Newport Jazz Festival Mavis Staples

Newport Jazz Festival 2021 Highlights Day One and Two

Newport Jazz Festival 2021 Highlights Day One and Two The 2021 Newport Jazz Festival was like no other. Due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance was limited to 6000 patrons and half of the stages were eliminated. The Harbor Stage became a food truck/eating area and the Storyville indoor stage was eliminated […]

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Newport Folk

Newport Folk Festival’s Folk On

In April, to the delight of fans, the Newport Festival Foundation announced that live music would be taking place at Fort Adams State Park. Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, two unique three day events were announced. July 23rd through July 25th and July 26th through July 28th would be filled with surprise performances, storytelling, and […]

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Show Review: Jake Shimabukuro and Friends Was Incredible Ukulele at the Blue Note, Honolulu, Hawaii

  Jake Shimabukuro and Friends, March 06, 2020, The Blue Note, Honolulu, Hawaii I moved to Hawaii, the place I call home, in 1995. The Islands were in the midst of a Hawaiian musical renaissance. Israel Kamakawiwoʻole had recently released Facing The Future. It’s laid back ukulele strumming combined traditional Hawaiian language and hapa haole […]

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