Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
10:43 am
Thu March 25, 2010

Local band draws on sound of American, eastern European folk music

Providence, RI – Brown Bird is a locally-based folk, Americana band. Their sound draws on influences from Appalachian, gypsy and shanty music, and features the sometimes somber lyrics of lead singer David Lamb. Lamb, joined by cellist MorganEve Swain and steel guitarist Mike Samos, recently sat down with Morning Edition host Bob Seay to discuss their music.

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Arts & Culture
12:25 pm
Wed March 24, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Experiments with Truth

Providence, RI – It sounds a little too much like a question on a college application: "Please identify a book that has changed your life. Discuss." The truth is, most of us can identify a book that has changed our lives in profound ways, and that's certainly the case for Jan Keough.

Keough is co-founder of the Origami Poems Project, an experiment to provide free poetry to enthusiastic readers. She lives in Cumberland with her musician husband, Kevin, and two mini-schnauzers.

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Arts & Culture
12:27 pm
Wed March 17, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Health Care

Providence, RI – If we have learned anything as a nation in recent years, it's that we cannot afford to take basic health care for granted. The issue dominates political debate and media headlines, and with good reason. As Dr. Annie De Groot reminds us, health care is a vital issue, not only for our nation, but for our world.

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Arts & Culture
12:30 pm
Wed March 10, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Toilets

Providence, RI – In our more thoughtful moments, we stop to appreciate - really appreciate - some of life's most common comforts, say, the food we eat throughout the day, the water we drink, and the roof that's over our head. Sunil Bhatia reminds us that we ought to keep one other of life's most basic comforts on that list.

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Arts & Culture
3:30 pm
Wed March 3, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Fool for Love

Providence, RI – Ah, love. When it works out, the sun shines on our soul, our hearts spill over, and life is good. But there are those times in our lives when love seems out of reach or, even worse, the source of unspeakable pain. Shanna Wells tells us that love, in all of its stunningly complicated forms, is essential in our lives.

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Arts & Culture
9:10 am
Mon March 1, 2010

Robert Penn Warren (Encore)

Providence, RI – Resident company members Janice Duclos, Fred Sullivan, Jr., and Stephen Thorne join Curt Columbus and Bob Seay with three stories by the author of All the King's Men:

* "A Christian Education"
* "The Confession of Brother Grimes"
* "The Patented Gate and the Mean Hamburger"

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Arts & Culture
10:45 am
Thu February 25, 2010

RISD Museum Holds Pat Steir Retrospect

Providence, RI – By MARTINA WINDELS -- Currently on view at the RISD Museum of Art is a 40 year retrospective of drawings by artist Pat Steir. Mostly known for her large paintings, this exhibition, titled "Drawing out of line" focuses on Steir's drawings.

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Arts & Culture
3:33 pm
Wed February 24, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Meditation

Providence, RI – You know those moments in life when your hopes are dashed, those times when your carefully calculated plans took a sharp left instead of a soft right, those instances when you've had to regroup in order to make it through the day? Ryan Cipriano tells us about just such a time in his life, and about the profound insights he reached in the middle of it all.

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Arts & Culture
3:34 pm
Wed February 17, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Libraries

Providence, RI – All of us have found ourselves in a library at some point in our lives. On their surface, libraries are bricks and mortar structures that house books and other publications. Yet, as Deborah Barchi tells us, libraries serve a much larger purpose in our lives, a purpose that extends far beyond their physical holdings.

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Arts & Culture
3:36 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

This I Believe - Rhode Island: Roger Williams

Providence, RI – Seasoned Rhode Islanders know that Roger Williams' legacy runs deep. His place in the Ocean State's history is woven inextricably into our fabric. And, as Mike Fink notes, Roger Williams lives in our hearts as well.

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