Hands That Rock, a Rhode Island non-profit that uses massage therapy to bring “the magic of music to underserved children,” is holding a fundraiser on Sept. 15, featuring three bands, food, and merchandise signed by many famous bands. Darcy Lynch, the organization’s executive director who also owns Stagehands Massage Therapy that provides massage, chiropractic, and
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Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is in the beginning stages of planning the reconfiguring of the Pell Bridge Interchange and is currently seeking the public’s opinion on a variety of designs. On WADK 1540AM today, we chatted about the project, its status, how you can provide concerns and feedback, and the eight proposed designs. Representative Lauren
We had a lot to get to today on the radio program. I recapped the news and reaction regarding the PawSox announcement on Friday, talked about the very odd story from the weekend where a woman fell from a sailing boat and wasn’t noticed missing for several hours, and hit on things happening this week in
It was a jam-packed Friday edition of What’sUpNewp Radio on AM 1540 WADK Newport. ~ Michael Friedman joined me to chat about this weekend’s inaugural RI Blues Fest in Cranston. ~ When Aretha Franklin celebrated her birthday at Mohegan Sun on March 23rd, Doug Woolverton was among her backing band. Doug joined me today to chat about that and his show
Among Rhode Island’s newest and fastest growing industries is medical marijuana, with three medical marijuana compassion centers and over 100 licensed growers across the state. Joining Frank Prosnitz and me today on The Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK Newport were Seth Bock, Owner of Greenleaf Compassion Center of Portsmouth, and Rob Dupont, the Center’s
Robert Sylvia and Theresa Santos from the Middletown Town Council joined Frank Prosnitz and me on What’sUpNewp Radio today to chat about Middletown’s 275th Anniversary celebration. Events will take place at Paradise Park from 11 AM to 5 PM & Second Beach from 6 PM to 10 PM including the running of Boyd’s wind grist mill, the Sons
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has closed 29 beaches across Rhode Island so far this summer for a total of 111 days due to high bacteria counts. Locally, Third Beach has been closed since August 10th for this reason. Today on the radio, we chat about beach closures, high bacteria counts, what it
On this edition of What’sUpNewp Radio on AM 1540 WADK I chat about Victory Day, Washington County Fair, things to do this week, and more. You’ll also hear an interview I previously did with Patti Doyle, Chairwoman from Twin River Management Group, about Newport Grand closing on August 28th.
Medicaid matters in Rhode Island, with one in three Rhode Islanders, served by the program. It’s the subject of a recent Economic Progress Institute Report and the subject of this edition of The Open Forum on WADK (1540 AM). Joining Frank Prosnitz is Linda Katz, chair of the institute’s “Protect Our Healthcare Coalition,” and Carmela
Ken Abrams, our fabulous music, arts, and entertainment writer, joined me on this edition of What’sUpNewp Radio to chat about life after the Newport festivals. There’s Rhythm & Roots, Providence Folk Festival, and much more music that is sure to keep you busy from now thru Labor Day. We also hit on Ken’s Six Picks for
On this edition of What’sUpNewp Radio, we looked ahead at a few events that are taking place this weekend in Newport. Tim Towey and I were first joined by Jennifer Whelihan from Newport County YMCA, she gave us all the details on this weekend’s Race4Chase at Fort Adams. On Sunday, August 12, 2018, from 10 AM
Matthew Gray, a partner in Ragged Island Brewing Company, joined Frank Prosnitz and I on this edition of What’sUpNewp Radio on AM 1540 WADK Newport to chat about the recent news that the brewing company has entered a purchase and sales agreement to by the Garden Shop building and 37-acre Van Hof Nursery property in Portsmouth.
Today’s What’sUpNewp Radio ranged from talking about the upcoming visit of the World’s Largest Viking Ship, to Newport Pell Bridge’s 50th Anniversary, to a conversation with Patti Doyle about the future of Newport Grand and the Tiverton Casino. Patti joined me at 1:30 pm (halfway through the program) and chats about the closure of Newport
A historical documentary based on the rum runner shoot out of 1929 will be filmed later this year in Newport and across Rhode Island, and will feature the 1920’s Newport Rum Runner “Black Duck”. The dramatized documentary film centers around the life and exploits of Charles Travers who, at age 23, was captain of the
We kicked off the week with a quick recap of Newport Jazz Festival and with an interview with musician Estar Cohen that I had a chance to record over the weekend. Nick Garrison, Owner and Founder of Foolproof Brewing Company, then joined me to chat about this weekend’s Augtoberfest up at the brewery and more.
It was the Discover Newport edition of The Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK on Monday and I filled in as host. Andrea McHugh, Senior Communications Manager, and Evan Smith, President and CEO, from Discover Newport were among my guests. Topics ranged from the upcoming celebration of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Pell Bridge, to
WUN’s Frank Prosnitz joined me to chat about a wide variety of topics on Wednesday’s edition of What’sUpNewp Radio on AM 1540 WADK Newport. Topics included the latest on what’s happening with Newport Bridgefest, my appearance on The Rhode Show, what’s ahead for Newport Jazz Festival, and of course, a discussion on Chairman David Hanos resigning
Musician Lois Vaughan joined Frank Prosnitz and I for the first thirty minutes of this edition of The Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK Newport. Lois talks about Newport Bridgefest, her upcoming performances on August 2nd and August 3rd, and more. Listen For more information on Newport Bridgefest, visit www.newportbridgefest.com.
Musician John Monllos joined me on What’sUpNewp Radio on AM 1540 WADK to chat about his upcoming Newport Bridgefest event, A Night Of Jazz, at Jo’s Bistro. Monllos also performed three songs for us live on the air. Of note, it was also the last show broadcast from WADK’s studio on Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd,
Bill Withers is hot. Everybody seems to be piling well-deserved praise onto the 80-year-old man and his music. A year after the Newport Folk Festival presented a special set dedicated to the legend who wrote “Ain’t No Sunshine,” the Jazz Festival is presenting a set entitled “Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers.” It’s
This spring, Executive Chef Eddie Montalvo moved from New York City to Newport to join the team at Fluke Newport. Since May, he’s been bringing his clean and simple style and 20 years of culinary expertise to Fluke’s kitchen. We had a chance to ask the Johnson and Wales graduate a few questions about his
(Above: Warren Haynes and Nels Cline, Photo: Ken Abrams) Warren Haynes is known to many as the former guitarist for The Allman Brothers Band and founder of the popular jam band Gov’t Mule. Haynes made a surprise appearance Sunday at the Newport Folk Festival joining Wilco guitarist Nels Cline in a special set dedicated to
Greg Abate, who is listed in Downbeat Magazine’s latest critics poll as among jazz music’s top rising stars, brings his uptown jazz quintet for a high powered night of music at the Newport Playhouse, Thursday, August 2. Known for his straight-ahead jazz and bee-bop style, Abate’s performance is part of Bridgefest, linking the folk and jazz
Joe Louis Walker, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner celebrates a career that exceeds a half a century. His new album Everybody Wants A Piece cements his legacy as a prolific torchbearer for the blues. Walker joins What’sUpNewp’s Frank Prosnitz on this edition of the Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK
On August 3, 2018, Cynthia Sayer will become the first featured 4-string banjoist ever to perform at Newport Jazz Festival. The multi-award-winning instrumentalist, vocalist, and bandleader is acclaimed by musicians, critics, and fans alike as the top 4-string jazz banjoist in the world today. Praised for her “drive and virtuosity” by the New York Times, Cynthia enchants audiences