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June 24, 2017

Entertainment & Music

Jazz Singer and Broadway Sensation Leslie Odom, Jr. Will Make Newport Jazz Festival Debut on Friday, August 4

After winning awards and critical acclaim in the Broadway smash hit Hamilton: An American Musical, Leslie Odom, Jr.could have done anything. Doors opened, opportunities arose, but it is sharing his love for jazz that has taken the spotlight. He recorded an album of jazz standards and show tunes while still appearing on stage, eight shows

REVIEW: I Got a Song – A History of the Newport Folk Festival

A new book on the history of the Newport Folk Festival is a treasure trove for music fans. Former Providence Journal reporter Rick Massimo has written the first complete account of the legendary festival, describing its many successes and occasional blunders. Massimo interviewed many of the major organizers the festival, as well as musicians, attendees, and