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Gladstone Elementary fifth graders receive instruments from Festivals Foundation

Sevastien Emmanuel carefully lifts the violin out of its case, holds it to his ear, plucking the strings. Around him, other fifth graders at...

Six Picks:The Best in Local Music This Week (September 29-October 5)

The Silks at The Met Rhode Island’s best Blues/Rock band just might be The Silks, and like most great bands, the best way to hear...

25th Annual Oktoberfest set to take place on the East Providence Waterfront on October...

There will be plenty of brews and brats at the 25th Annual Oktoberfest taking place on Columbus Day Weekend, Saturday, October 7th from noon...

Oroboro invades The News Café on September 30th

Western Massachusetts progressive noise punks Oroboro have been causing a stir in Rhode Island in 2017. Their unique sound has made them the topic...

Air Force One Experience seeking docents to provide historical guidance to visitors

North Kingstown, RI – September 25, 2017 – New England residents flocked to Quonset State Airport to be among the first to see the newly unveiled Air...

Ocean State Oyster Festival takes over South Water Street in Providence on September 23rd

Despite being the smallest state in the union, Rhode Island has an awful lot to brag about. The fantastic beaches, a stellar music and...

The Best in Local Music This Week (September 22-September 28)

Whats Up Rhode Island? It’s a big week for music legends past and present in the Providence area. “Six Picks” has your top shows...

Worshipper Headlines Day 1 of Forge Fest at Dusk

This coming weekend at Dusk in Providence, there’s going to be a ginormous festival showcasing some of the best metal and hard rock from...

Fifth Annual Ocean Road 10K sells out, will be held in Narragansett on October...

For the second time in a row, the Ocean Road 10K, presented by Polar Seltzer, has sold out well ahead for the event. 1,750 registrants...

Podcast: A conversation with Richard Price

Richard Price is an educator, a survivor, and among the hidden treasures of Rhode Island’s rich musical scene. A former lead trumpet player with...

Toad & The Stooligans ring in release of ‘Very Handsome’ At Fete

Providence alternative hip-hop act Toad & The Stooligans exhibit an uncanny style of charisma whenever they perform. It’s not even pretentious, more like contagious...

Six Picks:The Best in Local Music This Week (September 15-September 21)

Each week, we pick some of the best in local music. This weekend, “indie” artists from far and wide lead “Six Picks.” We’ll throw...

Podcast: A discussion with T.J. Miller, headliner of Newport’s 2017 Rogue Island Comedy Festival

How is it that someone can go from earning a degree in psychology, with a concentration in situation theory and social influence to being...

WhatsUp Interview: Chris Hillman – Byrds Founder Coming to Narrows Center September 23

A genuine country-rock icon is coming to the Narrows Center for the Arts next Saturday night, September 23rd. Chris Hillman, original bass player and...

Ocean State Beer Festival succeeds at Whalers Brewing Company

It can never go understated how lucky Rhode Island is to have the craft beer community that it has. The smallest state in the...

5th annual Ocean Road 10K race on October 1st will benefit Narragansett Historical Society

On October 1st, runners and walkers will participate in the fifth annual Ocean Road 10K presented by Polar Seltzer, a road race hosted each year in Narragansett,...

Bricks and Murals arrives in Westerly/Pawcatuck this week

A Bricks and Murals Festival, featuring the work of some 100-gifted mural and sign painters from as far away as Germany, will arrive in...

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo to close inaugural concert season at Bold Point Park

The 1980s female rock icon Pat Benatar and her producer-guitarist-husband, Neil Giraldo, are ready to bring the inaugural concert season at Bold Point Park...

Six Picks:The Best in Local Music This Week (September 8-September 14)

“Six Picks” is our weekly review of some of the best in local music. This week, we highlight some major shows at some familiar...

Consider Yourself celebrate release of ‘Flesh Grenade’ at Aurora on September 8th

There’s a sonic art to mastering the abstract. Sound waves bounce off of imaginary boundaries as if they were riding up through a cylinder...

Chicago’s NE-HI takes the stage at AS220 on September 12

Coming out of The Windy City’s storied and illustrious indie rock scene, NE-HI fine tuned their jangly and rhythmic sound when their sophomore release...

Podcast: Bricks and Murals Festival is coming to Westerly, Pawcatuck

They gather once a year and converge on local communities, ready to spin their magic. These are the Wallodogs - talented mural and sign...

25th Annual Oktoberfest set to take place at new location in East Providence on...

Rhode Island Waterfront Events announces that its 25th Annual Oktoberfest will take place on Columbus Day Weekend, Saturday, October 7th from noon to 8:00...

KEEL Vodka and Lilly Pulitzer create ‘Lilly’s Even KEEL’ for first Annual Ocean House...

KEEL Partners LLC, the nation’s first premium light spirit at 58 calories, has announced and unveiled ‘Lilly’s Even KEEL,’ a collaborative cocktail with designer...

Photos – Rhythm and Roots Rocks RI

The 20th annual "Rhythm and Roots Festival" rocked Ninigret State Park in Charlestown Labor Day Weekend. Despite a few showers on Sunday, crowds enjoyed...

Naval War College, Brown University host Humanitarian Response Workshop

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – An international group of academics, military members and humanitarian response practitioners attended the Civilian-Military Humanitarian Response Workshop co-hosted by Brown University...