Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A 1993 hypertext novel by Portsmouth science fiction writer John G. McDaid is among the works to be studied under a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant.
A Portsmouth resident's 1993 hypertext novel will be studied under a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant awarded to the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO), the group announced on their Web site last Friday. According to ELO, the NEH awarded a $52,000 digital humanities grant to explore and preserve the first generation of digital texts, many of which preceded the World Wide Web. Among the works chosen were Portsmouth science fiction writer John G. McDaid's "Uncle Buddy's Phantom Funhouse" (1993). "I'm delighted to see the Funhouse included," said McDaid. "This was written on the Macintosh using multimedia software called HyperCard, and it was an attempt create a new kind of non-linear fiction entirely through …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Newport Children's Theatre presents the musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie," today through Sunday at Portsmouth High School.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 3.
The Dropkick Murphys are headed down to Newport. The popular Celtic punk band will headline the 2nd annual Newport Celtic Rock Festival along with Eileen Ivers, The Town Pants, Screaming Orphans and Celtica-Pipes Rock! on Saturday, Aug. 24, from noon to 10 p.m. The general admission tickets are available for purchase this Friday, May 3, at noon at a “Savin’ O’ the Green” discount of $15 while tickets last. Once the discount sells out, the advance ticket price is $35.50 through August 23rd and then will be $45.50 the day-of the event. The festival is free for children under the age of 12 as long as they are accompanied by an adult. In addition to the general admission tickets, the more exclusive package called “The Snug” which was so …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Newport Folk Festival announced that Beck has been added to the 2013 lineup
Newport Folk Festival has added Beck to the 2013 artist lineup. "I like Beck’s new work without any accompanying instruments. Good songwriter. Good singer. Please welcome him to this year’s festival,” said American folk singer Pete Seeger. Over the last month, the Newport Folk Festival has been announcing its 2013 lineup one artist at a time. This year's festival will take place from July 26- July 28. Beck is scheduled on Sunday, July 28. Previously announced artists are: Feist, The Avett Brothers, Jim James, The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy, Andrew Bird, The Mountain Goats, The Lumineers, Father John Misty, Old Crow Medicine Show, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Dawn McCarthy, Justin Townes Earle, Beth Orton, Amanda Palmer, Phosphorescent, …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Looking for ideas while the kids are home this week?
This week is April vacation for kids in Portsmouth Schools — and here's an easy way to find things for them to do. Click the blue links to see more, including locations and contact information — and be sure to call ahead to confirm. Monday Pajama Movie Night Tuesday History Detectives Tuesday Wednesday Pirate Movie Over Vacation Green Thumbs Wednesday Thursday Portsmouth Pride Kite Making Meet Some Chickens! Theatrical Thursday Friday Teen Book Club - High School Edition Earth Day Celebration! How are you spending time with your children over Spring Vacation Week? Tell us your vacation ideas in the comment section below!
Libby's photo captured the most votes in our Facebook Timeline cover photo contest.
Congratulations to Ann Libby, who submitted the winning picture for our Facebook cover photo contest for spring! Ann's photo of bright purple flowers will now be the cover of Portsmouth Patch's Facebook page. The spring shot #1 captured the eyes (and votes) of our readers, but it was a close call after nearly tying with entry #8. Thank-you to all who participated and voted! You can view all of the submissions here.
The Nantucket Nectars Sunset Music has added three new headlines,
The Newport Waterfront Events at the Newport Yachting Center announces it has added three more headliners to the 2013 Nantucket Nectars Sunset Music Series, bringing the total number of concerts scheduled to-date to 11. The latest additions to the line-up are Southern rock jam band, Gov’t Mule, one of the most successful American bands in rock history, Chicago, and the Under The Sun Tour featuring Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray and Gin Blossoms with Special Guest, Fastball. The concert series will take place from late May through August at its waterfront venue in the heart of historic Newport. Purchase tickets at www.newportwaterfrontevents.com or order by phone by calling 800-745-3000.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
According to a new report designed to measure the economic impact of the Newport festivals, the events contribute to $5 million in direct spending in Rhode Island.
At the request of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), Newport Festivals Foundation commissioned a study designed to measure the economic impact of the 2012 Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals on the state of Rhode Island. This study was conducted by Advantage Marketing Information, North Kingstown. The results of the 19-page report concluded that in 2012: “This report confirms that the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals provide a tremendous boost to Rhode Island’s tourist economy,” said DEM Director Janet Coit. “The Festivals are a huge draw, attracting thousands of attendees to Fort Adams each year who impact the local economy by spending close to $5 million on lodging, food and beverages, shopping, and …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Have a great photo, painting or drawing that you think will be a perfect cover photo for our Facebook page? Upload it now!
We want to continue to highlight Portsmouth's artistic talent as the seasons change on our Facebook page. And we want you to help! From now until Monday, April 8, we want to see your spring-themed photos of what best represents Portsmouth in the spring. The chosen photo will appear on Portsmouth Patch's Facebook page. Whether it's a photo of a flowers blooming, a serene pond scene or people simply enjoying the warmer weather, we want to see your take on Portsmouth. Be creative and try to capture the essence of the town to represent Portsmouth on Facebook. We'll close acceptance for entries on Monday, April 8 at 5 p.m. Then, it's up to you again. Your local editor will choose the front-runners and ask you to vote on the winning entry. …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Middletown’s Able Body and Mind and The Salve Regina basketball team do the Harlem Shake.
For mobile users, if you can't see video clips click, "go to desktop site" at the bottom of the article to watch. What is the Harlem Shake? The Harlem Shake is an YouTube worldwide dance contagion that originated with comedian and video blogger Filthy Frank and went wildly viral last month. On Jan. 30, he uploaded a YouTube of several costumed people dancing to the song "Harlem Shake" by Baauer. See the attached video for Filthy Frank's video. A group of teenagers known as The Sunny Coast Skate from Queensland Australia, were the first to imitate the Harlem Shake, which ignited a chain reaction of Harlem Shake uploads to YouTube. Today, a Harlem Shake search on YouTube returns over 200,000 results. It’s contagious and nobody …