SPOTLIGHT on Music

Checking in with Local Songwriters

John Lennon once described the songwriting process as pure torture. Newport This Week has been checking in with some of our local songwriters to see what they’ve been up to and if they share Lennon’s dire assessment.. This week, we were able to sit down with local musicians Randy Robbins and Melissa Chaplin to learn about how they approach songwriting. […]

Looking Ahead

Music Appreciation Series, Feb. 16 Dr. Edward Markward lecture series Part 1, “Black Composers Who Made American Music,” 6 p.m., free, virtual, redwoodlibrary.org. Perils of Symbolic Blackness, Feb. 17 Dr. Brenna Greer discusses the motivations behind and dangers of reducing African American History to a focus on Black icons, 6-7 p.m., free, virtual, redwoodlibrary.org. Life And Work of Lorenzo Johnston […]

AARP Tax Appointment Info and Schedule

AARP Tax-Aide will offer free tax return preparation assistance to taxpayers at the nine locations in Newport County. Sites will open beginning through Friday, April 15, 2022. Service will be by appointment only, with drop-off of documents during a brief Intake Interview. See below for appointment information and start dates. If you are interested in this service, please sign up […]