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For local fans of classical music, last weekend marked a major milestone as the Kingston Chamber Music Festival returned as an in-person concert for the first time since the onset of COVID-19.

Saturday’s “Opening Night” performance was followed by a “Celebrating Women” concert Sunday evening; the Festival continued with a multimedia concert of “The Nightingale’s Sonata” this Wednesday, and will feature an “All Time Favorites” concert next Saturday and a “Spirit of Hungary” concert next Sunday.

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Houston’s Khruangbin is a band that disregards classifications such as genre and style while exploring the box they’ve put themselves in. This box is a psychedelic cornucopia of sounds that range from funk to surf to R&B to soul and to music from various parts of the globe. At the same time, there’s an excellent cohesiveness that the trio of bassist Laura Lee, guitarist Mark Speer and drummer Donald “DJ” Johnson share while each contributing on vocals. Newport festival fans might remember them from their performance during the Newport Folk Festival in 2018. This time around, they’re going to be headlining part of the Newport Jazz Festival this weekend on Friday.

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Last year at this time, I wrote about participating in the Backyard BioBlitz, an event aimed at identifying every species of living thing in your own yard to document its biodiversity. I was thrilled to record nearly 250 species of life in my yard, mostly plants and insects. I even documented a rare orchid hidden among the wetland shrubs in the corner of my property.

But it got me thinking about what I may have missed by only looking for wildlife outside my house. What might I find inside?