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Newport Jazz Assembly Band to perform at schools in Rhode Island and Connecticut

Newport Jazz Festival Assembly, a performance series presented by Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., which has brought music to dozens of schools throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, will perform in March at schools in East Hartford and Norwalk, CT, and Providence, RI. The series, funded by Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., connects professional musicians to schools

Second-grader at Pell Elementary School honored with Newport Police Department’s first ‘Young Hero Award’

Pell Elementary second grade student Andrew Novaes, was honored this morning by a contingent of officers from Newport’s Police and Fire Department, who visited Mrs. Bonnie Cecil’s classroom at the Pell School to present the Newport Police Department’s First Young Hero Award. According to a press release from Newport Public Schools, Andrew’s mother, Tatiana Lima

IYRS will host Career Day on March 24th

The International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) will host a Career Day on March 24th from 9 am to 1 pm at the IYRS campus on lower Thames Street in Newport. Career Day is a free job and career-exploration fair that draws employers who come to this annual event with one goal in mind: to connect with individuals with

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Great American Beer Bars: CraftBeer.com readers choose Norey’s as best beer bar in Rhode Island

Norey’s has been recognized as the best beer bar in Rhode Island in the annual Great American Beer Bars competition conducted by CraftBeer.com —the Brewers Association website for beer lovers. Norey’s, which was founded in 2000, offers at least 20 taps and 110 bottles of some of the world’s best and rarest craft beers. “There are more than 6,000 small and

Shift Drinks: Justine King, The Mooring

Shift Drinks is a new weekly column on WhatsUpNewp that hopes to highlight local hospitality professionals around town.  With so many unique, talented and passionate individuals working in the service industry, this series aims to introduce some new faces, feature some familiar ones and give you an insight into their lives outside the workplace.  

Ballerina to hang up pointe shoes after 11 years

Island Moving Company, Newport’s contemporary ballet company, announced on Monday the upcoming retirement of locally beloved ballerina Christine Sandofi. Sandorfi retires after 11 years dancing with the company, an extraordinary achievement considering the physical rigor ballerinas endure through their work. Her final performances will be held at Rosecliff Mansion on two nights only Friday, March

Live music and entertainment listings: Feb. 26 – Mar. 3

Our Newport Live Music and Entertainment Guide is Newport County’s premier and most comprehensive source for live music and entertainment in our area. Here’s a look at all the live music and entertainment that’s worth seeing, hearing, doing, or knowing about in Newport County this week. Monday, February 26th Diego’s: Trivia at 9:30 pm Fastnet

Live music and entertainment listings: Feb. 23 – 25

Our Newport Live Music and Entertainment Guide is Newport County’s premier and most comprehensive source for live music and entertainment in our area. Here’s a look at all the live music and entertainment that’s worth seeing, hearing, doing, or knowing about in Newport County this weekend. You Might Also Want To Check Out: 30+ things to

James Montgomery, Mike Renzi among eight to be inducted into Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018

The Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame (RIMHOF) held a press conference earlier today announcing its 2018 inductees. The press conference took place in the RIMHOF Museum located at Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket. Members of the RIMHOF Board of Directors, several past inductees, and fans and family were on hand for the naming of the eight

Extensions Dance Company will present annual spring concert, ‘Here/Now’, March 1 – 3

 Extensions Dance Company, Salve Regina University’s select group of dancers, will be presenting their annual spring concert, “Here/Now,” with public performances March 1-3 at the Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St. Performances will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, with an additional matinee on Saturday at 2 p.m. General admission tickets ($15 general admission, $10 military and

Newport Symposium will present ‘Great Collectors’ with new weekend schedule and venue, April 26-29

The 26th  annual Newport Symposium, Great Collectors: Taste, Passion & Patronage, will be held Thursday, April 26 to Sunday, April 29, 2018, debuting a new weekend schedule, new venue and, for the first time, a one-day registration option.  The Newport Symposium, presented by The Preservation Society of Newport County, is New England’s preeminent convening of national and international

Historian and author Glenn Knoblock will discuss ‘Hidden Presence: God’s Little Acre and Beyond’ on March 8th

Evidence of the history of African Americans in New England from the 18th and 19th centuries is found in many historic burial grounds and cemeteries in the region, with the most significant and extensive of these sites being God’s Little Acre in Newport.   On Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 5:30 pm, historian and author Glenn Knoblock will

Podcast: A conversation with Hank Lawler

For almost 30 years, that friendly face behind the counter at Dunkin’ Donuts in Newport was more than likely Hank Lawler. Hank has become a Newport icon with his memory, kindness, and love for what he does. Today, on his birthday, Hank joined Ryan on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK to chat all

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