Casey Nilsson

The Folk Fest in Photos

A local photographer exhibits Folk Festival shots for a good cause.

Music's past and present collide at a new exhibition featuring work by local photographer Richard McCaffrey. The artist, a Providence native who has contributed to The Providence Phoenix, Cream, The Rolling Stone and other publications, has partnered with The Phoenix, 95.5 WBRU and Providence Picture Frame for a show that documents the Newport Folk Festival from 2009 to the present…

Your Month in Rhody Music

July's best music events.

BankRI Independence Day Celebration WHY: Unwind on the Fourth of July with a performance by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops at scenic India Point Park. Hear classical and contemporary tunes conducted by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra's Francisco Noya, then watch as the sky lights up with a spectacular fireworks display. WHEN: July 4. Music at 7:30 p.m., fireworks at…

VIP by Land and Sea

The Newport Concert Series’ latest VIP package is tailor made for the City by the Sea.

The Newport Concert Series is fantastic all on its own: YES, Gregg Allman, the Beach Boys, Boz Scaggs or Alanis Morissette, anyone? But the annual series just got better — and much more luxurious — with a new VIP experience aboard a docked yacht in Newport Harbor. Yep, that’s right. A yacht. And not just any yacht; it’s an ultra…

Eat This For Dinner: Grilled Whole Chicken and In-Season Veggies

Heat it up, rub it down, grill, baby, grill then eat your heart out. It's that easy.

Heat it up, rub it down, grill, baby, grill then eat your heart out. It's that easy. BY CASEY NILSSON Last night, I experienced my first summer dilemma of the year. I craved something quick, easy and delicious for dinner, but I'd rather have starved than crank up that oven. (Thinkin' I'll feel the same way on Wednesday. Ninety degrees…

Your Month in Rhody Music

All you need to do is show up and dance.

What Cheer? Brigade's Ninth Birthday Bash WHY: Your favorite PVD big band is celebrating its birthday with a parade from the Cable Car Cinema to Aurora. The band will be joined by Javelin, Father Murphy and the Malportado Kids, a cumbia group from Providence. WHEN: June 13. Parade kicks off at 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Aurora, 276 Westminster St., Providence. HOW…

PVD's The Dean Hotel on Design*Sponge

The boutique hotel has officially made it.

We know that we love The Dean, Providence's newest hotel and nightlife destination. See here and here for proof. But the gorgeous Brooklyn design blog, Design*Sponge, also expressed some serious love for the boutique hotel today. Amy Azzarito writes, "I haven’t spent that much time in Rhode Island, but now that The Dean has officially opened in downtown Providence, it might…

An Affair on Block Island

The cast and crew of Showtime's juiciest new series are filming on Block Island.

For those of you after a hot summertime romance, look no further than Block Island. Showtime's newest series, "The Affair," set to air this fall, is set in Montauk on Long Island in New York. But the cast and crew were spotted today on our very own Block Island by The Block Island Times's Kari Curtis. Here's her video, captured…

A Whale of an Instrument

Activism, literature and art, all wrapped up in a whale-shaped guitar.

“Moby Dick seeks thee not. It is thou, thou, that madly seekest him!” In Moby-Dick, the whale wins. But our modern-day cetaceans don’t stand a fighting chance against habitat degradation and the high-tech commercial whaling industry. Frustrated, several artists from Rhode Island joined forces to incite change, and the Whale Guitar was born. The sweet-sounding handmade electric guitar, invented by…

See Something Distressing and Do Something About It

The State Theater of Rhode Island marries tough themes with real-life philanthropy.

The world we live in can be harsh, unforgiving — unfair, even. It’s the name of the game and good, poignant art is supposed to reflect that. But so often, we skip the hard topics for the happy-go-lucky stuff because it’s amusing and, well, we can’t do anything about the world’s problems on date night. Now, we can. Trinity Repertory…

Ask the Doctor: Skin Cancer

The state’s top dermatologist, Lynn Iler, shares some misconceptions about the most common cancer in the United States.

Myth: Skin cancer only occurs in areas exposed to the sun. Iler says: “I see three to eight melanoma patients a day. Most are sun-damaged in sun-exposed areas, but some have moles that appear on the bottom of their feet or their scalps. Our skin has melanocytes, which come from pigmented cells in the skin; we have them everywhere…. Any…