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 …
Image of capital region at night was taken on the International Space Station.
Tuesday, March 5
NASA is known for supplying some of the most engaging images of planets, asteroids, galaxies, stars and other celestial bodies. Now, the space agency is enthralling us with images of our own planet. Chris Hatfield, commander of the current International Space Station mission, released a stunning image via Twitter of the Washington area from a height of 230 miles this week. In the image, you can clearly make out the convergence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, as well as some details of the infamous street layout of the city. The image is the latest in a series of Earth-focused images from NASA. In November, 2012, NASA released a book, “Earth as Art,” a series of 75 images that feature dazzling colors, shapes and textures of the earth …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Two acts are scheduled to open the Newport Jazz Festival at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The festival runs from Aug. 2-4.
The Newport Jazz Festival has announced that Natalie Cole will be the opening act for this year's festival, along with the Bill Charlap Trio with special guest Freddy Cole. The jazz festival begins on Friday, Aug. 2 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. More than 25 acts are scheduled to perform at Fort Adams State Park on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3-4. A complete list of artists can be found here. Purchase tickets for the Newport Jazz Festival here. Stay tuned to Patch through the coming months for updates on the Newport Jazz Festival.
Friday, March 1, 2013
The legendary musician returns to the Ryan Center after five years for a show in April. Tickets go on sale Friday.
Bob Dylan will return to Rhode Island to play at the Ryan Center on April 8 with Dawes, according to his Website and Global Spectrum staff. Information has also been distributed via the Ryan Center’s Facebook page, and has been circling around on social media as a result. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 1 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $68 for VIP Floor (limited quantity), $48 for the general public, $38 for URI faculty and staff, and $28 for URI students. The faculty, staff and student tickets are limited. According to staff at the Ryan Center, a formal release about the show is scheduled to be sent out on Thursday morning. (We will update this story when that release comes out.) Dylan last played the Ryan Center on September 29, 2007, and also…
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Rhode Island-filmed Moonrise Kingdom lost in its Oscar category for Best Original Screenplay.
Wes Anderson’s "Moonrise Kingdom," which was shot entirely in Rhode Island, lost Sunday night in its bid for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. The Oscar instead went to "Django Unchained," which was written by Quentin Tarantino. What did you think about the win? Do you think the Oscar should have gone to Moonrise Kingdom? Tell us in the comment section below! Premiering to a worldwide audience in the spring of 2012 at the Cannes Film Festival, "Moonrise Kingdom" became a critical hit. Starring Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman and Bob Balaban, "Moonrise Kingdom" follows a young boy and girl (newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) who fall in love …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Share your photos and videos with the community by clicking the green upload button.
The Newport Winter Festival is in full swing, and we want to re-live your favorite moments through your photos and videos! People flocked to the harbor, King Park and Queen Anne Square to get a glimpse of Newport's spectacular fireworks show last Friday night, local cooks showed off their skills at the Chili Cook-Off and crowds gathered around sculptors carving masterpieces from blocks of ice; and those are just a few of the highlights! Parents will also flock to Greenvale Vineyards in Portsmouth on Thursday for the 14th annual Live Jazz for Kids! Are you taking advantage of all that the Newport Winter Festival has to offer? Give us a shout out in the comments section below and upload your photos and videos to our gallery.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Tickets for Friday are still available.
When it comes to the Newport Folk Festival, it pays to plan ahead. Despite expanding to a three-day schedule, it seems folk fans just can’t get enough. Five months before the event, all tickets except for Friday passes have sold out. Yes, that means that all early bird, three-day, two-day, and Saturday passes have been snatched up. To purchase the $49 Friday tickets, click here. This is the fastest that weekend tickets have sold out to date. Last year, weekend tickets sold out in April. In 2011, the festival sold out in advance for the first time ever just weeks ahead of time. The much-hyped festival managed wildfire ticket sales despite even releasing a full line up. This year, the Newport Folk Festival has been using a rolling …
The 14th annual Jazz for Kids will be held on Thursday at Greenvale Vineyards as part of Newport's Winter Festival.
Greenvale Vineyards will hold its 14th annual Jazz for Kids concert today, Thursday, at the vineyard on Wapping Road as part of Newport's Winter Festival. The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Musicians will include vocalist Tish Adams, Dick Lupino on bass and guest musician Yvonne Monnett. The artists will entertain guests with songs kids. Complimentary refreshments will be served for the kids and wine tasting will be available to purchase for adults. The event is free and open to the public!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A percussion class, the wrap-up of a children's film festival, and two great art programs are on today's schedule.
This week, Feb. 18 through 22, is February vacation for Portsmouth schools — leaving you four weekdays (plus the weekend) to find things for them to do. Featured below are a few activities for today! Click the blue links to see more, including locations and contact information — and be sure to call ahead to confirm. Tuesday, Feb. 19: Music: Rhythm Quest Percussion, a youth-based percussion ensemble open to ages 12 to 18, is scheduled to get together tonight at 6. Give your future Lars Ulrich an outlet — and, the best part is that the program runs year-round. $30. Boating: Herreshoff Marine Museum continues its After-School Boat Shop School today from 3 to 5 pm. For teens. Free; donations appreciated. Nature: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Don't know what to get your sweetheart this year? How about a gift by a local seller?
Valentine’s Day gets a bad rap for being a Hallmark-created holiday or a day to grab a lame Whitman Sampler from CVS, but for many it’s the perfect time to show off their creativity in honor of a loved one. Many Portsmouth artists also create unique gifts this time of year. Many of these artistic items are available to purchase on Web sites such as Etsy.com. Listed below are a few Valentine's Day gift ideas found this year on Etsy. Some of these were made by Portsmouth artists, but all of these items are being sold locally! Beach Jewels. Wire Wrapped Sea Glass Earrings Hand Painted Enameld Flower Glass Vase Milk Glass Heart Hand Painted Treasure Box Dangerous Liaisons Victorian Ladies Vanity Case With Rose Design Vintage Great Gatsby …