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By DON FOWLER If the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra needed any assurance in their decision to hire conductor Bramwell Tovey, all they had to do was attend the first two concerts of the 2019-2020 season. Not only did Rhode more
By DON FOWLER Music on the Hill kicked off its seven-concert series with a rousing Sunday afternoon lawn concert under blue skies and gentle breezes at Warwick's Clouds Hill Victorian Museum. The incomparable Narragansett Brass Quintet entertained the more
An acquaintance asked me what “Hamilton” was about. My first reaction was to be smug and say that it was about three hours. I thought a minute and replied, “It’s about the best Broadway … more
It was just a year ago that I traveled “all the way to Woonsocket” to hear one of my favorite duos from the ’60s, The Righteous Brothers. They’re back Saturday, August 10 at 8 p.m. at the … more
By ROB DUGUAY Warwick native Ariel Rose Bodman is taking on one heck of a project. She is transforming the 107-year-old Aldrich Mansion in Warwick Neck into a music school called the Aldrich Mansion Music Academy. Bodman also works as a luthier while more
The Arctic Playhouse will stage three weeks of performances of Steel Magnolias starting June 13 directed by Ida Zecco. Steel Magnolias is a stage play by American writer Robert Harling, based on his experience with his sister's death. The play is a more
In support of its commitment to theater for all, Trinity Repertory Company announces a series of performances of shows in the 2019-20 Season to made to meet the needs of audience members with autism and/or with sensory-processing disorders. more
The fact that Rhode Islanders love craft beer might be the worst-kept secret in the state. The number of local breweries has grown to double digits over the years with new and fresh brews being released often. more
From Ella Fitzgerald's rapid fire scats, Sarah Vaughan's divine voice, Billie Holiday's fine and mellow artistry and Betty Carter's bebop, the Newport Jazz Festival has been Ground Zero for jazz vocalists for six decades. And, this year's 65th edition is more
The Wilbury Theatre Group proudly presents The Olneyville Expo: A Celebration of Olneyville Past, Present, and Future. Created by Jesse Hawley, James Stanley, and Resident Playwright Darcie Dennigan, The Olneyville Expo is being presented as part of The more
By ROB DUGUAY In order to independently make music for a full-time living, you have to be willing and able to do various things. One night could involve performing at a local bar for hours with a six-string, and the next night might find you behind a more
By ROB DUGUAY Ever since the mid-2000s, The Brother Kite has been an indie rock staple in Providence's music scene. Warwick resident Patrick Boutwell is the voice of the band while also lending his impeccable songwriting talents on guitar. Outside of more
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