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Gemmapalooza and RI’s strange relationship with the truth

In the run-up to Congressional candidate Anthony Gemma's highly anticipated press conference this week, unveiling allegations of voter fraud by incumbent Congressman David Cicilline, the chattering class — this observer included — was pretty much unanim
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 24, 2012
Rhythm & Roots Festival in Charlestown, RI

Rhythm & Roots Festival in Charlestown, RI


One of the sweetest little season enders of the past dozen years has been the Rhythm & Roots Festival in southern Rhode Island. This weekend's...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 31, 2010
Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, RI

Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, RI


Lord help you, the massive Newport Jazz Festival begins tonight with latter-day Billy Joel Jamie Cullum (pictured) and Brookline teen-heroine saxophonist Grace Kelly at the...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 04, 2010
George Wein's Carefusion Jazz Festival 55

George Wein's Carefusion Jazz Festival 55


Venerable impresario George Wein follows up last weekend’s folk fest with the Carefusion Jazz Festival 55, beginning tonight with Chaka Khan at the Newport Casino...
By Shaula Clark  |  August 05, 2009