Arts & Culture

Talia Blake / RIPR

The house where Rosa Parks stayed with family after she left the south won’t remian in Providence, as some might have hoped. After a one-month display, the Rosa Parks House Project will be packing up June 3rd. 

The Rhode Island School of Design Museum has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the upcoming exhibition of “Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance, 1850 to 1970.”

Gorham, an iconic Rhode Island company, projected uniquely American design  on the world stage. This exhibition casts a new light on the golden era of the Providence-based firm that was first established in 1831.

Mark Turek

Trinity Rep is closing it’s season with the huge musical, “Ragtime,” a story of rising and falling, and rising again. Rhode Island Public Radio’s Bill Gale says that despite some overdone plot lines it is a powerful story done with professional grace and power.

Poetry On The Air

Apr 27, 2018

Poetry On The Air is part of the first-ever Providence Poetry Festival, a city-wide collaboration between Rhode Island Public Radio, the Providence Public Library, Books on the Square, the Providence Athenaeum, Moses Brown School, and others.  A full listing of events is available here.

Roderick Coover

Brown University honored fiction writer Robert Coover this month with a three-day festival, "International Fiction Now: Celebrating the Unspeakable Practices of Robert Coover and the International Writers Project."

Peter Goldberg / Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre

For their final production in Pawtucket, The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre has chosen Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” Rhode Island Public Radio’s Bill Gale says it couldn’t be a better selection, a huge play done with verve and love.


Mark Turek / Trinity Repertory Company

What would you think that a play in which a couple of young people move to the Washington D. C. area, and meet up with their next door neighbors, old timers?

Berkshire Museum Art Auctions Slated To Begin In May

Apr 11, 2018
Adam Frenier / NEPR

Now that it has permission from the Massachusetts high court, the Berkshire Museum says it will start auctioning off part of its art collection next month.

In a statement Tuesday, museum officials said they will put 13 pieces on the block, including Norman Rockwell's "Blacksmith's Boy -- Heel and Toe."

URI

Rhode Island is awash in acoustic guitar performances for the weekend of April 6-8. The University of Rhode Island Guitar Festival kicks off its 3rd incarnation on Friday night at the Pump House Music Works in Peace Dale. And the Argentinian guitarist and composer Juan Falu makes an appearance in Providence on Sunday night.   


Jane Pickens Theater

The American director James Ivory has been a filmmaking success story for more than 30 years, mostly with his company Merchant/Ivory Productions. Now 89, he's still going strong.

The Rhode Island School of Design denied claims that a Picasso painting it owns was stolen by Nazis from a Jewish Art Collector. The Cubist painting, Femme assise au livre (Seated Woman with a Book), has been in the RISD Museum's collection since 1951.

Lily Hinman / RIPR

In October last year, RIPR's Chuck Hinman joined a group of adults learning to play stringed instruments for the first time, with the Community String Project in Bristol. Hinman has been chronicling his musical journey in our series “Striking a New Chord”. 

Guild Historical

In the summer of 1934, George Gershwin was staying in a cottage on Folly Island, South Carolina, working on his folk opera "Porgy and Bess." 

Mark Turek / Trinity Rep

Trinity Rep continues its season with Shakespeare’s “Othello,” that great and always challenging story of action and reaction. 

John Bender / RIPR

The film “Black Panther” is breaking records at the box office, thanks in part to fans excited to see a black superhero take center stage. And there’s a local effort underway to bring hundreds of Newport schoolchildren to see the movie.

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