Newport Jazz Festival http://ripr.org en RI Music Hall Of Fame Welcomes Class Of 2014 http://ripr.org/post/ri-music-hall-fame-welcomes-class-2014 <p>The Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame has announced the class of 2014. There are nine inductees, who range from folk and jazz musicians to R&amp;B to club owners. The museum located in Pawtucket's Hope Artiste Village <a href="http://www.rhodeislandmusichalloffame.com/event.htm">will hold a series of events next month </a>to induct the musicians.</p><p></p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio’s Catherine Welch caught up with the museum’s Rick Bellaire for a few stories about these musicians from Rhode Island who made a name for themselves around the world.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:40:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 31093 at http://ripr.org RI Music Hall Of Fame Welcomes Class Of 2014 George Wein: Pete Seeger Is The Heart of the Newport Folk Festival http://ripr.org/post/george-wein-pete-seeger-heart-newport-folk-festival <p>Newport Jazz and Folk Festival founder George Wein is calling folk legend Pete Seeger the heart and soul of the folk festival. Seeger was on the Newport Folk Festival’s first board, and Wein credits Seeger for re-starting the festival in 1963 after it fizzled out in 1960.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:11:22 +0000 Catherine Welch 28294 at http://ripr.org George Wein: Pete Seeger Is The Heart of the Newport Folk Festival Newport Jazz Festival Adds Extra Day http://ripr.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-adds-extra-day <p>The Newport Jazz Festival will be a little longer next year.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The Newport Jazz Festival, which has been a two-day event for decades, is adding a third day for its 60<sup>th</sup> anniversary next year.&nbsp; The bonus day will be Friday, August 1<sup>st</sup><sup>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </sup>and will feature new and emerging artists. The extra day was made possible by a 40-thousand dollar grant from the Rhode Island Foundation. Neil Steinberg is CEO of the Foundation.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:27:18 +0000 Flo Jonic 25801 at http://ripr.org Newport Jazz Festival Adds Extra Day Newport Jazz Festival Time-lapse video http://ripr.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-time-lapse-video <p>http://youtu.be/a6pCelEQKqw</p><p>We were happy to be a part of the Newport Jazz Festival this weekend. Our tent was right next to the stage, so Chief Engineer, Aaron Read set up a camera looking out over the crowd and captured this time-lapse video. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say "Hi!"</p><p></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:42:59 +0000 Aaron Read 19679 at http://ripr.org Newport Jazz Festival Time-lapse video Cicilline to raise campaign cash during Newport Jazz festival http://ripr.org/post/cicilline-raise-campaign-cash-during-newport-jazz-festival <p>Most folks attending the Newport Jazz Festival this weekend will be at Fort Adams State Park to hear some of the best jazz anywhere. Congressman David Cicilline, the 1<sup>st</sup> District Democrat, will be use the jazz weekend as an opportunity to hoover up some campaign cash in the seaside city where houses have names.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:02:36 +0000 Scott MacKay 19197 at http://ripr.org