WESTERLY — It started with Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews, moved on to Will Evans and will next feature the Ghost of Paul Revere.
WESTERLY — Learn the skills to help you write that story you've always wanted to tell or pick up pointers to help you craft your memoir this summer when the Ocean Community YMCA holds a series of Zoom classes for budding writers. The Y will offer two different classes over the summer, an "On…
WESTERLY — Kevin "Big Lux" Lowther — a hip-hop violinist, storyteller, West Point graduate and combat veteran — has witnessed some extraordinary sights in his worldwide travels, but the one that's surprised him the most is the one he witnessed right here in his hometown a couple of weeks ago…
MYSTIC — Mystic Seaport Museum will open a new exhibition called "A Way with Wood: Celebrating Craft," Friday in the Collins Gallery in the Thompson Exhibition Building.
WESTERLY — The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly will honor both the safety of the community and the memory of those who worked to change the world for the better this month by hosting a virtual art show called "20/20 Women of Vision: 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment."
NORTH STONINGTON — Nationally-acclaimed children’s singer Steve Songs, who has appeared in such PBS shows such as "Curious George," "Clifford the Big Red Dog," "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That" and "Peg + Cat," will join musicians from around the region Wednesday for a virtual musi…
MYSTIC — Olde Mistick Village and Mystic Luxury Cinemas will present a second drive-in movie experience on Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27. Net proceeds will benefit Stonington High School freshman Ben French and his family, who are recovering from a tragic accident in May.
NEW LONDON — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead will kick off the paperback release of his latest novel, "The Nickel Boys," with a virtual talk and Q&A on the streaming platform Crowdcast on July 1 at 7 p.m., with a portion of the ticket proceeds benefiting the Garde Arts Cen…
WESTERLY — Westerly artist Catherine Radix Mansell will be featured in an upcoming member showcase at Rhode Island Watercolor Society in Providence.
Members of Rhode Island’s independent theater community have joined together to form the Rhode Island Theatre Coalition, a new organization with the shared goal of "raising awareness for the vibrant mid-sized theaters in the state," according to a statement released by the group this week.
WESTERLY — For the first time in a very long time, Antonella DeAngelis, the 26-year-old local youth theater director who has prepared hundreds of youngsters to take the stage in such varied productions as "Sleeping Beauty Kids," "Godspell" and "Mary Poppins, Jr.," found herself with time on …
WESTERLY — Savoy Bookstore and Bank Square Books will host a number of virtual book events this month, including a ticketed book launch for Beatriz Williams' new novel, "Her Last Flight."
PROVIDENCE — Trinity Rep will open the season with its 43rd consecutive new production of "A Christmas Carol" in November followed by a whole new lineup scheduled to begin in the winter of 2021.
WESTERLY — From an open mic night next week to a performance by Billy Gilman next month, the Misquamicut Drive-in is offering more than feature films this summer.
NEW LONDON — One Book One Region of Eastern Connecticut, now in its 18th year, has chosen "Crazy Brave," by Joy Harjo as the 2020 book selection.
STONINGTON — Calvary Music School, under the artistic direction of Connecticut native Matthew N. Provost, will offer its first-ever virtual summer term beginning June 15.
WESTERLY — In place of its annual Shakespeare in the Park festival, the Colonial Theatre of Rhode Island will be offering an in-depth, “Virtual Audition Workshop” to high school-aged students from July 6-10, 2020.
WESTERLY — Westerly Band Director Alison Patton is urging every trumpet player in the region to join her Monday afternoon — from a distance of course — when she steps outside, walks to her driveway, raises her trumpets to her lips and plays "Taps" precisely at 3 p.m.
MYSTIC — Mystic Seaport plans to reopen on May 23 with a different slant and something special for patrons and local residents.
WESTERLY — The coronavirus may have caused the opening of the Granite Theatre's 20th season to come to a screeching halt in March, but the theater's board of directors has some positive news to announce in May.
WESTERLY — If there's anyone who can make sure that National Poetry Month goes out in glory, it's Lisa Starr, the ingenious artistic director of the Arts Café Mystic.
