Casey Nilsson

Celebrate Recovery the Rhody Way

Five-K, BBQ, balloon animals or yoga, anyone?

Rhode Island’s recovery community is a vivacious one. The Phoenix House, which offers an array of substance abuse prevention and treatment services, is channeling that celebratory spirit for Run! Walk! Ride! — For the Health of It! a family-friendly day this Saturday in sunny South County. Here’s more: WHO: Everybody. The public is invited to celebrate life, health, wellness and…

Nerd Alert: A Typewriter Orchestra is Coming to PVD

Hear clacking odes to the Underwood at RISD's free Design the Night event on Thursday.

It's meant to be satirical, but we're taking it very, very seriously. The Boston Typewriter Orchestra is headed to RISD Museum on Thursday night for two (yes, two, you have no excuse) free performances filled with the sweetest dings, zips, chika-chiks and clacks you could imagine. Here's a little taste of their sound: The Revolution Will Be Typewritten by The…

"And on the Seventh Day You Can Lay in the Morning Sun"

Local musician Dave Lamb of Brown Bird lost his battle against leukemia on Saturday.

With palpable sadness, the music community mourned the loss of a beloved multi-instrumentalist from Rhode Island. Brown Bird's talented David Lamb, thirty-six, who resided in Warren with his wife and band mate MorganEve Swain, passed away on Saturday afternoon after a valiant yearlong battle against leukemia. MorganEve posted this message to fans on Facebook: Over the past year, and especially…

Saving Fort Foreclosure

Help a local artist stay put in Warren.

To the dual citizens of Rhode Island’s art and music worlds, William Schaff is a household name. The Warren artist's folkloric and darkly whimsical work is on view at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River through early May, and he also created the album art for Brown Bird’s Salt for Salt and Fits of Reason. The band,…

The Resurrection of Nancy Elizabeth Prophet

A black female sculptor from Warwick died penniless and without recognition. The RIBHS and RICH hope to change that.

A Warwick maid-turned-RISD student, a Parisian sculptor, an honorary member of the Newport Art Association, a college art instructor, a maid once more, living in poverty before her death by heart attack: it’s hard to believe one life could contain such multitudes. Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, an African American sculptor from Rhode Island who was born in 1890 and died in…

Swordfights, Gore and Greed

Shakespeare’s Macbeth gets stripped down at Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket.

A heroic leader reaches for greatness but falls as a bloodthirsty, paranoid tyrant. It’s happened in our world before — really, we’re all capable of it — and it could happen again. That’s the message director Fred Sullivan Jr. sends with his seventh Shakespearean production at the Gamm, onstage through mid-April. Sullivan’s Macbeth juxtaposes the Bard’s elegant prose against a…

Paul Revere, Patriot and Tea-Potter

The Newport Historical Society recently rediscovered an artifact crafted by our favorite Tea Party host.

It's certainly not new, but it's new to us: A Newport Historical Society staffer recently rediscovered a stunning rococo-style teapot crafted by our very favorite tea party host, Paul Revere. The silver pot, which was donated in 1998 by Frances Raymond but was boxed away, looks just like the beauty Revere handles in the famous 1798 portrait by John Singleton…

St. Paddy's Day Style

Don your best green gear and head to Smith Hill for an Irish heritage celebration.

Last week's early bird St. Patrick's Parade in Pawtucket felt a little too much like winter, but Providence's annual five-kilometer race and parade, scheduled for this Saturday, March 8, should be downright spring-like with temps in the high forties and clear skies all day. Now you have to go. Grab a prime spot on Smith Hill and watch as scores…

Forty Years of Photographs

Newport photographer Peter Sweet showcases his body of work at (gallerie ellipsis).

Peter Sweet is bringing the world to Newport in his forthcoming (gallerie ellipsis) exhibition, "Passing Through: Forty Years of Photographs." The local photographer's work, shot in far-flung locales, includes prints from Kodachrome and Ektachrome slides and digital images, all of which are one of a kind and will not be reproduced. The opening night is scheduled for this Thursday, February…

Oliver! is Impressively Produced

Theater buffs won’t want to miss Trinity Rep’s take on this familiar tale.

Forget the syrupy, just-for-kids musical you caught off Broadway. Trinity Repertory Company’s Oliver!, directed and choreographed by husband-wife team Richard and Sharon Jenkins (yes, that Richard Jenkins), is campy yet covered in soot — just the way Dickens would want it. Trinity Rep is staging Lionel Bart’s award-winning adaptation and, at nearly sixty years old, the plot still resonates. You…