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Lamont Jay Whittaker just finished his 330th performance as Mafala Hatimbi Jr., village chief, in the award-winning musical, “The Book of Mormon”. “We opened a year ago and … more
For the past eight years, a unique experience showcasing the stylistic versatility of the guitar has been taking place on the campus of the University of Rhode Island in Kingston and the surrounding … more
Benoni Sweet was a well-known Providence printer. He was also one of the most sought-after funambulists in the country – an expert in the historic sport of tightrope walking. Born in 1840 … more
October 5 was National Get Funky Day, which was announced on the radio as I was driving to work. They played a funky song, so I turned up the radio loud and started be-bopping to it.  Before I … more
Theatre Review by Don Fowler It is the same bare stage, the same theme and the same town of Salem as “The Good John Proctor.” Only the time has changed. We meet Becky … more
Dr. Judith Lynn Stillman came to Rhode Island “many years ago” to assume Rhode Island College’s Artisan Residence position. Judy has  put Rhode Island on the map through … more
Stargazing during the day is something most people are taught not to do, but for some that’s exactly what is in the plans for this Saturday, Oct.14, from just after noon until about 2 p.m. … more
Back in the early 80s computer and video game technology was thriving, and while the graphics and hardware may look lame to the modern eye, it was groundbreaking at the time. The digital boom of the … more
Young adults newly introduced to the professional arena may not immediately be thinking of the future when their careers will come to a close. Retirement may seem like a distant goal when it’s … more
John McDermott was a man of many talents who accomplished a great deal over the course of his career. Born in Pueblo, Colorado in 1919 and raised in Hollywood, CA, McDermott showed interest in … more
Where does the word “midwife” originate? Middle English, meaning “with women,” or someone who assists in childbirth. What is the historical context of midwives? … more
Most of Steve Sperry’s pumpkins weigh a ton — at least. These squash could squash most humans — they’re potentially murderous monstrous melons. “Giant pumpkins are … more
Those living in or traveling through Johnston, who wanted to kick back and chug down a few cold intoxicants, found what they were looking for at Luigi Margherita's Saloon. Operated out of the … more
As I have aged, I have learned a few things.  Unimportant things in the whole scheme of life, but a few things that have made my life easier. The United States Postal Service can send an … more
For the past 22 years Jack Reckmer has been directing the Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Park Zoo, and every year he brings something different to the special exhibit. Jack was … more
Along with being a great place to bring the family and check out the animals, zoos are very important when it comes to the conservation of various species. The ones that operate accordingly become a … more
20 Years Ago Cheryl Wheeler was at the East Greenwich Odeum. Tony Annicone was starring in “See How They Run” at the Newport Playhouse and directing “Murder at … more
When the Sockanosset School for Boys opened in Cranston during the 1880s, the juvenile reform facility offered numerous employment opportunities for officers, cooks and teachers. Among the officers … more
The proprietor’s a tween but her business is an infant heading toward toddlerhood. “Some parts are easy and some parts are hard,” Penelope Santos said after mixing a fresh … more
Where better to find a comfortable upscale Chinese restaurant than in Garden City’s upscale shopping center. Located at 140 Hillside Ave. in the heart of Garden City, Asia Grille offers … more
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