Tuesday, April 9, 2013
According to a new report designed to measure the economic impact of the Newport festivals, the events contribute to $5 million in direct spending in Rhode Island.
At the request of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), Newport Festivals Foundation commissioned a study designed to measure the economic impact of the 2012 Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals on the State of Rhode Island. This study was conducted by Advantage Marketing Information, North Kingstown, RI. The results of the 19-page report concluded that in 2012: “This report confirms that the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals provide a tremendous boost to Rhode Island’s tourist economy,” said DEM Director Janet Coit. “The Festivals are a huge draw, attracting thousands of attendees to Fort Adams each year who impact the local economy by spending close to $5 million on lodging, food and beverages, shopping, and …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Photography by Cate Brown
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Aquidneck Land Trust will be partnering with newportFILM and the Newport Tree Society to present the film Elemental as a free screening on Earth Day (April 22, 2013) at the Jane Pickens Theater
Monday, March 25, 2013
Oxbow Farms Apartments would like to invite local crafters, artisans, and food vendors to our First Annual Craft Fair
Thursday, March 21, 2013
A local production company will be filming the Coast Guard and Castle Hill Station for an outdoor adventure series airing this spring.
Kettlebottom, a Jamestown production company, announced it is filming the United States Coast Guard and the Castle Hill Station as part of an outdoor adventure series, Kettlebottom Outdoor Pursuits. The Kettlebottom production team will reveal a behind-the-scenes look at the U.S. Coast Guard and station, as well as the different ranks of the guard and their duties. Segments will highlight boating safety and maritime tips such as Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) and life raft deployment, navigation techniques and offshore preparation. Kettlebottom Outdoor Pursuits is currently airing on the Cox Cable Network (Channel 5/1005) to more than 6.2 million viewers, including 2.9 million digital cable subscribers. The series …
Tickets go on sale 2 p.m. Friday for Kendrick Lamar’s show at the Ryan Center in April.
Thursday, March 21
Release courtesy of Global Spectrum. Global Spectrum and the University of Rhode Island Student Entertainment Committee are proud to bring Kendrick Lamar, recently crowned No. 1 Hottest MC in the game by MTV, to the Ryan Center on April 15. Tickets go on sale to the public 2 p.m. Friday. For more info, click here. Lamar is an American hip-hop recording artist from Compton, CA. Initially signed to independent record label Top Dawg Entertainment, in 2012 Lamar and the label signed a joint venture deal with Aftermath and Interscope Records. Lamar is also a member of West Coast hip hop supergroup, Black Hippy, along with fellow California-based rappers and label-mates Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul. He first gained major attention after …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The prequel to one of the greatest films of all times comes to theaters, but will it be as magical?
James Franco plays a con-man and small-time magician who gets supernaturally transported to a land we all know so well in, "Oz the great and powerful". When he arrives he is scrutinized by three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz), and Glinda the Good (Michelle Williams). Is he the REAL wizard of Oz ? He'll have to hit the yellow brick road with his flying monkey to retrieve the wicked witch's magic wand in order to make things right. The flash and dazzle of the movie are pretty eye popping. 3D cinema was made for this kind of movie. The colorful concept and the psychedelic effects did take their toll on these eyes, as the movie tended to run a little long. The flick-o-meter gives "Oz the great and powerful" a three …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Middletown’s Able Body and Mind and The Salve Regina basketball team do the Harlem Shake.
For mobile users, if you can't see video clips click, "go to desktop site" at the bottom of the article to watch. Make sure you stay in the local loop. Sign up for Middletown Patch newsletters. What is the Harlem Shake? The Harlem Shake is an YouTube worldwide dance contagion that originated with comedian and video blogger Filthy Frank and went wildly viral last month. On Jan. 30, he uploaded a YouTube of several costumed people dancing to the song "Harlem Shake" by Baauer. See the attached video for Filthy Frank's video. A group of teenagers known as The Sunny Coast Skate from Queensland Australia, were the first to imitate the Harlem Shake, which ignited a chain reaction of Harlem Shake uploads to YouTube. Today, a Harlem Shake …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Image of capital region at night was taken on the International Space Station.
NASA is known for supplying some of the most engaging images of planets, asteroids, galaxies, stars and other celestial bodies. Now, the U.S. space agency is enthralling us with images of our own planet. Chris Hatfield, commander of the current International Space Station mission, this week released a stunning image via Twitter of the Washington area from a height of 230 miles. In the image, you can clearly make out the convergence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, as well as some details of the infamous street layout of the city. The image is the latest in a series of Earth-focused images from NASA. In November, 2012, NASA released a book, “Earth as Art,” a series of 75 images that feature dazzling colors, shapes and textures of the …
The legendary musician returns to the Ryan Center after five years for a show in April. Tickets go on sale Friday.
According to his website and Global Spectrum staff, Bob Dylan will return to Rhode Island to play at the Ryan Center on April 8 with Dawes. Information has also been distributed via the Ryan Center’s Facebook page, and has been circling around on social media as a result. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 1 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $68 for VIP Floor (limited quantity), $48 for the general public, $38 for URI faculty and staff, and $28 for URI students. The faculty, staff and student tickets are limited. According to staff at the Ryan Center, a formal release about the show is scheduled to be sent out on Thursday morning. (We will update this story when that release comes out.) Dylan last played the Ryan Center on September 29, 2007, and …