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October 21, 2018

Posts by: Frank Prosnitz

Three-Time Grammy Winner Tom Chapin to perform in Narragansett on July 28

Three time Grammy winner Tom Chapin, described in the New York Times as “one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music,” comes to the Narragansett Community Center, 53 Mumford Road, Narragansett, for a 7:30 p.m. performance on Saturday, July 28. The performance is part of Congregation Beth David’s summer entertainment series, which concludes on

Newport Playhouse launches comedy series Thursday with LA Comedy Festival winner Ray Harrington

Ray Harrington, winner of the Los Angeles Comedy Festival, brings his irreverent and improvisational comedy to the Newport Playhouse at 102 Connell Highway, Newport, opening the theater’s comedy series at 8 p.m., Thursday (July 19). Harrington headlines an evening that also features Rob Greene, a semi-finalist at Boston’s Comedy Festival, and Marie Forster, a Rhode

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 Cranston’s Gladstone Elementary School cradle trumpets, clarinets, flutes, and one cello. The look on their faces tells it all. In the background, clarinetist Ben Marcoux, Newport Jazz Assembly Band Leader, plays

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 the legendary Lionel Hampton, played with the Count Basie Orchestra, and is often called upon at major events to play his very special version of the National Anthem. He’s also a

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 evening at Fort Adams, as part of Newport Bridgefest, the celebration that spans the week between Newport Folk and Newport Jazz Festivals. Swati Bhise, conductor and choreographer for the orchestra and

Democratic Candidates Spending Increases in the Days Before the Senate District 13 Primary Election

There were no surprises in the latest financial filings of the four candidates for the Democratic nomination for the Senate District 13 seat, with each candidate left with a reasonable cash balance for the last few days of the campaign, and each showing expenditures outpacing contributions. Candidates are required to file a financial report seven

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