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Polly Gibbons: A special talent


Catch a Rising Star

Polly Gibbons is one of the most respected and talked about young singer/songwriters of her generation.

Luckily, she is making her North American debut at Arts Garage, Friday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m.

Being nominated for a BBC Jazz Award back in 2006 with no album release to her name was a clear indication of just how special a singer and performer Polly is. With warm, rich, soulful vocals and an innate blues sensibility, Polly has been likened to many of the jazz and soul greats, while bringing her own storytelling and earnest depth alongside unique humor and fun to performances. Having developed her craft over the past decade, Polly has performed at all the leading UK jazz clubs, international festivals and is a regular at Ronnie Scott’s performing with the All Stars.

With an innate vocal versatility, Polly is a much sought-after session talent, working on various projects including: a track with hip hop group Vinyl Dialect, on Wall of Sound’s Bad Magic label, and co-writing and performing a song on the British Soul compilation album, ‘Diggz Presents Random Soul on Random Records. Polly was featured alongside such jazz luminaries as Ian Shaw, Jacqui Dankworth and Gwyneth Herbert on an album entitled The Music of BB Cooper, and has spent many occasions recording and performing with renowned artist and producer Ian Shaw.

Don’t believe us, trust the experts:

“A truly exceptional, once in a generation talent, possessing a voice of such sizzling intensity and raw emotion you could fry an egg on it.” Peter Quinn, Jazzwise Magazine

“They don’t come along very often, but this one’s a star.” Johnny Mandel.

Visit www.artsgarage.org for tickets.

Volleyball returns to Delray Beach

Professional and amateur volleyball players will compete in the Extreme Volleyball Professionals (EVP) Pro, Amateur and Juniors Southeast Championships on Saturday, September 13, at Delray’s Municipal Beach. This is the fourth consecutive year that our City has been selected as the site for the EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, which is being co-sponsored by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.

World-class athletes will display their exceptional talent and physical abilities on the sand courts from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm as they battle for the coveted 1st prize.  The EVP ProSeries National Championship is a free spectator event and the public is invited to spend the day experiencing the excitement of this team sport.

For more information, including event schedule, visit www.evptour.com.

Bodybuilding and Bikini Competition

For those of you who appreciate natural bodybuilders and not those enhanced by steroids, you’ll want to check out the ANBF South Florida Natural Bodybuilding and Bikini Competition Saturday, Sept. 13 from 5 to 9 p.m.

The event will take place at 2880 NW Boca  Raton Blvd. #2.

Tell them Dave sent you.