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Pianist Claire Huangci at Ochre Court

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

C—Spotlight—Huangci

A Festival artist for two seasons and a Yamaha pianist, Ms. Huangci is considered a rising star in the music world. Ms. Huangci’s virtuosic program includes Beethoven’s “Appassionata Sonata,” Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite,” Chopin’s “Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brilliante,” and Wagner/Liszt’s “Tannhäuser Overture.” WHERE: Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport WHEN: 5:30 p.m. reception, […]

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A gritty and gutsy Oliver, at Trinity through March

By   /  March 5, 2014  /  Theater Review  /  No Comments

OLIVER(for Oakes)

Sometimes the best presents come in plain, brown wrapping. Such is the case with the many pleasures afforded to audiences by Trinity Rep’s stirring and soulful production of “Oliver!” Lionel Bart’s popular and successful musical adaptation of the Dickens tale is presented here in a bare rags and bones style that is both essential and […]

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A ‘Plantiful’ debut

By   /  March 3, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

Kristin Green signing a book for one of the pany people who showed up for the official launch of "Plantiful," last Friday evening.

A great time was had by all as Kristin Green’s friends, family and fanbase packed Blithewold last Friday evening for a book signing and official roll-out of Kristin’s new book, “Plantiful: Start Small, Grow Big with 150 Plants that Spread, Self-Sow, and Overwinter. ” “Plantiful” is available at Blithewold, where Kristin is donating a portion […]

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Open Mic with Rupert Wates

By   /  March 3, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Things to Do  /  No Comments

All musicians, performers, and spoken word artists are welcome to take the stage. The featured performer will be Rupert Wates. Born in London, Rupert has written songs in all kinds of styles for all kinds of artists, winning multiple songwriting awards along the way. Audiences everywhere respond to Rupert’s brand of melodic folk music. WHERE: Sandywoods, […]

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Free Irish music program at Portsmouth library Tuesday

By   /  March 2, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — All ages are welcome to join in the fun of “Celebrating Ireland in Story & Song” at the Portsmouth Free Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4. Mary King, Phil Edmunds and special guest performer, Mike McFishman, will present a free program of music, songs and funny stories of Ireland. Their program highlights […]

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Crooner Nicolas King at Ocean State

By   /  March 1, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Things to Do  /  No Comments

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Ocean State Theatre Company is pleased to present Rhode Island’s own Nicolas King (and Liza Minelli’s protege) in concert for a one-night-only event. Recently seen on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, Mr. King has been performing and wowing crowds all over the country since he was four years old. WHERE: Ocean State Theatre, 1245 […]

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Becky Chace Band at Sandywoods

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Things to Do  /  No Comments

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Don’t miss roots rocker Becky Chace and her full band, including longtime sidekick and ace guitarist Brian Minisce, when they return to Sandywoods. Their vast catalog of original music is authentic, eclectic, and honest. Becky also covers artists as diverse as Irving Berlin, Johnny Cash, and Men at Work. WHERE: Sandywoods, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton WHEN: […]

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Folk luminary Peter Yarrow in Newport

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Things to Do  /  No Comments

Common Fence Music a Channing Church Presents Peter Yarrow

Legendary musician Peter Yarrow weaves a narrative of his life in music and politics, punctuating the major events with renditions of the iconic songs we all know and love. From his life in Greenwich Village in the 1960’s, his connections to Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger and his career as part of the trio Peter, […]

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Bristol Art Museum to hold first exhibit in its new home

By   /  February 27, 2014  /  Galleries, Things to Do  /  No Comments

“What Goes Around,” a sculpture by Jerold Ehrlich.  His work is constructed from the detritus of construction sites.

“Fleeting Perspectives & Expanding Boundaries” features three artists. The Bristol Art Museum presents “Fleeting Perspectives & Expanding Boundaries,” the first exhibit in its new home, from Feb. 28 to April 13. On view in the Livingston Gallery is work by sculptor Jerold Ehrlich and painter/printmaker Michael Rich. In the Brick Gallery is interdisciplinary work by […]

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‘Red Herring’ at Roger Williams University

By   /  February 27, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Things to Do  /  No Comments

C—Spotlight—RedHerring

In this noir comedy about love, murder and espionage set in 1952 Boston, an FBI agent and Boston police detective find love while hunting down murderers and Soviet spies pilfering nuclear secrets for Russia alongside the love story of the prim daughter of Senator Joe McCarthy and one of the inventors of the H-bomb. Featuring […]

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