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PVDFEST will return this summer and early fall after last year's event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY FIRSTWORKS

PVDFest to return this summer and fall

PROVIDENCE – A citywide celebration of arts and culture will be returning this year. PVDFest, marketed as the city’s signature summer festival, will take to...

R.I. State Council on the Arts receives $754K in federal assistance...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Council on the Arts announced Thursday that it will receive $754,100 from the National Endowment for the Arts in...
FESTIVAL BALLET PROVIDENCE will offer the community free of charge its 2020-21 modified production of 'Nutcracker Sweets!' online beginning Thursday through Jan. 10. / COURTESY FESTIVAL BALLET PROVIDENCE

Stepping Up: Festival Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker Sweets!’ will go on – online

PROVIDENCE – For Festival Ballet Providence, the show must go on. That mentality is not just for the local performing-arts enthusiasts who are in need...
ROSANNE SOMERSON, president of the Rhode Island School of Design, announced Tuesday that she will retire on June 30, 2021, after this academic year. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN/JO SITTENFELD

RISD President Somerson to retire June 30

PROVIDENCE – With “mixed emotions,” Rhode Island School of Design President Rosanne Somerson announced Tuesday in a letter to the school community that she...
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...
TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY will not host live in-person performances until fall of 2021. / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY

Trinity Rep will not host live in-person shows until fall 2021

PROVIDENCE – There will be no live in-person indoor shows at Trinity Repertory Company until the fall of 2021, the theater group announced Thursday. Trinity...
TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY announced Wednesday that it is shifting the start of its 2020-21 season from August 2020 to January 2021. / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY

Trinity Rep delays new season until January 2021

PROVIDENCE – Two months after laying out its 2020-21 season, Trinity Repertory Company announced Wednesday morning that the performing arts group is shifting the...
TWENTY MEMBERS of The Providence Singers Inc. perform 'Somewhere' from West Side Story as a virtual choir in a YouTube video to help the community cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY YOUTUBE

Stepping Up: Providence Singers lend voices to community virtually

EAST PROVIDENCE – For members of The Providence Singers Inc., lending their voices to song is a way of life. It serves as a...

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