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The history of blues in Rhode Island is extensive. Legendary acts like Roomful of Blues have been crafting the style for decades, while every couple of years finds a new group putting their own spin on it. more
An acquaintance asked me what “Hamilton” was about. My first reaction was to be smug and say that it was about three hours. I thought a minute and replied, “It’s about the best Broadway … more
It was just a year ago that I traveled “all the way to Woonsocket” to hear one of my favorite duos from the ’60s, The Righteous Brothers. They’re back Saturday, August 10 at 8 p.m. at the … more
A colleague of mine made it a point to come into my office to see me today. She was at a conference where a woman came up to her and raved on and on profusely about what a big difference I had made in her life. She wanted my co-worker to let me know she more
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD * * * (Tarantino's latest romp) What do Sharon Tate, Charles Manson and a movie star and his stunt double have in common? As the two-hour and 40-minute movie moves slowly along, there seems to be little connection. But more
Cranston native Justin Bibee has devoted his life to the advancement of human rights. His extensive resume includes time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, an intern with the United Nations … more
By KELLY SULLIVAN It could have been a scene out of Truman Capote's novel In Cold Blood. So horrifying were the acts of Alfred Lindsey that, just a few years ago, a movie production company petitioned a New York court for records from the trial. Alfred more
An established rock band switching one vital member with a key member of another band can create a sound that is at once familiar and new. It's an accurate description of Happiness, a combination of members from the Providence bands Ravi more
By KELLY SULLIVAN Seven members of the Civilian Conservation Corps decided to take a walk along Cape Cod Bay in Brewster, Massachusetts, on Feb. 11, 1936. Suddenly, the ice beneath their feet split, sending a quarter-mile stretch of frozen water sailing more
This year’s Providence Fringe Festival is an artistic homecoming for playwright/performer Lily Mathews and her California-based theater company, as the new play “Pretty Bird” debuts to … more
Producer Bill Hanney brings the Broadway musical, “Newsies” to Theatre-by-the-Sea, complete with a fresh, young cast of singer/dancers who use their talents to carry the slim but upbeat story to … more
From Ella Fitzgerald's rapid fire scats, Sarah Vaughan's divine voice, Billie Holiday's fine and mellow artistry and Betty Carter's bebop, the Newport Jazz Festival has been Ground Zero for jazz vocalists for six decades. And, this year's 65th edition is more
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