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Six Picks – Newport Jazz Festival Edition

The Newport Jazz Festival arrives this weekend. 31 of the 50+ bands performing are new to the Festival this year, and many of them...

Boston Red Sox Celebrate ‘Rhode Island Night’ on Tuesday

Before Tuesday night's game versus the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox celebrated Rhode Island during the team's pre-game ceremonies. Special guests...

A Conversation with Victor Wooten, Bassist for Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

In the world of bass players, few can match Victor Wooten’s mastery. He’s well-versed in the stylings of jazz and funk while also dabbling...

Beachfront Property in Westerly Sells for $1.3 Million

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty has announced the sale of 49 Atlantic Avenue, Westerly, Rhode Island for $1,300,000. The beachfront property went under...

WhatsUpRI Interview: Mike Love and Beach Boys to Open Bold Point August 9th

Excitement is building in East Providence as a new concert venue prepares to open. Even better, the kick off show is sure to be...

Wakefield Man Hits $58,731 Wild Money Jackpot

A Wakefield man has claimed the $58,731 Wild Money jackpot from Saturday's draw, according to the Rhode Island Lottery. The man plans to invest his...

Newport Jazz Festival Set to Take Place This Weekend

Following in the footsteps of the Newport Folk Festival and Newport Bridgefest, the Newport Jazz Festival will keep the music rolling this weekend when...

Newport Folk First Timers – Young Bands Make the Scene

In addition to headliners like John Prine, Fleet Foxes and Wilco, Newport Folk 2017 was a moment for new artists to shine. WhatsUpRI sat...