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Monday, November 30, 2020

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COMMUNITY COLLABORATION: Producer Connor Finelli, left, and hip-hop artist DaLaun Andrade, both recent high school graduates, opened Blue Wave Poetics, a recording studio for local independent artists, in June. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Beats keep this duo on track

A 2015 gym class at St. Raphael Academy first brought DaLaun Andrade and Connor Finelli together. But it was their shared passion for hip-hop...
FOR EVERY DOLLAR the public donates to Trinity Repertory Company from Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve, the Rhode Island Foundation will match that up to $60,000 to be donated to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY

R.I. Foundation to match Trinity Rep donations to fund R.I. Community...

PROVIDENCE – While a live audience at Trinity Repertory Company during performances of “A Christmas Carol” will not be possible this year, the organization's...
THE RHODE ISLAND PHILHARMONIC Orchestra will reduce its audience size to no more than 100 people for the next seven live shows at The Vets. / COURTESY R.I. DIVISION OF TOURISM

R.I. Philharmonic to further decrease its audience size for upcoming shows

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra announced Friday that its limited-sized in-person audience attending Saturday’s performances will be smaller in response to the...
PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER will not host live Broadway shows until the fall of 2021, CEO and President J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton announced Wednesday. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

PPAC’s Singleton: Broadway shows will be presented starting in late fall...

PROVIDENCE – Providence Performing Arts Center CEO and President J.L. “Lynn” Singleton announced Wednesday that the live performances that make up the Taco Inc./The White...
Jessica Norris Granatiero

To Savor: A different Thanksgiving

Taking a momentary respite from work, sitting at my home-office desk, eyes closed, memories of Thanksgiving flood my mind. I take some deep breaths,...
HEATING UP: Alaina Mahoney, left, of Providence-based A.M. Design & Fabrication LLC, works with assistant Erica Compton heating metal in a forge to hammer out a mirror frame for Mahoney’s upcoming product line release.  / COURTESY RUE SAKAYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY

‘Thriving in the undefined’

To Alaina Mahoney – painter, blacksmith and welder of steel – few tropes are staler than the “starving artist.” “Almost everyone I went to school...

Rafaelian announces new venture; no longer designing for Alex and Ani

PROVIDENCE – Alex and Ani founder Carolyn Rafaelian has started a new company called Metal Alchemist, she announced on Instagram on Tuesday. “There is a...
Jessica Norris Granatiero

To Savor: Visiting vineyards virtually

“When are we going to return to a normal life so we can travel again?” This is a question I hear from many clients...
GARDEN PARTY: Paula Pecora Cardi recently launched Cardi’s Custom Creations, in which she teaches those who lack artistic abilities how to make, style and design garden gnomes.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Crafter finds market for custom garden gnome kits

Paula Pecora Cardi didn’t think that she would be able to combine her love for crafts and background in sales to turn it into...
Willa Kammerer is president of Firestarter Interactive, a Providence-based film and storytelling agency that she founded in 2014.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Our stories can help us connect

Willa Kammerer | Firestarter Interactive president In the past six months, our story has changed. All of our stories. In March we had just begun planning...

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