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PORTSMOUTH — Two Portsmouth High School students are doing their part to put more guitars into the hands of their classmates. more
“Sing Street” (2016)Rated PG-131 hour, 46 minutesDirected and written by John Carney“Sing Street” is a fun movie that refreshingly communicates the joyful exuberance of music … more
PORTSMOUTH — We got a sneak preview of “Footloose: The Musical," as members of the cast went through a few song-and-dance routines during a dress rehearsal Tuesday night at … more
TIVERTON — The Tiverton Senior Center hosts what is surely among the most productive crafting operations in the region. Within the center's walls nearly 50 senior citizens, all but one of them women, make knitted products and quilts that they sell locally, giving the proceeds to good causes close to home. The group ranges in age from their 50's to their late 80's. more
PAWTUCKET – The East Providence-centric band “Rizzz” is among the Class of 2017 inductees to the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame, it was announced during a press conference held Friday, Feb. … more
PORTSMOUTH — The 18th annual “Live Jazz for Kids” is on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 1-4 p.m. at Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road.  The program was created 18 years ago … more
Rhode Island and East Bay audiences are accustomed to seeing great plays at Warren’s 2nd Story Theater. The current offering, “The Boys Next Door”, the acclaimed play by Rhode … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Community Theater will present a staged reading of four short plays by Melanie Greenhouse from her book “Read My Shorts.” more
PORTSMOUTH — Carol Strause FitzSimonds of Portsmouth, a printmaker and bookmaker, is in rare company. She was one of only five American artists invited to exhibit work at the third … more
There's not much that can warm up a dark winter's night like a good laugh — and with February (and a pretty cold winter) upon us, an evening with The Bit Players is just the antidote. If you've … more
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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.