Jamie Coelho

Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic

We spoke with Natasha Kuchiki, who plays Mulan and Jasmine, about the upcoming show and her skating career.

Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic is coming to the Providence Dunkin’ Donuts Center Dec. 26−30. We spoke with Natasha Kuchiki, who plays Mulan and Jasmine, about the upcoming show and her skating career. Before joining Disney on Ice in 2000, she competed in three US National Championships, earned a bronze medal in the 1991 World Championships and…

Gingerbread Kits Help Families in Need

This is the fourth year that the Gracie’s team has worked with the Miriam Hospital to produce nifty gingerbread-decorating kits.

Even though they came from cookie-cutters, these gingerbread men and women will not all be the same. This is the fourth year that the Gracie’s team has worked with the Miriam Hospital to produce nifty gingerbread-decorating kits to benefit families in need. Each $8 kit comes with a gingerbread man or woman baked that same day at Ellie’s, as well as…

Throwback Thursday: Food Truck Memories

For #ThrowbackThursday, we’ll take a weekly dip into the archives to show off an image that has appeared in a past issue of Rhode Island Monthly.

Rhode Island Monthly is celebrating twenty-five years. We’ve changed a lot since 1988 (while you're here, check out our new website), and in some cases, so has the rest of the state. For #ThrowbackThursday, we’ll take a weekly dip into the archives to show off an image that has appeared in a past issue of Rhode Island Monthly. We’ll see…

More Jewelry Sales for Charity

Several local designers have organized shopping events this season that will donate a portion of sales to local non-profits.

Alex and Ani isn’t the only local jewelry company that gives back to charity. Several local designers have organized shopping events this season that will donate a portion of sales to local non-profits. Jessica Ricci Holiday Shopping Open House Where: Jessica Ricci, The Arcade, 65 Weybosset St., Providence, 215-4904 When: Thurs., Dec. 5. 5:30−7:30 p.m. What to Buy: Unusual pendants,…

Trimming the Tree

Rhode Island has a long history with Christmas trees - err, Holiday trees?

But on Block Island, there’s no dispute that the festooned, towering structure overlooking the ferry dock in Esta’s Park is a lobster pot tree. Built by island artist Harold “Turtle” Hatfield (who also built the park) out of still-functioning traps borrowed from local lobsterman and restaurateur Freddy Howarth, the sculpture is bedecked with multicolored LED lights, colorful buoys found on…

Fashion Finder

A Providence stylemaker runs a thrifty business.

Jay Davani has been thrifting her whole life. She moved to the United States from Iran after the Revolution with her family when she was two years old, and they came over with just one suitcase. “My mother has always been super-thrifty, cutting coupons, shopping discount stores and sales. We never bought things full price. She instilled it in me.”…

Farm-to-Table Feast for a Friend in Need

Wildwood Catering is hosting a pop-up meal at UMelt for $50 per person to help out a family friend who was horrifically injured after saving her four-year-old son’s life.

Satisfy your hunger and help a great cause this Fri., Nov. 8 with a four-course, farm-to-table dinner from Wildwood Catering. Jessica Wood and her husband, Ben, owners of Wildwood Catering, are hosting a pop-up meal at UMelt at 5 p.m. for $50 per person to help out a family friend who was horrifically injured after saving her four-year-old son’s life….

Sons of the Prophet Finds Solace in Sorrow

Joseph Douaihy (Jed Hancock-Brainerd) has been dealt a hard hand in life, and although he and his family are suffering, they learn to look on the bright side of things.

Bad things seem to happen in threes. I don’t know if that’s because we look for things to go wrong, or because there's some kind of prophecy that balances the universe. In Stephen Karam's Sons of the Prophet, now playing at 2nd Story Theatre’s new DownStage theater, Joseph Douaihy (Jed Hancock-Brainerd) has been dealt a hard hand in life. Bad things…

Last Chance Fall Fun

The temperature may be turning chilly, but there’s still time to enjoy the great outdoors.

The temperature may be turning chilly, but there’s still time to enjoy the great outdoors before winter sets in. Whether it’s a trip to your local farm to bring home late-fall’s bounty, or a bike ride or walk along Rhode Island’s many paths or trails, be sure to get out there this weekend before it’s too late. Walk or Bike…

PPAC's Ghost is a Technological Wonder

The special effects throughout the musical are also some of the best I’ve seen at PPAC to date.

Patrick Swayze is so proud. I know, because he was sitting next to me (in spirit) last night at Providence Performing Arts Center at opening night of Ghost: The Musical. From the songs and acting to the set design and never-before-seen effects, Swayze kept telling me the production is spectacular in every way. I agree. I saw the movie for…