Arts & Culture

Planet Money
3:43 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

How Do Movie Producers Insure Lindsay Lohan And Other Troubled Stars?

Producer Larry Thompson (right) took out incarceration insurance on Lindsay Lohan for her role in Lifetime's Liz and Dick.
Kevin Winter Getty Images

Originally published on Tue January 15, 2013 7:01 pm

This weekend's NYT Magazine had a great article about Lindsay Lohan's role in a new, micro-budget movie. The article mentioned that work had largely dried up for Lohan because her "misadventures" had made her difficult to insure for big-budget films.

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Arts & Culture
10:21 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Artscape: Harpist brings in Winter Solstice

Harpist Aine Minogue
Credit Catherine Welch

For this month’s Artscape, we go to a Winter Solstice music celebration featuring the Irish harpist and singer Aine Minogue.  The concert is put on by the Common Fence Music Association, a non-profit group based in Portsmouth, RI and as they say on their website, “focused on presenting music and music education in a people-oriented and sustainable community setting.”
Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.  news@ripr.org
 

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Arts & Culture
1:07 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Contemporary Art in the Creative Capital

Looking for Contempoary Art in the Creative Capital

RIPR – Providence has a world-class art school and easy access to New York and Boston. But as technology and health care take center stage to the capitol city's economic rebound, where does the contemporary art scene fit in to the city's plans?

This Policy & Pinot discussion panel was recorded live at the Providence Athenaeum and explores the future of Providence's art scene.

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Arts & Culture
2:16 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Two puzzles from Will Shortz

Providence, RI – Will Shortz stopped by the WRNI studios and gave health care reporter Megan Hall two puzzles.

First person to get both right wins a prize! Send in your answers to Danielle@wrni.org.

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Arts & Culture
2:29 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

Web extra: extended Don King interview

Providence, RI – Listen to a much longer conversation with Don King, former artistic director of the Black Repertory Company.

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Arts & Culture
5:01 pm
Wed November 10, 2010

David Sedaris donated to WRNI and so should you!

Providence, RI – David Sedaris came to WRNI and left a $300 check.

Arts & Culture
10:01 am
Wed November 10, 2010

Second Chances

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – All of us can identify times in our lives that posed significant challenges from which we have needed to rebound. Peter Slom is a clinical social worker and unit manager at the Rhode Island Training School. He tells us about his compelling journey from the depths of despair.

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Arts & Culture
6:35 am
Thu October 14, 2010

This I Believe: Skepticism

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Doctor Stanley Aronson is dean of medicine emeritus at Brown University. He warns us against un-due devotion to our beliefs.

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Arts & Culture
8:01 am
Thu October 7, 2010

Young Voices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Karen Feldman is the co-director of Young Voices, a Rhode Island organization that transforms urban youth into powerful advocates. She is joined by teenagers Grace Ajayi, Johanna German and Rick Rodriguez. They believe youth have the power to change Rhode Island.

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Arts & Culture
7:02 am
Mon September 20, 2010

This I Believe: Young Voices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Karen Feldman is the co-director of Young Voices, a Rhode Island organization that transforms urban youth into powerful advocates. She is joined by teenagers Grace Ajayi, Johanna German and Rick Rodriguez. They believe youth have the power to change Rhode Island.

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