Bonners Ferry theatre presents monthly musical spotlight

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Ken LaBarbera is the featured performer at On Stage at the Pearl at the Pearl Theater in Bonners Ferry

BONNERS FERRY, Idaho — On Stage at the Pearl, the monthly spotlight for Bonners Ferry, Idaho, performers, features blues artist Ken LaBarbera at 7p.m. on March 10 at the Pearl Theater. Other performers spotlighted include the Bright Moments Jazz Ensemble (fronted by Sandpoint’s Arthur Goldblum on trumpet and vocals, with Peter Lucht on piano and Drew Browne on bass), Isaac Ryckeghem (vocals and guitar), Chloe Cavender (vocals), Gabe Feller (piano, guitar, vocals), and Barb Robertson (vocals and guitar).

LaBarbera, known for his wonderful blues, jazz, and rock styles, is a self-taught guitarist who has taught improvisation with Paul Mondello Drums. He formed his first professional band, the Mannish Boys, in 1983. He moved to Naples, Idaho, in 1992. His current band is Cryin’ Shame, with Truck Mills, Drew Browne, and Jeremy Kleinsmith.

Bright Moments’ Goldblum hails from New York. He’s an alumnus of the Berklee College of Music, with a background in jazz improvisation. Lucht is a superb pianist and multi-instrumentalist who hails from Chicago. by way of Dallas. Browne was recently featured in the play, No Cure for Love, and was the featured artist for On Stage in January.

On Stage at the Pearl is held the second Saturday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Pearl Theater. Tickets are $10 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. with beverages, desserts and a bottomless bowl of soup with bread featured at the Pearl Café.