music http://ripr.org en Remembering Local Musician David Lamb Of Brown Bird http://ripr.org/post/remembering-local-musician-david-lamb-brown-bird <p>The local music scene lost an important musician this month.&nbsp; David Lamb, one half of the Rhode Island folk duo Brown Bird passed away late last week, after a year-long battle with leukemia. Lamb was only 35.</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:11:19 +0000 John Bender 31696 at http://ripr.org Remembering Local Musician David Lamb Of Brown Bird Artscape: Opera Star Calls Rhode Island Home http://ripr.org/post/artscape-opera-star-calls-rhode-island-home <p>John Reylea<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is an internationally renowned opera star.</span></p><p>The bass singer has performed and recorded with many orchestras and companies including Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Boston Symphony.</p><p>Reylea hails from Canada, but now calls Rhode Island his home.</p><p>For this month’s Artscape, Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender sat down with the opera star, to talk about his career and what brought him to the ocean state.</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:44:15 +0000 John Bender 26830 at http://ripr.org Artscape: Opera Star Calls Rhode Island Home Crossing The Threshold From Life To Death, With Music http://ripr.org/post/crossing-threshold-life-death-music <p>I recently met someone who told me she's a member of the Hartford "Threshold Choir," and that she and her choir mates sing at the bedside of the dying.</p><p>At a time when you're more likely to encounter choirs of carolers, I thought it might be interesting to hear about some different voices.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:28:06 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 26552 at http://ripr.org Students From Across Rhode Island Bring Music To The Statehouse For The Holidays http://ripr.org/post/students-across-rhode-island-bring-music-statehouse-holidays <p>Elementary, middle and high school students from across Rhode Island are storming the State House this month to perform music for the holiday season.</p><p>The holiday concerts are part of a series put on by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, with up to three or four schools singing in a row, in the Statehouse Rotunda.</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender caught a few of those concerts and has this audio postcard.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:05:37 +0000 John Bender 26025 at http://ripr.org Students From Across Rhode Island Bring Music To The Statehouse For The Holidays Artscape: Bringing Traditional Puerto Rican Music to Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/artscape-bringing-traditional-puerto-rican-music-rhode-island <p>In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, Rhode Island Public Radio&rsquo;s John Bender profiled Warwick musician Lydia Perez.&nbsp;</p><p>Originally from Puerto Rico, Perez has been performing throughout Rhode Island since the mid-nineties.</p><p>With her group, Yoruba 2 she has toured throughout the region, teaching and performing the traditional music and dance of Puerto Rico.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&ldquo;Well my name is Lydia Perez, I&rsquo;m a traditional artist in the state of Rhode Island.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:59:46 +0000 John Bender 22271 at http://ripr.org Artscape: Bringing Traditional Puerto Rican Music to Rhode Island Street Musicians Won't Stay Silent in Downtown Newport http://ripr.org/post/street-musicians-wont-stay-silent-downtown-newport <p>Each summer Newport becomes a mecca of live music, yet there are no musicians performing on the streets.&nbsp; The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Newport is trying to change that.</p><p>Newport Music Festival, Sunset Music Festival, the Folk Fest, and the Jazz Fest, in this city live music is everywhere, except on the streets.</p><p>Newport currently bans street performing, or busking, without an event permit.</p><p>This makes it hard for musicians without a stage to play on to get their music to the public.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 John Bender 16319 at http://ripr.org Artscape: Harpist brings in Winter Solstice http://ripr.org/post/artscape-harpist-brings-winter-solstice <p>For this month’s Artscape, we go to a Winter Solstice music celebration featuring the Irish harpist and singer Aine Minogue.&nbsp; The concert is put on by the Common Fence Music Association, a non-profit group based in Portsmouth, RI and as they say on their website, “focused on presenting music and music education in a people-oriented and sustainable community setting.”<br>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; news@ripr.org<br>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 15:21:55 +0000 Chuck Hinman 4413 at http://ripr.org Artscape: Harpist brings in Winter Solstice