Riya and Sara Kapoor (Photo credit: Kristin Hoebermann); Rez Abbasi (Photo credit: John Rogers)
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Bringing a blend of Indian, African and American dance and music, an exciting group of musicians and dancers will present a free concert this evening at Fort Adams, as part of Newport Bridgefest, the celebration that spans the week between Newport Folk and Newport Jazz Festivals.

Swati Bhise, conductor and choreographer for the orchestra and dance segment of A Bridge Together joined me for a conversation to talk about tonight’s event.

An accomplished actress, and Hollywood director, Swati talks about the music and dance, and the importance of sharing cultural roots and traditions.


A Bridge Together, a special Free concert and Newport Jazz Festival “extra” will take place tonight at 6:30 pm on the Quad Stage at Fort Adams State Park.
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Frank Prosnitz

Frank Prosnitz brings to WhatsUpNewp several years in journalism, including 10 as editor of the Providence (RI) Business News and 14 years as a reporter and bureau manager at the Providence (RI) Journal. Prosnitz began his journalism career as a sportswriter at the Asbury Park (NJ) Press, moving to The News Tribune (Woodbridge, NJ), before joining the Providence Journal. Prosnitz hosts the Morning Show on WLBQ radio (Westerly), 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, and It’s Your Business, also on WBLQ, Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Prosnitz has twice won Best in Business Awards from the national Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), twice was named Media Advocate of the Year by the Small Business Administration, won an investigative reporter’s award from the New England Press Association, and newswriting award from the Rhode Island Press Association.