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Starkweather & Shepley Underwrites Westerly’s Colonial Theatre Internship Program

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI AUGUST 2021– Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. (S&S), is proud to have supported the Colonial Theatre, in Westerly, Rhode Island,...
NOT QUITE SHOWTIME: J.L. “Lynn” Singleton, Providence Performing Arts Center president, says getting the theater up and running to the level it was before the pandemic won’t be “like turning the light switch on.” / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Curtain will go up again, but slowly

J.L. “Lynn” Singleton, president of the Providence Performing Arts Center, has had to overcome hurdles since joining PPAC nearly four decades ago. The COVID-19...
FIGHTING ON: Barnaby Evans, founder and executive artistic director of ­WaterFire Providence, says the nonprofit will survive the pandemic. He’s pictured in front of a stage erected in a parking lot for an outdoor play.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

We’re all invested in fight to keep tourism, arts alive

Amid the plight of those struggling daily to pay for food or rent or dealing with the devastating loss of someone to COVID-19, the...
CONTEMPORARY VIEW: Bobbie Lemmons, right, founder and creative director of Atelier Newport, in the gallery with ­Michele Maker Palmieri. Lemmons focuses on emerging and midcareer artists.

Newport gallery grows with city

(Updates throughout to add Palmieri as owner and clarify Lemmons' role as a business partner.) For the past three years, Atelier Newport founder Bobbie Lemmons...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza, left, announced the launch of another round of the Providence Design Catalyst program. This year, the program will provide $150,000 to the program's cohort. Applications opened Nov. 1. On the right, R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen. / COURTESY DESIGNXRI

Applications open for next round of Design Catalyst program

PROVIDENCE – Applications for the next round of the Providence Design Catalyst program are now open, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and DESIGNxRI announced Thursday. The...
ON TUESDAY, Trinity Repertory Co. announced the schedule for its 55th season that starting Oct. 4 and running through June 2019 with annual holidays shows in December. / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY CO.

Trinity Rep announces 2018-2019 season schedule

PROVIDENCE - Marking its 55th season, the 2018-2019 Trinity Repertory Company schedule will feature a six-play subscription series, a limited run and the 41st...
WHILE THE R.I. SENATE has passed legislation that creates the financing framework for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox, the House has yet to give an indication that it will vote on the deal to build the Ballpark at Slater Mill complex.

Grebien: Performing arts center being considered for Ballpark at Slater Mill...

PAWTUCKET – There are ongoing discussions to incorporate a Pawtucket Performing Arts Center into the proposed Pawtucket Red Sox Ballpark at Slater Mill, Pawtucket...
EMPLOYMENT IN THE ARTS AND CULTURAL sector in Rhode Island fell 1.52 percent from 2013 to 2014, a continuation of a trend since 2002.

R.I. shows declines in arts employment over last dozen years

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released data on arts and culture employment Wednesday showing that employment in the sector grew 1.26...

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