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Governor Raimondo leads Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to open Sail Newport’s new Mid-Park Marine Education...

Sail Newport, along with a slate of dignitaries, officials and supporters, celebrated the opening of its new Mid-Park Marine Education and Recreation Center today. Over...

Report Highlights 30,000 Jobs, $4.3 Billion in Economic Impact from Defense Cluster in R.I.

Rhode Island’s defense cluster accounts for thousands of jobs and billions in economic impact, according to an in-depth report on the Economic Impact of...

Rhythm and Roots Coming to Rhode Island – Annual Festival Arrives This Weekend

The stages are being set up, musicians are beginning to arrive in town, and the mood is getting festive at Ninigret Park in Charlestown....

Review: Seatbelt’s Smallsounds

Stripped down acoustic music has a certain beauty to it. The lyrics have more of a presence while in turn giving the sound a...

Euer’s margin of victory in Senate District 13 race increases after Board of Elections...

The Rhode Island Board of Elections held a hearing on Monday to review approximately 230 mail ballots from the Rhode Island Senate District 13 (Jamestown, Newport) race that...

Op-Ed – The Day the Music Died – WBRU Sale to Christian Media Outlet...

It appears the long-rumored sale of WBRU is nearing its conclusion. Radio Insight and other media outlets are reporting the sale of the student-run station...

Six Picks:The Best in Local Music This Week (August 24-August 30)

Festivals and musical superstars dominate “6 Picks” this weekend as we add more videos to the weekly column. Check out our preview of some...

Providence Folk Festival Coming Sunday August 27 Interview with Festival Producer John Fuzek

The Providence Folk Festival returns Sunday August 27th to the Roger Williams National Memorial in downtown Providence. That’s right, a folk festival in Providence,...

Dawn Euer wins District 13 Senate seat in Special Election

Dawn Euer, the Democratic upstart who won over three primary election rivals earlier this summer, easily won Tuesday’s special election to replace long-time State...

PowerBall Jackpot Jumps to $700 Million

The estimated jackpot for August 23rd's Powerball drawing is now $700 million. Saturday's estimated jackpot was $535 million, there were no jackpot or million dollar winners. Wednesday night's...

Where to watch McGregor versus Mayweather in Rhode Island

Boxing icon and undefeated world champion Floyd Mayweather will square up against UFC star Conor McGregor for a super-fight on August 26th, one of...

REVIEW: What Cheer Brigade’s ‘You Can’t See Inside Of Me’

Adding to Providence’s musical variety, brass bands have come to prominence since the turn of the decade with rhythms that take hold of the...

Blues & BBQ Festival Coming to East Providence on August 26th

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The four “Bs” – Blues, BBQ, Bourbon and Beer – will be in ample supply on Saturday, August, 26th from...

WhatsUp Interview: Greensky Bluegrass – Jam Bands Headed for Bold Point Park

A couple of popular "jam" bands hit Rhode Island next week, with a stop at the newest venue in the state, Bold Point Park. One...

First-ever Topsail Realty Mt. Hope Bridge 5K held on Saturday

Summer storms did little to deter the runners and walkers that partook in the first-ever Topsail Realty Mt. Hope Bridge 5K on Saturday. While rain pelted...

Downtown Boys Release ‘Cost Of Living’ To The Masses

The state of punk rock in the 2010's can be taken in numerous directions. It’s a genre that’s ever-changing and consistently accessible while also...

Inaugural Topsail Realty Mt. Hope Bridge 5K Has Sold-Out, Will Take Place on August...

The first-ever Mt. Hope Bridge 5K will take place this Saturday, August 12th. The event, which was capped at 850 runners and walkers, sold out on...

Six Picks:The Best in Local Music This Week (August 10-August 16)

Outdoor summer concerts continue to dominate the music scene this weekend with top shows in and around the Providence area. Check out the Reggae...

Bold Point Park Opens: Beach Boys Rock New East Providence Venue

Nothing quite says summer in Rhode Island than a Beach Boys concert on the waterfront. The legendary band was in town Wednesday at a...

Partial solar eclipse in store for Rhode Island on afternoon of August 21

Rhode Island will be treated to a partial solar eclipse on the afternoon of Monday, August 21st. A NASA statement said the eclipse will be...

Chris Botti, The Wailers and Wynton Marsalis Among Musicians Who Will Headline Park Theatre’s...

This fall the historic Park Theatre will host some of the area’s most sought after, and in some cases, only, regional appearances by legends from the...

Donovan Frankenreiter Will Bring Acoustic Jams to The Rooftop at Providence G on August...

There are people who have numerous talents that they incorporate into living a unique lifestyle. Take Donovan Frankenreiter for example, the singer-songwriter out of...

Eric Axelman Releases Music Video for “Nice To Me”

With a conscious lyrical delivery, Providence hip hop artist Eric Axelman has a unique way of speaking his mind through his music. He follows...

Addy Douglas Becomes Youngest Player to Capture R.I. Women’s Amateur Championship

The champions in RIGA Amateur events keep getting younger and younger, although the record Addy Douglas set Friday could stand for a long time The...

Campaign fundraising sluggish in race for Paiva Weed’s Senate Seat

With the special election to fill the state Senate seat vacated by M. Theresa Paiva Weed just a few weeks away (August 22), the...

Podcast: A Conversation with Swati Bhise, Choreographer of Newport Bridgefest’s ‘A Bridge Together’

Bringing a blend of Indian, African and American dance and music, an exciting group of musicians and dancers will present a free concert this...