George Wein http://ripr.org en 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