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October 17, 2018

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Newport Art Museum to host Newport String Project Season Opening Concert

Photo: Ealain McMullin and EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, Directors of the Newport String Project For the last several years, the Newport Art Museum has proudly hosted the Newport String Project’s Season Opening and Closing concerts. The Museum is delighted to welcome them back to celebrate their 6th season at the Season Opening Concert in the galleries of the historic N.A. Griswold

On This Day In Newport History – September 9, 1957: President Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1957 in Newport

On September 9, 1957 while in Newport, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the first workable civil rights legislation to be passed since the reconstruction period. The Civil Rights Act of 1957 is known as the first federal civil rights legislation passed by the United States Congress since the Civil Rights Act of 1875. Its purpose was to show the federal government’s support

This Weekend: Live music and entertainment listings

Discover all that’s happening, new, and to do with live music and entertainment this weekend. Friday, September 7 Buskers: Live music at 9 pm Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm Clarke Cooke House: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room at 10 pm Diego’s Barrio Cantina (Middletown): Soul Keepers at 10 pm Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at

Free walking art tours highlight September Newport Gallery Night

Newport Galleries Night 2018 is underway and the season is in high gear at their member galleries, museums and cultural institutions with September Newport Gallery Night on Thursday, September 13th from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Their popular free Summer Guided Walking Art Tours continue for September Newport Gallery Night. And these short, informational tours

Newport Art Museum to host Inflatable Lawn Party at Art After Dark

Newport Art Museum’s Art After Dark, which recently received the 2017 Editor’s Pick Award for Best Artsy Social Event by Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, is back on Thursday, September 13 from 5 – 9 pm. Each Art After Dark has unique programming for the whole family. This event joins the ranks of the many events and educational programs the Museum currently offers in its galleries at 76 Bellevue

This Week: Live music and entertainment listings

Discover all that’s happening for live music and entertainment in and around Newport this week. Tuesday, September 4 Jane Pickens Theater: Three Identical Strangers at 4:45 pm, Eighth Grade at 7:30 pm One Pelham East: Stu Sinclair at 9:30 pm Wednesday, September 5 Buskers Irish Pub: Open Mic at 9 pm Fastnet Pub: Trivia at 9

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This Day In History: August 31, 1881 – Inaugural US Men’s Single Tennis Championships Is Played in Newport, RI

The inaugural U.S. National Championship took place in August 31, 1881 at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island. In the first year of the tennis championships only clubs that were members of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association were permitted to enter. A Men’s Singles and Men’s Doubles competition were played. The first

Newport Festivals Foundation announces donation to LA’s The Harmony Project on behalf of Lucius; Brandi Carlile joins Newport Folk Festival Board of Advisors

On behalf of 2018 Newport Folk Festival performer Lucius, Newport Festivals Foundation announced on Tuesday via a press release that they have donated $5,000 to the Harmony Project – a nonprofit that provides free music instruction and instruments to youth in underserved areas of LA. The funds will be used to underwrite expenses for Harmony Project’s Leimert Park

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This Week: Live music and entertainment listings

Discover all that’s happening for live music, arts, entertainment, and theater this week across Newport County! Unless otherwise indicated, the venue is located in Newport. Bold listings are our advertisers and supporters. Please consider supporting them, they make what we do possible. Monday, August 27 Fastnet Pub: The Ubiquitones at 10 pm Fifth Element: The Groove Merchants

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On This Day In Newport History – August 27, 1995: Tiger Woods Wins 1995 U.S. Amateur Championship in Newport

In celebration of the U.S. Amateur Championship centennial, the Newport Country Club hosted the 1995 U.S. Amateur Championship. At age 19, Tiger Woods became the ninth player to win back-to-back Amateur championships when he defeated  Buddy Marucci on August 27th at the 1995 US Amateur at Newport Country Club. Following an outstanding amateur and two-year college golf

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Waterfront Series bring Irish folk music, dance to King Park on September 1st

On Saturday, September 1st, the last free concert in this year’s Waterfront series will be a mini-Irish festival featuring RI-based Irish traditional artists.  The festivities are scheduled from 2 pm – 6 pm. A gazebo concert and dance with The Exiles (2pm) with former members of RI’s longstanding Pendragon folk ensemble and featuring National Heritage Award-winning dancer

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