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Five Questions With: Kathleen Pletcher

Kathleen Pletcher is the executive director of FirstWorks, a Providence-based performing arts nonprofit. The organization is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Pletcher spoke...
AFFORDABLE ALTERNATIVE: Torsten Mayer-Rothbarth and his wife, Megan, opened Inhabit, a furniture, home goods and art store in Warren, after finding it too expensive to travel to regional art shows. 
PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

You don’t have to look far for quality art, handmade goods

After a couple years traveling to art shows throughout the Northeast, Torsten and Megan Mayer-Rothbarth had two major takeaways: lots of connections with other...
THE COLUMBUS THEATRE located in Providence's Federal Hill neighborhood will cease operations next month. / COURTESY COLUMBUS THEATRE

Columbus Theatre to close next month

PROVIDENCE – A piece of performing arts history in the city’s Federal Hill neighborhood will cease operations, reportedly for renovations. In a Facebook post on...
THREE LOCAL MUSICIANS received $90,000 in total grants from the Rhode Island Foundation to help expand their work and support their creative processes. Pictured from left are Kristina Warren, Anthony “AM.” Andrade Jr. and Enongo Ahou Lumumba-Kasongo. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

3 local musicians receive $90K total from R.I. Foundation for various...

PROVIDENCE – Three local music composers will receive a total of $90,000 from the Rhode Island Foundation what the nonprofit considers to be among...
TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY on Wednesday announced its 2024-25 performance schedule. / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY

Trinity Rep announces 2024-25 season; ‘A Christmas Carol’ to be presented...

PROVIDENCE – Six shows, including the retelling of a Christmas holiday classic and a world premiere production, will be part of Trinity Repertory Company’s...

DESIGNxRI opens applications for Design Catalyst Program

PROVIDENCE – Designers across Rhode Island looking to be part of DESIGNxRI’s Design Catalyst Program can now apply for the design industry advocacy organization’s...

2024 WaterFire season slated to begin May 11

PROVIDENCE – The upcoming WaterFire season will include six full lightings starting on June 1 and two partial lightings. The next WaterFire event, an annual...
THE NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL will celebrate its 70th anniversary this year on Aug. 2-4. / COURTESY NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL

Elvis Costello, Andre 3000 among performers scheduled for 70th Newport Jazz...

NEWPORT – Close to 50 musicians are scheduled to perform at this summer's Newport Jazz Festival, which will mark a milestone year. The nationally recognized...
PVDFEST WILL BE HELD on Sept. 6-7 and return to downtown Providence this year. / COURTESY FIRSTWORKS

PVDFest returns to downtown Providence Sept. 6-7

PROVIDENCE – The city’s largest outdoor arts and culture celebration will once again be held in early September. Additionally, the festivities will return to a...
Miriam Wizenbaum

Weizenbaum named new Gamm Theatre board chair

MIRIAM WEIZENBAUM, chief of the R.I. Office of the Attorney General’s Civil Division, was named the new board president for the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre...
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