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HASBRO INC. posted a $428.7 million profit in 2021, a 93% increase from 2020. COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Hasbro loses rights for Disney ‘Frozen,’ princess products

Toy company Mattel Inc. has won back the licensing rights for Disney's princess and “Frozen" franchises. The reunion comes after Pawtucket-based Hasbro Inc. bested the...
THE PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER said the two-week run of the Broadway hit 'Hamilton' brought in more than $5.5 million to the state's economy. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

PPAC: ‘Hamilton’ brought in $5.5M to R.I. economy

PROVIDENCE – The musical “Hamilton” was more than just a hit on the Providence Performing Arts Center stage this past fall. It also was...
PERFECT FIT: Jay Santiago, who owns the Imagine Gift Store with his wife, Michelle, stands on the upper landing of the second floor of the three-story shop located in the former Lyric Theater building in Warren. Michelle Santiago says the shop, with its quirky items, fun atmosphere and interactive murals, fits seamlessly into the town’s creative energy. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Santiago takes over gift shop to preserve vibe, culture of the...

To Michelle Santiago, owner of Imagine Gift Store, visiting the downtown Warren store isn’t just about shopping. It’s about the store’s overall atmosphere, Santiago...
THE RHODE ISLAND State Council on the Arts and the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission recently distributed 42 grants totaling $3.5 million to help renovate and preserve various cultural arts centers and historic sites throughout Rhode Island.

State awards $3.5M in capital grants to support arts, culture renovation...

PROVIDENCE – Approximately $3.5 million in capital grants were awarded to 42 entities by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the...

Newly affirmed, tribe looks at casino plans with fresh eyes

BOSTON (AP) – As he begins his first full year in office, the new head of a Massachusetts tribe says he intends to take...
SUSIE SCHUTT, the education director for the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre in Warwick, helped launch a pilot in-house drama therapy program that offers a different form of mental health support to schools and the surrounding communities. / COURTESY SANDRA FEINSTEIN-GAMM THEATRE

Gamm Theatre’s unique drama therapy program offers mental health counseling

WARWICK – For about a decade working at the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, Susie Schutt worked with students to base their theatrical performances on personal...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR has agreed to take 321 acres of land in Massachusetts into trust for the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian tribe, which could lead to a resort casino in Taunton.

Interior department reaffirms status of Mashpee Wampanoag tribe’s reservation

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts tribe's long-disputed reservation was reaffirmed by the Biden administration on Wednesday. The decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior...

PVDFest staging a downtown comeback in June 2022

PROVIDENCE – PVDFest, the annual citywide arts celebration, is planning for a full comeback to the city's downtown in June. PVDFest has been significantly modified...

RISCA awards $215K in grants to struggling arts community

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts on Thursday announced $215,000 in grants to a still struggling industry, including for 34...
DESIGN DUO: Fashion curator Sandee Saunders, left, is the founder of FABuleuse in Newport, a boutique offering designer clothing and artwork that she opened with Alecta Rose, co-founder, stylist and model. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Newport boutique features art, fashion ‘living harmoniously in one space’

The boutique FABuleuse in Newport has a simple goal: providing access to one-of-a-kind fashions and artwork. Opened in May by Sandee Saunders and Alecta Rose,...

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