STONINGTON — The Latin Essence Jazz Group — the latest incarnation of The Chris Leigh Band which combines elements of traditional Latin music with an eclectic repertoire of jazz standards and pop/fusion classics — will kick off a new monthly music series in Stonington next week. The series, …

PROVIDENCE — Soprano Laquita Mitchell, a performer who consistently earns acclaim in eminent opera companies throughout North America and Europe, will join Rhode Island Philharmonic Conductor Bramwell Tovey Saturday for a program called "Mahler," a chamber orchestra arrangement of Mahler's S…

BRISTOL — Music lovers are invited to spread out a picnic and soak up the warmth of the warm sun over Narragansett Bay this spring and summer when Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum presents "Music at Sunset," a Wednesday night series of musical performances by Rhode Island musicians. 

PROVIDENCE — Theatre lovers and fans of the Providence Performing Arts Center will be happy to know that Broadway is coming back to the iconic 3,100-seat, world class venue located in the heart of Providence’s arts and entertainment district.

PROVIDENCE — Live, in-person shows will return to Trinity Rep this year, beginning with the 44th annual production of "A Christmas Carol." The holiday tradition will be followed by a four-show season running from January through June 2022. The selected plays will "allow us to celebrate our s…

PROVIDENCE — Visual artist Becci Davis of Wakefield will join the Wilbury Theatre Group this weekend for the final performances of "Whose Name Was Writ in Water," in what is called "A 360° Virtual Experience."

Students of North Stonington participated in the in "Chalk the Walk" event organized by the North Stonington PTO one recent afternoon. The children decorated the school walkway to show their appreciation to the teachers of North Stonington. As the teachers arrived at school on the following …

We were tickled to receive these fab photos of Viola Davis and Jon Batiste from the folks at Walt Disney Television. See this week's Front Porch Chatter column for more details.

Greetings dear readers and fine friends and welcome back to the Front Porch for our post Mother's Day visit, where we are celebrating all our beautiful mothers and where the lilacs are just about to burst forth in bloom. So much seems to be about to burst forth actually, now that we can emer…

Emily E. Vocatura of Westerly was named to the high honor roll for the fall 2020 semester at Cushing Academy.

WESTERLY — Acclaimed author Katherine St. John will join book blogger Courtney Marzilli to discuss the release of her newest thriller, "The Siren" tonight at 6 at an author event sponsored by Savoy Bookshop & Café and Bank Square Books.

KINGSTON — The Kingston Chamber Music Festival will celebrate its 33rd annual season with a series of five in-person concerts at the University of Rhode Island’s Fine Arts Center from July 24-Aug. 1. Four of the five concerts will also be presented free of charge online from Sept. 6-Oct. 6.

CHARLESTOWN — In a bit of welcome news for music lovers and in an effort to "Keep the Vibe Alive In 2021," the 23rd annual Rhythm & Roots Music, Dance and Food Festival will return to Ninigret Park this year, according to an announcement released Wednesday by Lagniappe Productions, the c…

The Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut will host the 27th annual Jewish FilmFest of Eastern CT beginning today and runs through June 27. This year's festival, which is all free of charge, is a virtual festival which opens at noontime today with the Israeli film, "Love in Suspenders."

PROVIDENCE — Bramwell Tovey, artistic adviser and conductor for the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra along with Executive Director David Beauchesne, announced the programming for the orchestra's 77th season at a Zoom press conference Friday afternoon.

The Mystic community united to give King Daniels, a four-year-old boy with stage 4 neuroblastoma, a day that he will never forget.Stonington’s first responders led a drive-by celebration for little King before trainers at the Mystic Aquarium took him behind the scenes to meet a sea lion and …

As part of #CleanUpSouthCounty, members of the East Beach Association teamed up with several local land conservation organizations to participate in the 51st anniversary of Earth Day.The celebration coincided with East Beach Association's 51st anniversary and its ongoing commitment of preser…

Sylvia Severance and Rosemary Buonocore show off exquisite millinery skills during a Kentucky Derby party in Savannah. Sylvia has live in Westerly for many year with her husband, Jake, and the two are now residents of the "Hostess City of the South." Rosemary, a Pawcatuck resident, traveled …

Greetings dear readers and fine friends and welcome back to the Front Porch for our first visit of May, the lovely month, as Lerner and Loewe remind us, "when everyone goes blissfully astray."

PROVIDENCE — Island Moving Company, Newport’s classically trained contemporary ballet company, will present a hybrid performance for its spring repertory production next month at WaterFire Arts Center with  limited-capacity live shows with audiences that will be be simulcast via livestream b…

Kyle Zalaski, town engineer in Westerly,  took his daughter, Huntington Rae Zalaski, who turned 1 year old on March 3, to East Beach to watch the sunrise recently. It was the third time for the father-daughter duo to watch the sunrise together, but the first time from East Beach. Kyle said t…

Mystic Aquarium marine biologist and conservationist Carey Richard studies Beluga whales to understand what threatens their sustainability and how they can be protected. Richard was recently featured on "Mission Unstoppable," the CBS series which spotlights cutting-edge female scientists and…

George Routhier and John Clemens, officers of the Knights of Columbus Assembly 1063 of Westerly, presented a check for $1,800 to Joan Gradilone of the St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry in Westerly.The money was raised with a spaghetti and meatball dinner that was held on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 16, …

Greetings dear readers and fine friends and welcome back to the Front Porch for our final April visit of 2021, where we are looking forward to May Day and all those May flowers that these April showers will surely usher in!

Abigail Murdock of Westerly received the 2021 Springfield College Innovation and Creativity Award. Murdock is a member of the class of 2021 majoring in health science at Springfield College.

WESTERLY — In the Granite Theatre's first stage performance since the pandemic took hold, Paula Glenn will direct Steph Rodger this weekend in "Belle of Amherst," William Luce's one-woman play about the life of poet Emily Dickinson.

WESTERLY — Savoy Bookshop & Café will join Bank Square Books in Mystic and Title IX in New London Saturday and bookstores around the country for a day long celebration in honor of Independent Bookstore Day.

WAKEFIELD— Theatre By The Sea has postponed its full 2021 summer season, according to a statement released Wednesday by the theater, but a pre-season production of "Mama Mia!" is still in the works.

Jane Gencarelli, Eileen Mostellar, Katherine Rosen, and Pete and Pam Stefanski were recently named winners of the Westerly Library Easter Basket Friends Drawing. Friends of the Library President Peg Murphy-Bright designed the baskets and many others helped bring the event to fruition. Additi…

The GFWC Women’s Club of South County celebrated National Library Week by delivering 100 books, purchased by club members and the public, to local libraries.The project, "GFWC Loves Libraries, One Book at a Time," began in February during National Library Lovers Month. Participating librarie…