MYSTIC — Jan Brett, one of the nation's foremost children's book authors and illustrators, traveled to India to research tigers in the wild for her newest book, a Middle Eastern folk tale that celebrates hard work and appreciation for one's roots. Next Monday, the Massachusetts resident will…

WESTERLY — If you were a fan of "The Dukes of Hazzard," the long-running TV show that featured the adventures of cousins Bo Duke and Luke Duke, you'll want to make your way to Misquamicut this weekend. 

WESTERLY — Oh what fun it is to get lost in a good Agatha Christie mystery. In the case of "The Hollow," now on stage at the Granite Theatre, what fun it is to get lost in a good Agatha Christie mystery filled with fabulous characters and talented actors.

NEW LONDON — Members of the Flock Theatre will be accompanied by the Colchester Continentals Fife & Drum Corp. along with the Not For Joes to once  once again march down Bank Street to burn an effigy of Benedict Arnold at New London’s pier. Last year hundreds of spectators emerged from h…

NEW LONDON — New York Times bestselling author Jarrett Krosoczka will give a talk about his graphic novel, “Hey, Kiddo,” at Connecticut College next week. The talk will be followed by a book signing. “Hey, Kiddo” was this year’s read for One Book One Region of Eastern Connecticut.  

PROVIDENCE — Trinity Rep has announced new ways to get tickets for the first performances of "The Prince of Providence," which has numerous sold-out performances and is already drawing audiences from 23 states. Every Monday beginning at 10 a.m., additional tickets will be released for sale f…

WESTERLY — Directing a play with a large cast has its challenges, but when the play is an Agatha Christie mystery full of fabulous characters with talented actors to play the parts, the challenges are easily overcome.

WESTERLY — The Artists' Cooperative Gallery will showcase the work of artists Elaine Porter and Jane Parillo Rollins during the month of September, in a show called "Coming Home/Envisioning Peace." The opening reception will be held tonight from from 5-8 p.m.

STONINGTON — Acclaimed pianist Olga Vinokur, a dynamic performer on the classical and contemporary music scene who, according to the New York Times, "is gaining recognition for the strength and consistency of her artistry," will perform at La Grua Center in Stonington on Saturday, Sept. 14 a…

CHARLESTOWN — The 22nd annual Rhythm & Roots Festival may take place in Ninigret Park this weekend but the three-day event really kicks off tonight at the Knickerbocker Music Center when The Knickerbocker All-Stars arrive for the ever-popular The Rhythm & Roots pre-show party.

WESTERLY — September will be celebrated as a "Month of Peace, Remembrance, Hope," in the greater Westerly-Pawcatuck area, when The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, the Westerly Library, and the Savoy Bookshop and Café will join forces to present a series of workshops, events and films.

MYSTIC — Mystic Museum of Art is currently showing three new exhibitions, each showing vivid contrasts in the practice of contemporary art and displaying the vast diversity of new art forms and techniques. MMoA’s 63rd Regional Exhibition, "Linda DiFrenna: Life, Death, and In Between," and "T…

CHARLESTOWN — The Rhythm & Roots Festival,  the annual music and dance festival held at Ninigret Park over Labor Day Weekend, is offering a free music camp, open to all children from 8-18, even if their families are not attending the festival.

NORWICH — The Norwich Arts Center will hold auditions for “The Treasure of Christmas Island," a comedy adventure of Pirates, heroes mermaids and Dames in the tradition of an English Panto. Adults between 20 and 70 years old and children 8 years and older are needed. Auditions will be held Se…

WESTERLY — Jacques Pépin called the cookbook "Heirloom Kitchen" "a stunning book which delves deeply into the rich cooking traditions of immigrant women and the immense legacy they have left on the American palate and food customs."

STONINGTON — Listen to the lovely voices of tenors and sopranos Saturday during the 25th and final Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert when hostess Eva Franchi welcomes music lovers to her 240-acre Stonington estate for an afternoon of melody and memory-making.

WESTERLY — Area residents have the opportunity to make history Saturday during the much-heralded Olde Tyme Fair in Wilcox Park. The fair, the brainchild and baby of Paul Donohue, is part of Westerly’s year-long 350 anniversary celebration.

WESTERLY — "The Ladies of the Edge," a group of local vocalists, will sing background behind Darcel Wilson, next week when The Knickerbocker All-Stars — seasoned professionals from the original Roomful of Blues and Duke Robillard bands — will storm the Knick next Thursday with their signatur…

WESTERLY — In Mark Rydell's hit movie, "On Golden Pond," the audience watches Norman and Ethel Thayer, a long-married couple (famously played by Katherine Hepburn and Henry Fonda) putter about their summer cottage in Maine for what appears to be their last season in the place that has become…

RICHMOND — Rhode Island's largest agricultural fair is in full swing in Richmond, offering five full days of family entertainment, including concerts featuring Country music stars, special events, contests, agricultural events, shows, exhibits and displays; tractor and horse pulls, the popul…

WESTERLY — If you're a "Downton Abbey" fan (and who is not?) you might consider splurging on a ticket for next week's "Sips & Wickets," hosted by Lady Carnarvon of Highclere Castle, said to be one of the most famous homes in the world, the very spot where "Downton Abbey" was filmed. 

WESTERLY — There are so many good things to say about the Colonial Theatre's stellar (and very funny) production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," beginning with the twinkly, enchanting set, designed by Baron Pugh.

MYSTIC — The 62nd annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival returns Aug. 10 and 11, with 230 artists lining the streets with original artwork in many different media. This year’s theme, "Environmental Sustainability," and has attracted many new artists whose work embraces recycled materials or prom…

WESTERLY — From the audible sighs and sobs, prolonged applause and standing ovation, it seemed most people in the opening night audience of the Granite Theater's "On Golden Pond" were aware that the show is much more than a sentimental summer comedy on a small town stage. It seemed everybody…

WESTERLY — Photography fans can enjoy some time travel this month at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery. In honor of Westerly's 350th anniversary,  photographers Lisle Ann Jackson and Ed Porter have capture different times and places "as they view the world around them through a different lens…

WESTERLY — There's a reason the 2009 column he wrote for The New York Times' Modern Love series remains enormously popular 10 years after it was published,  and there's a reason his new memoir, "Permission to  Fly: A Memoir of Love, Crushing Loss, and Triumph" is indeed flying ... off the shelves.

NEWPORT — From Herbie Hancock to to Dianne Reeves, and from Common to Tank and the Bangas, this year's Newport Jazz Festival, now in its 65th year, will feature some of the finest jazz musicians in the world this weekend.