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Review By DON FOWLER Francisco Noya has been the resident conductor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic for the past 22 years. Among his many responsibilities is the unheralded task of learning every score that is part of the orchestra's monthly concerts, more
By DON FOWLER Veterans Memorial Auditorium was rocking last week as over 12,000 third, fourth and fifth graders from around the state performed with the Rhode Island Philharmonic in the eighth annual Link Up concert program. Cranston students from more
By ROB DUGUAY There's a special dynamic when the frontperson from a band plays a solo show. It's an opportunity to see a song stripped down to its acoustic structure while experiencing a completely different take on it. Sometimes, a particular song might more
Gary Lynch began his acting career while a student at Cranston High School East, starring in “Oklahoma!,” which was directed by Donald Babbit. The Cranston native was also quarterback of the … more
By DON FOWLER I know exactly where I'm going to be this Labor Day weekend. The same place I've been since Chuck Wentworth started sponsoring the best music festival in Rhode Island 22 years ago. The Rhythm and Roots Festival returns once again to more
Following on the heels of Epic Theatre Company’s “Charlotte’s Web,” Kevin Broccoli has chosen Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic children’s book, The Secret Garden, to end his summer … more
By ROB DUGUAY From a spectator's point of view, Seven Hats Parade from Cranston have a fairly normal setup for a band. Sean La Porte and Justin Sacco serve as the rhythm section on drums and bass, while Steven Sacco and Dan Palmisciano play off each more
The executive committee of Trinity Rep's Board of Trustees, under the leadership of Board Chair Suzanne Magaziner, announces the renewal and extension of Executive Director Tom Parrish's contract through the 2022-23 Season. As executive director, Parrish more
A keyboardist or a pianist can transform a relatively average sounding band into a full-fledged sonic arsenal. The way the instrument adds to the music's groove, tone and structure is fantastic. more
Theatre Review By DON FOWLER They just don't make 'em like they used to! Bill Hanney's Theatre-by-the-Sea has brought back one of the great musicals of all time and given it a sumptuous showing, filled with great songs, dance routines, costumes and a more
By ROB DUGUAY It's not uncommon in Providence's music scene for a drummer to be involved in multiple bands. When a musician shows talent behind the drum kit, word gets out and the offers start coming in to help start a new band or join an established more
Theatre-by-the-Sea closed its summer season with “Dames at Sea,” which featured Rhode Islander Jena Barrette.Cape Bretton fiddler Natalie MacMaster headlined the annual Rhythm and Roots … more
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