Category Archives: Arts

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80

Charlie Watts, the self-effacing and unshakeable Rolling Stones drummer who helped anchor one of rock’s greatest rhythms sections and used his “day job” to support his enduring love of jazz, has died, according to his publicist. He was 80.MORE

Downtown arts festival canceled amid rising virus cases

Downtown arts festival canceled amid rising virus cases

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence’s downtown arts festival has been canceled for the second year in a row amid rising cases of COVID-19. PVDFest was scheduled to make its comeback Sept. 25 and 26, but officials said it would be unsafe to continue amid high levels of coronavirus transmission. Mayor Jorge Elorza said the decision…MORE

Rhode Island Folk Festival returns August 29th

Rhode Island Folk Festival returns August 29th

From the Rhode Island Folk Festival  After a pandemic hiatus, the Rhode Island Folk Festival is returning to Rose Larisa Park in East Providence, RI on Sunday, August 29, 2021. The annual event, beginning at Noon, is a free music festival featuring some of the finest folk, acoustic, and Americana singer-songwriter acts in the Rhode Island area.…MORE

Music did return to Newport

Music did return to Newport

By Steve Klamkin, WPRO News NEWPORT – “Music will be back in Newport this summer,” proclaimed Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee, soon after he assumed office last winter, and McKee delivered on that promise, leading to nine sold-out concert dates for the Newport Folk Festival and the Newport Jazz Festival. Organizers, fans and musicians all…MORE

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