Arts & Culture

St. Mary's Church in Newport

St. Mary’s Church in Newport is getting its prized 60 year old pipe organ back, Wednesday, after months of restoration in Canada.

Good Friday Walk for Hunger RI

It’s Christian Holy Week. For the past 39 years, Christians have held a Good Friday March to raise money to combat hunger and help Providence groups that help the poor.

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For this month’s Artscape, we visit an exhibit of politically-inspired work done by three local artists on display now at OneWay Gallery in Narragansett. 

Courtesy of Rhode Island Foundation

Three Rhode Island visual artists have been awarded $25,000 each from the Rhode Island Foundation.

The Downtown Boys

Punk fans don’t need an introduction to the Downtown Boys. But Rhode Islanders may not know they’ve got one of the hottest punk bands in their backyard.

State Lawmakers Honor Viola Davis

Mar 2, 2017
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Rhode Island lawmakers took a moment to honor Central Falls native Viola Davis, Wednesday. The House passed a resolution to congratulate Davis- the first black woman to win an Emmy, Tony, and Oscar for acting.

Viola Davis Wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar

Feb 27, 2017
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After three nominations, Viola Davis won her first Oscar Sunday night. The Central Falls native won Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Fences,” the film adaptation of the August Wilson play.

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For this month’s Artscape, we preview the first show of the season, at the Theater Department of Brown University.

It’s a musical. Not just any musical, but one conceived, with music and lyrics, by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the man behind the theater phenomenon of Hamilton. It’s called In The Heights, and is a success in its own right, winner of four Tony Awards in 2008.


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Sal Monteiro and Sheila Capece met at the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence in Providence. He spent time in prison for second degree murder. She advocates for victims of crime.

Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission

On the National Register of Historic Places, the Ochee Spring Quarry in Johnston preserves a record of soapstone bowl-making dating back at least 3,000 years.

Paul B. Goode / Firstworks and Paul Taylor Dance Company

The Paul Taylor Dance Company is often called America’s finest dance organization. The troupe performed in Providence over the weekend, premiering a brand new dance that will open this week in New York City. Rhode Island Public Radio’s Bill Gale says the performance was well worth watching.


Chuck Hinman

Johnston is home to one of the oldest houses in Rhode Island: the Clemence-Irons House, built in 1691. It's right on George Waterman Road, but if you don't slow down, you'll miss it. 

The Wilbury Group

Providence's Wilbury Group is doing Harold Pinter's 1978 play “Betrayal” a drama of many turns, many changes. Rhode Island Public Radio's Bill Gale has the review.

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This week our series "One Square Mile" is shining a light on the town of Johnston. You can’t talk about Johnston without talking about Italians, and some would say you can’t talk about Italians without talking about Italian food. We talk to one expert: a 92-year-old woman who, by her granddaughter's estimate, has made 100,000 meatballs in her lifetime.

For this month’s Artscape, Rhode Island Public Radio's Chuck Hinman speaks to author Dawn Tripp of Westport, MA. In Tripp’s latest novel, Georgia, she imagines the inner life of Georgia O’Keefe, an American painter known for still lives and landscapes that evoke sensual femininity. Tripp’s book is out in paperback this month. 

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