February 8, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Council Keeps Campground, Ditches Zoning Proposal

The Middletown Town Council spent a majority of its Monday, Feb. More...

Cupid-Shmoopid

SLICE OF LIFE

Lonely hearts, take note. More...

Buffett Fans Can Warm Up with ‘Latitudes’ at Festival

he Mayor of Margaritaville,  Jimmy Buffett, became an international musical star in the 1970s. Now, he is in his 70s. More...

Colonial Career Fair Offers Glimpse into Past

What kinds of jobs did Newport residents have during the mid-18th century? More...

A Burger Battle is Brewing

Who has the best burger in Newport? Once again, the answer will come during the Newport Winter Festival, when local chefs compete for the second straight year for the “Newport Burger Bender Best Burger” title. More...

Top Area Comic Returns to Festival Stage

Comic Steve Sweeney has been making people laugh for a long time. The Boston native and area comedy icon, who has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies, has a name you may not recognize, but the humor is unforgettable. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, February 8 Bay Voyage: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Julio Amaro Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Michael Johnson, Jazz Piano Midtown Oyster Bar: 9-10 p.m., John Erikson Newport Blues Cafe: 10 p.m., The Z Boys &am More...

Curtain Goes up on ‘Down with Love’

A new theater troupe is trying to bring uncommon cabaret theater to a common place. More...

Photos

“Cats,” by Bettie Sarantos, is a copy of Theophile Steinlen’s. It is part of Spring Bull Galleries’ 27th Annual Fakes and Forgeries. More...

NEWPORT Board Approves Demolition Project

Melissa Pattavina was elected chair of the Newport Planning Board at its January meeting, replacing Kim Salerno, and her first order of business at the Feb. More...

Newport Winter Festival

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Festival of the Arts Offers Only the Unique

There are no two booths alike at Festival of the Arts. More...

Beach Polo to Wow Winter Festivalgoers

There aren’t many opportunities to get to the beach this time of year, so when one comes around you don’t want to miss it, especially if it’s the Newport Winter Festival’s annual beach polo at Easton’s Beach.  More...

The Heat is on at the Chili Cook-Off

No beans about it, the annual chili cook-off is one of the best parts of the Newport Winter Festival. With almost a dozen restaurants and caterers serving up their finest chili on Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

Festival Arrives to Celebrate 30th Winter

In February 1989, Newport This Week asked, “Can Newport make it as a winter wonderland?” More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

The Celtic Artistry of Fellswater

Many people consider Celtic music to be the music of Ireland and Scotland, but it also includes music from Wales, Cornwall, The Isle of Man and Brittany. More...

‘I, Tonya’ Seduces with Devilish Glee

FILM REVIEW

Who would have thought disgraced Olympic figure skater and tabloid darling Tonya Harding, who torpedoed her career and reputation through her involvement in the 1994 plot to bring down fellow competitor and perceived rival Nancy Kerrigan, would be ri More...