[JPL] Newport on NPR

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Fri Aug 1 15:37:05 EDT 2008

August 1, 2008
Arts, Briefly

  Newport Festivals on NPR

Compiled by JULIE BLOOM

Fans of the Newport folk and jazz festivals in Rhode Island will be able 
to listen to some performances from the festival online, thanks to 
National Public Radio 
Starting on Saturday NPR Music will stream concerts on its Web site, 
npr.org/music <http://npr.org/music>, The Associated Press reported. NPR 
also said it would archive the free Webcasts from the folk festival, 
which begins on Friday and runs through Sunday, and the jazz festival, 
which takes place the following weekend, and make them available for 
future downloads. The jazz festival will be headlined this year by 
Aretha Franklin 
with performances by Sonny Rollins 
and Herbie Hancock 
The folk festival will feature Brian Wilson 
of the Beach Boys 
Jimmy Buffett 
Trey Anastasio and Damian and Stephen Marley. On Saturday and Sunday, 
NPR plans to Webcast performances by Jim James of My Morning Jacket, 
Jakob Dylan, Richie Havens, the Cowboy Junkies, Steve Earle, Brandi 
Carlile and others. The concerts will also be broadcast live on the 
public radio station WFUV-FM, 90.7, in New York.

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