Friday, February 3, 2023


Art & Culture

TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY has canceled five performances of "A Christmas Carol" due a COVID-19 outbreak. / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY

Trinity Rep pauses ‘A Christmas Carol’ due to COVID-19 outbreak

PROVIDENCE – Trinity Repertory Company has paused its performances of "A Christmas Carol" through at least next Tuesday due to a COVID-19 outbreak affecting...
LOVE OF LITERATURE: Uriah Donnelly, right, realized his dream of owning a bookstore when he and his wife, Janet Moscarello, left, opened arc{hive} book + snackery in Warren in June.

Used bookstore and bar business building its own community in Warren

For Uriah Donnelly, owning a bookstore had long been a dream. A background in the restaurant industry, which he shares with co-owner and wife...
PAYING IT FORWARD: After overcoming anxiety with the help of improv comedy, Taylor Bruneaux, left, and her husband, Luke, are trying to share that transformative experience with others through their Kismet Improv comedy theater in Pawtucket, which offers both live shows and classes.

Improv theater finds its footing after shaky start

Taylor Bruneaux found stability and comfort in the most unscripted and seemingly unstable of places: improv comedy. The social circle and affirming “yes and” principle...

Renovations to URI’s Fine Arts Center underway

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Earlier this fall, the University of Rhode Island began its $57.3 million project to renovate and make major upgrades to the...
THE R.I. STATE COUNCIL on the Arts awarded 93 grants totaling $452,206 to local arts and culture organizations, folk artists, individual artists and artists working in the health care sector.

RISCA awards 93 grants totaling $452K to local artists, organizations

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Council on the Arts has issued 93 grants totaling $452,206 to local arts and cultural organizations, folk artists, individual...

Not just for kids: Toymakers aim more products at grown-ups

NEW YORK (AP) – Since the pandemic, Elizabeth Hulanick has turned to toys from her childhood to relieve stress. She and her co-workers chip in...

IMC ballet company in Newport purchases school property for $900K

NEWPORT – The nonprofit Island Moving Company, a contemporary ballet company in Newport, recently announced that it purchased the former George H. Triplett School...
Ellie Brown
DESIGNxRI executive director 
Ellie Brown was named executive director of DESIGNxRI in July. An artist and design educator, she’s worked as a grants manager and also for the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island as director of development and operations.

Diversify by expanding

Ellie Brown | DESIGNxRI executive director I want to explore where we are headed as an organization and why. This is going to start with an invitation:...

Cellar Stories bookstore announces closure

PROVIDENCE – The operators of a storied, independent downtown bookstore will be closing shop next month. Current manager of Cellar Stories bookstore, Victoria Forsberg-Lary, said...

‘Who We Are Now’ portrait project unveiled in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Tuesday celebrated the installation of the city Department of Art, Culture + Tourism’s neighborhood project “Who We...
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