Sunday, June 26, 2011
The Saturday night concert drew a packed crowd with fans spanning generations.
The Indigo Girls kicked off the Sunset Music Series for the season Saturday night at the Newport Yachting Center. The Girls played a powerful but more intimate set in the smaller waterfront venue, without the backing of the full band and backup singers typically seen at larger shows, stadiums and music festivals. Fans spanning generations loved every moment of it; they danced in the aisles and sang along to hits spanning the duo's 20-year career. "Joking," "Galileo," "Shame On You," and "Closer to Fine" along with hits from more recent years had teen fans to older adults singing along.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
A roundup of the best bets around to keep your family entertained for the weekend of June 24-26.
CHURCH WIDE YARD SALE Where/When: Calvary United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Why Go: One person’s trash is another person’s treasure at this huge multi-family yard sale that also includes plants, garden items, baked goods, and more. Lunch also will be made available. Pricing: Free admission MIDDLETOWN DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE PARTY Where/When: Fraternal Order of police Lodge on Sunday, June 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. Why Go: Local Democrats and anyone interested in running for office are welcome to attend to meet local and state politicians in a laid back, family-friendly atmosphere in which there will be fun and games for everyone. Pricing: $20/adult; Free for children. SUNSET MUSIC SERIES: INDIGO GIRLS Where/When: …
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival will "return to their roots" as non-profits this summer, with George Wein and his Middletown-based company staff continuing to produce the event.
The Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival will revert back to non-profit events under the Newport Festivals Foundation Inc., according to the Foundation. George Wein and staff from his Middletown-based company will continue to produce the event. The jazz festival has been held in Newport since 1954 and the folk festival since 1959, and were originally not for profit. Under the Foundation, the festivals will “continue the tradition of featuring established and emerging performers” and “will honor the evolving cultural expression and freedom of creativity necessary to the growth and continuing vitality of the music.” In addition to returning to the non-profit sector, the Foundation will partner with local schools, colleges and …