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I had the adventure of driving to Newport last evening to do a presentation for the Newport Lions Club. Driving towards the Newport Bridge was awe-inspiring. The white lights lit up not only the bridge, but the sky around it, making it surreal, almost more
The holiday season, more than any time of year, helps us collectively mark the passage of time. It is a chance for reflection and celebration, an opportunity to bridge generational and … more
BLACK AND BLUE * * ½ (Good cops/bad cops) Naomie Harris plays Alicia West, a rookie New Orleans police woman who witnesses a killing involving cops and drug dealers. She captures the … more
This is a musical that knows how to please everyone, with great songs, a nice upbeat plot, incredible special effects and some of the best choreography I’ve seen in a long time. more
Every musician wants to do an homage to their influences at some point during their career. It could be as part of a show celebrating the music of a certain artist, or it could be joining up with a tribute act to perform songs written by their hero. more
By KELLY SULLIVAN In 1885, 30-year-old Harry Carpenter Lindol of Providence established the Harry C. Lindol & Co. jewelry manufacturing operation. Situated in the Manufacturer's Building on Beverly Street, the company produced high-end gold jewelry such more
Singer/songwriter/actor/humanitarian Mandy Patinkin is coming to Vets Auditorium on Friday, November 1 at 8 p.m. with a brand new show featuring him and his pianist. “I’ve released my first … more
In the 1980s I was in a local rock band. We had great success locally and opened up for national acts as well. The name of the band was “The Probers.” My role in the band was choreography and … more
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
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