WESTERLY — Westerly Library and Wilcox Park is more than living up to its mission to "enrich lives by stimulating intellect and sparking imagination through access to literature, information, nature, and the arts" this summer by turning into somewhat of a regional center for the performing arts.

KINGSTON — The Nina von Maltzahn Global Touring Initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music — Joshua Smith, flute; Maria Ioudenitch, violin; Roberto Diaz, viola; Albert Seo, cello and Jordan Dodson, guitar — will kick off this year's Kingston Chamber Music Festival, the 31st season of chambe…

WAKEFIELD — Fifteen-year-old Alex Celico of Westerly will play the role of Horton the Elephant in Rhode Island Youth Theatre’s production of 'Seussical, Jr.!' which opens this weekend at the Prout School auditorium.

WESTERLY — As they gear up to release their next studio album, "Elevate," genre-defying funkjazz-soul-hip-hop-psychedelic-jam-art-rock-experimental-avant-garde music titans Lettuce have released their new single “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” their jazzy take on the "Tears For Fears" h…

WESTERLY — Billy Gilman, the true-blue, real deal, down-to-earth singing sensation who was the runner-up on "The Voice," NBC’s popular singing competition, a few years back, is gearing up for his next important show.

WESTERLY — Many local families with Italian-American roots are gearing up for this weekend's events held in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The celebrations begin with triduum Masses on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, July 10, 11 and 12, at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the 7 a.m. Mass will be said …

WESTERLY — There will be a touch of Vermont, a hint of Austria and some ice cold drafts of top-notch beer next Wednesday in Weekapaug when Sam von Trapp comes to visit.

WESTERLY — The summer music scene is upon us, and from the beaches to the bars to the meadows; from jazz to blues to classical, and from folk to rock to Reggae, the choices for enjoying free and ticketed concerts are varied and plentiful. (Make sure to check the Nightlife listings on page D3…

As we settled into our seats at the Granite Theatre Saturday night, for a performance of Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park," I overheard Judy George (who's  making her directorial debut with comedy,) tell a gentleman how much she's enjoyed her first time in the director's seat.

WESTERLY — "Passing Through," the July show at the Artist's Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, featuring the works of photographer Anna Shaw and painter Helen Roy, kicks off Friday with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. 

NEWPORT — Island Moving Company, Newport’s Contemporary Ballet will present its tenth annual summer dance festival July 14-21, on an outdoor stage on the seaside lawn of St. Michael’s Country Day School in Newport.

MYSTIC — There will be more than 100 traditional and classic wooden boats at Mystic Seaport Museum’s WoodenBoat Show this weekend. Hosted in partnership with WoodenBoat Publications, the festival celebrates the design and craftsmanship of wooden craft.

MATUNUCK — The abundance of outside rain we've had these last few weeks may be getting tiresome but the audience at Theatre By The Sea Friday couldn't get enough of the inside showers during opening night of "Singin’ in the Rain," the fabulous, high energy musical now on stage through July 7…

WESTERLY — Glenroy Anthony "Ernie" Smith, the Jamaican guitarist legend who was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1945 and who is celebrating half a century of music-making will join Westerly's Soulshot Saturday at the Knickerbocker Music Center, part of his 50th anniversary tour.

MYSTIC — River Jam, a music festival showcasing music from rock to reggae, blues to country, takes place this Thursday through Sunday at Mystic Shipyard.

NEW LONDON — Summer Fest, a annual family-friendly community event featuring food trucks, live entertainment and activities on the grounds of The Lyman Allyn Art Museum on Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Performers will include Bluesman Ramblin' Dan Stevens, who …

WESTERLY — Westerly's Granite Theatre will be holding auditions for the Agatha Christie’s mystery "The Hollow," on Monday and Tuesday June 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. at the theatre, 1 Granite St., Westerly. The show will be directed by John Cillino, and 14 performances have been scheduled between S…

NEWPORT — Jon Batiste & Friends —Corinne Bailey Rae, PJ Morton, ELEW and Ethan Iverson — will take over the Friday evening concert at the Newport Jazz Festival on Aug. 2, at 8 p.m at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino. Produced by Jon Batiste, the concert will fe…

While the entire cast of John Patrick's "The Curious Savage," on stage at the Granite through June 16, deserves a hearty round of applause, as does Jude Pescatello for his excellent direction of the heartwarming comedy — there is one actor who should be singled out for her extraordinary perf…

PROVIDENCE —  Single tickets for "Hamilton," the blockbuster play about Alexander Hamilton, America's Founding Father and first Secretary of the Treasury, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War, will go on sale to the publ…

WESTERLY — What would you do if you step-mother — your late father's wife — decided to use the $10 million dollars she's just inherited from her husband — your father — to support various charitable organizations?