The Newport season is afoot, as we visit two Kentucky Derby parties and a lucky Star Kids Soiree. Coming up: The fabulous Yacht Rendezvous, which will again be a highlight of the Summer season, and a celebration of twenty "Men Who Make a Difference," honored by the Women's Resource Center.
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Newport Tree Society Plants Seeds With The Fine Arts Society
The Newport Tree Society, and its face, The Newport Arboretum, dedicate a week each year as the "Newport Arboretum Week" to gaining more awareness, activists and support through tree themed events. An art opening at the William Vareika Fine Arts Gallery, the opening focused on an exhibition with the theme “God’s First Temples: Tree Images in American Art,”and drews 200 guests.
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A Golden Food & Wine Expo and Music, Music, Music
OceanCliff was again the setting for a corking and effervescent 7th Annual Food & Wine Expo fundraising party for music education in the Rogers and Middletown High Schools. Music was the theme, delicious food was the dream, and Jazz was played by professional musicians of the Dick Lupino Quartet, including keyboardist Yvonne Monnet, percussionist Jeff Fountain and clarinetist Dennis Cook, setting a relaxed and sybaritic mood. ... more »
March Madness (and Pleasures) in Palm Beach
Newport Seen went down to Palm Beach to prepare its new office, and catch up with NewPalmers, who escaped our punishing winter. The lovely city was jumping: Newport pianist and Grammy winner Mike Renzi, who has been touring with Tony Bennett and Lady GaGa, played at the Colony Hotel's Royal Room with Rhode Island singer Nicolas King, and was applauded by Regis and Joy Philbin before repairing to the newly redecorated Polo Bar.
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"Finding Dad", A Poignant Memoir, Celebrated at Book Signing in Newport
In her dramatic autobiographical book, "Finding Dad", Kara Sundlun details the quest for a father whom she had never met, but whose name she knew: Bruce Sundlun. A quest for an unmet father, a World War II hero soon to become a Governor, a "love child" who became an Emmy-award winning TV journalist who decides to find and confront him, sound like the ingredients of a driving and dramatic television series, but it was a real life drama with deep societal implications. ... more »