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THE COLUMBUS THEATRE located in Providence's Federal Hill neighborhood will cease operations next month. / COURTESY COLUMBUS THEATRE

Columbus Theatre to close next month

PROVIDENCE – A piece of performing arts history in the city’s Federal Hill neighborhood will cease operations, reportedly for renovations. In a Facebook post on...
THREE LOCAL MUSICIANS received $90,000 in total grants from the Rhode Island Foundation to help expand their work and support their creative processes. Pictured from left are Kristina Warren, Anthony “AM.” Andrade Jr. and Enongo Ahou Lumumba-Kasongo. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

3 local musicians receive $90K total from R.I. Foundation for various...

PROVIDENCE – Three local music composers will receive a total of $90,000 from the Rhode Island Foundation what the nonprofit considers to be among...
TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY on Wednesday announced its 2024-25 performance schedule. / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY

Trinity Rep announces 2024-25 season; ‘A Christmas Carol’ to be presented...

PROVIDENCE – Six shows, including the retelling of a Christmas holiday classic and a world premiere production, will be part of Trinity Repertory Company’s...
THE NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL will celebrate its 70th anniversary this year on Aug. 2-4. / COURTESY NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL

Elvis Costello, Andre 3000 among performers scheduled for 70th Newport Jazz...

NEWPORT – Close to 50 musicians are scheduled to perform at this summer's Newport Jazz Festival, which will mark a milestone year. The nationally recognized...
PVDFEST WILL BE HELD on Sept. 6-7 and return to downtown Providence this year. / COURTESY FIRSTWORKS

PVDFest returns to downtown Providence Sept. 6-7

PROVIDENCE – The city’s largest outdoor arts and culture celebration will once again be held in early September. Additionally, the festivities will return to a...
LIVE AUDIENCE: Montana Palmer, left, human resources manager at Trinity Repertory Company, talks with Monique Austin, director of equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility at Trinity Rep, in the theater in downtown Providence. 
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Inclusion is no act at Trinity Rep

PBN Diversity Equity & Inclusion 2023 Awards Arts & Entertainment: Trinity Repertory Company FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS, Monique Austin has been deepening discussions around...
BROWN UNIVERSITY'S Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology will move its artifacts and staff from Bristol to renovated space at 1 Davol Square in Providence in the fall of 2025. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University to move Haffenreffer Museum from Bristol to Providence

PROVIDENCE – Those looking to observe Brown University’s 1 million ethnographic objects and archaeological specimens displayed in the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology will have...
REACTIONS TO THIS PAST weekend's PVDFest remain mixed, with some community members feel the lack of activity downtown impacted both the event and businesses. / COURTESY PVDFEST

After weekend festival, emotions on PVDFest remain mixed

PROVIDENCE – PVDFest this past weekend, according to some business leaders, was a tale of two cities. After several changes were made, including moving PVDFest...
JASON CABRAL has been named the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre's new executive director. / COURTESY SANDRA FEINSTEIN-GAMM THEATRE

Gamm Theatre names Cabral new executive director

WARWICK – Jason Cabral has been part of fundraising campaigns and nonprofits across the U.S., including with theater groups in both New York and...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Brett P. Smiley announced Wednesday that PVDFest will have block parties downtown on Sept. 8, the first night of the city's three-day arts event. / COURTESY PVDFEST

Smiley: Block parties will be part of PVDFest’s first night

PROVIDENCE – PVDFest will indeed have block parties after all. Mayor Brett P. Smiley announced in an interview on WPRO Radio AM/FM 630/99.7 Wednesday that...
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