The Beach Boys and Michael Feinstein performing in Newport on the same night? That's what happened, as the IYRS Gala filled the tent with sand and beach balls, and The Redwood Library Gala filled the tent with lilting music from The American Songbook, smoothly sung by the engaging Mr. Feinstein.
Coming up on Newport Seen, Angela Moore honors style setters through the ages at her 17th annual fashion show. Watch for Jackie O. and Brigitte Bardot among the iconic. And then there was the trademark Newport style on the gentlemen.
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A "Lullaby of Newport": Michael Feinstein Performs at Redwood Library Gala
If you can pack a tent, this was exactly what happened, as Newporters turned out en masse to tap their feet and hum along with The Great American Songbook. Two time Emmy and five time Grammy-nominated Michael Feinstein sang and played George Gershwin (his specialty) and Broadway tunes (rather magnificently), along with engaging in patter about the history of the repertoire and the composers. ... more »
"Burning Down the House" At Jamestown Arts Center's Annual Soirée
Across the bridge, strings of market lights hung overhead as over 270 partygoers enjoyed a fun and lively summer evening at the Jamestown Arts Center’s 5th Annual Summer Soirée. Those who attended the special curator’s pre-party delighted in bubbly and lobster as they learned about the exhibit from participating artists and the curator. Board president Pebbles Wadsworth was honored with a hand blown glass vase. ... more »
Blooming, Burgeoning Flower Show Celebrates Twenty Years of Beauty
With a record attendance of over nine hundred "flowerphiles" for the opening party, the twentieth anniversary of the classic Newport Flower Show at Rosecliff was an elegant delight. Titled "American Beauty": Timeless Style", the show paid homage to the so-named rose and to the classic architecture of the building, modeled on the Petit Trianon at Versailles.
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Chic and Creative, "Au Courant" Fashions Dazzle for Child & Family
Child & Family Service's glamorous fashion event, "Au Courant" dazzled. Every year the agency calls designers, models, fashion enthusiasts, activists, supporters, and media to Newport for the fashion event of the season! The highly anticipated event didn’t just offer exciting and chic fashion in a runway show fit for the fashion capitals of the world (think Paris and Milan), but also a chance for attendees to help benefit the lives of children and families throughout the state. ... more »