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Mike D’s Top 5 Can’t Miss Shows of August

1. Fri, Aug 7: Revival Brewing Co. presents The Rhode Island Road House Review featuring Road House The Musical with special musical guests Smith & Weeden, Jay Bernt and the Orphans; 8pm doors / 830pm show; $10; All ages; The Met, 1005 Main St, Pawtucket. This show is the best idea The Met has had possibly ever. […]

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Experience a Pedicab This Summer

Picture this; you’re out on the town in Newport. Maybe you just finished some shopping at Bannister’s Wharf and don’t want to make the walk to dinner. Hail a pedicab! These economical modes of transportation have been serving tourists and Newport natives since around 2006, and I can see why!  They’re economical and budget-friendly. Newport […]

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Newport Jazz Festival: 61st Annual Preview

Last year marked a milestone as the revered Newport Jazz Festival turned 60, cementing its place in the realm of music festivals. The 60th anniversary even added a third music-filled day, something they’re repeating this year. Since 1954, the Newport Jazz Festival, aka “America’s First Annual Jazz Festival,” has seen and heard thousands of notable […]

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Folk Fest Performances That Aren’t to Be Missed

Folkers rejoice! George Wein and the Newport Foundation are ready to kick off the 56th anniversary of the legendary Newport Folk Festival. In the past half-century, the Folk Festival has provided moments that have shaped not only the music community, but history as a whole, from the Pixies going all-acoustic for their headlining set in […]

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Making the Most of This Summer’s Restaurant Week

This summer, Providence Restaurant Week will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For two weeks, from Jul 12 – 25, you can get a three-course prix fixe lunch for $14.95 and dinner for $29.95-$34.95 at some of RI’s finest dining institutions. What a great way to sample culinary delights that might otherwise break the bank. While the concept of […]

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Eat Your Way Through the Animal Kingdom at the Newport Jerky Company

If you are the kind of person who goes to the zoo and thinks, “I wonder what that son-of-a-bitch tastes like,” then the Newport Jerky Company is for you. I am a self-confessed jerky addict. Maybe it’s the chewy texture. Maybe it’s the spicy taste. Whatever it is, I’ll eat jerky every chance I get. […]

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