Newport Folk and Jazz festivals canceled

NEWPORT – Both the Newport Jazz and Folk festivals have been canceled this year, Newport Festivals Foundation Executive Director Jay Sweet announced on Wednesday. The...

Five Questions With: Jay Sweet

Jay Sweet is the executive director of the Newport Festivals Foundation. The foundation recently announced that it established the Newport Festivals Musician Relief Fund...
ART SUPPLIERS: New Urban Arts staff members converse at their studio in Providence. From left are Kevin Harper, operations coordinator; Daniel Schleifer, executive director; Addy Scheutz, resident arts mentor; Charmaine Porter, development associate; and Jeannie Castillo Lapierre, business manager. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fostering students’ creative outlet during COVID-19 pandemic

NEW URBAN ARTS, a nationally recognized community arts studio for high school students and artists in Providence, has launched an initiative to safely distribute...

Trinity Rep to offer digital content, online classes

PROVIDENCE – Trinity Repertory Company is awarding free digital content and online classes for the public in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The theater...
TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY announced its 2020-21 schedule Tuesday, which includes a revival of the company's record-breaking production of 'The Prince of Providence.' / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY

Trinity Rep announces 2020-21 schedule

PROVIDENCE – Eight productions, including the revival of a production about Providence’s former mayor Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr., will be part of Trinity...
THE ROCK garden planted by The Croft School in Providence. / PBN PHOTO BY MARY MACDONALD.

Stepping Up: The Croft School plants a rock garden in Providence,...

PROVIDENCE – Like all schools in Rhode Island, the private Croft School closed weeks ago. But parents of children enrolled in the K-1 school...
VIRTUAL ACT: Brien Lang, right, and Dave Carney perform “Miss You Like Hell,” a musical adaptation of the movie “Roadhouse,” linked via Zoom with fellow Wilbury Theatre Group cast members for a 401Gives Day online performance on April 1 at the theater in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Theater, arts scenes in R.I. show signs of life

Whoever coined the phrase “the show must go on” was not referring to the health and economic meltdown caused by the new ­coronavirus. Yet amid...
Hester Kaplan

Kaplan awarded $25K National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship

HESTER KAPLAN, a co-founder of Goat Hill Writers in Providence, was awarded a $25,000 Creative Writing Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts,...
THE R.I. STATE Council on the Arts announced Tuesday it launched the Artist Relief Fund to support artists impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

RISCA launches fund to support artists impacted by pandemic

PROVIDENCE – Artists who are in financial dire straits due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could receive some financial support in the form of...
ENDLESS CHOICES: Customers can choose from up to 4,000 styles and an array of finishes at Get The Picture, a custom framing shop in Lincoln launched nearly 20 years ago by owners Andy Langlois, right, and Mike Labbe. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

A custom shop that’s thinking outside the frame

Customers who walk into Get The Picture LLC in search of a custom frame are presented with row after row of choices – up...

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