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Music: Seattle singer-songwriter Jean Mann performs Feb. 14 in Blaine

Seattle singer-songwriter Jean Mann performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Christ Episcopal Church, 382 Boblett St., Blaine, in the Backstage @ the Border concert series.

The sister of Bellingham artist Ben Mann, she considers herself a renaissance woman who plays “alternafolk.” The self-taught performer shares her soulful, lovely and gritty-honest tales, this time, focused on love for the Valentine’s Day concert.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation is: $7. Proceeds benefit the Blaine-Birch Bay community with assistance for food, utilities, lodging, gas and other needs.

Mann is now absorbed in her sixth February Album Writing Month ( fawm.org) musical immersion, with her goal to write 14 songs in 28 days.

She recently entered NPR’s “All Songs Considered’s Tiny Desk Concerts” open-call to find the next “unknown” act, which offers the winner an invitation to the Tiny Desk in Washington, D.C. The song had to be an original one, videotaped at a “desk” of sorts and posted on YouTube by Jan .19. The winner will be announced this month; her entry is “ Scent of Tea.”

Backstage details: 360-332-4113, backstageattheborder.com. More on Mann: jeanmann.com.

The address of the artist's Website was corrected Feb. 9, 2015.

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