holiday tree http://ripr.org en Students From Across Rhode Island Bring Music To The Statehouse For The Holidays http://ripr.org/post/students-across-rhode-island-bring-music-statehouse-holidays <p>Elementary, middle and high school students from across Rhode Island are storming the State House this month to perform music for the holiday season.</p><p>The holiday concerts are part of a series put on by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, with up to three or four schools singing in a row, in the Statehouse Rotunda.</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender caught a few of those concerts and has this audio postcard.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:05:37 +0000 John Bender 26025 at http://ripr.org Students From Across Rhode Island Bring Music To The Statehouse For The Holidays Gov. Chafee: This Year We’ll Call It A Christmas Tree http://ripr.org/post/gov-chafee-year-we-ll-call-it-christmas-tree <p>Gov. Lincoln Chafee has had a change of heart over what to call the tree that graces the Statehouse every December.</p><p></p><p></p><p>After coming in for intense criticism for calling the Statehouse tree a “holiday tree,” Gov. Lincoln Chafee is bowing to public pressure to change the nomenclature.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:17:40 +0000 Flo Jonic 25641 at http://ripr.org Gov. Chafee: This Year We’ll Call It A Christmas Tree