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Aziz Ansari gets ready for his close-up

Though he hasn't been in the public eye for long, Aziz Ansari is quickly proving to be a pop culture mainstay.
Dangerous fun
By JESSE PAPINEAU  |  June 17, 2011
International Oktoberfest at the Newport Yachting Center

International Oktoberfest at the Newport Yachting Center


A couple of steins of suds and I probably won't be able to choose which is more inviting, a wonderful wurst or some of Alpine...
By webteam  |  October 05, 2010
Tastes of Rhode Island at the Newport Yachting Center

Tastes of Rhode Island at the Newport Yachting Center


Wallets are a tad thin in the new economy, so scrutiny regarding where your loot will go becomes paramount. Which means we should try out...
By webteam  |  September 28, 2010
Newport Arts Festival at the Newport Yachting Center

Newport Arts Festival at the Newport Yachting Center


KEITH MUNSLOW For the last several weeks, the marketing engine of Newport has been wooing visitors with a number of sunset concerts featuring big-name music...
By webteam  |  August 24, 2010
Newport Winefest at the Newport Yachting Center

Newport Winefest at the Newport Yachting Center


A friend recently opened a wine store and I've been getting some trickle-down schooling vis-a-vis the grape and its very broad, very nuanced splendor. In...
By webteam  |  August 17, 2010
Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival at the Newport Yachting Center

Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival at the Newport Yachting Center


Multi-artist reggae programs are a cornerstone of summertime music events. But they don't all come with Al Anderson's guitar work and Junior Murvin's vocals. Those...
By webteam  |  August 11, 2010


Gabriel Iglasias at the Newport Yachting Center

Gabriel Iglasias at the Newport Yachting Center


He messes with dudes in the fast food drive-thru by concocting fake voices, and has a good grip on what goes through a drunk's head...
By webteam  |  August 11, 2010
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Uninformed brilliance

July 29, 9:40 am ET. Acclaimed standup comedian Bill Burr is running late for our scheduled half-hour phone interview, where we plan on talking up his upcoming appearance in Newport, along with any other topic lobbed at the red-headed, "shockingly Caucas
Bill Burr earns raves for his rants
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 06, 2010
Louis CK at the Newport Yachting Center

Louis CK at the Newport Yachting Center


Love the fact that he uses that cheeseball Stories song as his TV show's theme. Love the fact that he doesn't finish his pizza slice...
By webteam  |  July 28, 2010
Brian Regan at the Newport Yachting Center

Brian Regan at the Newport Yachting Center


Comedian Brian Regan has a knack for recalling some of childhood's indignities, like the torture of spelling bees and playing on a little league team...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010
Blind Boys of Alabama at the Newport Yachting Center

Blind Boys of Alabama at the Newport Yachting Center


Don't be surprised if you get to the Blind Boys of Alabama gig at the Sunset Music Series and you're taken aback by the fervor....
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010


B.B. King at the Newport Yachting Center

B.B. King at the Newport Yachting Center


There was a time in the early ’90s when I found myself taking B.B. King for granted. God, that was a big mistake. For alignment,...
By webteam  |  July 06, 2010
Cheech & Chong at the Newport Yachting Center

Cheech & Chong at the Newport Yachting Center


I recently found myself explaining Cheech & Chong's stoner silliness to my 14-year-old — he wanted to know just how much smoke could come wafting...
By webteam  |  July 06, 2010
Comedians of Chelsea Lately at the Newport Yachting Center

Comedians of Chelsea Lately at the Newport Yachting Center


John Caparulo thanks “soft skin” terrorists for making us afraid of lotion bombs on plane flights, and Sarah Colonna would like to switch the antioxidants...
By webteam  |  July 06, 2010
Boz Scaggs at the Newport Yachting Center

Boz Scaggs at the Newport Yachting Center


I've been a fan of Boz Scaggs since hearing "Baby's Calling Me Home" open side two of the Steve Miller Band's Children of the Future....
By webteam  |  June 29, 2010
John Hiatt at the Newport Yachting Center

John Hiatt at the Newport Yachting Center


The last time out on Same Old Man, John Hiatt was reminiscing about the younger days and keeping an eye on the relatively short time...
By webteam  |  June 22, 2010


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Party like it’s 2010

Your usual lackadaisical approach to New Year's Eve — just see what happens and go with the flow — is not going to cut it this year. So to help you make this one count, here are some sure-thing NYE happenings, and some suggestions for the first day of '1
Get your New Year’s Eve on — and hit the ground running on New Year’s Day
By JIM MACNIE  |  January 01, 2010

Easy on the Sauerkraut


Raise your hand if you’ve been partying to some Bavarian scenarios in the City By the Sea. The International Oktoberfest at the Newport Yachting Center...
By webteam  |  October 07, 2009
Full Menu

Full Menu


 I’m just guessing, but I bet the wiser participants at the Taste of Rhode Island festival have been skipping desserts and cutting down on lunches...
By webteam  |  September 30, 2009
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Special delivery

For the last two decades, comedian and SNL alum Norm MacDonald has been firing off on pop culture and sharing life observations with his disarming deadpan delivery and signature subtleties through a stoner Canadian accent and nasal drawl.
The subtle genius of Norm MacDonald
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 21, 2009
Sincerest form of flattery?

Sincerest form of flattery?


You can easily kill an hour hanging out at FRANK CALIENDO’s YouTube parade. You know the comedian for the devastating impression of George Bush that...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  August 18, 2009


Carlos Mencia at Newport Yachting Center

Carlos Mencia at Newport Yachting Center


Carlos Mencia cuts to the chase when he posits that whites like ethnic jokes but don't like laughing at them in public for fear of...
By webteam  |  August 12, 2009
Tracy Morgan at Newport Yachting Center

Tracy Morgan at Newport Yachting Center


 I can't recall who, but some pundit was recently making a case for Tracy Morgan being funnier than Alec Baldwin on 30 Rock. One thing's...
By webteam  |  August 04, 2009
Chris Isaak at Newport Yachting Center

Chris Isaak at Newport Yachting Center


WEDNESDAY 29  DIDDLEY DADDY Chris Isaak does a great bal-ancing act between suave and silly. I can't think of any other rocker who bats his...
By webteam  |  July 22, 2009
Robert Cray

Robert Cray


SATURDAY 25  BLUES POWER The other night a pal IM'd me about the Robert Cray show she'd just returned from. Said that young Bob, who...
By webteam  |  July 22, 2009
Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald


 KICKING THE CLASSICS I guess Michael McDonald has found a late-career niche with his stylized updates of Motown material. When that signature baritone carves through...
By webteam  |  July 22, 2009


The comedy of Craig Shoemaker

The comedy of Craig Shoemaker


When Craig Shoemaker drops his voice into the Barry White range and starts his literally cocky boudoir spiel, he's responsible for one of the funnier...
By webteam  |  July 15, 2009
Joel McHale

Joel McHale


When you're looking for the snarkiest snark around, look toward Joel McHale. The host of E!'s The Soup is a skewer master, throwing witty darts...
By webteam  |  July 08, 2009
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Funny business

"I'm pasty, pale, overweight and I have red hair. I see that Coldstone Creamery and I want to crawl inside and hide," Louis C.K. responded when I asked if he recalled just how disgustingly hot and muggy Rhode Island could be during his 4th of July head
Louis C.K. has work to do
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 03, 2009
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Hard-wired fuzz

The Inclined's December '08 debut, The First Day of Many, continues to captivate my attention with big hooks, spacey synths, and manipulated guitar riffs and squalls, at times encapsulated in fuzz and exploding with unabashedly catchy gems.
The Inclined are finding a balance
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 26, 2009