February 12, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Two Top Comedians Head Winter Festival Bill

Laughter is the anti-blizzard; it warms and melts the heart. Snowpacked Rhode Islanders could use the right kind of red faces right now.  More...

Paolino: I Respect Specialness of Newport

Joseph R. Paolino Jr., one-time Providence mayor and Democratic candidate for governor and now a major force in commercial real estate, thought for a moment. More...

Rogers Robotics Wins Big

On Saturday, Jan. 31, the Rogers Robotics Team competed in the 5th Annual SeaPerch Underseas Robotics Derby which was held at the New Bedford High School’s swim center in New Bedford, Mass. More...

Chili Cook-Off Turns 20

If anyone should know how to make five-alarm chili, it would be the Newport Fire Department.  For almost two decades, the local firefighters have been among the most enthusiastic competitors at the annual Chili Cook-Off, a Newport Winter Festiva More...

Meet Grace Morrison

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

How do you raise enough money to record an album? Some folks pay for it themselves, while others try an online fundraising called Kickstarter. One enterprising singer-songwriter asked people to donate cans and bottles. More...

Creating Art from Ice

Ever wonder how ice sculptures are made? Or what sorts of tools are used to create these magnificent works of art? More...

Councilors Discuss Priorities with Local Legislators

Newport city leaders huddled with the local legislative delegation on Saturday, Feb. 7, to discuss common goals for the General Assembly’s 2015 session.  More...

General Assembly Highlights

nHearing to raise minimum wage  The House Labor Committee took testimony on legislation to increase the Rhode Island minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.  nPhase-out of disposable plastic store bags   More...

Who Done It?

The art world’s most notorious forgers have been idealized – Elmyr de Hory, the subject of Orson Welles’ film “F for Fake,” and Mark Landis, a serial counterfeiter recently profiled in The New Yorker.  More...

‘Black or White’ Shows Costner’s Range

DINNER & A MOVIE

In “Black or White” Kevin Costner plays—are you ready for this—a grandfather, and he does so with grace, tenderness and just enough edge so he’s not too “grandfatherly.” No rocking chairs here.  More...

Live Music

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