Arts & Culture

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Theatre by the Sea in Matunuck is closing its season with one of Broadway’s biggest hits, “The Producers.”  Rhode Island Public Radio’s Bill Gale says the musical still holds all its charms.

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The triple-decker, in some places, is a big sandwich. But here in New England, the triple-decker is a particular kind of rental housing: a three-story apartment building, usually of wood-frame construction, with each floor consisting of one apartment. 

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In her new book “Morningstar,” author Ann Hood examines the transformative power of literature. Hood recalls how a childhood of almost obsessive reading led her to dream of leaving the small New England factory town where she grew up.

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For the past few months, the Providence avant-rock trio Arc Iris has been touring New England with a concert it calls "Arc Iris Reimagines Joni Mitchell’s 'Blue.' " The show is exactly what it sounds like, with an emphasis on "reimagines." Arc Iris takes great liberties with Mitchell’s 1971 masterpiece, unraveling those lovely, corkscrewing melodies and laying them across funky beats and spacey synth licks.

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The annual Dominican Festival and Parade took place Sunday in Providence. This year marked the 30th anniversary of the event.

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The documentary “Etched in Glass” follows Holocaust survivor Steve Ross, who became the driving force behind the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston.

Ross told his story to many urban teenagers, hoping it would help them overcome racism and poverty.

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Thousands of people gathered at Roger Williams Park on Friday for a night of live music with the RI Philharmonic pops orchestra. 

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History buffs from across the northeast have something to look forward to in Newport later this month, as a Revolutionary War reenactment takes over the City by the Sea for a day.

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The late Brown University Art Professor Walter Feldman was awarded the Bronze Star, posthumously, in a ceremony Monday in the Providence office of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.

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Every summer, many American audiences are reintroduced to a classic, the "1812 Overture." The only problem is, this piece by Peter Tchaikovsky isn’t American at all.

In fact, it has nothing to with the USA. 

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This weekend, Jamaica celebrated 55 years of independence. In Rhode Island, residents with Jamaican roots marked the occasion by launching the Jamaican Association of Rhode Island.

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The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, a century-old, annual celebration of Portuguese culture and faith, wrapped up Sunday night in New Bedford, Massachusetts. 

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A new piece of classical music gets its American premiere Friday at the Rhode Island Philharmonic pops concert in Roger Williams Park. Composer Paul Desenne wrote the piece as a new take on a traditional Viennese polka.


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TuneIn and NPR Music are on the ground at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival, streaming live sets from across its three stages. TuneIn's Newport Folk Radio channel will bring you live music from Newport, Rhode Island, from 12-7pm ET each day of the festival. Artists confirmed for the live webcast include Big Thief, John Paul White of The Civil Wars, The Wild Reeds, and Pinegrove, but expect to hear from many more.

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We brought you the news last week that Barbara Orson, one of the founders of Trinity Rep in Providence, passed away. Orson’s legacy extends beyond the characters she played onstage.

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