10th Annual Polycystic Kidney Disease Music Festival | Local Brew – Fiddle n Folk Festival

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical and Emery’s Catering. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser.

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Bronwyn will be joined by Charlie Lynch, who will tell us all about the 10th Annual Polycystic Kidney Disease Music Festival this Friday and Saturday at the Providence Firefighter’s Memorial Hall! This awesome concert raises awareness and funds for Polycystic Kidney Disease.

Next on we’ll have Larson Gunness, co-founder of the Local Brew – Fiddle n Folk Festival (this Saturday at Haines Park in Barrington!) and member of the band Bay Spring Folk.

 

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Rhode Races | Roger Williams in Context | Projo’s Critic’s Choice Food and Drink Festival

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical and Emery’s Catering. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser.

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Bronwyn will be joined by Susan Rancourt, one of the co-owners of Rhode Races (Race the Rhode) who will tell us about the very fun Wine Run, coming up on Sunday September 11th! Run through the beautiful Newport Vineyards in Middletown RI (just 3.5 miles!) and finish it off with a wine tasting and BBQ!

Next on we’ll have Nancy Lucia Hoffman, director of “I Won’t Love you If…”, a moving solo performance by Jose Rodriguez, based on his own incredible life story, that will be presented as part of WaterFire’s Roger Williams in Context Arts Program (Free!) on September 4th.

Closing out the show we’re joined by Jeff Beland from the Providence Journal who give us the details of their upcoming Critic’s Choice Food and Drink Festival coming up on September 22nd at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet.

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Honest Tea | Ten31 Productions | The FireBall

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical and Emery’s Catering. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser.

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Bronwyn will give us an update on the September 4th Fire, some of the exciting events coming up around town, and the results of Honest Tea‘s National Honesty Index, which came to Providence at WaterFire on June 18th!

Next on we will have Joe Pari, co-owner and founder of the spectacularTEN31 Productions, who create the breathtaking living statues that you see at every WaterFire event!

Bronwyn will also chat with Nicole Purcell, our Director of Philantrhopy, about FireBall (WaterFire Providence presents: FireBall), WaterFire’s incredible gala, coming up on November 17th and some updates about our new building.

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National Grid at WaterFire | RI Midnight Basketball League

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical and Emery’s Catering. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser.

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Bronwyn will speak first with our friends and sponsors, National Grid. Marisa Albanese and Tim Rondeau will chat with us about National Grid’s amazing community initiatives and the exciting installation they have planned for this Saturday’s WaterFire (August 20th – Full Lighting)!

Next on we will have Sean Holley and Allen Williams, coordinators of the RI Midnight Basketball League, telling us about the incredible All-Star Games this weekend at the The Alex and Ani City Center and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence.

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RI International Film Festival | Spogga : Brother Hash | Clear Currents

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical and Emery’s Catering. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser.

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Bronwyn will speak first with Tommy Denucci, acclaimed writer/director/actor (who is also a Rhode Island native!) about the Rhode Island International Film Festival, happening this week, and his new film Almost Mercy available now on Netflix.

Next on, we’ll have Spogga, WaterFire’s iconic fire dancer, who will share his experiences fire spinning at WaterFire as well as creating and performing his original music down in New Orleans!

Finally, Tim Blankenship, our Interactive Media Manager, will tell us about Clear Currents, coming up at the next full lighting on August 20th, when canoeists and kayakers will paddle on the river with beautiful illuminated Japanese koi mounted to their boats.

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Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic | RI Defeats Hep C

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical and Emery’s Catering. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser and Rose Weaver.

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Rose Weaver, who is performing at Saturday’s full lighting, will join Bronwyn as co-host. Their first guest will be Jeffrey Osborne, who we are very excited to welcome as a special announcer at this weekend’s opening ceremonies! The Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic is coming to Rhode Island August 8th-9th and we are raffling off some very exciting opportunities to participate in the events as part of our HepCHope.com Passport to a Cure scavenger hunt.

Jeffrey Osborne will make a very special appearance at WaterFire’s opening ceremonies. At 8 p.m. Mr. Osborne will welcome the opening torch procession for RI Defeats Hep C led by Dr. Brian R. Edlin, Dr. Lynn Taylor, and other leaders in the fight against hep C, as well as introduce the Mixed Magic Exult Gospel Choir who will perform on the Basin Stage as part of the opening ceremonies. Mr. Osborne will be speaking again at the WaterFire Music Stage on Steeple Street shortly after 9 p.m.

Next on, Dr. Lynn Taylor will join Bronwyn to speak with Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health. Dr. Alexander-Scott will discuss RIDOH’s initiatives promoting health in Rhode Island, and its relationship to Rhode Island Defeats Hep C.

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C is For Cure: Hep C WaterFire Lighting | Volunteering at WaterFire Providence

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical and Emery’s Catering. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser.

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Bronwyn’s first guest will be Dr. Lynn Taylor, who will give us an inside look at our upcoming fire on August 6th, the very special “Hep C Hope: A WaterFire Lighting for Rhode Island Defeats Hep C“. There are plenty of amazing resources and celebrations at this fire, so don’t miss it!

Next, we’ll hear from WaterFire’s very own Gary St. Laurent, WaterFire’s Volunteer Coordinator, who will be joined by Andre Zawadowicz, Volunteer Photographer and Boat Captain in Training! They will share information on the unique experience of being a WaterFire volunteer, and let you know how to get involved!

 

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National Grid | The Wilbury Theatre Group

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical and Emery’s Catering. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser.

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Bronwyn was joined this week by our friends at National Grid, WaterFire season sponsors and underwriters of the radio show! Matthew Ray and David Graves will share National Grid’s tips for energy efficiency as the summer temperatures rise.

Our next guest was Josh Short, founding Artistic Director of The Wilbury Theatre Group, who will give us an inside look at the 3rd annual Providence Fringe Festival (FringePVD), coming up next week, which will fill various venues throughout our city with innovative performances!

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Shakespeare at WaterFire | Building for the Future at the WaterFire Arts Center

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical and Emery’s Catering. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser and Andrew Doig.

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On this show we were joined by Tyler Dobrowsky, Associate Artistic Director of Trinity Repertory Company and Saul Ramos of Rhode Island Latino Arts. Tyler and Saul will tell us about a new program, Shakespeare en el Verano (Shakespeare in the Summer). Their bilingual production of Romeo and Juliet, which premiered at WaterFire on July 9th, will return to WaterFire’s basin stage on July 23rd to conclude its free tour in Providence.

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July 9th, 2016 Full WaterFire Lighting

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical and Emery’s Catering. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser and Barnaby Evans.

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Bronwyn and Barnaby Evans, Artistic Director of WaterFire, will give us a inside look into some of the special events at the upcoming fire on July 9th! Clear Currents will light up the river with illuminated koi fish mounted to canoes and kayaks, and the Légion d’Honneur (Legion of Honor), France’s highest civil and military decoration, will be conferred upon Rhode Island WWII Veteran, Mr. Ernest Frank Corvese. Bronwyn and Barnaby will be joined on the air by special guest Rose Weaver, who will be singing at the event on Saturday after returning from a tour in Paris. Our next guest, Bob Burke, will give us some insight into the fascinating tradition of champagne sabering. Finally, we’ll hear from Willa van Nostrand of Little Bitte Cocktails, whose creations you can enjoy at WaterFire’s beer garden!

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