PROVIDENCE, R.I. – These nights, Pawtucket's Mixed Magic Theatre is presenting a new musical about the great gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. Bill Gale wonders why a show based on her life has never been seen on Broadway.
EDITOR'S NOTE: "When Mahalia Sings" continues at the Mixed Mgic Theatre in Pawtucket through December 12.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – One in every seven Rhode Islanders is food insecure and a record number are relying on food pantries to put food on the table. That, according to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank's annual report which will be released later today.
The number of people using food pantries for assistance has risen by 17,000 a month since the Recession began three years ago. Food bank CEO Andrew Schiff says the current pace of nearly 10 million pounds a year is unsustainable.
Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL The Rhode Island Retail Federation is feeling optimistic about sales this coming holiday weekend.
Executive director Paul DeRoche says it's the first time in two years he's felt positive about sales on so called Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.
He's predicting a slight increase in purchases- up about 1.4% from last year. "Particularly in the technology field," DeRoche says. "I-Pads, I-Phones. I think we're going to be pleasantly surprised after Black Friday."