Ten new members were inducted into the Westerly High School Music Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at the United Theatre in Westerly in April.

WESTERLY — Days before the annual Virtu Outdoor Arts Festival was set to return to Wilcox Park for its 27th year, Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce President Lisa Konicki was taking stock of the popular event that attracts thousands to Westerly during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

    Memorial Day observances will take place locally from Mystic to South Kingstown and from Westerly to North Stonington.

    The North Stonington Education Foundation held its annual dinner dance and induction ceremony for the 2023 Wheeler High School Distinguished Alumni in March at Lake of Isles.

    MYSTIC — Novelist Robin Lloyd will be in Mystic next week to discuss his newest book, "Hidden Cargo," the third novel that follows the fictional sea captain based loosely on his real-life relative who was from Connecticut and was a friend of Charles Dickens.

    NEW LONDON — Sally Rogers, the Connecticut-based folksinger whose voice has been described as "mesmerizing" and "remarkable," said she will indeed sing "Lovely Agnes" — the gorgeous song she wrote about her grandma — along with "many more songs, old and new," when she performs at the venerab…

    Legendary Westerly educator and coach John Stellitano was honored earlier this year when friends gathered at the Westerly Armory for his 100th birthday celebration.

    STONINGTON — Poetry and music will fill La Grua Center Friday night when Brian Turner — Army veteran, poet, musician and the author of five collections of poetry — is joined by the Niantic-based Carleans and Steven Ostrowski for the May show at the Arts Café Mystic.

    WESTERLY — The weekend-long SpringFest kicks off Friday at Misquamicut State Beach, marking the unofficial beginning of the beach season in Westerly.

    WESTERLY — Perhaps paying tribute to the Westerly artists who started the once-popular Wednesday Westerly Arts Strolls back in the 1990s, a new generation of local artists will kick off the First Friday Arts Crawl this week, complete with pocket maps and visible bright yellow and pink "Art S…

    WARWICK — Lucy Kirkwood’s "The Children," on stage at the Gamm through May 14, is a riveting, haunting, must-see mystery of a play, packed with big existential questions, powerful, moving performances — and humor.

    WESTERLY — Grammy winner Shawn Colvin will bring her blend of blues, gospel and rock to the United Theatre on Sunday, May 14. After her Grammy win for Best Contemporary Folk Album, her most memorable Top 10 hit, “Sunny Came Home,” won both Record and Song of the Year in 1998.

      The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce will hold its 11th annual Fusion event, a celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts on Friday, at 7 p.m. at the Velvet Mill in Stonington. The event, for ages 21 and older, will include food, a wine and beer tasting, live music and tastef…

      WESTERLY — Antonella DeAngelis, the owner and director of Westerly's Theatre Scrapbook, has had a busy theater season with her troupe of young actors. After staging shows in Westerly, Stonington and Mystic, DeAngelis will close the season with two performances.

      WESTERLY — With six Tony Awards and more than 100 million audience members worldwide, there's no doubt that "The Lion King Jr." is a fan favorite, according to Nicole DiMattei, the Granite Theatre's new artistic director who makes her directorial debut this weekend with the play.

      WESTERLY — Dezmarie Doyle was busier than a bee Monday morning getting all her ducks in a row.

        WAKEFIELD — Theatre by the Sea will open its 90th summer season on May 24 with "My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra." The show will feature pivotal moments of Sinatra’s remarkable five-decade career with a journey through his greatest hits, including “I’ve Got the World on a String,” …

        KINGSTON — "Into The Woods,” the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, opens tonight for a six-show run at the Robert E. Will Theatre in the University of Rhode Island's Fine Arts Center.

        WESTERLY — For the first time since they shared the stage a decade ago at the Newport Folk Festival, noted troubadours Langhorne Slim and John Craigie are coming together for 10 intimate solo shows, including one in Westerly next week.