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The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity on Tuesday published a report outlining specific ways the state can trim $200 million in non-essential spending to fund tax cuts in the fiscal year 2015 state budget. more
A dispute between the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School and the commission overseeing East Providence’s finances has inspired the submission of legislation that would permanently protect arts and cultural nonprofits’ tax-exempt status, something many of them are worried is in danger as cash-strapped municipalities look to levy property taxes on the organizations. more
Surviving its first winter was a struggle for Providence Painted Signs, admits co-owner Shawn Gilheeney. But survive it did and Gilheeney, a Coventry native pictured above, and his company have been busy this year on their biggest project to date, the interior and exterior signs for the renovated Arcade in Providence’s Financial District. The company, founded by three local artists, is becoming known for its use of traditional fonts and has a growing client list of about 50. more
PROVIDENCE – Ugandan playwright George Seremba has been named recipient of Brown University’s 2013-14 International Writers Project Fellowship. more
The Pawtucket Arts Festival, an annual event that begins Sept. 6 and runs through the end of the month, got a significant boost with a $10,000 donation from Robert Chito, owner of Schofield Printing. more
The R.I. State Council on the Arts awarded $128,212 in grants to Rhode Island schools, community centers and artists in its December 2013 round, the agency announced Wednesday. more
Seniors in the New Bedford High School National Honor Society recently presented a $1,000 check to the Schwartz Center for Children in the Little Theater at New Bedford High School. The funds were raised through a teacher talent show they organized. Each teacher chose a charity to compete for and the winner donated all of the show’s proceeds to the charity of their choice. Aja Beach, a French teacher at the high school, won the talent show with an original inspirational rap song that she wrote about following your dreams, which was accompanied by a hip hop-infused tap dance. more
When “Phantom of the Opera” takes the stage at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Nov. 27, it will be the fourth show to be produced on Weybosset Street that benefited from the tax credit enacted more than a year ago. more
BOSTON – The founder of a Rhode Island-based professional fundraising company has been ordered to pay $125,000 in civil penalties for using deceptive tactics while soliciting money for a veterans charity, Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
There is no question that John Maeda left his mark on the Rhode Island School of Design, although the manner of his leaving might be worth further discussion. more
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