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Jay Leno surprises crowd at The Bit Players with twenty-minute comedy set

When The Bit Players, Newport's improv comedy troupe, got a call at The Firehouse Theater an hour before their show on Friday...

Music At The Fort: The Ravers, Ben O’Connor performing at Fort Adams this month

The Fort Adams Trust announces that its next free summer concert as part of the “Music at the Fort” series will feature The...

What’sUpNewp and Jane Pickens Theater bringing Kingpin to big screen on August 14th

What's Up Newp and Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center, in partnership with Narragansett Beer, will present Kinpin (1996) on the big...

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...

Music On The Lawn: Aztec Two-Step 2.0 to perform at St. John’s on Thursday

The Friends of Music at St. John’s has announced Aztec Two-Step 2.0 featuring Rex Fowler, Dodie Pettit & Friends, will perform at...
Newport Polo

What’s up in Newport this week: Things to do, live music and entertainment (August...

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do in and around Newport, Rhode Island this week and weekend.

Rhode Island musicians shine at 65th Newport Jazz Festival

From start to finish, the 65th edition of the Newport Jazz Festival put the spotlight on young, new, up-and-coming, and Rhode Island...

2019 Newport Jazz Festival: Day 3 Recap and Photos

The Newport Jazz Festival wrapped up a successful weekend on a positive note Sunday. The weekend’s theme carried the day – great...

2019 Newport Jazz Festival: Day 2 Recap and Photos

Day 2 at the 2019 Newport Jazz Festival was another winner. A near sell-out crowd was treated to an abundance of sounds...

2019 Newport Jazz Festival: Day 1 Recap and Photos

The 2019 Newport Jazz Festival began on a perfect note on Friday, under sunny skies, with a gentle breeze and good vibes...

Free walking art tours highlight August Newport Gallery Night

Newport Galleries Night 2018 is underway and the season is in high gear at our member galleries, museums and cultural institutions with...

Ten “Don’t Miss” Acts at the Newport Jazz Festival

The historic Newport Jazz Festival starts tomorrow and runs through the weekend of August 2-4. Over 60 acts ranging from fusion to hip-hop will...

What’s up in Newport this weekend: Things to do, live music and entertainment (Aug....

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do in and around Newport, Rhode Island this weekend. Friday, August 2

The Great Gatsby Movie Experience returns to Jane Pickens Theater on August 4th and...

Once again the Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center invites audiences to experience a cinema and Newport experience like no other. One...

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

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

ASCAP Foundation, Newport Festivals Foundation tap Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composwer Award recipient Ben...

The ASCAP Foundation, led by President Paul Williams, and Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., led by Founder & Chairman George Wein, announced via...

What’s up in Newport this week: Things to do, live music and entertainment (July...

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do in and around Newport during this week and weekend. Monday, July...

WhatsUp Interview: Cimarron at Newport Folk Festival

Which band travelled the farthest to the 2019 Newport Folk Festival? The answer would probably be Cimarron, a band that travelled all...

Newport Art Museum to will host a film screening of “Captain’s Dream – Art...

The Newport Art Museum will screen Captain’s Dream – Art Biennale in Antarctica on Friday, August 2 in the Museum's Ilgenfritz Gallery located at...

2019 Newport Folk Festival: The Weekend’s Best Photos

We’re sharing some of the weekend’s best photos from WhatsUpRI photographer Rick Farrell. Enjoy these memories of the 2019 Newport Folk Festival.

The 2019 Newport Folk Festival – Day 3 Recap

The final day of the 2019 Newport Folk Festival was indeed memorable. No doubt, it was the first music festival to feature...

The 2019 Newport Folk Festival: Greater than the sum of its parts

Contributed by Angela Marandola, Contributor for What'sUpRhodeIsland. Reunions When you see the same people, year after...
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival daily schedules are here

Start mapping out this year’s 65th Annual Newport Jazz Festival musical adventure, Jazz Festival daily schedules are here! "Big...

What’s up in Newport this week: Things to do, live music and entertainment (July...

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do in and around Newport during this Newport Folk Festival weekend.

The 2019 Newport Folk Festival – Day 1 Recap

Day 1 of the 2019 Newport Folk Festival is in the books, and by all accounts, it was a day to be...

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