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Good Morning, today is Sunday, July 31.

🌊 A sell-out crowd squeezed into Fort Adams State Park Saturday, July 30 for Day 2 of the 2022 Newport Jazz Festival. Once again it was a day for youth to shine, as well as one that saw women artists taking charge.

There was more energy in the line-up than ever before behind bands like Sons of Kemet, Cory Wong, and Fort Stage closer, The Fearless Flyers. Jazz festival newcomers Yussef Dayes and Sullivan Fortner brought some heat and Eric Wurzelbacher was strong on “fill-in duty” for the Jack DeJohnette Quartet.

WUN’s Ken Abrams and Rick Farrell with more – 2022 Newport Jazz Festival – Day 2 recap and photos

🌊 The third and final day of the Newport Jazz Festival gets underway at 11 am this morning. Today will feature Digable Planets, Angelique Kidjo, PJ Morton, a tribute to longtime producer George Wein, and much more. Limited Tickets are still available here.

🌊 After another offensive explosion for the Newport Gulls (30-14) with a 10-run sixth inning, the Gulls clinched the first-ever Coastal Division title. Newport defeated its in-state rivals, the Ocean State Waves (21-22) 10-3 at Cardines Field in the sixth and final regular season matchup between the two teams on Friday, winning the season series 4-2. It is Newport’s first division title since 2015, and the first time with 30 or more wins in the regular season since 2013. 

Read More – Newport Gulls claim Coastal Division Title with 10-3 win over Waves in regular season finale

Have a great Sunday,

Ryan Belmore


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What’s Up Today

Weather

  • Today: Sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming south 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon.
  • Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 70. South wind 5 to 7 mph.
  • Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
  • Tomorrow Night: A slight chance of showers before 9 pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southwest after midnight. The chance of precipitation is 20%.

Marine Forecast

  • Today: Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming S 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight: SSW wind around 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt. A slight chance of showers after 5 am. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 71°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:39 am | Sunset: 8:03 pm | 14 hours & 23 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 10:20 am & 10:28 pm | Low tide at 3:52 am & 3:47 pm.
  • Moon: Waxing Crescent, 2 days, 5% lighting.

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Happening Today

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Blue Anchor Grill: Chris & Diane at 6:30 pm
  • Castle Hill Inn: Live Jazz Music from 11:30 am to 3 pm at the Terrace Bar
  • Clarke Cooke House:  Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Fastnet Irish Pub: Irish Sessions from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Fifth Element: Live music at 11 am
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Keith J.G. McCurdy of Vudu Sister from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Gurney’s: Brian Scott Band from 6 pm to 9 pm at The Pineapple Club, DJ from 5 pm to 10 pm at The Fire Pit
  • Irish American Club: Karaoke at 9 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham:  Live music from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Revolve Dance Project live at 3 pm & 6 pm
  • King Park: Bar Fly, CC Louise & Friends from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • La Forge:  Dave Manuel from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Landing: Jim Devlin at 4:30 pm, Timeless at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Live music from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: George Zecher on Steel Drums from 3 pm to 6 pm, Bingo inside at 7 pm
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 5 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Los Duderinos at 10 pm
  • The Chanler at Cliff Walk: Blues & Jazz music in the Wine Garden from 2 pm to 5 pm
  • The Firehouse Theater: Chase Ceglie Jazz Quartet at 5 pm
  • The Reef: Randy Robbins from 1 pm to 4 pm,  Mel from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Top of Pelham: Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm

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Further Reading

WPRI: 2022 Newport Jazz Festival honors founder George Wein

Boston Herald: Step into ‘Gilded Age’ with tour of Newport mansions

WJAR: Police report ‘active day’ keeping boaters safe at ‘Aquapalooza’

WPRI: ‘Tiverton Celebrates Parade’ kicks off day of family fun


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.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

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.