Foggy Morning, Newport Harbor. A fine art photograph by Alexander Nesbitt.  Printed by the artist in a variety of styles and available at blinkgalleryusa.com or at Blink Gallery at 89 Thames Street.

Good Morning, today is Wednesday, July 27.

🌊 The 2022 Newport Jazz Festival arrives this weekend! The festival features a truly phenomenal lineup with diverse acts representing numerous genres, all connecting to jazz on some level. These bands like to have fun, an expressed goal of festival Artistic Director and 2022 performer Christian McBride. Very few tickets remain – the festival is expected to sell out. Check out our “Six Picks Newport Jazz Festival Edition.”

Read More from Ken – ‘Six Picks’ Newport Jazz: ‘Not to be missed’ sets at this weekend’s Newport Jazz Festival

🌊 Beverly Kantrowitz-Prosnitz passed away on Monday. She was the loving wife of Frank Prosnitz, What’sUpNewp’s news editor. All of our thoughts are with Frank and his family during this difficult time.

🌊 Music On The Lawn returns to The Church of St. John the Evangelist in August

🌊 The Newport Show returns this weeekend after a two-year pandemic hiatus

🌊 Newport City Council will host its next regular meeting tonight, here’s what’s on the docket

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What’s Up Today

Weather

  • Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming south 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon.
  • Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
  • Tomorrow: A chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Tomorrow Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3am. Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind 5 to 11 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Marine Forecast

  • Today: Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming SSW 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight: SW wind around 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 71°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:35 am | Sunset: 8:07 pm | 14 hours & 31 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 7:49 am & 8:08 pm | Low tide at 1:30 am & 12:54 pm.
  • Moon: Waning Crescent, 27.9 days, 3% lighting.


Happening Today

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Celtica: Team Trivia at 7:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Trivia at 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Elvis at 4 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Landing: The Naticks at 4:30 pm, John Erikson at 8 pm
  • Newport Vineyards: TITTB Duo from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: Eoin Egan live on the patio from 5 pm to 7 pm
  • One Pelham East: Adam Go from 4 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Perro Salado: The Z-Boys from 9 pm to 12 am
  • Ragged Island Brewing: Live music from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre: Family-Friendly Funnies with the Bit Players at 7 pm
  • Top Of Pelham: Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm
  • Vieste Simply Italian: John & Joanne from 7 pm to 10 pm

City & Government


Summer Sipping

The Latest from WUN

‘Six Picks’ Newport Jazz: ‘Not to be missed’ sets at this weekend’s Newport Jazz Festival

Gulls fall in nail-biter to Sharks, 6-5

Big Night for Big Papi: Red Sox honor Hall of Famer Ortiz

Governor McKee announces over $11 million in grants to 27 nonprofit agencies to address homelessness in Rhode Island

Stop & Shop to host a one-day career fair at All Rhode Island stores

Music On The Lawn returns to The Church of St. John the Evangelist in August

The Newport Show returns after a two-year pandemic hiatus

Comic – Sour Grapes: Work Out

Elton John will perform at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday and Thursday

Rhode Island Blood Center’s ‘Pint for a Pint’ campaign returns

Local Obituaries

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Further Reading

Rhode Island Monthly: Get a Fresh Taste of Italy at Mozz, Newport’s Newest Cheese Shop

Salve Today: Elizabeth Fitzgibbon named associate dean of undergraduate studies

WPRI: No one wins US Mega Millions, jackpot now over $1B

We’ll See You Out There


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Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.