National Geographic : 1968 Sep
Big sounds in 'Little Rhody' JAZZ, opera, folk songs, musical comedy-Rhode Islanders enjoy all without leaving the state. Newport vibrates each summer with a Jazz Festival and a week-long Folk Festival. The New York Metropolitan Opera has performed there the past two years. Providence prides itself on its philharmonic and its Trinity Square Repertory Theater, which presents six plays each season. Last month the troupe became the first U. S. professional repertory company to be invited to the International Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Siren in a fish net, singer-pianist Nina Simone performs at the Jazz Festival. Satire reigns in The Threepenny Opera, by the Trinity Square Repertory group. EKTACHROMES BY PAUL BEAVER(ABOVE) 399 AND FREDWARD,BLACKSTAR© N.G.S.