8:44 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Artscape: Opera Star Calls Rhode Island Home

Opera star John Reylea lives in Lincoln, Rhode Island.
Credit John Bender / RIPR

John Reylea is an internationally renowned opera star.

The bass singer has performed and recorded with many orchestras and companies including Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Boston Symphony.

Reylea hails from Canada, but now calls Rhode Island his home.

For this month’s Artscape, Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender sat down with the opera star, to talk about his career and what brought him to the ocean state.

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9:40 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Hearthside House in Lincoln Prepares for Battle

Battle scenes at Hearthside Mansion in Lincoln.

Friday is the first day of a three-day Civil War battle and camp reenactment weekend in Lincoln's historic Hearthside mansion.

Thousands of spectators are expected to attend the biennial reenactment, this year it will be called "The Road to Richmond;" a reference to the Union Army's attempts at taking the Confederate capital.

David Olstein, the museum manager for Hearthside House Museum, described a typical battle reenactment.

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7:54 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Bill considers revamped inheritance taxes

A bill that would enable Rhode Islanders to pay less in inheritance taxes was the subject of a Senate Finance Committee hearing Tuesday. The bill is one of a number of tax proposals that will be debated during this session.

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