 02907

401.461.0012 / rirbps@gmail.com 

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Rhode Island Rhythm & Blues Preservation Society

12 Kipling Street, Providence, RI 02907

(401) 461-0012 / rirbps@gmail.com