Lincoln http://ripr.org en Artscape: Opera Star Calls Rhode Island Home http://ripr.org/post/artscape-opera-star-calls-rhode-island-home <p>John Reylea<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is an internationally renowned opera star.</span></p><p>The bass singer has performed and recorded with many orchestras and companies including Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Boston Symphony.</p><p>Reylea hails from Canada, but now calls Rhode Island his home.</p><p>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.</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:44:15 +0000 John Bender 26830 at http://ripr.org Artscape: Opera Star Calls Rhode Island Home Hearthside House in Lincoln Prepares for Battle http://ripr.org/post/hearthside-house-lincoln-prepares-battle <p>Friday is the first day of a three-day Civil War battle and camp reenactment weekend in Lincoln's historic Hearthside mansion.</p><p>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.</p><p></p><p>David Olstein, the museum manager for Hearthside House Museum, described a typical battle reenactment.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:40:01 +0000 Dori Rahhbar 21616 at http://ripr.org Hearthside House in Lincoln Prepares for Battle Bill considers revamped inheritance taxes http://ripr.org/post/bill-considers-revamped-inheritance-taxes <p>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.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:54:14 +0000 Ian Donnis 9447 at http://ripr.org