Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Colour of London, a Nashville-based band, will be performing a free concert there, to be filmed for a video sponsored by Alex and Ani.
If you want to be in a music video – and you are at least 21 – tonight is the night! Colour of London, a Nashville-based band, will be performing a free concert at the Main Street theater while cameras roll for the music video to promote their Alex and Ani-sponsored "Path of Life Tour." Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Alex and Ani is of course the jewelry (and more) company out of Cranston that has a shop on Main Street and a warehouse facility on Liberty Street. Colour of London is a band made up of a duo out of Nashville, Tennessee singer/musician Jimmie Allen (who was an American Idol contestant during the 2011 season) and guitarist Nate Woodall. Here's the info from the Alex and Ani website: It is a rare case when a band comes to town and is…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, April 6.
EG Education Foundation’s Annual ‘Night Out’: This is a major fundraiser for the East Greenwich Education Foundation, which provides grants to teachers to foster creative teaching and learning. It takes place at Nylo, the hip hotel on Knight Street near the Warwick Mall. Food, cocktails and live entertainment await! Tickets are $75 and can be purchased here. Craft Supply De-Stash Bash: One crafter’s “overs” are another’s “treasures.” Join us for our first annual New England Craft Supply De-Stash Bash. This is open to the public for local artists/crafters to sell and destash a wide range of excess craft supplies, materials, tools, fixtures, equipments – you name it – in all different craft categories. This event does not include the sale …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
If you missed Cherish the Ladies at the Odeum last Sunday, you missed a good show ... but you can see parts of it in the video here!
Cherish the Ladies returned to the Greenwich Odeum last Sunday night and it was rousing, lively show of Irish music and dancing, led by the funny and talented Joanie Madden. The video attached recaps a bit of it. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, March 10.
Daylight Savings Time begins: Can spring be far behind? Special Olympics Polar Plunge: The 6th Annual Torch Run Plunge takes place at the beach at Goddard Park Sunday at noon, with signups starting at 10 a.m. To kick off the festivities, Richmond Police Chief Elwood Johnson will be taking the plunge at Goddard 24 times (!!!) – once an hour, starting at noon Saturday. All are welcome. There is a $50 minimum to participate or a $15 donation to join the after party. For more information, please feel free to call Lauren Testoni at 401-349-4900 or e-mail at email@example.com. EG Boy's Home Pasta Dinner: There is pasta, mac and cheese, meatballs, salad, homemade desserts, and the seconds are on them! At the Veteran Firemen's Hall on …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Joanie Madden’s Irish music group played the Odeum before it closed. Now, the Odeum is back, and Cherish the Ladies is back – this Sunday.
The world-renowned Irish music band Cherish the Ladies is performing at the Greenwich Odeum Sunday night after a several-year hiatus. The gap, for anyone who hasn’t been paying attention, was because of the Odeum’s closure in 2008. Cherish the Ladies played the Odeum to sold-out crowds twice before that, as well as headlining one of the Summer’s End concerts with the Rhode Island Philharmonic. “It’s fantastic to be coming back,” said Joanie Madden, leader of the band, in an interview Thursday. In addition to the band’s five musicians (you can read more about them here), there will be three Irish dancers, including Declan McHale, Irish folk singer Cathie Ryan, and a few other surprises, she said. For Madden, it’s a bit of a homecoming, …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
What we love and loathe about living in East Greenwich this month.
RANT: The recent hoopla over whether certain businesses should receive liquor licenses has left me scratching my head. A coffee shop is ok, but a dessert store isn’t? (In case you are thinking that it makes immense sense as those who over-imbibe at the coffee shop can quickly sober up with a few shots of high octane joe, studies published in Scientific American show that combining large amounts of alcohol and caffeine simultaneously can actually be lethal. So there.) OK, I don’t live with my head in a can. I get that laws can change attitudes and oftentimes, they can be the first step towards a change in mentality and our society’s values. The reality of this hit me on the noggin just last week when my kids and I were on vacation in Las …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Feb 16.
‘Sinatra’ at the Odeum: Chris Jason and The Sinatra Live Big Band will perform one of Frank Sinatra’s most famous concerts – "Sinatra At The Sands" in 1966 – at the newly reopened Greenwich Odeum theater. Jason is considered to be one of the most accurate interpreters of Frank around, performing over 200 per years, both solo and with The Sinatra Live Big Band. He was one of the performers at the Odeum’s reopening gala Jan. 30. Tickets, $27.50 in advance, $30 at the door, are on sale at www.theodeum.org and 401-885-4000. Story Hour at Symposium Books: Children (and their adults) are invited to Story Hour at Symposium Books. Every week they pick a new story and read it to the kids with animal crackers and fun. Favorite stories are "No …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Saturday night's grand re-opening was a rip-roaring celebration of Rhode Island performers making music.
The evening kicked off with trumpeter Ritchee Price's sparkling rendition of the National Anthem and through eight more acts, the enthusiasm stayed strong and the acoustics rang true for the Greenwich Odeum's reopening concert. The encore song, performed by the entire ensemble, perhaps said it best, "Oh Happy Day." That happy day was gained after four years of considerable effort. Strict fire regulations put in place after the 2003 Station Nightclub fire in West Warwick killed 100 people led to the Odeum's closure in 2007. The town's decision to put the Odeum back on the property tax rolls in 2009 kickstarted efforts to reopen the theater. While in operation, the nonprofit corporation had been exempt from property taxes. A loosening of …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Jan. 26.
Story Hour at Symposium Books: Children (and their adults) are invited to Story Hour at Symposium Books . Every week they pick a new story and read it to the kids with animal crackers and fun. Favorite stories are "No Matter What" and "Jungle Explorer." Come early and help pick the story, and better yet, there is a 10 percent additional discount on everything in the store during story hour! 11:30 a.m. An Afternoon at Downton Abbey: Join the Friends of East Greenwich Free Library for a discussion of everyone's favorite show from over the pond - we will dish characters and past and possible future plot developments (spoiler alert - a primary character will die!). Other items on the dance card will be: a display of books relating to the era…
Friday, January 25, 2013
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Jan. 25.
Trash pickup delayed one day: Because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday, trash is delayed one day this week. So, if your trash is usually picked up on Friday, it will be picked up on Saturday this week. Avenger Home Action: The Boys Varsity Basketball team plays St. Patrick. 7 p.m. New theater opens in Warwick: Ocean State Theatre Company's new state-of-the-art theater on Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick. The Inaugural Season began with the Neil Simon comedy, Fools, Wednesday, Jan. 23. On Saturday … An Afternoon at Downton Abbey: Join the Friends of East Greenwich Free Library for a discussion of everyone's favorite show from over the pond - we will dish characters and past and possible future plot developments (spoiler alert - a…