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PIVOTAL PLAYER: David Podsnap, owner of Galactic Theatre LLC on Main Street in Warren, a performance venue offering live music and stand-up comedy and a micro-movie theater, says it’s been rewarding to see a livelier downtown district along Main Street and to know that Galactic played a role in this shift.
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Galactic Theater keeping Warren ‘weird’

It has a bar, but it isn’t a bar. It began as a vintage store and became the Galactic Theatre LLC “by accident and...

Retired tourism leader finds new success as voice-over artist

SCITUATE – When Connie Wallace was around 20 years old, a chance phone call she answered for her father turned out to be pivotal...
THE PROVIDENCE DEPARTMENT of Art, Culture + Tourism and Mayor Jorje O. Elorza announced Tuesday a new grant program to help nonprofit cultural institutions cover costs for facilities renovations and new facility construction projects.

Providence introduces new $2.5M grant program to support arts facilities construction,...

PROVIDENCE – A new grant program introduced Tuesday by the city looks to help nonprofit cultural institutions cover costs for facilities renovations and new...

Five Questions With: Lynne McCormack

1.  How do you envision expanding Rhode Island’s commitment to the arts? My work has always been centered on making the arts accessible to all...

Providence launches $500K grant program for arts and culture events

PROVIDENCE – The city on Wednesday announced a new grant program aimed at helping nonprofits pay for public art and culture events. Grants of up...

R.I. issued $13.8M in film tax credits in fiscal 2022

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island issued more than $13 million in motion picture tax credits in fiscal 2022, a significant jump from the previous year. The...
SUMMER RETREAT: Families have been traveling to Block Island as a summer retreat for generations, helping ensure steady business at the island’s 35 hotels and its beaches. Revenue from the state’s hotel tax is a major source of income for the island, generating $2.97 million between fiscal years 2007 and 2017.  / PBN PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Kimble-Huntley sees tourism opportunity in ‘customizable experiences’

PROVIDENCE – Anika Kimble-Huntley, chief marketing officer at R.I. Commerce Corp., sees signs of a tourism bounce back in the Ocean State despite ongoing...

Benefits of state’s film tax credit touted during ‘Gilded Age’ event

NEWPORT – At a press conference Tuesday at the Marble House mansion, Julian Fellowes, creator of "The Gilded Age," discussed filming the period drama...
HARBORONE FOUNDATION RHODE ISLAND awarded $201,000 in grants to 16 local nonprofit organizations.

HarborOne Foundation R.I. awards $201K in grants to local organizations

PROVIDENCE – HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island announced Monday that it has awarded $201,000 in total grants to 16 local nonprofit organizations to help support...

Five Questions With: Ellie Brown

Ellie Brown is the new executive director of DESIGNxRI. Brown, a design educator, artist and nonprofit development professional, began her tenure as the Providence-based...
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