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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Brian C. Jones: For seniors touched by a pandemic, parking lot paintings told of...

The Lorax presumably still speaks “for the trees,” but from now on the Dr. Seuss character won’t have a high school’s asphalt parking lot from which to broadcast his warnings against environmental...

FirstWorks Call to RI Artists for Proposals

FirstWorks invites Rhode Island-based musicians, performers and artists, including DJs, spoken word performers, theater artists, storytellers, poets to submit quest for proposals for virtual (and possibly live) community performances. FirstWorks ongoing project...

Farm Aid to Present Virtual Festival September 26th

The organizers of the annual Farm Aid concert announced today that Farm Aid 2020 will be available online at farmaid.org and on AXS TV on Saturday, September 26 from 8-11PM. This virtual at-home festival experience will allow more viewers...

URI Guitar Festival to Return Virtually September 25-27

A world class guitar festival is returning to the region on the weekend of September 25-27. The University of Rhode Island Guitar Festival, now in its 5th year, will bring internationally recognized...

Jamestown Arts Center awarded $50,000 NEA Grant

The Jamestown Arts Center (JAC) today announced that it is one of three nonprofits in Rhode Island to receive a one-time $50,000 grant award from the National Endowment for the Arts. This...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “Get Duked!”

This week’s movie-news cycle has been dominated by the return of theatrical releases, with Christopher Nolan’s Tenet and X-Men offshoot The New Mutants finally making their way the big screen— but the...

Six Picks Music: Weekend Music Live and Streaming: Sofi Tukker, Dawes and The Lemonheads

There's live music and lots of live streaming around town this weekend. Check out our list and be safe! Friday and Saturday: Inside Lands, a streaming festival from the...

Update: Gillette Stadium to Host Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru Exhibit Sept. 4 – 20

Jurassic Quest is the first event of its kind hosted at the home of the six-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots and New England Revolution. The innovative experience allows guests to...

Alliance Française of Newport to offer French Classes this fall

The Alliance Française of Newport is pleased to announce that French language classes will be offered this fall in an on-line format via Zoom.  Beginner and intermediate classes will commence evenings on...

On This Day – August 28, 1987: Actor John Huston dies in Middletown

On this day in 1987, film director, screenwriter and actor, John Huston, died in Middletown, Rhode Island from pneumonia as a complication of lung disease. Huston was in Rhode Island...

Record Store Day Returning Saturday August 29

As you may have heard, vinyl records have made in resurgence in recent years, after almost becoming obsolete in the digital world. Buying records is especially helpful these days as a source...

Ticket Giveaway: Yacht Rock Revue Coming to Yarmouth Drive-In Friday August 28

Yacht Rock Revue has made national headlines for their over-the-top shows covering 70's classics from artists like Hall & Oates, Christopher Cross, Kenny Loggins and America. The band is playing the Yarmouth...

Rhythm and Roots Festival Announces Online Festival Fundraiser Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, and we know it just won’t feel right without your favorite music festival, Rhythm & Roots. While we might not be able to gather at Ninigret...

What’s Up Interview: Catching up with Newport Jazz Festival Fave Grace Kelly

No doubt, it’s been a rough summer for music fans around Newport. Among other things, we’ve missed out on the artistry and excitement of the many festivals that take place on the...

Newport Health Equity Zone’s Arts & Culture Working Group announces opening of the Hope...

Source: Newport Art Museum The Hope Tree Art Exhibition is an exhibition of artworks made by and for the North End communities, that is on view in Miantonomi...

Concert Photos: Grace Potter at the Yarmouth Drive-In (8-21-20)

Grace Potter wowed her fans Friday night at the Yarmouth Drive-In on Cape Cod. The solo concert featured songs from her band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, including fan favorites “Stop the...

Concert Photos: Allman Betts Band at the Yarmouth Drive-In (8-20-20)

The Allman Betts Band rocked the Cape Thursday, August 20th, playing to carloads of fans at the Yarmouth Drive-In on Cape Cod. It was a perfect night at the venue as folks...

What’s Up at the Movies: We Review “Tesla”

Despite being an endless source of fascination for artists, genius can be a difficult subject to explore well, particularly when it involves a real person. Exceptionality both draws us in and, by...

Six Picks Music: Weekend Music Live and Streaming – Grace Potter, Brain James and...

We found several socially distanced concerts going on this weekend around the region. We're listing a few in our weekly column along with some shows that are streaming online. Remember to follow...

Grieving mother publishes book on the loss of her daughter to gun violence

Providence, RI - In a new book, “She Wasn’t The One,” Diana Garlington shares her tragic story of losing her child to gun violence. In 2011, the day after Thanksgiving, Esscence was...
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Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County’s Artist Award application due September 15

The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County (ACA) announces the September 15, 2020, 11:59 pm deadline for the Artist Awards, in support of Newport County artists and art projects that benefit...

Little Compton Historical Society: Honor the 19th Amendment with a safe outing for all...

Little Compton, RI - The Little Compton Historical Society is pleased to present its Women’s History Project as a free indoor and outdoor exhibit suitable for the whole family. Since July, we...

Newport Historical Society announces the release of ‘Newport: The Artful City’

The Newport Historical Society this week announced the release, on October 27th, of its latest publication “Newport: The Artful City” by John Tschirch, Visiting Curator of Urban History. The...

WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Paul Hoffman, pastor, scholar and author

Pastor Paul Hoffman, lead pastor of Evangelical Friends Church of Newport, will join us to discuss his latest book, "Reconciling Places: How to Bridge the Chasms in our Communities," that was recently...

Allman Betts Band Playing Yarmouth Drive-In Thursday August 20th – Tickets Still Available

As you’ve probably heard, Coronavirus has not been kind to professional musicians. Many bands and artists are on an indefinite hiatus, leaving their fans in limbo. A few promoters, however, have gotten...