WESTERLY — Deb Dunham is determined to keep a beloved 106-year-old tradition alive. Dunham is the chair of the Christ Church Choir’s annual May Breakfast, the oldest continuous May Breakfast in Rhode Island.
WESTERLY — What began as a 20th anniversary party for the Misquamicut Business Association has morphed into a virtual, Lollapalooza-like, three-hour online concert with four hosts and more than a dozen performers that will be shared on multiple platforms and benefit the Ocean Community Chamb…
STONINGTON — Stonington’s venerated La Grua Center will dive into the virtual world this Saturday with the debut of a new musical series designed to reconnect with longtime patrons and perhaps attract a new group of music-lovers.
WESTERLY — What do Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Jenkins, United Theatre Artistic Director Tony Nunes and lemonade have in common?
While adjusting to the new social-distancing directives in this time of Covid-19, theaters and arts organizations from Providence to New London and in between are coming up with some novel ways to stay connected and offer inspiration.
WESTERLY — Arts organizations locally and around the globe continue to make decisions and announcements in light of the coronavirus epidemic and its requisite social distancing.
WARWICK — In some forward-looking, hopeful theater news, the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre — better known as The Gamm — has announced its new season, which includes back-to-back Obie- and Tony Award-winning plays, a Rhode Island premiere, a regional premiere of two contemporary, critically a…
Theaters across the state, from Trinity Rep in Providence to the Gamm in Warwick to the Granite here in Westerly and the Contemporary in Wakefield, have announced cancellations and changes to their schedules.
MYSTIC — Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" will be performed in a whole new light this month when Mystic Dark Room ushers in spring with the family friendly favorite.
NEW LONDON — Community activist Karen Washington, the founder of New York's Rise & Root Farm, will give a talk in New London Sunday as the final program in the Yellow Farmhouse Education Center's Dandelion Series.
MASHANTUCKET — The Choir of Man, a group of singers known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” will perform at Foxwoods next month as part of their 2020 North American tour.
MYSTIC — Artist and student artist applications for the 63rd Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, scheduled to take place on Aug. 8 and 9, are currently being accepted, according to Kearney Worthington from the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, the organization that sponsors the event.
WARWICK — Ladies and gentlemen, step right up — suspend your judgments, cast away your barometers of normalcy and settle in for one wild, roller coaster of a ride. It's a spectacle alrighty, a veritable three-ring circus ... complete with guns and flags, buntings and bangs, a tricycle, a Sa…
EAST HADDAM — A new musical process at Goodspeed’s Terris Theatre, redesigned and relaunched as "The Worklight Series," will launch with "Johnny & the Devil’s Box" (May 27 to June 7), directed by Igor Goldin with book, music and lyrics by Douglas Waterbury-Tieman.
WESTERLY — Dawn Indermuele and Rick Spencer will bring their musical program, "From Seneca Falls to the 19th Amendment: Songs of American Woman Suffrage Movement," to the Westerly Library next week for a program presented by the League of Women Voters South County in partnership with the Fri…
WESTERLY — The Executive Session, a duo featuring flutist Skip McKinley and guitarist Greg Bacon, will perform Sunday at Savoy Bookshop & Café's Savoy Concert Series.
STONINGTON — Noted Turkish musicians Çağatay Akyol and Bülent Evcil will help realize a dream for the Music Matters program at La Grua Center Saturday by presenting, for the very first time, the haunting, sensual, beckoning sound of traditional Turkish music.
WESTERLY — Arlene Piacquadio and Kathleen Hemenway are this month's featured artists at Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly. The show, called “20/20 Carnevale — What a Sight!" kicks off Friday with an opening reception.
WESTERLY — Former Pawcatuck resident Thor Jensen, once the lead guitarist for the traveling rock band Quiet Life, returns to the Knick Friday with the other members of his trio, drummer Nick Anderson and bassist Ari Folman-Cohen.
PORTSMOUTH — Common Fence music will host its three-act musical event called Traditions Festival Saturday at Common Fence Arts, Wellness & Community Center.