Category Archives: Arts

First Rhode Island Blues Festival

First Rhode Island Blues Festival

Blues fans were in their glory on Sunday as the first Rhode Island Blues Festival drew several hundred fans to Cranston’s Mulligan’s Island event center, to see top flight blues acts, including Marcia Ball, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Selwyn Birchwood and moreMORE

CHICAGO Preview: One on One with Mama

CHICAGO Preview: One on One with Mama

“Chicago” opens Friday, Aug. 18 and runs through Sept. 15 at Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield. Tickets start at $52 and may be obtained by calling 401.782.8587 or online at www.theatrebythesea.com.MORE

Newport Jazz Festival brings scores of stars & thousands of fans

Newport Jazz Festival brings scores of stars & thousands of fans

By Steve Klamkin WPRO News Scores of music stars joined with thousands of music fans to produce a weekend filled with new and traditional music at the hot and steamy 2018 Newport Jazz Festival. Sunny skies Friday and Sunday at Fort Adams in Newport provided bookends to a Saturday marked by torrential downpours, but the…MORE

PHOTOS: Folk Festival draws thousands to Newport

PHOTOS: Folk Festival draws thousands to Newport

By Steve Klamkin WPRO News About 30,000 music fans filled Newport’s Fort Adams State park for the sold-out Newport Folk Festival July 27-29, to hear a variety of folk, rock and other performers. The weekend included an announcement by festival founder George Wein and Gov. Gina Raimondo that the non-profit Newport Festivals Foundation have reached…MORE

Newport jazz, folk festivals secure deal for 40 more years

Newport jazz, folk festivals secure deal for 40 more years

Gov. Gina Raimondo and Newport Festivals Foundation chairman George Wein said Saturday the state and the foundation have reached a license agreement to keep the Newport Jazz Festival and the Newport Folk Festival in the city for 40 more years.MORE

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