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Sunday, July 31, 2016


Gospel Music Festival To Be Held at King Park on August 13th

King Park will be filled with the beautiful sounds of Gospel music on Saturday, August 13, 2016 as the Come Alive Gospel Music Fest celebrates its 5th anniversary.     The soulful music of soloist Kenneth Robinson and the Community Baptist Church Gospel Choir of Newport will lift the audience with their powerful sounds. Performances

NJF Presents Solo Piano Concerts at Storyville, Toshiko Akiyoshi Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Performing at Newport Jazz

The solo piano setting, the most intimate and intimidating format in jazz, demands a mastery of rhythm, melody, harmony, dynamics and orchestration, with nowhere to hide. And when you are called to play solo piano on a festival stage – especially one as significant at the Newport Jazz Festival – your ability to capture, hold

Photo by Jared Powers

In Photos: Day 1 of 2016 Newport Jazz Festival

The first day of the 62nd Newport Jazz Festival started with (plenty of) rain and (plenty of) great jazz music from emerging musicians and artists. Berklee Global Jazz Institue Workshop Band opened up the festival under heavy rain on Friday around 11 a.m., but by the time they wrapped up their set and Peter Apfelbaum’s

433-Foot Vessel That Will Install Block Island’s Main Turbine Will Anchor Off of Newport

The Block Island Wind Farm’s main turbine installation vessel – Fred, Osen Wind Carrier’s Brave Tern – is expected to arrive in Rhode Island on July 31, based on current weather forecasts. The vessel began its journey across the Atlantic Ocean on July 15. The state-of-the-art, 433-foot long jack-up vessel traveled from France to Rhode


Newport Art Museum Awarded $21,468 Grant from RISCA

Newport Art Museum has been awarded a $21,468 grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) as it announced its first round of grant awards for the 2016-2017 season.  Grant recipients in 2015 reported that over $134 million was spent by arts organizations and artists in that year in projects funded by the State Arts Council.

Photo by Jennifer Carter

Movies On The Rocks Returns To Ballard Park on August 3rd

Friends of Ballard Park’s 11th Annual MOVIES ON THE ROCKS series kicks off on Wednesday, August 3rd.  Four movies will be shown in the quarry meadow off of Hazard Road in Newport on Wednesday evenings during the month of August. A short provided by the Rhode Island International Film Festival will be screened prior to

Podcast #157: Newport Festivals Foundation Family Concert Musician Alastair Moock

Alastair Moock, a Grammy-nominated and award-winning musician, joins Frank Prosnitz and I today (Wednesday) on WADK (1540 AM) in advance of his performance tonight (Wednesday) at the Newport Festivals Foundation annual family concert at Fort Adams. The family concert comes during Bridgefest, the annual event that serves to connect the Newport Folk Festival, hugely successful this


Credit: Ryan Belmore

Video: Kris Kristofferson and Margo Price Perform “Me and Bobby McGee” at Newport Folk Festival

In case somehow you missed it, Kris Krisofferson returned to Newport for the first time since 1969 over this past weekend to surprise the Newport Folk Festival audience on the Museum Stage on Friday and on the Quad Stage on Saturday. While Fridays performance was more intimate and emotional, as he followed a performance by

Tyler’s Two Cents: Bypassing Broadway

Tyler’s Two Cents: Thoughts from Behind the Bar is a weekly lifestyle column, written by Tyler Bernadyn, that will appear every Tuesday on What’sUpNewp this summer. Beginning this week, another cycle of construction and rearrangement will begin on Broadway.  At first when I read that a new traffic pattern was planned for the next few