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I frequently brag about my son, Francis, who, although blind, earned his PhD from Cambridge and is now a manager in the disability department for a very popular computer company in Silicon Valley, California (whose name I cannot divulge or I would be more
By KELLY SULLIVAN Nancy Elizabeth Prophet was born on March 19, 1890, in Warwick, Rhode Island, to an African American mother and a father who hailed from the Narragansett Tribe. She grew up in Providence, her family eventually landing on Mitchell Street more
“Living your dream is the result of hard work,” Korie Lee Blossey told me over the phone from North Carolina, where he is playing the part of the Genie in Disney’s Broadway Musical, … more
By DON FOWLER If the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra needed any assurance in their decision to hire conductor Bramwell Tovey, all they had to do was attend the first two concerts of the 2019-2020 season. Not only did Rhode more
The fact that Rhode Islanders love craft beer might be the worst-kept secret in the state. The number of local breweries has grown to double digits over the years with new and fresh brews being released often. more
The Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra, Rhode Island’s premier community-based orchestra, will present its season opening concert on Sunday, October 27 at 3 p.m. in the McVinney … more
This weekend I went to the Columbus Day Festival on Federal Hill. I wanted some pizza. You know, street pizza. The kind that comes in a triangle and you fold it in half to eat it. The oil drips off the know, the Italian kind. Amazingly enough, more
Restaurant Review By DON FOWLER While we have enjoyed the coffee, food, atmosphere and service at the Cranston and Warwick Panera Bread locations, we now have a good reason to return more frequently to its newer location in Chapel Hill at 4000 Chapel more
Review By TONY ANNICONE A Brief History of the Earth and Everything in It" is the first show of University of Rhode Island Theatre this year. The story is of William Jennings Bryan elementary school besieged by the forces of right-wing Christian" more
GEMINI MAN * * ½ (Sci-fi thriller) Will Smith stars as Henry Brogen, a sharp-shooting assassin with 72 kills to his credit. His last kill leaves some doubts in his mind, as he looks … more
Last week I recounted my exciting travel adventure to get to San Jose, California to visit my son's family. I have often traveled alone for work and gone on trips with Hubby and friends, but I had never obtained a rental car myself. This was a new more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Creativity comes in many forms - and local residents might be surprised at the artistic work being done right next door or just around the corner in their community. The barriers between the wider world and the working spaces of a more
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