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WINNER OF THE PRIX DU CINEMA SUISSE at the Rhode Island International Film Festival was “Maximilian,” from Switzerland. From left, George T. Marshall, RIIFF executive director; Shawn Quirk, RIIFF program director; Nicolas Greinacher, director of “Maximilian;” Maximilian Janisch, the film's subject; and Marlyn Mason, actress/screenwriter. / COURTESY RIIFF

Rhode Island International Film Festival winners announced

PROVIDENCE – The 36th Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival came to a close Sunday after a six-day long celebration of film from across...

PPL receives $450K NEH grant for building renovation and upgrades

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Public Library has received a $450,000 federal grant to support the “Providence Public Library Special Collections Renovation: Investing in Public...
IN TUNE: More and more, institutions are reconfiguring bathrooms to be more inclusive of transgender people. Shauna Duffy, managing director of Providence’s AS220, is overseeing a renovation project that will include adding a gender-neutral restroom on its first floor.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Transgender bathroom issue moves to the fore

Before starting a $4 million remodeling of its Empire Street complex in downtown Providence, leaders of the nonprofit community arts organization AS220 thought carefully...
THANKS TO A NEW AGREEMENT between the state and the Newport Festivals Foundation, the Newport Jazz Festival and the Newport Folk Festival are going to be produced at Fort Adams State Park for the next 25 years. In addition, the deal calls for the creation of a museum to the festivals to be built in the park. / COURTESY NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL

Have you ever attended either the Newport Folk or Newport Jazz...

The recent signing of a 25-year agreement to have Fort Adams State Park in Newport host the Newport Jazz and Newport Folk festivals in...

Rhode Island International Film Festival set for next week

PROVIDENCE – The nonprofit Flickers’ annual Rhode Island International Film Festival will take place Aug. 7-12.The festival is comprised of more than 340 short and...
ON THURSDAY, The Steel Yard announced a $2.7-plus million renovation to its Providence-based headquarters. / COURTESY THE STEEL YARD

Steel Yard announces $2.8M studio renovation

PROVIDENCE – Looking to increase the communal studio space available to local artists and the public, on Thursday The Steel Yard announced a $2.8...
the prop: Tom Parrish holds Trinity Rep’s Tony Award for best regional theater: “I’m honored and proud to lead Rhode Island’s Tony Award-winning theater company.” / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Tom Parrish, 39

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANYWhere do you see yourself professionally in 20 years? Hopefully retired after a successful career in the American theater.What...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE was one of two Rhode Island-based groups to receive funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in the spring 2018 round of grants. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Local groups win Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts grants

PROVIDENCE - Two Providence-based institutions - the Alliance of Artists Communities and Providence College Galleries - were among the 42 most recent recipients of Andy...

July events at Collaborative include henna workshop, artist reception

WARREN – On July 2, the Warren-based nonprofit arts group The Collaborative announced its July events schedule.The first listed event, a henna workshop with...

America’s longest painting reintroduced by New Bedford Whaling Museum

NEW BEDFORD – The longest painting in America will be on display this summer through two exhibitions by the New Bedford Whaling Museum, according...
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