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Friday, January 17, 2020

Liz Cooper, Ruston Kelly, Cedric Burnside, and Madison Cunningham share their...

The Newport Folk Festival is known for recruiting the best folk, blues and roots artists every summer. The Festival also excels at...

Newport’s ‘Boss Lady’ of the Week: Sarah Berkman

Sarah Berkman: Herbalist, Birth Doula, Earth Mother (my claim, not hers), Aromatherapist and Owner of Gather. Sarah wears may hats (and thrifted dresses); she...

A Bridge to America’s Future: The story of immigrants to our...

In Turkey’s vibrant jewelry industry, a young Armenian boy of 10 begins learning his trade, destined to become a master craftsman. Some 2,300 miles...

A Conversation with Christian McBride, Artistic Director of Newport Jazz Festival...

The challenge of dwindling public funds to support the arts in school has inspired Christian McBride to join with his wife, Melissa Walker, founder...

Transgender Newport resident finds welcoming facility for rehabilitation after mastectomy

Fifty-eight-year-old Newport resident Joey Moniz was faced with a dilemma. Having just had double mastectomy surgery, the hospital said he needed short-term...

What’sUpNewp Radio Edition – May 23: A convo with Harle Tinney;...

It was a jam-packed edition of What'sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WDK on Wednesday. Joining Ryan Belmore and Frank Prosnitz for the first 30...

REVIEW: What Cheer Brigade’s ‘You Can’t See Inside Of Me’

Adding to Providence’s musical variety, brass bands have come to prominence since the turn of the decade with rhythms that take hold of the...

Podcast: A conversation with Paul Pence, Republican candidate for Lt. Governor

Paul Pence, the Republican candidate for Rhode Island Lt. Governor, joined Frank today on The Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK Newport. Pence is editor...

Podcast: A conversation with Doug Key, Founder of Rogue Island Comedy...

More than seventy comedians are headed to Newport this week to participate in Rhode Island's only stand-up comedy festival.

Newport’s ‘Boss Lady’ of the Week: Samantha Zigbuo

Samantha Zigbuo (or 'Sam Zig' as I like to call her) gave birth to her collection, Gypsy with a Zip Code, in 2015. Sam...

A Conversation with Victor Wooten, Bassist for Béla Fleck and the...

In the world of bass players, few can match Victor Wooten’s mastery. He’s well-versed in the stylings of jazz and funk while also dabbling...

A Conversation with Christian McBride, Artistic Director of Newport Jazz Festival...

You could say about Christian McBride that the bass was in his blood – and it was. From a father and great uncle who played...

Congressman Cicilline’s Jan. 13 Town Hall will focus on Democrats’...

Congressman David N. Cicilline, D-RI, will focus on what he characterized as the Democrats “bold economic agenda,” a program with a goal of creating...

Folk Fest Interview: Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule Makes Surprise Appearance

(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...

Podcast: RI Foundation on what grants and scholarships are available, our...

Chris Barnett from Rhode Island Foundation joined us on this hodge-podge of What'sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK to discuss the Foundations news...

Podcast: A conversation with James Montgomery

Blues great and Newport resident James Montgomery will be inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall Of Fame this weekend. James joined WUN's Frank...

Podcast: A conversation with Paul Roselli, Democratic gubernatorial candidate

Paul Roselli, a Democratic candidate for governor, an environmentalist who is leading the opposition of the proposed power plant in Burrillville, talks about jobs,...

5 questions with Wave Cycle Studio

On November 29th, Newport welcomed its newest fitness business to town when Wave Cycle, an indoor cycling studio, opened at 198 Thames...

Tyler’s Two Cents: Oysters, Rhode Island’s Hidden Gem

Over the past decade, a renewed interest in oysters and aquaculture has bolstered a revival in the local industry.  Rhode Island’s pristine coastal waters...

Camden Murphy is a Breath of Fresh Air

Camden Murphy is a 22 year old Rhode Island native. When his left side brain isn’t busy working behind the bar at Midtown his...

Massimiliano Puglisi named General Manager of The Vanderbilt

The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection announced today that Massimiliano Puglisi has joined their team as General Manager. In his...

Podcast: A ‘Bridge To The Future’ conversation with Bahjat Shariff

Bahjat Shariff was born in war-torn Lebanon. He left his country and family behind when he was 18, and with 300 in his pocket...

Podcast: Working Cities Newport – What it is and how you...

Last May, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President and CEO Eric Rosengren and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced that Cranston, Newport, and Providence won the...

A conversation with Newport Jazz Festival Artist Michael Mwenso

Michael Mwenso has come a long way to Newport Jazz. He’s a native of Sierra Leone, spent most of his childhood in...

Tyler’s Two Cents:  Grand Ma, Shorties & Stories

 Tyler’s Two Cents: Thoughts from Behind the Bar is a weekly lifestyle column, written by Tyler Bernadyn, that will appear every week on What’sUpNewp...